To Hon. L. W. Magruder, et al., Members of the House of Representatives, 1886.
On the eve of adjournment of this House, we desire to express to you our sincere gratitude for the manly position taken by you in maintaining the rights and privileges of the colored members of this House, and especially are we grateful to you for the manly position taken by you on the “labor contract bill.”
“Integra mens augustissima possessio.”
We respectfully subscribe our names as your obedient servants