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“ [146] gentleman's face.” How many Negresses and Mulattaes would face one of these White damsels?

The Government is under the control of Negro voters, and the State of South Carolina is for the moment a Black Commonwealth, ruled, like an Italian Republic of the Middle Ages, by a stranger. Daniel H. Chamberlain is the name of the American Podesta. Robert H. Gleaver, a Negro, is Lieutenant-governor. Of the thirty-three Senators for South Carolina, fourteen are Black. Out of a hundred and twenty four Members of the Lower House, no less than seventy-three are Black. Gleaver, the Negro Lieutenant-governor, presides in the Upper House; Elliot, a Negro Speaker, presides in the Lower House. Few of these senators can write their names; yet they aspire to fill the highest offices in the Government. The Secretary of State is a Negro. Offices which demand some aptitude in reading and writing, such as those of Attorney-general and Superintendent of Education, are left to White men, but those of higher pay and wider patronage are taken by the Blacks. The State Treasurer is a Negro; the Adjutant and Inspector-general is a Negro. Chief-Justice Moses is a White, but

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