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THE NOHTil CAIIOLINA STANDARD : FRIDAY,- JULY 31, 1863.
fLLlAM W. HOLDEN,
EDITOR ASD PROPRIETOR.
.... No. C2.
BiLEu;H: FRIDAY. JULY 31, 1863.
From Gen. Lee's Army.
Gen. Ewell with the advance of his corp3 is said
to ha" beea at CulPePPer Courthouse a few days
u was rcnorted that Gen. Longstxeet's corps
bJ been sent towards Fredericksburg, to engage
the attention of Uen. Sedgwics, wno was reponeu
. t.i tVint nUfa Th lnrjilitv occunicd bv
on ins w aJ l" "" r - 1
the main body of Gen. Lee's army is not stated, out
it i3 probably Culpepper Courthouse. This is
between the Rappahannock and the Rapidan, and not
nrv frr from the Chancellorsville battle ground.
nn the 23d Julv a pretty severe fight occurrea
4t Manassas Gap, between Wright's brigade of
r.r.'ians and a nortioa of the enemy. Our men
m"ht with 6piriL but were forced to retire, our
i, hein? 200 killed, wounded and missing.
It is reported that Grant has joined Meade witn
TtPAmaina to be seen whether Gen. Lee wiii give
i.i - ia rf retire Oil Richmond. If the
enemy should re-occupy Fredericksburg tney win
be between Gen. Lee and Kicnmona.
Wc learn that the Yankee forces, in what num
rs is not known, are supposed to be advancing on
both sides of the Roanoke on Weldon. CoL W. J.
Clarke, of the 24th, telegraphs to Gov. Vance from
e'Jon, July 29th, that a part of Ransom's brigade
met the enemy in large forco on the 28th, about 3
miles from Jackson, Northampton, and aftor an en
gagement of four hours drove them back. Five
companies of the 24th were alone engaged. Our
10S3 two killed, and less than ten wounded.
It is also stated that our forces met the enemy on
the 2Sth, at Fort Branch, in Martin County, on the
south side of the river, and drove them back. No
particulars. The latest rumor is that the enemy
were retreating on both sides of the river. It may
be, however, that the fighting is not over. The
enemy would hardly advance so far into the inte
rior without a large force. If they are aiming at
Weldon, their object is to cut off communication
baween Virginia and the other Southern States.
The loss of Weldon at any time would be serious,
but at this particular time it would be a great ca
lamity. Ve have confidence in the ability of our
troop to hold it against any odds.
The news from Vicksburg is not very important.
The shipment of troops by the enemy up the river
from that place continues. They are believed to be
intended for Richmond. The roads in the Vicks
bar region have been rendered almost impassable
by recent rains.
Fkom Charleston. The conflict continues at
Charleston. The enemy are erecting a new batte
ry on Morris' Island, about 600 yards from battery
Warier. Several additional blockaders and trans
ports had arrived, some of the latter with troops on
board. The news from Charleston up to the 2Sth
states that heavy shelling was going on by the ene
the Confederate Judicial Commissioner of Exchange
ol prisoners has been notified that the federal gov
ernment means to protect all officers under its flag
icitltout reginl to color, and since the Confederates
had persisted in refusing to exchange Yankee offi
cers captured in command of negro troops, the fed
eral government has stopped all exchange of pri
soners. President Davis has set apart Friday the 21st of
August, as a day of humiliation and prayer in the
The Hon. 'William L. Yancey died at his resi
dence, near Montgomery, Ala., on the 27th of July,
after an illness of four weeks, from the effects of
The IItu N. C. Regimext. This gallant regi
ment, certainly one of the finest in the South, was
terribly torn to pieces at Gettysburg. Col. Leven
thorpe was wounded and fell into the hands of the
enemy. Lieut Col. Martin was absent on business
at the time of the fight Mj. Ross was killed.
Capt Armfittld, the senior Captain, was wounded
and fell into the enemy's hands. Capt Bird, the
next highest, commanded the regiment on the third
day's fight We understand that he acquitted him
self with great honor. Whilst others lost their
colors, he brought off those of his regiment with
his own hands. His clothes were struck with balls
in several places, and his thigh grazed with a ball,
though he reports himself not hurt He received
after the fight the highest commendations from
Gen. Pettigrew. Every commissioned officer of his
company who was present, was killed. Four hun
dred men of Leventhorpe's regiment were lost in
that fearful struggle. What a terrible slaughter of
some of the best men in the State I
We had the pleasure of seeing our friend the
Hon. "Bedford Brown, of Casweil, in the City on
Thursday, in excellent health. Col. B., though
considerably advanced in years, is as active and en
ergetic as many of our young men.
Mr. John R. D. Shepard, of this City, has receiv
ed the appointment of aid to Brigadier General Mar
tin, with the rank of Lieutenant Like many other
young men, Mr. S. left the University before grad
uating for the purpose of entering the army.
A Cocxterfeit. A friend has shown us a $2 bill,
purporting to have been issued by the Bank of
Wilmington, which is one of the most ridiculous
counterfeits we have ever seen; It is very badly
printed, on flimsy paper, dated " Hanover, N. C,
August 1, 1862," and signed H. L. Martin, Presi
dent This bill was put in circulation in Wilkes
County, in this State. Like other counterfeit of a
similar character, it was no doubt printed and sent
out in the neighborhood of the Virginia salt-works.
Leather. A friend calls our attention to the fact,
that though North-Carolina furnishes shoes for her
own soldiers the agents of the Confederate govern
ment are impressing leather in this State for the
Confederate army. This is unjust, and ought not
to be submitted to. This State cannot furnish shoes
for her own soldiers, and leather besides for the
hoops of other States. The supply is small, and
ill be needed by our people at home. If these
agents are permitted to go on impressing, hundreds
nd thousands of our white females will be without
shoes the coming winter. We thought it was un
derstood, when our State undertook to shoe and
clothe her own troops, that the Confederate govern
ment would not permit its agents to impress cloth
and leather in North-Carolina. This was the bar
E1 Let the bargain be kept as it was made.
Who are the Traitors 1
John Mitchell, of the Richmond Fnquirer,Kii
his followers, pronounce the Editor of the Standard
We have uniformly supported the war, the Con
federate government, the sovereignty of the States,
and we have labored to prevent a subversion of the
Confederate Constitution; John Mitchell and his
followers have not done as much for the war as our
friends have, nor have they shown any respect tor
the Constitution or the rights of the sovereign States.
