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And Rebel Ventilator.
KNOXVILLE, TENN, SATURDAY,' MAT 21, 1864.
W. O. BROWWLOW, Editor.
' Banner ef prumiae, by fratnian unfurled I
Beacoa of hope lo a wailinj world I
Shininf abore it the alarry throne; ,
A rift in the murky cloucli cf wrong
Cauda that shall roll from their bramaof light,
Till the whale round donie ia hint and bright.
Knoxville, Saturday, May 21, 1864.
Well Done, General Sherman.
We arc so much pleased with tho senti-
I uents of the following curd from (icnpr.il
Hhermav, which we find in a Memphis pa
I "llr tllilt We ponv If mill nsl: tr it n ti.O'O. '
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iftl by all Who may SCO it. Its policy IS just !
he policy WO want here, 't h'liorville, Mid
throughout Knst Tennessee. Kvery citir.cn
f Knoxville, and of Knst Tennessee, 'who !
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i hostile or inert" who talkSjCnueuscs and j
,cti with the enemy, ought to bo sent out ) t,.m (!ll(1.,rd. ...d thev .l-paried. ' ) I.hl'.v. Coul' 'Jot 1,0 l:,'". and the identi
f the country. And that dass-of whom j TheV came hv AOiwoo,!', ferry. Proud river. I "l" ' " "t n j. i.telv .er-
... linn n tliAiKrlt tlinii mi, i hfieillt liu n iliml.t
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liberties. The liberty of lying ;
o many imorties. Jiio imeriy oi lying
i a military prison is an mo privilege aueii
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.Einq'RS MlMTART Pit. or TUB Misstiairrt, j
Naahville, Tern., April ai, 1H04. '
'olnnel John McT)onilld, Memphis : !
J)r.R Sin I have received a copy of the !
ulletin with the account of your review j
nd General Hurlbut"s and lfuckhind'a !
perches. I have always expressed mvsclf
) frankly on (his subject that I don't bc-
pre a single man in Memphis is ignorant
mv opinion. It is both a duty, ami
lould he the pleasure, of a brave m.-in to
fend his proper.
The United States has done for Memphis
I its people could ask. and they aru now
und in honor to relieve our soldiers of all
at local duty of guard and defense which
. L..-!,. !, .ntrltnr. M rrn I
rth mid meet the enemy wherever he may
l-OVl-ra.ll , l;a 111 IHV 'ci -wimi. ! f,w
. 1 know that, in the end. the men of j
empbis who fight will own the property.
e have a right to remove to some loreign
nd every citifen who is hostile or inert,
it. instead of its being done suddenly nnd
olently, it will occur naturally and slow-1
Gen. "Dockland is perfectly right in giving
"ong prefirenco. in business favors, to
ose who not only publicly acknowledge j
eir duties as citizens nnd tax-payers, but ;
10 take up arms and fight for the place.
, in time, the silent nnd grumbling citi
ns endanger the safety of the place, by a
innivance with an enemy outside, I trust
will make short work of them.
I honor and repoi t the enrolled militia
! Memphis, and assert that if they perse
,re in the plan we have initialed, the time
11 come when the fools who pretend to
ike light of them will repent, in death
d poverty, their folly and cowardice.
,You may read this to your command.
j Your friend,
W. T. Siimnas, Maj. Ceen.
For the Kncirille "Whig.
Experiences of Inlon Prisoners.
br. H". O. Bravntotr :l bare converged with
Ih. B. Inderwood, "v m. Hial and l.l.. II. Hurt- .
laton, membera of the Jd Tenneaaee mounteil in- j
nere are ninny iu jmioxviiiv mi j;ruiu- j ininnmr iiii5ijn i,m kuhk
.le and endanger the safety of the Jilacc. j ground. They laid by during the day. traveling by
bv a connivance with the enemy outside," h pt" ftt theircouw. M il.ey
, ,, , deemed prudent, t romng llmad nvoron Mieltoii a
t "short work he made of them, ua den- , ., c , , ,1,1. uc.. i,
I bridge, pawing piirtnnbiirg and the nM Low I en
ral Sherman suggests in regard to Mem- j ,mUl(. tb.-y found ihey were cuuirging into
his traitors. There nre two many traitors L non-shveholdiiig community, and would no
Knoxville, writing to the enemy to come , longer Und negroe to aupply their denmn.l. Ac
nd tako the nlaco. and they nre allowed , cordingly they nppronehed a white innira r.idene.
itry, which, ymi will remember, wna captured j rifit ,is -imni :t ii I immediately proceed -ir
ltogersrille on the fitli of SovemluT Inst. ! n ,m, subsequent to that horrible transae
'sae young men of intelligence nnd veracity gave tiott.
tt facta relutire ti the treatment of prioner nt
Ilc lale, where they were confined until a abort 1
lie ago, which I regard aa of sufficient Interest to
gitcn to the public through your tutitalnr.
