Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress, 2nd Session, Volume 8

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Page 440 - I made the remark that the department was able to manage and direct the system to whatever limits it might be able to grow. In spite of the fact that much of my time and effort has been diverted from the specific work...
Page 113 - ... we found ourselves in such condition that we looked around and we seed that there was no way on earth, it seemed, that we could better our condition there, and we discussed that thoroughly in our organization along in May. We said that the whole South — every State in the South — had got into the hands of the very men that held us slaves — from one thing to another and we thought that the men that held us slaves was holding the reins of government over our heads in every respect almost,...
Page 249 - Phidias he bids them turn from gilded statues and temples formed with hands, to the God who made of one blood all the nations of the earth...
Page 237 - ... em." In the Negro people's struggles during Reconstruction to make real their freedom and to enhance the liberties of all Americans, Negro women were the most militant fighters. Here are the words of a Louisiana contemporary: "These women have followed their husbands and brothers and all who had a vote, from morning to night, around the parishes demanding that they should vote the Republican ticket. . . . They have been very active since 1868 in all the political movements; they form a large...
Page 178 - On the same day another large body of persons published in the same place a paper in which they used the following language: We, the undersigned, merchants of the city of Shreveport, alive to the great importance of securing good and honest government to the State, do agree and pledge ourselves not to advance any supplies or money to any planter the coming year who will give employment or rent lands to laborers who vote the Radical ticket in the coming election.
Page 109 - A. And if that failed our idea was then to ask them to set apart a territory in the United States for us, somewhere where we could go and live with our families. Q. You preferred to go off somewhere by yourselves ? — A. Yes. Q. Well, what then ? — A. If that failed, our other object was to...
Page 44 - State is, that slavery in the horrid form of peonage is approaching ; that the avowed disposition of the men now in power is to reduce the laborer and his interest to the minimum of advantages as freemen and to absolutely none as citizens, has produced so absolute a fear that in many cases it has become a panic. It is flight from...
Page 106 - I came out of the Army. After we had come out a parcel of we men that was in the Army and other men thought that the way our people had been treated during the time we was in service — we heard so much talk of how they had been treated and opposed so much and there was no help for it — that caused me to go into the Army at first, the way our people was opposed. There was so much going on that I went off and left it; when I came back it was still going on, part of it, not quite so bad as at first....
Page 228 - ... challenging to fight, or fighting, every person convicted thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than two months.
Page 45 - South is itself a fact that overbears all contradiction and proves conclusively that great causes must exist at the South to account for it. Here they are in multitudes, not men alone, but women and children, old, middle-aged, and young, with common consent leaving their old homes in a natural climate and facing storms and unknown dangers to go to Northern Kansas. Why ? Among them all there is little said of hope in the future ; it is all of fear in the past. They are not drawn by the attractions...

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