On the contrary, they have declared that Courts,
Congresses, and Legislatures are nuisance, they
have blotted out State lines as far as they could, and
they are now preparing to erect a military Dicta
torship over the people and over the States. Who
are the traitors ? Not those who support the war,
and at the same time strive to maintain the govern
ment and the rights of the States not those who
uphold the Courts, and insist that our Congress and
our Legislatures shall not be abolished, but those
who would subvert the government itself by changing
its character, and placing a Dictator over our heads.
These are the traitors, and John Mitchell and his
followers are the men proved to be so by their acts.
The power to make war and the power to make
peace is lodged with the Confederate government
We advocate the exerciso of the peace-making as
well as the war-making power, and we do so in
strict accordance with the Constitution itself. Is
there any treason in that f We invoke the power
of the very Constitution which John. Mitchell and
his followers would trample down, in order if pos
sible to arrest this awful war; but John Mitchell
and his followers, animatedly a spirit as Satanic as
the pit itself, call for more blood, and urge our
people to stake their all on the same throw with
the most desperate political gamblers that ever
cursed any country. We call for no peace which
will not preserve the rights of the sovereign States
and the institutions of the South', and yet John
Mitchell, who has no stake in tho institutions of
the South, and no respect for the rights of the
States, pronounces us a traitor because we make
this call. Let the people judge let them say who
is the traitor.
The proudest and mightiest nations have not
thought it beneath their dignity to negotiate while
they fought All wars are waged for peace. The
great Napoleon frequently negotiated while his
armies were in the field, and gave and accepted
terms. England has pursued the same course. So
has Russia. What are we fighting for f For war t
Nay, God forbid! but for peace. Shall we bo
stronger six months hence than we are now ?
But if the views of John Mitcholl and his fol
lowers are to prevail if Courts, and Congresses,
and Legislatures, and Constitutions are to be abol
ished if military despotism is to take the place of
civil liberty, and tho sovereign States are to be
blotted out, then this war is being fought in vain;
and the traitors John Mitchell and his followers
who will thus have betrayed and destroyed the
cause, will be eternally infamous.
" Aid and Comfort to the Yankees." The Wil
mington Journal copies, without rebuke or dissent,
and in such a connexion as apparently to endorse
its assertions, an extract from a yankee letter pur
porting to have been written at Newbern, June 30tli,
containing the following paragraph :
4 An elaborate article appeared in the Raleigh
Standard on the 23d, believed to be from the pen of
the Hon. W. A. Graham, denying the right of seces
sion from the federal Union, aliirming the right of
coercion by tho federal government, exclaiming
against the prorjr-etv of and any just cvase for tho
ponaing assSuics against me union, anu sirungiy
asserting the right of any State to withdraw at will
from the Confederate States."
We did not read the article alluded to, and there
fore do not know (or indeed believe) that its con
tents justified the above description of it ; but one
of us happening to be in Raleigh when it appeared,
learned beyond all question that it was written by
a different person from Gov. Graham. Fay. Obs.
The Observer is correct The article referred to
was not written by Gov. Graham, but by a gentle
man who resides many miles west of Hillsborough.
Neither are the contents of the article correctly
stated by the Yankee paper from which the Journal
quotes, which the latter might easily have seen by
examining the article itself. The main object of
the writer was to show the absurdity of the posi
tion taken by President Davis in his last message,
that the States who were parties to the old Confed
eration seceded from that Confederation when they
established the federal Union. The writer showed
this most conclusively. Incidentally, and a3 a part
of the history of that day, he also noticed the fact that
leading statesmen affirmed, while others opposed the
right of coercion in the federal government ; but
there was no argument in favor of such right, and
no "exclaiming against the propriety of and any
just cause for the pending assaults against the
This article, which was signed "Davidson" at
tracted very general attention, and was attributed
to several of our ablest statesmen. Another com
munication from the same source, appears in our
We agree with the Observer that " the indiscre
tions of North-Carolina papers, in libeling such men
as Gov. Graham and many others that might be
named, have been the sole cause of the notion that
prevails at the North and to some degree in our
Bister States, of the existence of a strong Union
party in this State." But we go further and say,
that presses which pursue such a course commit a
great crime agsirmt society and against their coun
try ; that the motive for the crime is personal and
political hatred ; and the object sought to be accom
plished is the destruction of the influence and good
name of Conservatives, at any sacrifice. For one,
wo have no confidence in such presses, and never
expect to have. They kiss only to betray.
See advertisement of Dr. Fisher, in our paper to
day, for a Matron for the Insane Asylum of this
We are indebted to the courtesy of Mr. Neathery,
of the Adjutant-General's oOBce, for the following
full and correct list of North-Carolina field officers
who have lost their lives in the service :
Me- Holdbs: Permit me to correct the list of General
Field Officers of North-Carolina Regiments which hare
fallen in this war, as published in your lust paper.
Major (Jbxkrai. William D. Pender.
BaiUADittt li unheals Lawrence O'B. Braucb, George
B. Anderson, J. Johnston Pettigrew.
Coloxlls Monitor! S. Stokes, Charles C. Tew, Gaston
Mearen, Charles F. Fisher, Isaac E. Avery, Reuben P.
Campbell, 1'biletus W. Huberts, (died.) Robert M. McKin
uev, Champ Davis, Thomas J. Purdie, Matthew Davis,
(died,) Solomon Williams, Henry K. Burgwynn, Richard
II. Riddick, Charles C. Lee, George . Singeltary, J. Henry
Morehcad, (died,) James C. S. McDowell 18.
Likutsmant Colonels John C. Badham, Junius L. Hill,
Franklin J. Faison, Rufus K. Pepper, Sanders Fulton,
Robert II. Gray, (died,) Christopher C. Cole, Thomas L.
Lowe, (died.) Eli H. Miller, Oliver H. Petway, John A.
Graves, M. Thomas Smith 12.
Majors Tristrim L. Skinner, John Howard, Absolora
K. Simonton, John B. Andrews, (died,) Henry MacRae,
(died ) Thomas N. Crumpler, John H. Whitaker, Egbert
A. Ross, David P. Rowe, Ed. Dixon, (died,) Laban Odell,
Edmund J. Christian, Abner B. Carmichaul, Thomas W.
