From Washington- The President's Veto Message

February 20, 1866

Summary

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

Transcription

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
About this article

Contributed By

Justin Barlow

Identifier

BarlowJustin-18660220-FromWashingtonThePresidentsVetoMessage.pdf

Citation

“From Washington- The President's Veto Message,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed December 5, 2022, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/68.