Reconstruction in Texas Volume 95-96

Reconstruction in Texas Volume 95-96

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...matter of suffrage, for Northern politicians had grown weary of carrying the burden of a disfranchised South so long after the war had ended. The general disposition was to hurry up reconstruction and get it over with. Finding there was small chance of getting Congress to interfere in their behalf on these points, the radical leaders fell back to the question of postponing the election until fall, which would give them more time to determine upon their future pol_icy. In this there was greater promise of success fforf whether their accusation that the moderates had " sold out to the rebels " found many believers or not, there was some uneasiness among Grant's supporters as to how the elections in Pennsylvania and other doubtful states would go in the early fall, and a desire to hold back Texas and Mississippi until these elections were over. Meanwhile they interposed successful resistance to the efforts of their opponents to have Congress remove before adjournment the political disabilities of some two hundred citizens of Texas, among whom were such prominent unionists as Jas. H. Bell, Thos. H. Stribling, W. E. Jones, and G. H. Noonan.' After passing an act which left the Presi dent to order elections in Virginia, Miss_i_ssipp_i, and Tings, at such times as he should see proper, for voting upon the constitutions and the officers thereunder, Congress adjourned April 10; but the two delegations lingered with Grant and his cabinet, seeking Federal patronage, until Grant informed them that the patronage would be divided equally between them. It was distributed, however, chiefly upon the advice of General Reynolds, w seen@to_faygthe conwsivatives, and the/j_ larger share.' OnFflie'whole, the contest at Washington...
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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820878
  • 9781236820877