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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1802.
C I T, Yj! fO 0 V E R N M E N T.' ' '
,'JOlH TICOH SMITH, Hay nr. ' ' ' '
' WIUiASt UttAMK, lheorr. ' '
" ' JOHS CBUHBUY, Martkat.
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74 Wcjn W, II. WUslnton, A. C. Tucker,
J p roes A. Ptwlo. . .
erkt qflht Market Jvlin Chumhley ,z-jlfa, flrt;
I. Rya, Second ; and John Roddick, third. .
u itswwtnr William Driver.
wnw Collector K. B. Sbank'nd.
or TaJ ChlJfor H. B. Oerrett r .
rwrr R. Benry. ' ,' . '
Ttarf Vruror Thnma 1akf. ' '
.psTftrnidn of the Workhnum-. Cj. Dodd. ! '
ipertWiuW itf 1' HVU-James Wyatt. : ;
n Ae Fir BHriitMn John M. Boabury.
-xlon or the CwMtor,-T. U. McBrlde. : ;
ml Onnr-J. I. flown ri,
jy 4((oriMFJuba HvPlwll Bmlth. . .1 .
' CITY COUNCIL,' ! 1 '
.,' J ! t ! . ' ' ' !,.'
,arJ or AUrm M. M. Brtan, I-resldent ; J. K.
.man.O. A. J. May Held, H O. Bcovel,Wm.8 Cheat-
i, J. C Hroilb, M. 01.. Claihorno, ana jm.odd.
mnmon Council W. P, June., rreidDt ; William
erti T. J. farbtlh, Wm. Driver, Win. Slowert,
. it Uuugh ,W Mull in , James Turner, O.M. Booth
o, A. J.Cole, jM.Diivii, Andrew Andorson, J. B.
itwlos, end Johu Clreaiy. ( (
ta tfaowleS, Hr.ovol end ttto. ' . ' ,i
'ai IPor-.ABdwn, Smith and. Claiborne, , .
frf- Yarbroa,. , Turow ,fftulhgah! , I)avl , Bi KB,
ylliild.Ctieatta and Claiborne., , ;.)f ,.; ,
Wharf Newiaao, Wiwwl aud Turner. ,
loepltaU-3?M, MaylleldaixIBioen. . , ,.
cfcoolt-Choatbara, iUyflaldand gonwle. ',
Vtparlmmt OrcaMy, DrWor and Newman.
tat Driver, Cheatham and Davie. ,''
'( fmlth, Ftnwarl and Newman.
MnrM nM K'rtwrli, Stewart and Turner
-lata llongh.CUilWno and !avl. ' '' ''
'uice Cheatham, Brlen and An'derantt
l,rlgn fluuKb, Olalburne and Brlen. ' -!
HVMmim Cheatham, Maylli'M and Knowlee.
(Hiroeiita o.id Kspttulitura Cole, ftvel and
I'nhlla Property Urlen, Chwlbarn and Tnrni-r.
I'r'l lluwf MayMd, Jouua aud RobrrU.
-Tlm Board nl Aldermen meeU the Tueity
l prvRedlng the aecond and luurth TI)urdoJl In
i,h nvitith, and the Common Council the ercocd
.1 luurth Thuradaya lu each month. .
tqiialH Johu Bangh.
Mrl i.i-u-itia Wm. Yarhrough.
Semmt l.iletmnt John H. Davla;
J'ulicewi Wm. Jacknon, John Cavender, X h Da-
, Joel l'hllM)), Wm. Baker, John Cottrull, William
yo, John Ennlef, J- w- Wright, Jolin Puokett,
hurt Scott, W. C. Kruncli, Thomas FruncU, Auilrew
yce, David YateB, and Charlea Hnlitt.
O-Tho Police Court I opened every murning
Shtrif Jaraca M. Hinton. beyHtin TUonnn Uol-
ii and J. K. Ilurhauan.
Unjitltr Phlneai Oarrctl.
