The Virginia Election

May 7, 1869


The articles of the Constitution should be voted upon in individual parts to provide "a fair expression" of the state. Also, this will increase the likelihood of overall passage for the Constitution.


THE VIRGINIA ELECTION. A variety of opinions have been expressed concerning the action of the President in relation to the Virginia election. The subject forms one of the most prominent topics of conversation here. The President thinks a separate vote upon the objectionable articles of the constitution the most practicable course for obtaining a fair expression of the popular sentiment in the State. Well informed parties believe that in the instructions sent to General Canby considerable discretionary power is contained regarding the time of election. H.
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