Negro suffrage in the District

February 10, 1866


The "Colored Delegation" fear that the President will veto the District Suffrage bill.


The conversation between the President and the colored delegation is considered by them as conclusive upon the question of the President's intentions upon the bill granting suffrage to the colored people of the District, they believing that he will veto any bill that comes to him upon the subject. The subject still slumbers in the Senate, but it is certain to take it up at no distant day, and pass it, wether by a two-thirds vote or not is still a matter of doubt.
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