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“ASSAULT ON COLORED FARM HANDS.” in Anacostia [Evening Star, Jan. 17, 1866]

ASSAULT ON COLORED FARM HANDS. – Yesterday, Mr. Contee, of Maryland, engaged fifteen colored hands in this city to work upon his farm. He put them in charge of his former, a white man, who them to Uniontown, east of the Anacostia, and stopped at the tavern of Robert Martin to get drinks. While in the house the negroes were attacked by white men, and one of the negroes, named Wm. Tucker, was shot through the left shoulder, inflicting a painful but not dangerous wound. The wounded man was taken to the eighth precinct station-house by officer Clements, and Dr. McKim was called to attend him. The Doctor probed the wound, but did not succeed in finding the ball. The injured man will be sent to the contraband hospital.

This morning, Officer Duvall, at the first precinct, arrested a man names McNerhany on the charge of being one of the assailants, and Justice Cull held him to bail for court.

SOURCE:

Evening Star, 17 January. 1866, p. 2.

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In Anacostia “improvements are rarely made” [National Leader, 30 March, 1889, p. 4]

DC Public Library, Special Collections

DC Public Library, Special Collections

The National Leader was a weekly publication. Frederick Douglass, Jr. of Nichols Avenue was Associate Editor of the paper.

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Frederick Douglass subscription to “The Anacostia Press” [1894]

Frederick Douglass papers - Subscriptions _ image 29 _ The Anacostia Press

SOURCE:

Frederick Douglass Papers, Library of Congress [Subscriptions, Folder 1 of 2 – Series: Financial Papers, Image 29]

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