United States. Congress. Senate. Select committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875.

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The United States Senate (44th Congress, 1st Session, 1875-1876) appointed a select committee on 31 Mar. 1876 to investigate fraud, civil rights abuses and violence surrounding the Mississippi election of 2 Nov. 1875. The scope of the inquiry was later extended to include related incidents at the Louisiana-Mississippi border. George S. Boutwell, senator from Massachusetts, was chairman of the committee. James Redpath of Massachusetts, a noted abolitionist and journalist, was clerk of the committee. The committee's report was submitted and published in 1876 as Mississippi in 1875: Report of the Select Committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875 (Report, 44th Congress, 1st Session, Senate, no. 527).

From the guide to the Records of the Select Committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875, 1875-1876, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

The United States Senate (44th Congress, 1st Session, 1875-1876) appointed a select committee on 31 Mar. 1876 to investigate fraud, civil rights abuses and violence surrounding the Mississippi election of 2 Nov. 1875.

The scope of the inquiry was later extended to include related incidents at the Louisiana-Mississippi border. George S. Boutwell, Senator from Massachusetts, was Chairman of the Committee. James Redpath of Massachusetts, a noted abolitionist and journalist, was Clerk of the Committee. The committee's report was submitted and published in 1876.

From the description of Records of the Select Committee to inquire into the Mississippi election of 1875, 1875-1876. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 133699580

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associatedWith Ames, Adelbert, 1835-1933. person
associatedWith Boutwell, George S. 1818-1905. person
associatedWith Morton, Oliver P. 1823-1877. person
associatedWith Redpath, James. person
associatedWith Redpath, James, 1833-1891 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Louisiana
Mississippi
Mississippi
Subject
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Mississippi
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1867-1877)
African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi
African Americans--Suffrage
Civil rights--Mississippi
Elections
Elections--Mississippi
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana
Civil rights
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Politicians
Function
Politicians

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Active 1875

Active 1876

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