Southern Riots

August 6, 1866


According to Dispatch editors, Radicals are encouraging riots; every case of black murder by violent white Southerners only makes the Radical cause more appealing.


The New York Herald suggests that the Radicals are very much in need of a few more riots; and that if twenty or thirty negroes can be killed in each of the cities of Richmond, Mobile, Memphis, and New Orleans, it will be of great service to the Radical cause. For particulars, terms of compensation,&e. apply to old Thad. Stevens or any member of the Reconstruction Committee.
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