Stone Collection: Volume 16 - Item 6
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6. James A. Bayard, Speech of the Hon. James A. Bayard, of Delaware, February 6th, 1869, in Opposition to the Proposed Amendment to the Federal Constitution, Depriving the States of Their Control over the Franchise of Suffrage, and Granting that Franchise to the Inferior Races (Philadelphia: Sherman & Co., 1869). (28 p.)
Speech as described by the title. The bill in question was passed by Congress on February 26, 1869, and eventually became the Fifteenth Amendment.