A sub-committee of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction appointed to examine and report the present condition of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas; their actions in relation to any amendments to the Federal and State constitutions; the present legal position of freedmen in the states; how the ordinances of secession are being treated in the states; and whether the validity of debts contracted for the support of the rebellion is acknowledged.
An amendment to the Constitution of the United States that granted citizenship and equal rights, both civil and legal, to African Americans and slaves who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.
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Members of the sub-committee are appointed by the Chairman of the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction
The credentials of William Byers and a memorial on the members-elect from Arkansas are received by the Sub-Committee.