Removal of Union troops from the South

Commenting on the removal of the troops by President Hayes. “It suffices to know that the troops were withdrawn, President Hayes being fully aware that the immediate result of his order would be the overthrow of the legally constituted authorities, and the seizure of the reins of government by as desperate a band of conspirators as can be found in the annals of human criminality…. The Southern conspirators are jubilant; their Northern Democratic allies are equally elated; and credulous, hood-winked, temporizing Republicans affect be equally delighed! ..”  11 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI