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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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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - Presidents - 1886 - 668 pages
...Louisiana, he said : " 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 to come, to keep the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom. But this is only...
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Union--disunion--reunion: Three Decades of Federal Legislation, 1855 to 1885 ...

Samuel Sullivan Cox - Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) - 1886 - 726 pages
...state governor of Louisiana. Now you are about to have a convention, which, among other things, will define the elective franchise, I barely suggest, for...intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly incur ranks. They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty in...
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - Presidents - 1888 - 656 pages
...Louisiana, he said : " Now, you are about to have a convention, which, among other things, will probably define the elective franchise. I barely suggest for...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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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1890 - 423 pages
...state governor of Louisiana. Now you are about to have a convention, which, among other things, will define the elective franchise, I barely suggest, for...gallantly in our ranks? They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty in the family of freedom. But this is only a...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 8

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890
...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...those who have fought gallantly in our ranks. They will probably help in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty in the family of freedom....
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 8

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...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...those who have fought gallantly in our ranks. They will probably help in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty in the family of freedom....
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Why the Solid South? Or, Reconstruction and Its Results

Hilary Abner Herbert - Reconstruction - 1890 - 452 pages
...13, 1864, Lincoln writes: " Now you are about to have a convention, which, among other things, will define the elective franchise, I barely suggest for...whether some of the col'ored people may not be let in—as, for instance, the very intelligent. . . . But this is only a suggestion, not to the public,...
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The Iowa Historical Record, Volumes 7-9

Iowa - 1893
...Governor of Louisiana. Now you arc 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 to come, to keep the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom. But this is only...
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The Iowa Historical Record, Volumes 7-9

Iowa - 1893
...about to have a convention which, among other things, will probably define the elective franchise. 1 barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people may not he let in, as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in...
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...negroes. Upon this Mr. Lincoln expressed his opinion that the privilege might be wisely conferred upon "the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks," though apparently he intended thus to describe no very large percentage. Apparently his confidence...
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