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September 24, 1867

Recounting of how the Rebel cruelties towards "negroes" affect the public sense.

March 31, 1868

A group of men, among them a white Richmonder, abduct freedmen in Key West to then later sell into slavery elsewhere.

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…

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…

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…

June 10, 1867

Northerners trying to buy cheap land or material from Virginians should be embarrassed for doing so.In order to Virginia to regain its dignity and prosperity, Virginians need to make money, and to accomplish this, Virginians need to be allowed to…

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…

August 23, 1867

The summer vacation for students is coming to a close as August is ending.The Dispatch says this raises some questions as to where families will send their children to school.The Dispatch states that anyone who is able to send their children to…

February 7, 1868

Due to the high volume of unemployed black citizens Lieutenant Hambrick has set up a program to connect white citizens who need employees with these black citizens.

October 1, 1868

Article is about how Richmond has not just recovered from the Civil War but how it iseven better than before with newer and improved housing. People and businessmen aremoving back to Richmond because they see it as a great future player in the…
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