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HON. J. H. MORGAN,
of Washington county. But upon receiving your paper to-day, I see no mention of him. I am almost sure that I wrote it, but may have forgotten to enclose it with the others. It needs no sketch of mine, however, to add to the already prominent standing of Mr. Morgan, as he is looked upon as a man in the highest sense of the term. He is a large property holder in his county; cultivates a large plantation in cotton and corn, and is a first-class example of what the changed condition really is of a man in slavery to one in freedom. He has no further object in coming to the Legislature than to legislate for the benefit of his constituents of his county and the State, and it is, really, a pecuniary sacrifice for him to be absent from his place during the session of the Legislature. He is, I believe, a native of this State; was appointed a member of the Board of Supervisors by Gen. Ames; was elected to the Legislature in 1869; re-elected in 1871; and, like Senator Gray of his county, will be re-elected next fall if he wishes to. He exhibits about one-fourth Indian blood in appearance; tall and slender in form, and very aristocratic in his general deportment. No one can be introduced to him without becoming an earnest admirer of him; and is is, indeed, a proud recollection of mine that he is on my list of warm friends. Long may friend Morgan live to do honor to good old Washington, and to continue to show to those haters of negro elevation, that all we desire is a fair chance and we can rise in every respect to the level of common humanity.

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