"Registration for Reconstruction," April 11, 1867
To clear up any general confusion with the Reconstruction acts, The Old North State elaborated on registration benefits. As part of one of the many requirements to rejoin the Union States, a Southern state had to rewrite their constitution to fit appropriately with the North. However, there had to be an overwhelming vote among eligible men within the state. So, men vowed that they were part of and lived in the state they voted for, and essentially established their allegiance to the state. If the votes were in favor for a reworking of the constitution, the new legislation would be submitted to Congress. If it was approved at that level, the corresponding state would again have representation. The transcribed text shows an elaboration on the process that granted a state its representation. For the full text, see the PDF file.
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