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March 28, 1868

Carpetbaggers hold their own meetings in which they discuss their hatred for the term "carpetbagger." One member suggested using a violent tactic against the next person who calls him a carpetbagger.

May 1, 1868

The northern Radicals blame the southern Conservatives for the hostility towards races to win the "negro" vote.

April 8, 1868

Talk of mixed schools occurred yesterday in the Convention. Many white Radicals did not take to this proposal and warned black citizens to not violate a white man's right.

November 7, 1870

After much public backlash toward their ticket, the Republicans have chosen a new mayoral candidate to represent the party. In hearing this news, the conservatives have decided to fight back harder and to not relax their opposition, despite the…

January 17, 1870

The final arguments made in Congress on Friday, January 14th, 1870 about the admission of Virginia into the Union.

May 18, 1869

Walkers impending election is looking better amongst Virginians. As black citizens are coming to their senses, forgetting about the Carpetbaggers, and voting for Walker.

November 4, 1868

Another rant against Carpet-Baggers by Hunnicutt that the Dispatch liked enough to publish. Warns these men are only seeking office to help themselves and hurt Virginians. Warns Virginians to guard their rights

May 3, 1869

The Dispatch accuses the northern "carpetbaggers" of using General Canby's influence to secure Well's position of Governor in the coming term. Asserts that General Wells cannot possible win reelection in a fairly conducted election.

April 21, 1868

Many carpetbaggers arrived to Washington at the same time as General Grant's return. These carpetbaggers are determined to campaign for Johnson's conviction and removal. Senators who do not support the removal of Johnson will be disgraced by…

October 1, 1868

The Dispatch blasts the former governor of Virginia who was widely unpopular. They call him both weak willed and assert that he sold out to Northern carpet-baggers.
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