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tion in cases of impeachment must be removal from office, and inas-
much as a person not holding an office cannot be removed from office,
therefore for want of any constitutional authority the Senate of
the United States cannot tiy a citizen of the United States on articles
of impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors he not holding a
civil office at the time of the impeachment. Believing that I am
not required to pronounce on the facts as a judge without jurisdic-
tion to try the case, I vote " not guilty."

The Secretary. Mr. McCreery.

Mr. McCREERY rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator McCreery, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article f

Mr. McCREERY. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. McDonald.

Mr. Mcdonald rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator McDonald, how say
youT Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as cliargcd in this article t



Mr. Mcdonald. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. McMillan.

Mr. McMillan rose.

The PRESIDENT pi*o tempore. Mr. Senator McMillan, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article t

Mr. McMillan. Not guUty, for want of jurisdiction.

The Secretary. Mr. Maxey.

No response.
. The Secretary. Mr. Merrimon.

Mr. MERRIMON rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Merrimon, how say
you t Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article f

Mr. MERRIMON. GuUty.

The Secretary. Mr. Mitchell.

Mr. MITCHELL rose.

The PRESIDENTpro tempore. Mr. Senator Mttchell, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, ffuilty or not guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article f

Mr. MITCHELL. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Morrill.

Mr. MORRILL rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Morrill, how say you f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article t

Mr. MORRILL. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Morton.

No response.

Mr. SHERMAN. I regret to say that the Senator from Indiana
[Mr. Morton] fell in his cominitt«e-room not long since and is now
suffering severe pain, or he would be present to voto. He has requested
me to make this announcement to tne Senate, hoping that he will be
present before the close of the vote.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore^ (to the Secretary.) Call the next.

The Secretary. Mr. Norwood.

Mr. NORWOOD rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Norwood, how say
you t Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, ^ilty or not guilty of
high crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article f

Mr. NORWOOD. GuUty.

The Secretary. Mr. Oolesdy.

Mr. OGLESBY rose.

The PRESIDENTpw tempore. Mr. Senator Oglesdy, how say yon f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article t

Mr. OGLESBY. The question of jurisdiction in this case raised by
the pleadings having been settled by the Senate, though adversely to
my understanding of the Constitution, nothing is left but to pass
upon the proofe under each article. As I do not enterta/n a reasona-
ble doubt of guilt under this article, my vote is "guilty."

The Secretary. Mr. Paddock.

Mr. PADDOCK rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Paddock, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, ^Ity or not guilty of
nigh crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article T

Mr. PADDOCK. Having once voted against jurisdiction in this
case I cannot now vote for the conviction of the respondent, who, in
my opinion, is not amenable to this court. Absence of authority to
hold the accused when impeached, he being then as now a private
citizen and in no sense a civil officer of the United States, continues
throughout until final judgment, and I vote now as then, for want
of Jurisdiction, " not guilty."

The Secretary. Mr. Patterson.

Mr. PATTERSON rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Patterson, how say
you t Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article f

Mr. PATTERSON. On the jurisdictional inquiry I have no great
difficulty. But because, as I understand it, a conviction is asked
under this article for bribery as defined Vy the etatnte^ as by that stat-
ute the accused must have received, asked, or accepted the money or
other thing with intent to have Ma decision or action on some queetiony
matter, cause, or proceeding influenced therehyj and as the testimony so
far from satisfying me of this cardinal fact, thie intent, this influence,
the very pivot or hinge upon which the whole offense of bribery
turns, beyond a reasonable doubt, is quite wanting in everything like
directness and force or any approach to conclusiveness, (and I am not
called upon to go beyond this,) I feel bound to vote " not guiliy.^'

The Secretary. Mr. Randolph.

Mr. RANDOLPH rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Randolph, how say
youf Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article f

Mr. RANDOLPH. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Ransom.

Mr. RANSOM rose.

The PRESIDENTpro tempore. Mr. Senator Ransom, how say you f
Is the respondent^ William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of high
crimes ana misdemeanors as charged in this article f



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Mr. RANSOM. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Robertson.

Mr. ROBERTSON rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Robertson, how say
youT Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, ^ilty or not guilty of
nigh crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article t

Mr. ROBERTSON. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Sargent.

Mr. SARGENT rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Sargent, how say you f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of high
crimes and misdemeaners as charged in this article t

Mr. SARGENT. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Saulsbury.

Mr. SAULSBURY rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Saulsbury, how say
you T Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article t

Mr. SAULSBURY. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Sharon.

No response.

The Secretary. Mr. Sherman.

