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“ [149] 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 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 look smooth in Charleston; smoother than anyone would expect to find under a carpetbag Government, a Negro Legislature, and a Federal .army.

Daniel H. Chamberlain, the Governor, is a New

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