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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.

March 14, 1866

Prominent leaders such as Henry Winter Davis come forward in support of the suffrage movement.

April 11, 1866

The trial of Jefferson Davis approaches but the Dispatch welcomes the trial as it is believed the President would pardon Davis should he be convicted.

April 16, 1866

It is thought that Jefferson Davis will be pardoned by the President and released on parole instead of facing jail time, the Dispatch, however, is doubtful that there wont be a trial

May 11, 1866

Judge Underwood is attempting to try Jefferson Davis for treason. The Reconstruction Committee and Thaddeus Stevens agree that the amendment needs favor of at least nineteen states to be ratified.

May 11, 1866

Judge Underwood is attempting to try Jefferson Davis for treason. The Reconstruction Committee and Thaddeus Stevens agree that the amendment needs to be favored by at least nineteen state for ratification.

May 19, 1866

Sumner requests that the second clause of the amendment be stricken out and substituted with a clause requiring a Congressman from the South be chosen by half of loyal men in his district before being permitted back into the House of Representatives.

May 21, 1866

Congress is all talk and no action with opposition to Administration. Meanwhile, Johnson is behind the scenes, making sure everything he desires to be accomplished is executed.

May 22, 1866

The trial for Davis comes to a close, he is found guilty of treason before the U.S. Circuit Court in Virginia. Charges will be confirmed by an official final report is made.

May 24, 1866

The Bankrupt bill will help regulate relations between debtors and creditors in the U.S. The bill also eliminates Southern states' imprisonment for post-war debt.
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