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Wells was denounced by racist Southern and Northern dailies, including the New York Times, which called her a "slanderous and nasty-minded mulatress."
Wells was denounced by racist Southern and Northern dailies, including the New York Times, which called her a “slanderous and nasty-minded mulatress.”
Dillon, proprietor of the Montreal Hotel in security for payment, delivered to his creditor a mulatress, a slave called Ledy, aged 26 years.
You see young girls of remarkably elegant presence, -- young colored girls well educated and _élevées-en-chapeau_  (that is say, brought up like white creole girls, dressed and accomplished like them), voluntarily leave rich homes to nurse some poor mulatress or capresse in the indigent quarters of the town, because the sick one happens to be a distant relative.
"From a thousand to two thousand dollars, perhaps, as she is a negress but if she were a mulatress she would bring more, or if a quadroon most of all -- other things being equal."