Stone Collection: Volume 16 - Item 5
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5. Edward L. Pierce, The Two Systems of Government Proposed for the Rebel States. Speech of Edward L. Pierce, at the Town House, Milton, October 31, 1868 (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1868). (34 p.)
Speech extolling the virtues of the Republican Party and its candidates for the 1868 election. After reflecting on how President Abraham Lincoln’s untimely death prevented a successful resolution of issues concerning Reconstruction, the author warns that former Confederates and their allies in the Democratic Party in the North were attempting to undo everything that had been accomplished by Lincoln’s administration during the war.