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The Massachusetts Republican Convention meets and has harsh words for President Johnson.

Boston, Massachusetts, 1857
09/13/1866

The Massachusetts Republicans met in Boston to nominate candidates for the upcoming election.  The Convention selected sitting governor Alexander Bullock for re-election, along with the other Republicans in his administration.  They then launched into a heated denuncination of President Johnson and his policies, decrying "the stronge spectacle of the President of the United States placing himself at the head of a combination of half-reconstructed Rebels and their defeated Northern allies" and warning of "the most imminent danger of losing every thint that we won by successful war on land and sea."  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Massachusetts," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 478,

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