In the letter Horton agrees with Swayne's recent suggestion that African Americans be appointed to the police force in Mobile: "I think it is but right as well as politic that they should have a fair showing, and the sooner it can be prudently...
In the letter the men discuss the murder of a freedman, who had been appointed a registrar in the county. They have been unable to find the young man who shot him, and tension is building: "The excitement occasioned by the outrage of yesterday was...
In the letter Smith reports that white planters in Chambers County have tried to interfere with the registration of African American voters there: "I heard of no open violations but am satisfied that parties have thrown every obsticle [sic] in the...
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