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United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1869.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Johnson Letter to E. M. Stanton

Identifier: MS-0930

Andrew Johnson wrote this letter to E. M. Stanton while the latter was serving as Secretary of War in order to commend his friend Edward Hazzard East to him.

Dates: 1865 June 20

Andrew Johnson Veto of the Military Despotism Bill

Identifier: MS-3320

This rare printing, authorized by Johnson, contains the text of his veto rejecting Congress's plan to divide the former Confederate States into military districts.

Dates: 1867 March 2

Evening Star Editorials

Identifier: MS-3637
Abstract This newspaper clipping contains three editorials, none with signatures. The first affirms Mr. Harlan’s claims that Andrew Johnson supports "negro" (sic) suffrage, praises Johnson for his sympathy and honesty, and reminds readers that Andrew Jackson also supports this cause. The second announces that the Evening Star advocated ratifying the Constitutional Amendment because of financial gain, before calling on citizens to reject it as the forerunner of black...
Dates: circa 1868

Gideon Welles Letter to A. H. Rice

Identifier: MS-0897

In this letter, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles asks Congressman Alexander H. Rice (then serving on the Committee of Naval Affairs) to consider passing an amendment to secure equal payment for the clerical force of the Navy Yards. Welles mentions three reports of the Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, which are not included in this collection.

Dates: 1866 June 20

Martin Foran Letter

Identifier: MS-2286

In a March 7, 1869 letter to Nevada Senator William Morris Stewart, Ohio Representative Martin Foran stresses his moderate political stance since the conclusion of the Civil War, citing Tennessee Senator William G. Parson Brownlow as a personal friend who can vouch for his sentiments of true loyalty and submission to "the Cause."

Dates: 1869 March 7

William G. Brownlow Circular

Identifier: MS-3603

Brownlow published this circular for the "Loyal Men of Tennessee" to protest the appointment of General Longstreet as Surveyor of Customs for the Port of New Orleans and to refute Andrew Johnson's suggestion that he had received funds from Johnson to start a Union newspaper in Knoxville.

Dates: circa 1869

William G. Brownlow Letter Supporting Congress

Identifier: MS-4002

This April 3, 1866, letter was written by William G. Brownlow in Knoxville, Tennessee during his time as governor. In this short handwritten letter, Brownlow gives his support to Congress on an unspecified matter instead of President Andrew Johnson.

Dates: 1866 April 3