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In anothwtr ilutun ai T C an ititer*
esting circutar to the freedriren 'of the
District contiguou's to, Charlot te-from
Capt. BARNETT, Assistant Superinten'
dent of the Freedmilen's Bureau. It is
an earnest; clear-headad,'unvatnished
and eminently sensible lecture to'the
Uninflbtenced either by the timual predi.
lections it favor of this cla'ss or prejudice
. against their tormer masters, Capt. BAR.
NETT has scritinized then with an inde.
pendent eye, and, really, has suet-eded in
portraying Cufty with a fidelity ind 'p.
preciation almost, amusing .- It it a pity
ideas like these, conveying stuch whole
sonme adcvice 4nd practical suggestionis,
could not he hamnieiirlst into the Comrrpre
hension of every oie of' th.m in te land.
It w.1ld bte the biest iipipral ve in tithe
world for tie harmonions oprganizatino.
of labor for tire ensuing year.
Eledtion on Wedne d i
W te anex tie results of thw elections
held on Wednesday last :
FOR CINERK OF THIE COURT.
Sani'l Clowliey 451 votes.
* J. S. Stewart-, 57 "
Capt. Jas. Johnston, 251 votes.
Maj. Sami'l Barkley, 243
FOR TAX OOLLEOTOR.
R. f. Jennings, 494 votes.
Mr. JENNINGS had no oppositiorn.
Message of Governorferry.
'the following mer'ssage was com.
municated to tie Legislature, y'ester.
(lay, by his Excellency Governor Per.
SU-uB'T CAno.NA, November 27, 1865.
- 7t the lf'>nora>le the Senate and Iouse
-GENTIMMEN : In ohedience- to. your
irections, I forwarded to tie Serr'tarrrv i
of State a cerlifie l copy of .0th raiiica
tioni of Ihe *Crvrg/ 'ssiona9tl am-nrmbrnw'rt. of
1h1 "14Ca.ttaut: i of elm U6t1ed ntates
aboli.sh'ling sla try. 1 had previously
telegrapied . \r. Seward tiat, tihe aetrndt
fienlt had breen adopted by you, and in
Teply bi- siated that "tie Presidrt: andj
the whole cuuntry are gratified that.
South Carrilina-slia accepted tire Con
gressional amendlent to the Cuistitu.
tion abolishinrg slavery."
I have likewise conrmunicated to the
Preslent. your resolutions in referenca
to tihe postponement of the sales of
lanids in Beaufort. Distnict. and have
the gratification of informing you that. I
have heard, Lhroeigr our agent at
'Washington, Ihat, these s:les have.been
In reply to rmy let.ter to tie Secretary
of the Treasury, in relation to the State
f Soutth Carolina assrinning her .porion
of tie direct tax, and gi.ving her bbncd
for the samemi iave been informed that
-llis cannot be don(- "unless sanctioned
by an Act ofCopngress." Ihe letter of
the Acting Secretary of Staiie is here.
with stint yoru.
I have received two communications
f1romn Lonrdon in reference to-the.bonds of
South Carolina dune in En'gland; whlich
-re herewith sent you for your considera.
tiron. Tire bondholaere. propose otbat
-thei whole arrears and the di.sidentds -t
Jariuairy, 1865, inclusive, sheulrd be fun
dd inrto a bonded 'debt, carrying t0i%
it' s'ame rate~ of interest as tire bonds or
stocks, on which the arrearr .have ac
crued. -That a'sinking frund shall be es
j tablished (atcumulative) of two per
* cent. per antnum, which, en a five per
cent, stocks. will pay off the debt .in
t wenty'1te and thiree-qruarter years,
eand on' a six per cent stock, in twenty.
