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June 23 tf '?6
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July 21 tf 3D
Address From Dr. ll. R. Cooli
OF BEACH ISLAND,
Letters From Distinguished Pul
Our popular and patriotic fellow citi
Dr. H. R. COOK, of Beech Island, having I
prevented, by unavoidable circuinstan
from attending, as ho had designed, our ]
ification Meeting on the 2nd inst., send
the following admirable address, reques
us to make such use of it as we think, pro
With much pleasure wo lay it before
readers.. And-we heartily wish il coule
laid before the people of the North; for
believe that such calm, judicious, earn
pacific sentiments, especially from a respe<
ble South Carolinian, are more calculated j
now, than perhaps any other means, to w
great good there.
And we also ' present, several inter?s*
Letters, from prominent public men; read
the late Ratification Meeting here. Ami
them is cue from Ex Gov. THOMAS H. S
MOUE, of Connecticut,-one among the 1
letters .ever pt ried by this distingu?s!
statesman and patriot ; for even while t
letter was being read- to our people, Tan
H. SEYMOUB was passing away from ear
He died at Hartford, Connecticut of typhi
rever? cn thc 3rd inst., leaving a reputali
for purity and patriotism.uot excelled even
that of GEORGE WASHINGTON.
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FELLOV.-CITI7.ENS OF GALLANT OLD EDT.
FIELD. * i:
When I look upon your upturned fa<
and eager gazing eyes,-my mind is almost i
voluntarily carried back more than tliir
years, when, asa mere youth, I first ma
yocracqeaiitar.ee. It was in thc-times
the courtly,' dignified, and accomplish!
Whitfield 'Brook?; of the- -"portly, wan
hearted, genial, and bluff Jack Jeter, and
the eh quent and erudite David L. Wardlai
wh)se powerful and'classic oratory filled n:
cipd with admiration, and excited my yout!
fal-ambition ; McDuffie too,-the eloquen
tho trne, the immortal McDuffie-was- thc
in the laniof the living ; his declining healt
had not yet excluded him from the pub 1 i
bnt allowed him, although not in office std
to take a deep and active interest in publ:
affairs. I am reminded too that nearly twei
tv years later, in the limos of Carroll, Franc!
H. Wardla.w, Moragne, Arthur Simkin:
Mobley, and others, J myself, as a compara
tivc stranger, appearrd beforo.you as a can
didate for your suffrages, aflr although th
issues of the ' dsy precluded my election,
cannot forget the cordiolity-and -'kiirtines
which was extended to trie, and the hand
some vote given,-a compliment sufficient ti
satisfy any man of ordinary ambition,
have never before had an opportunity in pub
lie of thanking you, but I do BO now.wit!
the warmest emotions of my heart.
But these scenos aro all past I " Let thi
dead bary their dca'd.'* And ok i by wba
chronometer, by what Peale of time, cat* w<
compute the (.vents which haye transpire!
since then ? Our whole Political, Social ant
Agricultural systems are undergoing a grea
and mighty revolution ; and many, verj
many, of the noblest u~d best of oar friends
whom we admired and loved, bave gone t<
try their cause tefore that tribunal whew
justice ever reigns.
While we drop a tear of affectionate re
m em brau cc for the past, let us turn to tht
present,- so fraught with momentous events
and so important in their consequences, both
to ourselves and posterity. I am not much
accustomed to making speeches on political
topics, and I confess to you, that au this oc
casion, surrounded as I am.by so many blo
quent and distinguished gentlemen. I feel
much diffidence in saying anything ; but I
shall not refrain from making some remarks
io obedience to'the call which you have made
upon me ; and in doing so, I shall exercise
that candor and truthfulness which the im
portance of the occasion demands.
After a political warfare for forty years
with the North, culminating in the most gi
gantic civil war the world has seeu for ages,
and although it resulted disastrously to our
arms, wc cannot forget that in this war we
fought f.jr a great object, the preservation,
in its original integrity, of the Constitution
handed down to us by our common anees.ors ;
and that daring nearly the whole of the ex
istence of the Government, the provisions of
this Constitution were administered chiefly
by Southern Statesmen, bringing thc country
to such an unexampled state of prosperity
and greatness as to cau.-c it to I enaid by our
opponents, that this was the best Govern
meut upon which the sun ever shone."
Having participated so largely then in the
erection of so great and good a Government,
nt tho surrender of our arms in good faith,
as 1 aver was done by us, we bad a ri^rht tn
expect ihn most favorable terms from our
enemies; but thc demon Revenge, prompted
by Malice, and coupled with fanaticism, and
a lorg cbcriidied desire on the part bf certain
<c-ctif.iiul K-aders Arnon" our loos f.r the es
lablishaient if a more conso'hia'ed Govern
ment, enuscd tmou lint uiihj lo impose such
humiliating and uij i-T li-rtas ui?o:i u-< as ?re
could not accept, but in c riler to carry out ih' ir
scheme of consolidation, they have, so lar as
they could, virtually subverted the very Gov
ernment itself and left m but a wreak of our
Fortunately for ii?, there sti'l remains
v.ninn^ the people of the North i. sufi] cte lit
amount cf devotion to the Government us it
wai, to give encouragement that the Consti
tution is not yet a dead letter, but may bo
revived, and constitutional liberty onco more
restored to its original supremacy throughout
this broad land of once liberty loving people.
it is for ibis object then that we have met
to-dny, to aid cur friends at ibo North in
currying out this great work of restoration.
