The Nation’s Hope in the Democracy—- Historic Lessons for Civil War. Speech of Hon. S.S. Cox, of Ohio, on The Bill of H. Winter Davis, “To Guarantee to Certain States, Whose Governments are Usurped or Overthrown, a Republican Form of Government.” Delivered in the House of Representatives, May, 1864.


Speech of Congressman Samuel S. Cox, Democrat of Ohio on the Wade-Davis Bill of 1864 introducing a legislative plan for Reconstruction. The bill “…was less lenient than Lincoln’s plan in dealing with those who had aided the rebellion. In its final form, the Wade-Davis Bill required a majority, not one-tenth, of those enrolled after military resistance in a state ended to take an oath to support the U.S. Constitution before a convention could be called to reestablish a state government there.” (ANB) Congressman Cox opposed harsh terms for the Reconstruction of the Southern States: “Mean and degrading conditions which unfit the citizen for manly equality are more despicable than rebellion.” (p16)


Description: The Nation’s Hope in the Democracy—- Historic Lessons for Civil War. Speech of Hon. S.S. Cox, of Ohio, on The Bill of H. Winter Davis, “To Guarantee to Certain States, Whose Governments are Usurped or Overthrown, a Republican Form of Government.” Delivered in the House of Representatives, May, 1864.

Washington [D.C.]: L. Towers & Co., Printers, 1864. First edition. 16pp. 8vo. Printed wrappers; stitched. Mild creases; brief wear to wrappers along spine; Very Good.

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