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West Lebanon, Ind., April 4, 1870 Mr. Editor:--On last Saturday, for the first time in the history of Old Warren, a colored man exercised his right of suffrage, by voting at our primary election-his name is Wm. Adams, he is one of our hero soldiers of the union, having served his country in her hour of peril in one of he Michigan colored regiments. Some few conservatives looked askance, and the Democrats, what few there are of them here, looked blue. They sigh for the good old times when negroes were not men, and when corn was twenty-five cents a bushel and whisky the same. But their glory has departed-"gone where the woodbine twineth." Hurrah for Uncle Ben for Congress: "and the colored troops fit nobly." Yours, B. Gabers.

Date: 4/7/1870
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00002986
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/28/2011
Collection: Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: WCHS

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