7VmW. Ju.sH-r Taylor.
Coroner S II. ltelcher. '
Hanger John Corbitl.
Kmetiu Collector 3. O. Brlley. '
Kuilroad Tat Collector VI . D. Bonertsou.
kjt,wfcJ,U for the KaehvilU VUtrice Johu U. Gower
id .1. K. Kuwman.
Jf(f Hon. Jamea Whltworth.
Clerk P . Llndeloy Nlchol.
The Judge'a Court moots the flrat Houday In
icti month, and tho Quarterly Court, composed of
lie Magistrate of tha County, li held the drt Hon-
y In January, April, July and October.
JwIj Hon. Nuthanlel Baxter.
f;Jrtl)aTid C. teve.
-Tbe Court meuU the Bntt Monday In March
Jmlgt Hon. William K. Turner.
CI- Char lei E. Dlggon.
rTh Court roerU th Oral Monday iu April Au
ml nd Deoemlxr.
twUor Hon. Samuel D. Frlerson
CJr owl Hatter -J. K. Olcave.
jT-Thc Court meet iho ttrt Mond lu May and
I. 0. 0. T.
leal I" llibt. Grand Secretary, should be addressed
TcNiMMr U'iae, So. I Mi-ets every Tuea'iay Tveu
ug.at tbelr Hall, on the curlier of Culoa and t-uin
'Urr street. The tdllcors for the prosaiit U-rm, are :
i. 8. Leueur,N 0.; J. E. Mill, V.S.; J. I.. Weakley,
crelary ; It. K. Fpalu, Treaauror.
rmbu4 LoAii. A'- 10 Meets at the me place
-very Monday Ivenlng. The ortloer are : K. A.
CaaiDboll. N.O.; Henry Apple, V.O.; J L. lark,
Secretary i B. IT. Brown, Treasurer.
Bmltrw Lolje, Ko. 00 Meet at their Hall, on South
Cherry streot, every Friday Kvenlng. The officers
. n.C. Covert. NO; Frank llarman, V.O.; James
ffyalt, Secretary , W. M. Mallory, Tnasurer.
Jwwra tdy. Ko. 106, (Herman) Meet at the
Hall, corner of I'ulon and Summer street , every
rburdy Kvtnln. Tbo otltoere are : Charle Rich
N O.; P. rrledinai, V Q.; Billcrllcb, S,-crela.y
Jo. Mferle, Treasurer.
' Ki.fI encampment, S: l-M'H t at the above Hall
nr.i and third Wedmwday of each month
The officer are: J. t. Mill, CP.; T. H. McBride, H P
i r.,ll-f-. .W.; l'.ter Uarns. Jr.. J W. ; John T
.Tide, Scribe ; H. R. Culler, Treasurer,
n.. Rmark KruodminarHl. N. 4 Mrots St the
t.nva uu the sccoud aud fourth Wednitay
ulght of eiu b month. The olll.iers are: Ja. T H li
CP.; Henry Apple. H P-; I.. Uuk.r, S W.; B. Krle.l
j w . I'tarli-s Kirc.her, Serlbe; J N. Ward
Davidson County Djrectory Continued;
KILITAEY GU ASTERS AND OFFICEES.
) foel noaJiiartr on High street. Ceo. Neglcy,
IHelrict Iload'inarter on Pumtner street (Dr.
ford' reatdence.) W. JL Bldell, Ma. 16th U. 8. In
tmatry, A. A. A. G.
IYovoM 1ortaat Headquarters at the Capitol. A.
C. ('litem, Cot. 1st Tenn, Infantry. , i
Cltlef Auittanl Qiuurtermatter Headquarter on
Cherry it reel ; No. 10, (Judge Catron's residence.)
Cat. J. D. Bingham.1. ' ! ' ' 1 '
Amiiani QuartemattenSo. Cherry street. Capt.
It. flevenson. , i. ( '
AielatU Qnarlermanlrr Tine trit, near Mr.
