FREEDOM AND PROGRESS.
Georgia took his seat in the House of Representa¬
tives. Blanche K. Bruce of Mississippi served as U.
S. senator from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1881.
Richard H. Cain, Robert C. Delarge, Robert B.
Elliott, Joseph H. Rainey, Alonzo J. Ransier, and
Robert Smalls served as representatives in Congress
from South Carolina; Jere Haralson, James F Ra¬
pier, and Benjamin S. Turner, from Alabama; John
R. Lynch, from Mississippi; Josiah T. Walls, from
Florida; J. E. O'Hara and H. P Cheatham, from
North Carolina. From 1869 to 1874, almost every
legislature in the South had some colored members,
and Oscar J. Dunn, P B. S. Pinchback, and C. C.
Antoine were lieutenant governors of Louisiana;
Alonzo J. Ransier, and Richard H. Gleaves, of South
Carolina, and Alexander Davis, of Mississippi.
Colored-Americans have occupied responsible posts
in the diplomatic and consular service of our country.
E. D. Bassett, John M. Langston, and J. W Thomp¬
son represented our nation at Hayti. J Milton Tur¬
ner, John H. Smythe, Henry Highland Garnet, C. H.
J. Taylor, and E. E. Smith were Ministers to Liberia,
and Blanche K. Bruce was registrar of the United
States Treasury. Frederick Douglass was U. S. Mar¬
shall and Recorder of Deeds for the District of Co¬
lumbia, and James C. Matthews was for a short time
recorder for the same district. James M. Trotter now
holds this position. The following is a list of colored
Presidential appointees, who received their appoint¬
ments since March, 1889 :—Frederick Douglass, Min¬
ister to Hayti; John R. Lynch, Fourth Auditor; N.
W Cuney, Collector of the port of Galveston; Robert
Smalls, Collector of the port of Beaufort, S. C; James