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WS 1865-08-11 Governor of Idaho p 2, col D.JPG
The Democratic editor of the Walla Walla Statesman has consistently opposed Republican Wallace - who had been appointed governor of Washington Territory by Lincoln, then elected delegate from W.T., then appointed governor of the newly created Idaho…

WS 1865-08-11 Negro Suffrage p 2, col A-Pt1.JPG
The editor of the Walla Walla Statesman argues that the editorials of the Democratic newspapers New York News and the New York World, advocating the black franchise, are ill-considered efforts to build a black constituency for the Democratic Party. …

WS 1865-08-11 Taxation-Poverty-Wealth p 1, col F.JPG
This report would have been of interest and would have brought satisfaction to those Democrats who opposed the huge growth of federal power during the Civil War, including taxation and the issuance of greenback currency. The dire predictions of the…

WS 1865-08-04 Negro Suffrage in Connecticut p 1, col E.JPG
Though the editor of the Walla Walla Statesman here reprints this abolitionist editorial without comment, he has made it clear that he is opposed to black male suffrage. The excerpted editorial also sets out the partisan nature of this issue, with…

WS 1865-07-28 Freedmen Not Yet Free p 2, col D.JPG
The tone of these brief comments in the Walla Walla Statesman conveys the editor's disapproval of the uncertain situation of these newly-freed slaves, interpreting it as shiftlessness. He has argued, at times, that slavery was preferable to such…

WS 1865-07-28 After Them p 2, col C-Pt1.JPG
The editor of the Walla Walla Statesman responds to an editorial in the Umatilla (O) Advertiser which deplored the vigilante execution of the black man Green, whose crime and murder was reported in a previous edition of the Statesman. The Statesman…

WS 1865-07-28 Jeff Davis Caused It p 2, col A.JPG
The Walla Walla Statesman indicates that it was former C.S.A. President Jefferson Davis' stubborn insistence on full independence that made the terms of surrender particularly stringent.

WS 1865-07-28 Guilty of the Assassination p 2, col A-Pt1.JPG
The editor of the Walla Walla Statesman notes that the telegraph is once more operational, and prints a news item from the Oregonian (Portland, O) that Mrs. Suratt [sic] and three others have been executed after their conviction in the assassination…

WS 1865-07-28 Negro Peonage p 2, col D.JPG
The Walla Walla Statesman editor suggests in his comments on this report that slavery was more beneficial to black men and women in the American south than freedom. The "peonage" referred to in the article's title describes the agricultural…

WS 1865-07-21 The New Military Department p 2, col D.JPG
The Walla Walla Statesman reports the arrival of a telegram that announces the creation of the new Military Department of Columbia, comprising the states of Oregon and California, and Washington Territory. General George Wright is to command this…