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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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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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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 720 pages
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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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The Book Of Eulogies

Phyllis Theroux - Family & Relationships - 1997 - 400 pages
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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 Cossť 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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A Country with No Name: Tales from the Constitution

Sebastian De Grazia - History - 1997 - 419 pages
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