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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 14: Charleston. (search)
e says a place, caring but little whether you make him a jailor or a judge. Some weeks ago a coloured man was brought to me in Philadelphia, whose name was Henry Griffin, whose craft was door-keeping, whose desire was legislation. A shrewd fellow, thirty-five years old, and yet obliged to mind a door for bread, Griffin thoughtGriffin thought the time had come for him to rise. His neighbours shared the public spoil-why should not he? Hence, to the amusement of his employers, he was running as a candidate in the seventh ward of Philadelphia. On which side in politics do you stand? I asked the candidate. Republican, Sah. Republican! Then you are running afice, save the turnkeys in the police-yard, and these coloured officers are required to sweep their own rooms and whitewash their own walls! Is that equality? Griffin is frank. Not having learned the art of wrapping up ugly things in golden words, he tells you that he wants to get his hands into the public chest. Affairs lo
The cage. --Wm. H. Curtin, charged with stealing a horse, saddle, and bridle, the whole valued at $660, and the property of John A. Brammell, who committed to the cage on Saturday evening. Yesterday Imiah, slave of Wm. Triplett, and Thos Hirets, white man, were consigned to the look- up, the former charged with stealing, and the latter with receiving a silver watch, the property of Henry Griffin, and valued at $75.