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L'union. [volume] (Nouvelle-Orléans [La.]) 1862-1864, February 11, 1864, Image 1

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E Here is the salutary lesson of example— n quarrel
>. about religion.‘a strife about things which strife can
mever settle— and all this, and more, in the name n!
| … religion. Sects multiply, priests multiply, evils maltiply
“ ænd where is the remedy ? With sermons, red hot with
— the wrath of God, poured upoh a congregation, will net
the searing process commence ? With cruelty burning
[ upon the altar, will Hot the people inhale the wrong :
With smake and fire from heaven, descending to devour
and lay waste, will not the recipient look downward foi
; — mercy? With sermons cold aând ice-bound, selfish anc
uncharitable, devoid of humanity, and destruetive of en
-4 jryment, in which rivalry and misrepresentation, con
; # tumely and scandat, constitute the burden of their effeet
î who can be benutted. Yet men require all this? My
! doctrine is true, my religion is right, say the people :
ë| and as the people =ay, s 0 must*the pricst, or suffer the
penalty. ‘ >
But the exanple, and how does it affeet others’
Where does the child Igarn, and what must it learn from
“ -euch discourse= in the name;of religion ? It hears, and
, ‘what is the hearing ?If it believes, and it is required
ï what is and must be the practice? The ministers quar
\ rel, the churches wrangle, neighbor is against neighbor
S aud enemies are‘multiplied by aitacks apon their faith,
while socicty supports the” wrangling and Aenounce:
-every nan and woman an infidel or a heretie, who re
/ fuxes to sanction the uwholy and shameful war. I
* Matters not who is rigbt'ôr wrong in fuith, so long «s
all sects are wroug ia practice. ludeed, he who i:
f . Wroug in practice canuot be vizht in faith, because nc
| faith can be right that leads its votaries to strife anc
contension, War and abuse, for a difference which can
not be remôved or lés-ened by ignorance, bad example:
5 , <@nd a muzzied <chool ‘
| @lie impure examples of priests, in whom the peoplé
; 147 are taught to confide as patterns of virtue, require nc
elaborate exhibition. Tley set the example of disput
ing, caviling, rending aud mutilativg the inspiration o!
a highèr intelligence. Their example is adoizlcd by their
supporters ; aud when it s 0 lgapf;cus that a supporter
-exercises the right claimed by the priest, and disputes
cavils, or niutilates the Scriptures te suit his own i-ieas
| of right and w ong, or make it conform to some chimers
of his mind, his example is questioned, disputed, and h
is either forced to repudiate tne convictions of his owl
judgment or lose his relation in (h- chureh.
Hence, the example'of the priest who shows to his hear
} - ers every Sabath ahe captieus ignorance of his owl
; heart, the pernicious woik ngs of his owu faults<—finding
A ün others, mirrorsils OWn form in the souls of his con
… gregation, and thé <eed ‘will germinate uuder the in
dustry of those who tidi the soil.
If human society would réformand live in harmony
peuce and progressive Ideas, Ît should not listen to the
— Wituperations aud malicious discords of hi<eling=, 01
sl Any man, ©r class vf iueu, Whiv-e example is but à saë
recommendation of the réligion or ideas they teach. T
- should not heär thé matédictions of wrath, nor suffer the
WIONgs 0. sectarian idolatry4o efface the impression 0
ef natural uffiuity, bégoiten by tbv power and wisdom 0.
“ God. It =hould not behold the cx::iu‘Lle:n of antagoniem
warring to obtain vule, higher po.—ilionis and offices, and
doing wrong to fo-ter some defenseless opinion ; but à
should be tlie duty ofrevery, man and woman to shuu
such men; and suve their,po-terity and friendz from be
coming {he tools and machines thereof: It =hould be the
duty of all who love peacc and henven to fice from these
pernicious examp'es of mi»‘chi«ïämü th*Ïsel'y. It should
be the religion of every man and woman to protect
themselées anñd their dependents from the vile examples
- 0f those who ”dcv_uur cach othet, and labor to induce the
[ eredulous to follow the standard of their wisdom. The
« imelligoùz will sec the entign of war carried into tie
} sanctwary, and_the--hameful mockery of prayer will be
heard, irj\‘pki‘ug Gnd to h-nÏî hÏ— aid in the furtherance
[ of.the wronge The chuvek will .—‘py»; Amen, when the
“ “ priest implores assistauce to build up the couse in wbick
he î8 interested, although that cause demolishez other
sects, and employs means to-accomplivh its objects which
arë eubversive of friendly relations, and destructive of
individual reputation and enjoyment.-
—— <. < ,
| Ofthe Colored Citizens at Lyceum Hall.