Irtie principle part of this command, ruptured on
In ilth, found themaelves on Belle Ile na enrly aa
I" 12th of Soremlier, lsr,3. Here they met ninny
one from the vnri.nw Statea of the Union.
rebel authorities nnd guards they found to fie
repreaentntivea of tho erimo of aeoeaaion und !
on. When any of tho primnera happened t I
nil ine eilivuirv, llieir coin.iioii h.m.i.u..i iw
dace them astrid, of . rail, tie J rope to end,
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rind him and put gng in their nioutha,
I tints leave them to enjoy the ptramnt bennii of
huthern aun. Cbivalric piiiiifliment
n one occaaion a rclxd sergeant brutally killed
priaoneri and aerercly wounded another, for no
r crime than falling to atiawer to tlieir nnmes nt
I call on tlio AM time tailed.
M a no uncommon occurence fur the gourde to
into tho prisoner camp. Ieveral were mur-
WA in tbia piou way,
-.1 tho time Hi Second Tenneatce wna eapturod.
i many other regimcnta, there wcm aceral of j cerH j0 (), nflicers of our gunbont-s. who re
loldlert who had escaped tha rebel eonaeription. j rc;rpd the few rumors at Fort Pillow. All
wore aarvlng In Hi ranka. Three of theae were
cted and abot oa pretended charge of deaer-
f. Thoirnamea were Frank Dabney, William
feilveyand Abraham Uamilton. Thii U the ;
f,Jimtionof the rebellion and the chriatinnity of,
era and reiiela. I
, hil In ihii nriaon ther were frequently riaited
Panon (name forgotten,) who waa engaged in
pienie work or circiiiimng irn among ni , wnieh needed but the tomahawk and acalp
.nera, the tnt Important of which, and of in i.nifi, to rP0(l the worst atrocities ever
LWitieal death and predicting the proUhle re, ; comm. ted ny savages l ie reoeis com
l . .. . ... i:!w ..j i..uj mimr p ! mnnnad an indiaerinliniile slnrtfhtpr. annr.
11 mm neh nn witpaanr, waa one aeiaiiinc
.leeioai oi mai nenuuu
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Iurana; linprMwoment, ,.u.r.. (
I oiimh of eora bmd and frnir ounce of y
On lliu 1'Jlli day i.f March, lttO-l, tho rebel atnrt-
ed tlio Teniuuacti priaonera, tog"tir with iiiiuiy
othcra, South. They woru taken riu Charlotte, N,
C ; their anio.ed destination Amerioua, (ico. On
the Huh iif March, they left Charlottn, crowing the
I in into Huiitli Carolina about duak. About an
hour before day next morning Iho trnin, fur mini
com, win halted within about four in i Ira of Coliim
liia, the cnjiititl nf little Steena. Here, notwilh-
.landing a heavy guard waa in arid on thu trnin,
tb three ...Uirr. named dctcrmi 1 to make tliior
nrapt or die. How ahould they auooeed ? Thoy
managed to enter the rlonot in the rear of the cur,
lid trarni( tlif eap from the mint there, pn.ii'J
down miller the trnin, where they laid down be
tween the cri'i tin and nailed the can to no for
ward and imi oTor them, They narrowly rteapeil
being eruahed to dentil, na iheenra eumc within a few
inchea of the ero tiea. Hut, th trnin moving off,
Hieywere MM, amnf aine rueioie, ,n rnrir men , yvMH ,,,,, ,,,,,,11 UlC tol of 11 llill lllld leV. l lost to eVCfl' feelilK'ot llecelU V llOllor
country, and fur from thoae they could trut ut fnende , ft i,,,,., .listanee from its siile, and called to ; uiid rtsped. as to imike themselves disgrace
enve ihe necroei. our soldiers to come up to them, and us thev i Cullv eonsiiicioua in liHstou inrr eivilitios m,, I
Here were theae young men, harefooti-d, almost
naked, hungry, tired mid worn down, no friend to
appeal to, and not a mouthful to eut. Hut with
that resolution which ileaparniion alone inapirea,
i.n.K ,1...Ib (.n!!..... l.i,f..n lrBUJlill.r
j until day break admoniahed them to conceal them-
j aelrea, which tiny did during that day, in a awiimp
nrobahlv one of the aame in which Marion opo-
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raiea. mien ine curiam hi niciu iiith i ti cioseu
around them, they aturteil on their way, which they
bad pursued hut a abort ditanre whuil they fell in
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"ecupani wtnen, ,.H..OUg . ..v,K ... o .,..,.
