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ANDERSON C. H., S. C, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 27, ?.
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LN SPECIE OK PROVISIONS. v
JAMES A. H?YT dPW* HUMP?TfEYS,
SPEECH -OF HON. B F, PERRY,
At the Public Meeting in the
' Court Hftuse, GreeayilleoS, C,
von Monday, the 3d day of July.
Mb. Cuairman?Tbi? public meeting of
tf.lw citizens of Greenville is dift'tff deep
humiliation , and sorrow. A cruel and
bloody war. has swept over the Southern
'^States. One hundred and fifty thousand
'of our braved and most gaflant men have
' fallen on-the field of battle! The land .is
tfilleU with mourning widows and orphans!
There is scarcely a house in which there
has not been weeping for some loved one
'lost? Three thousand millions of dollars
" have been spent by the 'Southern "States
-in carrying on this warf And now we
are called upon to give up four millions of
? stoves,, "worth two thousand, millions of
? dollars more ? Our country has been rav?
aged and desolated!'"'Our cities, towns
and villages, are in smouldering ruins!
Conquering'arntie?'Occupy the country
The^Confederacy has falen, and we have
been deprived of aM'Tiivi! government and
?political riglTts. We have neither lawjior
order. Q?hcre is no protection -for dife,
?liberty ^>r property. Everywhere there'
'is demoralization, rapine "and murder I
?Hunger andstarvation are upon us ! And
"now we meet as a disgraced and subjugated,
.people to petition the conqueror tf> restore
?our lost rights! Suclfcare the bitter fruits"
1 of Secession !!
-How different, Mr. Chairman, in tone,
"spirit and character, was that meeting 'of
"the citizens of Greenv:ille, just five, years,
ago, iu this same building, which inaugura?
ted this most" fatal, bloody and disastrous
revolution ? Then all was joy, hope, ex
-oUement'and confidence. Seated iu my
ilW office, looking towards this court
?house, 'T saw a crowd of .persons rushing'
in, composed "of -college boys and their
professors, merchants, mechanics, doctors,
lawyers and idlers from the hotels, with
sprinkling of farmers and pUuvters.
?"Soon-d. heard the .public speaking com?
mence, and the airAvas rerff with tbe wild
and rapturous applause or the excited
audience. The more extravagant the de
nunenitions of the Union, the louder were
?the shouts of applause-! -I repeated, in
"my lieantit'Jo memorable words of Christ, j
'jratJie)\forgive them, they know not what
they do!'' My mind was then filled with
the worst forebodings as to the future. I
'?thought I foresaw all the evils which have
since befallen our beloved country. But
'my political influence was gone, and my
voice waspoworlesstostaytho ttigry and
^escoited feelings of njy follow citizens.
We were at that time, Mr.- Chah-man,'|
the most prosperous, free and happy poo
plo on the face of the earth. The sun" had
never shone on an empire or nation whose
future was more bright and glorious. But
'the pr/biic mind had unfortunately, been
prepared, in the Southorn States, for thir,;*
ty years past, for an effort at disunion.
The people had been induced to-believe
that, disunion would be a quiet blessing
and that it might come without war and
bloodshed! The loading politicians of the
South were anxiously waiting for some
plausible pretext for seceding from the
American Union. The election of Abra?
ham Lincoln President of the Unitoo
States by a sectional party, at the North,
DF-as regarded as a favorable opportunity
for acconiplis®. their long cherished
purpose. ? We?were told, after this event,
that there was no longer and safety in
the Union for slavery or our constitutional
I/et us how see, Mr. Chairman, if there
was and truth in this assertion. Mr. Lin
'coln was elected in direct conformity with
the Federal Constitution. He Avas elec?
ted in consequence of the political divi?
sions and dissensions at the South. Had
tho Southern States been united on one
candidate, instead of voting for three, the
result would havo bdfcn different. Mr.
Lincoln only received a.little more than
one third of the votes cast in the Presi?
des Hal .election. He therefore went into
ofSco with a large majority of the Ameri?
can poople opposed to his administration.
