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Aiken Friday, Oct. 10, 1 80S.
Publio Meeting.
In reponse to the call published last
week, a large number of the citiwns of
McMinn county, assembled at the Court
house, Athens, on MonJay. The meeting
was organised by calling Jas. C. Carlock,
Esq,, to the Choir, and appointing Sam. F,
Ivins Secretary. The object of the mee!
irifl being briefly stated, Hon. T. N. Van
Dvm offered the preamble and resolu
tions below, prefacing them with a speech
of unusual strength and force. When
Judge Van Dyke had concluded, Major
Tuos. J. Campbell, who wns present as a
spectator, was called upon and addessed
the .meeting at some length with elo
queues and ability. Capt. Carmack, the
Deputy Provost Marshal for this District,
was called up, but declined to speak un
til action should be had upon the reso
lutiona presented for the consideration of
the meeting. The question was then ta
ken, and the preamble and resolutions
unanimously adopted, as follows;
Whereas, our ancestors in vrithdratvinir
and separating themselves from the gov
ernment of Great Britain, decided that
nil men are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable rights; that to
secure those rights governments ore in
stituted among men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed;
that, whenever any form of government
beoomes destructive of those ends, it is
the riitht of the people to alter or abolUh
it, and to institute a new government.
And whereas the history of the govern
ment of the United States for some time
past is a history of repeated injuries and
usurpation, all having, in direct object,
the establishment of an absolute tyranny
over the Confederate States and evincing
a design to reduce our people under an
absolute despotism ; And whereas, the
people of the Confederate States, in the
exercise of the unalienable right thus de
clared by our ancestors, have withdrawn
and separated themselves from the gov
ernment of the United States, and have
restituted a government deriving its pow
ers from the consent of the governed;
And, whereas, the government of the
United States is now, in violation of every
tirincinle of a government for a free nen-
pie as declared by their and our ances
tors, waging a most savage and cruel war
fare against the Uonfeaerate States, even
to the extreme of instigating a servile in
surrection among us; Therefore,
' Retrtved, That it is the duty of all the
citizens of the slaveholding States to en
courage tho most determined and perse
vering resistance aauinst the tyrants and
usurpers of the United States Govern
- tnent, and to uphold and sustain the gov
, ernment of the Confederate States by eve
ry means in their power, in the present
Resolved, That the citizens of McMinn
county be requested to affix their signa
tures to the proceedings of this meeting
ns a pledge to each otiier and to the gov
ernment of their loyalty to the Confede
rate States, and as a means of restoring
private and public confidence and frater
nal feeling among us.
After the adoption of the preamble and
resolutions, Capt. Carmack was again call
ed, and responded in a short, but pointed
and appropriate speech.
The following resolutions were subse
quently adopted:
Resolved, That ft copy of the above
preamble and resolutions be furnished to
" eacn mvn-qiau mil ot--ini county, wr tna
signatures and approval of the citizens
Resolved, That the proceedings of this
meeting be published in the Athens Post,
and that the Cleveland Banner and other
papers of East Tennessee be requested to
On motion, the meeting then adjourn
ed. .IAS. C. CAULOCK, Cntn'u.
Sam. P. Ivins, Sec'y.
For want of room, and that the lists
may all be published together, we omit
this week tho long array of signatures af
fixed to the proceedings at the close of
the meeting.
Tribute of Rospeot.
We, the Board of Directors of the
Branch Bank of Tennessee at Athens, are
called upon to record the removal by
' death of our late Cashier, Wm. C. Witt,
who was elected Feb. 7th, 1860, and de
parted this life Sept. 3d, 18G2.
In view of this sad event, be it by this
Board Resolved, That while we bow sub
missively to the will of Almighty God,
the Sovereign Disposer of all events, wo
do deplore the death of Mr. Witt as a
great loss to the institution of whioh ho
was a laborious and faithful agent, to the
business community, to a large circle of
attached friends, and especially to an in
teresting and deeply bereaved family.
- Resolved, That we do hero record our
exalted estimation of the many noble
qualities of the deceased; his manly de
portment, his gentle manners, and his in
tegrity of conduct. And we rejoice in the
hope that his removal from his labors
here, was a translation to a more exalted
service and better rewards on high.
