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March 9, 1866

Radicals now believe Johnson's egotism embodies the "spirit of evil" and that he is looking to crush Congress

March 31, 1868

Butler will present the prosecution at the commencement of the impeachment trial. It is also speculated that in the next presidential election a candidate from a third party will compete for the Presidency as well.

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…

April 2, 1868

Butler gave a speech yesterday attacking President Johnson. The possibility that Johnson will be acquitted is more popular. Impeachment itself is losing publicity just as Reconstruction did. The wearisome trial is quite unpredictable.

December 25, 1866

The Dispatch wishes all its readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, with one qualifier. They want everyone to be as happy as possible under the current circumstances.

January 3, 1870

Governor Walker addresses the "colored people" and emphasizes his willingness to support their rights.

May 19, 1866

Sumner requests that the second clause of the amendment be stricken out and substituted with a clause requiring a Congressman from the South be chosen by half of loyal men in his district before being permitted back into the House of Representatives.

January 19, 1870

More senators seem to be leaning towards the admission of Virginia and the cessation of filibustering.

January 17, 1870

The final arguments made in Congress on Friday, January 14th, 1870 about the admission of Virginia into the Union.

January 21, 1870

The final pieces of the Virginia admission are decided.
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