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The Daily Dispatch: February 8, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Yankee papers announce, with considerable ecstasy, that J. S. Rock, a negro lawyer of Massachusetts, has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, on the motion of Hon. Charles Sumner. We congratulate Mr. Rock upon the recognition of his independence by the United States Supreme Court. There being no law at present in that country, he will not find the practice of his profession difficult. We advise him, however, to shun low company. An introduction by Charley Sumner is beneath the dignity of any intelligent gentleman of African descent. The Republicans of the United States must no suppose that the Confederates look with an evil eye upon the promotion of colored gentlemen to offices of distinction and honor in that country. We fully concur with one of the Republican journals when it says to its countrymen, "You want these people; without them you will sink lower and lower into that effete degeneracy into which years of sensuality have sunk you.