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“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 were President, 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 and White 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. Gray 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 the deed. Since his arrest,

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