l arolina, proved to bo a uoou L uion mini, rrom
thi point on, na they had to depend upon
men for aid. thev naand aa deaertura from the rebel
army, the people evurywhere they called telling
them never to return to the war, hut remain at
home, and let thoae who involved ua in trouble reap
Xhe.e aoldiera pad through Polk, llendernon
,i ii,.v,1(i ... i,s.N.C..a nd reached our force?
at Jluhl a (iap on the lsith of April being one
month and aoven days in their journey through the
land of the lUivinH'. Poring their imprisonment.
t)i..v I. ii, I mi I'hnti f elothine: would build littl'
, , . . .,
nrei anil liolilllieir clonics over mem io ge, no
the vcrniin rir 7-fu" rr"-l fire. A dog could not
come on the I .land but he was butchered, the pria-
oiiera being ao nerly atarve.l lin y niixiously fought
for dog Uef. A n.gro lurni.lud a raw bide to the j
aoldiera out of which they manufactured moo:iina.
m wincii tney trareicu, naring no .nor..
L. (.'. Hot .
The alsire ia a true atatament.
tsergt. T. 1.. XI. Hrnm.KSTOS-,
W . II. Cnhbiiwood.
The Fort Pillow Masacre.
The following i a portion of the report
of the Committee on the Conduct of the
War, Senator Wade being Chairman. We
ask everv man. woman and child into whose
hands this paper shall fall, to peruse it at
tentively, and see what murderers and
scoundrels Forest and bis thieves are. Tho
devils in hell, if heard from, would report
themselves ashamed, and disgusted with the
conduct of these hardened villains. Forrest
is n low-flung negro-trader, and a leading
member of n villainous family of that name.
No decency, honesty, or humanity, could be
expected of a set of men who would consent
to be commanded by such an unmitigated
rascal as he is :-
"Although your committee were instruct
ed to inouire onlv in reference to the attack
capture and masacre at Fort Pillow, they I
(i0(Mm., jt iirot.er to take somo testi
,,. j ri.i.vm.L. to the operations of I'or-
J( ntilienr from testimony thus taken.
that the atrocities committed at Fort Pillow
wore not Iho result of passions excited in
the heat of conflict, but were the results of
a policy deliberately decided upon and un
hesitatingly announced. Kvon the uncer
tainty of tiic fate of those ollicers nnd men
belonging to colored regiments who have
bren taken liy the reliels. lias unci io con-
Vlhce the auinorilies oi our goi ei u.i.eii ...
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the intention ol tho rebel authorities not to
1 UC leSlllllllin IICICWOIISU l.l, i.-i
M.i..,r.tilvii4li.,l1hiiiM. (.ml to on nf our eohireil
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regiments, as entitled to the treatment ac
corded by till civilized nations to prisoners
of war. Tbo declaration of Forrest and
his ollicers, both beforo and atfer the cap
ture of Fort Pillow, as certified to by such
of our men as have escaped after being ta
ken by them, contained in tho various de
mands for surrender nt Puducnh, Columbus
and other places. The renewal ol the mas
saere tho morning aAer the capturo of rort
pjilow .the statements made by rebel ofli-
this proves most coiiclusivcl) the JHiliey
they have determined to adopt. It was nt
Fort Pillow the brutalities nnd erttelties of
the 'ehels were most fearfully exhibited.
I he committee- men notation nt lengm
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to say, then followed a scene of cruelty nnd
rnnrder without parallel in civilised warfare,
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inr neithor arjo. nor aick, white or black
g0inier8, or Civilians.
offi nd m0B temt& to vje witu
mon, uiii children, wherever Inund, were
deliberately shot down, beutcii mid hacked
with subros. Some of tin children not more
than ton years old woro forced to stand
up una luce tlicir murderers wiulo being t respondent .c.nnot permit to puna tinno
sliot. tiec: tho tcstillimiv heruwith uiiIimi it t.xl
Tho dick and wounded wcra butchered
rithout mercy, tho rebels even entering the
hospitnl buildings and drugging them out to
i " "r "'" "'' n lm'.v l'"',,
; auf ,0 uft,l'r J1.',': lt,;,K' resistance.
All over i lie ii 1 1 iki if mo work m murder
was going on. N umbers of our men were
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Some were shot while in the river, while
those on the hank were shut und tlieir bull
ies kicked in the water; many of them liv
liiLr, lint nimble to make, imv cxerliuiiH t
save themselves from drowning. Some
, ninittehd hhot them down ill cold blood,
und if their guns or pistols missed, they
, forced them to stand there until they Were
I agnui irepared to tire.
