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“There is almost a reign of anarchy: the negroes are burning and stealing, the whites are shooting and beating; the papers are filled with reports of crimes and affrays.”
“At the close of the church service, if the weather was good, the whole population would go wandering through the streets, to cafés and restaurants, which were kept open all night, and at daylight, in maritime cities, go to the sea-shore … and bathe their faces and heads in it.”