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May 11, 1866

Judge Underwood is attempting to try Jefferson Davis for treason. The Reconstruction Committee and Thaddeus Stevens agree that the amendment needs favor of at least nineteen states to be ratified.

May 11, 1866

Judge Underwood is attempting to try Jefferson Davis for treason. The Reconstruction Committee and Thaddeus Stevens agree that the amendment needs to be favored by at least nineteen state for ratification.

June 6, 1866

Underwood understands Richmond has become notorious for trafficking men of serious crime more often than other cities. He argues that Davis has violated the state law which says that no one should influence others to threaten or obstruct…

June 12, 1866

White Southerners claim that 1853 records have been found proving Underwood insisted that a woman's debt may be paid by the sharing of another woman's slave.

June 12, 1866

Judge Underwood refuses a Writ of Habeas Corpus for Davis unless Johnson gives him a relinquishment of accused to civil authorities, making him a prisoner of war.

June 14, 1866

There are approximately 250 perfectly loyal friends of the Union among Richmond natives. About one-fifth of this party would give their life to the Union, all would favor black suffrage, and most would do anything for rebels to be disfranchised.

June 16, 1866

President Johnson intends to release Davis on parole, but understands Republicans want him admitted to bail. This request for bail is denied, and the trial has been put off even longer- Johnson no longer wants to be responsible for holding Davis as…

June 18, 1866

Judge Underwood fears his assassination, and Southerners believe he is feeling guilty for his opposition to former Confederates and harsh treatment of Jefferson Davis.

July 7, 1866

Chief Justice Chase is anxious to speed up the trial of Jefferson Davis, pushing for reorganization of U.S. courts. If a proposed bill passes, Mr. Davis's trial can take place before Judge Underwood sitting alone.

July 11, 1866

Radicals are feeling threatened by the National Convention, and are criticized for trying to exclude Democrats from the occasion and include blacks.
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