Polk's renldcnr. Capt. R. N. timb. ' '
Auiriant QHnrtnmaitW'Ho. ST, Market street,.
Capt. J. M. Halo. ' 1 ' " ' ''".1 .' 1 i: i'-
Chi- Cammiteary Headquarter,' No 10, Vine U
Capt. R. Miefeidy. ' .
Omaiiamry of Hulidet . Btoad street, i Capt. 8
Mttlo. :...., .; i , i , ,,
. Aoimg Onnmueary of BnbnMmc Comer of Broad
and Coiled atreet. Lieut Charlr Allen.- ,,(, , ,
iledwal ZXrXor Summer street.: (Dr.. Ford's, old
residence.) Surg'ton, E. Bwlft. , , . ,,, ,,
flfedionl rrveyor't Oflre Cliurch street, Mwonlc
Building. J. R. 1'iirn.s, Surjeou. 8tb Kentucky In
fanury, Acting Medical Purveyor. ,
' Ins VAflivn.LE TjtioH wa commenrod a few weeks
finr.A, (or the purpoae of niipoaing the Bebel iHonlbern
Confederacy, and of arivixattng the roctoration of
rouernl authority, without any abatement, ever all
the Plate which have attempted to aeccde. It hold
a friend all who support, and a foe all who oppoae
the Union of tho Htale. It Iih no watchword but
Kk.kdom iI NiTIONAimr.
' With rebels and tralto ' ha no compromise to
make. Il onnU'nds for the Federal Cunatilullou and
the Law mtde In pnrfluancc thereof a iho KrraiM
I.awornis I. tun, anyihinrln the Conxtitutlon and
Law or any or the Mate to tb contrary not with
ttiillim. It contondR for the t'nlnn of the Klate, beranin
without it the preiervatlon of oar liberties and luiUU
luiiona ana inn organization or society Itaeir aro
wholly lmpoRihlo. Therefore, whatever atnn 'a In
'Ji way of nrunlilnff o'lt the rebellloa and riwtormf
Liilon muni porub, no matter by wh'tt name, H be
To th people of Tonneeo ever renowned for their
devotion to Liberty and Union, until they ware be.
irnyeil to tue reDi l uespotuiin ul Kielimond by a per.
diou Onvrrunr and corrupt legislature, and who
have felt o h avily the awful rurto of treason and
anarchy, wo appeal for support. lut tha names of
r,:bel ollioe holders, Vigilance ('iiunitteea,aml Minute
kln, who have filled our horden with mourning, be
gllibctted before tho world. lt thoee ambitious aud
tvariciou men a no Lave pletU'd our ruin lor their
own aggrandizement bo famenrd M tho pillory of
liamo, no matter now Inch their ith n lu society .
It it bo Kh'iwn how the sef ntied defenders ol
Snuihern Rights" are now leading marauding bands
or Iree nonters aud mofis troopere over our Piute, Hid-
unpiiing wa-roea, toaling borsns and cjittk, breaking
lutoboiuu'H, hurniiiir railroad bridges an I turn, anil
murdering unarmed eitlen In cold blood. U;t the
ruth, so long excluded ny tne Southern conspirators,
now circulate freely through every oeignuiTlioou,
aud our tatiso will a-ssurciliy triumph. Will not hiyal
men everywhere aid In the tllsemination of facta
and tho advocacy of Kree Government f
Terms of Subscriptions in Far Funds.
Dnily Union, Biiiule copy, per annum, J3 00
" " club of ten, each . 7 00
Trl-weekly, single copy,.. . .- 6 00
' ciuds oi it'll, racn ou
Weekly, ingle copy, 2 10
" cluli ol ten, oacn i ou
All communication on buslne with the ('Dice,
will bo addreeaed to the PUBMSHFRS of tho UNION',
and all communication to tho Kdilor will bo ddren-
to 8. C. MTKCr'.R
Kditor ol loyal newfiapera will do m a great kind
noa by re-publishing the furegolng or lt ubtance
The current transaction in Tennessee f r mouth to
ome will bo highly Interesting to all lovers of their
country and her free Institutions, and the Column of
the Urno will furnish the earliest and most reliable
history of these event.