How earnestly then, how manfully should we
en"?ge in it ; canting aside every pr?judice
of whatever character, and locking alone to
the great end we have in view. There aro
two elements in this canvass with which we
of the South have chiefly to contend ; first,
those of cur own race among us who are dis
I posed, from.various causes,. to unite with
now dominant party ; and tbc other eleu
is our colored population. I propose lo t
them both with reasoD, charity, candor
dignity, because I know that all tbecreati
of God, who have tho power of reason, c:
eise that power in accordance with the
camstancs in which they are placed,
other wor<s, meu view things from a dil
?ut stand-point One man at the foot of
mountain secs naoglit but that which, coi
within the scope of his . limited vision ;
other still higher up sees more and thi
differently; and ?still another, who ha9 s
ceded i . scaling the mountain's height, i
has a view of the whole scenery, entertnit
different view of the same subject.
Oar mission then is, that while wc beli
our position is the right~one, as it is ba
upon principle and confirmed by all truth
history, to win over to our cause, by conj
erate kindness the weak-kneed and waver
of oar own color, and the ignorant, and a
seqoetvtly easily deceived, of ,onr coloi
population. And in pursuing this coar
wv must be firm in the adherence to our o
principles, and, in the language of the anti
of all true civilization and enlightenment,
aa wise as aerpcnls and as harmless as dov
??. other words be just to al!, for "Jual:
may be culled the miracle wonder arno
To the fortner class, I ' would say,
yon are prompted' by motives of ambit fe
let me.caution you that however glitten:
thc bauble may appear to you now) like t
famed apples of the DeadjSen, which prese
such a beautiful and attractive appearance
the'traveler, but when attempted to'be oat
th?y.T?ru to ashes upon the lipase will yo
ill-gotten honors turn to bitterness and i
morse ; lor no man ever yet forsook his pe
plo, under euch circumstances, who did n
regret it sooner or later. If you are induci
to take thu step with a view of bett wi i
your condition, or as a menus of obtain':
bread, as you would say, I answer that thei
area thousand avenues open to ?bf~';r
wirhout the sacrifice of principle. ' The mi
lions of uncultivated acres within our border
and surrounding us every where, ready I
give a bountiful harve^ and waiting ouly f<
man's magic touch, are evidence agaiust yoe
for I maintain that no man need starve c
sudor in this superabundant country, if h
will toor?-; and that any man' in mod?r?t
health can with his own hands make enoug
bread and meat, not only to feed himself, bc
an ordinary family besides. There is u
shame in enga*iug in un honest Omploymen
however humble jt may be. But if you h.?v
taken this step for plunder*- ^pu-aro beyon<
tho reach of mortal -moana to save you, am
naught bul a higher power can do it"; for ;
man' that will "forsake bis did principles am
friends, for such ar- object, is fit for nnlhirrj
short of the place prepared for the wicked.
To the second olass, our colored friend*,
woald say, you are but children ia tb*
knowledgo of all that is best for your per
marient good, and like children, on uccouni
of your inexperience rind want of knowledge
Kable to be easily led astray by the artf?
and designing. You have beCUjsct free, sud
doifly and unexpectedly, from a boo_d>g?>
whi?h was no bondage to you in reality, noi
to any of God's creatures situated. 41s yoi
were ; you have beer tnrown upon a fielt
over which you have never traveled beforo
and have expected to find privileges am
honor's which do not belong td" "?our state
and you have assumed that audacity ant
pertinacity in your claim!?, which belong OH)j
to a long pent up inferi- rity brok? loose from
its legitimate restraints ; und although yan
are backed, for the time, ami AM- a special
purpose, by u .-uperior race, in the preferment
of your illegltimute claims, y?>t your position
is so unfouuded in nature and it? reasonable
ck mauds, t hat sooner or l?terA-nay, very
soon-your pretension? must: fall to the
ground. In the meanwhrle, we of the Cau
casian or white race, ere di?posed for the
time hoing, to humor yon in your caprices,
knowingour own innate power, and instead of
exercising that power in its full Strength', to
use the weapons of re-son, charity, kindness
and justice to lead you ia the right path.
You have been our slaves, and you have
lived with us in amity and good friendship ;
you have helped to raise our children, and
we in return bave nurtured, fed, and watched
over you in sickness and iu health ; we have
educated you with all the knowledgo which
was fitted to your conditions ; we are grateful
to you for your raiihfulnesa to us, and we
have a right to demand from you a like feel
ing for our care towards yourselves. What
that ero bas been we challenge au unpr ju
d cd world to j'.i'ljrp. If you forsake us
now, in our extremity, ?or newly found friends
of doubtful reliability, be the Consequences
upon your own head.s ; Cor we give you no
tice, that the old tie of friendship, bound by
interest, is broken 5 aud if you choose to se
lect your friends from other source*, you cau
ri.il exp cl us to endor-a that selection. But
if on thc other hand you desire to ding lo
us, your natural friends, we extend to you
thc baud of fricudahip, ?tul pledge ouis.ilvcs
to do yu justice in ivory punicular, thc in
sinuations and positive asstrtiona bi our io-s
to the c-mtrury notwithstanding.
Come then, unite with yoiir old and true
friends in the displacement from power of a
party which, ever since ita reiyjn, has brought
upon us all, as you are well aware, nothing
but confusion, lawlessness, and suffering, with
pr?sentai arid prospective starvation to both
Wbitei and black, und general ruin to tho
whole country. I do not say to you that,
all wno come from the North, the liast, or
tho West, are not to be trusted : but I do
say, beware how you put your trust in now
and untried counsellors, for however honest
may be their purpose, yet their igntirauco of
what, aro your real wants, may lead you into
fatal error ; but there arc those who woald
lead, ard arc now leading you, who have no
honesty of purpose in doing it, but seek only
their own advanc. mcnt or profit. Shun these
as you would your worst enemy.
