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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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Harper's Magazine, Volume 94

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - American literature - 1897
...Louisiana : " Now you are abou t to ha ve a con vention, 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 in the family of freedom." Probably this was...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850...

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899
...reconstruction, 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."2 The feeling...
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The Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 3

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...Louisiana." "Now," said he, "you are about to have a convention, which, among other things, will prepare and define the elective franchise. I barely suggest, for...intelligent, and especially those who have fought so gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel...
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Life of William McKinley, Our Martyred President: With Short Biographies of ...

Samuel Fallows - President - 1901 - 441 pages
...convention, which, among other things, will probably define the elective franchise. I barely suggest for you private consideration, whether some of the colored...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." IMMORTAL GETTYSBURG...
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The Constitutional History of the United States, 1765/1895: 1861-1895

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...Louisiana." "Now," said he, "you are about to have a convention, which, among other things, will prepare and define the elective franchise. I barely suggest, for...intelligent, and especially those who have fought so gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel...
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A History of the American People

Francis Newton Thorpe - United States - 1901 - 627 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...whether some of the colored people may not be let in ; for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks....
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A History of the American People

Francis Newton Thorpe - United States - 1901 - 627 pages
...barely suggest, for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people may not be let in; for instance, the very intelligent, and especially...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

William Eleroy Curtis - Presidents - 1902 - 409 pages
...Now, you are about to have a convention which, among other things, will probably define the 22 337 elective franchise. I barely suggest for your private...gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty safe within the family of freedom. But this...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Early History, Political Career, Speeches in ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett, Charles Walter Brown - Presidents - 1902 - 448 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 ~ur ranks. They would probably help, in Bonie trying timę to come, to keep the jewel of liberty in...
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Political Science Quarterly

Electronic journals - 1902
...subject of suffrage in the pending constitutional convention in that state, the President said : " I barely suggest, for your private consideration,...intelligent, and especially those who have fought so gallantly in our ranks" (III, 86). Had such prudent counsels prevailed later we might have been...
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