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Indiana Republicans meet in convention in Indianapolis and praise President Johnson

Indiana State Capitol, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1861, artist's impression
02/22/1866

Indiana Republicans met in Indianapolis to nominate candidates for the upcoming state elections.  They also expressed their confidence in President Andrew Johnson, calling him a "true patriot" and pledged their support in his efforts to restore the nation.  They also, however, voted resolutions that stated unequivocally that "it is the province of the legislative branch of the Government to determine the question of reconstruction...," foreshadowing the later clashes between Congress and the White House that emerged during the following months.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Indiana," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 404.

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