Resolved, That we do extend sincere as
surances of earnest sympathy to the sor
rowing family of our departed friend,
and commend them to the oompassion
- ate care of Him who Is the orphan's fa
ther and the widow's friend.
Wm. S. Callaway,
E. H. Dunn, -.
.... ... . .-. Jos. McCoiLEr, ' r.
J. W, Blackwcll, .
. CommiUeg.
What It Costa.
From tba New York Tribune.
Putting down the slaveholders' rebel,
lion is a very expensive as well as bloody
business. Congress, at its recent session,
passed bills, which, in the aggregate, ap
propriated out of the Treasury the bum
' of $913,078,527.63. . At the extra session,
last summer. Congress appropriated $205,
103,296.00. The total amount, therefore,
for the two sessions, reaches the. enor
mous sum of $1,178,181,824.62. Nearly
.all of this vast outlay was rendered nec
essary by the rebellion. At the recent
eession, the army bill alone appropriated
within a fraction of $559,000,000 an
amount larger, no doubt,, than was ever
before embraced in one law or decree 6f
any government on earth. . Look at the
- aggregate of the two sessions eleven
hundred aad seventy-eight million, one
hundred and eighty one thousand and
.' eight hundred and twenty-four dollar
and sixty-two cents and tell us if the
work of crushing out thu "irregular op
position" to the National Government,
which "our misguided Southern breth
ren" have organized wJIlnot only make
. tliem exnensivo mIs.tivAA li1i nntnm.
. porarles, but cause their memories to be
very dear to posterity! ... ' '
The Military Exemption Aot.
We present below the military Ex
emption Act, which was passed by Con
gress on Saturday, the 4th of October in
stants "A Bill to exempt certain persons from
military service, and to repeal the act
entitled "an act to exempt certain per
" sons from enrollment for service in the
atmy of the Confederate States," ap
proved 21st April, 1802.
'The Congress of the Confederate 'Stales of
America, do enact, mat nil persons who
shall be held unfit for military service in
the field, by reason of bodily infirmity or
mental incapacity or imbecility, under
rules to le prescribed by the Secretary of
War. the
Vice-President of the Confed-
erate States, the officers, judicial and ex
ecutive, of the Confederate and State
Governments, inoluding Postmasters ap
pointed by the President and confirmed
by the Senate, and such clerks in their
offices as are allowed by the Postmaster
General, and now employed, and exclud
dinff nil other postmasters, their assis
tants and clerks; and except such Stile
officers as the several States have declar
ed, or hereafter mny declare by law to be
liable to militia duty, the members of
both houses of Congress of the Con fed
erate States, and of the Legislature of the
several states, and their respective oln
cers; nil clerks now in the offices of the
Confederate and State Governments au
thorized by law, receiving salaries or fees.
"All volunteer troops heretofore raised
by any State since the passage of the act
entitled "an act further to provide for the
public defence," approved April ICtli,
1862, while such troops shall be in active
service under State authority; Provided
that this exemption shall not apply to
tnny person who was llnble to be called in1
to service by virtue oi saia act or April
10th. 1802.
"All pilots and persons engaged in the
merchant marine service; the president,
superietendents, conductors, treasurer,
chief clerk, engineers, managers, station
agents, section masters, two expert track
hands to each section of eight miles, and
mechanics in the active service and em
ployment of railroad companies, not to
embrace laborers, porters and messen
gers; the president, general superinten
dent and operators or telegraph compa
nies, the local superintendent and opera
tors of said companies, not exceeding
four in number at any one locality but
that at the seat of government of the
Confederate States: the president, super
intendents, captains, engineers, chief
clork and mechanics in the aotive service
and employment of all companies en
gaged on river and canal navigation, and
all captains of boats and engineers there
on employed.-
"une editor ol each newspaper now
being published, and such employees as
the editor or proprietor may certify, on
outh, to be indispensable for conducting
the publication; tbo public printer, and
those employed to perform the publio
printing tor the (Jonledernte and state
Governments; every minister of religion
authorized to preach according to the
rules of his sect and in the regular dis
charge of ministerial duties.
