Vicksburg Herald clipping

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Ham Carter.

The well-known colored politician Ham Carter has been in Greenville for a couple of weeks, and his presence seems to have had a marked effect on local politics. Before his arrival, notwithstanding a long existing defection in the Radical ring, the Reverend Brigadier-General and Senator Wm. Gray, was the favorite in the field for Sheriff at big odds; Carter, however, assailed him in caucus and camp, and now, as we learn, the Honorable William is without a backer. No small job that, even for Ham Carter. We doubt if his mission was all on account of local politics. [Greenville Times.

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Vicksburg Herald, “Vicksburg Herald clipping,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed September 22, 2023, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/470.

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