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well-known face of wy John Smith.
Eureka ?M cried ?. Allow me to inquire
your wife was Melinda? the eldest daughter of
my father's great uncle ?
She wa?," said hc.jgrasping my hand ; "and
t ara delighted to see you. Bu?, confound it, you
needn't ha va come at a Ml ow so ? "
#ut I must cut my story short.
He took me home with him, and I had a good
?Ult, I saw fielinda to my heart's content.
Kay, more, I mer, and wa* properly introduced
te Hattie Smith, and-w?U. I am having a new
auit of clothe* n ade, and in due time they will
ba married, myself in tbtm, and the young lady
just alluded to.
Saturday. Dec? 24, 1865.,
lcTaoiozi? ASEXTS: william Dart, Paul Foinsett
tasaos. L. Bennett, of (bari*?toa; Wm. B. 5a*b,
.alombUi D?an Dttdky, iostou, V?a?*.; Ker. A
YTUdW, Pattnuab i A. G. Baxter. Georgetown.
THK L*ADta ea? be obtained at ibe store? of T. W.
Cardo??, earner of Henrietta and Elizabeth Street* ;
ani at Slaaoni & Deau>? Mark? t Street, opposite An
son? , _
Loyalty and the Freedmen.
Last week we wrote of the planter** loyalty,
introducing some resolutions that were adopted
at a meeting of planters tn the District ot
Marlboro, that they might speak for themselves.
No one can read thrse rv.solutions in the light
of the Constitutional araendmeut forever pro
hibiting AH very and involuntary servitude in
the United State*, without discovi tin* disloyal
sentiments. But they l ave obtained .sufficient
notoriety, and we hasten to not;ce the pleading
contrast which the conduct of thc fceedutn
We have yet to learn cf thc first Union pii
soner escaping from ins ? reith?d tsj'tivi:)
during the war, who d.d not find friends among
the colored slave.-, willing to secrete him by
day, and direct his stt-ps hy night, to the Union
lines. The prayers of the slaves for ihe suc
cess of Massa Lmcum's 8<>jVr?" cannot be
numbered, their tears shed lor the dear old,
Union never known. Aud then how soon did
they lake the rnu-kct when opportunity was
oifered, and lay thur lives upon the altrr of
American tiberfy and Uuiou. The stories ot
Fort Pillow, Oulustee, aud lottery Wagner
exhibit a history w hich hie will not obliterate
- a loyalty which tyrant fears and traitor cal
umniations can not tarnish. A dark skin was
always considered syuoniruou* with iojalty.
Whence coin? s this quaking fear, this mortal
dread of a rising of thc freedmen to indiscrimi
nate slaughter of the whites ? I' liiws to us
from the fountain of slavery, a legitimate
stream whose waters are turbid with treason. .
Constant fears are expressed by former slave
masters of an insurrection among the freedmen.
They are extremely anxious about the holidays,
and want military sent to eveiy part of the
State to over-awe trie anticipated msurrec?on- ^
l&f?-AK.^lJ0X ?rfl.9VK \ thev have fanned a fl ?me
wmcn they now Year is to consume them. But
. they need not tremble. God has beeu merciful
in preserving then from utter annihilation b)
the government, against whose constituted au
thority they iait>< d the bloody hand of war.
And all that now remains for them to d? in
order to enjoy ihe blosings of H b* m fie? at and
magnanimous gov?.minent, is to abide by the
caths they have severally taken to be loyal sub
jects of the United States. We do not know of
any truly loyal men who entertain such fears.
They have generally proceeded from those who
have taken the oath of allegiance with a mental
Acts of injustice like the holding of our fel
low men in slavery, very naturally suggests lo
guilty parties fear of retaliation. Trie same
dreadful forebodings which now disturb the
slumbers of the chivahy, peivaded this com
munity the last 4th of Juiy, whtn Gen. Hatch
Xept the military under arms all of the previ
ous night, with patrols abou: the city, that the
fir.*t outbreak might be speedily quelled. The
colored people, however, wt nt to rest as usual,
and their sleep was as sweet as Dundan'? in
the castle of Macbeth. But they awoke in the
morning to observe the anniversary ot their
nation's independence.
The freedmen have never uttertd a disloyal
sentiment in public, and we do not believe that
opposition to the powers that be" ever enter*
into their thought?:. Nor do ihey ch? ri>h a
spirit of revenge against their fot mer oppres
sors, as the folio wing resolves adopted by the
Colored People's Convention, will plainly
ihow : -
Resolved, Thal, as the old institution of
slavery ha* pa?sed away, we cherish in our
hearts no mal ce or hatred toward* those who
have held our brethren as slave*: but tnar we
extend ?ne ru?ot nan-i ot leiiowship to ?II, ?nd
make it our special aim to establish unitv,
peace, and love arnon;* ah men.
Resolved, That we encourage among th?*
freedmen industry, economy, and education.
