Henry Winter Davis on Negro Suffrage

March 14, 1866


Prominent leaders such as Henry Winter Davis come forward in support of the suffrage movement.


Among the papers left by the late Henry Winter Davis is a speech, in his own handwriting, in which he argues, with masterly ability, the necessity of granting unrestricted suffrage for all loyal men, both black and white, at the South. He claims there can be no encouragement for loyalty or peace in the country until the nation accepts this doctrine. The speech will soon be given to the public - New York Tribune
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