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November 17, 1894

Case of Twins; One White, One Black.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(20):767. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421250029008

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Wayne Co. House, Eloise, Mich., Nov. 7, 1894.

To the Editor:  —In reply to yours of November 2, I will say that twins were born, one African and one white child. The colored baby lived. The mother is a light-haired German woman, and I learn from her that the father was "a nigger born in slavery"—probably his father was some slave driver, at least he must have been a white man. "Breeding back," as the horseman says, seems to be applicable in this case.Yours very truly,

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