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Jeremiah Sullivan Black to Andrew Johnson, Washington, D.C., February 20, 1866

Jeremiah Sullivan Black, seated, detail
Jeremiah Black was a former Pennsylvania Chief Justice, U.S. Attorney General, and Secretary of State, who James Buchanan had nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court only to see the Senate narrowly reject him in February 1861. Returning to private practice, he later associated himself with President Andrew Johnson, drafting several of his veto messages in 1866 and then acting as his counsel during the impeachment proceedings in 1868. In this short letter he praises Johnson's veto message of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill saying that "it has saved the nation." (By John Osborne)

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