Mayhew, Joseph U- Sanders, John M. Kelly, Archibald D.
Crudup, Benjamin R. Hmke, James S. Whitehead 19
I have not included in this list Colonels Leaventliorpe,
Christie and Marshall, Lieut. Col. Parks and Maj, Richard
son reported to bare been killed or to have died or wounds
received in me rate utfuw, uu """ -
It is not to be expected that any thing we may
say will have any influence with the administration
at Richmond. Nevertheless we must perform our ,
duty as a North-Carolinian, and as a well-wisher to
the Confederate cause. Mr. Davis could, if he j
.would, soon remove all causes of serious discontent
in this State, and unite our people as one man. We tell v
him most solemnly and most respectfully that Mr.
Bradford will not be able to collect the tithes in V
The following communication, from a highly re- i:
i - it 1-?.1vtr1 TO oil i
spcciaoie source, contains truin piamij v.. v--pressed
For the Standard.
To President Davis: Allow me to say you are
wrong in your exclusion of North-Carolinians from
the honors of the half million of places and offices
which you fill with men from other States. Let
me tell you it is a dangerous error to fill as you
have done, and are doing, various posts ia North
Carolina with able-bodied conscripts from other
States, when there are capable and meritorious
wounded in North-Carolina who could fully discharge
the duties. Your Tithingman lor North-Carolina is
6aid to be a graduate of West Point, by birth a Penn
sylvanian, by adoption a Virginian ; a warm South
ern man before tho enemy appeared at Norfolk, af
ter they did come he betook himself to the back woods
of North-Carolina. From his appearance, I take it
the call to 45 included him as a conscript; and
now, by your action, you take him out and expect
the people to be quiet under such degradation and
disgrace. Vain expectation, Mr. President The
Governor has told you that the appointment was
giving dissatisfaction. You will learn, perhaps, too
late, that it is creating a ferment that "Vou cannot
allay. By the appointment you do injustice to
the people of North-Carolina you do injustice to
the army of the Confederacy. Make,' Mr7 Presidetit,
your Tithingman a Brigadier; put him in command
of a North-Carolina brigade ; if he will lead them
fearlessly to face the enemy, as Pettigrew did, as
Anderson did, as Burgwyn did, as Stokes did, as
Fisher did, as Crumpler did, as Campbell did, as
Lee did, as Carmichael did, a3 Champ. Davis did,
our people will follow and love him while he leads,
and reverence and lament him when he falls. You
limit the Tithingman in his collection of our pro
ducts; you can't limit tho opprobrium which he i3
sure to collect You will have store-houses for the
tithes ; where will you put the opprobrium which
he collects? Castle Thunder and the Bastlie at
Salisbury can't hold it
Let me conclude, Mr. President, by saying you
are wanting " in fear." I don't mean that fear which
destroys a man's faculties and renders him incapa
ble of acting, but that sort of fear which enables a
man to foresee a coming evil, to measure it, to ex
amine his powers of resistance, to ballance the evil
of opposition or defeat, and if he thinks he must be
ultimately overpowered, leads him to find a good
escape in good time. I can see no possible disgrace
in feeling this sort of fear, and in listening to its
suggestions. I should not think a man brave but
mad who did not feel such fear in such fearful times
as these. Yours for the war, CATO.
Pincville, July 2Gth, 1SC3.
Federal and Foreign Affairs.
The New York Hcraldot the 25th of July contains
a lengthy dispatch from Washington, of which the
following is the substance. We give it for what it
U worth :
" It is now admitted by the most sanguine mem
bers ot the Administration that never were our For
eign Alfairs in so menacing a state. England, so
official advices indicate, has determined to furnish
the South with an iron-clad navy ; and it is equally
certain that tho Emperor of France has raado up his
mind definitely to interfere in our domestc affairs.
The fall of Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the rebel
defeat at Gettysburg, will not, it is believed by the
most sagacious friends of the administration, alter
the character of the action France and England have
determined to adopt On the contrary, the moment
there isdangerof the North overpowering the South,
intervention "v!!l bu tried to compel a separation,
upon wnicn England and France are determined
England to cripple the power of this great Republic,
and France to preserve her dominion over Mexico.
With these indications before them, Seward and the
President are convinced that this is the most critical
time, so far as regards our relations with foreign
powers, since tho commencement of the war. From
what I hear I am inclined to believed that measures
are now on foot to put an end to the war. It is not
impossible that we may see a 6udden chango of
parties next month."
For the Standard.
PUBLIC MEETING IN WAKE COUNTY.
At a meeting of the people of Little River district,
Wake County, held at Rosenburg on the 24th July,
on motion of B. T. Strickland, Dr. G. M. Cooley
was called to the chair, and Harrington Daniel was
appointed Secretary. On motion, B. T. Strickland,
A. R. Uorton, and H. Daniel were appointed a com
mittee to report resolutions. The committee soon
after reported tho following resolutions through
their chairman, which were unanimously adopted :
Whereas, The timo has arrived when the peo
ple of North-Carolina should watch their own rights
and interests with a jealous eye; and wuereas we,
a portion of the people, have thought proper to
meet together to express our views in relation to
the policy pursued towards this State by the Con
federate government, and to take a position in de
fence of our liberties, pledging our lives, our for
tunes, and our sacred honor in defence of the rights
and honor of the State, whether against kings
abroad or tyrants at home. Therefore
Resolved, That the course of the administration
at Richmond towards North-Carolina has been any
thing but fair. While she has sent more men to
the field than any other State according to popula
tion, and while her sons have every where fought
and charged the enemy with unsurpassed courage,
she receives but little credit for valor or patriotism.
and has fewer Generals than any other State to
command her troops. Our people have long com
plained of this injustice, but thus far their com
plaints have been disregarded.
Resolved, That North-Carolina has men as well
qualified to examine and enrol her conscripts as
can be sent here from the City of Richmond ; and
the course pursued in this respect towards the
State is an insult to tho intelligence of her people.
Resolved, That we utterly abhor the appointment
of one Bradford as chief Tithingman from Virginia
for North-Carolina. North-Carolina has plenty of
men to fill such offices, and we demand his re
moval. Resolved, That the President having called upon
the Governor of the State for more troops, we deem
the call unjust until other States have furnished
their quota, so as to make the number furnished by
them equal to that heretofore furnished by us.