Mr. SHERMAN rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Sherman, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article!

Mr. SHERMAN. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Spencer.

Mr. SPENCER rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Spencer, how say
you T Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article f

Mr. SPENCER. Believing that the Senate has no jurisdiction and
that the entire proceedings are void, I vote "not guilty" on that
ground.

The Secretary. Mr. Stevenson.

Mr. STEVENSON rose.

The PRESIDENT vro tempore. Mr. Senator Stevenson, how say
yonf Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as charged m this article f

Mr. STEVENSON. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Thurman.

Mr. THURMAN rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Thurwean, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, piilty or not guilty of
high crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article T

Mr. THURMAN. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Wadleigh.

Mr. WADLEIGH rose.

The PRESIDENT wro tempore, Mr. Senator Wadleigh, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as charged m this article t

Mr. WADLEIGH. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Wallace.

Mr. WALLACE rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Wallace, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of high crimes and misdemeanors as charged m this article f

Mr. WALLACE. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. West.

Mr. WEST rose.

The PRESIDENT t^o tempore, Mr. Senator West, how say you f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article T

Mrw WEST. Believing that the Senate has jurisdiction of the trial
of impeachments only in the case of a civil officer, and not of a pri-
vate citizen, I vote '^ not guilty '' on that ground.

The Secretary. Mr. Whyte.

Mr. Whyte rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Whyte, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article T

Mr. WHYTE. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Windom.

Mr. Windom rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Windom, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article f

Mr. WINDOM. For lack of jurisdiction, and without expressing
any opinion upon the evidence, I answer "not guilty."

The Secretary. Mr. Withers.

Mr. WITHERS rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Withers, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors as charged in this article f

Mr. WITHERS. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Wright.

Mr. WRIGHT rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Wright, how say you T



Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of high
crimes and misdemeanors as charged intuis article t

Mr. WRIGHT. Mr. President, for reasons stated when the juris-
dictional inquiry was before us, I have no difficulty upon that point.
If I had, I should feel that the resolve of the Senate had settled it for
me in the present attitude of this case, and that it must so remain
until reversed or set aside ; but because, as I underst>and it, a convic-
tion under this article is asked for bribery as defined by the statute,
as by that statute the accused must have received, asked, or accoptep
the money or other thing with antent to have his decision or action
on some question, matter, cause, or proceeding influenced thereby,
and as the testimony so far from satisfying me of this cardinal fact,
this intent, this influence, the very pivot or hinge on which the whole
offense of bribery tums~I say because it does not satisfy me upon
this point beyond a reasonable doubt, and because it is quite wanting
in everything like directness and force or any approach to conclu-
siveness, (and I am not called to go beyond this,) I feel bound to vote
'^ not guilty.'' My grounds for this conclusion I shall state more at
length in the briei opinion which I shall file under the rule.

Mr. COCKRELL. Mr. President, I desire to state that my col-
league, Mr. Bogy, is detained at home in consequence of the death of
his daughter.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Secretary will read the names
of those voting.

The Secreta^ read the names of those voting guilty, and not guilty,
as follows : .

GUTLTY— Messrs. Bayard, Booth, Cameron of Pennsylvania, Cockrell» Cooper,
Davis, Dawes, Dennis, Edmonds, Gordon. Hamilton, Harvey. Hitohcook, Kelly,
Eernan. Key, McCreery, Id cDonald, Merrimon, Mitchell, Morrill, Norwood, O^cles-
by, Randolpn. Ransom, Robertson, sarffont, Saalsbury, Shei-man, Stevenson, Thur-
man, Wadleigh, Wallace, Whyte, and withers— 35.

NOT GtriLTT—Messrs. AllisoD, Anthony, Boutwoll, Brace. Cameron of Wiscon-
sin, ChristiaDoy, Conklin?, Conover, Craein, Dorsey, Eaton. Ferry, Frelinghnyacn,
Hamlin, Howe, Ingalls, Jones of Nevada, Logan, MoMiUaD, Paddock, Patterson,
Spencer, W«)st, Windom, and Wright^25.

Mr. CONKLING. I inquire whether one additional member of the
Senate was not present and so announced T

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. He was, but did not vote. On this
article 35 Senators vote "guilty" and 25 Senators vote "not guilty,"
and one has declined to vote. Two-thirds of the members present
not sustaining the first article, the respondent is acquitted upon tliis
article. The Secretary will read the next article. .

