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XLBERTY -AJr XJNIOIST, NOW AND FOBEVEK, ONE AJVI INSIilP-AJEfcAOlL.E.' Daniel Webster.
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GENERAL LEE'S TESTIMONY
BEFORE THE RECONSTRUC
In the House of Representatives, on
Tuesday, Mr. Conkling, from the Joint
Committee of Fifteen, reported a large
amount of evidence on the condition of
the Southern States. The following is
the testimony of General Robert E.
Lee, who was sworn and examined on
the 17th of February, 1866:
By Senator Howard Where is your
present residence ? A. Lexington, Va.
Q. How long have you been in Lex
ington ? A. Since the 1st of October
last nearly five months.
Q. Are yon acquainted with the state
of feeling among what we call the se
cessionists at present in Virginia to
wards the Federal Government ? A. I
do not know that I am. I have been
living very retired, and have had but
little communication with politicians.
I know nothing more than from my ob
servations and such facts aa have come
to my knowledge.
Q. What is your opinion, from obser
vations among the secession people, of
the state of the feeling towards the Gov
ernment, at this time ? A. So far as
come to my knowledge, I do not know
of a single person who either feels or
contemplates any resistance to the Gov
ernment of the United States, or indeed
any opposition to. No word has reach
ed "me to either purpose.
Q. From what you have observed is
it your opinion that they are friendly
towards the Government, and they will
co-operate to sustain and uphold it in
future? A. I believe they entirely ac
quiesce in the Government, and so far
as I have heard any one express an
opinion, they are for co-operating with
President Johnson in his policy.
Q. In his policy in regard to what ?
A. His policy in regard to the'restora
tion ot the whole country. I have heard
persons with whom I have conversed,
express great confidence in the wisdom
of his Tjolicv of restoration, and they
seem to look forward to it as a hope of
Q. How do they feel in regard to that
portion of the people of the United Staes
who have been forward and zealous in
the prosecution of the wrar against re
bellion ? A. Well, I do not know. I
have heard nobody express any
opinion in regard to it. As I said
before, I have not had much con
nection with politicians in the country,
if there are any. Every one seems to
be engaged in his own affairs, and in
endeavoring to restore the civil govern
ment of the State. I have heard no
expression of sentiment towards any
particular portion of the country.
Q. How do the secessionists feel in
regard to the payment of the Federal
debt ? A. I have never heard any one
6peak on the subject. I suppose they
must expect to pay the taxes levied by
the Government. I have heard them
speak in reference to the payment of
taxes, and of their efforts to raise money
therefor, which I suppose is for their
share of the debt. I have never heard
any one speak in opposition to the pay
ment of taxes or of resistance to their
payment. Their whole effort has been
to try and raise money to pay the
Q. From your opinion and knowledge
of the people of Virginia, would they,
if the question was left to them, repu
diate and reject that debt ? A. I never
heard any one speak on that subject,
but from my knowledge of the people.
I believe that they would be iu favor of
payment ot just debts.
Q. Do they, in your opinion, regard
that as a just debt ? A. I do not know
what their opinion is on the subject. . I
have never heard any opinion expressed,
but I have never heard any opinion ex
pressed contrary to it. Indeed, as I
said in the beginning, I have .had very
little discussion or intercourse with the
people. I believe the people would pay
the debts they are called on to pay. I
say that from my knowledge of the peo
Q. Would they pay that " debt, or
their portion of it, with as much alacri
ty as people ordinarily pay their taxes
to their Government ? A. I do not
know that they would make any dis
tinction between the two. The taxes
levied by the Government, so far as I
know, they are prepared to pay to the
best of their ability. I never heard
them make any distinction.
Q. What is the feeling of the people
of Virginia towards the payment of the
so-called Confederate debt ? A. I be
lieve so far as my opinions go and I
have no facts to go upon they would
be willing to pay the Confederate debt,
Q. You think they would? A. I
think they would, if they had the power,
and ability to do so. I have never heard
any one in the State with whom I have
conversed speak of repudiating any
Q. I suppose the Confederate debt is
valueless, even in the market in Vir
ginia. A. Entirely ; so far as I know.
I believe the people look upon it as
lost entirely. I never heard any
question on the subject.
Q. Do you recollect when the Con
federate bonds were made payable ? A.