* fouir years." You will probably re
ceive a commuinication from -'tire Southr
Caroliria Iailroad Company in~ conec.
has-endorsed two' mnilliunis of the borrnds
* of that Con p~ which fall dur" in 'Jan
tnay next, and'iho'provision .ra habeeb
raddle for 'their pua ment by the -dom~
- J fttr'ward yoti few the .resignatIohn of
~he State Additor, Jam'tes Tupper, Esrq.,
* with bis views ina to' thb contmuancerof
t. o0de" E~ejhinks the offe'e 'n
a~r ,lapd at-som. future' time. he will
u1a arepQerie vaious5 paets
opy vsh ap~t ai arly-' 4
& by ibe 4
gitri, .h~~l bav to leave here
lot ti hidis
e n r by the ,*si
dent. " sremain in the exerdise. of iy
fuil'ttiode aa Provisional Govertnor .un..
til kI-Ived by his expess direction."'
But iifter the Governor elect has qualir
fled,.Ishall recognize hkn as the Chlif
Magistrato of the State, and make all of
my communication's to him instead of
B. F. Pnay.
Circular to the Freedmep of Western
North Carolina, and adjoining Die.
triot of South Carolina.
CHAnLT-TE, -N. C., Oct. 1, 1865.
Knowing that many of 'you have
wrong impressions relative to your free.
dom, I send this Circular that it may
correct many erroneous ideai which are
operaiing very much against your i'n.
te'rests. I have learned that many of
you have foilish ideas that at Christmas
You are to receive landp, horses and
fia rming utensils ; that you 'expect the
United States Government to give you
a portion of yourzt naptieri' . property or
plantation. As to this, let me say to
yoiai flhnt the Government has uo
innd in this portion of the State, and
that. all plaitationa and property of all
kinds (except the negro) helong to your
masters as heretofore-the Go'vernment
having no claim upon them whatever.
Any of you having such expectations,
must at bnce and forever abandon such
prep ,sterous and absurd ideab, and any
person or .persons trying to make ydu
helieve anythin2 of the kind, are either
fools or knaves, and are imposing upon
your ignurae'ce. -
The Government has given you your
freedoin, and yol niust not expect any
thing further from it. The Govern.
ment, expects you to labor and work oat
your salvation, aud unless you do, you
go back toslavery or a condition far
worse. Any property that you may
possess hereafter you must acquire by
labor, industry and honesty. At the
md of this year, those who have re
Tftined with their former masters and
worked faithfully, will be paid liberally
or their labor, and will be able to pro.
ride clothing and food for themselves
and faumilies fir another year, and will,
i the meaitime, if they higve so con.
lucr ed tlhimselves as to gain the confi.
lellee ittld resveetpnof,. ploy-ere, t,
ile to' feta l 'heP places for another
vear, or to obtaiii of others goed situa..
Aogs and good pay. Many of th,o'e
vho have left; their former homes and
dled-away tvhe proper. oeason for the
making of crops, will at the efM of the
rear, find thenselves deatitute of food
mnd clothing, and in a situation far
worge than slavery. A long winter is
efore you, and unless you iprovide for
ii t tine your fa milies must suffer-yea,
niny must perish.
Many of you are under the impression
hat t he Government will feed yon.
rhie is not so, Government will not feed
iny who have had an opportunity and
lre able to Jabor. You have had four
months of freedom, and all. that wished
1411uld t' work for, themselves; 'and
hose o haie not imsproved the past
rour meths of their freedom must abide
by the corsequences.
Er;Ti'ng the troops will be withdrawn
from the St You :will be .eft to
pirovide for ani pro .of yourablves. By
your labo'r you pro'vide, and by
yoyr good behaviouri uwill secure
protection. You must thatt your
freedom has taken away at intereqt
which your .former musstes~had for you.
WYhen in slavery you were their prc4by
ty-they. valued you as 'dollars anb
cant 'end it was their int.erest to. feed,
clothf,Mfnd nurse in sickness ; but now
that interest has :gone. The reuluonsi
balities that then rested nipon theip, now
fall upon you and you only. Yobr first
step now shoulid be to establish for your
selves a character for industry and in.
regrity. and uniless you do. so, your fAte
will h~e thAt. of tiue North American Iti
dian -your race will pass away and then
you .will be known onl'yJh tiaude.
