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those whose homes have been made desolate, and our gratitude to Almighty God for his protection in the trying hour.

“RESOLVED, That in the present Executive of the United States we recognize the patriot and the statesman-one worthy to occupy the high position once filled by the Father of his Country, and we pledge to him a faithful and unswerving support in the plan of reconstruction so successfully inaugurated by him in the southern States.

“RESOLVED, That we see exemplified in Lieutenant-General Ulysses S. Grant, the highest type of the heroic soldier, the patriot and gentleman-one upon whose brow may justly rest the palm of virtue, entwined with the laurel wreath, and that we claim, with grateful pride, our share of the glory which he has shed upon the American arms.

“RESOLVED, That to the gallant soldiers who have so nobly and gloriously fought in defense of their country and its liberties, in the trying contest just ended, we tender our grateful admiration and praise, and bespeak for them honorable distinction in the walks of civil life.

RESOLVED, That these resolutions be spread upon the journals of both houses, and that copies thereof be sent, one to the President of the United States, one to Lieutenant-Colonel Ulysses S. Grant, and one to each House of Congress of the United States."

A resolution was also passed thanking the Honorable Samuel Adams, and Captain Thomas Trueworthy for the energy displayed by them in opening up the navigation of the Colorado River.

Among the Memorials to Congress was one asking for an appropriation to improve the navigation of the Colorado River; one asking Congress to give a land grant to the La Paz and Prescott Railway Company to assist that company in the construction of a railroad from La Paz on the Colorado River to Prescott, the capitol of the Territory; one asking that the benefit of the act of Congress approved July 2nd, 1862, in reference to the agricultural and mechanical colleges be extended to Arizona and other territories of the United States; one asking that a separate land district be created for the Territory of Arizona; that the office of surveyorgeneral be created, and that a survey of the public land of the territory be made; one asking that a reservation for the Yavapai, Pah-Ute and Wallapai Indians, and for the friendly Apaches, be fixed upon the lower Gila, and that the military force in the territory be increased.

On the authority of Judge E. W. Wells, of Prescott, the statement is made that after the organization of the territory in 1863, and the appointment of the territorial treasurer, the settlers and residents in and around Prescott made a list of their taxable property and its value, upon which they paid taxes. The first instance I know of where taxpayers, outside of corporations, were permitted to place a valuation upon their holdings and pay the taxes thereon. Arizonans, however, at that time, were patriotic, and were pleased with the prospect of having some semblance of civil government, so it can be stated, I think very truthfully, that there was no disposition on the part of

those of American birth to in any way evade the payment of taxes.

In November, 1865, John T. Alsap, first treasurer of the territory, made his report to the Governor, in which he stated that two hundred and seventy-four dollars of taxes had been paid by Pima County; forty dollars paid by Mohave county; nothing paid by Yuma county, and eight hundred and forty-one dollars paid by Yavapai county. Pima county had the largest population. Yuma county had La Paz, the principal town in the territory, with large commercial establishments, etc. The treasurer, under date of February, 1866, issued a circular to county treasurers urging prompt payment of territorial taxes, and, in default thereof, threatened to commence legal proceedings, which probably had the effect of increasing the revenues of the territory, and also of the counties. It is a remarkable fact that the Second Legislature passed no appropriation bill, its expenses being limited to the appropriation made by Congress.

In 1866 a census was made of the Territory and reported to the Governor. According to the “Miner,” of June 27th, 1866, the population of the Territory, by counties, was as follows: Pima County

.2115 Yuma County

810 Mohave County

448 Pab-Ute County

541 Yavapai County

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CHAPTER IX.
THE THIRD LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.
ELECTION OF DELEGATE TO CONGRESS AND

MEMBERS OF TERRITORIAL LEGISLATURE
MEMBERS OF THIRD LEGISLATURE — RESIG-
NATION OF MARSHALL DUFFIELD-HIS REC-
ORD-MESSAGE OF THE GOVERNOR TO THE
LEGISLATURE-DELEGATE GOODWIN'S ACTIV-
ITIES IN CONGRESS HIS SPEECH IN CON-
GRESS ON THE ANNEXATION OF THE COUNTY
OF PAH-UTE TO NEVADA—MEASURES PASSED
BY THE THIRD LEGISLATURE-RESOLUTION
ADOPTED AUTHORIZING ATTORNEY GENERAL
TO SETTLE WITH W. S. OURY FOR ARMS
PRESUMABLY TURNED OVER TO MEXICANS
CAPTAIN

CALDERWOOD'S STORY-LEGISLA-
TURE ADOPTS RESOLUTION THANKING ARI-
ZONA VOLUNTEERS FOR SERVICES - MEMORI-
ALIZES CONGRESS TO REPEAL ACT GIVING
NEVADA THE COUNTY OF PAH-UTE AND
PART OF COUNTY OF MOHAVE-PETITION
CONGRESS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF MAIL
ROUTES—WHAT THE THIRTY-NINTH CON-
GRESS DID FOR AND AGAINST THE TERRITORY
OF ARIZONA ATTEMPT OF UTAH TO SECURE
POSSESSION OF PART OF ARIZONA-CONTRO-
VERSY WITH CALIFORNIA OVER POSSESSION

OF YUMA. The following September an election was held for delegate to Congress and for county officers and members of the Legislature. The candidates for Delegate to Congress were coles Bashford, Charles D. Poston, and Samuel Adams. Bashford received one thousand and nine votes; Poston five hundred and eighteen votes, and Adams one hundred and sixty-eight votes.

To the Third Legislature, which convened at Prescott on the third day of October, 1866, the following were elected:

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*Did not attend the Session.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Name.

Residence. Occupation. Age. Where Born.
Yavapai County:
John B. Black, Turkey Creek, Miner

46 Kentucky. Daniel Ellis, Postle's Ranch, Farmer

28 Hannibal Hypert, Prescott,

Miner

32 William S. Little,

38 Maryland. Underwood O. Barnett, Walnut Grove, Ranchero

84 Arkansas. Mohave County: Alonzo E. Davis, Hardyville, Miner

26 New York. Pah-ate County: *Royal J. Cutler, Mill Point,

Farmer

28 Yuma County: Marcus D. Dobbins, La Paz,

Miner

39 Pennsylvania. Robert F. Piatt, Planet Mine,

Miner

38 *Wm. H. Thomas, Arizona City, Clerk

26 Maryland. Pima County: Granville H. Oury, Tucson,

Lawyer

42 Virginia. William J. Osborn, Tubac,

Farmer

32 New York. Henry McC. Ward, Babacomori, Contractor 29 Maryland. James S. Douglass, Tucson,

Miner

38 New York. Oscar Buckalew, Calabasas, Farmer

23 Pennsylvania. Michael McKenna, Tucson,

Miner

29 Louisiana. *Solomon W. Cham. bers,

Tubac,
Farmer

44 Ohio. *Thomas D. Hutton, Huababi

40 Tennessee.

*Did not attend the Session.

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