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WM. CAMERON, for the t'rt..
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FulliiM ly an Asmcialion of Printer.
Office en Printers' Alley between
Union and Deaderlclc Street. ; .
SUNDAY MORNING, NOV. 2.1, 1862.
Sketch of W. D. Brownlow' Speech
at . the MeKendrc Methodist
Church, on Friday Night, No
vember 21st. . , .
' The crowd which assembled on lat
Friday night in the spacious chapel of
the McKendree church to hear the inimi
table parson, who Is the terror and
scourge of treason in Tennessee, may be
briefly characterized as . a , Bnowiaow
gathering, which is a short way of sa
ing it was large, eagerly attentive,
thusiastic, rapturous, and, at times, up
roarious with merriment. Long before
the appointed hour for speaking, every
nook and corner' of the house was
crammed and jammed, and hundreds
went away, after vainly trying to force
an entrance at tho door. The appear.
anco of the speaker was greeted with
loud and prolonged acclamation, which
was deafening enough to frightening
away forever the legion of the devils of
treason who were invoked there by
Bishop McFerbix if any of ihem re
mained : . , .
The speaker said that he had Occu
pied this pulpit in former days, on very
dilFerfent. topics, and amid very differ
ent circumstances front he present.
There 19 no house more appropriate than
this one, for a harangue against a God
defying rebellion. Erecled as a temple
of Oorl, it has been abandoned by its
cowardly clergy, who on the approach of
the Federal army to Nashville, went not
" the way of all tfie earth," but what is
far worse, the wny of all tho South. I,
said the speaker, still remain true to
Methodism and to republican 'govern
ment, 'while my clerical brethren are
dodging in terror from town to town as
the Union army advances, living on short
rations, and double-quicking their flight
at the sight of ousting. 1 want to drive
them still farther, into' the Golf, and
baptise them anew by immersion. ;
Wo are in tho midst of a fearful and
wicked revolution: ihcnosl uncalled for
that the world has ever known, or hlsto
rian recorded; thrust on U3 by the worst
class of men in modern times. God never
permitted a more corrupt, unmitigated
band of scoundrels to live, lhe rebel
lion they concocted was forced upon us,
without excuse, aud without even the
shadow of a pretext whaterer. As 1 have
said at the North, before not less than
live hundred thousand people, I say here,
this rebellion is not the work ot Aboli
tionists, but of God-forsaken Southern
demagogues. I have always been a pro
slavery man, and opposed to abolitionism,
but uiugt say that this rebellion is not
the work of Abolitionists, but of a cor
rupt South. And these rebels who origi
nated it, to obtain their rights, have but
two rights- the right to be hanged, and
the right to bo damned, lhe Govern
mcnt, under its present form, has existed
nearly eighty years. During this period,
we have held nineteen presidential elec
tions, in which the South, with but half
the States, population, and electoral votes,
which tha North has, elected thirteen
Presidents, and the North haselected six
Tho South re-elected five of her Presi
dents, who held the Government forty
years, while she made it a point to allow
no Northern President tone re-elected
Not satisfied with, this, she seized, ap
propriated, kidnapped, and used as cats-
naws. one halt ot the iNortncrn lresi
dents. The last we appropriated, souL
bodv. and breeches, was Buchanan, that
miserable old public functionary. I am
not here to reproach any one I have
joined the unconditional Union party, to
put down tne reoeinon at any cost re-
ouired but still i nope tne lames wn
rebuke their husbands and sweethearts
who voted for that wretched old creature
since any man who can live in this sin
atriikcu world, tr eighty years, withou
either courting a woman or wedding i
wife, is fit for wolf-bait.