I have a general recollection that they
were made payable six months after a
declaration of peace.
Q. Six months after a ratification ol
peace between the United States and
the Confederate Government. A. I
think they ran that way.
Q. So that the bonds are not due yet
by their terms? A. I suppose, unless
it is considered that there is peace now,
they are not due.
Q. How do the people of Virginia,
the secessionists particularly, feel to
wards the freedmen? A. Every one
with whom I have associated expresses
kind feelings towards the freedmen.
They wish to see them get on in the
world, and particularly to take up some
occupation for a giving, and to turn their
hands to some work. I know that ef
forts have been made among the farmers
near where I live to induce them to en
gage for the year at regular wages.
Q. Do you think there is a willing
ness on the part of their old masters to
give them fair wages for their labor?
A. I believe it is so. The fanners gen
erally prefer those servants who have
been" living with them before. I have
heard them express their preference for
the men whom they know who had
lived with them before, and their wish
to net them to return to work. I am
not aware of any combination among
the whites to keep down the wages ot
the blacks. I have heard that in several
counties land-owners have met in order
to establish a uniform rate of wages,
but I never heard of any combination
to keep down wages, or establish a rate
which they did not think fair. The
means of paying wages in Virginia are
very limited now, and there is a differ
ence of opinion as to how much each
person is able to pay.
Q. How do they feel in regard to the
education of the blacks ? Is there a
general willingness or unwillingness to
have them educated ? A. Where I have
been the people exhibit a willingness
that the blacks should be educated, and
they express an opinion that that would
be better for the blacks and better for
Q. General, you are very competent
to judge pf the capacity of black men
to acquire knowledge. I want your
opinion on that capacity as compared
with the capacity of white men. A. I
do not know that I am particularly
qualified to speak on that subject as you
seem to intimate ; but I do not think he
is capable of acquiring knowledge as
the white man is. There are some more
apt than others. I have known some to
.gain knowledge and skill in their trade
or profession. I have had servants of
my own who learned to read and write
Q. Do they show a capacity to ob
tain a knowledge of mathematics and
exact sciences ? A. I have no knowl
edge on that subject. I am merely ac
quainted with those who have learned
the common rudiments of education.
Q. General, are you aware of any
combination existing among the blacks
of Virginia, anywhere in the State, hav
ing in view the disturbance of the peace,
or any improper or unlawful acts ? I
am not ; I have seen no evidence of it,
and have heard of none ; wherever I
have been they have been quiet and or
derly, not disposed to work, or rather
not disposed to any continuous engage
ment to work, but just very short jobs
to provide them with the immediate
means of subsistence.
Q. Has the colored race generally as
much love for money and property as
the white race ? A. I do not think it
has ; the blacks whom I know look more
to the present than to the future.
Q. Does that absence of a lust of
money arise more from the nature of
the negro than from his former servile
condition ? A. Well, it may be in some
measure attributed to his former condi
tion ; they are an amiable, social race ;
they like their ease and comfort, and I
think look more to their present than
their future condition.
Q. In the event of a war between the
United States and any foreign power,
such as England or France, if there
should be held out to the secession por
tion of the people of Virginia or the
other recently rebel States, a fair pros
pect of gaining their independence and
shaking off the Government of the Uni
ted States, is it, or is it not your opin
ion that they would avail themselves of
that opportunity? A. I cannot speak
with any certainty on that point ; I do j
not know how far they might be actua
ted by their feelings ; I have nothing
whatever to base an opinion upon ; so I
far as I know, they- contemplate noth
ing of the kind now ; what may hap
pen in the future I cannot say.
Q. Do you not frequently hear, in
your intercourse with secessionists in
Virginia, expressions of a liope that
such a war may break out ? A. I can
not sHy that I have heard it ; on the
contrary, I have heard persons (I do not
know whether you would call them se
cessionists or not I mean those people
in Virginia with whom I associate) ex
press a hope that the country may not
be led into a war.
Q. In such an event do you think
that class of people whom I call seces
sionists would join the common enemy?
A. It is" possible it depends upon
the feeling of the individual.
Q. If it is a fair question (you may
answer it or not as you choose) what,
in such an event, might be your choice?
A. I have no disposition now to do it,
and never have had.
