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Trumbull And Chandler

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In the Sonate on the 15th int. Mr. Triiinbull rose to a personal oxplanation, and sont to the desk to be read im ixriot trom a Washington letter to the Bepublican Banncr, pubhshrd in Michigan, oharging that Senator TrumbuU had pocketod a $10,00(J fea in the MoArdle caso in tho Suprema Court, having been emploj'tíd for the United States by Presiden f. Johnson, and further that his vote on tho impeachment trial was influenood by that fee, and calling for an investiga tion into the matter by tho Senate. Mr. Tnnnbull suid that during sevonteen years' service in tho Senato he liad not before risen to a personal oxplunation, although ho had often boen ruisrepresented and calumnia.ted. He denounced the charge as malicious and preposterous. Ho producod letters showing that he was eniployerl, not by Johnson, but by Secretary Stanton and General Grant, two months before the articles of impeachment were prepared, and that tho fuo was fixed by Socretary Stanton. no argued that employment in the matter was perfectly logal and proper. He charged that the letter was written by a man in tho omploy of tho government, and intimated that tho chargo had been made for the purpose of injuring him becauso ho was hostilo to the infliience by which the man was kopt in office. Ho also referred to the rosolution offorod by Mr. Chandler somo time ago for an inquiry whether any Senator had taken a feefrom tho United States contrary to law, and said that when tho authors of theso slauders disoovered that ho had been employed by Grant, instead of Johnson, thoy would not ask again for an investigation, but ike slimy snakes would crawl to their Öms. Mr. Chandler replied. He donied that 10 had ever thought that Mr. Trumbull tod boen employed by Johnson, and snid hat the object was to ascertain whether t Benator bad violatod the luw. lie still iiliiivcd that he had done so, and as to Mr. Trurabull's personal allusioH to him, 10 hnrlod back the sliuio xipon its slimy o-irce, '1 he Vice-Prosident callcd Mr. Ckandlpr to order. JVtr. Chand'er apologixod to the Sonate.


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