This Week in Reconstruction, September 22-31, 1869
Talk of electing Senators continues to grow. General Grant is even for it and his favorite, General Williams, is clear, and Virginians request General Hoar's opinion of the election of Senators. To the people's pleasure, he sees no reason why not but Congress has the final say. Richmond, the Dispatch brags, has ushered in a time of prosperity with the election of Governor Walker. There are a few who want to see this good work crumble, but white Conservatives see a plot against Virginia as a whole, led by Radicals who hope to nullify the recent election in Virginia.