Leavenworth Times clipping

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Handy, Emanuel; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Emanuel Handy, an Atchison colored man, remembers Jeff. Davis, and says Davis was one of the best men he ever knew in the south. Handy says when he was a boy he used to black Davis' boots. Handy remembers that after the war Davis was the first white man in the south to sell land to a negro. He says Davis sold one of his farms to a colored man who had been among Davis' slaves. Handy says what Jeff. Davis did was done as a representative of the southern people, and that personally he was a man with the best impulses.

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Leavenworth Times, “Leavenworth Times clipping,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed May 22, 2024, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/527.

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