Follow-Cili/.ens, there ia ouo point upon 1
wish particularly to dwell for a moment. It
is not uncommon with us to express doubts
of tho reliability of mir Northern allies and
friends. I tell you this, that greatness oj
soul vri'h its legitimate outfiov/inga, honora
ble sentiment, .loftiness and honesty of purr
p^se, with- noble deeds, belong of right iqjify;
clime or soil ; they-come, from God. .They;
may be localized, but not-monopolized. Like-'
lliose beautiful evidence of God's Irri^?lj
i?iifrr', th ri flowers of the earth, they arei?re?"
tributed throughout'Ike entire world, .mil
tal?..! their peculiar characteristics of. form,
color, and fragrance from the immediate c^??
ditions tinder which they are.developed. Hpr
ratio Seymour, Franc!.? P. Blair, George Uv
Pendleton, with their boats of-friends, are tu?;
inoro" capable of intentionally ?dreeivipg irs'
th fin Jenkius, ITill, and om- own Hampton.
Exercise then Faith, " that highest, /nobUMTj
instinct of the human mind," aod all wilLbe
well. . . I
Fellow Citizens! t now wish, you, one-and
all, God speed. Let us rally around the go?irj |
old Flug-of Democracy, which in times past I
has led usso often to victory. UnfarPrtw
the bree?c with every star opon it, and ?ogjlj
aiitutionaf Liberty and Justice to all, bi
White and Black, unmistakably os its i
Let us do brave battle under its protectit
folds, not with-battle axe and apear ; nor?|tt-l
with Bword and. mnsket ; bot with that r?f??rj
dreaded of all weapons to the tyrant, m ;
outoi; and in November nest the sounds bf'
rejoicing.will bc heard throughout the land,,
the overthrow- of oppression and . tyta^d
and tho restoration of the Con?titatioitt^i]
its.original-supremacy,, bringing peace,
pertly and happiness in its train. - "^^j
LETTER FROM HON. T. Ti: SEY5T?!
HiRTyjRii, Conn., Aug- 18th, JSC
G EKTLEMKN :-I regret .exceedingly,
cannot attend the Edgefield Meeting
home?' of my. highly esteemed friend Ge&.
BONI:A.M. The day following the on^w
which you ure to'have your Ma*s M?etrcg,'
(23 Fust.',) the Hon. Mr. PKKPX?TON i * to^SrV
dress the Democracy of~this City ; and as 1
know him personally, I desire to unite with
our fellow-citizens, iu giving him a hearty
In the present condition of things,
cooraging to enr^cause, on all sides,
scarcely be necessary for Tito tb troubl
with many words. The excellent speeS
of Geri. HAMPTON, 'and other genlleml^S
your Slate, who have recently addressed Ute
constituents, on.matters of public interest,
aro conclusive proti' that you need ;.nojSb
from abroad. . . - i
In commenting on these speeches, a sntfefc--.]
tion Now Yoik pa per, that in making u vniii
ic party" as the result of what ha* recently
be*n said at the South.
I beg you to give no heea whatever to
kind of funfnronude, which is estimated here,
at its real worth. On the caatrary,"Tou.ni:iy
depend on it, that right-minded persons gene
nilly, who have some sense left of right and
justice, would bc a-stonfshed if your5 eminent
men were liss bold and outspoken than they
are. The.crisis demands it-and ia thai crt
sis, the fate of other sections of tho country
is involved, not less than your own.
Strange indeed wonjil it bc, if a people,
ever jealous of their liberties, and not willing
to give them np. should, whilst" endeavoring
to save something nut of the wreck ,'1)3 Mib
jeoled to a worm? than Asiatic despjtisth, ?ind
not*cry ont against tljfc Digression.
I. du not uiulfi.Nljwid your people ,ln ni
courago insut irciiiiti or a cwjl t<? nrrtu* j the
issues of the day ure^tiut, submitted: lo tin?
Wager of b.if lc. Wi- still Iru4 in tin; llailot,
and ar? fu l'y fritWIveH on having a fuir one.
Wi; have no fears of any other than ii fiivoin
I ahkryou therefore, gentlemen, if I may
appeal to you at all-I ask you to be of good
heart. We s.'jall beat the Radicals!I' Wres
tle ns they n ay, wheedle, caj-?lc, and,s'.orm
as they may, to such a-state must they come
atlast. The. ont ire ''land cf Washitigton"
demands relirf from tho dictation and exac
tions of these men, and is'detprmined to have
it. As a pledgo of thin. I may point you to
our Ratification meelings North and West,
which clearly indicate the Trhmiph that is to
send j jy throughout the South also, and pres
ently, secure for us all, ono destiny, and one
With renewed and grateful recollections of |
Southern friends, I am, gentlemen,
Respectfully, Yours, &e,
THOS. H. SEYMOUR.
MESSRS. M. C. B?TLXR, GEO. BOSWELL,
JAMES A. DEVORE, Committee cf Invitation.
LETTER FROM HON. H. F. PERRY;
GKEKNVII.I.?, S. C., Au?. 28th. 1S5S.
GENERAL BDTLEB, Chairman, ?LC.
My Dear Sir :-I shall Imo to forego the
pleasure of being with you on the 2d Sep
tember next, ns my professional engagements"
in the Federal Court, now silting hore, will
not allow of my absence. I thank vou kind
ly for the honor of your invitation to be pres
ent and address your meeting on that oc
Let me assure you, however, ?bat I am
with you, jieart and goal, in thc effort the
good people of Edgefield are making, in com
mon with that of the whole Democracy of j
the United States, lo hurl from power and
place the most, unscrupulous, usurping, des
potic and oppressive parly, that over disgraced
thc annals of history. I have no doubt of j
our M?Ctt?wi in this freut Mr uv gie. The whole !
