This Week in Reconstruction, April 11-17, 1869

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This Week in Reconstruction, April 11-17, 1869


There should no longer be any good ground for the division of color and a "war on races" in Virginia, since "negro" suffrage has been settled. However, yesterday Governor Wells "had a black audience of a thousand or so". Wells "is for continuing the disabilities of the whites, and the "negroes" who follow him are therefore engaged in a war upon the whites. The whites are the employers, and the "negroes" the employed." Does it improve the relations between them for the employed to war upon the employer? Men who care for nothing more than a vote are the ones leading the blacks to fight a war that will drive this great Country farther apart.


April 11-17, 1869


Joseph McEachon