The difference between these resolutions and
those adopted hythe planters, is just the dif
ferencejn the loyalty of the two cl****. The
shedding of blood is revolting to thc generous
sympathizing nature of the freedmen. They
hate rebels, because they love th * Union r a? d
what h yal man ??oe* not? But we know of
Southern gt ntl? men who have been connected
with the rebellion, seeing ile error of their
way, have come out squarely upon the side of
the Government, ?hum the freedmen dearly
love. Nothing short of H d?-l.ht late alt? mpt to
re-enslave thin, can ever create an insurrection,
and aa any tu ch attempt would be treason,
the freedmen would still be found loyal to the
In reference to the ltnd question, which is as
suming- some imponai.ee as this time, we re
free to state that the freedmen desire that the
pledge of Gen. Sherman's order should be held
inviolate, and that all instructions issued by
Gan. Howard, in furtherance of that order
ahould be faithfully carried emt. The order was
not intended as a temporary affair, issued asa
military necessity. U had the sanction of the
war department before i* w?S promu.pated, and [
was calculate! to be perj*^ w }U opCration.
It would be an act of base ingratitude for the
government to go back upon this promiae to the
present holder? nf the lands.
But it the order is *o be ?et aside, the freed
men will n??ke no resistance to the lawful au
thority which shall make claim for-the land.
They m ill then prefer io buy or Wse the land
nt 9 fair remunerative price, and would thrive
upon it; N?-xt th y will work the l?nd upon
shares, and under an equitable contrae, would
Secure a comfortable living and enjoy the bene
ti's of education and Christianity. And aa a
dernier resort, wo think they would work for
wages just as other people do, and remain en
tirely loyal.
Another evidence of their loyalty is found
from th*ir membership in the Union Leagues.
All of the freedmen have there taken an oath
which but few white men in South Carolina can
.ake; and ir was not compulsory. This organ
nation can al wa va be relied upon a* loyal men
and devoted subjects. Xo treason evtv enters
in o their deliberations.
In carefully summing up all the evidence up
on the subj -ct of loyality that bas com* ut>d<~r
our observation, me hesitate not to say that the
frecdn en cnn be trusted as the firm friends and
faithfuhdefeuders of the Union. And that the
secessionists art to be watch? d with a jealous
eye, and their fear? and stuteraenta considered
in connection with former treason end act? of
In the Senate Mr. Sumner's bill has been con
sidered, calling for information as to whether
there were not persons employed in thc Treas
ury Department who have not taken the oath of
allegiance, and whether there are persons em
ployed in offices not provided for by law.
Mr. Wilson called up Senate Bill to repeal all
lawg in lately insurrectionary State* based on
distinctions of color or race, aud, i:i some brief
remarks, advocated its immediate passage, giv
ing his reasons therefor, whi h were, that certain
Srutes had passed laws inimical to the rights of
the freedmen in those States, and it was neces
sary that Congress shall take some immediate
action upon the subject, to annul the action of
the Legislatures of thosts Sutes, lie therefore
opposed its reference to any commiree.
Som-- debate occurring upon the hill, Mr. Wil
son further stated that he did not present it
throug i any feelings ot bitterness towards the
Southern people, for he regarded them all as his
fellow-citizens, but to give protection to every.
body. IL stetted that armed men were travers
ing the Southern Sta es, murdering and destroy
ing, and that the Governm nt is pledged to pro
tect the freedmen of t.iose sections. Ile said that
so vc of t:;e States recently in rebellion have
passed laws reducing the freedmen to a worse
condition than the j were previous to the war.
The bill regulating the selection of non-jurors
in th- I) strict of Columbia WHS passed.
In th; Ilou-e Mr. Henderson, of Oregon, ;n
tr*~ddced the following resolution :
R soared, Th it treason against tbe Government
of mo United Sutes is a crime that ought to be
Mr. Sumner has been m iking a speech to the
Senate, in which he ra ult it plain from public
and private do:*ummts in his possession that
Congress ought to provide for the free lom of
all the iah*bitnrifH, regardless of color, a* it wa?
an undeniable f^ct that 'ht spirit of rebellion
still existed.
I the House of Representative* Mr. Stevrns
introduced a bill to d mble the pension-* of
those who were mad * pensioners by thr casual
ties of the l*te war, to pay dim s ge* don?* to
loj al m n by the rebel g >vern neut and the re
bel raiders, and to enfurc . the confiscation Nw*
go as to pay the same out of the confiscated,
property of the rebels.
The CotMcre^s is working surely for the fu
ture security of the nation against f??es from
within or withou*. The leading rn-n are press
ing their cl?ims for suet enactments as will
make iepuhlicam;?m permanent as the republic.
Both Houses have adjourned until af er the
holiday*-, and upon their re-assembling we an
ticipate quick and earnest work will be tccom
Dodging the Question.
