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"THE GREAT STRUGGLE," August 19, 1865

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When Governor Holden, Provisional Gov-
ernor of the United States for the State of
North Carolina, says that he does not think
Union men will be “punished” in that State,
what does such an extraordinary expression
mean? When the…

"THE TRIAL OF THE GOVERNMENT," May 26, 1866

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IT seems to us they greatly mistake the tem-
per of the loyal majority of the American
people who suppose that because there are dif-
ferences among them upon certain points of
policy, they will, therefore, from sheer impa-
tience, grow careless…

"IMPARTIAL SUFFRAGE AND GENERAL AMNESTY," December 08, 1866

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WHEN a country has been convulsed by a
domestic war which has torn up old social
systems by the roots there is no short and easy
path to universal tranquillity. The danger to
be apprehended is an attempt to reach arbitrari-
ly and impatiently…

"WHAT NEXT?," December 29, 1866

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THE North Carolina Legislature, by a vote
of 93 to 10 in the Lower House, and 44 to
1 in the Upper, has rejected the Amendment.
Arkansas, Alabama, and Florida have done
likewise. Governor Humphreys recommends
its rejection to the Mississippi…

"Let Us Reason Together," July 2, 1867

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Are those reasoning or reasonable men who expect, after a war of four years’ duration which entailed a debt of three thousand millions of dollars, which inflicted up on the union armies the loss of perhaps five hundred thousand lives and shook…

"The Reconstruction Prospect," November 12, 1867

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We have favored the holding of a Convention asauthorized by Congress, and of doing all that couldfairly and honorably be done to effect reconstructionand restore the State to civil government, but we canplainly see that almost a death-blow has been…

"Republican Meeting in Ashe County," August 28, 1867

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..in support of the Republican party, urging the necessity of unity in the Republican ranks, when the committee returned and reported through their Chairman, C. Younce the following preamble and resolutions which were unanimously adopted: Whereas, we…

"National Politics," December 31, 1866

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In a somewhat similar view of the case the New HavenJournal and Courier looks upon the bill as "an immediate result of the refusal of the Southern States to accept the proposed Constitutional Amendment." For, while Congress was willing last Summer to…

"Registration for Reconstruction," April 11, 1867

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If the convention shall vote that it is the wish of the people to frame a constitution they shall proceed to frame the instrument which is then to be submitted to the registered voters for their adoption, the original registering officers still to…

"The Impeachment Investigation," March 21, 1867

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In less than a year it has passed from the simple requirements of the Constitutional amendment to negro suffrage, obliteration of State governments and supremacy of martial law. The Same rate of progress would bring it to the confiscation point…