There was at that time a majority of twen?
ty-seven members of the House of Repre?
sentatives in Congress, in opposition to
President Lincoln. 0Thcre was a majority
of six member's Oifiho .Senate of^the Uni?
ted States opposed i& him. And. sir, a
majority of the Supreme Court of tke Uni?
ted States were opposed to the avowed"!
principles of the Republican party, which
electod Mr*. Lincoln. Where, then, was
the power of the President to injure the
the South, or invade the constitutional
rights of the Southern States? -He was
in a minorify in both Houses of Congress,
ahcl'in the Supreme Court, with a farge
majority of, the Amerrcam'people opposed
to him. ? He was powerless. l?o legisla?
tion could be had, and no appointment
-asade^ without the> approval of the South
era-States through f;be Democratic party.
The^eleetio'n of -Preside?t 'Lincoln was,
then, no just ground for secession.
But it was urged, Mr. Chairman, that
the Republican p&rty$vould soon obtain
the ascendency in both Houses of Con
| gress, and then the constitutional rights of
the Southern States would be destroyed.
There "was fib 'rwraOh for this assertion,
when we reflect that'b majority of the
people of the United States were opposed
to theiprinciplos of thie Republican party.
Admit, however, 'for argument, that the
President and his party might be in the
ascendant, and woujd make aggressions
on Southern rights and institutions. Then,
sir, we Should havo had the whole demo?
cracy of the North 'rallying around their
violate* Constitution and standing by the
South. And if war had come, it would
have been at -tlie 2vrorth, where the peo?
ple were divided, and not at tho South,
where they wcro all united. Jt .would
have been a civil, -?s Well as a sectional
war, iu the Union, and for tho Constitu?
tion of the Union. But, sir, the'ro -Was
not. the slightest probability of^such an
issue. Tho Republican party voted al
I most unanimously, in 'Congress, in I860,
that thoy had no power to interfere with
slavory in tno States, and no wish to do.
so, if they had. When the Southern States
seceded from the Union, and withdrew
their members from Congress, they took
the Fede*ral:-GbvH5rnttu?nt out of the-hands
of the Democracy, and turned'it over to
the Republican pavt}r. They abandoned
their friends and allies, the Northern
Demoeraej', who had manfully stood by
the South for more than a half-century, to
' tho'teiidcr1?!crcies'of their.political oppo?
nents and enemies ? This was nOt in ac-:
-Cordana with Southern honor and chiv?
What other cause had the Southern.
?"States for their act of secession ? For
eight years immediately ?preceding this
revolution, during^thc administrations of
Presidents Pierce and Buchanan, there
wpa nut an act of the Federal govern?
ment of which thoy complained. They
could not complain, for the Government
was in their ?own hands. "It-is true the
Northern Slate legislatures had nullified
certain acts of Congress favorable to the
South. -But was this just catfse for rebel
ling- against Ute Federal 'Government?
Should they not have adhered the closer
to that Govern men t, and assisted in en?
forcing its laws ? How strange-to think
of tho Southern Statcsrebeliing against a
Government of which they did not com?
It is said that the Southern States left
the Union to,preserve slavery! How fa?
tal the mistake! -Every ono ought to
have known that Slavery was Ftrongcr in
the Union than it possiby could bo out of
the Union. Inclecfd, the Union was 'its'
only safely anil protection. Whilst in the
Union we had the power of re-capturing
our fugitives slaves. Out of tho Union
wo could have no such power. Tho whole;
civilized world Was opposed to us on this
question, and as a slave power, would have
looked upon us with scornful jealousy.
But,Mr. Chairman, the madness and fol?
ly of the Southern States, in commencing
this revolution, is n<yv manifest to all.
There was fanaticism at the South as well
-as at tho North. Politicians did all they
could, in both scetKons, to stir up the
worst passions of the ataman heart and
make the people forget they wcro fellow
citizens of one great Republic. We were
told that the Northern peoplo would not
fight, that there would be no war, and of?
fers were made to drink a-Fl the blood that
would -be shed! History should have
taught them that no great Government,
like ours, ever was, or ever could bo, brok?
en up without one and all its dire conse?
How W4is it, Mr. Chairman, that the
Southern'States failed in their rebellion ?
It is true the contest was a most unequal
one?eight millions of persons fighting
against twenty-millions ! The ono hav?
ing neither-government, arm}', navy or
manufactures; and the other having all
these, with an influx of foreigners and
Southern negroes to increase the strength.