North. East, West and South uro in u bhizo ;
of enthusiasm since the nominal iou of Sty-,
mour and Blair, und the uiioption of thu Dem
ocratic Platform. Suite after State has I
wheeled into thc Democratic rank?, since the
Radical par?y have openly avowed their prin
ciples of universal negro einTragc, negro su
premacy in the Southern States, and ono cur
rency in gold for the rich borid holder, with
out taxation, and another currency, in de
preciated paper, for the poor, wilh un over
whelming and crushing taxation.
'I wo year* ago ibu issue in the elections
North, was the OoPs'itutionul Amendment,
und negro snirrago with the currency question
was kept concealed. Emboldened by their
Buceen?; the leader? cf ibe Radical purtle
j played their black flag, and overy eletiti
I since has gone against them. New Yo;
renns) I vania, Ohio, Connecticut, New J<
ay, California, Oregon, Montana and Ida
have air?hanged about, and. hoisted the De
berat ic Banner. Kentucky and Mary la
haye doubled their-fteruocralic m?j'?rities.
The American people are devoted to I
publican principlearind Cons', ?lu I ional libert
; and it is impossible that they can sustain
? party, which i'nnns the Constitution, ai
! hw i stablislu'd an absoluto despotism ov
: One-third nf the Republic. The sins of Ct:
; gress aro too glaring and nvonstr<<ua to
! overlooked in this election. They hm cst nu
I down ten Sovereign States, disfranchised t
white race, and enfranchised the negroes, st
^pended the civil Courts, and establi.shcd Mi
tary Commissions, for the trial of citizens
time of peuce. That great Charter of hmm
Liberty, the writ of Halteas Corpus, ha? bj
to gi.veplace to bayonets!
i The Radical party have increased the n
' tional debt to three billions of dollars, at
the annual expenditures of the Governraei
; from eighty millions to four hundred million
During three years of peace the A morice
people have paid In taxes fifteen htmdrt
milli ms bf dollars I Trade, Commerce, Mai
ttfactuies and Agricttl ure have been pro
trated. Thc laborer has now to work tw
r ?' . -. .. . * ' > - titi
days to purchase as thu ch bread, fagan, coffe
"iron, Ealt, or clothing, as he could'have pu;
chased with ono day's labor in 18G0 1 Th
the masses at the North see and feel. .
standing army is kept up in time of peace, :
an expense of one hundred and fifty million
of dollars; They have established-, n Prece
man's Bureau at an expense ot fifty mil lion
of dollurs, in order to prejudice the negr
against the white man, and control his vot
in all tho electious. They have sent thei
vilest and lowest meu here, and. ?ll over th
Southern States, to fill all our offices f oi
Governor down to a School Commissioner.
No one would suppose that a Southern mu
wiih a white face, would ally himself wit'
such ? party, in order to degrade and oppres
his own native land. But such men as Jo
Brown and others, Lave turned np inalLc
the Southern States, renegades and traitor
to their race, their country and their God.
have repeatedly said that Judas Iscariot wa
a gentleman compared to these 6Cilawagu
for he went out in the bushes and repented o
"bisgreut crime, and hung himself! Now
?bese Southern traitors and betrayers of thei
?ncc, their country and their God, must gi
forth and. repent, and lumg themselves befori
they can rai>e themselves to a level with.Ju
das in a moral point of "view !
^^>Rl^-l>rr-rtidtm?^??^ftton ive V?an gait
no victory, without the colored Vote; in Sontl
Carolina. We must Work for our barveat'ir.
t?os field, and explain to tho colored peoph
that-our interests-are their to I crest?; ant
that we aro both mutually dependent on cad
other. They must have our lands to work
as they, and we need tbojr labor to prosper
Tho carpet-baggeri and scalawags have no; h
ing to give them for their votes but lies anc
deception. Ff the adored people will volt
for our enemies we should discard them, ano
cea?e to employ them. No one iff bound tc
cherish in his household apolitical and perso
We should show tho regro ihat thes?
scoundrels are leading him to his own de
K tract tori, for if a war of races comes, they
will go as the Indians have gonej who made
war on the wbRe man. Arv inferior race
must fall before a .superior one in any contest
thal comes. ,
But wo should he very careful to avoid all
?o?liai ti with the tutored- pco-.le. This is
what the Northern Radicals now desire above
all things. Wo* must bc patient ai?dTorbear
injf, and on all oecasioos tir?t thc'negro tfith
kindness and humanity. He is mach to be
pitied, for bc ia ignorant uud .credulous,.and
easily imposed on by these carpet-baggers
In, conclusion., I beg you to precut my
re-p?ctu to the ladies who may bo present ct
your Mass Meeting, and say to (hem that I
haye always found more pat rio: ism, virtue
and wisdom in the instincts ol'woman's heart,
than I ever discovered in the c.-id calculating
action of mun. The soft sweet voice of wo
man, cheered me on two years Hgo, in my
opposition to thc Reconstruction Acts of Con
gress, when not ? newspaper in the State
would endorse my efforts. Thoy wrote me
letters of encouragement, and said that if the
spirit of the-men was crushed, theirs was not,
-and that their daily prayi-ii were offered
up to God for the success of the just cause
in which I was ognged of rescuing the white
race from d^piiibiii and dtaboiinr.
B. R BERRY.
LETTER FROM HON. W. W. EATON.
HAnrroni), Conn., Aug. 7th, 18G8.
GENTLEMEN: Yonr esteemed favor, invit
ing me to address thc pc pie of Edgelljd
District, was received several days since, and
the answer delayed in the hope that I should
fiod myself able to give u ra,v?.mb!e reapou.-e.
My engagemeuts, however, ure such that 'it
i? quite impossible for me to command tho,
time necessary for a journey to your State.
