Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, Made to the Two Houses of Congress February 19, 1872; Testimony, Georgia Volume 6

Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, Made to the Two Houses of Congress February 19, 1872; Testimony, Georgia Volume 6

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...tlie most worthy and intelligent men are among the whites, and there are a largo number of white people whoso names are not put in the jury-boxes. Question. Because, in the opinion of the officer, they have not the qualifications required by tlie constitution? Answer. Because they do not possess tho qualifications required by the constitution. In eonie of the counties perhaps one-half, and in others perhaps one-third, of the white people are not put iu tho jury-boxes. Question. Is tho county of Warren in your congressional district? Answer. It is, and 1 practice law in that county. Tho county-seat of Wan-on is about fifty miles from where I reside. Question. We have had before us a witness, who was at one time the sheriff of that county, and he guvu us a number of cases of outrages committed fiiere. The witness named was J. C. Norris. Atimeer. I know him very well, and I have known him twenty years. He was a shoemaker in Warreutou before the war. Question. He spoke particularly of I)r. Darden. I want yon. to give us the facts relative to the killing of Dr. Dardeii, the causes that led to it, his political status, and nil you know about it. Answer. 1 thiuk it has been three years since Dr. Darden was killed; if I am not mistaken, it was in 1808. That was not a political difficulty at all; the facts of that case are about these Question. Was not Dr. Darden a republican? Answer. No, sir; Dr. Darden was a democrat. Question. Was Wallace an editor? Answer. Yes, sir; an editor of the newspaper there. Question. What means have yon of knowing that Dr. Dardon was a democrat t Answer. I knew him well; 1 have his own word for it. I was in correspondence with him just before his death; he was a subscriber to my paper. Question. If Mr. Norris spoke of him as...show more

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  • Paperback | 458 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 812g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662156
  • 9781236662156