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Domestic Intelligence
Harper's Weekly, August 31, 1867, page 547

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Southern Reconstruction
General Sheridan was removed from the command of the Fifth Military District by order of President Johnson, and under the protest of General Grant on August 19. He has been ordered to Missouri to succeed General Hancock. The latter goes to Louisville, Kentucky, to succeed General George H. Thomas, who is to assume command in General Sheridan’s late department. General Thomas is a strong Republican, and is as little likely as Sheridan to compromise or affiliate with the New Orleans rebels.

General John Pope, in a long letter to General Grant, under date of July 24, complains of the pernicious influence exercised by B. H. Hill and other rebel leaders in their discussion of the reconstruction question in his district. He says that, although Congress did well in disfranchising them, it would have been better to have enforced their permanent absence from the country. Notwithstanding the drawbacks to a full reconstruction occasioned by these speechmakers, he believes that Alabama, Georgia, and Florida will give a heavy white majority for reconstruction, and that three-fourths of the colored votes in each State will be cast in favor of readmission under the law of Congress. But after reconstruction the baleful influence of the rebel leaders will prevail, and the evils which afflict Tennessee will be reproduced in the rest of the Southern States.

General Sheridan, on August 17, ordered an election of a Convention for Louisiana, to be held on the 27th and 28th of September, the Convention to consist of ninety-seven members. One section of the order directs that, where fraud or violence is perpetrated, the election shall be held over again under the protection of United States troops.

Registration in Louisiana having been completed the full returns foot up 44,732 whites, and 82,907 blacks.

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The Summer Session
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The Fortieth Congress
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Thanks to the District Commanders
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A Desperate Man
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The Secretary of War
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Samson Agonistes at Washington (cartoon)
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The Stanton Imbroglio (illustrated satire)
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Secretary Grant
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Southern Reconstruction
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The Political Situation
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General Thomas
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Southern Reconstruction
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The General and the President
September 14, 1867, page 578


General Sickles Also
September 14, 1867, page 579


Southern Reconstruction
September 21, 1867, page 595


The President’s Intentions
September 28, 1867, page 610


Impeachment
October 5, 1867, page 626


The Main Question
October 5, 1867, pages 626-627


Suspension during Impeachment
October 19, 1867, page 658


"Disregarding" The Law
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Impeachment
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General Grant’s Testimony
December 14, 1867, page 786


The President’s Message
December 14, 1867, page 787


General Grant’s Letter
January 1, 1868, page 2


Secretary Stanton’s Restoration
January 25, 1868, page 51


Reconstruction Measures
January 25, 1868, page 51


The President, Mr. Stanton and General Grant
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Romeo (Seward) to Mercutio (Johnson) (cartoon)
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The War Office
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The New Reconstruction Bill
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