*Thpn let'me estreit yog as a frie'ad,
ere it is 'gas ate. to think' of fthese thing
tlo l mipk n '-"ti' Ao 'sit is, a
gto mak k ud eend a fAace in this
'thd4 k~'r .nhi gularatted t
yot er (sitta privilegea. Is
ihs.;ri you wj be proteotd
Your V 4ni a freddoin $
nak wn rot, to'received
os~r 4 e hede yout
em oe~ to lc.p*d gove'rn c
ow .enfrto e r~to Sfoutchilq
hind to .so iflp 0d11At9:y
poi4;a yh I~i at
o tehdio y'ur enployers, :fulfill
and respect all contracts, to - bold the
marnage9as sacred, and to - o onduct
.and.do t yourselves as to win the rd
:pecta ponfdence of all men. Ful
fil, thei these requirewente and all
will be %'ell. Reject them, and your
condition will be a far worse one than
you ever experienced when in slavery.
It is true that there are some bad men
that will take advantage. of you.t igno.
rance and impose upon you. Some
may try to d6fraud you of your wages,
and a few are wicked and cowardly
enough to revenge their losses ppon you
by violence ; bht haive patience, and ere
long these matters will regulate them
selves. But good behaviour on your
part will ever gain for' you the respect
and protection of good and just men.
Since I have been among you I havi
discovere: that a majority of you look
upon your former masters as your ene
mies, and upon the "Yankees" as your
only friends. In this you are mistaken.
I am from the North, and know well the
feelings Qlat ex' towards the ne.
gto. I lnow t ma ity of tire
Norther people Kingly con
sent to 34ur beco* titizens among
them. Tie Government througb a mili.
tary n eessity, has n you your
freedom,'and m that fkm the people
of the N rth will ever protect you. un.
less you ecome un*otthy of their pro
The uth is your natural home, and
Souther men will be your friends.
The ma' rity of you were raised, have
growfN -on the same plantations with
your for er masters, and I know it to
be a fac there is a feeling, a sympathy,
exising etween you that does not nor
never c exist between you and the
people the North. If Southern men
are you nemies, it is your bad behavior
that ha made them so. The fact is
that yo know not how to appreciate
your fr om. and have grossly abused
Beco e respectful, obedient and hon.
est to v r employers, and you will find
them t in paving the way of your
future Ifare. To becoma a prosper.
ous and utelligent people, many of you
will ha .to pursue a far different course
from th of the past four months of
your.fr om. It is true that. some
have r lized the respondibilities that
freedo has brought upon them, and
hive b faithful and obedient to their
eplo .. But many of you have be.
;.W toidim, *ay ana disrespectful to
those to hom you must look for yout
support. Many are idling aed loanfing
away th r timo around toes and
camps, w ile their families are A ffering
for food i d clothing. and many with~ut
shelter., ou alone are accountable for
the sadifs that awaits you.
Since I me among you I, have learn.
ed the f that As a people you have
very Iittl eg4a for the truth. - In fact,
I have lot all oonfidence iSn your veraci
ty, and k w uot when or whom to be.
heve. I d tl at you are disposed to
utter fals a n, phe truth would
answee y pu e better..
Herea . th e coming to me fqr the
purpose ofgeuin -justice in oases be.
tween the elves d employers must
come with *he trut ; if not, they aust
n o t e x p e c t ,m e -to - is t th e m ir . th e ir
difficulties. Such I as your tellbre not
.only imposLions u me, lut upon. the
public and oust be a pod..'
I have assert'ained at many of you
object' to the sfatem *rittenoontracts.
Thist is ,notler evid of .your igno.
ranoe ,of freedom. ritten contracta
av >:tbo ionly safeg as to fee labor.
I is.s ly the blindm f two or 'mere
parts fulll a- vot4 ry agreement
as agreemehta between esaselves and
,.mployers. These con ta are In no
way connected with sla, , but a aye.
temn adopted by free la very where.