"All persons who have been and now
are members of the society ol Friends,
and the association of Dunkards, Naza-
renes, and Mennonists, in regular mem
bership in their respective denomina
tions, provided members of the society of
friends, rnuzannes, Mennonists and dun
kards shall furnish substitutes, or pay a
tax of $500 each into the publio treasury.
"All physicians who now are, and for
tho last five years have been in actual
practice of their profession.
"All shoemukes, tanners, blacksmiths,
wagon makers, millers and their engi
neers, millwrights, skilled and actually
employed as their regular vocation in the
said trades, habitually engaged in worn
tmr i4W pwtilio nn'1 l.il 11.
employed; provided said persons shall
make oaths in writing that they are so
skilled and actually employed at the
time as his regular vocation in one of the
above trades, which affidavit shall only
be prima facie evidence ol the tacts therein
"Provided further, that the exemptions
herein granted to persons by reason of
thorr peculiar mechanical or other occu
pation or employment not connected
with the public service, shall be subject
to the condition that the products ot la
bor of such exempts, or of the oompanies
and establishments with which they are
connected, shull be sold and disposed of
by the proprietors at prices not exceeding
seventy-five per centum upon the cost of
production, or within a maximum to be
fixed by the Secretary of Warunder such
regulations ns he may prescribe; and it is
further provided, that if the proprietors
of any such manufacturing establish
ments shall be shown, upon evidence, to
be submitted to and judged ot by the
Secretary of War to have violated, or in
any manner evaded the true intent fend
spirit f the foregoing proviso, the exemp
tions tlierin granted shall no longer be
extended to their superintendents and
operatives in said establishments, but
they and every one of them Bhall be
forthwith enrolled under the provisions
ol this act, and ordered into the confed
erate army, and shall in noeventbe again
exempted therefrom by reason of suid
manufacturing establishments or employ
ments then in.
"All superintendents of publio hospit
als, lunatic asylums and the regular phy
sicians, nurses and attendants therein,
and the teachers employed in the insti
tutions for the deaf, dumb and blind; in
each opotbtecary store, now established
and doing business, one apothecary in
good standing, who is a praciioal apotne
' '"Superintendents in wool and cotton
factories, paper mills, and superintend
ents and managers ot wool carding -machines.
'- who mav be exempted by the
.Secretary of War; provided the profits of
Bitch establishments shall not exceed
seventy-five pet centum upon the oost of
production, to be determined' upon oath
ot the parties, subject to the same penal
ties for violation of the provisions herein
contuir.ed as are Hereinbefore provided in
case of otjier manufacturing and mechan
ical employments.-
'All presidentsand teachers of colleges,
academies, schools, and theological semi
naries who have been regularly engaged
aa such for two years preceding the pas
sage of. this act.
'.'All artisans, mechanics and employees
in the establishment of tho Government
for the manufacture of arms, ordnance
and ordnance stores and other munitions
of war, who may be certified by the offi
cer. In charge thereof ns necessary for
such establishments also, all artisans,
mechanics, and employees in the estab
lishments of such persons as are or .may
btj. .engaged under contracts with the
Government in furnishing arms, ord
nonce, ordnance stores and other muni
tions of war. saddles, harness and army
supplies, provided thai the chief of the
ordnanoe bureau, or some ordnance offi
cer authorised by him for the purpose,
ball approve of the number of 0pera-
tive required In such establishment; all
persons employed in tbo insmtfaoture of
arms, or ordnance of any kmd by tho
leyerttl States, or by icon'tractorf to furn
ish the same to the several Stat govern
ments, whom the governor or secretary
of fitatt thereof may certify to be neeee-1
sary to the same; all persons engaged in
the construction of ships, gunboats, en
gines, sails or other articles necessary to
the public defence, and with direction of
the Secretary of the- Inavy; all superin
tendents, manngcia, mechanics, land" mi
ners employed' in the production and
manufacture of salt to the extent or 20
bushels per day, and of lead nnd iron,
and all persons engaged in making char
coal for making pig or bar irTjn, not
to embrace laborers, messengers, wagon
ers, and servants, unless employed at
works conducted under the autboritynnd
by tho officers or agents of State, or in
works employed in the production of
iron for the Confederate 8tates.
