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Special Message

January 13, 1871

To the Senate of the United States:

In reply to the resolution of the Senate of the 16th of December, 1870, requesting to be furnished with information relative to the organization of disloyal persons in North Carolina having in view resistance of the United States laws, denial of protection, and the enjoyment of the rights and liberties secured under the United States, etc., I transmit herewith abstracts of reports and other papers on file in the War Department relative to outrages in North Carolina, and also, for the information of the Senate, those relative to outrages in the other Southern States. The original reports and papers are too voluminous to be copied in season to be used by the present Congress, but are easily accessible for reference, and copies of such papers can be furnished as the Senate may deem necessary.


APP NOTE:  The documents forwarded by President Grant detailed extensive allegations of racial and partisan violence in the former Confederacy.  Those documents were published by the Senate Select Commttee to Investigate Alleged Outrages in the Southern States, 42nd Cong. 1st Sess. beginning page XXXVIII (which is page 46 of the document we have linked).

Ulysses S. Grant, Special Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/204098

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