A Nut for Northerners to Crack

June 22, 1868


A Conservative walked ten miles to preach to colored people out of the goodness of his heart.


A Nut for Northerners to Crack. - Rev. Mr. Walker, a Baptist clergyman, over sixty years of age, walked from Catawba to Salem, a distance of ten miles, last Sunday, to preach to the colored people, who had given him an invitation to do so. The old gentleman had been a sufferer by the war, and being unable to procure a horse to ride, walked the whole distance to preach to those people, nearly every one of whom have voted and will vote against the white man's interest. Is not this " returning good for evil" ? What do the northern folks think of such cruelty to the negroes ? Mr. Walker is a Conservative.
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