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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... pretty much right there where Mr. Pugh
lives now. That has been my stationary home, principally. I have
lived at other places though. Q. How old are you? A. Sixty-four in
May. Q. Have you voted in York County? A. Yes, sir. Q. Vote there
at the last election? A. Yes, sir. Q. What ticket did you vote? A.
Radical. Q. Whom did you vote for for Congress? A. Mr. Wallace. Q.
Now tell us whether the Ku Klux raided on you? A. Well, they came
to my house, I think, something after midnight; the moon was
shining; it had been raining, and then cleared off very pretty. Q.
What month was it?" A. In March. I had laid out about four weeks,
until I had taken a pain in my shoulder. Q. Why had you laid out?
A. To keep out of the way of them. Evsry night raiding and
shooting, the dogs and nobodyelse couldn't rest hardly. When you
were hid you were not satisfied, you went and hid again. So I got
so bad in the shoulder, I thought 1 had as well die in the house as
out of doors. But when I saw death coming, I got out; and I jtold
my wife if they came there to tell them she didn't know where I
was. When I heard them coming, I went out; and I got the door about
half open, and saw them coming, running, with their guns in their
hands, disguised, and I just threw the house 'twixt me and them and
laid right down agin the fence, about twenty yards from the door,
and agin I could get my eye to the crack of the fence, the door was
surrounded. They had a colored boy aloug--I call him a boy, but he
was a man--he was a boy to me. He called me twice, and my wife
spoke and said he was not here; and the next call he made, they
told me to open the door; and she opened the door, and they came in
and says: "Come on, come on, he is up, I see the sign." They all
goes in but two, and these staid wit...
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