June 21, 1866
Southerners states are given permission to vote in Presidential election of 1868. They threaten that any attempts to stop them from voting will result in huge conflict.
THE VOTE OF THE SOUTHERN STATES TO BE COUNTED IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. The National Republican of yesterday, as if speaking with the full authority of the President, declares in substance that the vote of the southern States shall be counted in the Presidential election of 1868, and predicts that any attempt to prevent them from exercising their usual indnence in choosing a President would "provoke a conflict quite as ' irrepressible,' if not as bloody, as that which has "just terminated."
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“Good News,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed April 25, 2018, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/229.