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From: "Cleland Thorpe" <>
Subject: Re: FW: [Melungeon]
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 12:43:06 -0600
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My experience with what you have wrote or spoken is backed up by
documentation. A good example of that is your comments about my
Great-Great-Grandfather, Charles Gibson. Anyone who can read can follow his
trail that is well documented and is referenced in your writings. I really
think that should be required when stating anything as fact. Opinions are
just that, OPINIONS, and will only be fact when supported by documentation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Goins" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: FW: [Melungeon]

> From: Cleland Thorpe <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 12:33 PM
> Subject: Re: FW: [Melungeon] Comments on Dr. Kennedy's response to Dr.
> DeMarce
> I think the debate that has taken place for the last few days has given
> everyone a chance to state their position and the opportunity to submit
> documentation to support their view.
> Good point Cleland, but when the discussion is on opinions it's hard to
> documentation.
> I think the problem is, it's hard to separate an attack on an opinion,
> an attack on the person.
> who formed the opinion. When you have published a book or article etc. Be
> ready to defend those
> opinions etc. I have just been reading emails from other list quoting Jack
> Goins, after reading that quote I have
> decided it's another Jack , so I will just ignore it, but I have been
> forced to write an article addressing
> the Melungeons and some of the isues being discussed on the internet, this
> way I figure they won't misquote me. Jack
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