TESTIMONY TAKEN BY THE JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE TO INQUIRE INTO THE CONDITION OF AFFAIRS IN THE LATE INSURRECTIONARY STATES.

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Page 1473 - O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood ST. LUKE 14 under her wings, and ye would not!
Page 1754 - Whereas there is in the possession of this general assembly ample and undoubted evidence of a secret organization, in many parts of this State, of men who, under the cover of masks and other grotesque disguises, armed with knives, revolvers, and other deadly weapons, do issue from the places of their rendezvous, in bands of greater or less number, on foot or mounted on horses, in like manner disguised, generally in the late hours of the night, to commit violence and outrages upon peaceable and lawabiding...
Page 1548 - Representatives bo appointed, whose duty it shall be to inquire into the condition of the late insurrectionary States so far as regards the execution of the laws and the safety of the lives and property of the citizens of the United States...
Page 1745 - Committee to inquire into the Condition of the late Insurrectionary States, so far as regards the execution of the laws and the safety of the lives and property of the citizens of the United States," convened at their room in the Capitol on the 22d of September, 1871, Messrs.
Page 1785 - I did not recognize; but, concluding them to belong to the large party of Lady R., I took off my hat as they passed. Ten minutes afterwards, a jackanapes in livery came and asked me what I was doing there ? I told him I was resting myself. " So he saw! " was his impertinent reply. "Was I acquainted with Lord Runtingham?
Page 1832 - One of them, called Rolfe, is said to be a vagrant from the State of New York, where it is said he has a wife and family living, whom he has not seen in four or five years, yet he claims to be a citizen of Alabama.
Page 1468 - Q. Tell it all. A. I asked him what kind of a gun he had and I said, 'there has been a couple of guns missed down there that we never got track of," and he said, 'a small one' and I asked him what make it was and he said he didn't know and I asked him where he got it and he said he took it out of an old man's hand and that was about the extent of the conversation. . . . Q. Have you given all of the statement to the jury which Mr. Suhr gave you? A. No. Q. Give it all, then. A. Well, since you call...
Page 1830 - ... were in attendance upon the extra session of the Senate which was to follow the adjournment of Congress. The members of the committee on the part of the House gave notice that they should be absent at their homes for two weeks. Adjourned to meet on call of the chairman. WASHINGTON, March 5, 1863. The committee met pursuant to the call of the chairman. Present: The chairman and Mr. Chandler. The following witness was examined: Brigadier General Silas Casey. Adjourned to 12 m. to-morrow. WASHINGTON,...
Page 1451 - Strobel's and parf of mine, I think ; I do not know whose writing it is in ; Mr. Hertz gave me the list, and I suppose he wrote it ; I have seen the book in Mr. Hertz's office. A. I think it was, to the best of my knowledge, and I think I made those marks on it. I had no list besides this. Q. (Another paper shown witness similar to the first.) Is that a copy of this ? A. Yes, sir, I expect so. Mr. Van Dyke here offered in evidence the list of names which the witness identified as containing the names...
Page 1832 - Their election was the most ridiculous farce ever beheld. I wish you could have seen the poor, ignorant blacks giving in their " bits of paper," as they called their printed ballots, when they knew no more of the names on them, who they were, what they were, than you did at the same time in your far-off home. I think it entirely safe to say that in all the elections ever held in the United States, there has not been so much"fraud committed as there was in this one.

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