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At the Impeachment Trial, April 14, 1868

At the Impeachment Trial, April 14, 1868

Emily Briggs described the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson with vivid language. She wrote that “The spectators…are rare exotics, gathered from the best hothouses in the land.”

The Olivia Letters, New York and Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1906, Library of Congress