I deeply regret it, and beg to assure you that
it would gjve me great pleasure agajn to vi.-?jt
South Carolina-not so much however to ad
dress her pfioplo during the coming canvass,
as personally to observe tho horrible effect
which the misrule of RniUralUni has brought
My heartfelt and iarnot sympathies are
with your deeply Buffering people, my friends
and br< thren. In thu wholo history of our
Race since, the Norman invasion, no people
' have boen so oppresied and ground to tho
earth ss have yours.
But rctribut'on is sure," "The mills of tho
Gods grind slow but sure." Bide your time,
for with God's help, the true men of the
North, will in November, strike such a blew
for the right RH will hurl your and our ene
mies frot? power, and give back to your peo
ple, that great principle which is the common
property and the common birthright of ns
al' :-" The power ol' self government."
I beg lo bu remembered to my valut d
friend, Gov.'Bonham. Be pleaded to say to
him that the political .-kies look bright in tho
! East, the West, and tlc centre of the Union;
j and while I confidently anticipate a favorable
issue tn some of tue Southern States, I as
confidently believe that wc in the North can
carry Seymour and Blair lo success by our
votes alone. '
Accept my thanks Tor your kind invitation,
and believe me, very truly.
W. W. EATON.
To M. C. BCT?.KR, Esq.. and others.
. LE r 1 ER FROM GEN. HAMP TON.
AKUKKSON, Aug. 20th, 1808.
'-GENTLEMEN.-It would aflord me very
great pleasure to attend the meeting to which
you have done me - the hoaor to invite me, if
it was in my power to do so ; but I am qqir?
unwell, and I am forced reluctantly to forego
this gratification. There were many reasons
which made me particularly desirous of meet
ing my friends of Edgeffeld District, and if
via will allow me to do so I shall regard thia
as only a postponement of that pleasure ; as I
can on my return from tho mountains, consult
with them on the grave issues presented to
us.. FkrroytliKt the" mon oi old Edgell Jd
require no aid, and need-no encouragement
in this great contest ; but I should like to
make my acknowledgments to them for the
ninny and prent obligations (Tudor which they
hate placed me, by giving to my command,
during the war, some of its most devoted sol
diers, and most distinguished officers. I wish
to ask my old comrades io'arms to enlist
agai:i with me in cilia great fight for Consti
tutional Liberty, which is new.going on, and
to adjure them to be as go?! soldiers in the
cause of peace as they wen; in that of war.
I hope to have the opportune ty ol' doing this
ut some future day, and until then, I am,
Very Respectfully^ i
Your friend and. fellow citizen,
Messrs BUTXER, BOSWELL &ud DEVOKE, Com
LETTER FROM GEN. KERSHAW.
CAMDEN, Aug, 28th, 1808.
G ENTLEITEN,-It tfould give rae great pleas
ure to meet with my Edgefield friends on thc
2nd Sept ia accordance with your yalued
favor of the loth inst., if it were ia my pow
er to. do so; bat I do not find it practicable,
under present circurastanco8. I catt.therefbre
only bid'iny frionds.of ?heold 9$ District, God
speed in the great cause, of constitutional
right, for which they have so gallantly and
gloriously conten'ed rh the pastrami give
t?iT'n??ITo '?s:?iTaMce*lhaT;*0ld Kersbaw'fFbe?r-"
hg aloft t'n.. banner of the Democracy with
an energy and determination worthy of the
cause. Vi-ry Truly, Yours. .
, ' ' J. B. KERSHAW.
To Messrs. M. C. BUTLER and others, Com
A Stuxm.E in PHILADELPHIA.-An out
rageous slock" swindle was perpetrated on
Monday, on the young banking firm of Wbe
len & Brother, Third street, Philadelphia. It
see ms a stranger lu the firm attempted, to buy
of them $1000 in gold, for which be offered a
check in payment. The delivery of tho gold
on this, unless it was marked good, was de
clined, when tho buyer said it was no.matter
as to the gold just, now, but lie would leave
an order to buy for bis: $5000 of-govern ment
bonds, to be delivered at his office, No. 216
Gi.ld street " The Messrs. Whelen ?Brother
bought the bonds and sent them to the au
dress named, wh-TC the buyer received and
examined them. IIMI, maying, " yen, tlr*y"are
all right," pm them in a pigeon hole ofacas*
KtntiriHK' against the partition to an adj lining
ro m. closed the door of the case, and begged
tire mes entrer to wait a moment and he would
give bim the money. With this be passed
into t!ve adjoining room, and at the latest ac
count's had not returned. On investigation
of the premises, it was discovered that a bole
bad been made iii the partition opposite the
pir^vn-holc in tho caserinto which the bonds
had been- -placed in presence of the person
who bad delivered them. A small dooroo
hinges had been nie ly fitted into this hole,
and lhrough t'?is the bonds had been ab
steaded -and the fraud eon?.um mated while
the yobng gentleman who Iud taken them to
make tJie delivery thought he bad his proper
ty under his immediate* eye.-Philadelphia
Av EAULE KILLS A GUILD IV Mtssis-qpri.
-A, letter from Ttppah county to the Wino
na Democrat says:
A sad casualty occurred at m t school a
few days ago.. The eagles have been very
troublesome iu the neighborhood for some
time past, carrying ( ff pigs, lambs, etc No
ona thought that they would attempt to prey
upon children ; but on Thursday, at recesa,
the little boys were out some distance from
the bous*, playing marb'es, when t-hfiir sport
wa-t disturbed by a lftl>;e ?nfil?i swooping
durV? V 4 "?eking up little J em mi - Kenney,
a boy ol eight w.-trs, ansi Hying away v.ith j
him. The children cried out,' and when I
got out of the house, the ea^le was so high
tf.at I ci uld just hear the Cliild screaming.
