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" 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. "
Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar Association - Page 251
1903
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Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory, 1787-1900

Philip Sheldon Foner, Robert J. Branham - Social Science - 1998 - 925 pages
...the forthcoming constitutional convention "some of the colored people" might be granted the suffrage, "as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." But even this modest suggestion was rejected. cepts from the Book of Books,...
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Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880

W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis - History - 1935 - 746 pages
...about to have a convention, which, among other things, will probably define the elective franchise, I barely suggest, for your private consideration,...intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help in some trying time in the future to keep the jewel...
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Lincoln the President: Last Full Measure

J. G. Randall, Richard Nelson Current - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 421 pages
...convention, which, among other things, will probably define the elective franchise. I barely suggest to your private consideration, whether some of the colored...instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who fought gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel...
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An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866

James G. Hollandsworth, Jr. - History - 2004 - 192 pages
...confidential letter to Michael Hahn. "I barely suggest, for your private consideration," he wrote, "whether some of the colored people may not be let...intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." Although Hahn waited more than two years before releasing the contents of...
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Tempered Strength: Studies in the Nature and Scope of Prudential Leadership

Ethan M. Fishman - Political Science - 2002 - 225 pages
...government to regulate. Lincoln's letter thus conveys a personal moral aspiration to the governor: "I barely suggest for your private consideration,...intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of...
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Dark Thoughts: Race and the Eclipse of Society

Charles C. Lemert, Prof Charles Lemert - Social Science - 2002 - 335 pages
...which, among other things, will probablv define the elective franchise, 1 barelv suggest, for vour private consideration, whether some of the colored...let in, as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especiallv whuse who have fought gallantlv in our ranks. 11571 "Barelv suggest," indeed. Lincoln bore...
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Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

Eric Foner - History - 2002 - 736 pages
...coming convention: "I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people not be let in — as for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks. . . . But this is only a suggestion, not to the public, but to you alone."...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 528 pages
...free-state governor of Louisiana, "whether some of the colored people may not be let in" to voting rights, "as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." But as much as he was willing to concede to Ward Hill Lamon "the justice of...
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Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting for

History - 2003 - 240 pages
...private consideration, whether some of the colored people may not be let in [given the right to vote] — as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." Lincoln was responding not only to Radical congressmen but also to black people....
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Lincoln on Democracy

Abraham Lincoln, G. S. Boritt - History - 2004 - 416 pages
...about to have a Convention which, among other things, will probably define the elective franchise. I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether...intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of...
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