Negro Question debated in Kentucky

THE NEGRO QUESTION IN KENTUCKY    The Mayor of Lexington  Does One Thing and the Military Authorities Upset It.  Notice — The congregation of colored persons in this city, claimed to be slaves by the neighboring farmers and others, has become an evil of such magnitude as to require correction.  It is notified to such owners and claimants, that unless such colored persons are removed from the city to the homes of their claimants  by the 26th day of this month, legal proceedings will be instituted under the State law to compel compliance.       Joseph Wingate, Mayor    Oct 17th, 1865

                         (Liberator, Nov 10, 1865, pg 3)