Resolteii, That it is a great crime, at a timo like
this, to conceal the truth from the people. From
the beginning of this war until the present the en
emy has gained slowly but surely upon us, and but
for the extraordinary courage of our troops, their
flag would long since have floated from all our cap
itols. Resolved, That wo favor a proposition of peace
to the enemy upon such terms as will guarantee to
us all our rights upon an equality with the North ;
and if such a proposition should be made to and re
jected by them, we would be willing to die to the
last man upon the battle field in defence of those
rights and that equality. We feel that it is time to
consult reason and common sense, and to discard
prejudice and passion. The people must look and
act upon things as they are.
Resolved, That peace cannot be reached merely
by fighting. This, we think, is now apparent to
all. The birth of a nation is a great event, and so
is the decay and death of a nation. Unless Provi
dence should smile upon us and we see no indica
tions that ne will the war will go on .until one
side or the other shall conquer.
Therefore Resolved, That we commit our cause
to the hands of God, and trust we are ready to bow
with humble submission to His wilL We are wil
ling, in the last resort, to accept the least of tho
evils that appear to be before us, and have peace
again upon honorable terms.
Resolved, That we heartily endorse the course of
the North-Carolina Standard.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
G. M. COOLEY, Ch'n.
H. Daniel, Seo.
For the Standard.
PUBLIC MEETING IN MOORE COUNTY.
At a meeting of the citizens of Moore County,
held at Ritter's Musterground, on Saturday the 25th
instant, on motion of T, W. Ritter, Jno. A. Barrett
was called to the chair, and Win. R. Bryant appoint
The Chairman, in a few appropriate remarks, hav
ing explained the object of the meeting, on motion
of J. L. Ritter, Dabney Phillips, T. W. Ritter, J.
R. McLemore, R. W. Barrett and Isham Wallace
were appointed a committee to draft resolutions ex
pressive of the sense of the meeting, who reported,
through their Chairman, the following resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted :
Whereas, The time has arrived when the people
of North Carolina should guard with jealous care
their rights and their liberties, and look with an
eye single to their interest, we deem it our duty, as
freemen of North-Carolina, to meet in public coun
cil and express our views in regard to the policy of
the Confederate government has thought proper to
pursue towards North-Carolina, and take a position
upholding and defending the liberties of the people
of the State, pledging our lives and fortunes, and
our sacred honor in her defence, whether against
kings abroad or tyrants" at home. Therefore be it
Resolved, That the course of the Confederate gov
ernment towards North-Carolina from the beginning
of the war has been anything but fair and honorable,
and that let her blood flow ever so freely, not a
word is said or charitable act done to honor the valor
or patriotism of her sons.
Resolved, That notwithstanding North-Carolina
has furnished more men in proportion to her inhab
itants than any other State to prosecute this war,
she has fewer Brigadiers and Major Generals to
command them than any other State ; of the in
justice of which the people have long complained,
hut as yet their complaints have been entirely dis
Resolved, That while North-Carolina I has able
anu stuiuui puysicians ituu omcers, competent 19
perform the duties assigned them, the Confederate
government has sent to this State physicians and
officers from Richmond to examine and enroll her
conscripts, thereby treating with contempt the in
telligence of the State.
Resolved, That the appointment of one Bradford,
(a Virginian,) chief Tithingman for North-Carolina,
is an insult to the State f that wo demand his re
moval, and that some North-Carolinan be appointed
in his stead.
Resolved, That North-Carolinians are capable of
performing any duties assigned them by the Con
federate government, and we protest against the
practice of appointing men from other States to per
form duties within her borders which her own sons
can do as well.
Resolved, That the Davis administration having
called upon the Governor for seven thousand militia,
we deem it unjust to the best interest of the State
that any more troops be furnished until other States
have furnished their just quota of men.
Resolved, That in view of the bad treatment this
State has received at the hands of the Confederate gov
ernment and the insults constantly heaped upon her,
wedecm itthedutyofall North-Carolinians to demand
their discontinuance, or we shall, in self defence, bo
compelled to take a position where we can take care
of ourselves ; and we call upon the people of North
Carolina to hold meetings in their respective Coun
ties and declare whether they shall be freemen or
Resolved, That we are opposed to the suspension
of tho writ of habeas corpus, except in contingences
contemplated by the Constitution ; that we are in
favor of free speech and the freedom of the press
two of the greatest bulwarks of liberty ; that strict
subordination of the military to the civil authorities
is a cardinal principle in a free government, and
should not bo departed from.
Resolved, That the representative is responsible
to his constituents, and should be held to a strict
Resolved, That we are utterly opposed to closed
doors and secret sessions, as being contrary to the
genius of our institutions.
Resolved, That we are in favor of establishing a
national judiciary, that the rights of the people
my ho ascertained and declared under the Consti
tution und laws of the land.
Recited, That we highly approve the actiuu of
the Supreme Court of North Carolina in enquiring
into the cause of the capture and detention of cer
tain citizen? as conscripts, and in discharging those
that were illegally restrained of their liberties,
thus affording to the citizens of the State the bles
sing of liberty which was virtually denied to them
by the Congress of the Confederacy, in neglecting to
establish a Supreme Court
Resolved, That we are in favor of a just and equi-
( table system of taxation, so that all classes may bear
! their burthens equally ; we are, therefore, opposed
to the tithe system incorporated in the tax bill of
Congress, discriminating against and taxing the la
bor and industry of the agricultural classes.
.' Resolved, That the present bloody and inhuman
' war has raged long enough without any profit or
' material advantage to either the North or the South ;
' we therefore call upon our representatives in the
next Congress to use their utmost endeavors to ob
: tain a cessation of hostilities and a termination of
i our present struggle, in a just, honorable and last
Resolved, That we do not intend to submit any
longer to the gross insults to North-Carolina from
; tho Confederate government at Richmond, in the
appointment of officers from other States to offices
in North-Carolina ; and we appeal to the Governor
j of this Sute to take some step by which tho rights
' of the people of the State of North-Carolina maybe
! Resolved, That W. W. Holden is one of the ablest
! and boldest defenders of the rights of the people in
the State, and we recommend the Standard to eve
ry lover of liberty, and to all who are opposed to
! despotism at home or abroad.
Resolved, That these proceedings be published in
' the Raleigh Standard and Fayetteville Observer.
'. JNO. A. BARRETT, Chm'n.
Wm. R. Bevaxt, Sec.