The play ot the " Artful Dodger" has many
good hi'*. Not so with the Dodgers of South
Carolina. What rniRht have past for .smartness
in this State before secession, is uncurrent now. ,
When the colored people sent a petition to the |
Constitutional Convention of the State, taking
that th?-y mi?;ht be remembered favorably in the
new Constitution, then being for*r.rd, their peti
tion was unceremoniously put under the fable.
Some nf the members said that tlirir rights
would ke considered by the Legislature when it
should convene. Well the Legislature assem
bled and produced a political monstrosity called
nie :<carro C?>a<y .nj ?t?ci? liait mc amtilusli
in? d<-n?tanor to characterize it as a code for the
projection of the colored people.
A?? the colored people could not see any pro
tection in the code, the Convention lately held
in this city, agreed upon anothar petition simi
lar in form, and pi ??sented it to the Legislature.
It wa* referred to ? Committee on Colored Pop
ulation, and the Committee have considered the
petition and a>k to be excused from further con
sideration of it, as the Legislatur? has no juris
diction in the premises, it properly belonging to
a Convention.
So the Convention send the question of auf
tr*g<* and ?quai rights to the legislature, and
thf L ?i.^laiure says it has no jurisdiction over
the MI? j ct. ands? nd it back. Perhaps the white
p? opie think it vt-ry smart, but we happen tQ
know nhich class is smarting most in conse*
quince nf such legitdaiion, and they will con
tinue to smart, until it becomes generally un
derstood that a r pu diem form of government
is the only government that ia hereafter to be
sanctioned in the United States.
Such legislation is against the colored man,
but it is also against the white man, because it
is against justice. But the right will prevail
and truth triumph in the end.
The Mississippi Ir??slat ire ha- finally passed
a bi 1 admitting negro tetvi anny in court incases
where white persons are s >t concerned?
Merry Christmas;
Monday next 26ih mst... is the day which
2hr?!?tendom recognizes as an anniversary of the
birth of Jesus Chriat. the redeemer and savior
af the world. Many are the sports which enter
into the celebration of the day of hts nativity,
tn which the children tah? a merry part. And
we like to throw aside for a season the cares of
mature liff, and enter again into the full enjoy
ment of that harpings which merry Christmas
brings to children of a* Christian home. For
we remember that it is a celebration for tn? one
who loved little children, and aaid that of such
is the kingdom of bestell?
God sometimes fills the heart with special
inwsrd rejoicing*. He is liberal, but not
squandering. We pray that holy aspirations
and reneged sacrifices may enter largely into
our Chrwtrna* rejoicings. And though our
cares may be many and our labor wearisome,
this day brings to our minds one ot low degree?
who toiled on Calvary's rugged steeps and
sweat drops of blood that the poorest of Qa?'?
children might pase to perfect peace on earth
and joy forever in heaven.
The Christmas free will fine its place in anny
households and the mistletoe an*d eve .gre? a
decara'e the tabernacles of worship. And
while appropriating to such outward demon
stration*, let-us not bs uaoiuifdt of those
Christian cnarm a anti kindly act}?, which will
keep our inner lives ever fragraat and green.
South Carolina Legislature.
Emigration has been ar. important topic before
the Legislature. Mr. Warley had no special fa
vor with the German 5. He did not want to see
them here because he had seen them elsewhere
When he was a prisoner, Gen. Seymour ?aid to
him, *. Wo will whip you because we have all
Germany from which t ? enlist ; " and he acknow*
ledges that they had lought and whipt the rebels,
mid so he would not care to have the? emigrate
Gen. Early thought that emigration ought to
he encouraged, and the only obstacle in the way
was the impoverished condition of the State fi
nances. His argument was that we needed Ger
man labor, because the labor of a free colored
mau would not produce as much as the labor ol
;i slave. So they still cling to the ?idol of slav
But the most important ac ti >a of the Legisla*
tute was its adjournment, which took place on
the 2lst.
1 -
Affairs About Home.
THE COXCERT given at Zion Church on Mon
day evening, Dec. 18, in cid of the Mission
Presbyterian Church, was not so successful at?
tt ought to have bein. The attendance was
?mail, owing to the inclement weather. Some
&f th-- music was vii y fine, and other part"? not
nf the highes* order, though wt will not parti
cularise. We find fault with the hvenene of the
hour at which the concert commenced. PutiC
tually is M mart er ot nome importance, even in
the concert room. Half an hour is a Ionic time
to be in anticipation. The noisy demonstration*
at me cio*e oi <?cn piece were ent reiy but or
place, ana disturbed the harmony of tht enter
tainment. It is u nuisance which we huve no
ticed many times at such places and at lectures
Applause i* proper and deMrable, but let it he
by the clapping of hands or some other mode
rate manifestation. The bang and clat'sr of
sticks and canes ttgaiusr the sides at seats, and
the lt ud stamping of feet, and boisterous .-h<>u t
in::, is a subj, ct for amendment. A genteel
concert nevrr ought to be subject to such un?
cou1 h exhibitions of rowdyism. Many reforms
have b.vn instituted, and a reform in this re
spect is desirable.