I I lllfl 1,1 (I II 1l',l4l 1 1 1 . 1 i I w I ! 1 11 1 ! lilullNnml lliltrtl
j to the floor of a tent, face upwards, by Tiieans
1 of nails driven through his clothing into the
' hoards under him. so that he could Hot pos-
' Hlhlv oaonnn nm I i.m I i. l.mt ii'iiu ui.t mi
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nre. Another was nailed to tlio sme oi u
building, outside of the t'oft, and then the
building set on fire and burned.
The charred remains of live or six bodies
were afterwards found, all but one so much
dish'jrurcd and consumed by the flames that
j that, it is the body of Lieut. Albertson,
Quartermaster of the l.'lih Virginia cavalry,
and a native of Tennessee.
All around were heard cries of no quarter!
no quarter!! Kill the damned niggers!
shot them down I All who asked for mercy
were answered by the most cruel taunts nnd
sneers. Some were spared tor u time only
to be murdered under circumstances o'j
greater barbarity. Jso cruelly which the ,
most fiendish iiinliiinilv could devise was i
omitted by those murderers. '
I These deeds of murder and cruelty closed
when night came on, only to be renewed the i
next morning, when the demons carefully j
i sought among the dead, lying about in all t
j directions, for any other wounded yet alive,
. and those they found were deliberately shot, j
' Some of the dead and wounded were found I
the day of the masai re by the men from j
I some of our gunboats, who were permitted j
; lo go on shore and collect the wounded and
; bury the dead.
i ie white soldier
'uc white Kolilicr who
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to stand up while his tormentors shot him.
Olliovs win. uel'C Wollllilnil oml no-,. In In
sUiUi Pi Wl.r(, I,,,, , ;in, :llr:iin l,(, one I
,.,,,. wm, j, ,l,n ,.,,.r(l ,v fl r,.l)t.l , ,f!l -
cer to hold Ins horse, was killed ny nun
i when bo remonstrated another, a mere
child, win,,,, an ellicer had taken up behind ; ''Moral Uirior win Ins ol I.cial eorrespon
I him on his horse, was seen bv ('halmcr. j tK'1""- " i'11 de.ieral Scl,otield-in which the
!U.I, .,.1 rlliimlninil him ,l,,n Pl't b( llUS tllkell III the t HI II SBC 1 1 Oil ll.'ll
and shoot him. which was done.
Tho rebels themselves tin J made a pre
tence of burying a great many ot the vic
tims, but they merely threw them into the
trenches and ditches about the fort, or the
little hollows and ravines on the hill-side,
covering them partially with earth. Portions
of beads and faces, hands and feet, were
found portending in every direction, Htid
even when your committee visited the spot,
two weeks afterward, although parties of.
men had been sent on here from time to time
to bury tho bodies nnburied, and rebury the
others, and were engaged in the same work.
we found the evidences of this murder nnd i
cruelty still plainly visiiiie. vtcsaw Domes
still nnburied at some distance from the
fort, of somo sick w ho had been met fleeing
from tlio hospital and beaten down and brn
tal'y murdered, und their bodies left wher
they had fallen.
J ho nuts and tents m which many oi the ! rroni ileparliiient headquarters, in an en
wounded had sought shelter, were set- on j dorscmciit on a tetter signed "Klius .Smith,
tiro both that night and the next morning. Volunteer A id-de-Cninp, Prig. don. Ias
whilo the wounded were still in them, those kell's stall',' on tha subject of ordering the
only escaping who were aide to get out
themselves, or could prevail on others less
in iiren io neip iiiem inn nun even some
out ; and even
of these thus seeking to escape the flames,
were met by these rullians nnd shot down,
or had their brains beaten out.
Many other instances of equally atrocious
cruelly might be enumerated. bntyonrCoin-
mittee tool comiiclled to refrain from giving I
here more of the heart sickening details, ,
and refer to the statements contained in the
voluminous testimony herewith submitted.
Those statements were obtained by them
from eye witness) and sufferers. Many of
them, as they were examined by your Com
missioners, were lying upon beds of pain
and suffering, some so feeble that their lips
could with difficulty tell their story.
Put two ollicers aro known to be living,
and they are wounded. One of them, Cimt.
Porter, may even now bo dead. No hopes
were entertained of his recovery. Of the ,
men. from IIOII to 400 are know n to have '
been killed at Fort Pillow, of whom at least !
WW were murdered in cold blood, after tho
fort was in possession' of the rebels, and our
men had thrown down their arms, und
censed to offer resistance.
When your Committee arrived nt Mem
phis, they found and examined a man. Mr.
Mel.eogan, who had been conscripted by
some of Forrest's forces, but, with other con
scriils, had succeeded in making his escape,
lie testifies that, while two companies of
rebel troops, with Maj. Bradford and many
other prisoners wsro on their march from
Brownsville to Jackson, Tennessee. Major
Bradford was taken by five rebels, one an
olliccr, nnd led about fifty yards from the
lino of march, and deliberately murdered
in view of all those assembled. lie fell in
stantly killed bv the musket-bnlla. while
usking that his life might be spared, as he
fought them manfully, and was deserving of
a better fate.
