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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 90

16. George S. Boutwell, Right of Suffrage. Speech of Hon. George S. Boutwell, of Massachusetts, Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 23, 1869 (Washington, DC: F. & J. Rives & Geo. A. Bailey, 1869). (16 p.)

Speech advocating the extension of suffrage to black males. “I say that there measures, as far as I can foresee, are the last of those great measures, and for this reason: if we secure to all people of the country, without distinction of race or color, the privilege of the elective franchise, we have then established upon the broadest possible basis a republican equality the institutions of the country, both state and national.”