The Peace Proclamation
April 30, 1866
More troops withdraw from the South as Habeas Corpus is restored.
The President will, it is said and believed, at an early day follow up his peace proclamation by a withdrawal of a large portion of the military force from the South and a restoration of the Habeas Corpus. This will deprive Congress of the pretence that the President is inconsistent in his policy.
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“The Peace Proclamation,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed May 23, 2019, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/123.