1 For the Standard.
PUBLIC MEETING IN WAKE COUNTY.
At a meting of the people of Beaver Creek dis
trict, held at Vrilliam H. Partrick's, on the 25th
July, 1SG3, on motion K. Johnson, Esq., was called
to the chair, and T. T. Holland and C. S. Jinks were
After tho chairman bad explained the object of
'the'meetingy-on motion he was requested to appoint
a committee of five to draft resolutions expressive
of the views of the meeting. The chairman then
appointed the following as the committee: Gray.
Jones, John Merritt Joseph Weatherspoon, Charles
Penny, and Win. II. Partrick ; and on motion the
chairman wa3 added to the committee. The com
mittee retired and after a time returned, and report
ed the following resolutions, which, after some ap
propriate remarks from the chairman, were unan
imously adopted :
Wuereas, The people of the South were prom
ised peaceable secession, and have not realized it,
but with sorrow have felt its awful effects; and
whereas, North-Carolina has been raked for sol
diers as with a fine tooth comb, while the law has been
partially executed in other States ; and whereas,
the government at Richmond is the people's crea
ture, and that creature is forgetful of its creator,
and is converting itself into a patizan machine, to
bestow offices and patronage on favorites, while
North-Carolina and North-Carolinians are neglected.
Resolved, That the chief Tithingman for North
Carolina ought to be removed, and a Conservative
North-Carolinian appointed in his place.
Resolved, That we are for peace, and to that end
the President is hereby requested to suspend hos
tilities ahd propose a Convention of all the States to
accomplish the same.
Resolved, That in our humble opinion a further
drain upon our white population might result in
inciting the slaves to insubordination, and might
lead tothe most serious consequences: and His Ex
cellency Governor Vance is requested to lot no more
troops go from this State.
Resolved,- That W. W. Holden is a bold and fear
less defender of our rights; and we pledge our
property, our lives, and our sacred honor to the sap
port of our rights and his support
Resolse-l, That the Standard and Progress- be re
quested to publish the proceedings of this meeting.
xr innvnv nv,m-
T. T. Holland,
C. S. Jinks,
From Tennessee S offer loss of the People, j
Chattakooga. Julv 27. A small souad of Yankees ap- 1
peared at Ltridgport this morning, and attempted to cap- j
ture a steamboat. Our pickets gave them such a warm re- 1
eeption that they fled precipitately.
Parties from Middle Tennessee represent that the suffer
ings of the people in that portion of the State are horrible.
Some of the most wealthy families are drawing rations
from the Federal commissary, and others are compelled to
beg bread for their families in the camp of the enemy.
'Important movement In New Orleans.
Richmond. Jul 27. The French citizens in New Or
leans bare requested the French Vice-Consul there, to pe
tition the Emperor to send to the Mississippi several ves
sels of war to afford them refuge and protection, ia view of
me cmicai position in which tbey are placea.
Nothing is knn i of the movement against Weldon
except that it ia made in considerable force, and probably
from two points. That it will fail completely, is confi
dently expected, because of the unusual forces in place to
meet it The chief importance of the movement is not the
damage it could do at Weldon, but the interruption of com
munication with Charleston in the present juncture; and
its chief significance is the manifestation of the anxiety
felt by the enemy to make such an interruption. There is
little doubt entertained that a more formidable assault
will shortly be made on Charleston than has yet been
made. The great seaport must be taken at all hazards
before the European interference, now seriously apprehend
ed at Washington, arrives to render its capture forever
impossible. Bichmond Examiner, Jul) 29.
For the Standard.
Hiadq'rs. 28th N. C. Tboops, )
July 17th, 1863. J
. Ma. Editob: I send yon a list of the men and officers
that crossed the Potomac with Gen Lee's army into Penn
sylvania. I desire it published for the friends of the regi
ment at home to know who are the men that do not straggle
or fall out by the way to keep from duty, and in honor to
the brave ones who are willing to serve their country in
good faith. Those marked thus are the ones who crossed
over last summer and fought bravely in the campaign.
Company A Capt E F Lovill, Lieuts E T Thompson,
M H Normon Sergt W B Holv6eld, C T Thompson , J
W Cockernam, Corpla F Snow, W S Blackwood, privates
J " Denwm, j i BiacKwooo, vy b, a J Bo bet J
H Cfaildent, k
A i Chandler, w Center.
Center.I W Collinn H ft
W H MursOvF
Moore, M CTarkes, A Stanly J Shrnp-
shier D P Smith, T Sprinkle, J Tate, S Wood , R Wood,
nr J rriiiio, n. yt Diie, la Li I or.
B Capt T T Smith Lieuts H J Costlier, R Dorman
penier.- w u carpenter, F T Carpenter, L R Cleme J
vicuauttw. a- luiv-is, u xi rora.ti a nova, a o rnday. f
" " la ui-aves, n n uasion,w uuttstetter, E M i
Hnffstetter, M V Hois, W H Hawkins J C Hoffman, J
II Hoffman, T F Hoffman, G Hines, R Jenkins, A J Jen- '
kins, D A Simebvo W A Sawina- W F Lewis J J I .AW- 4
is,- v ai laogan,- t w jbepen, J Jj Mclntost
J A Marrow J O Murry, C Niel, P Niel,
Rhyne A M Rhyne, E L Pigrum, J Shaw
R B Stone, M Stroupe, T L Sanders, J
is,- v ai nogan,- t w ipen, J Ja Mcintosh, J F Murphv.
A a Khvne. A
Shaw J W Shields,
ra. J R Xawia W K
Thomas, F W Thompson, W A Wiatt, W E Wuitesides,
ias, r w TUompson, W A Wiatt, VY
C-;-Capt T J Linebargcr, Lieats
-Cant T J Linebargcr, Lieats M A Thornburg, E C
in, M M. Thornburg, Sergts D Kincade, L Lineberger,
jitile. J W Williams, Corpl M A Sigman, P J Her-
J A Little,
mon, private G A Abernethy, A Bolch, L Bolch, D A Bum
garner, M Uarger, A J Clemer, A Cook, L Cook, A H
Conrad, A L Campbell, J C Carter. S Connel, D J
Drum, A Edwards, J A Fry E N Fry, A J Fradv, J
Goodson, J M Grice, D Hefner, G Hefner, S Hefner,
A Heiman, R I) Herman, G D Herman, D N Hawu, J
Huffman, D W Huffman, J F Houston, J M Houston, W
A Harwell, L Holler, E Killian J E Killian, A P Line
barger, J L Linebarger, E M Link, W A Martin, W J
Miller, H Miller, II H Poovey, D A Poovcy, J A Poovey
L Poovey, H F Poovey, S Fryor, D Pryor, C Pitts, J A
Reynolds, J A Spencer, W H Labock, H P Summit, F A
Setzer, D Sype, J L Tnrbvfill, A E Townsan, A E Fount.