FREEDMEN'S SAVINGS.- The Freedmen'- Bank
at Beaufort, which hus heen in operation about
one y*ar. hts received oa deposit the sum of
two hundred and foi ty thousand dollars ($240.
008). Favorable opportinifies would alluw
others of the same class to make aa favorable
an fxhihit. Th? formar master? no sd not fear
but what they can take cart of themselves.
TABLBATJX.-The Tabh?ux st Union Lennie
Hall on Wednesday and Thursday evenings
wer? bcamtifally rendered, The "Goddess of
Liherty" was perhaps the bast representation.
A large audience was present to wimesnthe ex
hibition, and will bear testimony to thc justice
of this nat ice. The proceeds are for the benefit
of St. Marl Church.
UxiTABiAtf CiciCH.-The Rev. Cal-in Steb
bins and the Rsv. Mr. Menardie, were both
annoance? rs tonducc religious services at the
Unitarian Church l**t Sabbath, at the seme hour
of ths day. A miliHry order gave Mr. Stebbins
th? right to occupy the pulpit. But apad-lock
upon th? gates prevented him from preaching.
The advertisement for Mr. Maynard ie appeared
io two daily p ipers of Saturday, ??nd lt Sunday
raoraing paper stated th** it had been pruitt *
by mistake and yet published rle u?Virtisemsut
making the sam? mistake. The papers ofMon
day also corrected th? rai*tske.
BARBSCCW.-January first, Bmsmctfuion dwy,
will bs ewl??rat?4 by a frocessioa of lie dur
ant orgaii?itioms ?f ihs city. A bar lee te will
be had at some conieaieut locality daring the
day. July 4th is the anniversary ol our nation?!
independence, Jfcuary 1st is the anniversary of
our ?atioaal fteeaom. Ii ia the ?ay we o?4e
GsOBGBTOWTf.-A Mass M*-??iug of th? citi
zens ot Georgetown was held on Tuesday after
noon laj?t. A large attendance was present.
The consideration of the condition of the color
ed people in the future, was the obj-ct of the
call. Kev. C. H. Corey, Bap-ist missionary,
addressed the meeting at some length upon the
importance of education, general industry, and
faithfulness to the obligations cf contracts. The
rreeamnn are in a rery comfortable condition
generally.' Only fifty-eight ratious are now U
?ued for their support.
PHOTOGRAPHERS. - Messrs. Knight & Ran
dolph, Photographers and Arabrotypisfca, have
published themselves at 339 King Street, whe>e
;hey are prepared tJ take pictures in as good
rtyle as can be obtained iii the cit v. .. Secure the
ibaJcw m Ito latafturo feta."
PUBLIC MEETINO.-A rrfeeting ot the freud,
of freedom was held at Zion Chu** on Tuesday
afternoon. Rev. Mr French made an
addr?s* on the f?ture of the freedmen. He spoke
encouragingly of Congres, and the other efforts
now being made for the cause pf freedom.
Und question was allude?! to, but no additional
light thrown upon the subject. Gen. Saxton ad
dressed the meeting in favor of a Freedman.
Bank, and the Rev. Mr. Alvon* advocated
the same, and took measure? to institute the
Bank at the cloie of the meeting Gen. Saxton
and other Government officer, were suggested as
Director.. Several colored men were to consti
tute another Board. Freedmen's Banks are wor
thy of .upboft. The philosopher Benjamin
Frank in gave as a method . for m iking money
plenty the following: '-Spend one farthing less
every day than thy actual gains." Whatever is
saved from the earnings of th 1 week, if put into
the bank, will amount to considerable in the
course cf a yea*, and the interest, constantly ac
cummulating, makes tile sum greater every
LVCK.HDUBISM.- A store .t the comer of Ma
non ano Jasper Street, was fired on Thursday
morning, about three o'clock, and the entire
building, with the two adjoining ones, were cou
! sumed. The store was occupied by Mr. T. W.
! Cordoxo, who had moved in hts stock Of grocer
ies tho d ?y boforo
RETURNED.-R. H. Magwood, Pr-sident ot
Council No. 1, U.L.A., hai returned from hi*
tour of inquiry, and represents the affairs of the
National Council in a flourishing condition, lit
has visited the cities o: Boston. New York, Phi
ladelphia and Washington, and found the order
firmly established.
CONVINCING. - A column of items devoted
exclusively to accounts of violations of law bjr
men of color, happening from Maint to lesa*,
to ?how what freedom has done for the N %ro
race. Suppue we should print twa columns ot
outrages perpetrated by whiten in the State ot
South Carolina j as an evidence of wnat slaver}
had done for the white race. Would it not be
Considered special pleading?