The Southern people'are an impulsive, en?
thusiastic people, but they want the ener?
gy and perservcrance of the North. I said
to my friends, at tho beginning of this war,
that my greatest apprehension was, that
our soldiers would get tired of the war
and quit it. I did not behove it possible
to hold in subjection eight millions of poo
plo, scattered over such an immense terri?
tory as composod the Southern Statos, if
they wore disposed to make any and eve?
ry si'eriSce, as tho Dutch Republic did i.i
their war Of independence* But, sir, 'the
great cause of our failure was, that the
heart of the Southern people never was
mi this revolution I There was not a
"State, except "South 'Carolina, in which
there was a majority in favor Of secession L
Even in South Carolina there were many
Districts in which one half of "foe voters
did not go to tho polls.
?Mr. Chairman, I would frankly say, as
I havo often said daring the past four
years, that there was hot a hmn 'in the
United States who more deeplj' regretted
tho secession of the Southern States than
I did, at the beginning of the revolution ;
and there is not now in the Southern
-St&tcs, any one who feels more bitterly
'thVhumifiaiibn and'degradation of going
back into the Union than I do. Still, I
know that we shall be more prosperOU?
and happy in the Union than out of it.
It has been too common, Mr. Chairman,
to attribute the failure of this great revo?
lution to'thc PreAidetft?f the late. Confed?
eracy; This, sir, is a itiist'ake._ The peo?
ple were themselves to blame Yor its fail?
ure. They were unwilling to make those
sacrifices which were cssontial to its suc?
cess. Many who were most prominent in
the mbvement, never did any thing for it
after the vf?v commenced. Instead of
seeking their proper 2>osition, in front of
!ih'ebattle,-they sought "bomb-proofs"
?for themselves und their sons; There were
others Who got into soft places " and of?
ficial position, where they could speculate
and make fortunes on Government funds.
In fact, towards the latter.part of the war,
it seemed that -every bne'v/a's "trying to
keep but of the army, and was willing to
pay anything,:and make any sacrifice, to
do so. When General vFohivston surren
dored'liis army-he had bn /his muster toll
\ seventy thousand men, but only fourteen'
thousand to bo carried into battle ! Gen?
eral Lee's army in tho same condition.
Where were the absentees ? At home, oh
furlough, "Staying over their furloughs,
deserted and Btraggling ! At no time dur-:
ing the last three ycarj of the war, was
thero more than one-third of the army
ready to march into battle ! How was it
possible for tho Southern 'people to suc?
ceed, acting thus ?
Congress,-too, Mr.'Chairman, is greatly
to blame for their exemptions. All be?
tween the ages of eighteen and forty five;
should have been forced into the army and
kept there. It mattered not whether he
was doctor, lawyer,' prcachor. politician,
editor, or school-teacher. ' If an able-bod-1
icd man, he should have been sent to the
army. But, strange to soy, tlnf three,
classes of men who wcro mainly 'instru?
mental' in plunging their country into this
mad revolution, wore all exempted, by
j Congress'from fighting ! I allude to til e
politicians, newspaper editors and preach?
ers of the Gospel. Tfcis was not fair.
The man avIio gets up a fight should al
waj's take his share ofit. '
It has been said, and repeated all over
?tho Southcrn States,-that the South hasj
sustained a great loss in the death of Pres?
ident Lincoln.' 'I do not think SO. Presi?
dent Johnson is a m?ch abler and firmer
man than Lincoln was. Ho is in every
way more acceptable to the South. In the
first place, he is a Southern man, and Lin?
coln was a Northern man; He is a Dem?
ocrat, and Lincoln was a Whig and Re?
publican. President Johnson was a slave
I holder, well acquainted with the institu?
tion, and knows what is piopor to be done
in the great change which, is taking place
President Lincoln was wholly unacquain?
ted with slavery and Southcrninstitutions. ?
President Johnson is a man of iron will
and nerve like Andrew Jackson and will
adhere to his principles and political faith.
On the other hand, President Lincoln
showed himself to be nothing more than,
clay in the hands of the potter, ready to
change his measures and principles at the
bidding of his party. President Johnson
has filled all the highest and most honor?
able offices iu the State of Tennessee, with
great ability and satisfaction to tho peo?
ple. There is no stain or blot on his pri?
vate Character. . The ablest speech over
delivered in tho Senate of the United
States, on tho issue between th? North
and South, was made by President John?
son. Ho voted for Breckinridgo in the
Presidential canvass of 18G0. Judging,
then, from his antecedents, tho South
'should have every hope and confidence in
Mr. Chairman, the future, to my mind,
?is not so gloomy as some would have us
believe. I havo no doubt that in ten
years the Southern States will bo happy
and prosperous again, and we shall find
that the loss of slavery will be no loss at
all to our real comfort and satisfaction.