By making contracta mn riting you
bind yourselves to do certa labor ; the
same contract obligates y employer
to pay~g for that labor, contract
advise tat' alr ag nsi
lwwlever ee"~'7uh ou
'ght..- For another y this
ptm. and by complym ,wl
a reement yu*iE haven ao e in
colcig your jidueas.,
,It has been, r.potemo Wie
your pre~ie situation, It would be a
moITa to you-yotiwould be as so many
tools in-Qe han4 bad a*n ke'pok'
ticians. So dreaim not, talk nt, of
things that at this time would be to
your disadvantage and to your injury.
In conclusion, let mie say that this cir.
cular is sent to you for your good, for
your own benefit. Live. and govern
yourselve, by it, and ore six months you
will thttlk the :fok the ' adi'ice and in
struction c'ontained in it. You must do
for youtildus, or I can do but little for
you. '4he opportunity is' now offered
you of becoming a great and prosperous
people. In order to accomplish this
yoNftiust labor, live honestly, uprightly,
and in the fear of God.
Capt. and Asst. F. M. B.
General Wade Hampton.
'he Washington special correspond.
ent of the New York Expri4s preseuts
the following sketch of General Wade
General Wade Hapton, who came
so near being elected Goveasor of South
Carolina, is a grandson iof Brigadier
General Wade Hampton, of the Revolu.
tion and War o(.1812, and a son of
the late Colonel Wade Hampton, well
known throughout th6 Union to the pa,
trons of th4 turf. %.
Wade Hampton the elder was a native
of Prince George County, Maryland, in
the vicinity ot Washington, anid of ob.
scure.parentage. He entered the Revo.
luti.%nary army as a wagon-master,. and
from that humble position gradually rose
to the rank-of Colonel. Afer the war
he emigrated to Suuth Carolina, and be
came a plantqr, anq, on the acquisitiorq of
-Louisiana, made such investny ut' in
that teritry, on the Mississippi, near
New Orle6, as to render him, op his
dvath In 1430, one of the richest men in
On the br. king out of the rebellics,
the present Wade Hampton wps regard.
ed as among. the richest nien qt the
South. He was originally opposed to
secession- frankly confesaed that lie saw
nothing in it but ruin to himself and his
relatives; but when the war commenced,
embarked in it with all the impetuosity
of an ardent nature. and by his gallantry
and skill as a cavalry officer,. soon at
tained the rank of Lieutenaint-General.
In pefson he .is debi.flid' is one of the
most strikingly elegant men of the day
very tall, with classical features, and a
Magnificent black -beard - altogether,
quite a Cavalier of the Bayard order.
His officers and men gere devQtedly
atatLied to him,-.not more for his daunt. 4
less couragein the field than for those
rare qualities of head and heart-for which
he is equally distinguished. At the
celebrated conference 'between Generals
8herman and Johnston in North Caroli. 1
na, I am-intarmed.tlhat Wade Hampton,
as he sat lgon his horse, 'formed alto. f
getlier the noticeable feature of the occa. c
ston, *.nd attracted the unwearied ad. 4
miration of the. Federal soldiers who.
were present, to whom he had' been I
previously uglnowo. A% 'one' pf them
remarkedanferwards:-"Ilampton loik. t
ed as if he had step'pe, horse anS all,t A
out of a canvass by Titian or Velas. A
ques.' . . *
Wade Hampton is about furty yead
of age, and-wth the exercise of pru. 1
dencer ani moderationi, will nbt unlikey,
unless, destitute of apnbitier, fill a - ve'ry
promenent place in the future history of
''ThefLondon mesrn, of OctolNe si,
gisee a amnary of the statistis of the j
rindorp.tyn.England. It says:
"At length we have got. some statis
tics of the oattle plague, and a ghastly ,
look they wear. Upward of~ 14,000
animals are known to hayv, been attack. ~
ed by the plague since its Grespappearaince
and of those nearly 32,000 have died.
TA be surel more than 5,000 of these
victims rpre killed We 6ve curlpg, but
they stell'tLe total'.loss -of #te06k. As
t h'e'reeoveries, there, are jiqtred'
0which would.,be orI~
n i% hoIe attae ;~tqinb
ptilqtonUcan, of een* p ~~a~
he n(Gber of sthu1
tua ly ej I
1b eu las en.4 / .4 '
JWU T* ,AA0Xl1XA-.
