John Tompkins Monroe to the People of New Orleans, New Orleans, July 30, 1866.

    Source citation

    "Louisiana," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 454.

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    City of New Orleans
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    John Osborne, Dickinson College
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    CITY HALL, July 30, 1866.
    Whereas, The extinct Convention of 1864 proposes meeting this day; and 
    Whereas, Intelligence has reached me that the peace and good order of the city might be disturbed; 
    Now, therefore, I, John T. Monroe, Mayor of the City of New Orleans, do issue this my proclamation, calling upon the good people of this city to avoid with care all disturbance and collision; and I do particularly call upon the younger members of the community to act with such calmness and propriety as that the good name of the city may not be tarnished and the enemies of the reconstruction policy of President Johnson be not afforded an opportunity, so much courted by them of creating a breach of the peace, and of falsifying facts to the great injury of the city and State. And I do further enjoin upon all good citizens to refrain from gathering in or about the place of meeting of said extinct convention, satisfied from recent dispatches from Washington that the deliberations of the members thereof will receive no countenance from the President, and that he will sustain the agents of the present civil government and vindicate its laws an acts to the satisfaction of the good people of the city and State. 
    JOHN T. MONROE, Mayor.

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