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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 51: reconstruction under Johnson's policy.—the fourteenth amendment to the constitution.—defeat of equal suffrage for the District of Columbia, and for Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee.—fundamental conditions.— proposed trial of Jefferson Davis.—the neutrality acts. —Stockton's claim as a senator.—tributes to public men. —consolidation of the statutes.—excessive labor.— address on Johnson's Policy.—his mother's death.—his marriage.—1865-1866. (search)
States. The House by ordering the previous question cut off Boutwell's amendment for equal suffrage, and under the fervor inspired by the stubborn loyalty of a large portion of the inhabitants passed almost unanimously the resolution for the admission. Sumner contended in the Senate that the admission would be premature, as the rebel spirit was still controlling large districts; and further, that the denial of equal suffrage to the colored people made the constitution unrepublican. July 21, 1866; Works, vol. x. pp. 490-494. He insisted on an inquiry into the loyalty of D. T. Patterson when his credentials as senator from Tennessee were presented, July 26. Works, vol. x. pp. 502, 503. The Senate yielded to his criticisms of the preamble, but only three senators—Brown, Pomeroy, and Wade-joined him in insisting on equal suffrage as a condition. His earnestness did not bring his own colleague to his side. Wilson gave his reasons, Dec. 19, 1866 (Congressional Globe, p. 192),