)ONDA, NOrMBIR 27, 1865:
he Senate met at. I1 A. M., pursu
i to adjournment.
.The Clerk called the roll, when six:
een Senators answered to their nam"e.
Seventeen being a quorum, and that'
iumler not being present, the messen
ger on motion of Mr. Johnson, was do.
ipatched to require the attendance of
uiy Senators who might be in Colum.
The Messenger reported that he had
)een unable to find any additional Sena.
On motion of Mr. Arthur, the Senate
idjourned at I P. M.
ROUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
At the howe to which the House was
idjourned, the Clerk called the roll, ivhen.
he Speaker took the Chair.
The Journals of the proceedings of
November 13th and 25th were read.
Mr. Simonton presented the. petition
)f the Vigilant Fire Engine Company,
A Charleston, praying a renewal of char
er. of Incorporation.
Mr. Tnlley presented the petition of'
1. A. Black, Comptroller-Genernl, pray
ng to be refunded certain oxpenses in
:urred in tramportineg the records of his.
affice from Chester Lo'Columoin, ". C.
Mr. Willian Wallace presented the
report of the Agent to collect. and record
.he names of deceased. soldiers fromA
Mr. Bachman presented the report of
he Regent of the Lunatic Asylum of'
The Speaker laid -before the House
.he report of the Couptroller-General a.
o the tondition of muniedbonds lodged1
in the Treasury Departmenrt.
The Speaker laid before the House a
ommunication from the Secretury of
State, Win. R. Huntt, Esq., transmit
ing the returns of the election for Gov
irnor and Lietenant-Governor
Mr. Scott introduiced a resolution
with reference to opening the proceed
igs with prayer ; which was agreed to.
General Grant and Mexico.
General Grant. continues, to receive
rarked attentions .In New York. On
Wednesday evening lie and Mrs. Grant
visited the op6ra, acmonipahied by"Major
3enerals Meade, Inrals, atil frtobri.
md, and Admiral Riuggul. Subseque..
tly, he and his frieans repaired to the
[Jion League Club rooms, in Seven.
eenth street, where Benj. B. Beekman,
q., one of the vice preeidents of the
lub, welcomed the Lieutenant General
n the following.
LIEUTENANT GENKRAL GRANT: We
id ) ou welcomen here riot for the first.
ime. You hive honored us as Your
riends with .your presence when yOi
ame-here fresh frpm your victories. ;e
hank you now for the victories of peace
-for the 'wondorfil'and rapid' return to
he workshop and the farm of ydur Sol.
lier, who without.tumult or insubordina.
ion have fallen into their old places at
ofe as promptl and quietly as you
aught them whi.e soldiers to form in
ime of*ar in line of battle. TheJ have
mt'imitated their great captain, who
mows . how to refrain from seeing,. the.
Apital lie had conquered, and hass never
ret entere Richmond since its surrender.
['he rebellion you have crushed had for
ta object the estahmnent of an-.e'mpire
't was the foe of republican inatibujbons
hough disguised in republican form.
Grasping at the, hopeful opening made.
y he temporary' success of those con.s
piritors, European ambition has striven
0 establish another empire over a sister
lepnblic. Maximillian, by strangde
ring, has been forced upon, her brane
ad unwiling people. Fouler wrontg
ever outraje human annals than,tbp
resett ~c~pation of Mgxlco by th,
'rench. We yapathise witboh 1
er Rp ublio in her day ty
nd 0#l beliey, Ir inq 4pfiver,
ace. A hiesitap *" t il yet re.
ort his ootatr' pou have savec
6wn. 4 k
he pw~v~mdid1 eresie eat ekonge the
~* i~ea ef roraf and seeb
test yw ca selIpse ukh naght,
heas obaee indassa
Th General rosea amtthe moset ttas
Iteens cheelag e, said: :,
o0rillwooe fr ethki a
a le , Da th
# 4tes whic