Notes: A considerable portion of this year's session was consumed by the impeachment of the Republican governor, Harrison Reed, led by members of his own party. He was accused of fraud connected to the issuance of railroad bonds. While the Assembly (formerly the House of Representatives, prior to the 1868 post-Civil War constitution) impeached Reed during this session, the Florida Senate did not convict him. This was the second of two impeachments that Reed survived during his contentious four-year term as Florida's first Reconstruction governor.
This legislative session was "Begun and held in the capitol, in the city of Tallahassee, on Tuesday, January 2, 1872" and concluded on February 17, 1872.
350 (journal), 76 (reports) pages.
Edition + Condition: Contents generally very good and clean. Title page (self wrapper) spotted and stained. Finely bound in three-quarter's leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The spine has raised bands and is stamped in gilt. A truly lovely period-style binding.
Publication: Tallahassee, FL: Charles H. Walton, State Printer, 1872.
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