THE SECOND LEGISLATURE -- SECOND CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN -- POLITICAL CONDITIONS
was little diversion in the territory during the year 1855,
from the time of adjournment of the first legislature,
except the small politics of the aspirants for the offices
to be filled at the fall elections. The dreams of Mr. Henn
and others of the organizers about a rapid increase of
population had not come true.
1 James S. Izard was private secretary to his father, Mark W. Izard, during the latter's term as governor. He acquired considerable property in Omaha, but left the territory about the time that his father did. He died, some years ago, in Forest City, Arkansas.
county, deceased; and Allen A. Bradford in place of Hiram
P. Bennet, who resigned for the purpose of becoming a
candidate for delegate to Congress. The hold-over members
were Dr. Henry Bradford of Otoe, formerly Pierce; Richard
Brown of Nemaha, formerly Forney; Charles H. Cowles of Otoe;
Benjamin R. Folsom of Burt; Taylor G. Goodwill, Alfred D.
Jones, Origen D. Richardson, and Samuel E. Rogers of
Douglas; Joseph L. Sharp of Richardson; and James C.
Mitchell of Washington.
G. McNeely, chief clerk; M. B. Case, assistant clerk;
Charles W. Pierce, sergeant-at-arms; Henry Springer,
doorkeeper; Le Grand Goodwill, page.
POTTER CHARLES SULLIVAN
Speaker of the house of the second territorial assembly of Nebraska
bers and increase the number, and, further, that no proof
of the contention of Hare as to the right to include any
part of the half-breed tract had been made, and that, if all
that was contended for in this respect were conceded, the
county would still fall short of voters entitling her to
another representative. This report was laid on the table,
and the matter was referred to a special committee. Four of
the five members of the special committee -- Campbell,
Bowen, Hagood, and Morton -- three of them from the South
Platte and the
other, Bowen of Bellevue, constructively so stated Hare's
case as follows:
to see Nebraska a state, and highest honors his.
Hadley D. Johnson was elected public
printer by the two houses, and an attempt was made to choose
a joint chaplain also, but the houses could not agree, and
Rev. Henry M. Giltner was chosen by the house and Rev..
William Bates by the council.