When the North at last concluded to
assert its claims, and beat us iu a fair
election, the South determined to kick
out ol the traces, and destroy the Gov.
emmi nt. Thousands of loyal men, doubt
less, voted the BhECKiNKiLXiG ticket. lla
Douglas or P.r.l.l. succeeded, this war
would .still have occurred, for disunion
had been determined on. If Bueokin
HiiMjF. had succeeded no war would have
then occurred. 1 will explain. These
Southern leaders havo avowed their pro
eramme. Had thev succeeded, they
would havo carried on the Government
nvaceablv: have set all the nun factories to
wtirk. built war tdiins. erected a chain of
forts around the South, withdrawn all the
munitions of war from tho North, col
leetud all the public revenues, ami at lb
end of the four J t ars would have walked
out of the Union, and told the North to
lielpt hemsclves, The loyal States, with
vast population, ' and abounding in pro
visions, would have bad no guns, no ar
tillery, no gunboats, no ammunition, to
dernd themselves with; they would have
been helpless ; and therefore, thank God
that this war was brought on the conn-
Ltry when it was ; under a more honest,
hign-souled, patriotic man, in the person
of old Abe Lincoln, than Breckinridge
ever was, or could be unless God could
make him over again a job ho would
not like to do if he knows him as well
as I do.
I have canvassed every Kastern and
most of the Northwestern State for the
last eight months, and while-1 have
changed no opinion, I must say that the
JNortli never; contemplated interfering
with Southern institutions. I think now.
in consequence of the criminal conduct
of the South, that slavery is pretty well
played our, ana the Soulh may . thank
herself for it. If her negroes are eman
cipated or run off, it will be a righteous
retribution. lhe present slate of slavery
mav be pretty well illustrated by an an
ecdote: ."A sportsman, who was not a
very experienced hunter, sallied out one
morning, and at last waked up a skunk.
We call the animal by another name in
my country, but permit me to say, that,
A rxe by any othor name would ttaell on inert.
"The huntsman, not knowing the pe
culiarities of the esscncc-pedlar, took af
er it wnh a sharp stick. He did not
operate long before he retired in disgust
A neighbor, who knew precisely what
was in the wind, from the state of the
atmosphere, ran up, exclaiming : ' Tom,
have you killed him ''Killed the devil 1'
replied the indignant hunter. Must let
the d d thing alone, and it will stink
(self to death!' And I say to this
army, go on with the war, and let slavery
alone, and it will stink itself to death.
When we clamored for lexas, we
wanted four new slave States. We had
not the strength to get it, and the North
helped us. Wo wanted the fugitive slave-
aw. Wo again appealed to t lie North,
and she helped us. We wanted to repeal
the Missouri Compromise, and again tho
North helped us. I had no hand in this
last act. I fought it from tho beginning.
It was at tho bottom of much of tho present
trouble. Thus we had no shadow of ex
cuse for rebellion. The Southern leaders
had plotted it for thirty years. They were
determined not to be satisfied with the
North. The rebellion started in South
Carolina an infernal tory Slate I would
let it out on a contract to some Yankee
Company to dig a deep ditch around it,
and iloat it out idIo the ocean! If this
cannot be done, let tig send steamers and
rams, which will push like the ram in
Daniel s vision, Last, West, North, and
South, and reduce Charleston to 'ruins
and ashes, so that one stono shall not be
left upon another; and then let a law be
passed that it shall never be rebuilt. 1 wo
years ago, when South Carolina voted
herself outol tho Union, you recollect tho
speeches mado in her Convention by
Hhett. Pickens, and their crew, who
thanked God for what they had been per
mitted to see, exclaiming with Simeon:
""Sow, Lord, let thy servant depart in
peace! ' lheir hearts desire was ac
complished. I lived in South Caroliba
in '31 and '32, and fought nullification,
and sustained Old Hickory. Then we
had a man at the helm one who from
