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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,... "
Life of William McKinley, Our Martyred President: With Short Biographies of ... - Page 303
by Samuel Fallows - 1901 - 441 pages
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The Solid South: Speech of Emory Speer of Georgia, December 19, 1902

Emory Speer - 1903 - 24 pages
...which among other things will prepare and define the elective franchise. I barely suggest for your private consideration whether some of the colored...be let in, as for instance, the very intelligent, etc." It is interesting to know that the vicepresident of the confederacy entertained views similar...
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Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency, Volume 2

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903
...hitherto by the military Governor of Louisiana." Privately, Lincoln wrote to Mr. Hahn (March I5th, 1864): They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty in the family of freedom. But this is only a suggestion, not to the public, but to you alone. Probably...
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Memorial Addresses Delivered Before the Two Houses of Congress on the Life ...

United States. Congress - 1903 - 246 pages
...suggesting to Louisiana that "in defining the franchise some of the colored people might be let in," saying: "They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty in the family of freedom." In 1857 he avowed himself "not in favor of" what he improperly called "negro...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1903 - 399 pages
...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, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our...
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The Negro: The Southerner's Problem

Thomas Nelson Page - 1904 - 316 pages
...letter to his provisional governor in Louisiana, Governor Hahn, he said: " I barely suggest, for your private consideration, whether some of the colored...very intelligent and especially those who have fought so gallantly in our ranks." Of the thirty-four States which formed the Union in January, 1861, thirty...
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The Real Lincoln: From the Testimony of His Contemporaries

Charles Landon Carter Minor - 1904 - 232 pages
...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." Nicolay and Hay (Abraham Lincoln, Vol. IX, p. 436, et seq.) describe the process of making a loyal...
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The Reconstruction Period

Peter Joseph Hamilton - 1905 - 571 pages
...to have a convention which would probably define the elective franchise, "I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored...trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty in the family of freedom. But this is only a suggestion, not to the public, but to you alone." An election...
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Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 10

Abraham Lincoln - 1905
...suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people may not be let in—as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially...the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom. But this is only a suggestion, not to the public, but to you alone. Yours truly, A. LINCOLN. LETTER...
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The Aftermath of Slavery: A Study of the Condition and Environ-ment of the ...

William Albert Sinclair - 1905 - 358 pages
...Louisiana, Lincoln wrote in March, 1864, advising that the ballot should be given to the colored men : " Let in, as for instance, the very intelligent, and...ranks. They would probably help in some trying time in the future to keep the jewel of liberty in the family of freedom.'' This was probably the first...
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Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 8

Abraham Lincoln, Richard Watson Gilder - 1905
...to Louisiana, that "in defining the franchise some of the colored people might be let in," saying: "They would probably help, in some trying time to come, to keep the jewel of liberty in the family of freedom." In 1857 he avowed himself "not in favor of" what he improperly called "negro...
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