Q. And you cannot foresee that such
would be your inclination in such an
event? A. No; I can only judge from
the past ; I do not know what circum
stances may produce ; I cannot pretend
to foresee events. So far as I know, the
wish of the people of Virginia is for
Q. During the war was it not con
templated by the Government of the
Confederate States to form an alliance
with some foreign nation if possible ?
A. I believe i was their wish to do so ;
it was their w ish to have the Confeder
ate Government. I have no doubt if it
could have made favorable treaties it
would have done so ; but I knew noth
ing of the policy of the Government ; I
had no hand or part in it ; I merely
express my own opinion.
Q. The question I am about to put
to you, you may answer or not, as you
choose " Did you take an oath of fi
delity or allegiance to the Confederate
Government V" A. I do not recollect
having done so, but it is possible when
I was commissioned I did. I do not
recollect whether it was required. If it
was required I took it ; or if it had been
required I would have taken it but I
do not recollect whether it Avas or not.
By Mr. Blow Q. In reference to the
effect of President Johnson's policy, if
it were adopted, would there be any
thing lik a return of the old feeling. I
asked that because you used the enpres
sion " acquiescing in the result?" A.
I believe it would take time for the feel
ings of the people to be of that cordial
nature to the Government that they
Q. Do you think that their preference
for that policy arises from a desire to
have good feeling and peace in the coun
try, or from the probability of their re
gaining political power ? A. So far as
I know the desire of the people of the
South, it is for the restoration of their
civil government, and they look upon
the policy of President Johnson as the
one which would most clearly and most
surely re-establish it.
Q. Do you see any change in refer
ence to the poorer people of Virginia
as regards industry ? Are they as much,
or more interested, in developing their
material interests than they were ? A.
I have not observed any change. Every
one now has to attend to his business
for his support.
Q. The poorer classes are generally
hard at work, are they ? A. So far as
I know they are. I know nothing to
ithe contrary. I have noticed no change
in their relations to the colored people.
So far as I know, the feelings of all of
the people of Virginia are kind to the
colored people. I have never heard any
blame attributed to them as to the pre
sent condition of things, or any respon
sibility. Q. Can capitalists and working men
from the North go into Virginia and go
to work among the people ? A. I do
not know anything to prevent them.
Their peace and pleasure there would
depend very much on their conduct. If
they confined themselves to their own
business and did not interfere to pro
voke controversies with their neighbors,
I do not believe they would be moles
ted. There is no desire to keep out la
bor and capital. On the contrary they
are very anxious to get labor and capi
tal into the State. The manner in
which they would be received (as I said
before) would depend entirely on the
individual. They might take them
selves obnoxious, as you can under
stand. By Mr. Howard Is there not a gen
eral dislike of Northern men among se
cessionists ? A. I suppose they would
prefer not to associate with them ; I do
not knoAV that they would select them
Q. Do they avoid and ostracise them
socially ? A.- They might avoid them.
They would not select them as associ
ates unless there was some reason. I
do not know that they would associate
until they become acquainted. v I think
it probable that they would not admit
them into their social circles.
By Mr. Blow Do you think the col
ored persons wonld rather work for a
Northern man than a Sonthern man ?
A. I think it very probable that they
would prefer the Northern man, al
though I have no facts. I know of num
bers of the blacks ongaging with their
old masters, and I know of a good many
who prefer to go off and look for new
homes. Whether it is from any dislike
to their former masters or from a desire
to change, or that they feel more free
and independent, I do not know.
Q. What is your opinion in regard
to the material interests of Virginia
do you think they will be equal to what
they were before the rebellion, under
the changed aspect of affairs ? A. It
will take a long time for them to reach
their former standard. I think that af
ter some years they will reach it. I
hope they will exceed it but it ca'nt be
immediately, in my opinion. It will
take a number of years.
Q. On the whole, condition of things
in Virginia is hopeful, both in regard to
its material interests and . the future
peace of the country ? A. I have heard
great hope expressed, and great cheer
fulness a nd willingness to labor.
Q. Suppose that this policy of Presi
dent Johnson should be all you anticipate,-
and that you should also realize
all that you expect in the improvement
of your material interests, do you think
that the result of that will be the gradu
al restoration of the old feeling? A.
That would be the natural result, I
think, and. I see no other way in which
that result can be brought" about.
