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Astronomical, &c. Calendars (January to December); Changes of the Moon; Planets on the Meridian; Sun on the Noonmark, Sidereal Noon, Rising and Setting of the Sun and Moon throughout the United States, Highwater, Moon's apogee and perigee
Imprisonment for Debt
Reconstruction Act of March 25 2, 1867 .26 Reconstruction Act, Supple.24 mental of, March 23, 1867. .30 22 Reconstruction Act, Supple.22 mental of, June 19, 1867.....31 Representatives from NonReconstructed States, How Admitted...
Mails to Sandwich Islands...26
Cycles and Church Days
Morning and Evening Stars
2 Passengers, Protection of..
PROGRESS OF IMPARTIAL
Congress on Suffrage..
State Legislatures on
1 Penitentiaries in Territories.19|
4 Peonage Abolished..
3 Proclamations Declared
20 Reports and Vote on Im26 peaching President John..21 son..
Rebel States, Government of.23 Alabama
3 Smithsonian Institution...
Tenure of Civil Offices
Town Sites on Public Lands.26 Dakota.
.37 Volunteers, Rights of
Writs of Error. .38-40 Wool, Provides
Executive Officers-General.37 from Imported..
Alcohol, Tax on ..38-40 Alcohol in Bond
Judiciary-Supreme Court..37 Agricultural College..
STATES OF THE UNION.
Area; White Population in 1850; White, Colored, Indian, and Total Population in 1860; Increase and Percentage of Increase of Population from 1850 to 1860; Capitals; Governors their Salaries and Term of Office; Time of Meeting of Legislatures; Time of State Elections...
ACTS OF CONGRESS.
Albany a Port of Entry..
Brazil, Thanks to the Legis
24 Election Returns.
27 Indian Territory.
.19 Civil Courts, Supremacy of..28 22 Japan, Neutrality as to Civil Education, Department of...24 Warin.. Franchise in Dist. Columbia.19 Nebraska, Admission of. Franchise in Territories 19 Senate, Extra Session called.28 Freedman's Bureau, Funds Tonnage on French Vessels..27 .26 Tonnage on Hawaiian Vessels
General of the Army cannot
by States, in 1864, 1860 and 1856 70
FOREIGN COUNTRIES. The States of America and Europe Names and Titles of Rulers and their Accession. Form of Government.72
The Astronomical Calculations have been made expressly for this ALMANAC, by SAMUEL HART WRIGHT, M. D., A. M., Penn Yan, N. Y.
Eclipses for the Year 1868.
There will be only two Eclipses this year, both of the Sun, and neither of them visible in the United States,
L. An Annular Eclipse of the Sun, February 23, Visible in South America, Africa, and Southern Europe.
II. A Total Eclipse of the Sun, August 18. Visible in Eastern Africa, Southern Asia, and in Australia.
A TRANSIT OF MERCURY over the Sun's disc, will occur November 5. Invisible in the United cates.
MERCURY () will be at the most favorable stations for visibility, February 17, June 13, and October 9, being then Evening Star, and appearing in the west just after sunset; also April 7, August 5, and November 24, being then Morning Star, and appearing in the east just before sunrise.
VENUS (?) will be in the constellation Capricornus until January 20, then in Aquarius until February 15, being directly south of the Urn January 23. It passes the equinoctial February 15, ising exactly on the east point of the horizon, and setting squarely in the west. It will be in Pisces from this time to March 12, then in Aries until April 6. On the 4th of April it will be 2° south of the brightest star in the Pleiades. April 14 it will be 8° north of Aldebaran, and on the 25th it will be 2° 22′ south of 6 Tauri. It passes the solstitial colure May 4, and will be farthest north May 6. May 7 it reaches its greatest eastern elongation from the Sun, 45° 31'. On the 26th It will be 7 south of Castor, and on the 30th it will be 4° south of Pollux. June 9 it will be brightest; after which it approaches the Sun, and daily loses its splendor. June 23 it becomes stationary, having been moving direct, or eastward, since its last superior conjunction, but now it begins to retrograde, and is situated a little southwest of the nebulæ in Cancer. It passes Pollux again July 18, 12° 25′ to south of it; but this will not be visible, as Venus will be in inferior conjunction with the Sun on the 16th, and itself invisible. It now moves off from the Sun westward apparently, and increases in beauty as a morning star. On the 7th of August it becomes stationary again, and begins to pass the stars eastward, and reaches its greatest splendor again on the 21st. On the 25th of September it reaches its greatest western elongation, 46° 9′. October 6 it will be 1° sout) of Regulus. November 7 it crosses the Equator southward; November 21, 4° north of Spica; December 10, enters Libra's Square; and on the 15th is near the middle of it; December 29, 6° 12' north of Antares.
MARS (6) will come to the meridian during the daylight for the first nine months of the year. It has no opposition this year, and will not be an object of much interest until near the close of the year. November 27 it will be 2° north of Regulus in the handle of the Sickle. It will be near the Sickle during November and December.
JUPITER (24) has been traveling northward since May 8, 1865, and on the first day of May it crosses the Equator, and rises exactly in the east at 3h. 32m. morn. It will be southeast of the Urn in the first part of the year, but directly east of it May 1. October 1 it will be brightest and in opposition to the Sun, rising at sunset and setting at sunrise. On the Sth of April it will be very close to Mars.
SATURN ( 2 ) will be in opposition May 23, and brightest, rising as the Sun sets, and setting as the Sun rises. It will be in the region 10° or 12° north of Antares all of the year.
OCCULTATIONS.-The Moon will occult or eclipse the bright star a Tauri, or Aldebaran, January 7, at 1h. 17m. morn., at Washington, the star reappearing at 2h. 20m. The same star will also be occulted again November 29, at 5h. 54m. eve., at Washington, and reappear at 6h. 51m, eve. These occultations are interesting to witness.