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THE STATE COMPANY
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT.
Conditions at the close of the Civil War. Military occupation and control.
The negro troops. Reconstruction under President Johnson's plan.
The Provisional Government. The Convention and the Constitu-
tion of 1865. Legislative proceedings..
Complete establishment of the State Government. The "Black Code" and
contemporaneous legislation. The President's policy continued.
The Philadelphia Convention. Military interference. The Freed-
men's Bureau. The Reconstruction measures of Congress. The
rule of the military commanders. The negro enfranchised by Con-
gress. The Reconstruction Convention. The new Constitution.
Appeals and remonstrances of the white people. Congressional
reconstruction completed. The campaign of 'sixty-eight.. ..
Scott's FIRST TERM.
The new government organized. Elections in joint assembly. Notable
legislation. Ignorance in official stations. The Civil Rights bill.
A Congressman sells a West Point cadetship. A costly investi-
gation. Some fruits of misgovernment. Governor Scott's cam-
paign plans. The negro militia. The Union Reform movement.
The campaign of 'seventy. Citizens arrested by soldiers. The
State constabulary and their gang of roughs. A Republican victory. 106
Scott's SECOND TERM.
Leaders in the new Legislature. The Governor's message. Elections in
joint assembly. Notable legislation. The Taxpayers' Convention
and the reforms suggested by that body. Scott's last message.
Legislative expenses. Patterson and the Blue Ridge Scrip.
Charges of a Republican committee.. ..