Q.- There is a fear in the public mind
that the friends of the policy in the
South adopt it, because they see in it
the means of regaining the political po
sition which they lost in the recent con
test do you think that this is the main
idea with theiri, or "that they merely
look to it, as you say, as the best means
of restoring the civil government and
the peace and prosperity of their re
spective States ? A. As to the firstpoint
vou make,- I do hot think that lever
heoj-d any person speak upon it. I never
heard the points separated. I have
heard them speak generally as to the
effect of the policy of President John
son. The feeling, so far as I know now,
is that there is not that equality exten
ded to the Southern States as is enjoyed
by the North.
Q. You do not feel down there that
while you accept the result, that we are
as generous as we ought to be under
the circumstances ? A. They think that
the North can afford to be generous.
Q. That is the: feeling down there ?
A. Yes, and they think it is the best
policy those who reflect upon the sub
ject and are able to judge.
Q. I understand it to be your opin
ion that generosity and liberality to
wards the entire South would be the
surest means of regaining their good
opinion ? A. Yes, and the speediest.
Q. I understood you to say generally
that you had no apprehension of any
combination among secessionists to re
new the war, or anything of the kind ?
A. I have no reason iu the world to
Q. Have you heard" that subject talk
ed over among the politicians ? A. No,
sir; I have not. I have not heard that
Q. Let me put another hypothetical
case suppose the Executive of the
United States should be filled by a
President, who, like Buchanan, rejected
the right of coercion, so called, and sup
pose, a Congress should exist here, en
tertaining the same political opinions,
thus presenting to the once rebel States
the opportunity to again secede from
the Union, would they or not, in your
opinion, avail themselves of that oppor
tunity, or some of them? A. I suppose
it would depend upon the circumstances
existing at the time. If their feelings
should remain embittered, and their af
fections alienated from the rest of the
States, I think it very probable they
might do so; provided they thought it
was to their interest. ' I do not know
there is a deep-seated feeling of dislike
towards the Government. I think it
probable some animosity may exist
among some of the people. I think at
the time that they were disappointed as
to the result of the war. I know of no
condition of discontent against the Gov
ernment, among the secessionists. I be
lieve that the people will perform to
wards the Government all of the duties
they are required to perform. I think
that is the general feeling.
Q. Do you think it would be practi
cable to convict a man in Virginia oi
treason for having taken part in this re
bellion against the Government by a
Virginia jury, without packing it with
direct reference to a verdict of guilty ?
A. On that point I have no knowledge,
and I do not know what they would
consider treason against the Govern
ment if you mean past acts.
Mr. Howard Yes, sir.
General Lee I have no knowledge as
to what their views on that subject; in
the past are.
Q. You understand my question.
Suppose a jury was empanelled in your :
own neighborhood, taken by lot, would
it be practicable to convict, for instance,
Jefferson Davis, for having levied wai
on the United States, and thus having
committed the crime of treason? A. I
think it would be very probable they
would not consider he had committed
treason. I do not know whether a jury
would heed the instructions of the court
to convict the offender.
Q. They do not generally suppose
that it was treason against the Govern
ment, do they ? A. I do not think that
they do so consider it. So far as I know,
they look upon the action of a State in .
withdrawing from the Government as
carrying the individuals in it along with r
it, that the State was responsible foi
the act, and not the individual. I am
now referring to the past.
Q. State, if you please (and if you arc
disinclined you need not answer the
question,) what your own personal
views on that question were ? A. That
was my view that the act of Virginia
in withdrawing herself from the Union
carried me along as a citizen of Virginia,
and that her laws and her acts were
binding on me.
Q. And that you feci to be your jus
tification in taking the course you did 1
A. Yes, sir.
Q. I have been told, General, that
you have remarked to some of your
friends in conversation, that you were
rather wheedled or cheated into that
course by politicians ? A. I do not re- V
eollect ever making that remark j I do
not think I ever made it. .
Q. If there beany other matter about
which you wish to speak, do so freely.
A. Only in reference to that last ques
tion you put to me ; I may have said,
and may have believed, that the posi
tion of the two sections which they held
to each other was brought about by the
politicians of the country; that the
great masses of the people, if they un
derstood the real question, would have
avoided it ; but not that I had been in
dividually wheedled by the politicians.