The motir for this murder seems to have
been that, although native of the South,
he remained loyal to his government. The
testimony herewith submitted, contains
many statements made by the rebels, that
ther d'd rot treat tor.) made Yar.iiff, as
they termed loyal soldiers, any better than
Tiioro is onoircuntstani'e connected with
tho tvonta herein nurmtcd which your cor-
, disrUses thin most ulouudingund shameful
fact. ' On the morning succeeding thu cap
ture nf I-ort Pillow, tho L'tmhoat Silver
noun, me u-niiKpon rintte alley, ami the
L'unboat .New Krn, 'o :i, landed at Tort
1'illuw under a tlaj; of truce to render tlieir
Hervu es to the wounded und bury the dead.
While they were lying there the rebel (Jen.
(. Iialmers and ot Her rebel ollicers came down
to the landing, when Rome of them went on
the boats. .N'otwitlistaiidiiii' tho evidences
of! our rniy (.Ulcers, on board the J'lattu Vul-
attent ions liimi the rebel oih'cers even w hile
, boasting of (.bo murders they had there
Vour comiiltee were unable to ascertain
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however, by the militury authorities, that
: every utl'ort Vould he made to nscertain tlieir
nnines und UriliL' them to thu tiuiiislmietit
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jo reunion io me rciniorcement or evac
uation of Fart Pillow, it would appear that
the troops tfiere stationed were withdrawn
on the L'.'ithof January, in order to accom
pany tlio Meridian Expedition, undiir don.
Sherman. Gen. llurlburt testifies that he
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never rtrelved any instructions to perma-1
neiilly "aeuate the pout, and deeming it j
importait to occupy. Unit the rebels should
rot tntcrupt the navigation ol the .Missis-
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"Tl piauiiiig ariniery mere, no sent
some tmips thereabout the middle of Feb- j
r.nifv iti.iiiiuinir th. .in f, in. .o..i.ii..ii..l
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until thegarrison iin.ounted nearly to lillli ,
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lie als. states that so soon us he learned j
.....1 in.. uo ua m. i iv en. uc iiiiiiii-iiiiiivij
took measures to lirocure reinforcements
from Meiiphis, and they were actually em
barking vhen ho received information of
the cailure of the fort.
All !' which is respectfully submitted.
Itfgi.ed l5. F. Waiie.
from the Sew York Herald.
Mr. Dnid II. ( uiinlngham's lllspaltli.
tNoxviid.r, Tenn., April 2'i, lSii4.
OTN S. I'. CARTER AM) THE NKollOES.
There was some little excitement hero a
lew weeks since alioiif Hie capture ol two
ice aiiom, me capture ol wo ,
Ih.salhur was so twisted s j
I slave boys
to briii.' in t!
aiarsiinl lietieral. llrigailier (iciicral ( arlei
us takipiran active part in the proeeedinirs.
' Two letters have appeared in I lie New York
I 'j'rti-un, from iiicir i oij i spoinicnt hero, on
I tho subject. These liavw been copied into
other journals, and General Carter's otticiul
' character roughly bandied. J n sell' defence
! deneral Carter sent his official
boon fully explained to the Tn'lmn? for in
sertion. So far as T am awaro they have
not published it. 1 now enclose a copy to
you. and request that, in the strictest spirit
of fair piny and justice, you will give it in
sertion; and 1 hope those papers which
have maligned General Carter will do the
Mime. I have fully inquired into the case,
and I find the Gciioixl has acted iu the
affair just as if two white citizens weroomi-
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,. ..onm see win n ...".gcr going
wiiu n revolver inreaiening to snoot .
his firmer master should l.otbe taken in
in.if;.-. ..e niive ii.ni suiiieien. i-x Kii ii. i.- ,
ncre a lew oavs sincu hi now nicy carry
their threats into execution, wherein a col
ored soldier deliberately shot a white one:
Orrice Provost Mab. (irs., Kast Tfn., 1
Knoxville, Tenn., .March K, lsi;l.
.l,ij. J. A. C,i ,;;. A. A. G
Major In compliance with instructions
arrest oi a mulatto noy, nameu noli, lor
aiding his brother Jim to escape from the
house of Mr. Wtn. lleiskell, I have the honor
to submit tho Ibllowing:
A few mornings since Mr. lleiskell came
to my ollieo and stated that tho last of his
servants had left him, that ho was without
any help, ami that soiueof them wereahout
tow n living in idleness. told him I had
no jurisdiction in the matter, and could give
him no assistance, but would give him
note to (Jen. Tillson stating the case, Ac.
