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Inhaltsangabe: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 Excerpt: ... a little ravine 30 or 40 yards. The ravine ran east and west, and in that ravine was some willow bushes--a little marsh. I was going up the ravine, and I saw there a crowd of some seven or eight or ten white men standing there, and one white man--they were talking there, and they said there was some disturbance and they were bringing him away. SHOT A MAN THE FIRST SHOT. Senator Caldwell came there and commenced talking with these men, and told them he didn't want to see a disturbance, and hoped they would have no fuss, but have peace and quietnde there. The parlies were all pleasant to him, and gave him every assurance that they would have no difficulty, and invited him down with them, and one of them put his hand on his shoulder. The man that was in the disturbance came raging out with a pistol in his hand, and the crowd of colored men rushed down to see what was the matter, and when the man got loose he shot a fellow, shot a man the first shot he fired, and from that the firing commenced, and that broke the meeting totally up. The colored people there were not scarcely any of them armed, and just all fled tor their lives. ARMS BY THE BOX. Q. How was the canvass in Jackson; was there anything there?--A. The canvass was pretty warm here. I taken a little part in the canvass myself, and always have since 1868, and I never experienced such a warm time in my life anywhere. Up in town here, I think, from that Clinton riot, they had arms come here by the box--those improved arms, Winchester and Whitney's rifles. I saw, I suppose, two or three hundred, were being distributed about. They would come up here to the stores in town, where the guns were carried, and theyr would carry them home all during the canvass. Pretty nearly one box would come during a week, and...
Buchbeschreibung RareBooksClub.com, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111231024275