Nxv SALOON.-It gives ut pleasure to call
attention to the fact that a first class saloon ba
been fi ted up by the M -ssrs. F >d a n, un Meet
ing St. The saloon i* tastefully arranged* and
the v;ands excellently i.ervifd. No better pNce
in ih?? ct'y to obtain an honest me*l.
CAMDEN.-Rev. Wm. J. Cole, missionary of
the Methodist Episcopal Church at Camden, is
doing a good work in budding up a society
there, ile obtained permission of the military
authority to occupy th Court House for Sunday
?enrices, but, upon go ng to the place, found the
loors (which had not been locked for a lotux
dmc previous) closed against bim. Not to be dis
courasred by trifles. Mr. Cole preached ironi the
Court House steps to a lar^e congregation, who
were willing to hear the words of Christian
trutii and holiness.'
A Letter from a Slav^-holder. .
*' Commet? Imploring dian* e of time an.l state?.
Brandinh your cry??ti.l tresnes iu rhesky.7*
? pT???f <*b:m(f? IM*? tit Vi?!! pl in th?g fiXUrHrr.
Tiit black man has chang d his political skin, and
now as a Freedman, under the amendment tutti.'*
United States Constitution, adopted hy tin* State,
he stands irrevocably? the 'political equal win
other den. What now I Cromes thc duty of the
white man, the former owner of these m mummed
slav-s ? What is bis duty to himself * and what
is his duty to these fellow mortals, soddenly re
leased from bond itfr and elevated to Pre?- men ?
And what is the duty of these people to them
selves and to their former owners, and to thc
cymmu'iity at large ? These are the topics I de
sire to occupy a place in your paj>er, if you deem
mv remarks of surricieht cons quencc. "Th?v are
jrivrn with honest intent, and 1 trust may be pro
perly appreciated, at least the tuon* e.
I am a Southe n man. born and b-ed ; have
be*?n a slave? .older, ami I ti ink I can say with
truth, a kind, a very kind one. And wishing t,.e
freedmen wei!. I propose in a few short essavs,
to endeavor to point out to the whrc and the col
or d man. a wise courge of policy, by which old
prejud;ces may be abandoned on one side, and on
j tne Min-r. oansiartnui w.th the pr^s-nt gr^nt
? cbanjte, ?nd a will lignes- ( vhiUt looking focer
tam cnn*umatton of their privata*??) tn ?hide !
the time, and allow the rulers, in w i>e del;bera
tion, unbiased by prejudice*, to adopt >uch ?
eo .rse in this S'ate, as will, remove the former
landmark between tne races, and bring rhimi to
murga! dependence and confidence and mutu-il
act on fbr the pablic good.
D"c. 15. 1865. ?D?AR.
We shall b" glad to give t* the public the,
V?PWS of ?. E Igar" u4.on the much vex^d que?,
tion of the relation which white men should as
sume towards their fortier slaves. We want
light, and why not reason together upon rht?
8TCDBNf A STD SCHOOLS ATE.-. This popular
| juvenile mastx?ine Ihr Jaauarv, 1866, han b*-en
rtceite<l. It i. an interesting numbat, contain
ing choisie reading for tae thiidren of a house
hold, ant should find its way into the many
home? of thc South. Joseph II. Allen is {he
publisher, ot 119 Wt-hmjton 6?., ?^-t,.". Mc--.
Oiiw Is^ic rs the editor. Subscribers should
eomcjrenee with the January number.
Tc? L?ivDES has bon published about three
moastis. Wc ate anxious* as are oar mety
ifield* in Charleston. st? have it appear oftener
than once ? Week It could much better serve
thc cause in which it is engaged, and we submit
that ita course has been consistent with the inter
ests of freedom and general reforms. lt st.oal I
ts> sustained by the friends of freedom atti ja*
SotJt dtsuic M SM BB RS.-A gocd many of #V?
Soul hern aspirants to seats in Congress hare
left Washington. Toe Tennesseeans still hold
out. The Virginians w^re to meet in caucus at
the E>bit House, to consider the question
whether it would ba more profitable for them to
go or stay; but for somo reason they did not ?et to
gether. They are not likely, however, to bear
up much longer against high prices in the hotel??,
and hopes of admission indefinitely deterred;
Mr. Garison was most Happy to find in his
Western tour but ort? sentiment prevailing
among loyal men? respecting what should be
done wuh tne so-called reconstructed States;
and that was. that they should not be admitted
m?o the Uaion at the present s-s<ioti <if Congre**
no matter what parchments they may presen
sr ptotn?*. vo?lto i
?SSS?SSS"-*' bu td? Sot Mid uumlre.T.
numbai luuj -? 7
JontuW? tor their sentiments.
