Sharp Nigger That

Under this heading “the Banner of Truth,“published at Clarksville, Mecklenburg County, tells of a negro who sold a load of sumac, negro and all on the scales, the hidden negro slyly stole away, and the purchaser paid for his weight as well as the sumac.  The Banner says, “that negro was a regular black Yankee.”  Sam wants to know how he became a Yankee.