Civil Rights Bill Not Yet Vetoed- The Radicals at Work
March 27, 1866
The Civil Rights bill faces a potential veto from the President as Radical Republicans"muster their forces for a trial of strength in the Senate".
Washington, March 26. 1866- Contrary to general expectations, the veto message was not sent in to day. It is stated that on yesterday the President had not finished the preparation of it, and that he will probably avail himself of all the time allowed him by the Constitution. Mr.Dixon,one of his friends, is sick, but rapidly recovering. On the other hand, Mr.Stockton, another friend, is in great danger of being voted out to-morrow on a reconsideration of his case. So that it is difficult to imagine what is to be gained by delay. The time expired on Wednesday. The Radicals entertain no hope that the President will approve the bill but are mustering their forces for a trial of strength in the Senate.
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