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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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Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting for

History - 2003 - 240 pages
...whom he described as "the first-free-state Governor of Louisiana," Lincoln had discreetly written, "I barely suggest for your 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...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 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 the measure," he wondered...
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies Allen C Guelzo, Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program Allen C Guelzo - History - 2004 - 332 pages
...new free-state governor, Lincoln wrote him a letter, less for the purpose of congratulation than to "barely suggest for your private consideration, whether...especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." Hahn did not take the hint; the state constitutional convention that followed in April obediently eliminated...
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An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War

Charles Pierce Roland - History - 2004 - 289 pages
...Lincoln had written to the newly elected "loyal" governor of Louisiana: "I barely suggest for your consideration whether some of the colored people may...especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." The Radicals countered in early July by passing the Wade-Davis bill (named after Senator Benjamin Wade...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...among other things, will probably define the elective franchise." Then he made his secret suggestion: "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. But this is only...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 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...and especially those who have fought gallantly in -nr rnnks. They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty in the...
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The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

Harold Holzer, Edna G. Medford, Frank J. Williams - History - 2006 - 272 pages
...elected governor of the state in early 1864, the president broached the question of voting rights: "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...
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Reconstructing the Fourth Amendment: A History of Search and Seizure, 1789-1868

Andrew E. Taslitz - Law - 2006 - 363 pages
...Louisiana's Governor Michael Hahn and suggested that he consider allowing the vote for blacks who were "very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks," by April 1865 going further by publicly endorsing limited black suffrage. In his last annual message...
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Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made ...

Michael Knox Beran - History - 2007 - 496 pages
...some of the colored people may not be let in" and enrolled in the state's reconstructed franchise, "as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallan tly in our ranks." Yet a wartime leader who can do no more than refute his critics is bound...
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