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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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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson - History - 2003 - 952 pages
...voter qualifications, said Jncoln, "I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some jf the colored people may not be let in — as, for instance, the very inelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help,...
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A Short History of Reconstruction

Eric Foner - History - 2010 - 320 pages
...Lincoln, the President wrote Louisiana Gov. Michael Hahn concerning the coming constitutional convention: "I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people not be let in — as for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly...
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Lincoln in American Memory

Merrill D. Peterson - History - 1995 - 496 pages
...liberated 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. The new constitution...
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Reconstruction After the Civil War: Second Edition

John Hope Franklin, James B Duke Emeritus Professor of History John Hope Franklin - History - 1994 - 265 pages
...Governor of Louisiana." In discussing the franchise in Louisiana, the President took the liberty to "barely suggest, for your private consideration, whether...colored people may not be let in, as, for instance, the BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A PllOCLA-MATION. WIIKHKA», the President ..I the...
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Reconstruction After the Civil War: Second Edition

John Hope Franklin, James B Duke Emeritus Professor of History John Hope Franklin - History - 1994 - 265 pages
...(Courtesy of the National Archives.) Test oath, signed by former Confederate Wade Hampton in August, 1865. very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." The President's thinking had gone even beyond this proposal. To one of his intimates, he said that...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 714 pages
...the first-free-state Governor of Louisiana," he asked "whether some of the colored people . . . — as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks" should be permitted to vote. That would help "to keep the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom."...
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The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists and the Negro in the ..., Volume 10

James M. McPherson, James M.. McPherson, George Henry Davis 86 Professor of American History James M McPherson - History - 1964 - 474 pages
...consideration," wrote the president, "whether some of the colored people may not be let in [to the suffrage] — as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks."18 This idea of a qualified Negro suffrage was gaining considerable support in the North. But...
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Union & Emancipation: Essays on Politics and Race in the Civil War Era

David W. Blight, Brooks D. Simpson, Professor Brooks D Simpson - History - 1997 - 231 pages
...Louisiana in March 1864, "whether some of the colored people may not be let in [to the suffrage] — as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially...gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help," he added, "in some trying times to come, to keep the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom."...
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Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans

James Gill - Carnival - 1997 - 303 pages
...males, although Lincoln himself had asked Hahn to consider "whether some of the colored people may be let in; as, for instance, the very intelligent...especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." The convention did, however, leave the way open for the legislature "to pass laws extending suffrage...
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Revolution, Romanticism, and the Afro-Creole Protest Tradition in Louisiana ...

Caryn Cossé Bell - History - 1997 - 344 pages
...consideration," the president wrote, "whether some of the colored people may not be let in [granted suffrage] — as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." The president's recommendation notwithstanding, the constitutional convention, which met during the...
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