The Secretary read article 2, as follows :

Abticli IL

That said William W. Belknap, while he was in office as Secretary of War of
the United States of America, old, at the city of WashinG^ton. lu the Distiict of
Columbia, on tiie 4tb day of November, 1873, willfully, corruptly, aud unlawfully
take and receive from one Caleb P. Marsh the sum of «1,500, in consideration that
he would continue to permit one John S. Evans co maintain a trading establiMhniont
at Fort Sill, a military post of the United States, which said establishment said
Belknap, as Secretary of War as aforesaid, was authorized by law to permit to be
maintained at said military post, and which the said Evans hail been before that
time appointed by said Belknap to maintain; and that said Belknap, as Secn^tary
of War as aforesaid, for said consideration, did corruptly permit the said E\-ans to
continue to maintain the said trading establishment at said mllltarypost And so
the said Belknap was thereby guilty, while he was Secretary of war, of a high
misdemeanor in nis said office.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Secretary will call the roll of
Senators alphabetically.

The Secretary. Mr. Alcorn.

No response.

The Secretary. Mr. Alijson.

Mr. ALLISON rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Allison, how say you T
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. ALLISON. Mr. President, I answer "not guilty; " basing my
vote upon this article on the same ground that I stated in regard
to the first article, namely, that Mr. Belknap when impeached by the
House of Representatives was a priv{bt« citizen and not a civil officer
of the United States within the meaning of the Constitution.

The Secretary. Mr. Anthony. •

Mr. ANTHONY rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Anthony, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of a high misdemeanor as charged in this article T

Mr. ANTHONY. Believing that the respondent was not a civil
officer of the United States, and was noc liable to impeachment when
impeachment was voted by the House of Representatives, I say "not
guilty."

The Secretary. Mr. Barnum.

No response.

The Secretary. Mr. Bayard.

Mr. BAYARD rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Bayard, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W: Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article i

Mr. BAYARD. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Bogy.

No response.

The Secretary. Mr. Booth.

Mr. BOOTH rose.



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The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Booth, how say yon t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, gnilty or not gnilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article t

Mr. BOOTH. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Boutwbll.

Mr. BOUTWELL rose.

The PRESIDENT pro Umpore. Mr. Senator Boutwell, how say
yon t Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of a high misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. BOUTWELL. I say " not guilty," and for the reasons stated in
oonneotion with my vote upon the charges contained in the first
article.

The Secretary. Mr. Bruce.

Mr. BRUCE rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Bruce, how say you T
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article 7

Mr. BRUCE. For the reasons already stated on the first article, I
answer " not guilty."

The Secretary. Mr. Burnside.

No response.

The Secretary. Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania.

Mr. CAMERON, of Pennsylvania, rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Caheron, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of
a high misdemeanor as charged in this article t

Mr. CAMERON, of Pennsylvania. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Cameron, of Wisconsin.

Mr. CAMERON, of Wisconsin, rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Cameron, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or n Dt guilty of
a hi^h misdemeanor as charged in this article T

Mr. CAMERON, of Wisconsin, Not gnilty, for want of j nrisdiction.

The Secretary. Mr. Christiancy.

Mr. CHRISTIANCY rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tem^e. Mr. Senator Christiancy, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of
a high misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. CHRISTIANCY. For the reasons I have stated ahready in re-
gard to the first article, I say "not guilty."

The Secretary. Mr. Clayton.

No response.

The Secretary. Mr. Cocerbll.

Mr. COCKRELL rose.

The PRESIDENT pi'o tempore. Mr. Senator Cockrell, how say yon f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. COCKRELL. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Conkling.

Mr. CONKLING rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Conkling, how say you f
Is the respondent. William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a nigh
misdemeanor as cnarged in this article 7

Mr. CONKLING. ^ This impeachment being against a private citi-
zen, who holds no civil office and held none when impeached, the Con-
stitution, as I understand it, does not tolerate such a proceeding, and
therefore I vote ''not guilty," not being permitted, owing toa chan^
in the standing rules of the Senate made yesterday by twenty-six
Senators, to express in any other way my Judgment that the whole
proceeding is void.

The Secretary. Mr. Conovbr.

Mr. CONOVER rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Conovbr, how say you f
Is the respondent. William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as cnarged in this article t

Mr. CONOVER. Not guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Cooper.

Mr. COOPER rose.

The PRESIDENT wro tempore. Mr. Senator Cooper, how say yon f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, gnilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as cnarged in this article T

Mr. COOPER. GuUty.

The Secretary. Mr. Cragin.

Mr. CRAGIN rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Cragin, how say youf
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. CRAGIN. Without attempting to decide whether the charges
against William W. Belknap as contained in this article are proven
or not proven, I vote " not guilty," for the same reasons that I gave for
my vote upon the first article.

