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The South-Atlantic Volume 2, no. 1: a monthly magazine of literature, science and art

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    Available in PDF Format | The South-Atlantic Volume 2, no. 1: a monthly magazine of literature, science and art.pdf | Unknown
    Carrie Jenkins Harris
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ...Why did I recommend that you be permitted to vote There are eight hundred thousand colored voters in the South. They add to the power and strength of the South. We have more voters in the Presidential contest, and we have more representatives in Congress. Why should we want vo cut t off one-third of our votes! Of course we should desire to keep them. We know that if the time has not come, that it will come and must come when blacks and whites in the Southern States will come together. To stand apart means ruin. We would be indeed fools to desire, with eight hundred thousand colored voces and one million six hundred thousand white votes, to cut off one-third of our strength. The North saw it, and hence the Mortons and the Andrews opposed the move to allow the colored people votes. I was the first man in the South who advocated that measure, and I have never gone hack ort it. You will all have to comri together, and I have been waiting for the time, and it isnOt far distant now, when all the colored people will he ready to 'jine the cavalry.'" General Kershaw went into a thorough explanation and exhibit of the excessive taxation in the State, and depicted in vivid colors the dire results. The State without ci-edit, the people without money, and the people in a state of riot. He addressed himself particularly to the colored people, arguing away their prejudices, and pointing out to them how, their interests were identical with the whites. He warned them against the. counsels of the men who had led them and the State to ruin, and with practical and amusing anecdotes, illustrated the condition of South Carolina if the Radical party were given another two years' license to rob and plunder the now penniless people. The following day was assigned to Cheraw. Ge...  
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