Colored Military Company — Robert Morris, J. W. Clark, and others of our colored citizens, have petitioned the Legislature for a special enactment authorizing them to organize as an independent military company, on the model of the volunteer companies of the Commonwealth. The petitioners are already organized as a private military association, and are the proprietors of a handsome stand of arms. The uniform they propose to adopt is of dark blue cloth, ornamented with simple white or gold trimmings. – Boston Post.
(Liberator, Mar 7, 1856, pg 3)