A Modest Proposal

March 22, 1866

Summary

The proposed establishment of a society that would provide rights "in advance of that now existing in Virginia" angers the editors of the Dispatch who see the effort as a "missionary" effort.

Transcription

A writer in the New York Tribune on Saturday last proposes to establish somewhere, either in Maryland or Virginia, a colony, "where temperance and equal rights shall prevail;" to improve "both white and black by planting in their midst a civilization far in advance of that now existing there." This reminds us of the sending out of missionaries by the Mormons to "covert the Gentiles."
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Justin Barlow

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“A Modest Proposal,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed February 1, 2023, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/97.