Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch Quaterly Court
May 20, 1869
Mr. Edgar Allan spoke and positively impacted the black Virginians opinion of Mr. Walker.
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch Quarterly Court---Yankee Allan on the Walker Ticket Yesterday was out quarterly court, but no business of importance was transacted save the gulping down of the "iron-clad" oath by an ex-Confederate soldier names B. A. Cox, of Buckingham county, who has been made sheriff of Prince Edward. During the day a large and attentive audience listened to a speech from Mr. Edgar Allan in behalf of the Walker ticket and the expurgated constitution. his speech was one of the finest efforts we ever heard him make, and the effect was electric. Scores of colored men, who "like sheep, had gone astray, flocked around him after the conclusion of his speech and renewed their allegiance to him as their leader, and during the entire day he was busily engaged with the colored people, enlightening them on all matters upon which they desired information He is doing good service in the cause. We understand that he starts today to meet the "hon." Charles H. Porter at Ameka Courthouse, and reply to anything he may say which is not exactly so. We are soon to have an election, and the vote of the old Prince Edward will astonish even the natives.
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