The Stubborn South
Spying on the South
Because of these Black Codes, I've heard rumors about a group getting together to perform lynchings, massacres, and beatings. They are thinking about calling themselves the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). If this plan plays into action these people have the potential of causing much destruction. They are portraying themselves as a group of activists promoting discrimination, and they are growing in numbers very rapidly.
I have found many unpromising details this past week. One is good though. There are some good people here nicknamed Scalawags. They are white Southerners working for and supporting the federal government. They are with us, trying to form a more perfect union.
I risked a lot crossing from North to South and going under cover. For the benefit of yourselves take this information into consideration. I'm again warning everyone that the KKK can cause a lot of fatalities if they go forth with their plans. Let's all work together trying to reconstruct this nation as a whole once again.