The Civil Rights Bill and its Fate
March 20, 1866
Anxieties among congressmen increase as the passage of the Civil Rights bill draws nearer.
Washington, March 18- Though it is felt that the worst features of the original civil rights bill are destroyed, there is enough left for a keen constitutional lawyer to drive through four in hand ; but it urged that the thing may be impracticable and ineffectual, and therefore not dangerous. There is much anxiety among Congressmen as to its fate with the President. Mr. English, the Democratic candidate for the Governor of Connecticut, had had several interviews with the President, who unquestionably desires his election.
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