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CHAPTER VIII.

THE SECOND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.

FIRST REGULAR ELECTION—GOVERNOR GOODWIN

ELECTED DELEGATE TO CONGRESS-SECRETARY
McCORMICK SUCCEEDS GOODWIN AS Gov-
ERNOR—MEMBERS OF LEGISLATURE—CONVEN-
ING OF LEGISLATURE-MESSAGE OF ACTING
GOVERNOR— CREATION OF COUNTY OF PAH-
UTE-RESOLUTION OF LEGISLATURE REGARD-
ING DEATH OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN-RESOLU-
TION OF LEGISLATURE REGARDING TERMINA-
TION OF CIVIL WAR — SETTLERS IN

— AND AROUND PRESCOTT ASSESS OWN PROPERTY FOR TAXATION REPORT OF FIRST TREASURER

OF TERRITORY—POPULATION. The first regular election in the Territory was held in September, 1864. At this election John N. Goodwin, C. D. Poston, and Joseph P. Allyn, were candidates for Delegate to Congress. The vote was as follows:

J. N. Goodwin. C. D. Poston. Joseph P. Allyn.

Counties.

Yavapai
Mohave
Yuma
Pima

Union
409
80
56
162

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Total

707

260

381

Poston declared that the election of Goodwin was secured through a combination of the military and Federal authorities of the Territory, and proposed to contest the seat of Governor Goodwin in Congress, but this idea he abandoned although there may have been some truth in his charge.

Poston served as Delegate for three months during the session of 1862-65, and the record of

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his activities is given in a preceding chapter. Governor John N. Goodwin was sworn in as Delegate on March 4th, 1865, and served until March 3rd, 1867, but it appears that he was still Governor of the Territory until April 10th, 1866, when Secretary R. C. McCormick succeeded him. Whether he drew salary as Governor and as Delegate does not appear.

The following were elected members of the second Legislative Assembly of the Territory at this general election:

60

COUNCIL.*
Name.
Residence. Occupation. Age.

Where Born.
Yavapai County:
Henry A. Bigelow, Wickenburg, Miner

32 Massachusetts. King S. Woolsey, Agua Fria Ranch,

33 Alabama. Robert W. Groom, Prescott,

41 Kentucky.
Mohave County:
William H. Hardy, Hardyville, Merchant 43 New York.

Yuma County:
Manuel Ravena,
La Paz,

49 Italy.
Pima County:
Coles Bashford, Tucson,

Lawyer

48 New York. Francisco S. Leon,

Farmer

43 Arizona. Patrick H. Dunne,

Printer

41 Maine.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.*
Name.

Residence, Occupation. Age. Where Born.
Yavapai County:
James S. Giles, Prescott,

29 Delaware. Jackson McCrackin, Lynx Creek, Miner

37 South Carolina. Daniel Ellis, Turkey Creek,

27 Kentucky. James O. Robertson, Big Bug,

28 Tennessee.
Mohave County:
Octavius D. Gass, Callville,

Ranchero 37 Ohio.
Converse W. C.
Rowell,
Hardyville, Lawyer

35 Vermont.
Yuma County:
Peter Doll,

La Paz,

Miner

40 Germany. Alexander McKey,

38 Kentucky. William K. Hen. inger,

47 Virginia. Pima County: Daniel H. Stickney, Cababi,

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53 Massachusetts.

*Messrs. Leon and Dunne, and a member of the Council chosen from Pima County, in place of Mr. Aldrich, resigned, and eight members of the House from that county, names not reported, did not attend the session.

The Second Legislative Assembly convened in Prescott on the 6th day of December, 1865, and remained in session twenty-four days. Secretary R. C. McCormick was acting governor at the time and in his message to the Assembly said, in reference to agriculture and stock-raising:

"I cannot too strongly urge you to encourage the pursuit of agriculture. It has been a common impression without the Territory that, while our mineral lands were exceedingly rich and extensive, we were quite destitute of arable acres, and could never raise meat and bread, even sufficient for a limited population. This has arisen from the persistent misrepresentations under which Arizona has suffered. It is now known that no mineral territory has a better proportion of tillable and pastoral lands, while the climate, saving in the extreme altitudes, is such as to promote the luxuriant growth of all cereals, vegetables and fruits. For cattle and sheep the grass of the valleys, plains and foothills is nourishing at all seasons, and it is the opinion of herdsmen of wide observation, that no better grazing country has ever been found. Mining, however rich the placers or the quartz, can seldom be made lucrative where provisions have to be supplied from a distance. The plow and the sickle must keep company with the pick and the mill; and here, where in almost every instance we have in close proximity to the mines, valleys easy to irrigate, and of the richest soil, the work of the gardener and the farmer cannot fail to prove profitable, and should not be neglected. The experiments of the settlers eastward from Prescott, upon the Verde, and at

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