No negro suffrage and no repudiation.


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  • Description
    One-page letter to George Francis Train from John M.S. Williams advocating suffrage for ex-slaves. Train's response is printed below, where he rejects this idea, writing that black men are inferior to educated white women, to Irish workers, and to educated youths. He also questions the ex-slaves' loyalty to the United States.
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