Can't Trust the Negroes

July 28, 1868


Scalawags are picking the electors themselves because they can't trust the "negroes".


Can't Trust the Negroes. - It is now thought that the Alabama Scalawag Legislature will choose the electors for that State itself, so as to make sure of having Grant men. That body is afraid to trustt the negroes. They are becoming "mighty unsartin " - like white men. What a pickle the Radicals are in, to be sure. We could almost find it in our hearts to sympathize with them if we knew of one decent man amongst them.
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