The alarm was given, at.d from screaming
and shoutiug-in the air, etc., the eagle was
induced to dr>>p his victim ; but his talons
bad been buried in him so deeply, and the
fall v.a* cr great, that he was killed ; for eith
er would have been fatal.
-... ? ?.-?-. -T.
Nothing in h'story is sb icvolting to hon
iirablu stiusibUiticrt ax the. ?port of rhos* meo
with the public lile and tranquility for their
own ve>,al ends. Danton, Robespierre and
M wat pl. yod with the noblest blood of
Prance-hut still, - in tho depth of their de
gradation and e ucl ty they did aot outrage
nature by plotting a war against their own
Wo say woo to thos-j men' if the tram of
combustibles they have laid take fire! We
I deal in no threats-we appeal to no fears -
but they must be disMliitcof common sense,
; if they hope lo .scape the violence and lury
they invoke. The outraged whites of Geor
! ?ia will bold them to such a fearful reckon- i
! itig th.M the story of the retribution t?\^\] !
j freeze the blood, of jencrutioos yet uuboru !
Wfl say let thom beware. Let all beware j
: Lol every effort be made to enlighten and j
i undeceive the negro-to calm all the elementa
I ol' strife, and lo save the State ai d thecoun
I try from thu horrors of anarchy and civil :
j war.-Macon Tel. |
I Mr. Edwin M. Stanton, it ts stated, will
' lake the stump lor Grant. We ure glad of it.
His presence amoug the'people of Ohio will
confirm the n.iw assured victory ?f the Do*
nu ?cr any of O' io. A, more odious per>ou.
never Hppeared among uny people, ile is thc
embodiment of the crimes and corruptions of
the war, and as such he will be treated. I'rot
out the woin.li: lunger! Ctduiu'ius (Ohio)
ur PEARL niv-.ns.
A thought ! a thought ! for the ros;, morn,
That cornea thro' the gatos of ?lew !
But I'll heep a kinder, happier thought
For twilight and for y?u.
A word ! a word ! for tho humming btrd,
A tilt on the jasaamine' new !
M ill my lip lot ?lip, but my heart will keep
lu softest words for you.
A song ! a fong ! for the mocking hird,
In an wer tu bl? so true! , ,
Hut you know right well I w ll al wa} i keep
My sweetest song for you.
A kiss ! a kiss ! for the sweet red rose,
And none for tho violet blue I .
Bul standing here at the garden gate
I'll keep buck one for you.
A sigh ? a sigh ! for my pale white ros?,
That tho chilling night wind slew !
But I answer you when th o'lilies say
I am sighing most for yon !
-? -?- ?
The tirant Fumiiy-Dnring the War.
[Extract from a letter to the Jf. T. Metropolitan
Beeord, dated Bolly Spring*,'MUi., July, 13ri8.]
When that loyal family rolled into this
place at tbe beba of a vast army, they re
clined in aa elegant stolen -carriage, which
Jong ago went North rm parole. A portinn
of the time they occupied the handsomely
furnished residence of Mr. Will Henry,Cox,
a wealthy? refined and educated gentleman of J
noble ancestry. This gentleman is deceased,,
but at that Uaiu his beautiful, young and ne
cean plish>>d daughter. occupied the "vacapt
chair" of her mother, who had been dvad
hume years, and Miss Cox, instead of "Mrs.."
Cox, was lady of the mansion- Tho Grant
family seemed wonderfully well pleased with
the house, its modern fixtures, the elegant I
furniture and splendid silver ware, and they
consequently walked boldly into the posses
sion of this private residence-no blush of
tharne to mantle such brucen brows, no man
ly dignity, no womanly decency to request |
permission, but with effrontery of Sing ?Sing
convicts and London robbers they occupied
the dwelling, using everything in it as though
they were " to the manar born:'- The greater
part of the time they remained there, Miss
Cox was staying wkh numerous friends ml
the city, ?3 she could not be mistress of her]
own beautiful homo. .
Mr. Cox told a lady of unquestionable in
tegrity, that they nicked up ali his stiver add
all his valuables tho night before they left,
and it was sent off with their baggage the j
next morning ; aud the bouse servants weat J
also. Mr. Cox wa* one day resting on a sofa,
opposite the door of ap adjoining apartment,
wheo he saw, through the opening of a door,
one of Grant-s staff officers stealthily rumag
mg around the room, pocketing small articles.
At ?he bureau, he took a piece of stick pom
ade. Think, of it, you sokfiers, who fought
the battles tor the Union; think of being
commanded, officered by such unprincipled
scoundrels, whose smallness, of soul showed
itself but top plainly in thai act of stealing a
piece OT stick pomade. We' only regret not
btiihg ablest present to give the name' of this j
(?speci men. sf au, ofifcef, shoulder ' ?trapped.'
armed and equipped, even to his head, tor
which the above s ni ali appropriation * wira
made. It his eyes ev.er rest ou this he will
know himself instanter. At another time
Mr. Cox entered one of the room's rather an
expectedly, con iderably disturbing the equa
nimity of Gen. Grant's nephew, who was
stooping to the pleasing task of carefully
folding up an elegant and very antique quilt
made io days of yuro by great grand parents,
and preserved by each succeeding generation
of children as a family treasure-a pleasing
memento that strangers could never appre
ciate. The nephew, on finding himself caught,
started, stammeringly saying, "I want it for
my mother.1- ""Certainly, s?rf certainly,"
replied Mr. Cox, with the least perceptible
tom? of contempt Thiuk of it, poldienr of
Grant's army i A quilt, Grant-s nephew
stealing a quilt, and furnishing his mother's
? # -+ ' * +'*?*?
