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  • Collection: This Week in Reconstruction, January 8-13, 1866

January 13, 1866

Congress discusses the repeal of the Test Oath as southerners fight for readmission.

January 12, 1866

Congress discusses a revised version of the District Suffrage bill.

January 12, 1866

The Dispatch believes that the Suffrage bill will pass by a "large majority".

January 11, 1866

The suffragist movement makes progress in the House and trials of those accused of treason continue to hold the attention of southerners.

January 11, 1866

The Special Committee on Freedmen passes a bill expanding the powers of the Freedmen's Bureau.

January 10, 1866

Black on black crime begins to emerge in the city of Richmond.

January 10, 1866

The Northern and Southern media debate the status of reconstruction in Virginia.

January 9, 1866

Southerners argue that they have a disadvantage due to a lack of manufactories and try to figure out how Virginians could attract more factory workers.

January 9, 1866

The Freedmen's Bureau begins the restoration of land to former Confederate plantation owners.

January 9, 1866

The Dispatch highlights the repercussions of readmission and the shift of representation that would occur should freedmen be counted as people.
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