1 beard nothing, more of the mutter un
til yesterday afternoon, (after four o'clock.)
when Mr. lleiskell came to the oflico with
two persons, who worn introduced as Mr.
White and Mr. Pierce. Mr. lleiskell re
ported that his lite was threatened by a
mulatto boy, who had been bis body ser
vant, named "Pob lliskell;" that lie re
ceived bis informal ion from Mr. White.
The hitter stated that this boy, in company
w ith other negroes, w hile standing near the
corner of the street, bud suid be intended
to shoot Mr. lleiskell while on his way from
his otliee to his home, and if be failed to do
so at that time, he would kill him after bo
got home. I wrote a note to the city Pro
vost Marshal directing him to arrest a mu
lutto boy named Hob for threatening to J
take the life of his former master, and toj
hold him in the guard house until the mat
ter could bo investigated. I also sent a
verbal order to tha sergeant of tho escort
to send two or three men to Mr. Iliskell's
house to guard it, to prevent any assault on
the owner bv the boy Hob. The city Pro
vost Marshal reported to me to-dnv that be
arrested '"Bob IleiskeU'' last night nnd
found him armed with a revolver. The
above is a statement of my ent ire connec
tion with, and knowledge of the affair. 1
never sent men of my escort to arrest
slaves or those claimed" as slaves. I knew
nothing of tho existence of such a boy as
,;Jim." nor of his confinement in the houso
of Mr. lleiskell, nor of his ill treatment;
nor that the boy "Bob" was the servant of
an officer, until I learned the facts through
Mr. Smith's letter and partly from another
perty frvdi. .. Tbe nrst r'f ' Bob Wai cr-
dered simply on uocaniut of his reported
threat to take tho lite of Mr. lloiskell, and
for no other reason. Ho wuh not arrested
a h slave, nor i.i lio held us one. A white
man would have been dealt with in exactly
tlio same way. 1 will rttuto that I have
never yet used military or any other force
to apprehend slave and turn them over to
their t luimuiil. If men of in v escort were
eiipi,..! last niKht, or tit nny other time
! ean hinK ); l,v .-u,," or .. (nier
negro, they did so without tiny ordr from
I am, reMportfulIy
S '. Carhr.
B. G. A P. M. U. of K. Tenn.
tUri(I mi Abandoned TroptTlJ.
Oflico of Commibbioner ol Customs,
March IS, 1804
Agreeable to the regulations of tlio Sec
rotary of the Treasury, under dato of Sen-
tenilier 11, lh(,,j, prescribed in pursuance of!
,.,,.,,,, Ml l ni congress up-
iiioeii ,'liiri'll inil.l. Ill ro ill nil In omi.
j t tired and nhandoned liroperty ; and for the
I purpose of carrying out the intent ion of the
soi.l not ,in,l ....,',,,1... i,.. i . 1.1.
. ' . I . . . .... '
cm agents, receiving and disbursing moneys
under the provisions ,.f the said act und
loguiations to maiio their returns in the
niai.ner and form required, the following
instructions are hereby L'iven, und a strict
coiiiii.iiice inerewiin enjouieii.
i . , , . i
liy ri'L'iihilioli 4. series id' ScitiMnl" Hi
18ii:i. jingo III', abandoned property, it will
be seen, is ol two descriptions, viz":
First. That which has been, or
deserted by the owners ; und,
.i a rni ...... I
rM comi. i Hal winch Ims heeii, or mav fie,
volunlarily almiidoiied by the owners to the
i. .e.i .
viuir mulling niuiiui uies oi uie l nueu
'J bese descriptions it is important to keep
separate and distinct; and in making re-
i u ins iii noiiiuioneii pro icny, eacn assisumi 1
soccinl iii'ent must n.ii in imu Ii rotoi n
whether the liroperty therein returned was
thwrtf'l or vvluntiirily abandoned, lictiirna
will thereliirc be rcijuired from each ussis
liuit special agent in dupli;i(e. according to
lornt "A," or '!,'' herewith enclosed; one
to be transmitted, with each consignment,
to the supervising special agent, to whom
the articles are consigned, and one to be im
mediately Irnnsiiiited to tho Commissioner
of ( 'tlStolllN.
In making returns of captured property.
great care must be observed touvoid return-
, it will, . M.tv ,,
ni(0 r,,llni ., ,,,!.,, '..ssistant special
, ....wing distinetly the class or dc-
scrijmon oi proppi-iy n returns, will lie re
quired, as per i: tiii "C." herewith enclosed,
iieiiiinic-oy ii1(,iiiv.,.,., ..,,,1
be immediately transmitted to this
When any part of the goods or property
received or collected by any supervising
special agent is demanded for public use. and
the requirements of regulation !', page lio,
have been fully complied with, each assist
ant special agent shall forthwith make a re
turn in ilujilu-atr. uceording to form .,"
herewith enclosed, of tho property so re
quired and taken for public use ; one return
to be promptly transmitted to the proper
supervising special agent, and one to this
In all cases where property of a perish
able nature, whether captured or abnndoii-
all he sold in consequence of the nn-
,..., jwjijt y ,,.,,,,,., j , j, s ,..
