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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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Afro-American Literature in the Twentieth Century: The Achievement of Intimacy

Michael G. Cooke - 1986 - 241 pages
...Bois may have been influenced by Lincoln's suggestion in 1864 that "some of the colored people may be let in, as, for instance, the very intelligent,...especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." Du Bois approvingly quotes this "cautious" recommendation in "Reconstruction and Its Benefits." It...
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Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics

Frederick J. Blue - 1987 - 420 pages
...possible approach. In fact, he had urged Hahn to consider giving the vote to a small number of blacks, "the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." The constitution did give the legislature the discretionary power to enfranchise blacks in the future...
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson, George Henry Davis 86 Professor of American History James M McPherson - 1988 - 904 pages
...forthcoming convention took up the question of voter qualifications, said Lincoln, "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." Hahn and Banks got the message. But persuading a convention of Louisiana...
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Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction

Eric L. McKitrick - 1988 - 533 pages
...convention which among other things will probably define the elective franchise. I barely suggest for your private consideration whether some of the colored...especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." Lincoln to Michael Hahn, Mar. 13, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basier (New...
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson - 2003 - 952 pages
...voter qualifications, said Jncoln, "I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some jf the colored people may not be let in — as, for instance, the very inelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks. They would probably help,...
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A Short History of Reconstruction

Eric Foner - 2010 - 320 pages
...constitutional convention: "I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people not be let in — as for instance, the very intelligent,...especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks. . . . But this is only a suggestion, not to the public, but to you alone." Hardly a ringing endorsement...
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Lincoln in American Memory

Merrill D. Peterson - 1995 - 496 pages
...Convention which, among other things, will probably define the elective franchise. I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored...the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom. The new constitution made no provision for Negro suffrage. The President's recommendation had been...
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Reconstruction After the Civil War: Second Edition

John Hope Franklin, James B Duke Emeritus Professor of History John Hope Franklin - 1994 - 265 pages
...discussing the franchise in Louisiana, the President took the liberty to "barely suggest, for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people may not be let in, as, for instance, the 21 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A PROCLAMATION. WIIKKKAS, the President of the...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - 1996 - 714 pages
...the first-free-state Governor of Louisiana," he asked "whether some of the colored people . . . — as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks" should be permitted to vote. That would help "to keep the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom."...
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The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and ...

James M. McPherson, James M.. McPherson, George Henry Davis 86 Professor of American History James M McPherson - 1964 - 474 pages
...consideration," wrote the president, "whether some of the colored people may not be let in [to the suffrage] — as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks."18 This idea of a qualified Negro suffrage was gaining considerable support in the North. But...
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