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Colored American Republican Text Book
			
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appointed more and higher commissioned officers in the army.
Well, as to this complaint, we can say the, end is not yet; more
than this we can say that he not only sent our four regular regi-
ments of soldiers to the front and gave them places of honor
(at the front) when white regiments were clamoring  to go there,
but he also appointed a large number of first, and second lieu-
tenants in the volunteer  service; and what more has a Demo-
cratic President ever done?  It may be said that a Democratic
President would have done more, but who can prove it to be a
fact?  In that trying ordeal, the President  was  not "a law unto
himself;" we must remember he had many influences, that were
hostile to us, to reckon with; and let us give him credit for what
he has done.
  The foregoing Mr. Editor, are my earnest, honest sentiments;
and however much your readers may differ with me, I trust they
will at least credit me with having the courage to express my con-
victions.
       With respect,
                                         JOHN P. GREEN.
  Washington, D. C., July 24, 1899.


                   POLITICAL SPARKS.
  There are 130,000 Negro voters in North Carolina, about
three-fourths of whom  have  been disfranchised.  Who  com-
mitted this outrage?

  Colored men of voting age in the State of South Carolina
number over 170,000, yet few of them  are allowed to vote.
And yet this party of treason and secession asks for the suffrage
of intelligent colored men.

  The outrages perpetrated by Democratic mobs upon Negroes
residing in Georgia and Texas are still fresh in the minds of the
people. Can you consistently vote to sustain the party made up
of these men?




			
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