“You think that much of this trouble is excited by the Government
in order to favour General Grant
's campaign for a third term?”
“For nothing else.
These hubbubs in Vicksburg
and New Orleans suit his game.
If Billy Ross
, and Bear
's Paw his Secretary of War
, you would hear of no Pin Leagues, Light Horse and Mourning Bands; but you would have daily articles and monthly messages on Negro misdeeds in Caddo
encroachments on Red River
When we have a Democratic President
in office, you will hear more of the Black League
than of the White
“ The Black League is an actual fact?”
“ There is a Black League in every Negro village and every Negro barrack.
You can hardly doubt that there is a Black League in Mississippi
after the murder of Jemmy Gray
The murder of Gray
, and the murderer's confession, are the talk of every city in the South
was a Negro lad, who came from his plantation into Vicksburg
, and was killed by order of a brother Negro, named Jeff Tucker
, a third Negro, was employed to do the deed.
Since his arrest,