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January 18, 1871

Since the war, Richmond has grown. People have migrated to the cities, including distinguished members of the Richmond Bar. Citizens cannot complain about the city, for it has shown significant strengths in post-war rebuilding and prosperity.

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…

August 26, 1870

The shipbuilding industry is declining in the U.S. due to the lack of shipbuilders, as many have switched occupations or no longer take apprentices. The lack of cheap manual labor and materials also makes foreign built ships cheaper and more…

August 16, 1870

Since the end of the war, Richmond has developed through enterprise and infrastructure, including agriculture, manufacturing, railroads, and steamships. Policy creation and Richmond's future encompassing of Manchester will also be significant in…

July 18, 1870

William Selden is petitioning for the removal of Mr. Johnson's political disabilities and for a subsidy for the Norfolk and European Steamship company that would allow for commercial competition with French and English ships. Mr. Johnson is…

July 15, 1870

The income tax is fixed at 2% for those earning over 2000 dollars in income. The duties and taxes on goods like sugar and cotton is established, and several occupations and entertainments are listed as being excluded from taxation.

May 30, 1870

Richmond and Manchester may combine to create one large commercial center. The resources and economic center of Richmond and ability to expand infrastructure and commerce into Manchester is ideal.

April 4, 1870

Chahoon is ordered to give up possession of all city-related things and he refuses to do so.

February 12, 1870

The improvement of industry is essential to the future of Virginia's economy.

December 9, 1869

The National Board of Trade taking place in Richmond was a "fortunate event for this city." The manner of Virginians was surprising to many of the visiting Northernors as The Dispatch claims Sourthernors presented their true selves.
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