From Washington- The President's Veto Message

February 20, 1866


The President's veto of the Freedmen's bill brings "great excitement" to white southerners.


Washington, February 19.- The veto message of the President to the Freedmen's bill causes great excitement. An effort will be made to pass it over the veto, but it is not thought that it can be accomplished. The proposed serenade to the President to-night was declined by him. Speculation is rife about the reconstruction of the Cabinet
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