... rir, :,. , ,, .... ,i,
,,;. , ,, eansing'suel. sale shall make
jmm,.(liali irtui tl tllCT
vol, in tliij'lHvtr, in tic-
,.,,,.,1.1,,,.,, ,. ;l, (',,,., ,
i lorm herewith trans- i
. .1 : . .. ,
op) u i in- supervising special
agent, and one to tinsotiiee.
When irnperly shall be thus sold, the as
sistant special agent shall forthwith trans
mit the net proceeds thereof to the biiper
visiug special agent, or, w hen specially in
structed, shall deposit the amount to the
credit of the supervisingsjiocial agent; and
when so deposited, Iho certificate of deposit
to ho transmitted with the return thereof.
In all cases where furniture, family iic
tures, equipage, clothing or household ct
fects, collected or received by assistant spe
cial agents, nre stored as required by regu
lation 11. page III!, returns thereof in ,liijli.
cafe shall be made to the supervising special
agent and to this otliee, in accordance with
form "F," herewith enclosed.
The collecting, receiving, securing, and
disposing of captured and abandoned prop,
ortv, although so nearly allied to commer
cial intercourse with und in States declared
in insurrection, is nevertheless an entirely
separate and distinct duty, and as such,
must be so understood and returned.
Tho returns of ruptured ami abandoned j
property required of supervising special!
agents must be made monthly, in tljficiitc. !
uml us soon us practicable, niter the close of
ouch month, embracing the whole transae-1
,f .. .
tions ol the past month ; und in case there
have not been any transactions during that ;
period, agents trill rijmrt llult ftlct Upon the 1
rttvrn ; one return to be made to the Score- !
tarv of tho Treasury, and one to this oflice. '
,. i .. ,
Iho forms Ol return required ot super- :
vising special agents nre herewith enclosed,
nnd numbered as follows : j
No. 1. Abstract of nbnndoiied property
w, .it-nil i i J I
rt i l a. i . ,
No. i!. Abstract of captured property re
ceived. No. 3. Abstract of property turned over
for public use.
No. 4. Abstract of property sold or stored
by assistant special agents.
No. 5. Abstract of sales of raptured and
No. (I. Abstract of sales of miscellaneous
raptured and abandoned property.
No. 7. Abstract nf raptured and aban
doned property released.
No. 8. Account current.
For convenience of reference, consign
ments will be numbered by the supervising
apoeinl agents in the order in which such nbovo hero, in this city, on the Until inst., to
consignments aro received, irrespective of, appoint two -delegates to the Baltimore)
the ollicers, parties, or other sources, from
which such property has been received.
Tbissvstem will be commenced on the 1st
day rf April, IWt, commencing with rut-
bor 1 (one) and continued consecutively by
each auperviainj? sjiecinl ngent, tlmreuftor.-i
Hoturna Irom assistant special agents, as per
form to be comukrtd as consiynmtnlt,
and numbered accordingly.
In making returns of' sales, the) following
articles, vis., cotton, rice, tobneco, augar,
molasses, luieber, nnd naval atores, mtistb
returned sepurately, and in a separate ab
stract, each ; "nil other articles" under th
head of "mitcrllnneout ;" tho description of
each article to be given in tho body of the
All moneys received on account of cap
tured or abandoned property, alter the dt
duction authorized by the 14th regulation,
page IIS, and such sum. to bo approved by
tho Secretary of tho Treasury, as maybe
required from time to time by decisions of
tho Secretary, directing releases in case
where property, has been improperly re
ceived and disposed of, must bo deposited
with an assistant treasurer or desiirnated
m i'i'smiiy hi me l niieu mures, snoci vinir
.1 : e .i. . t- . ... . "... .
, , ...
on what account deposited, fcauturod and
abandoned property.) to the credit of th
treasurer ol the I mted States, nl the close
of each month, and the original ccrtificnU
of deposit, also showing on what account
deposited, forwarded to this oflice, that th
! amount ro deposited may be covered into
i . t . 'i' i i i i . .
tlie Treasury and included intbeadjustment
, u( the iiceoutit for that month.
The account current, from No. 8, it will
; be perceived, is intended to show the uircre.
; onto amount rrerivni Ullll .'.ill! 1-J 111 Ann.
