Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Rail Riding,” November 24, 1859

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    “Rail Riding,” Charleston (SC) Mercury, November 24, 1859, p. 2: 1.
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    Charleston Mercury
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    Rail Riding
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    RAIL RIDING. – Two persons, whose presence was considered undesirable on account of abolitionism, were ridden on a rail, at Kingstree, on Wednesday morning. One was an old man, and the other was a young man of good personal appearance. They were ridden about the village, borne by negroes, and compelled to sing while travelling in this manner. They were then turned loose. They took the noon train for Charleston, but the other passengers refusing to ride with them, they were put out of the train at St. Stephen’s station. They will probably endeavor to reach Charleston by foot.

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