The planter and farmer will find that his
nett profits are greater, with hired labor,
than with slav% labor. Every landholder
can rent his farm or plantation for ono
third! of the gross, products.' This is moro
than" he now makes nett, after subsisting
his slaves. In truth, very few farmers in
this region of country make any thing ex?
cept by the increase of his slaves. Theso
are divided out amongst his children, at
his death, and they pursue the same
course of-toi'ling*and struggling through
Kfft'. to raise negroes for their children.
And.thus the "system goes on, ad infinitum,
without profit or remuneration. Tbe lands
arc worn out, and the country remains
unimproved. If a planter or farmer is en?
abled to save any thing^ffter supporting
his establishment, it is investett in Lj^e
purchase of more slaves. Hence, increas?
ed wealth adds nothing to the'enjoyment
of life, or to the improvement ?fthe coun-,
The idleness and vagrancy of the ne
gro, in a fr ee state, may be a nuisance to
society.. "It must be corrected in the best
way we call. I have no'doubt, in -nine
cases out of ten, freedom will prove a
curse instead of a blessing to "the ne?ro.
Ho one should turn off his negroes, if they
are willing to remain with him for their
victuals and clothes and work as they
have herotofore done. They have had
no agency in bringing about the change
which has takejcplaco, and we should feel
no ill w-ill towards thorn on that account.
Mr. Chairman, ?s much'as alifcel the hu?
miliation and degradation of our present
situation, and deeply lament the losses
which have befallen the Southern States;
yet we should be happy'to know that this
cruel and bloody war is over, and that
peace is once more restored to our coun?
try. TIfls -is a great consolation amidst
our wants, distresses and humiliation.?
The husband will no longer have to leave
his wife and children : the father and
mother will not be called upon any more
to give up their sons as victims to the
?war. It is to be "hoped .that, in a very
short time, civil government will^be re?
stored in South Carolina; tbat law once
moro will reign supreme over the State,
and that life, liberty and property will be
protected ?vdrywhere, as they heretofore
The resolutions submitted to this meet?
ing express a hope* on the part of the peo?
ple of Greenville, that the President will
enlarge Iiis amnesty .proclamation, and
grant a pardon to all who are liable to
prosecution. The secession of the South?
ern States was for greater, and very dif?
ferent from a rebellion proper. It was
organized by constitutional sovereign
States, acting in their sovereign eapuCiiy,
and not by un?ithorized assemblages of
citizen!?. . Treason may. be committed
against tbo State of South Carolina as
well as against the United States. After
South Carolina left the Union all her
citizens wero liablo, as traitor's, in the
State courts, who took sides with the
United States and fought against her. If
they were liablo to bo punished as trai?
tors in the United States courts, for tak?
ing side with tho State, then all wore
traitors and liable to be executed as trai?
tors, v"hct!ier thej' fought for or served
one or tho other Government! This
would indeed be a most cruel and lament?
able condition. Death was their portion,
act as they might. To stand neutral tbey
could net. and to choose between the
State and the 'United Slates Was death !
"Surely a principle so monstrous and ab?
surd cannot bo enforced. There were
thousands and hundreds of thousands in
the Southern States who deeply regretted
the secession of their State, but after the
State seceded, felt that their first allegi?
ance was due the State.
But, Sir. Chairman* the "secession of
eleven or twelvo sovereign States, com?
posing one-half of the territory of the
United States, was something more than
a rebellion. It was legitimate war be?
tween tho two sections; and they acted
towards each other, throughout tho war,
as recognized bcligercnls. , and wore so
treated and recognized by foreign nations.
Prisoners were exchanged, between the
two belligerents, and none were treated
as traitors, during tho whole of the four
year's war". 'Hundreds of thousands of
prisoners were thus exchanged. The
highcst^generalfi, as well as tho humblest
privates, were treated as captured soldiers
by both Governments and exchanged.?
Surely a general officer who has bc*il -ex?
changed while this gigantic war was wa?
ging cannot now bo demanded as a trai?
tor, tried and executed as a traitor.?
There havo been a few national wars in
Europe in which greater armies were car?
ried into service on the field ot battle.
