Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, at the First Session, Thirty-Ninth Congress Volume 1-4

Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, at the First Session, Thirty-Ninth Congress Volume 1-4

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...negroes. Our county court sentenced a negro to be sold into slavery, when the military interfered and demanded that the sentence should be set aside, because the law was not applicable alike to the whites. That sentence is not applicable to whites, and there-278 VIRGINIA--NORTH CAROLINA--SOUTH CAROLINA. fore the law could not be enforced. But in the case of whipping and branding, a white man convicted of larceny can be whipped or branded. This law is applicable equally to whites and blacks. Question. They have no penitentiary in North Carolina? Answer. No penitentiary or workhouse. Question. They have no place of confinement except the common connty jails? Answer. Only the common county jails. When I came away the mayor of Wilmington was perfecting an arrangement with the superintendent of the Froedmen's Bureau for the organization of a chain-gang to work on the streets, to use up.a large element of idle, vagrant negroes who hang around town having nothing to do, living on government rations. They were being constantly brought before the mayor's court, the mayor having authority from the Freedmeu's Bureau to pass upon them, save in an exceptional case, where the agent of the Freedmeu's Bureau comes in and sits with the mayor. The agent had seen so much of them that he was willing to permit this chain-gang to be formed under the circumstances. It was to be put in force immediately when I came away. 1 heard it both from the superintendent of the bureau f the district and from the mayor. Question. do they feel in North Carolina in regard to the education of frecdmen, and in regard to furnishing facilities for their education? Answer. I demanded of the constitutional convention, when it was in session, that it more

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  • Paperback | 686 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,207g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668162
  • 9781236668165