Freedmen Not Yet Free
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
The tone of these brief comments in the Walla Walla Statesman conveys the editor's disapproval of the uncertain situation of these newly-freed slaves, interpreting it as shiftlessness. He has argued, at times, that slavery was preferable to such freedom.
The Walla Walla Statesman republishes a comment from back east, that freed black slaves do not yet know that they are free.
Walla Walla Statesman
Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees
Vol. IV, No. 33, p. 2, col. D
Washington Secretary of State: Historic Newspapers