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An Honest Man's Opinion

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It is qalte evident that Frcilerick Douglass is not a mugwump in any scnse of the worü. A citizen of Albany wrote him reccntly as to nis opinión of the dut' of the colored race politically, and re ceived the following reply : An-acosta, D. C, AuL. 17, 1887. Mï Di'.Aii Jlit. Joiinsox: - Itliank yoi for your letter, resolutions and you wurm congiatulations. I have come home as I left home, finnly believing in the future of our country and of the col ored race and of the republican party, have no more patience now than heretofore with those thatteach the colored citi zens to believe that the occupation of the republican parly is ended; that there i now no dtfference between the two great parties; that the colored man bas no more to expect from one than the other and that now we should throw principie to the wind and go just wbere we can ge the largestshare of the spoils. The black man was hatched into freedom and political life in the republican nest. and tuide republican wings, and it is a foul biri that will soil its own nest or despoil the wings that have sheltered and warmec lier into life. I we slial 1 have to wait a great whilo before ihe democratie party, with its antecedent!, Mj war record its dependente upon tliesolid south, shal niake itself acceptable to any consider ahle niiinber ol colorud roten. 1 wouli rather be with the party of freedom am progress In defoat tlum with tlie part; of the Glenn bill In victory. Yuurs truly.


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