Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General (Main Series), 1871 – 1880

National Archives Microfilm Publication M666 Roll 1

“Statements, depositions, and other records submitted by Gov. William W. Holden relating to crimes of the Ku Klux Klan against citizens of North Carolina, 1869 – 1871

Lincolnton, N. C.
Oct. 17, 1870

Gov. Holden,
Dear Sir:
according to your request we send you the below list of names of persons that have been maltreated in Lincoln Co.:
Harriet Quickel Black Whipped and shot
Sam Ward ” ”
Wife ” ”
Daughters ” ”
Rufus Friday ” ”
Wife ” ”
James Falls ” ”
Charles Sumner ” Whipped and robbed of $15
John Connely ” Whipped and shot
William Magbee ” Robbed in the woods of all his money
Ruben Litton ” Whipped and shot
Jerry Wood ” Whipped and drove from home, life threatened if he returned
J. Barringer ” ”
Rufus Bindhardt ” Whipped & shot dangerously
E. Wilfong ” ”
Peter Hoover ” ”
Lawson Friday ” Whipped & shot
L. Motz ” ”
John Miller White ”
Adeline Fisher ” ”
Sally Fisher ” ”
J. McMillen ” ”
Jeff Herndon Black House robbed of two guns

There is a number of other cases but we cannot get their names. The colored man Wilfong was shot in the back and is mutilated for life.

For the sake of my family, please not mention my name in this matter.

I certify on honor that the above is a true copy of the original report on file in the Executive Department of North Carolina.
J. B. Neathery
Private Secretary

Dec. 20, 1870