One male citizen for every GOO head
of cattle, for every 200 head of horses or
mules, and one shepherd for every ouu
head of sheep, of such persons ns are en
gaged exclusively in raising Block,' provi
ded there is no white male adult not lia
ble to do military duty engaged with suoh
person in raising block. .
"To secure the proper police of the
country, one person either an agent own
er, or overseer on each plantation,, on
which one white person is required to bo
kept by the laws or ordinances of any
Stute, and on which there is no white
male adult liable to military service, and
in States having no such law, one person
as agent, owner, or overseer, on each plan
tation of twenty negroes, and on which
there is no white male adult not liable to
military service; and furthermore for ad
ditional police for every twenty negroes,
on two or more plantations within five
miles of each other, and each having less
than twenty negroes on which there is no
white mule adult notliableto military du
ty, one person, being the oldest of the
owners or overseers on such plantations,
"Also. a reciment raised under, and k1
the nuthoritv of the Slate of Texas fori
. . - ' - .
the frontier defence, now in the service
of said Stai ' n ?UQn 8ervico; bud !
such Ci'.ic? persons as tho President shall
be satisfied on account of justice or equi
ty, or necessity, ought to be exempted
are hereby exempted from military er,
vice in the armies of the Confederate Sta
tes; provided, that the exemptions herein
above enumerated shall only continue
whilst the persons exempted are actually
engaged in their respective 'pursuits or
"Sf.c. 2. That the act 'entitled an act to
exempt certain persons from enrollment
for service in the armies of the Confede
rate States,' approved the 21st April,
ibuz, is nereby repealed."
The Chicago 111. Times on Lincoln's
Emancipation Proclamation.
The following are the strictures of the
Chicago Times, which has been for some
time praising Lincoln for supposed con
servatism: The President has at last weakly yielded
to the "pressure" upon him about which
he has so bitterly complained, and issued
his proclamation of negro emancipation.
It is not yet a month since he announc
ed his purpose to "save the Union in the
shortest way under the Constitution."
He now announces his purpose to save it
by overriding the Constitution.
For he has no constitutional power to
issue this proclamation of emancipation
none whatever. The Constitution for
bids it by its spirit from beginning to
end. And the President has no author
ity not derived from the Constitution
none whatever. He is himself the crea
ture of the Constitution.
Nobody need argue with us that he
has the power under the military law.
Military law does not destroy the funda
mental civil law. In warns in peace, the
Constitution is "the supreme law of the
The Government, then, by the act of the
President, is in rebellion, and the war is
reduced to, a contest for subjugation. : l
fuuo wuuuim. J Ah-tnTncter The, abatHivriK
ism has designed from the outset it should
assume. W hen the war shall be finished,
whether the South shall be subjugated or
not, the character ol the government will
have to be determined, if indeed the mil
itary power shall not have already de
termined it.
The President has himself furnished
.some of the most unanswerable argu
ments ngaingt the expediency of such a
proclamation, and this even so late as at
the interview the other day with the
committee of religious fanatics from this
city. He has all the while maintained
that until the rebel armies should be dis
persed, sush a proclamation would be
brutumfulmen harmless thunder. If he
was right in this, what other ground can
the present proclamation be made to
stand upon except that it i4 an act of
prospective vengeance.
We trust it will serve to shorten the
war. It is the instrumentality, bv which
abolitionism hag undertaken tfiat the
war sho.ld be closed in thirty days at
the furthest. Indeed, we have been" told
that under it the President would be able
to stamp armies out of the earth. ' Let
them stamp at once, for we are anxious
to see the flaming giants of abolitionism
thowing themselves into the fight and
driving rebellion in dismay before .them,
as promised. We are anxious to behold
the stupendous and magnificient results
which were to flow, like a mighty stream,
from the proclamation. Surely, we shall
not be utterly and tbtally deceived as to
the results,
(For the Post.)
To the Divided Christendom.
