Another Kuklux Bill.

April 4, 1871


Another Kuklux bill is in the process of getting passed that would hold government officials accountable for protecting people against the Kuklux when necessary.


A bill has been prepared by a prominent northern Republican, and approved by many southern Republican representatives, to be introduced as a substitute for the kuklux bill now before the House. It makes Slate officers whose duty it is to protect citizens liable to damages if they neglect or decline to do it; also criminally liable, as are all those; who advise them to this course, and finally gives United States marshals the right to call out a posse comitatus, and gives the President the right to enforce the writ with the army and navy if the posse comitatus fails.
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“Another Kuklux Bill.,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed December 6, 2022,