April 14, 1866 Mr. Johnson has vetoed the Civil Rights' BM. in a message which . . . denies that coloured persons are entitled to any rights at all. and openly announces that the President will not help to repeal the laws forbidding intermarriage between the races. . . . The Liberal party in Congress expect to pass the Civil Rights' Bill by a two-thirds vote, but this is improbable, as the members see that in the face of the President's resistance the Bill, even if passed. cannot be carried out.