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history of the thirty ninth congress of the united states

by william horatio from old catalog barnes


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...limits are not disturbed or stopped in the peaceable course of justice. " Other business occupying the attention of the Senate, the con- sideration of the Freedman's Bureau Bill was not practically entered upon until the 18th of January. On that day, Mr. Stewart made a speech ostensibly on this bill, but really on the question of reconstruction and negro suffrage, in reply to re- marks by Mr. Wade. On those subjects. 108 THE THIRTY-JflNTR CONGRESS. Mr. Trumbull moved as an amendment to the bill that occupant • oj land under General Sherman's special field order, dated at Sav- annah, January 1*;. L865, should be confirmed in their possessions for the period of three years from the date of said order, and no person should be disturbed in said possession during the said three years unless a settlement should be made with said occupant by the owner satisfactory to the commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau. Mr. Trumbull explained the circumstances under which the freedmen had obtained...

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