As it is enjoined upon us to be examples
of believers (1. Tim. 12.) the salt of the
earth, the light of the world, (Mattli. 5,
12, 13,) how can we complain of our wars,
when our own divisions and lack of one
ness has caused them, Glory to God in
the highest, and on earth peace, has to be
accomplished by the spirit of Christ,
whioh is readily claimed by all, but if we.
have, for our disobedience, to cry as Joi
nah ont of the belly of hell, at bur oa-sl-
flu, ,, no oiltuiu ;ihdu:ii lu ' J uu, w
for well do oil know that salvation and
deliveranoe are from the Lord. But .first
to the divided Baptists, as the Sweetwater
Association has ceased correspondence
with the General Association, which stole
and divided the hearts of the Baptists,
(2. Sam. 15, 4, 5,) Who will be the last to
bring up this subject of Union again! (2,
Sam. 10lI2.) Wbo of us will not pluck,
the beam from his own eye, and leavethe.
mote in.: his brother's. Matth. 7; 3.. . .
Jouf Douglas.
Hemp Burnt..
The Federals at Lexington, Mo., lately
burhed up $175,000 worth of hemp, to
keep the rebels from using It as breaoU
HSr-Tho St. Louis Republican' of the
12th says that QuantrelL, the Confeder
ate partisan had captured and sacked the
town of Olotlie, Johnson county, kill
ed or captured about fifty Federal re
cruits, demolished two printing offices
and carried away a large amunt of propr4
ty. tuantreil said he would not rett
until be laid the border- in ruins,"
US' The Costa ;.Ri can - Minister. in
Washington pvotol against the settle.
merit of a negro colony in ContWl Amer-
ica, s Lincoln contemplate'." . '.'..
Another Outrage Threatened.
The Federal commander at Memphis, ,
as will be seen by the following, Is de
termined to punish the women and chil
dren of that city for the act of our forc
es on the river:
Special Ordtr Vo. 254. '
IIiadq'rs 5th Division, Armv or Ttss., I
Memphis, Sept. 27, 1862. )
WitSREAS, Many families of known reb
els and Umtederates in arms against us
have been permitted to reside- in peace
and comfort in Memphis; and whereas,
the Confederate authorities either sanc
tion or permit the firing on unarmed
boats enrrying passengers and goods for
the use and benefit of the inhabitants of
Memphis; it is ordered that for every boat
so fired on ten families must be expelled
irom fliempnis.
The Provost Marshal will extend the
list, already prepared, so as to have on it
at least thirty names; and on every occa
sion when a boat is fired on, will draw by
lor, icn names, who will be lorthwith no
tified, nnd allowed three days to remove
a distance of 25 miles from Memphis.
By order of
Mujor-Gon'I W. T. Sherman.
L..M. Davto.v, A. A. Gen.
Ominous Stato of Affairs in Wash
ington. Amona the exchanged prisoners who
arrived liere yesterday, was Lieut. M.
Newman, Adjutant of the 42d Georgia
regiment. We are indebted to his court
esy for late Northern papers. Lieut. N.
states that it was rumored in the prison
that great excitement had been caused
the Presidents emancipation nroc-
clnmation, and it "was further suid that
sever-M edeml officers
1 T'
had been - eent
ni-ioAn fY. otAU I
pble remarks about not
?8bt for tho ."niggef." 'J
I A' ,. I
intending io
The iito-lit be.
fore our exchanged prisoners left, the
prison doors were ell locked, something
which had not been done before, and
(which betokened some unusual enmmo-
, tion outside. Itich Dispatch, 2C(i.
j Camp of Instruction at Kpoxville,
State of Tennessee.
f Enrolling Offihlrfor.
I. Tho following extraets from the Laws pass
ed by Congress, and approved by tbo President,
-with the Regulations in reference thereto, are
,puoiiBiie:i tor toe Uilormation or Enrolling Ota
ert umlor the Conscript Aot.
ExtracU from an Act to further provide for tkt
( I nunc srfence.
