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  • Collection: This Week in Reconstruction, January 15-20, 1866

January 23, 1866

The Radicals "scheme" to guarantee African American suffrage in the District, and the possible outcomes of such legislation worries the Dispatch.

January 23, 1866

A bill giving women the right to work as clerks fails again after receiving its third reading.

January 22, 1866

Federal legislators demand that southerners integrate schools and colleges in return for the ability to use public land for industrial colleges.

January 22, 1866

Congress discusses legislation meant to guarantee African American representation but the Dispatch argues that Congress "pressed this matter of negro equality so far" .

January 22, 1866

Emigration statistics show a relative lack of emigrants arriving in Virginia compared to the rest of the South.

January 20, 1866

The House votes to pass the proposed Suffrage bill, angering the editors at the Dispatch.

January 20, 1866

Legislation requiring white landlords to take responsibility for African American tenants passes in Virginia.

January 20, 1866

The proposed unification of West Virginia and Virginia serves as a heavy topic of debate in the two states.

January 19, 1866

Members of the Virginia State Legislature discuss the reunification of Virginia and West Virginia.

January 18, 1866

A Freedmen's Bureau leader states that all freedmen must register themselves as vagrants if they remain unemployed by January 20th.
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