A Case for Congress.

June 17, 1870


A Lynchburg Republican representative, Mr. W. D, has supposedly been forced to vote Conservative by his superiors.


We call the attention of Congress to the outrage described in the following paragraph from the Lynchburg Republican. The offence was a clear violation of the act to enforce the fifteenth amendment: "The resignation of Mr. W. D. Mack, recently employed as clerk in the office of the Assistant United States Assessor of the Revenue for this district, was occasioned, if not compelled, by the treatment to which he was subjected by his superiors and associates because he associated with gentlemen of this city and was under suspicion of having voted the Conservative ticket in the late municipal election."
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