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"National Politics," December 31, 1866

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…

"Taken From the Record," October 5, 1880

GREENSBORO, Oct. 3.- If the terrible civil war, which cost this country so much of blood and of treasure, was not fought altogether in vain, if the Reconstruction acts and the amendments to the national Constitution are not entirely without force, it…

Chapter 1 of The Experience of Thomas H. Jones, ca. 1820s-1830s

CHAPTER FIRST

I was born a slave. My recollections of early life are associated with poverty, suffering and shame. I was made to feel, in my boyhood's first experience, that I was inferior and degraded, and that I must pass through life in a…

Letter from Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, August 30, 1864

Mcdowell Co teusday August 30th 1864 Dear husband I seat my self this evning to let you know we are onley tolerable well the children is complaining I expect they are taking Measels but I do hope this will reach your kind hands and find you will I…

Letter from Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, February 4, 1864

N C Mcdowell Co 1864 thursday Feb the 4 My Dear husband I recieved your kind and loving letter last saturday and was glad to hear fom you and hear you was well but sory to hear sunday that you was not well we are not well they nearly all hav had sore…

"Registration for Reconstruction," April 11, 1867

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

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…

"The News," April 13, 1861

The News. The Wilmington papers of Tuesday, and the and Richmond papers of Wednesday last, contained the most startling reports in relation to the condition of affairs in Charleston harbor. It was stated that there were seven United States' war…

"To the People of Wake County," May 8, 1861

Fellow-Citizens: In The Register and The Standard of Saturday last I briefly announced myself a candidate for the State Convention. I did so at the solicitation of friends, and because of the flattering vote by which I was elected in February last My…

"Read and Circulate!," 1872

CONVERSATION BETWEEN A REPUBLICAN AND A DEMOCRAT OF THE RANK AND FILE. Republican. Well, neighbor Democrat, how do you stand on politics now a days? Democrat. I am a Democrat still. R. Going to support the Democratic ticket and endorse the acts of…