April 2, 1867


As Congress adjourns, final talk of impeachment of President Johnson settles down. Unless something extraordinary occurs, no talk of impeachment will occur again until adjournment in December.


Congress has adjourned, and the people breathe more freely. The adjournment was announced to be until July, but it is claimed by the moderate men as an adjournment until December, unless something unforeseen of a very extraordinary character shall induce them to reassemble. The impeachment project is virtually abandoned, and it was a knowledge of this fact that so angered Messrs. Schenck, Boutwell, Butler, and men of a like way of thinking, when they found that the adjournment was inevitable.
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