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 - KTOKV OK A I'ATHIOT When white men see a poor...
KTOKV OK A I'ATHIOT When white men see a poor un-ni, Titrrn Khnwine finer traits of character, and a higher patriot- . ism than themselves, or at least character and patriotism fully e- j Christ-Qual to 'theirs' and worthy of emu- even the besf, it ought to , . ... ,- ' v stimulate them to cultivating a higher standard of life, and to ac-; custom themselves to making great- er sacrifices for their country. The Richmond News Leader gives the story of a simple colored boy in . the eastern part of the State, who has been drafted and sent to Camp Lee to be made into a sold er to flg'at for his country and ours. Any white man who reads it and does not feel a thrill of admiration for the darkey in question, and who does not vow to be a better patriot himself, is not easily moved. . Here is the News Leader's story: That he is ready to go over any t'me and do his part toward defeating kaiserism is the sentiment expressed in a letter to his mother, Llzz'e Swann, from Walter Swann, a colored select-man at Camp Lee. The letter was written so that the mother, who resides on Carter Harrison's place, in Powhatan, whore Walter also was reared, might receive it on Thanksgiving. Mr. Harrison, admiring the spirit expressed, turned over (o The News Leader for publication, some extracts from the letter. 11-

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  1. The News Leader,
  2. 08 Dec 1917, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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