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In Louisville, Kentucky, a mass meeting requests the withdrawal of the Freedmen's Bureau from the state.

Louisville, Kentucky, 1861, artist's impression
02/22/1866

In Louisville, Kentucky, a mass meeting of Democrats, with Governor Thomas Elliott Bramlette in the chair, gathered in support of President Johnson's policies, especially his recent veto of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill.  Bramlette praised Johnson in a speech and a resolution requesting that the Freedmen's Bureau be removed from the state was passed overwhelmingly, stating that the welfare if black Kentuckians was a state affair.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Kentucky," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 424.

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