To call such a war a robelJion is a misap?
plication of terms. Tho greatest and best
men of the Southern Stated wero most
conscientiously leading this war, either
in council or on the field of battle. In
all history there is not a more' perfect
model of a pure and great man (save
Washington) than General Leo. That
ho should now be hung as a 'raitor, would
be an acf of national infamy, that would
shock the whole civilized world, and ren
der the name of the United States odious
Whilst I do not think, Mr. Chairman,
that the whole peoplo of the South
have behaved well in this war, and done
their duty at home and on the field of
battle, yet there is a very large propor- '
tion of them who have wdn immortal hon- '
ors, and whose glory in war, and wisdom
in council, will illustrate tnany a bright
page in history. They have been unsuc?
cessful in their revolution, but this should
not, and does not, detract from their he-'
roic gallantry on the* fiekj of battle, or
their statesmanship itl tho cabinet or
halls of legislation. They will bo reraem- '
bcred and honored as hferoes^and patriots,
not only at the South, but in the North
too, as soon as passion subsides, and sober
reason and caliE. reflection assume their
sway over the public miud.
I cannot, and ? would not, Mr. Chair?
man, ask my fellow-citizens - to'forget tho "
past, in this war, so far a? the North is
concerned. * There havo been deeds of
atrocity committed by the United States
armiee which never can be forgotten in'
the Southern States. But I do entreat
them to become loyal citizeiss., and respect
tho national authorities of the Republic. -
Abandon, at'Once and forever, all notions
of secession, nullifiication and disunion.
Determine to live, and teach your chil?
dren to live, as true American citizens.?
There will be in future, if there is" not
now,its much cf pride and grandeur in
tho name of " American citizen," as there
once was in that of "Roman citizen."
The Republic is destined to gc on in?
creasing in national power and greatness
for centuries to come. As sooji as the
ferment of the revolution subsides, we
shall be restored to all our civil rights,
and be as free and republican as we ever
were. There is no reason why there
should be any sectional jealousy or ill
feeling between the North and tho South.
They are greatly necessary to each other.
Their in forests are dependent, and not rival
interests ; and now that slavery is abol?
ished, thoro will be no'bonc of contention
between the two sections.
I thought, Mr. Chairman, that when
the Southern States seceded there was an
end to republican institutions, that ther
great American experiment was a failure,
and that wo should soon have, both at
North and in the South, strong military
governments, which would be republican
in name biuj. But, sir, my hope of re?
publican institutions has revived with the
restoration of the Union. It si a crying
shame to think that mankind,'free and
enlightened, are not capable of governing
themselves! That they'must have a mas?
ter, or ruler, in the shape of a king or
monarch, to govern them, who may not
-have as much sense or virtue as the hum?
blest of his subjects! If civil government
is once more restored in the South, and
tho ship of .State gets fairly under way
again, wo may be assured of the perpetu?
ity of Republican principles.
In all the seceded States except South
Carolina and Florida, Provisional Gov?
ernors havo been appointed with a view
to the restoration of civil authority in.
those States. This has not been done in
South Carolina, because the peoplo have
not^yct given sufficient demonstration of
their willingness to return to their allegi?
ance to the United Stat?s. As soon as
this is done by the people, in their prima
j ry assemblies, a Provisional Governor
i will be appointed by the President, with
power to call a Convention of the State,
for the purpose of reforming the Consti?
tution and abolishing slavery. When
this is done, and the Constitution approv
by Congress, tho State will be allowed to
resume her pesition again in tho Federal
Union. The people will elect their mem?
bers of the Leislature, and govern them?
selves as they heretofore have done. The
military authorities will bo withdrawn,
and civil government restored. In North
Carolina all loyal citizens are allowed to
vote for members of the Convention who
were legal voters there previous to the
revolution. The same coiu'so'wilhbe-pur
sued in all the States. The right of 'suf
frage will be regulated by the Legislature
of each State.
The Resolutions which I have had the
honor of submitting for the adoption of
this meeting, are similar, in purport, to
those adopted at Charleston, Columbia,
Abbeville -and other places. They simply
express our willingness to adopt the terms
of the President's proclamation andreturn
to our allegiance. We likowise ask for
the appointment of a Provisional Govern
ernor and the restoration of the civil au?
thorities. There is nothing in these res?
olutions to which the most sensitive, can
object. If a man is in a loathsome dun?
geon, there is no impropriety in asking
to be released, no matter how innocent
ho may have been. Nor-is there.any?
thing wrong in his promising.to bshavo
himself if restored to his liberty. The
resolutions likewise provides for sending
some one to represent the situation of
the country to the President. This haa
been done in other States, and in other
Dish iets of this State.. It may have some.
influence on the. action of the Federal
Government, to iis-ye a free andTuil con?
ference with the President, in4?eference
to the condition, wishes v?rH3 feelings of
of the State. It is reported that Presi?
dent Johnson recen&s kindly all suggesr
tion which aro made in referenco to the* -
reconstruction of the States.
