Colored American, Washington DC, 20 June 1903.
(1) Who knew Caswell C. Henderson was “one of the best known Republicans in the County of New York”?
(2) Uncle Caswell worked at the United States Custom House, where positions were highly sought-after. In other words, they were patronage jobs. Now I understand the path the farmer’s son from North Carolina took to get one.
(3) It appears that Caswell wasn’t a white man at work after all. He was merely one when below the Mason-Dixon line.