the crown of his head to the soles of his
feet was every inch a man. Had he been
V I I 1 J 1
in liucnanan s piace, no wouia nave
straightened himself np about ten feet in
hi boots, and seizing that anointed thief,
old Floyd, by tho throat, would have ex
claimed l" By the God of Moses, this
thing must stop!" And when Jackson
said a thing had to atop, it did stop, and
all the people said amen! What did
Wigfall and Pryor say? .Pryor, who
thought one Southern man could whip i)
Yankees 1 He whipped l'ottj?r, of Wis
consin, handsomely. ' Ho thought Potter
would not fight, and therefore challenged
him. Potter accepted, and as tho chal
lenged party, chose the time, and weapons,
and told Pryor he would light him with
bowie-knives. Pryor was horrified, and
exclaimed: "Ob, Lord! this will never
do ! It is barbarous in violation of tho
code. I must decline!" Why the ras
cals actually challenged me in Knoxvillc,
because thev thought I was a preacher
fand could not light. They sent a littlo
fellow, all the way from ashville, to light
me, a diminutive creature weighing about
ninety-five pounds; the worst specimen
of a man that you ever saw except Alec
Stephens. I accepted the challenge, and, Hon to tane tneir.piace, ami ii tneso per
as it was in summer-time, said I would . iah too, their boys wilt be ready for the
fight in a hog-pen, with dung-forks after , fiuht. They have just begun tint war.
th. first warm rain ! tho one who pitched i When it is ended, the United States will
tho other out to be considered tho victor.
The fellow published tho correspondence
to expose me, and disgraced himsell. lie
knew I would have shovelled him out at
the first turn. Uoth Piyor and Wigfall
avowed, if the cnt ire North would attach
their names to a roll of white psjier, long
enough to reach from the Capitol to Lou
don, and let the South fix the terms, they
would not stay in the Union. The gal
lant little Douglas declared ho heard one
rebel Senator say to another: "Aweii
v:htil rffer the Nmth we will 'jo out
of the L'uitju." Uvn that miserable, old
corruut snet inieit of hiiuianit V, that spav-
J ined, Killed, distempered, sway-bscked,
Wind-broken hack; that bloated and
whisky-rotted Senator, John Masan, of
Virginia. If now living ho is the butt
cult of original sin, and the upper crust
of Hastiness. Had. I been the Gov
ernment when ho and Slidell. anoth
er educated thief, were handed over
to a British ship in Boston harbor, I
would hav tied them together by the
neck, locked them fast to a grindstone,
and tossed them where Adams and Han
cock threw the tea. Slidell wears a face
which the Almighty meant as an adver
tisement that nobody should ever mistake
him for an honest man. A glorious gov
ernment they have got in the South.
Jeff. Davis, the Iiepudiator at the head;
a little pilfering Jew, Secretary of War ;
one of the tribo who murderered the
Savior, aud ever since they parted his
raiment at the crucifixion have been deal
ing in ready-made clothing. This little
Judah Peter- Hvnjamiit wrote me a- trot
before I left, saying that as I was a very
bad and dangerous man, he would send
me out of the State with a military es
cort. I answered if he would do that,
I would do more for the Confederacy
than the devil ever did, I would quit the
country. At tho same time, he wrote to
Crow liamaey, District Attorney in East
Tennessee, to let the Union men hang on
gallows, by the roadside, nntil the flesh
rotted off of their bone, as a wnrnitig
and terror to all loyal people. I was
never expelled from Yale Collego for
reaking open my .fellow.s'ndents' trunks,
and stealing their watches and clothes,
but Benjamin cannot say as much and tell
the (ruth. He. boarded in liochester,
New York, four months with a poor wid
ow, and ran off without paying his bill,
and it is unpaid to this day. The South
ern1 Confederacy is headed by rogued,
thieves, perjurers,, and liars. There aro
better men in tho Penitentiary ; yes, bet
ter men in hell. Some who have sneaked
in here to-nighf, and slipped into a cor
ner, afraid of being seen, will call this
hard talk. Call it just what you please.
