E.J. Bantz to Andrew Johnson, February 25, 1866

    Source citation
    Andrew Johnson, Paul Bergeron (ed), The Papers of Andrew Johnson: Volume 10, February-July 1866 (Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1992), 172.
    Author (from)
    E.J. Bantz
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    John Osborne, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.
    Conkey Store
    Vermillion County Illinois feb the 25th 66
    Mr. President Johnson
    As a farmer of Illinois I am Well pleased With your reply to fred douglass and party.
    The Majority of the people of this Stait is opposed to negro Equality.
    The negro don't know What he asks for When he asks for the Elective franchise.  It is paramount to his destruction.
    Here is the talk of the returned Soldiers and it is almost unanimos With them
    by god I Will di be fore a negro Shal put a ballet in the box on mine.
    Those ar facts and beyond dispute.
    E."J" Bantz
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