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Anderson C. H., S. C7, July 3, i860..
A large and respectable-meeting of the.
citizens of Anderson District was held in
the Court House this day, in pursuance of
a notice in last week's Intelligencer, to de?
vise means looking to an early restoration
of civil government in this State, under
the authorities of the United States.
Hon. James Jj. Orr was called to the
chair, and briefly explained the objects of
the meeting. James A. Hoyt was, on
motion, requested to act as Secretary.
On motion of Hon. J. P. Reed, a com?
mittee of sixteen, consisting of one from
each beat in the District, was appointed
to prepare business for the meeting. The
Chair appointed the following named gon
tlemon: ' J. P. Roed, H. R. Vandiver, J.
W. Morris, jr., Wm. Simpson, Nathan Mc
Alister, J. C. Keys, Jere. Brown, J. C.
Williams, J. Y. Fretwell, T. H. Russell,
Maj. Geo. Seaborn, Dr. C. L. Gaillard,
John-B. Watson, and D. T. Rainwaters.
. In the absence of the Committee, Col.
Orr. engaged the attention of the audience
with a cloar and graphic statement of the
condition of our public affairs, and im?
pressed upon nil what he believed to be
our duty in the present momentous era of
our history, namely, the restoration, if
possible, of civil rulo and government, and
an acquiescence in good faith in the sup?
port of the Government now over us.?
His remarks v cre listened to attentively,
and convinced his hearers of tho absolute?
ly necessity for the enforcement of his
convictions. . -
Upon the conclusion of Col. Orr's speech;
the Committee appointed to prepare busi?
ness, for the meeting, reported through
their Chairman the following resolutions,
which were adopted, viz:
Resolved, That the citizens of Anderson
District respectfully request his Exccllon
cy* Andrew Johnson, President of tho Uni?
ted States, to take such measures as will
lead to the early restoration of the Sfcite
of South Carolina to her former relations
with her sister States of the FederaJ Re?
public, and as will restore tho peoflte- to
the enjoyment of their civil and political
rights in the Union and under tho Consti?
tution and laws thereof, and remit them
at an early day to the prosecution of their
Resolved, That we will, in good faith,
uphold and, maintain the Constitution and
laws of the United States.
Resolved, That we respectfully recom?
mend to Preisdent Johnson, for appoint?
ment as civil Governor of this State, our
distinguished fellow-citizen, the Hon. W.
W. Boyce, of Fairfield. - j
Eesolved, That James L. Orr, B. F.
Perry and Armfstead Burt be appointed
Special Commissioners to communicate
the foregoing application to the Bresident
of the United States,' and to represent the
views, feelings jind interests of tho peo?
ple of this District.
. Upon motion of J>, W. Harrison, Esq.,
the proceedings of this meeting were or?
dered to be sent to the Intelligencer for
Tho meeting then adjourned.
. JAMES A. H?YT,
WASHINGTON, June 21. '
There will probably be some considera?
ble delay in the appointment of a Provis?
ional Governor for South Carolina. The
delegation hero do not at all represent
the Unionists of the State, the few there
are to represent. One, who seeks to be
tho giver of advice-to President Johnson,
once said in Charleston that be ?" wished
the Yankees had but one throat that he
might Cut it." Another declared that he
"would burn bis house rather than that a
damned Yankee should pollute it with his
presence;" and so on through.thc entire
.iiet. It 'is likely, therefore, that South
Carolina will be suffered to lie out in.the
cold for the present.
Dr. A. G. Muekey,the newly appointed
Collector at Charleston, has returned to
the city after his visit to West Point, and
is showing up this psucdo South Carolina*
delegation in vivid Colors. Ho^ charges
that the men composing the delegation
now here- were original secessionists.?
The}T admit it to be true, and attempt no
concealment. Colonel Yates, of tho dele?
gation, entered Fort Sumfer immediately
?alter its evacuation by Major Anderson,
and remained in the rebel military service
until tho surrender of" Joo Johnston.?
Others of tho delegation voted and acted
as consistent secessionists throughout.?
They are now here acknowledging them?
selves defeated and subjugated. They ask
nothing but pardon and early action in
appointing civil officers. Tho State is at
present without law, its oitizens are com?
pletely humbled, a fearful proportion, of
them arc literally destitute of all means
of support; and starving, all mannercof
lawlessness and crime is alarmingly on
the increase, and only hope for the public
or private virtue is admitted to lie in -the
; protection of federal law. The names of
ex- Congressman" William W. Boyco and
i Mr. Mollliley, are among those Submitted
by the delegation as certain tcr give en?
tire satisfaction-to the State, although
febey disclaim all desire to influence the
President's appointment. It can be said
in Mr. Boyce's.favor that ho disagreed
with a majority of South Carolintans,
and declared for peace a year ago. Mr.
Mclllilley voted against secession in the
outset, and, like Governor Aiken, held
aloof throughout tho war. There is evi?
dently very little sympathy between
these delegates and Mr, Maclfey, whose
loyalty is accepted by the North without
question. The delegation is to have an?
other hearing on Saturday.
New Orleans, June 19,1865.
'It is reported that-General Beauregard
has been arrested and taken to Washing?
A veiy large and enthusiastic meeting
was hole on Saturday night, welcoming
home and endorsing Governor Child's aC,
tion regarding the removal of the State
and city officiuls.
A? branches of trade have been active*
since the restrictions on products have
Great destitution provails in the interi?
or of the Southern.States where there are
no communications by water or rail.
Tho rebel Geheral Albert Pike has ar?
Judge Kellog, the newly appointed Col?
lector of this port, has arrivedi
Gen. Herron, commanding at Sbreve
port, has issued important orders to re~
turn freemen to their former masters?un
til the growing crops are gathered, which
will prevent the* destitution and suffering
of both classes. Definite contracts for
pay and support are x-equired for the
balance of the season.
No private steamers have left yet for
Texas. The transports are crowded with
At the session of tho Virginia Legisla?
ture in Richmond, on Tuesday last, the
message of Governor Pierpoint was re?
ceived and read. After referring to the
fact that tho status of the African racfy
S.tate sovereignty and armed resistance to
the national government are disposed of
by the war, and recommending the avoid?
ance of-any legislation calculated unne?
cessarily to irritato the people of the
State, the Governor announces his con?
viction that the Alexandria constitution
is entirely too restricted in its provisions
regarding tho elective franchi^, and re?
commends the extension -of that privilege
to classes of' white citizens now deprived .
of it. Ho is in favor of tho substitution
of some such oath of allegiance as that
contained in President Johnson's amnes?
ty proclamation for the more exclusive
one of the State constitution as it now
Governor says : " As neither you nor I
have control over that matter, it will of
course not be a subject of your delibera?
tions." He recommends- that tho State
tax be increased from ten to fifteen cents
on the hundred dollars, and the legal rato
of interest to seven and three-tenths per
cent. A joint committee of the two
houses was appointed to prepare a bill'
extending the elective franchise.?iV. Y.
It is said that about fifty thousand ad?
ditional troops, to be taken from the Ar?
my of the Potomac, the Army of tho<
Tennessee and General Hancock's com?
mand, are to be mustered out of service,
and that the preparations for the work
have already been commenced.
Governor Holden has invited the lead?
ing Union men of the State to meet him
in council at Raleigh, prior to the ap?
pearance Of his proclamation, which is