Mr. Chairman, I thank you, sir, and
this large and most respectable assem?
blage of the citizens of Greenville, for
their patience and courtesy in listening
to me, and most devoutly pray to God
that we may'be'-ohce'more a free, happy
and united people.
Interesting.Skejfcchof Col. Mosby.. -
To??oston!TrdiidlcT has been furnished
with the following interesting sketch of
The future historian will accord to-Mos?
by a bravery and sagacity worthy to
piaco him beyond Marion and Murat.?
He began at the foot of the ladder, hav?
ing at first enlis'ied or rather he took, np
arms on his own account as did. many
others who wero in the, first battle of Bull
Run, where he rendered good service.
His thorough knowledge of tho country
soon after attracted the attention of Jeff. ?
Davis, and he was promoted, and well
did he earn the* rank, ?f Colone}, which
ho subsequently held. His command,
which at no time exceeded five hundred?
men, harrassed us more than any other
ton thousand rebels. Ever since the first
year of the war/his raids b.ave been tire >
terror of the Union peopl* kr the upper
part ?f Virginia. Though nominally in
our possession it has been. unsafo for a
Union man there to avow his sentiments.
If-he did so^all the horses, sjpek, house?
hold goods, etc., were sure to be~g?b'bled
up. Mosby entered our lines with impu?
nity, seeming what he required, and re?
turning in safety. He hung, sullen, defi?
ant and dangerous on our rear in a re?
treat, driving back and burning our wag?
on trains, and destroying all the forage
which was likely to fail into our hands.
He sought to win and rarely entered in?
to an engagement without good chances
No prisoners wero treated harshly, but
all were made to give op their^ money
and swap clofches, if his men^ were to bo
ben?fitted by the trade On- on? raid he
captured two of our paymasters, and as
the "term %. expressed by our prisoners,
they went through them. On a division .
made among those who were on this raid
each one-'s shajc was 82,160. In person,
Mosby is not formidable. He is not over
five foot seven inches high, is thin and
spare, and can clasp his body with his
hands. His- age is about thirty years.
Ho is insensible to fatigue; -knows no
such thing as fear; has tho piercing eye
of an eagle, and impresses a person with .._
the idea ttot he can fathom-bis innermost
thoughts. Though genial he is exacting.
He is a skillful horseman and a dead shot; ?
drinks no intoxicating liquors, and his fa?
vorite beverage is strong coffee. Hoallow
cd no man of his command to make uso
of ardent spirits, and destroyed all that
came within reach. Strategy was no
jnyth with him. On one occasion, being
severely wounded by our men, he order?
ed his aid to. strip his insignia of rank
from his shoulder and^leave him to his
\ fate. Our soldiers approached htm, strip
ped him of his boots, apd left him, seem?
ingly in the last throes of life, little
dreaming 'that there lav one feigning
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mortal wounds whoso death would have
been worth thousands of men to oar men.
But to him this was only another exploit.
On another occasion, Gen. Lee wished
to deal with a man by the h?mo of Dela
nie, who had left the Confederacy and
come within our lines at Alexandria, and
he detailed Mosby to capture him. In
the evening, attended by a single orderly,
he made his way through our lines to De-%
lanio's house r.':d knocked at the door,
when his summons was answered by him
in person. Mosbj* informed him that he 9
was a prisoner, took.him through the
streets of Alexandria, passed the pickets
in safety* and in due time delivered the
man in Richmond; There wero no dan?
gerous missions to which ho ordered 5 !s
men which he was not Wifling '' jhare
with them. Not a man who ..?s in his
command has a word to say against him,
and they express the opinion that he has
made nothing by his raids. JIe loved ex
citemeut, and a sharp contest was the .
best place to display his coolness and dar?
ing. Before the war, ho was a lawyer,
of no great reputation for ability. _ ?
Mrs. Gen. John Morgan arrived at Mur
freesboro a day or two since from tho
South. A younger brother of the Gener?
al accompanied nor.