I' "In view of the exigencies of tho eonntrv. and
the absolute necessity of keeping in tbo service
ear gallant army, and ol placing In the fields
large additionnl force, to moot the advancing
columns of tho enemy now invading our soil :
There tore,
"Sue. 1. The Cimgrcn of the Cvnfmhratt Statm
of Amrrica do enact. That the President he and
he is hereby authnrited to call out. and place In
the military service of the Confederate States, for
three years, unless the war shall have been soon
er ended, all white men who are roeidents of the
Confederate State, between the ages of 18 and 35
yours at the time the call or calls may be made,
who are not legally exempted from military ser
vice." e e
"Sec. 3. Be it further enaetrd, That for the en-
rollmont of all persons comprehended within the
provisions or tnis act, wbo are not already in ser
viee in the armies of the Confederate 6ta es, it
shall bo lnwful for the President, with the consent
of the Governors of the respective States, to em
ploy Stnte officers; and on failure to obtain such
consont, he shall employ Confederate officers,
ebargod with the duty of making suoh enrollment
In accordance with the rules and regulations to be
prescribed by bim."
. e e
"Sec. S. Be it further enacted, That all sea
men and ordinary eeanicn in tho land forces of
the Confederate Slates, enrolled under the pro
visions of this act, niny, on application to the
Secretary of the Navy, ho transferred from the
land forces to the naval service."
- e
"Bsc. 8. lie it further enacted, That eaoh man
wbo may hereafter be mastered into the service,
rod who ebell arm himself with a market, shot-
gnn, rifle or carbine accepted as an efficiont woap
on. shall bo paid the value thereof to be ascer
tained by the mustering officer, under such regu
lations as may he prescribed by the Secretary of
War, if he is willing to sell the same; and if he
is not, thon be shall be entitled to receive one
dollar a month for the use of laid rooelved and
approved Wi:!, i'iti, ?hii-nan or carbine.
"Src. 0. Be it further enacted. That persons
not liable for duty may he received as substitutes
fortriose who are, under such regulations as mny
be prescrilted by the Secretary of War.
"Sue. 13. Be it further 'enacted, That all per
sons subject to enrollment, who nre not now in
the service, undor the provisions of this act, shall
be' permitted, piovious to such enrollment, to vol
tmteer in companies now in tho service. Ap
proved April 16th, 1862.
An Act to exempt certain pereone from Enrollment
in the Ai miet of the Confederate Statt.
"Bsc. 2. The Conor--.; of the Confederate St'itei
of Amtriea. 'io enact, That all persons who shall
be bold to be unlit for military service under rules
to be proscribed by the Secretnry of War: all in
the service or employ of the Confederate States;
all judicialnd executive officers of the Confed
erate or Stato Qovornmenta; the members of both
houses of Congress, and of the Legislatures of
the several Statos, and their respective officers,
all clerks of the officers of the State moT Confed
erate governments, allowed by law; all engaged
In carrying the mails; all ferrymen on post routes;
all pilots and persons engaged in the marine ser
vice, and in aotual service on river and railroad
routes of transportation telegraph io operators
and ministers of religion in the regular discharge
of ministerial duties; all engaged in working iron
mines, furnaces and foundries; all journeymen
printers actually employed in printing newspa
pers; all presidents and professors of colleges,
and all teachers having as many as twenty schol
ars; superintendents of publio hospitals, lunatio
asylums, and the regular nurses and attendants
therein and the teachers employed in the institu
tion for the deaf and dumb and blind; in each
apothecary store now established and doing busi
ness, one apothecary in good standing, who is a
praotioal druggist; superintendents and opera
tives in wool and ootton faotories, who may be
exempted by the Secretary of. War, shall be and
are hereby exompted from'military service in the
armies of the Confederate States. Approved
April 21st, 1 802." -
II. By the above aet of Congress, the follow
ing classes of persons are exempt from enrollment
for military sen-ice:
Justices of the peace; sheriffs and deputy sher
lffr clorlti and deputy olbrks allowed- by law;-tjif-Bters
and commissioners in obaneery; district
and state attorneys; attorneys general; postmas.
ters and deputy postmasters and slerks, allowed
by law; eommissioners of revenue, and foreigners
who haye.ao.t aoquired domioil in the Confederate
III. The following arejiot exempt!
Militia officers not in aotual service; persons
exempted by State laws, but not by the above-
aot; mreignors wbo nave acquired aomioii in tue
Confederate States. '
IV. No person otber than those expressly nam
ed or properly iinplied in the . above aet, can be
exempted, except by furnishing a substitute, ex
empt from military service,'; in'' oo'nfoi-mify with
regulation; and suoh exemption is valid only so
long as the said substitute is legally exempt.