CHARLESTON, S. C., Dec 20th, IStS
Editor of LBADKR. ^
?Sis I noileed in jour issue of the 16th an ar
aderelative to a presentation which took place
ti a meeting of the U. L. in which it is stated t^e
Sta ion address was delivered by me and
Oned nianv noble sentiments winch would be
?to be made public Now, Ido not know
turton of the address that statement
1pm Si do riot mattet ?hat I had expressed
ny entrent that I considered ^lawful, nor
tr.?t I would be ?.hamed or ?tratd to expre?
oubliclv. Now I ara ready td admit that it
might not have been expedient to make it pub;
lu fas a part ind parcel of the proceeding of J
hat bodv), but there is a goodly amount of d.f-]
tence between expediency and lawf?lnes*.
And >uch a s?rement, I fear would give the
publica wron? construction of my sentiment. I
humbly desire that it be so corrected that I may
fee placed in a proper posion before, the pubic.
Very K- spectfully. your ob t. sert t..
The hnguage emp!*yed in the article uferred
to by our correspondent is not susceptible of j
any such construction as he seems to fear the
pubiicmayput upon v; stdl we are willing
that ne afiould correct it to suit hira?e?f. Wei
dui not say that the sentiments were unlawful,
but. on the contrary that they were noble. We
simply said that it would be uni?-* ful for M to
make them public- and we submit that no mem
ber of the U. L. who h?s taken the obligation
rf the order han a right to make public the f>e.
culiar transactions of any Council. Not that
any law of the land would be violated, but the
laws of the Council.
Letter from New York.
NEW YORK. Dec. 1?, 1865.
N?a. EDITOR.-?our corn spond- nt being de
sirous of a lew hours* relief ti mn the bu*?le of
ihn* metr?poli-, took the f.'iry-ooat jest^rday
morning ar seven o'clock for the city nf church
es (BrookItu), and; aftfr traversing the main
portions of that beautiful ci'y, the tolling of
the bell* announced thar the hour of r. ligious
services had arrived. I rhen-fore hurried to
Plymouth Church where I had the pleasure*of
hearing the eloquent and learned Beecher ex
pouii'i to an audienc . of three thousand per
sons th?* following text i King"*. 6 h chap . 24'b
verse. After s? rvic?-!*, I rt paired back to the
city of bu>y lit"-, and this morning, with some
of the fair sex. ? paid a visu to the liayu?-n war
strainer ...Grataren/* now lying in tl I- harbor.
She is indeed a fine vessel, with an armament
of elevi? Perrott guns, of from 30 to 100 lb-,
ea!inr< and fifteen hundred tons regerer. This
Vessel, with ?o ne four o'her*, hire bern pur
! ehas-d by the lt tytieo G ?vetnuViit from ?ncle
! S tm. The two governments happen, ju t now.
tr;rt man) vessels of war and the former not
enough. This eveiitng I ar tended a public
meer jug of the colored people of New Yolk, and
had the pleasure of hearing sp- eches from some
of her lesding no n. A large collection wa*
taken up and the emhu*U*m th*- existed delin
eated rbat the people o tOeE upi?e Ci'y are alive
to the momentous questions of th?* day The
folio wing resolution WHS pres? nted hy Professor
It ason aili unanimously ad?*pred:
R solved. That in our opinion it is the du?y
and the interest of moralises, ?n i of all concern
ed in the nation's material prosperity, to aid
v<-ry c<m?i*fent aueney which will tend to se?
c?ire im?n? di*< ly to the colored man . quality
before 'tif law, (hit 'Ur t-accin^e KU*.J ?ci iiiHv
not convulse the nation as it will otherwise
GroRoa STATION, S. C., De -. 15 1855.
MR. EDITOR.-I aro a colored soldier who
Mtic across the sea to serve in ?he anny of the
Unit, d States. 1 off-oed my sei vu-es and have
ser vt d ruo years. When my rime is out I am
willina io s?-rve rhree Vears more if necessary.
But I think that the Southern States have got
e lough of Union Colored Troops bv the wav
they act. The Un on men will bc sorrowful when
we depart, and the Rebels will rejoice. We feel,
however, that we have done our dutv, and ?tn im
portant service to the country, ami look not tu
be rewarded by any thing save the rights which
belong to the citizet's of America.
Corp. HEX it r JOLLT.
GEORGETOWN. Dec. li, 1865
To the Editor of the South Caro ma Leader-.
Un Thursday of last-week the colored mern
hers of the Baptist Church formed themselves
into a new organization, to be called the Beth
sad* Biptist Church, Georgetown A council
having been previously called to assist in ordain
ing a pastor. Kev. C- ii. Corey, of New H imp
shire, was chosen moderator,*and Kev. James
Il ?milton, of Philadelphia; clerk. Edward (i.
Kue of this place was unanimously chosen Pas
tor, and ordained as such; Kev. Mr. Corev
preaching the service, and Kev Mr. Hamilton
making ?he p ayer of ordination
On Sunday inst, at the same church, there was
quite a large attendance The Kev. Mr. Hamil
ton, of Poi uv lei ph ia, made a very im,Tessi rc ser
mon appropriate to the occasion. Thc Kev. K.
