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January 2, 1866

The Dispatch outlines Virginia's economic advantages and then proceeds to explain why Virginia needs more access to the global economy.

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.

June 16, 1866

Dispatch editors claim the nation has made a mistake; since the war, the white Southerner has become enslaved while the black man liberated. The white Southerner is undeserving of this- they had the large responsibility of managing slaves and their…

July 7, 1866

Chief Justice Chase is anxious to speed up the trial of Jefferson Davis, pushing for reorganization of U.S. courts. If a proposed bill passes, Mr. Davis's trial can take place before Judge Underwood sitting alone.

August 20, 1866

Southerners believe the success of the Philadelphia Convention will translate to the upcoming elections. Radicals can not deny a new wave of Conservatism which has set in, and Stanton has now decided to follow example of other Conservative members of…

September 4, 1866

Using the case of a "negro" man from New York who was arrested and clubbed by a police officer while legally buying potatoes from the market, the question is raised why the Freedmen's Bueau is only present in the south. Suggesting that if this…

September 13, 1866

Four white men were arrested because they threatened to mob Harrison Williams who is a "negro". All of the men work loading vessels on the river and a fight broke out among them during work. Justice Bodcker signed a warrant that was given to Captain…

September 21, 1866

Realizing that something must be done about educating the African American population of the South, the paper suggests a few possibilities. Most of them center around churches and lack government oversight. Though conceding that African Americans…

October 17, 1866

The tobacco factories of the city have decided to shut down during the winter as it is not a good time to manufacture tobacco. This will cause most of the laborers who work in the factories to be without jobs for the winter months. The Dispatch says…

October 23, 1866

The Freedmen's Bureau has been tasked with taking a census of the black population in Richmond and the surrounding area. The census will record the number of people, their gender, their literacy, and the color of their skin on a scale that includes…
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