The politics of Michigan, 1865-1878 by Harriette May DillaThe politics of Michigan, 1865-1878 by Harriette May Dilla

The politics of Michigan, 1865-1878

byHarriette May Dilla

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... tics in the present canvass is to educate the public ear to a familiarity with the idea of impeaching the President. To prevent a shock, they at present permit only such leaders as Butler and Phillips to make the threat openly; and most of their organs deprecate the use of such threats, under cover of insinuations intended to carry the same idea." To combat the impeachment idea, the Democrats professed to see as an immediate consequence "the beginning of civil war in every city and village of the North." 1 On the other hand, there appeared apprehensions among the Republicans of the state that the President "would turn usurper and act a Cromwell," and this gave sufficient ground for urging a continuous session of Congress. "A danger to be guarded against," according to the Republican point of view, was the "summoning of an executive session and attempting to get the Senators to vote on their own admission and the President's appointments. If loyal members refuse to recognize them, the Copperheads and Rebels could meet by concert and thus convene a majority, and in case of a threatened interference, the President as Commander-in-chief of the Army could defend the Rebel Senate." 2 There were, however, Republican organs that objected to the continued session on the ground that "a general removal of officeholders in the recess could work less injury to the party than the spinning out of the session." » 1 Free Press, Apr. 5. The Free Press quoted liberally from the Cincinnati Commercial, a Johnson sympathizer, which it naturally considered the "ablest Republican paper in the North." Grand Rapids Daily Eagle, July 1, 1866. The Post, Oct. 25, remarked, however, that if the rumor was true that Sec. Stanton had filled all the vacancies in the regular army wit...

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Title:The politics of Michigan, 1865-1878Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217630995

ISBN - 13:9780217630993

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