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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject is exactly "Reconstruction (US history, 1865-1877)"
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Letter from Governor Harrison Reed to Colonel John T. Sprague Regarding Readmission into the Union, 1868

Letter from Governor Harrison Reed to Colonel John T. Sprague Regarding Readmission into the Union, 1868

Date
1868-07-02
Description
Letter from Governor Harrison Reed to Colonel John T. Sprague, Union military official supervising the occupation of Florida, informing him that Florida had met the requirements set forth by Congress for readmission into the Union.
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Letter from Henry S. Sanford to Governor George Drew, 1877

Letter from Henry S. Sanford to Governor George Drew, 1877

Date
1877-02-18
Description
Letter from Henry S. Sanford to Florida Governor George Franklin Drew concerning the election of 1876. Sanford forwards a letter to recently inaugurated Governor Drew that he had originally meant to send to Drew in November 1876, following the controversial presidential election that year. During the election, Samuel J. Tilden, the Democratic candidate, won the popular vote and was leading in the electoral count with 184 votes over Republican Rutherford B. Hayes, who had 165; however, there were 20 disputed electoral votes in Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Oregon. After a protracted political and legal battle, a Congressional commission awarded the disputed delegates to Hayes (who had agreed to end federal military intervention in the three disputed southern states) a few days before the presidential inauguration on March 4, 1877. The Compromise of 1877 (the name given to the supposed deal between Congressional Democrats and Hayes Republicans) ended Reconstruction in the South, returning Florida and other southern states to Democratic rule and eventually ending black political participation in the South until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Sanford’s letter predicts that Hayes will win the electoral struggle and expresses hope for cooperation between moderate Democrats and Republicans in Florida under Drew’s administration.
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m82-8_b001_f03_11Letter from Henry S. Sanford to Governor George Drew, 1877TextElections
Reconstruction (US history, 1865-1877)
Postwar reconstruction
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