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EY Goldsborough US Marshall
1870 Baltimore Diary US Marshal 15th Amendment, Douglass Institute, Civil Rights Attack No Colored Men On Jury, Railway Cars For Colored
Maryland: 1870. See listing for details. This has to be one of the most interesting diaries I've cataloged all year. Handwritten Diary of a US Marshal in Baltimore for the year 1870 who was involved in the "Colored Committee" noting major historical events including Ratification of The 15th Amendment, and the swearing in 500 Deputy Marshals for the 1870 election; most likely to ensure the safety and protection of African American men voting for the first time. Also early civil rights content with 'colored allowed on railway cars'. See excerpts below. Our 32 year old US Marshal was traveling often between Washington DC, Baltimore and home to Frederick. Our United States Marshal Diarist: "EY Goldsborough" was Edward Yerbery Goldsborough (1838-1915) son of Dr EY Goldsborough (1797-1850) and Margaret Schley. He descended from Nicholas Goldsborough who came to America c1669 to Queen Ann County, Maryland. Some excerpts include; Attended a meeting of government officials at Samuel Evans office tonight to consider the question of appointing colored men to office The demonstration in honor of the ratification of the 15th amendment today was a splendid affair and passed off without any disturbance and with great credit to all who participated... The city is full of Democrats attending the caucus at Barnum's Hotel to select officers for the legislature The papers give full accounts of the killing by Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte in France and of the intense excitement caused by it. (a journalist killed in a duel, later Bonaparte acquitted of murder) Sold some tobacco, cigars and whiskey a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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