All I ask of such persons is, not to s.iv
anything in my favor. Before this re
bellion broke out, thirteen Senators from!
the Uitton Mates, and three times that
number of Bepresentatives, had taken a
solemn oath to support the Constitution
and Laws of tho United States. They
kissed the Bible in the presence of men,
and lifted their eyes and hands to God
to attest their sincerity. Seeming to go
through the forms of law, in the day
time they sat in Congress; they served
on committees; they offered bills and
resolutions they voted; they drew their
per diem and mileage ; and then at night
they assembled in a secret room, rented
for that purpose, and from eleven o'clock
at night until three i- the morning, plot
led tho rutn of that Constitution thev
had sworn to maintain. I pronounce
them all unmitigated, perjured scoun
drels. Instead of sitting in Congress, and
serving in tho array, they ought to bo
seized, and I ought to be furnished with
a lancet to cut out their lying tongues
and feed them to dogs. Therefore, I in
sist that there are better men in the Peni
tentiary, and in hell, than these rebel
leaders; including Breckinridge, a bloat
ed sot, who has been skulking about Mur
frcesboro, and blustering about coming
to Nashville. Let him come on 1 (A
voice: "He's hunting for more water.")
No he isn't. He is only hunting for more
of that Robertson County whisky.
: Our business is to prosecute this war.
We have the right on our side. The
South said the North would back down.
They see now it uacKs down: i am,
and have been from the beginning, an
advocate of coercion, and if necessary,
of extermination. This rebellion shall
be crushed, if we have to exterminate the
rebels, aud ask God to Bend us a better
breed of degs. They bribed all the
Union editors in the South. They of
fered to bribe me. I told them as one
said to a tempter of old : " Thy money
perish with thee!" They talk of starv
ing the North and compelling bread-riots
among its people. I have been there
recently, and it abounds in peace and
plenty, nor would you know there, that
there is war, except from the morning
papersand the .passage of troops over
the railroads. Corn is fifteen cents a
bushel ; Irish potatoes, w!t?vit end, twenty
cents a bushel; and fat beeves traveling
about, loose, with nobody to kill them.
'Wages aro good ; employment is abun
dant; money was never pientier, ami
there is no limii to the credit of the
Government. The North has put one
million of men in arms, and when these
are killed on sue win semi anotiier inn
have eight hundred thousand of the best
troops tho world ever saw, well equipped
and disciplined; and, as our hands
will then be in, if England and France
are not satisfied, we will give them a
turn. I am in favor of it anyhow. My
government can whip the world. I don't
like the hypocritical, lying, treacherous
course of Knirland. When I was in
Washington, I sent a message to the
(jueen, by a friend of inino who was go
ing to England. I told him to give the
kind regards of Parson Bitowsi.ow, of
the United States, to Queen Vinouu,
and tell her that I havo known individu
als, and, in fait, whole communities,
make a decent living, by attending to
their own business ; and, also, tell her to
this anecdote: A Dutchman, who was al
the battle or New Orleans, had heard
that Washington was a very pious man,
and never went into a fight, without mak
ing it tho subject of special prayer. S
he stepped to one side, and prayed: tM01
Lord Golt, we aro in a tight schnap.
Flease coom town and help us von time.
But if you can't help us, don't help der
British, but shoost stand off, and we'll
show you to tamtest fighfever yon saw I"
Tell VitToniA if sho will just stand ofT
we'll show her the d dest fight ever sh
naw. We will show crowned heads that
we can put down rebellion; and I tell
you rebels, we will put you down with,
it. I feel glad for Tennessee, that -the
Government is crushing out this
infernal rebellion. I love the wholo
Union, but confess to a peculiar tender
ness for Tennessee, especially that por
tion looking to the sunrise, where men, 1
Tor their loyalty, have suffered a thousand
deaths, by hanging, by shooting, by tor
ture, by imprisonment, by boing brutally
tied to trees and scourged, till they per
ished in agony. Still, amid this fierce
and relentless persecution, though seem
ingly forgotten by theircountrymen, and.
