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rred at the polls from the free and full exercise of his suffrage.
There is not only perfect freedom in voting, but the amplest protection afforded the voter.
These words were in his letter of Sept. 29, 1888.
On July 30 preceding, just two months before, that same governor said, in a public speech, which you will find in the Charleston News and courier of the 31st, the following:
We have now the rule of a minority of 400,000 over a majority of 600,000.
No army at Austerlitz or Waterloo or Gettysburg could ever be wielded like that mass of 600,000 people.
The only thing which stands to-day between us and their rule is a flimsy statute—the eight-box law—which depends for its effectiveness upon the unity of the white people.
Of course, the utterance of July 30 was for the home market, and the letter of September for export.
But when you consider that both these statements were made to the same community, by the governor of the State, you can form some idea of the effect