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Collection Reference Number GLC01265.33
From Archive Folder Civil war loyalty pamphlets 
Title Address of the Hon. William Whiting before the Boston Highlands Grant Club, August 5, 1868
Date 1868
Author Whiting, William (1813-1873)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Published by A. Williams and Company. Criticizes Andrew Johnson for taking over congressional authority and compares him to Napoleon Bonaparte. Discusses the constitutionality of the reconstruction acts. Accuses the Democratic Party of having a "rebel program" in which Southern rebels will attempt to regain everything they lost in the Civil War. Warns against the possibility of another successful rebellion by rebel states.
Subjects US Constitution  Impeachment  President  Law  Congress  Reconstruction  Politics  Democratic Party  Civil War  Rebellion  Confederate States of America  
People Whiting, William (1813-1873)  Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Reconstruction; Government & Politics; The Presidency; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Representative from Massachusetts; born in Concord, Mass., on March 3, 1813; attended Concord Academy and was graduated from Harvard University in 1833; taught school in Plymouth and Concord, Mass.; was graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1838; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Boston; solicitor of the War Department 1862-1865; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1873, until death in Boston, Mass., June 29, 1873.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945