State Of Florida,
Gadsden County, it:
Personally appeared before the undersigned authority duly authorized by law to administer oaths and take acknowledgments W. S. Stevens, who after being first duly sworn deposes and says:
That he is a resident of and the only colored physician in Quincy, Gadsden County. Fla.; that he has read the article appearing in the Florida Metropolis in which Wm stated that he had been warned to leave Quincv on account of having interested himself in Negroes voting and that he has also read the article headed, " Election day in Florida," appearing in the January, 1921, issue of the Crisis, and particularly that part of said article referring to an occurrence in Quincy, Gadsden County, on election day; that with reference to said article in the Florida Metropolis that the same is not true and that he was not warned or notified to leave his home; that with reference to said article appearing in the Crisis this deponent states that it is absolutely false and untrue; that he was not assaulted or disturbed in any manner whatever by any person on election day as therein stated, nor was he surrounded by a crowd who spat in his face, nor has he been since election day ordered to get out of town, and this deponent says that said article with reference to said occurrence is false and untrue. and that there is no foundation of fact upon which the same could be truthfully based, and that the same was written and published without warrant or authority from him and without his knowledge.
W. S. Stevens, M. D.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 5th day of January, A. D. 1921.
[seal.] F. F. Morgan,
Clerk Circuit Court, Gadsden. County, Fla.
Source: Hearings Before the Committee on the Census, House of Representatives, Sixty-sixth Congress, Third Session on H.R. 14498, H.R. 15021m H.R. 15158 and H.R. 15217, Page 198
Washington, Government Printing Office
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