..-... i.-viw o,.,. ,i, vUUa
neetion with transactions in regard to cap-
luv.vl nnj bui!0.uiii7U pi ujiei iy , luiisequeiib
iv, in ionising up ins ncwouni current, eucn
aujierviaing spceiul agent will charge him
self with all moneys received, and credit
himself with the expenses necessarily in-
! eurred and paid by him, during the perod
! fr which the iiccount is rendered ascihib.
i iteo nv t lie form proscribed
; abstract rett rn must be accompan-
Sod by the vouchers, properly authenticated,
enclosed in one package, and indorsed in
such manner as to show tho abstract to
which it belongs.
When any supervising special ngent tram
fors property from bis jurisdiction to any
place beyond his agency, fir sale r other
purpose, it shall bo tho duly of the super
vising special agent making such transfer,
to furnish the olliccr or agent to w hom such
property shall be sent, a regular invoice,
giving a full description thereof and tho
amount of expenses paid thereon, as requir
ed ol assistant special agents in their con
signments to supervising special agents; and
an immwdiuto return thereof, us proscribed
by forms "A," "H," or '('," as the case may
be. shall be transmitted to this oflico, to
gether with the properly authenticated
vouchers of the disbursements niado on ac
count of said properly.
'i , ni,i property tllf) oflficer
or agent receiving it will enter it upon his
record of such property, as fully asdescribed
in the invoice, w ith the iiMiie'of the agmt
from which received, ami give receipt in
duylii'iite ; ovo to be sent to the supervising
special agent from whom the property was
received, mid the other to this oflice. liar
ing disposed of said property, the said offi
cer or agent will make a report thereof to
this oflice in bis next monthly return suc
ceeding, being careful to preserve the orig
inal of invoice description, with the date of
sale, where sold, quantity, gross amount of
sale, expenses incurred and paid by himself
thereon, including transportation, noting
the amount of expenses incurred or paid by
the supervising special agent from whom
the said liroperty was received, -and tho
total expenses thereon, and forward with
the said return u detailed statement of tho
expenses incurred and paid by him. w ith
t ho n wrl v ..ot houi ;,.ii..il v,,h..I,.m i I,
. 1 .' v,w,y
In consequence of the great importance
of preserving us full and accurate descrip
tion us possible of all captured and aban
doned property received or collected by each
agent acting under the laws and regulations
iu relation thereto, no dcjai'luro from tho
manner and tonus of loafing returns will
These instructions' are intended to super
cede all other instructions heretofore given,
which may in any manner conflict there
with, and n strict compliance in every par
ticu'ar therew ith will be required, .mil must
be observed, until ordered otherwise.
In eases where forms have not been pre
scribed with these instructions, agents will
return full purl iculars ot' such transactions,
to enable the department to understand and
provide for like cases in Cut nre returns.
N. S a no K NT.
Commissioner of Customs.
Tpproved : S. P. Chase,
Secretary of the Treasury.
( all for Conventions lo Klet't Delegates
to t lie National I lllOIl (OllU'lltlon.
A mkiikas, a National t'nioii t'oneiition to num.
Inate cunilid.it.-i for President nnd Vice Prci.lciit of
tlI, u,l'',l Si?tut "I'l""""' IV-identi,d
election ia called to convene in the l uv nf Balti-
,Mr ,, , 7tn )lnv f ., ,.. HM(I wIl(.wllSi we
may confidentially hope that by the triiinij.ha and
ppgre of our arm-, the ieoilof Teiuuwee will be
'" " ,",,l,lit'"'1 ,,,,' '"'ir v,'"' the November
f1"""-"'"' l!"r tbe Cn,..., ,.. f ,. stut0
liave a ib-vp ami iki ulnir interest In the action of
the nominating Convention, na well aa a right to b
rcprcente,l therein, thereforewedoberebv call upon
the uncoinlitioiiHl I'tinni men nf Tcnneiace, to meet
i",,"'irr'T''','ve 1,ivi"i"1" "f " h
.lot Ii diiv of Mav. at audi tdneea n mav hereafter be
i i"..i...., .i. i v.'..: ii.i
i.i-n.U llill, .., nniiciii . ui-f ma to uiiui.nl j IHUU
Tciineaec being entitled to send tell delegate, we
would ii;i;mt that Knit Tenneaaee aend four, and
each of the other diviaiotia three.
AV. O. Urowni.ow,
Jso. A. CawimiblL,
M. M. II Hi's, .
ViM. P. Josta,
J. II. IIisouam,
J. M. Tom en y,
VVm. U. KiTcn. J..
Union State Kiccutive Committee.
Naalmlle, April 30, ISS4.
There will be a meeting of the Vv.condl
tionnl I'nivit .Veil of this, and the district
Convention. We hope the counties will all
be represented. The citizeus here are nu
merous from all the counties, and may very
f roperly represent their constituents,