G Rue of Georgetown, performed the duty of!
immersion, which was ?iou . in a deliberate rn in
ner. Twenty-seven nun anti thu ty-seven women
wer? in due solemnity immersed.* The afternoon
service was performed by Kev. Mr. CoTev. of N.
II. and the I?rd's Sup-?er administered.* An im
pressive sermon was also delivered bv Mr. Corey
in the evening, which had the desired"effect, aa a
goodly number of converts congregated around
the altar to bc prayed for A, G BAX LE*.
Ma. T. HuRLBT.-Sir:-Ir IB with pleasure
that Irrite to fjrprns to you the feelings of
many friends in regard to the success of your
pHper. Do. if you please, print ? few words that
I may write for your paper, rfcnt the boys of th*:
33th may read. The ?oldter* are very much
pleased indeed to flhd their own sentiments so
fulh published iii the Leader. We *nh>ted in
th? year 1863, w.th the intention t,f doing our
whole dury, to the African Tb#e as w#l| M
?he white race We belie? llut We hafe fauh.
fully performed our ^fvice ?S Didiers, and are
entitled to the rights of citixens. My own
blood Us flowed tor the Access of dur cause,
ana, while suffering under ihe pains of honor
able wounds, my consolation was that the free
dom of my race was at hand. And if the Gov
ernm nt wants ahy more fighting in the field to
defend its lonbr, it can rely on the 35rh. I
close by saying, three cheers for the Vni'ed
State*"; Serft. WM. GARDNRR.
MORRIS ISL \ SB, S C., Dec 2?, ?865.
EDITOR op LEADBK: - Bv an order of the'
War Department thc 83rd C. S. C. T. is to be
mustere<i ont as soon as possible. The major
portion of our men h?ve been in the service sev
en months over their time, and Co. A should
rightfully have been discharged last Mav. This
regiment is the pioneer eolored regiment of the
late war ; and, although we have faithf ?Uv used
our guns in the service of the country, vet, by
special instructions from the War D?pannent, wa
are denied the privilege a<-corded to honorably
mustered out troops generally, of being allowed
to purchase our arras! Is this act of the' War
Department intended as homage to the Negro
Code o? South Cufptita ? Tar 9s?i wr.
Special Items
JThe list of jurors compiled by the city t$.
thornie* of New- Bedford, UM., ?nd publicly
posted in the-city, includes the names of HYpQ
colored persons.
1 he colored mf n'? petition, asking for soffr?-,
iii the Dtatiict of Columbia, has b< en sttbttjttM
to Congress. It haa over ?eren thousaua ,^
The Cabiii?t rneetir?g on Monday was sota?,
what protracted. The presence oT Gen. Grin*
throughout the session in connection witb fefc
second expedition South, is suggestive of fa
matters under considecatxon;
A batch of papers, telegrams, *c. from one
?.J. Madison Weis." styling himself "GoTfr.
nor o*f Louriana.'* were presented in the Srmie
on Wednesday hut not eren read, as the $Pfttte
did not recognix* tny Mich person among th?
Io> ?1 Governor* of the St?te?. .
There was a lar<e audfeiice m the Saprfae
Court at Wa>hin*toa to heajr tn? *fganjen'i oa
the constitutionality of the Congressional
oath. The question excites the greatest murts*
among all partie*.
The colo-rd garrisons in Xorth Carolina hare
oren withdrawn to the imports,
General Thomas hts rescinded the order pro
hibitin<ciri?cn>of Nash ft Ile fr ora carrying
Cause-the p'reTalenCe of highway ruubrry t?
that city.
The Montgomery (Alabama) Ledger ra2eS
with great violence oYer the ratification of the
antislavery amendment. They mildly remark
as follows. We admit the importance of gft?ug
squarely back imo :he Union; bur it is of tm
time!? more importance to puf the negio to work,
and keep him in l<ia place, than ?o .secure the
boori of the Union. WT* can well afford to nay
out of the Uniorr for twelve month-, if t.j w
doing, we can make a crop next j ear.
The question of the admission of the Southern
claimants to seats in the House of Repr?senta*
tires, it is now considered, has been fully deter
mined. The vote in the House adop ing the Su.
vens resolution by two-t!iirds, is regarded as
conclusive evidence that they will not be adm*
ted lhis Winter.
Gen. Palmerha* issued a proclamation de lar.'
ing that slavery ha?? ceased to exmt in Knnjdty,
a ti d advises the colored people (o apply prompt
ly to the cdurt for redie** if owner* ot pubha
convetsnCes >hali disregard th'-ir rt^ht r? travel,
ar pleasure, provided they conform to any re*
son?ble rigulau?>ns.