abandoned by the Government, to tho
rago of men whoso tender mercies are
cruel, they havo held fast to the faith of
their fathers. Though tracked by spies,
though dragged at midnight by traitor,
from the bosom of their families, cast into
dungeons, hung on gallows by the high- '
way, shot down like wild beasts, yet
neither vigilance committees, nor armies,
nor scourges, nor daggers, nor dungeons,
nor exile, nor death, nor devils, " nor
p incipalities, nor powers, nor things pre
sent, nor things to come, nor height, nor
deplh, nor any othr creature," has been
able tosppnrate them from their love to tho
Constitution and the Union of their fa
thers. We are going forward 1 Send my
respects to General Gideon Pillow and
tell him to dig a ditch on the other sido
of Murfreesboro. He tendered mo the
chaplaincy of a rebel regiment I sent
him my respects and told him, that when
I wanted to go to hell, I would cut my
throat at once, and not go round by way
of the Southern Confederacy. And
if any rebel wants to go to hell, and
arrives in the Sonththern Confoden.
acy, let him begin to look after
his baggage, for that's the last depot
before he Rets to his destination. Wo have)
six East Tennessee regiments hero aud
on their way. These brave fellows
footed it all the way from Cumberland
Gap. They have fled from the tyrants
of East Tennessee. Their relatives have
been hunted down and murdered, or tied
to 'trees and cruelly Whipped. And I
warn the rt-hels that then Nolilmra are on
their march homeward. Yes, they are re
turning home, each man with a devil iit
his bosom as big as a half bushel. I
want them to parole no rebel, but Jiang
them up on every tree by grape-vines.
They will be led by the gallant iCose
crans, who is a fighting General; who
chased that anointed thief, Floyd, over
the mountains of Virginia, and tanned
the "Butter-nuts' at Corinth and Iuka
I want the Tennessee soldiers to go in
front with you gallant boys of Indiana,
Wisconsin, and other troops of the great
Northwest, to back them. They are go
ing to tako a terrible revenge upon tha
traitors who forced them to lly from their
families and homes, and have committed
every species of outrage. Tho rebels
came to the jail where I was confined,
and took out loyal men, and hung them,
two at a time, without a trial even by av
drum-head court martial, and for no
other reason than that they wero loyal.
The rebel women attended the hangings,
and giggled ami waved their handker
chiefs in delight over the dying agoniea
of these martyred Union men. I don't
know how rebellion affects tho women
here, but lit East Tennessee, when a wa
man turns rebel, she gels more devils in
her bosom than were cast out of Mary
Magdelene. The only General who Itu
come up to my ideas of justice in this matt
ter, and serve these she rebels right, fs
Picayune Butler. If I were a General, I
would stiller none of these creature t
come about me ; I would treat them aa
enemies. If they havo no respect for
themselves, I have none for them.
But I now come to the rclitjiom Iranch
of my subject; and I wish to say at tho
outset, that if 1 seem to uso harsh lan
guage, 1 do so after tho most mature
tle'iberation, and with a personal knowl
edge of the matters which I shall mention.
And here I declare, that the worst class of
men, so help me God, on Southern soil,
are the Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian,
and Episcopalian preachers. They are
unmitigated scoundrels. Some nobis)
exceptions exist, but as a body, they are
corrupt, treacherous, and vile. Last
in inth the Methodist Church, of which I
have been a member thirty-five, years,
held a Conference in Athens, which was
resided over by a hoary headed old
man, Bishop Eaiu.v. With one sweeping
resolution, they expelled from the utiu
Htryall the Union preachers of the Hot
stoit Conference. I kuow these Union
preachers well, aud they are men of
piety and talents. Ouo of these is an
old nun who has been a preacher for forty
years, and was a Major under Andiikw
.Iaikhon, at the Lat tie of Horse-Shoe, at
New Oi leans and at Mobile. This old
iLtiior, l.iihop Eaklv, also issued an or-
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