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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Georgia. (search)
lack League in Mississippi after the murder of Jemmy Gray? The murder of Gray, and the murderer's confessioGray, and the murderer's confession, are the talk of every city in the South. Gray was a Negro lad, who came from his plantation into VicksburgGray was a Negro lad, who came from his plantation into Vicksburg, and was killed by order of a brother Negro, named Jeff Tucker. Oliver, a third Negro, was employed to do thyers and made a clean breast of the dirty business. Gray, a member of the Black League, heard in his lodge th and that all the White citizens were to be killed. Gray set out to warn some people who had been kind to hime. Jeff Tucker, an officer in the League, suspected Gray, and ordered him to be slain. Oliver expresses deep regret, for Gray had never injured him; but Tucker was his officer, and he was bound by oath to do whatever ha brother's blood. When Tucker bade him go and kill Gray he went and killed him, never asking why, because he He says he acted out of fear. If he had not killed Gray, he would have been killed himself. In Georgia th