Clarion-Ledger clipping

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The colored people on whom a few officers out of three thousand to be filled in this State, have been thrust, will not feel themselves flattered by the distinction. They will not appreciate the motives whether good or bad, that have induced the present law creating power, to impose upon them responsibilities to which they are unequal, and will resent it as an attempt to purchase favor by small attentions, or to impose burthens which they are not qualified to bear.

Speaking of an appointee as Alderman, of Columbus, the Index says:

Robert Gleed is a freedman, a wagoner by trade, a man of modesty, combined with a mind of extraordinary power. We learn that he does not intend to serve, which is nothing more than we expected of him as a prudent, sensible man.





Clarion-Ledger, “Clarion-Ledger clipping,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed November 30, 2023,

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