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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 14: Charleston. (search)
pinions, giving your enemies, the Democrats, a chance of slipping in? Guess that's so, he answered; but we like to have our share, and the Republicans cheat us every way. Indeed! I thought they gave you liberty, and fought for you against their brethren in the South? Guess that was long ago. That dead and buried. I am speaking of to-day. We coloured people vote the Republican ticket. When they get in, by coloured votes, they give us nothing. We have a White Governor, a White Secretary of the Commonwealth, a White Chief-Justice. Would you like to have a Black Chief-Justice in the seat of Daniel Agnew Well, sah, might we not have a coloured councillor, a coloured letter-carrier, a coloured policeman? In New Jersey, just across the Delaware, you see coloured police-officers and coloured magistrates. In Pennsylvania, though we call ourselves Republicans, we have no coloured men in office, save the turnkeys in the police-yard, and these coloured officers are req