Former Slave Murdered

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Former Slave Murdered - A Murder in Cheater. The Reporter says : "On...
A Murder in Cheater. The Reporter says : "On Tuesday night, the 15th Instant, a negro man named Bird McLure, formerly the property of James S. McLure, Esq., was murdered on the plantation of Jas. G. McAlliey, on the western side of this coun? ty. He was called out of his house, ab jut midnight, by fonr persons, and shot to death immediately opon their getting him in range. The witnesses. Inclusive of the wife of the de? ceased, and of Tom McAlliey, who guided the murderers to. the house of tne deceased, were unable to tell who any of the perpetrators of the deed "were. We have heard stories on both sides-first, tbat the deceased had made violent threats about what he would do in case he had the authority to make arrests of white n)en; and again, that he had incurred the en? mity of certain young colored men by sup? planting them In the affections of a dusky belle, which story, if either, is true, we neither know nor care. The crime will be at? tributed to the Ku-K'ux, and every white man in Chester will have his due share of odium in the Northern mind attached to him. When? ever the friends and pimps of Grant's admlnls Hon cease to speak of the white people of the South as Ku-Klux and murderers en masse, we will then feel that our self-respect justifies us in denouncing as they deserve midnight ma? rauders and murderers." .

Clipped from The Charleston Daily News26 Aug 1871, SatPage 1

The Charleston Daily News (Charleston, South Carolina)26 Aug 1871, SatPage 1
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