But I did believe at the time that it was
an unnecessary condition of affairs, and
might have been avoided if forbearance
and wisdom had been practiced on both
6ides. General Lee then closed his evi
deuce in stating (in reply to questions,)
that the people of the South would not
like the proposed constitutional amend
ment ; that he was not aware of any
cruelties to Federal prisoners at Belle
Isle, though aware that they suffered
many privations. He had no control or
command whatever over the prisoner's
depots, and did not know who com
manded at Andersonville until he saw
it in the papers.
General Terry and other officers tes
tify that it would be unsafe to freedmen
and Unionists to remove the troops
from Virginia. The change of feeling
is described by these witnesses as due
to 1 resident Johnson s liberal policy,
John Minor Botts and Colonel Lewis
testify to a remarkable statement that
Mr. Lincoln made to Botts and Bald
win in April, 1861, that he would evac
uate Fort Sumter if the A'mrinia Con
vention would adjourn sine die. Mr.
Botts was asked the folio winsr question
Are you perfectly sure, according to
your best recollection, that Mr. Lincoln
told you that he had made that propo
sition to Mr. Baldwin, to evacuate Fort
bumter on this condition ? A. I know
it as well as I know you are standing
before me, and that I am answering
your question. Mr. Botts co?s on to
say that if Mr. Baldwin had fulfilled his
duty the Virginia Convention would
have adjourned, and that the ordinance
of secession would not have been passed.
DANGERS OP HASTY BURIAL.
In a debate in the French Senate, on the
petition setting forth the danger of burying
those who are not dead by hasty interments,
Cardinal JJonnet, Archbishop ot Bordeaux
recited three cases of living persons supposed
to be dead, whom during his experience as a
priest he had saved from burial. In two
cases there was complete rstoration of life
i one ot the persons so rescued, a ladv of dis-
tinguished family, is now a happy wife and
mother. A tonrth case, told, bv the Arch
bishop, accounts for his own long-sustained
attention to the subject. He said :
' " In the summer of 182G, on a close and
sultry day. in a church which was excessively
crowded, a young priest who was in the act
ot preaching was suddenly seized with giddi
ness in the pulpit. The words he was uttcrinr
became indistinct, he soon lost the power of
speech, and sunk down on the lloor. He was
taken out of the church and carried home.
All was thought to be over. Some hours af
ter the funeral bell was tolled, and the usual
preparations made for the interment. His
eyesight was gone ; but if he could see nothing
like t!:a young lady 1 have alluded to, he
; could hear, and I need not say that what
reached his ears was not calculated to reas
sure him. The doctor came, examined him.
and pronounced him dead; and after the
usual inquiries as to his age and the place of
ins birth, fcc, gave permission lor his inter
ment next morning. The venerable bishop
in whose cathedral the young priest was
preaching when he was seized with the lit
came to his bedside to recite the De Profundi's.
The body was measured for the coffin.
Night came on. and you will easily feel how
inexpressible was the anguish of the living
being in such a situation. At last, amid the
voices murmuring around him, he distinguish
ed that of one w,houi he had known from in
fancy. That voice produced a marvellous
effect and superb u in a n effort. Of w h a t f 1 1 o w
ed I need say no more than that the seeming
ly dead man stood next day in the same pul
pit. That young priest, gentleman, is the
same young man who is now speaking before
yon, and who, more than forty years after thnt
event, implores those in authority, not merely
to watch vigilantly over the careful execution
of the legal prescriptions with regard to inter
ments, but to enact fresh ones in order to
prevent the recurrence of irreparable mis
Death of a Vetekan Printer. Col.
Robert Carr, an old and well-known citizen
of Philadelphia, died on the 15th instant, in
' his eighty-ninth year. He was a printer and
publisher in the early part of the present
century, and among other works, printed
ynne of Tom Moore's while that celebrated
Irish bard was in this country. Col. Can
learned his trade in Benjamin Franklin's old
printing office, but of course after Franklin
had retired. He had, however, a vivid re
collection of Franklin. He was a soldier of
the war of 1812, an early member of the
Pennsylvania Historical Society, and also of
the Typographical Association, and was
highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.
Some of his relatives reside in Baltimore.
Incident of the Fenian Excitement.