Wc lope he will see this expositich, re
pent and free h?s.conscit-nce by expressing
that quilt to Mr*. A. C. Brewer, fo: merty j
Miss Cox, Holly Springs, Miss. But M rr.
Grant, the General, stud other* of thal * mis*
tic crew," took especial care of the silver, the
value of which ts estimated et' several thou*
sand, doliaxs, with other anieles. Tbe bed
and table' linen WAS of Quest tcxtufp, and"
came from Europe ; and all this;' with all
other valuables, had a peculiar chnrrn for the
avaricious'eye?1 of tho Grant family. Among-j"
the many othetf appropriation of this' re
markable family' was a handsomely carve?,
small card waiter er salver, with the name
of u General Moultrie'*'?tigrsved in tbe cen
tre. This litte salver was har._ed"dowu from
that noble ancestor of revolution fame-, it
was prized beyond value, und wa* one of a
pair-the other was sent ont to the kitchen
after using it, and one of the servants, Sarah,
secreted it for lir-r young mistress, togethp'
with several other valuable articles. Mrs.
Brewer bas tho wailer, and, no doubt, would
liku to baye the other; but would be pleased
lo have another piece-a massive, but small
oliver salver, or waiter, handsomely carved,
made, in England before th-; Revolution, with
the name of " Lady Marv Ancely, 1770," eu
fraved in tbe centre. This waiter, which bas
een in their distinguished family so long,
cannot hut ho a prize indeed to them, and the
jr?o wili be readily recognized by thc Grant
visitors, >d->uht but hundreds of p?T>oi B
who tnay nave visited 'his Grant fan.ily at
home in thc Nor h have soi ti ihoio waiters,
Sud many other stolen valuables that esme
from the South-war trophies.
"FATHER, WHY DON'T YOU SAY SOME
THING."-" Oliver Optic," in his l ie of Gen
eral Grant, tells the following -tory :
When the g??H medal which was voted by
resolution of Co gre-s to Grant, siter the
campaign i-f ?.'h *t ta nix ig* was finished, accm
millee from the two Hi Mses of (Jung:e?s> went
to City Point tn present it to the General.
There wort: pn sent t> wi tries,? thu Ceremony,
the General's wif.', son ami daughter, his staff
and several civilians. The medal was pre
sented in a neat little speech by tho chairman
of tho committee.
When General Grant's tnrn carne to repje
he was greatly embarrassed. To ^se th* wc rda
of bis historian ;
" He began tb fumble about his pockets
just as a school-boy dj-'?-1 on the rostrum. He
was evidently looking for something and be
could riot find it. The delay became painful
and awkward in i he extreme, nut only to the
General but to thu sj m ?tl bitting audience^
and little Jeasc, his son. seemed lo s>uffor the
most it, this prolonged intel val. At last his
patience was exhausted, und be cried out :
M Father, why dou't you say something ?" -
That is the question the peoplo ol the Uni
ted States sire asking to day-" General, why
don't yon say something ?" - Tho M ship of
Statu" is rolling in a threatening ?da, and the
man whom the Radicals offer u- a< captain
still has no chan-" no policy," "General
Grant, why doiiH ypu say something /-Troy
, ?5TJoht G. Grant and T. B. Stubbs,
negro Radical member* ?f tho S. ?, Legis H
ture [so called) from Marlboro District, havfl
recently become thorough cowers to fire
Democratic fni<h, and express.? dhieruiiim
lion afti-i adj>iuritmei)t of the Legislatur* tu
Mump their District for Seymour ail i B;*ir.
JU.Ul 1 VI Ul MM 'I1WIOI
One of tho m<-st revolting ou'r g s and a
double morder occurred near Swain's ?lill
in tho Western corner of North Carolina, and
near the Georgia line, on Tuesday last, which
it waa ever oar lot to record, Or which ever
took place iu any civilized land. A few
miles irom the mill, on tho Oolun;bu< ron I,
lived Mw.. Marka, a young and beautiful
widow lady, about thirty years of age, a hired
woman ana two children, a little, boy ol. iini
and a little girl of.eight, living.with her. At
about 9 o'clock in the evening of th? 2Ut
inst, a load rap at the door bf tho house
startled the inmates who.had just retired for
the night. The hired woman, who sVpt in
an ppper room, raised a w? dow lo a-crlain
?the cause, and was accosted by a-n. gro. wbn
said he bad a letter f a- Mr??... Mai k-, u h eh
he had brought Irom the village, and c< a. .it
was very important, aud - must be answered
that nbght Recognizing him as a mau from
the village whom she knew, she went down
stairs and opened the door.
As soon as tho dopt;,waa fairly unstated,
a gang of nine armed negroes, who had'buen
concealed in the dark-behind a clump of
boshes, .made a rush into the house. Toe
woman fled through a rear door, ami ese:, ped
into ?.pince of thick woods back of the house.
Mrs. Marks, hearing the noise, started to come
from hes room, bot was met by two of the.
negroes, who seized her ?od attempted ta
drag her toward a bod- standing tn a oom- r
of the room. Being a woman of gm' etrt-ngih
she straggled fearfully, bat tba te?t of tin*
ga&g coming to tho aid ul th? two, rb? wa*
finally overpowered. They the-n JhrcwW
on the bed, tying her arms and . feet tu the
bedpost.wi th cords, and proceeded-1?> Violate >
her personin turn, until all nine oiUhom bad
satiated their hellish passions. While thia
wae going on an attempt to violate the pentan
of ?the Ettie girl, wha-wmt held by two of the
benda in plain sight of the mother, while a
third ono accomplished the damnable deed,
a knife having to be med for the purpos?.-.
