AM always glad and ready to make the dis¬
tinction that all white people are not alike.
A distinction that many white people are
unwilling to make relative to colored people. I do
not say, or believe, that because one white man
robs a bank and runs away with the people's money,
that all white men are thieves and robbers. But the
general verdict among white people seems to be that
if one colored man steals, all will steal.
There are some white people in the South whom I
consider to be very good people, though they were
slave owners. Many of them had feelings against
slavery, and rejoiced that it was abolished. The
opinion of Ex-Governor Henry A. Wise, who hung
John Brown, will be in place here. I heard Mr.
Wise, before Judge Underwood, in the United
States Court, make a statement something like the
following in substance. While in the course of his
argument he turned toward the colored people,