The folowing incident affords a laughable
illustration of the alarm excited in Canada
by rumors of a Fenian invasion. It is related
by the Hamilton (Canada) Times :
"An employee at the establishment of Mr.
Pilgrin, in this city, wThere light beverages
are manufactured of the varieties known as
"pop" and "Barsaparilla, " was sent to Toron
to yesterday with a gas cylinder in charge,
for thepurpose of getting the piece of machine
ry repaired. No sooner had he arrived, how-
ever, than a detachment of volunteers, proba
bly acting upon intimation given by aova
party in Hamilton, marched the innocent con
coctor of pop off to the guardhouse, and took
the mysterious piece of mechanism in millita
ry charge. -A few knowing ones contended
that the article was a torpedo, of the most ap
proved pattern, and the unfortunate proprie
tor thereof was detained in custody for some
hours, before the authorities could be con
vinced that it was merely a simple contriv
ance in common use for charging pop
The Cork Herald sav that emigration
to the United States has already commenced
' on a large scale. It is not the poorer classes
that are departing, but those who could live
at home if they could "only be taught to be
content with their lot.
The London Tines is said to circulate 60,000
lAND FOR SALE.
I offer for sale two tracts of land known as the
Zack Hill place, three and a half miles from Boon
Hill, and on the Road to Lowell Factory, contain
ing in both 224 acres. The improvements are a
log dwelling house, smoke house, and stables,
and a good well of water. The land is desirable
for cultivation, as it is immediately upon Little
River, where can be found any amount of the
richest loam ; and also very valuable for its pine
forest, only a small quantity of which has been
boxed, and will yield a crop of Turpentine the
A good bargain may be had as the proprietor Is
disposed to sell it cheap for cash.
' JAMES M. TOWLES, Agent
march 31 14 4tpd.
A NO. 1 TWENTY-SIX HORSE POWER
Steam Engine and Saw Mill.
BR1GGS & DODD.
march 27 4 4w.
COTTON SEED FOR SALE. I HAVE FOR !
sale (200) two hundred bushels of Cotton Seed, j
warranted to come up, will deliver them at Boon
Hill Depot, Johnston county, N. C. '
march 27 i 9t. '
ON TUESDAY, THE 3D DAY OF APRIL,
at the Market House, in the eity of Raleigh, we,
as administrators of John Kane, deceased, will
expose at public sale, to the highest bidder, val
uable articles of personal property belonging to
the estate, consisting, in part, ot several setts ot
Silver Spoons, two dozen Silver Forks, a pair of -Silver
Castors, with articles of fine Table Furni
ture, Cutlery, fcc, Tables, Chairs, Bed, &c. Al
so, two Shares of Stock in the North-Carolina :
Also, live head ol Cattle and Farming Utensils,
of which said Kane was joint owner with, one ol
Terms A credit of six months given, and bond
with security required.
LAND FOR SALE, LEASE, OR RENT
A VALUABLE FARM CONTAINING FIF-
teen hundred acres. About one half is in a
high state of cultivation, lying in Wilson County,
on" the waters of Tosnot Swamp, 10 miles south
of Wilson and 4 miles north of Stantonsburg.
There is inexhaustible quantities of the best kind
of marl and muck, a large quantity of both are
now thrown up ready for immediate use. There
is also on the premises a large new dwelling
uuusu w im six mrge rooms, an wun goou lire
places, barns, stables, gin-house, cotton-press,
and all necessary out-houses, all in good repair.
The most of the land is well adapted to the cul
ture of cotton. For futherpanieulars apply to
Stantonsbunr. N. C,
or C.J. ROUNTREE,
12 tf. . Wilson, N. C.
A VALUABLE HOUSE AND LOT IN
Raleigh. Possession given immediately. Apply
ai ine manaara omce.
HANCE FOR GOOD Investments.
SEVERAL HOUSES AND LOTS IN THE
City ot Raleigh, for sale.
Also, Wake County Bonds.
Apply to Q. BUSBEE. ;
March 4 lm. Attorney at Law.
INE HORSE FOR SALE.
I offer my Stallion, DICK, for sale. Dick is
nearly thorough bred, kind in harness and easily
Anv parties needinff such a horse, can hnv him
for $1,000 cash, or $l,200in six months, with
Raleigh, N. C, Feb. 5, 1S65. feb5-tf
10,000 LBS. OF LEAF TOBACCO, FINE
quauty. For information, apply at
march 24 3 4wtw.
