Strike the word “white” from the militia law.

The Southern leaders have enlisted free negroes and slaves in their rebellion, though we expect they don’t trust them far out of sight with arms in their hands.  But this is a luxury which the North also can indulge in, and in this behalf we notice that the colored men of Boston have enrolled themselves for military service, and formed a company of 125, under the name of the Home Guard.  Isn’t it about time to strike  “the word white” out of the militia law?  Salem Observer.

(Liberator, May 10, 1861, pg 3)