Weekly Mississippi Pilot clipping

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Mr. EDITOR: A scandalous misrepresentation in the "Brandon Republican" of the 19th, charges that I went to the celebration of the Fifteenth Amendment, at Vicksburg, accompanied by a prostitute. A man of family who has maintained in his humble life a reputation among the white and the colored people of my county for honesty and decency from boyhood, this outrage upon me would be a great crime, even though the young lady accompany me on the occasion referred to, was not the pride and light of my home - my daughter. In thus setting right this infamous libel before the public, I have no words to waste on the wretched man who can permit party passions to make him responsible for such atrocity against the private character of decent men.



Weekly Mississippi Pilot, “Weekly Mississippi Pilot clipping,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed May 23, 2024, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/800.

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