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These advertisers - presumably local businessmen and professionals - appear only hypothetically in "Go Down, Moses," when Mr. Wilmoth, the editor of the Jefferson paper, worries whether he'll lose "what few advertisers I have got" (262) for helping Stevens organize a funeral for a black man, Samuel Beauchamp. (The two lines of dialogue between Wilmoth and Stevens mentioning the advertisers actually never appeared in print, until Joseph Blotner found them in the typescript of the story and interpolated them into the text he published in the Uncollected Stories, which is our copy-text. This is the one 'character' in the short story who does not also appear in the novel Go Down, Moses.)