,X,- Substitutes. ,
18. When any person liable to military duty
under this aot, but not yet mustered into sorriee
ia. any company, .desires, to furnish a substitute,
be shall report himself with the substitute to tbe
oomtnandant of a eamp of instrnotion; and if
the Substitute be lawfully exempt front -military
duty, and on examination by a Snrgeon or AselsU
ant Burgoonbe prononnoed sound and In all re
spools fU for military servioe, be mav be accept
ed and enrolled: and the person- furolsbina suotl
substitute may. be discharged by the oomtnandant
or tneoamp. nut no snosuiute snail no enutlea
ffftransportation or otber allowance at tbe ex
pense of the Government, until so aooepted and
enrolled. '.'"..
At, ExsnrnoKS. ,
it. Person s olatmlng exemption ,frni mllitarr
dittv under this aot, shall be rwinlred by the en.
rollina offleer to make oath that thev are lawful.
Jy exompi, aad shell be fnrnlsjieol by bin) with a
oertlDeate sr saea Memptioa. ,
Bupanntenaoau ana operatives in. wool' and
eottoo factories wig aged in manufacturing inch
Sloth at may be used by the army for clothing,
or material of any kind ased In the service of th
Confederate and Bute Governments, wlll.be ei
mt, not exceeding, howirvot. In snv on estab
lishmont tbe number accessary to Its efficient :
operation. ,. !
Enrolling officer! will report weekly lo Lieut.
Colonel K. D. Blake, at Knoxville. . ) - 1
All enrollments will be mad upon blanks (fur- j
nlthed lue enrolling officers) (a duplicate. 1- 1
plicate roue or an persons betwren the oges of 18
and I will be forwarded to this offlee. Rolhr-efj
those between the ages of Si and bi to be for-
warded to the Adjutant General of tbe State.-'
A roll will be made by the. enrolling officers,
and forwarded to this office, of all persons within
their districts between the ages of 18 and 31 who
may be exempt under the first section of the act
of Congress, "to exempt certain persons from en
rollment for service in the armies of the Confed
erate States." Accompanying this roll will be
the affidavit of the person that he Is exempted by
law. Tbo affidavits will be numbered and refer
red to by numbers in the column of remarks, op
posite the name of tbe porson exompted. -
No enrolling officer can exempt any person on
the giound of physical disability, but snch person,
If able to travel, most proceed to Knoxvllle, and
be examined by the Surgeon expressly appointed
for that purpose. In case the person la confined
to his bed, or bis life mis-lit be endangered by
traveling, a physician must make affidavit to that
efleot and present it to the enrolling offloer, and
the person must make a written affidavit that be
will present himself to tbe enrolling officer si
soon as he nbnll be well enough.
Persons discharged from the service are not
exempt, except by reason ol having furnished a
substitute, and their discharge (signed by tbe
commanding officer of tbe regiment, or com
mandant of a camp of instruction) must state
that they were discharged by reason of having
furnlshod a substitute.
As soon as a person shall bo enrolled, the en
rolling offleer will furnish him with a transcript
from tbe muster roll, giving bis description and
enrollment, and order him to report at the eamp
of Instruction at Knoxvllle. ' This transcript
presented to any Quartermaster wilt" enable the
person to got his transportation. , . .,
Persons enrolled, who fail to . resort a a Vea-
sonaule time will be treated as deserters, unless
satisfactory excuse be "Iven for tho delay,
Rhoui,i nv ,,.. ,rMt oor.,c,B,0n refuse
to be enrolled, or shall refuse to furnish his name,
age, Ac., the enrolling officer will eall upon the
sberifl to arrest suen person or persons, wno will,
when it becomes necessary, apply to the com
manding officer of the deportment for suoh mili
tary force as he may roquire. should tne snerttr
fail in the execntion of this duty, the enrolling
officer will report the fact immediately to the su
perintendent of recruiting service, or command
ant of camp of instmetionvat Knoxvllle
E. D. BLAKE, Lieut. Col. C. S. A..
Sup't Rec't'g Sorv. A Com'd't Camp of Inst.
