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Letter from "a Republican" to Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs, November 17, 1869

Letter from "a Republican" to Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs, November 17, 1869

Date
1869-11-17
Description
Letter from an anonymous Republican to Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs, describing second-hand a case in which an African American man was sentenced to two years in state prison for theft of a cow even after he presented a bill of sale showing he had title to the animal. The writer links this case to a broader pattern of racial prejudice in the county and admonishes Gibbs to do something about it for the good of the Republican Party.
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s1325_b004_f04_02Letter from "a Republican" to Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs, November 17, 1869TextReconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Racism
Judicial error
Prejudices
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