An Abolitionist Rode on a Rail

April 20, 1855

From Greensboro, Georgia, comes a letter signed “Martin”.  It tells the story of a man in town who was suspected of being an Abolitionist, no name given, but who says he was from Massachusetts.  The man is blackened, carried on a rail by negroes, who are forced to kiss and hug him in public; finally he is put on a car and sent out of town.