"Colored Democrats" (August 1, 1868)
Colored Democrats.--Great efforts are being made by the Conservatives to form Democratic Clubs of colored men. At Galveston they succeeded in getting sixteen colored men out of nine hundred; it was a failure. We learn that in some of the worst rebel districts of the State, the colored people have joined Democratic Clubs to protect their lives.
What strange arguments the Conservatives use to induce the colored men to join their party. They say they are the best friends of the colored men, and at the same time declare against giving him[sic] the vote, and whenever they get an excuse murder them by the wholesale, as was the case at Millican the other day. No. Mr. Conservative, you cannot convince the colored people by such arguments of your friendship and sincerity.