Robert H. Shannon Defends the Radical Republican Party
March 27, 1868

In this meeting in March 1868, Robert H. Shannon declared the Radical Republican Party essential for the "success of republican principles." 


There was a large meeting at the Fourth Ward club room Wednesday night. Speeches were made by Judge R. H. Shannon, Hon. P. B. S. Binchback [Pinchback], and Col. Hugh J. Campbell. The greatest enthusiasm prevailed. The following resolutions were adopted unanimously:

Whereas, The success of the Radical Republican party alone can secure the success of republican principles; and

Whereas, The Radical Republican party have, in their state and parish nominating conventions, made the nominations for the regular tickets; therefore be it

Resolved, That we indorse the regular nominees, state, parish, and municipal, from head to foot, and pledge ourselves to labor earnestly to secure them a glorious victory.

Resolved, That we denounce all bolters and disorganizers as office-seeking demagogues, and enemies to liberty and justice.

Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the New Orleans Republican.

Wm. Parker, President


The New Orleans Republican, March 27, 1868