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Colored Member of the Capitol Police Force

From the October 1, 1867 issue of the New York Herald

James M. Murphy, a colored man from Nashville, Tenn., was today appointed by the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate a member of the Capitol police force.  He was recommended as a first rate man for the place.

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