Dissatisfaction with the Radicals

April 16, 1867


After the new number of Republicans and Radicals had settled into Congress, every state became compelled to send their best representatives to fix the current standings in Congress.


The continued rejection by the Senate of good men appointed by the President, simply on political grounds, has created dissatisfaction in the minds of a large number of Republicans. Within a few days persons of distinction and position from nearly all the States have arrived here for the purpose of inducing the Senate to change its action in certain cases. The pressure from Wisconsin is very great on account of the number of good men from that State who have been politically slaughtered to appease the insatiable thirst of the Senate for victims. In a majority of the cases from this State the men rejected were true and tried soldiers, and this act has brought out considerable feeling.
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