Outrages Upon Colored People
Within the past week three persons of color have presented themselves at the Freedman's Bureau in this city and entered complaints of having been whipped by white people.
[snip Boone & Gallatin portions of story]
The third case is that of a colored girl named Eliza, aged about 14, in the employment of A. J. Whipps, who resides near the corner of Front and Garrard streets, in this city. Two affidavits were made in this case as follows:
State of Kentucky, County of Kenton, ss:
Affiant, Harriet Williams, (colored,) of Covington, County and State aforesaid, on oath says that on Tuesday morning she saw Mr. A. J. Whipps, in the pantry of his house, strip a little colored girl entirely naked and whip her with a raw-hide about fifteen minutes. The child's back is at present badly lacerated from the effects of the whipping.
Affiant Louisa Davis, of Covington, County and State aforesaid, on oath says that on Tuesday morning she was on an errand to Mr. Duncan's, next door to Mr. Whipp's, when she say Mr. Whipps, with a raw-hide, whipping a little colored girl named Eliza. The girl was entirely naked. She looked on about five minutes and then left.
from the New York Times, August 9, 1866, reprinting an item that appeared in the Covington news section of the Cincinnati Gazette. That article describes three events - one each from Boone, Gallatin and Kenton Counties.