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Affidavit of Maria Jones: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Oct. 5

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Type: Affidavits | Text
Creator: Howard, O. H.
Title: Affidavit of Maria Jones: Albany, Georgia, 1868 Oct. 5
Date: 1868 Oct. 5
Description: In her affidavit given to Freedmen's Bureau subassistant commissioner O.H. Howard in Albany, Georgia on October 5, 1868, Maria Jones a thirty-two-year-old freedwoman living near the China Grove Church, gives her account of events on the morning of Sunday, September 20, 1868, the day after the initial outbreak of violence between townspeople and Republicans together with freedmen who came to hold a political rally in Camilla, Georgia. Jones recounts how on that morning she went looking for her son at the home of her neighbor, Sucius Pollard, and hearing that Pollard, like her son, had not been seen since the day before, headed back home, only to see Pollard being chased down and fired at by armed white men with bloodhounds. At the time Jones gave her affidavit, Pollard had not yet been found.

Document ID: cam035.

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: United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands | African American women--Georgia--Camilla--Personal narratives | African Americans--Georgia--History--19th century | African Americans--Georgia--Social conditions--To 1964 | Freedmen--Georgia--Political activity | Freedmen--Georgia--Violence against | Freedmen--Georgia--Personal narratives | Reconstruction--Georgia | Political violence--Georgia--Camilla | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Race relations | Mitchell County (Ga.)--Politics and government | Jones, Maria, fl. 1868 | Camilla (Ga.) | Mitchell 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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Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/zlcu/id:cam035

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