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April 13, 1871

This is still a time of major hostilities between the North and the South, and the South has to stay on guard to threats from the North. The reporter from the dispatch wishes ill-wills upon those of the north that threatened the liberties of Virginia…

March 31, 1871

A northern newspaper calls Fredrick Douglas better than many white men, and the Dispatch takes great offense to it.

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…

February 20, 1871

The Dispatch details the system of elections that will be used in the upcoming years to come. Due to reapportionment, there will be an entirely new General Assembly, who, due to this intentional redistricting, results in an all-white state…

February 17, 1871

The House will discuss a bill that would control state representatives for Congress. The Dispatch discusses the loopholes, based on the Virginia Constitution, that can expel Virginia from this form of control.

February 16, 1871

The Radicals are attempting to control the southern states through the election process, however the Conservatives will show that campaigning will prove to be powerful, and the lousy attempt that the Radicals are making in passing a bill will fail.

January 30, 1871

There are two propositions before the committee about reapportionment, and the Dispatch is in favor of both motions. If they complete this action in a way that does not violate the Constitution, they should do so.

January 26, 1871

Congress has passed a low in which the North will supervise elections in the South, in order to keep the northern status quo and to keep Republicans in office. This usurpation and control of the election process represents the Union's view of the…

January 24, 1871

There are southern Republicans debating "semi-Reconstruction." They have decided instead to make an amendment to the Enforcement Act where congress will apply its terms to southern elections and reinstate military to the south for protection.

January 17, 1871

Senator Lewis, a Radical Republican, along with his fellow party members, is pushing for racial equality and to have African-Americans serve in office. According to the Dispatch, Lewis is overstepping his bounds and Grant is annoyed with the Radicals…
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