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Alexander Stephens addresses the Georgia Legislature and urges acceptance and a new South

Alexander Hamilton Stephens, detail
02/22/1866
The former vice-president of the Confederate States, Alexander Hamilton Stephens, had been invited to address a joint session of the Georgia Legislature on Washington's Birthday.  His speech urged that the result of the Civil War be accepted, President Johnson's reconstruction policy be supported, and the rights of the newly freed slaves be protected.  What was important was the wealth and prosperity of the state in a new United States. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"A South Side View: Speech by Alexander H. Stephens," Chicago Tribune, February 25, 1866, p. 1.
"The South: Its Conditions and Duties - Address of Alexander H. Stephens before the Assembly of the State of Georgia," Chicago Tribune, February 28, 1866, p. 2. 

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