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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject is exactly "Prejudices"
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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.
Collection
Letter from Dr. Samuel A. Wilcox to Governor Ossian B. Hart, January 23, 1873

Letter from Dr. Samuel A. Wilcox to Governor Ossian B. Hart, January 23, 1873

Date
1873-01-23
Description
Letter from Samuel A. Wilcox, clerk of courts for Taylor County, to Governor Ossian B. Hart, describing his political sentiments and asking for his office to be combined with the office of tax assessor or justice of the peace at large because the clerk's post does not pay enough. In the event this is not possible, or if his political positions as a Constitutional Unionist are unsatisfactory to Governor Hart, Wilcox resigns.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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s577_b004_f10_01Letter from Dr. Samuel A. Wilcox to Governor Ossian B. Hart, January 23, 1873TextReconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Resignation from office
Racism
Prejudices
County government
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