The alleged Census document distribution.
--We have received a letter from Mr. J. C. G. Kennedy
of the Census Bureau at Washington
, which, as he requests, would be published but for the heavy pressure on our columns this morning.
A condensation of its contents will answer the purpose.
On the 30th ult., Messrs. Bocock
, of Virginia
, propounded a series of questions to Mr. Kennedy
, which were answered by the following statements: That the Superintendent
was not aware of any Clerk directing political documents in office hours; that he had allowed the use of the record of names in his office to the Breckinridge and Lane Central Committee and to various members of Congress, making no distinction in favor of any one member over another; and that if political documents were directed by Clerks
of the Census Department, it was out of office rooms and hours, and by Clerks who volunteered to do it. In a letter to the editors, Mr. Kennedy
states, with reference to obtaining information of the expected result in Virginia
to-day, that he only used that information ‘"to induce the Republicans to realize the imminence of the danger impending."’