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German pastors appeal to Governor to reject any proposed bill against language upcoming, citing earlier demographic dangers brought on by "inimical legislation."
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Author notes the many disloyal Americans "jabbering German" in the city.
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Businessman wonders what powers he has to act against those still speaking German in public..

Jacob Naumann's account book from the mid-nineteenth century, showing Naumann's transition from German to English as a language of both public business and personal memory.
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This "mostly German" county how thinks they can "talk what they want to" now that the war is over. Gets a bit violent thereafter, as he engages in patriotic fantasies: "I am a real yankey [sic] and I am getting damned tired of it if you get a club…
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