What is Thought of the Articles.

March 3, 1868


Republicans support impeachment and believe Johnson will be convicted while Democrats think of the articles of impeachment as completely ridiculous and a failure to say the least.


WHAT IS THOUGHT OF THE ARTICLES. Generally, however, the Republicans appear to consider the articles as reported by the committee sufficient to sustain the impeachment and secure a verdict of guilty upon trial in the Senate; whilst the Democrats and Conservatives regard the articles as an utter failure to make a case for the solemn consideration of a high court of impeachment, and they believe, confidently, that Mr. Johnson will be acquitted.
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