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Black Valley R. R.



FOR SENATORS FIRST DISTRICT, Confiscation and Taxation, alias EDWARD DANIELS, (of Chicago alias hell[1]) Conductor B.V.R.R.: Ruination, alias WESTEL WILLOUGHBY, of Engineer, R.V.R.R.

FOR THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, Repudiation and Corruption, alias JONATHAN GRAY, (of New York) Fireman, B.V.R.R.—No Brakeman allowed on this “Lightning Express.”—Through train to “Destruction.”




The above train will run off the track at Sun-down, Nov. 7th, 1871. All the passengers, will be “Conscience-stricken unto death,” with the exception of a CHOSEN FEW, who DETERMINED on the RUINATION and DESTRUCTION of the fair South, will weep, and curse, and gnash their teeth, and devise new plans to carry out their hellish designs and to line their pockets with the PROFITS of RADICAL TAXATION.

TAXATION. RUINATION, POLLUTION, CORRUPTION, fostered by RADICAL RECONSTRUCTION, are the SUBTLE owners of this infamous and accursed “R.R.,” who will ultimately engulf its BLINDED passengers in despair, borne down with SELF-REPROACH, SELF-CONDEMNATION, taxation and shame; SELF-BROUGHT by VOTING for the Officers Elect of the above CORRUPT and DAMNABLE TRAIN on RADICALISM’S BLACK VALLEY RAILROAD.




Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 5, M2009.483, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 November 30

[1] Parenthetical comment is written in pen on original printed pamphlet.