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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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A Short History of the United States

John Spencer Bassett - United States - 1913 - 885 pages
...favor so extreme a step. "I barely suggest, for your private consideration," he wrote to Governor Hahn, "whether some of the colored people may not be let...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." When negro suffrage...
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A Short History of the United States

John Spencer Bassett - United States - 1913 - 885 pages
...so extreme a step. "I barely suggest, for your private consideration," he wrote to Governor Hahn, " whether some of the colored people may not be let...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." When negro suffrage...
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Abraham Lincoln

Rose Strunsky - Presidents - 1914 - 331 pages
...Louisiana that perhaps it were well to admit some of the coloured people " for an elective franchise, as, for instance, the very intelligent and especially...gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help in some trying time to keep the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom." Slowly his demands grew...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar ..., Volume 16

Virginia State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1903
...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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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 288 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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The Self-inflicted Wound: Southern Politics in the Nineteenth Century

Robert Franklin Durden - History - 1985 - 150 pages
...the spring of 1864, Lincoln wrote the recently elected governor concerning the suffrage provision: "I barely suggest for your private consideration whether some of the colored people may not be let in [to vote] — as, for instance, the very intelligent and especially those who have fought gallantly...
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Afro-American Literature in the Twentieth Century: The Achievement of Intimacy

Michael G. Cooke - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 241 pages
...Bois may have been influenced by Lincoln's suggestion in 1864 that "some of the colored people may be let in, as, for instance, the very intelligent,...especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." Du Bois approvingly quotes this "cautious" recommendation in "Reconstruction and Its Benefits." It...
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Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics

Frederick J. Blue - Biography & Autobiography - 1987 - 420 pages
...possible approach. In fact, he had urged Hahn to consider giving the vote to a small number of blacks, "the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." The constitution did give the legislature the discretionary power to enfranchise blacks in the future...
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson, George Henry Davis 86 Professor of American History James M McPherson - History - 1988 - 904 pages
...directive. When the forthcoming convention took up the question of voter qualifications, said Lincoln, "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 in the family of freedom." Hahn and Banks got...
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Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction

Eric L. McKitrick - Computers - 1988 - 533 pages
...rebel states . . . 20 "Now you are about to have a convention which among other things will probably define the elective franchise. I barely suggest for...especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." Lincoln to Michael Hahn, Mar. 13, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basier (New...
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