The Grand Mas- Mreting of the Coirred C «izens of
lass mouday came and passed against all expectations
most glorios-ly and ocderiy with the best impressious it
influenced. ‘
Lyceum Hall was filled to ite ufmost capacity of a
respectable aulience.- After the House Was brouglit to
order, Mr. M«K «y of Wushington D. C., who wax sent
here to inve=tigate the case of those unfortunates, yet
lingering in waût aud oppres-ion, Was introduced and
opened Ihe mecting with a few remarks in reference to
his commission, reading the saine to the uudience, and
mnviting them to make kuown to him thir wishes and
complaints, in order that he may report them back to
Washingtou. À seleut commi teë retred then to draw
up resolution- to thank the Preriden: aud his Cabinet fo:
the interest they take in regard to (he Colored People
of Louisiana. [
In the meantime Mr. No'le entertained the audience
with his usual, soun:l and logical sentiments, fnll of ex
perience and apt to teach eff-etive les-ons, and We pray
that they may producs the proper impressions on tlie
right place, and guvantee our liherty aud identivai
vights. ‘
ta Having concluded, the followiag resolutions were read
both in engli-h à «d french, ant adopted. z |
Whereas, His Exeelleuey the Pre-ident of these United
States felt it lis duty to inquito into the condition of
the colored people of Louisianu for ‘the reulization uäf{
‘their new ‘position«an socual t.fe, to sustain thiemselves
and implant à spirit of indepeudent and free manhood
into‘the minds of their descendents, and :
Whereas, We pevevive, through thé eff-ets of this wick
ed rebellion, that the power, prosperity, wealih, justice
and liberty of this country wil be brought to their great
est perfection ouly by # Wirê aud judicious legislation for
the just equalizavon f buman righis, and ; "
Whereas, Vhe eympatlies over the reilative conditiun
î_‘r suctety Wil! be notably renuvaled dud improved, there
“ Be it Resolvad, That we the colored people of ch’s city,
in mass-meétitg assemibied, at Lyceum Haill. in New
Orleans, do hercby expre-s our unbouaded and heartfeit
thanks‘to the President of these United States A brahaus
Lincoln and his Cabinet for thé palpableinterest they
take in brhalf 6f the one so aurighteously oppressed
people of Africa’s biood,
Be it further Resolved, That we acknowledge the pow
er, proceeling- and <näctinents of the present Adminis
tration of the Unitèd Siatez, and our sincere prayer i
that its legislative nets may be felt throughout the land,
like the rain and san=hine on Our earthly suit: ,
And be it further Resolved, That as unto God we send
our daily prayers for the weifare, boih temporal and
spiritual of the President aud his family, =0 unto the
sume Great Being we offer up our petitious for the long
er continuance of His servaut, Abraham Lincolu_ in his
present high and responsible positon, anu for.the pro
gressive deve'opment of higher civi-izavion, refinem'nt,
righteousness, truth, p'ace and nation.l happin es vË the
American peoplé.
Mr .Wagner was theu cal ed npon to take the floor,and
gave some very striking trushfue «deas, 1n which he car
ried the audience wuh hvn, he wis understood byak, anvi
we hope well compichended. Mr. Wagner is un out
right champion for hib-ciy. cquatity. truth and friend of
the universai equal righis of mankKiud, aud studious
acholar in-the progress of iihgt,freedom, true science and
the emancipation ol l tirasdom whatever and the en
tire abolition, not oniy of slavery but of tyranny, aris
tocracies, idiers, oporesston, poverty,misery and unhap
piness of the human races. le 15,ÿet young and promise
fair to become promineut 1n 11s Lume. W wish him all
success, Our support is with Hiim aud the wish that a
higher hand may sustam him in his sympat ies aud
works for the oppressed, the prejudiced and downtrod
den. AIl esteem and regard for In gallant impartiality
and courage he di-plays in his modest Ways-and'actions,
After Mr. Wagner’s address, resolution- were framed
and adopted to make arrang-ments for a Colored Ladies
Douglas fair and the mveting adjourned in a perfect
orders. —
Bepartment of the Southe. . …
; ‘ PORT ROYAL, . C. | ‘
General Sarton and the Freedmen.
, HeanquarTers, BeauFoßT, S. C., Nov.S, 1863. |
Cir.wlar to the Supérintendents, Teachers, and Preedmen
in this Deparément: ’Tue United States Tax Comuis
sioners haviag ‘bevn directed by the President 10 «ell
6 ‘ain Foverumeut iands in this Departimet.t, in =mall
patdete, t tà exvesd 320 dores, an opportgnily is uow
|presented for the freedmen to secure homes for them
selves and families, which it is of vital importance
should not be lost. By nearly two years of industry and
g neral good conduct, their condition has so much im
proved as to be apparent to the most casual observer.
