The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government: Abridged for the Modern Reader

 
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... IN THE HANDS OF CARPET-BAGGERS. 737 The election in Virginia took place on July 6, 1869. The vote on the Constitution was, for it, 206,233; against it, 9,189. For the disfranchising clause, 84,404:; against it, 124,361. In favor of the test-oath clause, the votes were, 83,114; against it, 124,106. State officers and a Legislature were chosen. Meantime the civil or provisional Governor had been removed by the military commander, Major-General Stoneman, and the commander of the first district put in the vacancy. At the same time the President-Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals was a staff-officer of the General commanding, and assigned to that duty; and another one of the judges of that court was an officer of the Federal army, receiving his appointment from the same source. On October 5th the Legislature assembled, the State officerselect having already entered upon their duties. The fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the United States Constitution were adopted, and Senators elected to Congress. On January 26, 1870, a bill for the admission of the State into the Union, "without further condition," was passed. Her subjugation was now completed. The military commanders were withdrawn, and she was left in the hands of "carpet-baggers." CHAPTER LVII. Final Subjugation of the Confederate States continued.--Slaves declared free by Military Commanders in North Carolina.--Provisional Governor.--Convention.-- Military Commander.--Governor-elect turned out.--Flis Protest.--Members of Congress admitted.--Proceedings in South Carolina.--Arrest of Judge Aldrich. --Military Reversal of Sentence of the Court.--Post Commanders.--Jurors.-- Proceedings in Georgia.--President's Plan.--Plan of Congress enforced.--Other Events.--Proceedings in Florida.--Rival Conventions.--Plan of...

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