National Affairs: The States

FLORIDA: The Grand Jury, which has investigated Florida peonage cases in which convict laborers have been whipped to death, is now examining Paul Revere White, a convict who worked in a turpentine camp in Bradford County, Florida. White testified that because he was unable to do as much work as the Negro convicts he was given five lashes with an eight pound strap, each lash knocking him on the ground and cutting deep gashes in his flesh. Hearings will be continued until the jury has amassed sufficient...

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