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June 3, 1867

With the new government under Reconstruction, each district will be given representative seats based on the number of current registered voters.Everyone needs to register to vote in order to give their area as many seats as possible.

June 4, 1867

General Schofield decides who is considered a rebel, who is not eligible to vote and who may register for the future elections.People who held government titles prior to when the war began or gave aid to the Confederate army are rebels and,…

June 5, 1867

Recently General Schofield revised laws in order to clarify who is considered disfranchised for participation in the rebellion with regards to voting and holding office.The Dispatch explains and interprets General Schofields decisions more thoroughly…

June 15, 1867

Registration for voting will begin on Monday.Every person who is eligible, or thinks they are eligible, should register to vote.The qualifications to vote made by General Schofield are listed.

June 20, 1867

The Dispatch claims that clerks are not the same as officers, and, therefore, do not fall under the same qualifications for enfranchisement as officers before the Civil War.They are dependents of the officers who govern, so they did not rebel.General…

June 21, 1867

People need to register to vote, especially white Virginians.Unless white Virginians want the government to fall into the hands of black politicians, they need to register to vote.

July 9, 1867

Governor Peirpoint's office will be taken from him unless he acts soon. The bill in the Senate states that offices held under the rebel state of Virginia will be taken and replaced. This includes Governor Peirpoint's position. The Dispatch says…

July 11, 1867

The Dispatch believes that black people are not eligible to hold office in Virginia under any act, past or future. General Schofield has not given an opinion on this matter of eligibility, and the Dispatch asks him to express his view. The Dispatch…

July 16, 1867

The new reconstruction has law passed in Congress, but does not greatly change the laws of Virginia.The new law agrees with many of the requirements already instated in Virginian reconstruction.It outlines the new requirements to regain statehood and…

July 26, 1867

New instructions will be given to General Schofield from Congress with regard to how reconstruction in Virginia should be run.They suspect that people who currently are enfranchised and registered will become disfranchised, and those who are…
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