Many of them have shown such commendable =kill and
industry in the cultivation of the soil, and with such.
success.ul results, that their capability of carrying on
agricultural operations on their own account is placed
beyond question. j Tn ‘
The President of the United States,, in. limiting the
amount of land which one‘purchaser can buy, has wisely
consulted the greatest good to the greatest number. As
the executive officer here, it gives me-great . pleasure to
assist in carrying out to their largest extent these wiso
and hümane objects of the Government în-furnishing
homes to the homeless. As soon as the suitable suvveys
can be ‘nade, the Freedmen should proceed at once to
loctate on such desirable patches, not to exceed twenty
acres for each head of à family, as they choose. ‘The
theory of selection proposed is, to divide up as nearly as
possible every alternate quarter section among the Freed
men, léaving the other aiternate quarter sectious to such
other persons as may wish to buy. lvery. person, the
head of à family, who carefully marks out the twenty
acres which he propose.: to buy, builds his cabin upon it
as nearly in accordance as possible with Mr, Wiison’s
model house, Will be considered as having a preemption
right in équity to the soil. If he proposes 10 live thère,
and is prepared to' pay the Government the priey foy
the land, he should have an ackuowledged right to pur
chase. ‘ It is highly probabie that u 0 person, would feel
disposed to interfeie with this right. AIl p-rsons heads
of families, above the age of 21 years, who have a suffi
cient amount of money (u trifle over $25), to pay the
Guverument prices for the landa, tweuty acres, should
deposit the same with Mr. A. P. Ketchum, register of
deeds, with'a description of the tract they Wish to pur
chase. Mr. Ketchum wiil give a receipt'ior the money,
and turu it over to Capt. B. W. Hooper, A. D. U,
Treasurer. He will also file à description of thè land,
and at the sale will, if possible, bid in the laud for the
person who has filed the claim, should that person desire
it, ‘All matters of disputes between clarmants will be
settled in accordance with the articles of governance.
On the lands soldat auction to soldiers, ouly one fourth
of the purchase mouey need be paid at the time of
purchase—the remainder in three æears.£
[ rne lolluwiug nained plantällUlS art (U vu Urvpuout ve
by the Lax Commissiouers at private sale to e freed
men, at not less than $l 25 per acre, when the conditions
which- are hérein pretixed vo each class shall have beèen,
complied with : _
Piantations to be sold in 20 acres lots at privaté sale,
after parts of the same shall have been selected for war,
imilitary, naval, revenue, and police purposes, aud, also à
part, not exceeding 160 acres, for à schyol farm,
Ou St. Helena Island—"Biing's Point.” ; |
Ou Coosuw Island—“Coosaw.” u. |
Ou Port Royal Island—“The Old Fort” and “Middle
ton Stuart piace.” | |
Ou Paris Island—“The Means place.” se
Ou Ladies Island—“ White Hall.” 7
Prautations to be suld in 2U acres lots after parts of
the same shall have been reserved for ; war,, military,
naval, revenue, añd police purposes only.
Ladies Island—"Laurel Bay.” [
l'ort'Royal Island—“The Farm,” “Campbell place,”
*Beil pluce,” “Maguolia.” ‘
Pluntations to be sold in 20-acre lots after a school
favm ouly (uot excoeding 160 acres) chall have been
resurved : ÿ / —
On St. H«lena Island—“The Oaks,” Indian Hill,”.
“l'hômas’ Jaines Fripp,” “Cedar Grove,” “MeTureous
tawds, ” “Frogmore,” *Frank Pritchard,” “Oliver Fripp,”
Waüllace piace.” …
Ou Lahes Island—“Orange Grove,” “James Chaplin
place, ” “Pleusant Point,” “John Johnson,” “Springfeld,”
‘Wiliiäms place,” and “ Capers place.” … [
Ou' Port Royal Island—“The Swamp,” “Half-Way
House,” “Gray Hill,” “Oak Mulligan,” “Little Baynard,”
“Rhett,” and “Laurel Bay.” |
Ou Paris Island—"The Fuller place.” |
Piantations to be sold in 20 acre lots at private sale,
without auy reservations : . agis e
Ou St. Helena Island-—“Oakland,” “Hamilton Fripp,”
“Hope place,” “ Woodstock,” “Jane Pritchard,” i“SCOtÙ
plaée,” “Fendon place.”
“ On Coosaw I-land—“Corn Island ””
On Ladies I<land—-‘Hazel Farm.”- ‘
Ou Port Royal I-land —"Poly's grove,”* “John F.
Chuplin,” “Oukland,”*Jericho,” “Oswald,”“Ellis place.”
Ou Paris Island —“Eliiott Place No. 1,” “Blliott place
No. 2,” “ Elliott place No. 3.’ ela3 50
Ît 13 reconmended to the Freedmen to loeate their :20-
acre claims as far as possible upon these plantations,
‘’lhe Superintendents and Teachers in this Department
are hereby directed t 0 spare no exertions to carry out
in good faith the provestons of this Circular, to explain
it carefully to those unider their charge/ to assist the
people by every meaus in therr power to locate their 20-
acre;claims, and to maintain their-right of purchase.. Ît
is believed that this system, if properly carried out, will
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VOL. I-No. 91.

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