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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 52: President Johnson's reconstruction and further bureau legislation for 1866 (search)
es and senators from the South. He declared that the bill interfered with the local administration of justice; that it was unconstitutional for the general Government to support indigent persons; that it was unreasonable to make provision for a class or color; that it was extravagantly expensive, there being $11,745,--000, according to the commissioner's estimates for the current year, and likely under the bill to be double that amount-greater than the entire yearly administration of John Quincy Adams. The Senate did not get a two-thirds vote to overcome the veto, several senators having changed their attitude regarding it, so that Trumbull's bill failed to become a law. But in the House the persistent chairman of the Freedmen's committee, Mr. Eliot, very soon introduced a new Bureau bill, from which he had removed several objections made by those senators who refused to vote for the first bill over the veto. The duration he fixed at two years; he left out the sea island clause,
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 54: public addresses concerning the freedmen in 1866, advocating education (search)
eech: I suppose it will no longer be presumption to call you fellow-citizens, since the Constitution has been so amended as forever to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude, except in punishment for crime, and since the Civil Rights bill has become a law of the land. To-day the principles of liberty are triumphant; the principles for which patriots and philanthropists have labored from the foundation of our Government, and for which the immortal Lincoln became a martyr, and which John Quincy Adams and Giddings and the Lovejoys and Henry Winter Davis and Solomon Foot proclaimed with their dying breath. He eulogized dead heroes and praised the living, taking up name after name. He praised the Lord for their work. Thank God, he went on, that my noble, suffering and rising race live and flourish like the goodly cedars. The history of 250 years has demonstrated the fact that the black race in America, or wherever dispersed, can neither be forever enslaved or blotted out.
Index I indicates Vol. I; II indicates Vol. II; hyphen (-) indicates a pages inclusive between figures given. Abercrombie, John J., I, 233, 235. Abbott, Lyman, 1, 269. Achron, E. O., II, 586. Adairsville, Battle of, I, 521-527. Adams, John Quincy, 11, 282, 321. Aiken, Hugh K., 11, 133. Alaska, Trip to, II, 468-484. Alden, B. R., I, 51, 53, 54. Alexander, A. J., II, 8. Alexander, E. P., I, 95. Alger, Russell A., II, 569, 572. Allatoona, Battle of, 11, 56-63. Alley, John W., I, 44. Alvord, J. W., II, 271. Ames, Adelbert, I, 349, 383, 386, 424, 429. Ames, John, I, 7. Amick, Myron J., II, 83, 139. Anderson, George B., 1, 300. Anderson, George W., 11, 91. Anderson, I. S., II, 587. Anderson, R. H., I, 275, 289, 331, 351, 356, 358, 359, 367, 369. Anderson, Robert, I, 96. Andrew, John A., I, 124. Andrews, George L., 1, 341. Andrews, Sidney, II, 440. Antietam, Battle of, I, 286-306. Appleton & Co., D., II, 556. Arch