General Grant on readmission

January 8, 1866


Union General Grant comments on the status of readmission and offers his opinions on the subject.


It is stated on the very best authority that General Grant is not in favor of the immediate re-admission of the rebel States, and expressed himself to that effect in a recent conversation with a United States Senator. The sentence in his report on the condition of affairs in the Southern States which was interpreted as meaning that the Southern delegations ought to be relieved without delay, and unconditionally, was not intended to convey any such impression.- New York Tribune The Tribune also denies that Speaker Colfax has expressed the opinion that immediately after the recess of Congress the Tennessee Congressmen would be admitted, and shortly after that all the delegations from other rebel states.
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