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Tupelo Journal (MS)
Tupelo Journal (MS)
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Description: Colored Convicts to Work for McDonald & Co.

Date: January 14 1887

Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS

Source: Lee Co., MS Library

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 1

A dispatch from Aberdeen on the 7th inst. says: “One hundred and four colored convicts from the penitentiary at Jackson, Miss., arrived here to-day to work on the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham railroad, under J. P. McDonald & Co., whose contract extends to the Buttahatchie river. The deepest cut on the road from Memphis to Birmingham is on this portion of the road near the Buttahatchie River.”

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