In this article the Charleston Mercury says that it is the duty of white Southerners to refuse to employ African Americans who voted for the Republicans. The editorial appeared in the most prominent position in the newspaper:
Thursday, Nov 05, 1868
Following a series of assassinations of Republicans during the weeks leading up to the Nov. 1868 elections, the South Carolina Democratic Committee issued a call to halt the assassinations.
Wednesday, Nov 04, 1868
Benjamin Franklin Perry was appointed governor of South Carolina in 1865 by President Andrew Johnson. Perry. As with some other Johnson appointees, Perry was a disparaging of African Americans. In 1865 he said that "The African, has been in all ages, a savage or a slave. God created him inferior...
I am sure that all of those who are interested in Wade Hampton are familiar with this "Remonstrance" that the former Confederate general and future conservative Democrat governor of the State of South Carolina affixed his name to. For those of you who have not read it, here is a copy...