Browse Articles (14 total)

July 2, 1866

Alexander H.H. Stuart delivers an address at the commencement ceremony of the University of Virginia, explaining his reasoning that slavery was not the true cause of the war. He reveals that earlier on, Radical politicians would not fully contend for…

January 7, 1868

Alexander H. H. Stuart remarks on the sour attitude of disenfranchisement for white Southerners while black citizens are allowed the right to vote.

January 9, 1868

A newspaper from New York, called the Republican, expresses the sentiments of the Republican plan for the economy. The Dispatch immediately goes on to criticize these ideas.

May 8, 1868

Mayor John Wells was enacted into office today. The Democrats are willing to fight to keep the "negroes" from as much as John Wells is willing to fight for their rights as citizens.

May 25, 1868

There are Capitalists from Philadelphia finding business in Richmond due to the ideal conditions and extreme mineral wealth.

January 5, 1869

A.H.H Stuart speaks to a audience concerned about the proclamation of amnesty. Congress doesn't seem to believe that the President can issue pardons to whoever he wishes and seeks to ban Presidential pardons.

January 7, 1869

While the authors of the Virginia constitution do not believe in "negro" suffrage in their "present uneducated position", they do believe that they need to make some concessions to the Union so that they can also pass universal amnesty and facilitate…

January 18, 1869

Mr. Stuart presents to the Senate that no citizen's rights to vote or hold office should be denied or abridged based on race, color, or previous place of servitude.

January 21, 1869

Letter from the Virginia committee to the senate judiciary committee. The committee does not agree with universal suffrage because the recent freedmen in their current uneducated state, are unsafe depositories of political power. However, due to the…

January 27, 1869

Passage of the law requiring those disqualified to vacate their positions within thirty days has people questioning whether the Virginia convention will achieve anything. According to some lead congressmen, this is not indicative to how congress is…
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