Testimony in the Inquiry Into the Supression of Votes of Colored Citizens of Jackson, Miss

Testimony in the Inquiry Into the Supression of Votes of Colored Citizens of Jackson, Miss

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...were elected as members of the present board, on the Democratic ticket.--A. Watkins, Lemly, and Harry Taylor. Harry Taylor is a different man from W. H. Taylor. He is a contractor and carpenter and builder. Q. I understood yon to say that the immediate cause of the movement was the killing of McWillie Mitchell?--A. I think that was the immediate cause; yes, sir. Q. Then if that was the immediate cause of this movement, it did not originate fn the general dissatisfaction in respect of the character of the city government?--A. Yes, sir; that was the capstone; that was the immediate cause. There were t'ther causes that led up to that. Possibly that alone, by itself, might not have done it. Q. Suppose that had not occurred, would you have been a member of the organization for bringing a ticket into the field for the purposes specified in the resolutions which you aided in reporting to the meeting and to which I have called your attention?--A. 1 don't think there would have been a ticket in the field at all. Q. I understood you to say that the city government had a number of desperate men in the city about the time of the election?--A. Yes, sir; several, I think. Q. Will you state who those desperate men were, why you designate them as desperate men, and the grounds upon which you stated that, the city government had them present at that time?--A. First, I will state that these men were known all over that country--that is, Tucker and Miller. They are known all over the country as extremely desperate men; very bad men, men who have killed, perhaps, numbers of men. There was a general rumor that there were more there. I don't know personally about that. I am not acquainted with that class of men, do not associate with them, or go with them. All I...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676467
  • 9781236676467