The undersigned horeb, desi; es to expr?s* his thanks
to the audience assembled at Zion Church, OD Mun
day eveuing of this week, for the very grB?TOUI con
tribution taken up hi ?id of th? Colored Orpbn
House. The munificence and philanthropy of North
ern Freedmen'* Societies have done much toward
establishing and suhtaimug th? ms'itution, and::,
managers now confidently look to ?he benevek?
citizens of Cnarlesfon for its continued mpport. M?y
they feel the importance of the work, and find thefr
reward in the comforting assurance that he who grm
to the poor lends to the Lord. i>. BEDFAT?,
Dcc21slw,2 Superintendent.
eure? Kidney Disease.
cures ltheumHtitfm.
cun-s l'rii.ary l)?^ca^?.li.
cures Grate!.
cures strictures.
The best Fluid Extinct now before the public ii
<-*I?? ola iicloi**e?. *'or the dite**** nam? d aborr,
and U>r Weaknewses ?nd l**tus la the Back, >*. male
complaints, and Di*ord<r*. arising from excesses of
?ny Kind, ?ud is perfectly invtilu
Uble. Sold by all Apotuecarics. i'nee one dollar.
Try tt. I>. Hame* & co. New York, *ud Barne*,
Ward, & Co., New Orlein?, Agents for the South ?nd
West. BURLEIGH k KOOKitS, boston, Maw ,Oeii
eral Agem*. DcC ~3' lT? VX
Morris ? reef School 1 a Idiug will be canned tn
31onday ? vening, Uec; ll. Itf?5, for the pat pow el
running cl.is.-e* of instruction i'or the men snd wo
men of the city. The public jreurrally are mviM t?i
"tteud. A. II. FOliKES TKK, Teacher.
Dee 9 1?- :tf
A Man of a Thousand.
DR .H.JAMES, M retired physician o? zr**[ !
eminence, discovered, while in the Es>t Indi?", s j
cert?tin cure for Consumption. A*thtna, BronibM*,
Coughs, Colds, and General Debility The remedy *
was discovered by him when his only Child a d?cg!:t? r
was gtveu up to die. Iii? Cftihl was rured, sud it
alive MIII well. Desirous of benefit lng bis leiiuwioor
tala, he will seud to tnose who wish it tnc recipe,
coritaintag full directhitis for making and suoew/ui'j
usinjf the remedy, free, on receipt of th*ir a??i<*'r
with twp stamps to pay expenses. There is not ?
single symptom ?f Consun.iiOu fhat it doe* nut ?f
once tike hold of and dissipate. Night sweats?ptrvi-fc
ness, irritation of the ueives, failure of ar-?ur?:
dif?vult exp? ctnration, slurp pains ia the lw, ??rf'
throat, chilly sensatious, nausea at the ?toinsch. ?
action of the bowels, wasting a*a> oftfic tauacht.
KT The writer will phase state the n?r.irOt
paper they vee this advertisment in. A'idre#j
. 1032 Race Street, H>i/idrfpa?. JVaa.
tsr n*. R. A nosiPviA^ tu "
V. ss. C. T.> h?s taken up his resident? ta UU?ClV!
with thc ?Vt of enWinfi. in thepractic* st
and Sargery. yor the- present, he will be 1ou*d ?t
>'o. 35 Bokard Street, near Uutl&ge. ?ffi? hsnt?
from 8 to li, a.m., and from i ta 7, p.m.
Nov 29. 3mJ_
. GT A COMMISSION has been appoint! J
to proceed to Washington with the 44 M ettie* W,M anJ
to use their efforts to secur* our rights. The coh n-J
people are therefore called upon to contribute to thu
end. A subscription list may be fwuud at Kaaorr
k Farrar's, 46o King SUeet, above Johm 1 ct fvery
man. woman ?nd child put in their mite. Dec!?,lwM
has won for itself a reputation assarpatied in tilt '
history of medical preparations.
lt is well known in the trading perts of India
China as in New York and Cincinnati ; and its rost?a
Bally iucreasiug demand, where it has been long**! 'A
known, is one of its strongest tecommendationa as?
best advertisem? n s. It began- io be farorabiy knova
in A D. 1839, and has ever since been gradually gro*
lng into public favor, till, ki thousands of families, :{
has come to be considered an- article of fach uecxe?l |
that they are never without a sunply of it to
to in case of accident or sadden illness, it it ??f s
unfrequently s^id ef it - ** We would as sosa tatt
of b< ing without flout iu the bouse as withoat W \ ,
Kn wat " It gives immediate relief in case o?
or ourff, aa well as m the sudden attadk of Diarrh*3,
dysentery or ocher similar affection of thc b?*::!
and, being entirely a vegetable preparation, it ?.15
safe as it is reliable. The promptness and eertaia^ -
with which it acts is relieving all kinds o? p1*
makesit eminently worthy its nam?-FAIN K':
LEK-a name easily underbtsod, aad BOC fa?ij'c:'

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