The Secretary. Mr. Davis.

Mr. DAVIS rose.

The PRESIDENTpro tempore, Mr. Senator Davis, how say you f
Is the respondent. William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as cnarged in this article f

Mr. DAVIS. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Dawes.

Mr. DAWES rose.

The PRESIDENT jwo tempore, Mr. Senator Dawes, how say yout



Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of the
high misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. DAWES. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Dennis.

Mr. DENNIS rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Dennis, how say yon t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a
high misdemeanor as charged in this article?

Mr. DENNIS. GuUty.

The Secretary. Mr. Dorsby.

Mr. DORSEY rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Dorsey, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, gnilty or not guilty of a'
high misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. DORSEY. For the reasons already assigned, I vote " not guilty.'

The Secretary. Mr. Eaton.

Mr. EATON rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Eaton, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not gnilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. EATON. Not gnilty, for the reasons which I gave as govem-
ingmy vote upon the first of these articles.

The Secretary. Mr. Edmunds.

Mr. EDMUNDS rose.

T>he PRESIDENTpro tempore, Mr. Senator Edmunds, how say yon f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article T

Mr. EDMUNDS. Gnilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Ferry.

Mr. FERRY rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Ferry, how say yout
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article t

Mr. FERRY. Not gnilty, for the same reasons upon which I based
my conclusion in connection with the first article.

The Secretary. Mr. Freunghuysen.

Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Frelinghuysen, how
say you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of a high misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. For the reasons I have given in response
to the first article and for the reason stated in my opinion which is
in the record, " not guilty."

The Secretary. Mr. Goldthwaitb.

No response.

The Secretary. Mr. Gordon.

Mr. GORDON rose.

The PRESIDENT ^o tempore, Mr. Senator Gordon, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, gnilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. GORDON. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Hamilton.

Mr. HAMILTON rose.

The PRESIDENT mo tempore, Mr. Senator Hamilton, how say
you t Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty
of a high misdemeanor as charged in this article T

Mr. HAMILTON. GuUty.

The Secretary. Mr. Hamun.

Mr. HAMLIN rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Hamlin, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, gnilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. HAMLIN. For the same reasons which I gave upon the first
article, I vote " not guilty."

The Secretary. Mr. Harvey.

Mr. HARVEY rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Harvey, how^ay you f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, gnilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. HARVEY. For the same reasons stated for my vote on the
first article, I vote on this article *^ guilty."

The Secretary. Mr. Hitchcock.

Mr. HITCHCOCK rose.

The PRESIDENT »ro tempore, Mr. Senator Hitchcock, how say
you t Is the responaent, William W. Belknap, gnilty or not gnilty
of a high misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. HITCHCOCK. Guilty.

The Secretary. Mr. Howe.

Mr. HOWE rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Hows, how say yout
Is the respondent. William W. Belknap, gnilty or not gnilty of a high
misdemeanor as cnarged in this article f

Mr. HOWE. NotguUty.

The Secretary. Mr. Ingalls.

Mr. INGALLS rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Mr. Senator Ingalls, how say youf
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. INGALLS. Upon the grounds previously assigned in my re-
sponse to the first article, I answer "not gnilty.''



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Th6 Secretary. Mr. Johnston.
No response.

The Secretary. Mr. Jones, of Florida.
No response.

The Secretary. Mr. Jones, of Nevada.
Mr. JONES, of Nevada, rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Jones, how say yon t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article T
Mr. JONES, of Nevada. Not guilty.
The Secretary. Mr. Kelly.
Mr. KELLY rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Kelly, how say you t
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article t
Mr. KELLY. Guilty.
The Secretary. Mr. Ksrnan.
Mr. KERNAN rose.

The PRESIDENTpro tempore, Mr. Senator Kernan, how say you f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f
Mr. KERNAN. Guilty.
The Secretary. Mr. Key.
Mr. KEY rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator Key, how say you f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f
Mr. KEY. Guilty.
The Secretary. Mr. Logan.
Mr. LOGAN rose.

The PRESIDENTpro tempore. Mr. Senator Logan, how say you f
Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty of a high
misdemeanor as charged in this article f

Mr. LOGAN. Mr. President, for the same reasons I stated for my
vote on the tirst article, and believing that this proceeding asainst a
private citizen is fraught with great danger in setting a precedent for
the unlawful exercise of power in the future, I vote "not guilty."
The Secretary. Mr. mcCreery.
Mr. McGREERY rose.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore, Mr. Senator McCreery, how say
you f Is the respondent, William W. Belknap, guilty or not guilty



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