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FROM Raleigh News and Observer, 11 August 1887, p. 4.


Friday Jones, a colored man very well known in the city, died yesterday, aged 78 years. He had been quite prominent among his race as a politician. He was at one time watchman at the capitol. Some years ago he went to Washington City with a view to getting the position of janitor of the government building here [sic]. He remained there about three years, during which time he wrote a history of his life. He was there at the close of one session of Congress, and one evening just before the adjournment of that body, Gen. W. R. Cox took him into the hall of the House of Representatives and introduced him. He had been both a democrat and a republican, and died a democrat.

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