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Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875) Andrew Johnson on Negro Suffrage

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00269 Author/Creator: Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Broadside Date: 15 August 1865 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22 x 12 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00269 Author/Creator: Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Broadside Date: 15 August 1865 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22 x 12 cm

Summary of Content: [Title continued] His letter to Gov. Sharkey of Mississippi. Reconstruction era printing of Johnson's letter commending the governor's convention to amend the state constitution. In the letter, Johnson also attacks the radical Republicans.

People: Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
Sharkey, William Lewis, 1798-1873

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryPresidentGovernment and CivicsReconstructionSuffrageState ConstitutionRepublican PartyVice President

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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