A LARGE BAY HORSE.
warranted good for anv kiud of work. The
owner offers him for sale solely because he does
not need him at present. Appiy to
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
March 22, I860. 2 tf.
POR SALE OR RENT,
A HOUSE, with five rooms, in the Western
part of the City of Raleigh.
Apply at the " STANDARD OFFICE.
March 22 2 tf.
JpORTABLE GRIST MILLS.
Having been appointed Agents for the sale ot
Portable Grist Mills, manufactured in New York,
we are prepared to receive orders for, and will
furnish the suni'e at the following prices, viz :
24 inch stone $250 will grind from 8 to 10 bushels
per hour from G to 8 horse power.
30 iuch stone 325 will grind from 10 to 15 bushels
per hour from 8 to 10 horse power.
33 inch stone $375 will griud from Into 18 bush
els per hour from 10 to 12 horse power.
36 inch stone $425 will grind from 15 to bush
els per hour, from 10 to 12 horse power.
39 inch stone $500 will grind from 20 to 25 bush
els per hour, from 10 to 15 horse power.
42 inch stone $550 will grind from 20 to 30 bush-'
els per hour, trom la to lo horse power.
We will also furnish gearing, counter shaft,
tight and loose pulleys for these Mills at the fol
lowing prices : v
24 inch $50
30 " 75
36 inch 8100
.39 " 120
33 " 00
42 " 130.
Cheaper Mills, of less capacity can he furnished
if desired. B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
march 26, 18G6 4 tf.
N STORE AND FOR SALE I
Extra Engine Oil.
Matalick Lubricating Oil.
Counter and Union Scales.
Extra Weights, by the Sett.
With Hart and Lewis,
jan. 10 tf. No. 44 Fayetteville St.
pLOWS I FLOWS I PLOWS I
25 Sam'l W. Collin's & Co's Cast Steel Plows,
75 tinmng sc Co., jno. nows.
75 " " 60 "
25 " " " 18 "
25 Self Sharpncr Plows.
25 No. 0 Plows.
20 No. 74 Elliott Plow.
20 No. lvt Plows.
20 No. 11 M Plows.
10! Plow Bolts, all sizes.
We keep constantly on hand all extra Casting -lor
the above plows.
We would especially call the attention of ou
farmers to the iirst named plow on this list, whici
can be seen at our store, on Fayetteville street.
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
Fi bruory 14, I860 tf
WHIPS I WHIPS !
50 Dozen Wagon Whips, for sale bv -""
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
March -9, 1866. tf.
i)rvBoxesf Adamantine Candles,
JdJ For sale at
E. A. WHITAKER'S.
Lbs. Satin Gloss Starch, 6 lb. boxc
(very superior aud low.)
For sale at
E. A. WniTAKER'S.
THE BRICK OFFICE OF THE S. SCHOOL
and Publication Board, on Fayetteville street, two
doors below Kinsey's, opposite the burnt square.
Possession given at once. Apply to John G.
Williams & Co., or to Rev. N. B. Cobb.
An excellent Barn and Stables, in Raleigh.
Apply at STANDARD OFFICE.
February 2S, 1866. tf
pOR RENT !
A Large Front Room over our store.
KELLOGG, WHEELER & CO.
February 15, 1806 tf.
DWELLING HOUSE FOR RENT
Ar.nlv to B P WlT THMSnWAm
Fctiuury 27, 1S6G. tf.
' " pail VI IU1D O bWV BLU1J
House, containing 4 large rooms and a cellar.
Also, a nice Brick Building, with 2 rooms, a
Kitchen containing 3 rooms, a Smoke- House,
Stable, and a Well on the lot, besides a Garden
containing acre of ground.
The above buildings are very pleasantly situa
ed. Apply at Ph. THIEM'S Store the Tern
pie of Fancy. dce21 tf
JJORSES STOLEN X
STOLEN FROM MY STABLE, ON SATUR
day night Inst, a Horse aud a Mare, described as
follows : The Horse is a light bay, hind feet white,
tore feet dark, and set out awkwardly ; shod on
fore feet. The Mare is dark roan, white face, with
a black spot in centre of her face, white feet, hea
vy set, streaked just above the tail, aud shod on
A fair reward will be given for any information
that will enable mc to recover these animals.
