"We were presented Thursday" (August 8, 1868)
We were presented Thursday evening with a copy of an Austin paper, recently started, rejoicing in the high-sounding title of "The Free Man's Press," taking the ground that negroes are not negroes, but white men with a black skin. It is a red-hot anti-white man's paper, and commends itself to the liberal patronage of all silly blacks and radical Radicals. It denominates the late Millican collission "the Millican Massacre", and in speaking of that collision, or riot, or fight, or unpeasantness[sic], or whatever else you may please to call it, it takes occasion to give the officer of the Freedman's Bureau of Brazos county a slap. Proceed, Free Man's Press! we is wid you dar!! Our dusky brudder, fight it out on dat line ef it take you all de summer. Go it!
"Sound the loud tocsin from Salem to Quaddy,
Skowhegan is up, and afraid of nobody."
Mr. Melvin Wade (dark-skinned) is the Free Man's Press agent for Dallas county.