1866 · [Washington?
The dwindling supporters of President Andrew Johnson meet in advance of the 1866 mid-term elections, the first test of strength in the struggle between the President and the Republican Congress for control of Reconstruction. They argue that the seceded States, having ratified the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery, and having repudiated the Confederate war debt, are now entitled to representation in Congress, which has unconstitutionally excluded them.
A 16-page version was also printed, probably in Philadelphia. (Inventory #: 31641)