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March 31, 1871

The areas in the Kanawha and James River Valleys are rich in minerals and will serve the Richmond community greatly. This, along with the commerce and railroads, will reestablish the city of Richmond.

March 31, 1871

The KuKlux Bill is being discussed in the house. The bill would give the government permission to act militarily against states that allow outrages. The Dispatch thinks this should not be passed.

March 28, 1871

The northern newspapers claimed that after emancipation, African-Americans would head north for more opportunities, but that has been proven false. African-Americans like the South and would not move to the North. The Dispatch is frustrated by the…

March 27, 1871

Grant wants to overstep his bounds and violate the Constitution once again by intervening in Southern matters. He claims that there are disorderly people in South Carolina and wants to take action when he has no right to do so. The states have the…

March 23, 1871

The Committee of Nine will get control of the Virginia Petersburg Railroad, which is great news for the city of Richmond, because for a fair price the city will be able to open up connections with other regions of the nation.

March 23, 1871

The Washington and Richmond line will connect the two cities and bring even more prosperity and national connections, immigration and wealth to the city of Richmond.

March 23, 1871

The Lawyer from Petersburg and General Mahone started a fight after the Senate passed the bill that allowed the Committee of Nine to have access to the railroad. There were many punches thrown and a pistol was shot.

March 22, 1871

Reconstruction and its supporters are a dying breed. The North is perpetuating this are failing to do so.

March 18, 1871

Richmond can build the Richmond-Petersburg rail line for 300,000 dollars, and be in control of one of the cities that connects the line as opposed to Mahone, who wants to build it without Virginia's interests in mind for almost double the price. The…

March 18, 1871

Richmond and Petersburg have similar interests, and connecting them via rail line with the state in control of the rail line would be the best situation.
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