The Sequel of Appomattox: A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States

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Yale University Press, 1919 - Reconstruction - 322 pages

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Page 64 - I barely suggest, for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people may not be let in, as for instance the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks.
Page 76 - I hope and trust your convention will do this, and, as a consequence, the radicals, who are wild upon negro franchise, will be completely foiled in their attempt to keep the Southern States from renewing their relations to the Union by not accepting their Senators and Representatives.
Page 58 - That any vote of secession or other act by which any State may undertake to put an end to the supremacy of the Constitution within its territory is inoperative and void against the Constitution, and when sustained by force it becomes a practical abdication by the State of all rights under the Constitution...
Page 224 - The Speaker is black, the Clerk is black, the doorkeepers are black, the little pages are black, the chairman of the Ways and Means is black, and the chaplain is coal-black.
Page 226 - Seven years ago these men were raising corn and cotton under the whip of the overseer. To-day they are raising points of order and questions of privilege.
Page 18 - I have a self-imposed task which I must accomplish. I have led the young men of the South in battle ; I have seen many of them fall under my standard. I shall devote my life now to training young men to do their duty in life.
Page 56 - We all agree that the seceded States, so called, are out of their proper practical relation with the Union, and that the sole object of the Government, civil and military, in regard to those States is to again get them into that proper practical relation.
Page 56 - Finding themselves safely at home, it would be utterly immaterial whether they had ever been abroad. Let us all join in doing the acts necessary to restoring the proper practical relations between these States and the Union, and each forever after innocently indulge his own opinion whether in doing the acts he brought the States from without into the Union, or only gave them proper assistance, they never having been out of it.
Page 245 - To aid and assist in the execution of all constitutional laws, and to protect the people from unlawful seizure, and from trial except by their peers in conformity to the laws of the land.
Page 32 - They should remain, if possible, in the country ; promote harmony and good feeling ; qualify themselves to vote ; and elect to the State and general Legislatures wise and patriotic men, who will devote their abilities to the interests of the country, and the healing of all dissensions.

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