January 21, 1868
Restrictions for the vote of certain people is proposed here. Restricting white Confederate sympathizers would be beneficial for the Radicals.
Whitewashing Felons.-One Mr. Andrews proposed in the Convention yesterday that no man convicted of felony in Virginia since the act of secession shall be disfranchised unless his conviction shall be reaffirmed by the courts after the State is "reconstructed." This is a sort of jail delivery to swell the Radical vote at the polls.
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“Whitewashing Felons,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed May 17, 2022, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/794.