What the KKK really does
A PROCLAMATION. By His Excellency, the Governor of Xorth Carolina. Executive Department, ' Raleigh. June 0th. 1S70. TTCTI1EREAS. In January or February, 1860, VV the house of Daniel Blue, colored, the county ot Moore, was entered at night ry band ot disguised men, known as the Ku Klux Klan, and the wife of the said Blue, who wns pregnant, and five of the children were murdered, murdered, and the house with the bodies of tho mur dered persona aiorcsam was Durnea : And Whereas, on the 26th of February, 1870, Wyatt Outlaw, colored, a citizen of Alamance, was taken from his house in the town of Graham Graham by disguised persons known as the Ku Klux, ana iiangea uy tne necK uniu ne was dead, on a tree near the Court Ilonsc : And Whereas, on Saturday the 21st day May, 1870, " John W.Stephens, wliite, State oenator from the county of Caswell, was murdered murdered in open day-light day-light day-light in the Court House the villaee of Yancey ville, by persons unknown, supposed to belong to the Ku Klux Klan afore- ssld : Aud Whereas, on the loth of May, 1SJ0, Robin Jacobs, colored, living near Leasburg, Caswell county, was murdered at night by a band of the Ku Klux Klan atorcsaid : And Whereas, from the 2nd of ApriJ, 1S70, the 15th of May, 1S70, not less than twenty-one twenty-one twenty-one persons, white and colored, in the aforesaid county of Caswell, were cruelly whipped and scourged oy a Dana or Danas oi me aiorcs&ia ku Klax Klan : And Whereas, during the week ending the 14th of Mar. 1870. a colored man in the county of Lincoln was taKcn irom ms ueu at mgui ana tied to a tree b a band ot disguised persons known as the Ku Klux Klan, while fifteen these demons in succession committed a rape on his woe : And Whereas, about the same time, in said County, a band ot these men disguised, known as the Ku-Klux Ku-Klux Ku-Klux Klan, met a colored woman in the dusk of the evening and committed a rape ou her body, and afterwards stuck their knives various parts of her body : And Whereas, about the same time a band men disguised, known as the Ku Klux Klan, in said county, shot a colored man on the public highway, and then told him they had shot him through mistake for another colored man, but laid him on a pile of fence rails and told bim to cry for help : And Whereas, a colored man named Pcrvear, ot the County of Alamance, supposed to be halfwitted, halfwitted, having followed two of the disguised murderers of Wyatt Outlaw to their homes, and having spoken of the fact publicly, suddenly disappeared, and was found drowned in a mill pond with a twenty pound rock to his feet : And Whereas, T. M. Shoffner, one of the Senators in the General Assembly of this State from the counties of Alamance and Guilford, has been compelled to sacraficc his property, and, to save his lte, to make his escape from said county county on account of his opposition to the Ku Klux Klan aforesaid, and his devotion to the government government of the United States : And Whereas, on the 26th of May, 1S70, mostattrocious murder was committed by three disguised men on Neill McLeod and Daniel Mcleod, white, of the County of Cumberland, and three others of the family were wounded by these assassins : And Whereas, in divers other localities peaceable peaceable citizens have been insulted in their bouses, put in fear lor their lives, whipped, scourged, maltreated, mutilated and murdered by persons disguised, and known os th Ku Klux Klan: And Whereas, retaliation has commenced by the burning of barns, stables, and mills : And Whereas, all these evils are to be traced to the Ku Klux Klan aforesaid, though no apology can be offered for the retaliation referred to, for it is equally to be deplored and reprobated as a wicked wicked violation of the law; and upon due informa tion laid before me, (which informntion has not been lurnished,) that barns, or stables, or mills, or dwelling houses, have been burned by incendiaries, incendiaries, mentioning localities and the persons to whom the said barns, or stables, or mills, or offered for the arrest and conviction of the incendiaries incendiaries aforesaid. Now. Therefore, 1, William W. Holden. Governor of the State of North-Carolina, North-Carolina, North-Carolina, do issue this my nroclamation, offering a reward of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS for the arrest of each of the murderers of the wife aud children of Daniel Blue, of each Of the murderers of Wyatt Outlaw, of each of the murderers of John W. Stephens, of each of the murderers ot Robin Jacobs, of each of the persons who committed rape on the bodies ot the colored women re ferrcd to. of each of the persons who murdered Purycar, and ot each of the persons who mur dered IN em mclcou ana uaniei McLeod, and robbed t.ie family of the said Neill McLeod. to gether with 6ucU evidence- evidence- as will lead to the conviction of the persons thus arrested ; those who planned, advised or counselled the commis sion ot the act ; those who participated in the act or acts ; or those who conspired to conceal the bodies of the murdered, or aided in the con cealment and escape ot the lelons : And 1 enjoin upon all officers, civil and mili tary, te aid in bringing these and all other offenders offenders to justice ; and especially to discountenance. discourage, and repress all organizations of men who ride or walk at night in disguise, with arms in their hands. It is a misdemeanor thus to iro aisgnisea, ana 11 is iciony 11 tnesc aisguisea persons persons molest or injure peaceable citizens in their persons or property. - Done at our city of Raleigh, this 6th day U s.Jof June, A. D., 1870, and in the 04th year of our Independence. W. W. nOLDEN, Governor. By the Governor : W. R. Richardson, Private Secretary.