This Week in Reconstruction, March 21-27, 1869

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This Week in Reconstruction, March 21-27, 1869


Prospective Governor Colonel Walker gives a speech to the people of Virginia about working through Reconstruction as fast as possible. He believes that, "We must execute the reconstruction laws of Congress promptly and in good faith, and we again tread to the music of the Union and again consider ourselves a sovereign State and again call ourselves freemen." Walker will be our lifeline to ending Reconstruction. He promises us that "prosperity and peace will reign within your (Virginia) borders." Just this week Governor Wells voted for prolonging elections in order save his power and to keep our people out of power. We must defeat Wells in the polls.


March 21-27, 1869


Joseph McEachon