1.  What Newcomb Thinks Editorials

All of the following are from the same source, The University Of Texas Archives, Center for American Hisotry.[1]

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The Galveston Daily News, Thursday, Oct. 24, 1884.

Taken from The Newcomb Papers, UT Archives, Box 2F110.

 

“What Newcomb Thinks”

 

“For over twenty years the south has been in political turmoil growing out of the Negro question, and if anything we are further from a satisfactory solution than in 1865.”    Newcomb describes the Negro problem as “… the great masses of colored people occupying the land and shutting out white immigration.  He states that the Negro “…has the right to remain in the south …” where “… he should be in harmony with the environment.”  Newcomb continues, “There is but one way open to republican success, and that is that the white republican come forward and take charge of the party management.”

 

2.  On being national Republicans and taking care of ourselves

 

San Antonio Express.  July 20, 1871.

Taken from The Newcomb Papers, UT Archives, Box 2F110.

 

 

“Being national Republicans will not drive the Ku-klux from our doors and preserve us to the purity and freedom of the ballot box.  The nation expects us to take care of ourselves …” through a state policy.

 

3.  The following is an editorial critical of Newcomb.

 

Houston Post, Oct., 1886

Taken from The Newcomb Papers, UT Archives, Box 2F110.

 

 

“Criticism of a Republican.”

 

“… the fact that he is a Republican in politics, is wide of the mark …”  Newcomb “… has made himself particularly obnoxious to better elements among Texas people …”  Others “… have not been mean enough to abuse, traduce and slander the people among whom they live …”

 

4.  Newcomb upon a debate on the division question.

 

San Antonio Express, Jan. 12, 1869.

Taken from The Newcomb Papers, UT Archives, Box 2F110.

 

 

“That over a large portion of the state a peaceable election cannot be held …” and “… that the rights of loyal men, black and white, are trampled on and disregarded.

 

5.  Newcomb is mentioned as head of Lilly Whites

 

St. Louis Republic, June 9, 1892.

Taken from The Newcomb Papers, UT Archives, Box 2F110.

 

The Republic mentions that Newcomb is the head of the “Lily White” party in Texas and that he is “… a candidate for Lieutenant Governor on the white ticket of Texas, and a delegate to the National Convention from the Twelfth District …” The article states that, according to Newcomb, what is at issue is the vote for white Republicans over the “colored bosses.”

 

6.  Newcomb disappointed with Negro Element

 

Times, New York, March 11, 1892.

Taken from The Newcomb Papers, UT Archives, Box 2F110.

 

“Mr. Newcomb is much disappointed with the action of the Austin Convention, which he claims was controlled by the negro element.”

 

7.  Newcomb’s anger at traitors

San Antonio Weekly Express.  Oct. 22, 1868.f

Taken from The Newcomb Papers, UT Archives, Box 2F110.

 

“… the universal sneer of unrepentant traitors, who live on the hope of another opportunity to betray their country and destroy their government, is ‘there is too much bitterness in the Radical newspapers and we will never have peace until such things cease.”  Newcomb continues by describing Southern sentiment as “… the hell inspired spirit of treason and murder.”

 



[1] James Pearson Newcomb, Sr., Papers, 1835-1941, Box 2F110, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.