Stone Collection: Volume 73 - Item 7
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7. Nathaniel P. Banks, The Reconstruction of States. Letter of Major-General Banks to Senator Lane (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1865). (23 p.)
Open letter discussing various options for reorganizing seceded states so that they may be readmitted to the Union. The author is hopeful that Congress will readmit the Free State of Louisiana, which he helped reorganize following the guidelines set forth by President Lincoln’s ten-percent plan for Reconstruction.