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The Alabama Enquirer
The Alabama Enquirer
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Description: A Letter From a Colored Man - W. Taylor Breeding

Date: December 25 1890

Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 8

A Letter From A Colored Man
Please allow space in the columns of your valuable paper for a few words to express my high appreciation for it.
Among the newspapers, magizines and journals that come to my desk, I must say that there none that I peruse with more deep interest than the ENQUIRER. It is to me a budget of news every week.
But when I reflect a moment, how can it be otherwise, to have the news of my mother county, Morgan.
It gives me no small degree of pleasure to read the news of the county in which I was raised.
The last two years, the ENQUIRER has been the medium through which I have read so much of Morgan County’s good and benevolent citizens.
My heart is filled with gladness when that season of the year has come for camp meetings at Cedar Springs. I can but think of the days of my boyhood when I could go to the camp meetings and hear the good Christians giving praises unto God. Well do I remember a number of the good sermons I have heard at Center Springs notwithstanding it has been about eight years since I have had the pleasure of attending one.
I have had charge of the colored City School of this town for the last two years, in which I am laboring very, very earnestly for the educational welfare of my race. I have found Tuscumbia with an open hearted and energetic people.
I am only too sorry that my race does not take more interest in reading newspapers and periodicals of the day and keep pace with times.
I wish I could persuade every colored man in Morgan County to read the ENQUIRER and other god papers.
Enclosed please find one dollar for my continued subscription.
Wishing “ye” editor and Enquirer much success,
I remain, W. Taylor Breeding.

Submitted: 12/28/18

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