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Proceedings of a meeting of citizens of Albany: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 26

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Creator: Macauly, George
Title: Proceedings of a meeting of citizens of Albany: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Sept. 26
Date: 1868 Sept. 26
Description: These are the proceedings of a meeting of citizens of Albany held at the Dougherty County Courthouse in Albany, Georgia on September 26, 1868, and presided over by General Wright with George Macauly acting as secretary. The group appointed a committee of ten men to make a report that all of those assembled would then approve. A statement of regret over the occurrence of the "Camilla Affray" is made, and a general denial of responsibility of the incident on the part of the residents of Dougherty County, including a refutation of the report that the weapons used by the white townspeople against freedmen and Republicans attempting to hold a political rally in front of the Mitchell County Courthouse on September 19, 1868 came from Mitchell County. The committee also denies that J.W. Armstrong Jr., the leader of the Young Men's Democratic Club, said to have ordered the weapons, was in Camilla prior to the riot. They then make a general statement of allegiance to the Sheriff of the county and of their intent to "suppress every effort to break the peace." They state that they will forward this to the Albany Semi-Weekly News and to Governor Rufus B. Bullock. The attendees and committee members sign the document.

Document ID: cam019.

Digital image and transcription created by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001 of a photocopy held by DeSoto Trail Regional Library of an original record held by the National Archives.

Subjects: African Americans--Georgia--History--19th century | African Americans--Georgia--Social conditions--To 1964 | Freedmen--Georgia--Political activity | Freedmen--Georgia--Violence against | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Dougherty County (Ga.)--Race relations | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Race relations | Dougherty County (Ga.)--Politics and government | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Politics and government | Camilla (Ga.) | Mitchell County (Ga.) | Dougherty County (Ga.)
Contributors: DeSoto Trail Regional Library System | United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Online Publisher: Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia, 2001
Rights and Usage: This work is the property of the University of Georgia Libraries. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

Cite as: [title of item], United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. Records. National Archives and Records Administration, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

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Related Institutions: DeSoto Trail Regional Library System
Digital Library of Georgia
United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Collection Information: Civil Unrest in Camilla, Georgia, 1868 : Reconstruction, Republicanism, and Race