A radical on the President's Policy

April 10, 1866

Summary

Radicals are rejoicing over the passage of the Civil Rights bill over the President's veto, one Radical states that " the President's policy has a ghost of a chance".

Transcription

Forney's Press publishes a Washington letter which exults over the passage of the Civil Rights bill over the vetoes as the beginning of brighter (radical) days, and concludes as follows: "It is merely an idiot who thinks that what is called the President's policy has a ghost of a chance. The sensible Southern statesmen here already perceives that the radical majorities are determined to re-establish and conduct the Government on the principles of the Declaration of Independence ; and whether their particular plan succeeds or not one thing is sure- that the work will be thoroughly done, and the traitors will not be permitted to come back into the national councils except as the equals of the men who saved the Government from overthrow."
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Justin Barlow

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“A radical on the President's Policy,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed November 27, 2021, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/108.