The screams of the child were fearful, which
so enraged the demons that they tore fair
tongue from ber month, oed-finally beat ber
brama -out against the stone jam -of the fire
8lace and threw the body into the back yard I
fot content with this they seised tba Imy.
a'nd after tying him with cords, proceeded te
commit a nameless outrage upon btu body.
Tho woman who escaped Orena the house fled
toward Stover Station, but the night bsririg .
dark, lost her way, a- d did not arrive at Mc
Appleby's, the nearest neighbor of.- Mrs.
Marks, until about'two o'clock in the morn
She immediately gave the alarm, and Mr.
Appleby called up his men, and after arming
them, sent off to Robert Stow's and the
ether neighbors. Aa soon as possible they
all took their horses and proceeded to Marks',
where they found the house on fire, and dis
covered the terribie scene we have described,
bul the perpetrators of the deed had tied.
When found, Mrs. Marks was wholly insen
sible, and it was with great difficulty that -
she was restored to consciousness, Georg?,
the little boy, was found dead on the floor,
bound with cords as they had left him, and
the dead body of Annie, tho little girl, had
been dragged from tho yard into the buck
stoop, undoubtedly for the purpose of having
ail traces of their guilt obliterated I y the tire
Which, they had set. " lt is suppled, that, thc -
miscreants were alarmed by tua approach of .
the horses of Mr. Appleby;and bi? men, j?nd
they scattered to their homes before morning,
The whole country ia aroused, and it wit! be
difficult for all of the perpetrators of sa rh a
diabolical deed to. escape. The negro.who
pretended to have the letter 'wa* recognized
by Mrs. G rall j, the Work woman, "as Bill
Bataan, tho recant negro and Radical candi
date for the Legislature from that district.
He was not to be found the nest day. and
his wife said he was going to Mi Ilbery, to a
negro meeting. He is probably secreted
either io the wood or in the huts of som- r.f
the rest of the gang, but it will be hard for
bim to escape, as the whole county ia aroused.
No negroes were found absent from home for
five miles around, except Batson, sad uule?
he is caught rt wHl.be very difficult to ferret
oat the murderers, on account of thc secret
organization? known to exist among tbein.
lt fe and property aro at the mercy of the
blacks In nearly the whole Santo. They re
fuse to work, and being fed by the Freedmen's
Bureau, aro allowed to Hvo in idleness ta
per pe tra to their fiendish outrages. Mr. Stokes,
whoso plantation is on the Cumberland road,
informs us that he finds.it a' uoat impossible
to bite help at any uri ce-ali the .negro?.-s re
fusing to work and being supported by tho
bureau.- Just before the last election %oarly
two thouaan 1 rations were dealt ont tb thu
negroes in that district, by tho hueoau agent,
and Bat son had nearly (he whole distribution.
Tho excitement in relation to the murder is
intense, and U waa with the u'most dt?k-ei ty
that the ot tizeos could be restrained from
Wreaking vengeance Indiscriminately.-?Geor
BLOODr TRAGEDY maw THOSTSOX, 6A_
From passengers by yesterday's train on tho
Georgia ffoilroad\ we learn the following par
ti cucar? -jf the murder of two white nwn and
the hagging of the n?gvo mun?ervr, near
Thomson, yesterday. Wc could uotioarn tho
names of the parties : A negn^arho was em
ployed in getting timber for a saw mil. just
above Thomson, and who was at work ici ibo
-woods, attacked the driver of a eirrylog, a
white, mao, with his axe, splitting his bead
open and causing instant death. After this
bloody and, as our informant said, unpro
voked deed, the negro said he would now go
and kill the sawyer, also a white man, who
was unwell nt his house. Another negro, who
heard the threat, immediately ran and in
formed the aawjVr of ?t. lie p..t ki* rvvo'ver
ready ?od f-nd himself, bul tin; mmd-rcr
slipped up to him imawares rn,.! deal: him a
mortal blow on the head with bis as . Ile
Waa alive, however, wheo the train passed
Thomson ;.ut in a dying vondiiion.
After tins assault on the sawyer the negro
fled to the wood??, carrying the bloody axe,
pursued by whites ard blacks, and'when
overtaken Wa.? "dint down, the rh >t taking ti
fecj \\\ Vi> ?ey-, ?A heft i he ne? rt wy who had
been io thc ona-ae In?tUudi.itely bung I m tu
Th*, is substantially the information wc re
ceiver1, and we fear the blotaly tale > too
true. We shall endeavor- to give the partic
P. S.->?t??ee writing the above w. learn
that th? names of the two moniere t men
were Fortner and Lowe. Mr: Fort ner was
the first victim, and instantly kill?.1. Mr.
Lowe was alive when the trata pwd, bat
little '..ope waa entertained of his recovery.
:ol . - : -
M un wu of A DE? -rnATtc Xcaan - -S-'ur
day i::g-i, ttie ?fh.in-r. at Cii .lon, S in|??jn
C"Utitv,N.C.,anegro man. formerly a member
of thu league, but who recently aband.-III.1 that
organization and joined the Colored Demo
cratic Club,-was called out of the door of his
house and shot through the h-art. The mat
ter "-'created- a great deal nf feeling. The
whites generally think tba -fopuh'ioan p.rty
a-re determined to bring un a colli.-ion. lloro
tofore there has been uo Ku Rlux Kimi or
other secret Democratic org^nia-iiion in 'Iii?
State, but now it is undflr.itcs4 and believed
that energetic efforts will be made to organ?
ize Rome ?eeret order as a matter of " self de
fense. There can be no doubt of. on? thing,
tnat the great majority of tin? f> n ile here
long after peace. It is all ?h?v a-k. all they
want, but the coolest and most hh?rs>l minds
here seem to arrive at ihn O -III-IUM m ihat
the immediale future is fraught with moat