D Capt J A Randall, Lt E Moose, Serg'ts M J Eudy, J
M Easly M Lewder, H A Parker, Corpl M Ricbee, Pri
vates, A Erwin, W II Crowell, C Carpenter, A Carpen
ter L Coley. J W Davis. C K Fisher H Huneycutt, J
W Howel, D Herin, J M Hatley. J H Lirly, A R Miller. A
D Miller J P March J C Mault, B R Maulden , W C
Morrow, B Perry, N C Pennington, I) W Plyler, J C Sell,
A Sides, A Sides, jr., J Sides, J W Sides, D E Smith. J A
Whitaker, W O Tew W Newbv R Stoker, J Richie.
E Capt N Clark. Lts T S Green, E Hurlev Serg'ts
I Williams, J A Crawford, J n Fraser , E Hall,"j M Luth
er, Privates, W T Lisk D B Allen, J H Ballard. R H
Byrd, O C Brewer, A W Boss, J Callis N L Cook W
Gada G H Uunsncker, J C Hasten. J T Lisk , S Morris,
E J McJennis. G W McRae, H G McDonell A M Awlay.
T A Parsons J C Parker W Phillips, J A Redden, W
A Smith, J M Stafford, P T Tolburt, J W Wade, D W
Weisner, S E Weisuer.
F Capt T V Apperson, Lts J T Truelove W A Marler,
J M Starling Sergs J C Brown, A T Randleman, F A
Mvers, Corp J K P Brown, Privates A Apperson, B F
Adams T D Creson, L Chopliu , G W Blakely, J W Biuk
lev, W T Dickson, F G..ugh D Hicks. J Hicks, I? J Nor
man. R A Pack, J W Tuckett, Jas W Tacket, J P Well,
J U Woten, A Z Brown J M Kirk J G NicbeWon, W
D Kellv, J D Conrad.
0 Capt E J Morrow, Ltents O W McAuley, E S Ed
wards, Sergt s D F Morrr.w, W F Edwards, E A Martin,
Corp'ls S G Rvan, J S Durham. Privates Jas Brockwell,
Jno Broctwelf, J Bishop, J Canadv, R L Cates, J Cheek,
W E Crabtree, H C Crawford, L Daniel, J H Durham, R
A Durham. T M Durham, W J Durham, U A Edwards, T
W Howard, L Lloyd L J Llnyd, J A Morris, W G Poin
dexier, P H Poindexter, S A Poe, J A Roberson, A G
Roberson, M Smith. J L Smith, C P Snipes, N Straugho,
H C Sikcs, J L Thompsou, J G Vickers, S Workman, G
H Capt G G Holland Lieuts M A Lowe, S A Sim
mons, D B Smith, Sergts L Mai hen v, J J Rollins; Corpls
B E Hughs J W Lee, J C Holland, Privates W T Bar
nett, Still Bridges, G M Green J C Green, P G Gold,
J B Gillaspie, J M Gillasnie, J Hamuck P A Holland, W
K U; A McCraw, W D McSwain, W T Privitt, J T.
1 Lieuts S S Bobannon, J H Snow, Sergts C D Hen
dricks D C Cosv ; Corpl W A Tesh, Privates H Bundny,
P U Baity W'M Carter, W H Childers. N C Dozier, J O
Dauner, W R Gentry, J E Hobson, D F Hobson, G B
Harding, Jones Holcomb, Bloom Holcomb, J T Holcomb,
D C Hall, Isaac Uutchins. C V Hutchius, L W Johnson, E
lanng, J H Martin, J r , B T McKaughn, J H Martin, Jonas
Mackie, E H Keece, G T Reynolds, T A Smith, E Stinson,
T G Scott, L A Todd U Whitehead, B W Weatherman,
J T Wishon, L J Barker, S W Dozier, W L Jarvis, A R
Joyce, Iredell Evans, Isaac Moore.
K Lieuts J 11 Crowell, A N Stone, J T Biles, Sergts
W J Ross D M Ross. U C Page, C Furn, Corpls D All
mon, D D Smith. S P Forris, W A C Biles, Privates G W
Uetbcock. G L Hclhcock, B F Boll A C Burns W A
Host, W F Crowel. W Carrico, Wil Carrico, D D Davis,
J E Eudy , J W Eudy. D W Eury, L R Fanner, J E Fish
erman J T Howell, D A Hatlev, J M Hinson, N F Hetb
eock. D J Holt, S Harkey. G E" Kirk, A C Mabra, E H
Milton , C J McSwain, D W Moody, S C McKinley, T
llotlev, S J Hash J Nelson, G Russel, J A Randel, G
P Ross, E R Smith, B F Smith C Shortle , W F Swarin
gen, H C Swaringen, C C Thompson, A Vanhoy, T Whit
Fey. G C Smith D W Rogers.
Many of the above are left, never more to return.
Respectfully, W. H. A. SPEER,
Lieut. CoL Com'dg.
For the Standard.
W. W. Holdek, Esq. : The time is approaching when the
voters of the Third Congressional District will be called
upon to vote for some one to represent them in the House
of Representatives of the Congress of the Confederate
nt Smithfield, as one well qualified and capable of filling
States, permit me to present the name of Lovbbd Eldeidce,
that honorable position. Mr Eldridge is a sound lawyer
and an able man, and no gentleman whose name has been
suggested in connexion with this positiou would make a
more faithful and able represcntative,?nor one whom the
voters in this part of the district would take more pleasure
in voting for ; be is also a sound Conservative.
S. P. H.
JohtwtoB County, July 24, 1SC3.
SAMUEL II. CHRISTIAN FOR CON
GRESS. Many of the citizens of Moot Cnaoty de
sire to vote for SAM DEL H. CHRISTIAN, of Montgora.
ry County, aa a representative in Congress front tb 7th
July 10, 1863. 85 td.
