Washington: Rives & Bailey, 1868. 16pp, untrimmed and uncut. Scattered light foxing and wear, Very Good.
Stewart explains the pending Reconstruction Amendments, which would secure to the freedmen all rights of American citizenship. Stewart must be accorded much credit for passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, by proposing that it track the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1866; and for passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, assuring Negro suffrage. Flack The Adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment 219; DAB. He rebukes President Johnson for characterizing his Congressional opponents as, in Johnson's words, "wild upon negro franchise." Item #10343