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" Now you are about to have a convention, which, among other things, will probably define the elective franchise. I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people may not be let in — as, for instance, the very intelligent,... "
Addresses and Ceremonies at the New Year's Festival to the Freedmen, on ... - Page 48
1867 - 48 pages
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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, learn the great truth that...
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Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature

Larry Arnhart - Science - 1998 - 332 pages
...he proposed that the new state constitution should allow at least some of the blacks to vote—"as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks" (1953, 7:243). Here Lincoln is both bold and cautious. It is bold to suggest that a Southern state...
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Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880

W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis - History - 1935 - 746 pages
...Governor of Louisiana, now you are about to have a convention, which, among other things, will probably define the elective franchise, I barely suggest, for...gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help in some trying time in the future to keep the jewel of Liberty in the family of freedom. But this is only...
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Lincoln the President: Last full measure

James Garfield 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...especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." Although Hahn waited more than two years before releasing the contents of the letter, the die had been...
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Dreams of a More Perfect Union

Provost and Professor of Political Science Rogan Kersh, Rogan Kersh - History - 2001 - 358 pages
...heart, and deceitful speech, they strove to hinder it." In 1864 Lincoln wrote Louisiana's new governor: "I barely suggest for your private consideration,...whether some of the colored people may not be let in [to the franchise]. . . . They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel...
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Making Patriots

Walter Berns - Political Science - 2002 - 164 pages
...done to their lands, goods, persons, or reputations. But, despite Lincoln's appeal that, at least, "the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks," be given the right to vote, the new constitution provided no guarantee of black suffrage. The best...
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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,...gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom."53 Lincoln's metaphor...
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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
...day after they met with Lincoln, the President wrote Governor Hahn concerning the 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...
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