From "Jesse James and the Lost Cause"
by Jesse Lee James, published by Pageant Press, New York, 1961.
Excerpt: (Near St. Clair, Texas) "...It was right there, at this spot, that we decided then and there we would join the secret military police system of the old Southland. That organization was the original Klu- Klux-Klan. Some of us were already members of The Knights of the Golden Circle. A brand new idea came into being, since our faithful Negro cooks and camp tenders had helped us without fear. We elected to include into the Klu-Klux-Klan as many trusted Negroes as we could gather around us, so believe it or not, in time we had enlisted and trained nearly twenty thousand Negro KKK's into our police system, so they, the Negroes, could police and supervise their own race of people, thus freeing us for the more dangerous and critical details in dealing with the renegade whites, and those lousy Carpetbaggers."
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