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Expanding suffrage in 1867 D.C. - Black males can vote...



Item # 678320

January 08, 1867

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 8, 1867 The top of the first column of the front page has one column headings: "WASHINGTON NEWS", "The Veto of the District Suffrage Bill", and more. Following the subheading: "THE PRESIDENT'S VETO", is the full text of his veto which takes nearly 3 columns, all on the front page and is signed in type: Andrew Johnson (which is affected by a printing flaw). See images for details. This veto by President Johnson (D), would be overridden by the Republican Congress (the same day as this report) by an overwhelming majority, and would become the first legislation to grant voting rights to African-Americans. Quite historic. Reports of this override were reported in newspapers from throughout the country in the days to follow.
Eight pages, a few print-creases/flaws, but overall nice.

Item from Catalog 311 (released for October, 2021)...

Category: Post-Civil War