A. WHITAKER WILL DELIVER NO
a ponds from his Store until paid for. The above is
intended for all who may wish to purchase from him.
Raleigh, July SO, 1 803. 62
ASH OR NO TRADE, AT
js.. a. uuiiAik.au a.
Raleigh, July 80, 183. . 62
O MEMORANDUMS FOR A FEW DAYS
at E. A. WH1TAKEK a.
Raleieb July 80. 13C3. 2
A FEW KEGS LAGER BEER FOR SALE
at K. A. WHITKER'S.
Raleigh, July 80, 18R3. 62
IMPORTANT SALE. OM WEDNESDAY
the 12 tb day of August next, on the premises of the
late Wesley O. Smith, in Wake County, I, as administra
tor of the deceased, will expose to public sale the perish
able property belonging to tbe estate, consisting in part of
several hundred bushels of fine wheat, the stock of bogs,
horses, cows, and sheep, household and kitchen furniture.
(arming utensils, io.
rming utensils, ic. t
Terms-a credit of six months will be given, and booeV'
with good security required. I
tinon snuiirit u I
July 80, 1SC3.
TMPORTANT SALES AT AVCT'
Ja.urday, Autst 1st, will bo sol ,
DnAm Ini.jla.at 1 fll I V J fllf 1 -
setts new Buggy Axles, coirpJe jnd hand Buggy ; S
Broad and narrow Belting; wide ; Swedes Iron ;
ing of condemned Flow a4 T .omiasary Stors, consist
best Smoking Tobacoa - -"icon ; 2 dox. new Club Axes ;
Tallow Candles CiK i"pe nd bags ; 6 boxes prime
barrel Gun ; Ri W. T -fas by keg or barrel ; 1 good double
4c, Ac AW - Allspice, Suuff; best Boston Match.cs,
Skins and. v' expected to arrive a lot of imported tWf
JAS. M. TOWLE3, AucL
j,", , On Friday nigbt sales of Shoes, Ready made Cloth-
g'. Blockade Goods, ttc , tic.
I Raleigh, July 80, 1863. 62 It.
r. w one, a a Towrence, ci li Wnitesides Corols :
M r oster, J T Carpenter, J S Cloneger, nri vates J L Ali- .'
, M la Abernathy. S M Abernathr J Carnantar f! P.f. !
At the residence of the bride's father, on the morning of
the 23d inst., by Be v. B. F. ilarable. Rev. J. D. Hutham,
of Raleigh, to Miss Mast A., daughter of CoL Thomas L
Faison, of Sampson.
HEADQUARTERS ENROLLING OFFICE,
Fifth District, Oxford, N. C, July 25th, 1863. Ia
obedience to General Orders No. 14, Col. Peter Mallett,
Commandant of Conscripts, N. C, Commanding Officers of
the several Regiments of Militia in the 5th Congressional
District of North-Carolina, comprising the Counties of
Franklin, Nash, Warren, Granville, Wake and Orange,
will assemble all white male persons " between 18 and 45
years of age, who have not already received certificates of
exemption or detail," at the following times and places,
for final enrcllncent and examination by the Medical Board :
4Clh Regiment N. C. Militia, Franklin county, at Louis
burg, August 20th.
Augusf 2dmen' N' C Mi,itia NMh eountTf at Nashville,
87 th Regiment N. C. Militia, Warren county, at Warren
ton, August 24ih.
42d Regiment N. C. Militia, Granville county, at Oxford.
August 26th. "
43d Regiment N. C. Militia, Granville county, at Oxford.
88th Regiment V. C. Militia, Wake county, at Raleigh.
August 29th and 81st. 1
89th Regiment N. C. Militia, Wake county , at Raleigli.
September 1st. - . 8
118th Regiment N. C. Militia, Wake county, at Raleieh.
45th Regiment N. C. Militia, Orange county, at Hills
borough, September 4th '
4fith Regiment N. C. Militia, Orange county, at Hills
borough, September 6th and 7th.
A. LANDIS, Jb ,
Enrolling Officer 5th District N. C.
H. W. CAFFEY,
Asst. Surg. P. A. C. S.
W. H. DAVIS, M. D.,
H. C. HERN DON, M.D,
, , Examining Bon d.
July 80, 18fi3. 2-w4sw2w.
ATTENTION COMPANY D, 3STH REflT.
N. C. MILITIA 1 Notice is berebv ciren to all whita
male persons, residing in Raleigh District No. 2, who ar
between the ages of 18 and 50, and not in the Confederate
service-. s guwar at the Cwm Intfmw iii'3igi,rH h .mP
Saturday, the 1st of August, 18h8, at lOo'elook! A. M
This includes all who Tiv want nf r.oatiiu ur.
- - wa w iid ea-uu a i teal
frL out'de the old corporation limits for two miles.
All between theasres of 18 and 50 must appear.
By order of Gov. Vakcb: J. C. S. LUMSDEN,
d i v i i -o.- Capt. Commanding.
Raleigh, July 30, 1863. 2 u.
Mill irons and other heavr pieces, we will par 7
and 8 cents per lb. SHAY, WILLIAMSON k CO.
Raleigh, July 80, 1863. 82-wlnipd.
MTEW AND BRILLIANT ROMAN CES
II Just ready at WEST fc JOHNSTON'S, 14. iUi,,
Mailing notice West & Johnston will send their b.mk.
by mail, postage free, to any part of the Confederate States,
on receipt of tbe price.
Irr Name : A noveI- By Wilkie Collins, author of
" The Woman in White," " Queen of Hearts," etc . etc.
This work is from the pen of the most gifted writers of
the day ; and " No Name " surpasses in beauty and vi".,r
all of his former productions. It is the most popular novel
of 1 883 magnificent in plot, diction and narration.
" The interest of this storv begins with the first line, and
ends only with the last." ilubiU Advertiser.
1L Les Miserables (Fantine:) A novel. By Victor
Hugo. 10th Thousand. This is the first of the lire parts
of Les Miserables. Competent critics, in both hemispheres,
have pronounced Les Miserables to be the most powerful
work of fiction of the 18th century.
"It is a bible in the fictitious literature of the nineteenth
century." Southern Literary Mestenger.
Price 1 2.
1 1 L Cosett e. The Second Part of Les Miserables f each
part a complete novel.)
rff Read the account of the Battle of Waterloo, wilh
which "Cosette" opens. Price $2.
