In the letter to Semmes protests his arrest on December 15 and asks Grant to present the matter before the president. He claims the arrest is a violation of the parole he was granted after his surrender ("solemn military capitulation") at the end...
The purpose of the meeting was to choose a voter registrar for the district, and the resolutions were drafted as "a public declaration of our views and sentiments touching the present political situation." In them, the men resolve to "bring to the...
In this message to the United States House of Representatives, President Ulysses S. Grant presents a statement he received from a group of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, who had assembled to discuss the "grave and menacing dangers that...
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