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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: With Twenty-four Illustrations

William Eleroy Curtis - 1902 - 397 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...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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The True Abraham Lincoln

William Eleroy Curtis - 1903 - 397 pages
...Louisiana, and saying, " 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 safe within the family of freedom. But this...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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 to come, to keep the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom. But this is only...
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A Political History of Slavery: Being an Account of the Slavery ..., Volume 2

William Henry Smith - Slavery - 1903
...Hahn, had said : And 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. The reader will...
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The Fifteenth Amendment: An Account of Its Enactment. A Paper Read Before ...

Allen Caperton Braxton - African Americans - 1903 - 60 pages
...suggesting, with much misgiving, the experiment of granting suffrage to a few selected negroes. Said he: "I barely suggest, for your private consideration,...intelligent, and especially those who have fought so gallantly in our ranks."18 But neither Governor Hahn, nor the Reconstruction Convention which he...
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The Solid South: Speech of Emory Speer of Georgia, December 19, 1902

Emory Speer - Reconstruction - 1903 - 24 pages
...Louisiana. Mr. Lincoln wrote, "You are about to have a convention which among other things will prepare and define the elective franchise. I barely suggest for...be let in, as for instance, the very intelligent, etc." It is interesting to know that the vicepresident of the confederacy entertained views similar...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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—as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our...
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The Negro: The Southerner's Problem

Thomas Nelson Page - African Americans - 1904 - 316 pages
...on March 13, 1864, in his letter to his provisional governor in Louisiana, Governor Hahn, he said: " I barely suggest, for your private consideration,...very intelligent and especially those who have fought so gallantly in our ranks." Of the thirty-four States which formed the Union in January, 1861, thirty...
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The Real Lincoln: From the Testimony of His Contemporaries

Charles Landon Carter Minor - 1904 - 232 pages
...reads as follows: "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." Nicolay and Hay (Abraham Lincoln, Vol. IX., p. 436, et seq.) describe the process of making a loyal...
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The Reconstruction Period

Peter Joseph Hamilton - Reconstruction - 1905 - 571 pages
...Louisiana, the president added that as Louisiana was about to have a convention which would 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. But this is only a...
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