December 9, 1869
The Dispatch assures the end of Reconstruction and admission is only a matter of days.
Virginia will undoubtedly be "admitted" very shortly. No reason exists why she should not be taken by the hand by a Radical Congress under present circumstances. You have referred already to the status of one of her senators (Mr. Johnston). I learn that the other (Mr. Lewis) is loudmouthed as to his unmixed Radicalism.--Washington Letter-- Baltimore Gazelle.
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“Washington News,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed December 11, 2018, http://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1545.