Whitewashing Felons

January 21, 1868

Summary

Restrictions for the vote of certain people is proposed here. Restricting white Confederate sympathizers would be beneficial for the Radicals.

Transcription

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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Mallory Haskins

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HaskinsMallory-18680121-WhitewashingFelons.pdf

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“Whitewashing Felons,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed May 17, 2022, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/794.