14 miles southeast of Raleigh,
march 27 4 tf.
STOLEN FROM.ME ON THURSDAY NIGHT
last, a reddish mare Mule, blind in her left eye,
with a sore place on her right shoulder, barefoot
ed all round, about sixteen years old. I live
about seven miles southwest of Raleigh, at the
Ilinton Franklin place. Any information .in re
lation to this Mule will be thankfully received.
march 27 4 St.
PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED
by the undersigned tor furnishing the Insane
Asylcm, 700 (seven hundred) light-wood Posts,
seven (7) feet long, 5 inches thick. Also 7,000
(seven thousand) feet of good heart plank, 16 ft.
long and 6 inches wide, aud one inch thick, all to
be delivered at the Asylum.
E. C. FISHER, Supt
March 22, 1806. 2 2w.
jgUREAU OF RELIEF.
(To relieve Clerical distress, especially In the
Under the advice of Bishops Talbot, Atkinson and
Lay. Address coutributions of any sort, and ap-
f.lications, to the Rev. W. E. Doanc, Secretary,
Iarttbrd, Connecticut. nov 11 177 tf 10
-VTOTIONS, HOOP SKIRTS,
LN FANCY SOAPS, &C.
3 doz. Superior Hoop Skirts.
14 doz. Cologne.
250 doz. Ags te Buttons.
46 doz. Windsor Soap.
50 packages assorted Pius.
10 doz. Horn Combs.
20 doz. Fine Combs.
20 doz. Tuck do.
9 doz. Steel Thimbles.
20 boxes Brass do.
50 lbs. assorted Black Thread, (flax.)
Just received and for sale by
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
march 20 1 tf.
Growth of 1865, put up in quart cans, by A. F.
Page, at Carey, Wake County, N. C, and war
ranted pure and fresh.
For sale by
BRIGGS & DODD,
and B. P. WILLIAMSON & Co,
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 26, 1866. tf.
1AA Lbs. Pearl Starch, 40 lb. boxes,
' . v v l i r
t or sale at
E. A WHITAKER'S.
ATTENTION AGENTS I
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE ! A FULL AND
complete history of the war in one volume
for 04 50. We are at last enabled to meet the
wants of the great mass of the people by offering
this new work which will contain about 800 close
ly printed octavo pages, (including illustrations)
embellished with numerous aud beautiful 6teel
plate engravings and valuable -maps, and bound
in American Morocco, gilt back, and sprinkled
edges for $4 50. Disabled soldiers will find in
this a rare chance for profitable employment.
Send for terms to the
AMERICAN PUBLISHING AGENCY,
sep 20 tf 10.600 Chesnut St., Philadelphia.
1 8 C 6 .
EIBBOXS, MILLINERY AND STRAW GOODS.
ARMSTRONG CARTER & CO.,
Importers and Jobbers of
RIBBONS, BONNET SILKS AND LACES,
VELVETS, ROACHES, FLOWERS, FEATHERS,
Ladies Hats, Trimmed and Untrimmed,
' SHAKER HOODS, &c. , &c,
NO. 237 ASU LOTS OF 239 BALTIMORE STREET)
Offer a Stock unsurpassed in the United States
in Variety and Cheapness.
Orders solicited and prompt attention given.
February 27, I860. 2mpd.
ines, Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco,
Old Monongahela Whiskey, Bourbon Whiskey.
Pure Holland Gin, Pure French Brandy.
Madeira Wine, Port Wine, Sherry Wine.
Perfect Love Cordial, and last but not least,
Dr. Scott's Bitters,
All for sale at
E. A. WHITAK'ERS.
QANDY BY THE WHOLESALE,
February 26, 1866. im.
We keep constantly on hand Iron Cauldrons,
75, 120, and 200 gallons.
MITCHELL & ALLEN,
nov 14 tf 8 . Newbern, N. C.
Dozen Webster's Elementary Spel-.
lers, which will be sold very low,
For sale at
E. A. WniT AKER'S .
C " f Pair Hamcs, made of Seasoned Timber,
JL)j and ironed in the best style.
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
March 1, I860. tf.