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Thaddeus Stevens: Two Colored Preachers Call to Pray With the Dying Man

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    The details of Thaddeus Stevens's deathbed activities drew much comment when they were published after he passed away of August 11, 1868. The following report, originally from a Cincinnati paper but reprinted in a rabidly conservative Tennessee paper recounts his time praying with Catholic nuns and black ministers. This could either be taken as a sign of his sincere liberality or of his declension and degeneracy, depending on the reader.

    The Death-Bed of Thaddeus Stevens. Last Hour of His Life, and Its Closer an Interesting
    Memphis Daily Avalanche
    Sunday, Aug 16, 1868
    Memphis, TN
    Vol: 11
    Issue: 188
    Page: 1

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