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OR, ON THE

PICKET LINE OF FREEDOM

IN THE SOUTH.

A PERSONAL NARRATIVE,

BY

A. T. MORGAN,

LATE SHERIFF ASD TAX COLLECTOR, YAZOO COUNTY MKSIS PPI

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ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS, IN THE YEAR 1884,

By A. T. MORGAN,

IN THE OFFICE OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS, AT WASHINGTON.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Press of Rufus H. Darby.

PREFACE.

“And they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha ; and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood upon his feet.”II Kings, xiii: 21.

In these pages the reader will find faithfully set out a simple and truthful narrative of the principal incidents and events in the public and private life of the author during bis residence in Yazoo County, Mississippi, together with occasional pictures illustrative of the social condition of the people of that State. The characters are real persons, whose true names are given only in cases where it was found impossible to disguise their identity. The conversations quoted, of course, are not verbatim. They are, nevertheless, strictly within the line of truth.

Both in gathering the material and preparing it for the public, the author has encountered certain obstacles which many never will be able adequately to appreciate, because it will be impossible for them to stand in his place. Nothing is asked or expected, however, more than an honest judgment upon his motive and his work.

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