IV. The Royal Ape. A Humorous Dramatic Poem, f I.
" It is a satire upon the Yankee Government, mid is not
without merit. We cannot recommend the work, however,
for it is in some places grossly indecent, and we confess
that such spiciness is not what we desire to see in South
ern literature. We would not put the book into the h inds
of a child or a lady. It is gotten up very neatly, and we
regret that such an excellent house should have put forth
such a book." Magnolia.
V. The Stonewall Song Book. New edition. A collec
tion of patriotic sentimental and comic songs. 50 cents,
VI. Tke Soldier's Companion ; containing an abriaye
ment of Hardee's Infantry Tactics; with the Heavy ln
fautry and Rifle Mauuals, Skirmish Drill and B ivonet Ex
ercise, Field Fortification, Picket and Outpost ljuty. Bv
Capt. G. C. Lewis. f2.50. '
VII. The London Index. A Weekly Paper, devoted to
the interests of the Confederate States. 16 pages. Sever
al late numbers to hand. Each $1.
VIII. The Romance of a Poor Young Man. By Oclare
Feu 1 let This ia a newly revised and corrected translation
from the French of a novel which, in beauty and simplici
ty, vies wilh the " Vicar of Wakefield." Prici- 1.5o.
. Ia. The Confederate Receipt Book. A compilation of
over 100 receipts adapted to the times. Price 75 cnts.
" No housekeeper should be without this little book -Its
value cannot be over estimated." Register.
Tbe Bold Soldier Boy Songsters A new collection of
patriotic, sentimental and comic songs. 5 cents.
In press and nearly ready, Aurora Floyd, by Miss M. E.
Bradaon, author of " Lady Andley's Secret."
Aurora Floyd surpasses in interest " The Gambler'
Wife." WEST & JOHNSTON,
Publishers and Booksellers,
145, Main street, R.chmond.
Anyjnewspaper copying the above adverti -einent may
select any three of the above works, and have them sent,
postage free. WEST & JOHNSTON.
July 80, 1863. 2-2t.
iNSANE ASYLUM. THE BOARD OF DI
RECTORS of this Institution wish to fill tbe office ut
Matron, now vacant. None other than unencumbered
females need apply. For information, respecting tbe du
ties; 4c, of the office, apply to tbe undersigned.
ED. C. FISHER,
Physician and Superii.tendant.
Raleigh, July 80, 1863. 6a 2m
BLOCK-TIN CANDLE MOULDS.-50O
block-tin CANDLE MOULDS of superior make aud
finish, (sixes,) just received and for sale at
Raleigh, July 28, 1863. 61 tf.
CONSCRIPTS ATTENTION ! ! IN OBE
dience to tbe proclamation of the Presided, 20 good
recruits will be received in my Company, for local duty,
in and around Richmond. My Company is attached to
Maj. Elliott's Battalion, (formerly City Battalion.) Ap
ply at once, by letter or in person, to WM. H. ALLISON,
Capt. Co. H. 25th Va. Battalion, Camp Old Fair Grounds.
July 28, 1863. til Stpd.
lLANTER'S HOTEL, RALEIGH, N. C
Persons visiting the City of Raleigh will find it to
their advantage and comfort to stop at the PLANTER'S
HOTEL, its location being pleasant and retired, and con
ienient to the State House and business part of the City.
The proprietors solicit a liberal share of public pair m
age, and promise to do all in their powjr to ren'ler thos
who stop with them comfortable. Their table will be well
supplied with everything the market and su -rounding
country affords, and served up so as to gratify the hungry
and suit the most delicate appetite.
The long omnibus which runs to the Yarbrough House
will also take passengers to tbe Planter's Hotel
PARTIN 4 BAIN.
Raleigh, July 23,1863. 61 2m.
TWJOTICE. N. C. STATE BONDS AN OCOU-
PONS. Notice ia hereby given that the Yanlwe rai
ders who visited Rocky Mount Depot, on the 20th Ju'y,
1863. took from the iron safe of W. W. Parker, tbe follow
ing Bonds, to wit : Bonds No. 444, 449, 450, 451. 4.a2 and
453, of 1.000 each, dated respectively 1st day of Jannary,
J88, and running 80 years. These were Nortb-Cnrnlina
State Treasury Bonds, with Coupons, none of which bad '
been collected" up to the time of capt Aire. Th-y were m.ido
Sayable to bearer and belong to Wm. E. Pope, cf Rocky
The public generally and all Banks and Brokers are here
by notified and requested not to receive said Bonds or
either of them, or their Coupons, without my endorsement
in my own hand writing. And the Public Treasurer of the
State and bis agents, clerks or. employees, are hereby for
warned and prohibited from receiving the said Bonds or
any part thereof, or paying tbe Coupons thereto attnehtd.
Any information about said Bonda will be thank fhl I v re
ceived. WM. E. POPE.
Rocky Mount, July 23, 1363. 1 4t-
HOE FACTORY FOR SALE IN TBOM-
ASVILLE, N. C The building is large and well ar
ranged Tor the business. Abe macbiviery was pnrcnasea
just before the war began, and is capable of tui ning out .
150 pair of shoes per day. The hands at present employed
can be retained by tue purchaser if de-ircd. For further
particulara, appy to W. F. RICE, Agt,
Thomasville, N. O.
July 23. 1863. 61 4tpcU
m!lE CRTPnns OF GEN. WILLIAM F.
jl. Jv;ses, or roix joumy. anoouou - .
vati.va candidate for Congress in the Tenia. Congtcssionar -
.hwtj r Pniv rvtnntv. announce him aa a Censers
Uiftrict of North-Carolina.
July 7. 1863.
TO THE VOTERS OK THE FOrRTII
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. The undeis.sned
take pleasure in urging pon tke.r fc flwre
Congressional District the name of Lieut. THOMA.S C.
FULLER as a lit person to represent thent in tl, next
Congress Ljct. Fuller has consented to allow h
to be used by bis Wends. These are times when pi '
areotneeded; all who know Lieut. Fuller know tl.at be
U fullv capable of filling the position with honor U hira
stlf arid the people of this District. He has
well in this war. for after exhausting all means to re am
our old Union in its perfection, be waai.e. nf J"
after Lincoln's Proclamation, to T.","'e' ?,ffier
thearmy. ia which he is now serving wan "Ig
July 21, 1SC3.
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