Suffrage Rights for Negroes

July 4, 1845

Under Refuge of Oppression, there is an item, unsigned, source The Hudson N.Y. River Chronicle:
“The great majority of our negroes are poor, ignorant, lazy, worthless wretches, wholly incapable of exercising with any degree of judgment the right which is wished for them….They are drones on the face of the community.  ….”