The President and Congress

December 1, 1866


After meeting with a Congressman, President Johnson said that he was upset that he was involved with a quarrel with Congress


The President and Congress.--The President, in conversation with western Congressman today, stated that he intended no quarrel with Congress in what may be called a personal light, such as declaring it to be an illegal body, or incompetent to pass laws or to propose amendments to the Constitution. To the congressional plan of reconstruction he said he had no yielded one iota. He had done, he added, all in his power to secure southern representation in Congress. World
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