For affixing the great seal to this declaration he was threatened with impeachment by the Commons.
Rodney (1772-1824), laid their articles of impeachment before the Senate.
Governor Ames, when the impeachment charges against him were dismissed on the 29th of March 1876, immediately resigned.
The constitution of 1846 limited the pay of members of both houses to three dollars a day and to three hundred dollars for any one session (except in impeachment proceedings) besides an allowance for travelling expenses, but since an amendment of 1874 they have been paid $1500 a year and ten cents a mile for travelling expenses.
The misguided animus of the impeachment as a piece of partisan politics was soon very generally admitted; and the importance of its failure, in securing the continued power and independence of the presidential element in the constitutional system, can hardly be over-estimated.