Oct. 10, 1862
To Enrolling Officers in East Tennessee.
ltEcnorriNO Ornca East TKNitEssna, )
The Major General commanding the Depart
ment of East Tennessee directs that all compa
nies and regiments being raised within hiSHepart
ment will retain their present organisationsbut
are not to be mustored into service) until furthor
orders; and that no person liable to conscription
will be allowed to volunteer for these corps after
the 6th day of October. You will, therefore, en
roll as conscripts all persons subject to conscrip
tion under the laws, who mny be found to have
volunteered in these corps after tbe 6th of Octo
ber. 1862.
Should Congress determine not to receive these
new corps, all who have enrolled themselves in
them, prior to the 6th October, will be received in
the servico us volunteers, with the privilege of
selecting their companies among those already in
the sorvice. E. D. BLAKE, Lieut. Col.,
Sup't Rect'g Service.
Ootl2,182 r
Chattanooua, Oct. 1st, 1862.
' Chairmen of the County Courts of the counties
South of Knoxvllle can procure blnnks by making
requisitions on mo at this place. Those North of
Knoxville will get them of Col. E. D. Blake, at
Four blanks are required for each Civil Dis
trict. On three of thorn are enrolled persons be
tween the ages of eighteen and thirty-fire, on the
others those between thirty-fire and fifty-five.
Thev are all given by tbe enrolling officer to the
Chairman of bis Connty Court, who sends two of
tne nrst class to Col, K. D. Hlnke, at Knoxville,
and the other two to the Adiulnnt General of the
Stole. JNO. L. HOPKINS, A. A. 0.
Oct 10, 1S62 It .
Conscription. 1
The following poisons, appointed as Enrolling
Officers for MoMinp eonnty, wilL as-soim as they
receive the proper blanks, proceed to the dis
cbarge of thoir duties at once, and send up their
reports as directad as early as possible :
let unmet .1 nmet M. isrowder,-
S. M. Boggess,
.tamet Oregorv. '
W: II. Rothw'ell,
W.L. Burn, '
James Denton,
Daniel llortnn,
Joseph A. Zoigler,
I. B. Haney,
Joseph McCulley,
Charles Staples.
James C. Csrlocfc,.'
John Jack,
6 th
. 17th
J. F. Benton,
Warner Trew,
Sam Workman,
L. B. Umphrey.
Tbe officers for the Sth, 10th, 1Mb, 16th and
17th Districts will rcceivo their blanks at Oal
nonn the other Dittricts at Athens County
Court Clek't office,
Chairman County Court.
Oct 10", 1862
JThe Obituary notices will be found
on the fourth page.
Knoxrilto, Aug. 1862. I
Mr. II. F.. Smith, of Sweetwater, has been fur
nishing Clothing for tbo Government the past
year, in considerable amounts, and has arranged
with me to eontinue to furnish Clothing at my
office this year. He has permission to purchase
Jeans, Linseys and Socks, in any eounty in East
Tennessee that be may wish. The appointment
of Agents for certain districts was not designed
to prevent Contractors from purchasing. Mr.
Smith It at liberty to purchase wherever he may
find the goods. JAMES OLQVER,
Major and Quartermaster.
. I deslro all the Jeans that can be spared, to
make into Clothes for the toldiers, for which I
will pay liberally. H. F. SMITH.
Sweetwater, Sept. 26, 1862-41-731 -
' Saltpetre...!,'.
Orrfoa C, 8, ffrrnij MmiKii BunaAv, )
. Knoxville, Tenn. J
. Persons engaged in tho 'manufacture of Salt
petre for the. ase of Jho Confederate States Gov
ernment are exempt by law from military . duty.
The Government is uow paying 74' feents per
pound for nitre, redactions being mule, for all im-purities-over
10 per cent., delivered tit a KnJIroad
station, the shipper-drawing the money upon pre
sentation of the Railroad or Express agent's re
ceipt. ' - . :.., . . .
Those'wtnhlng to engage la the business will
address the undersigned at this p!aee,. who will
enter into contracts and- furnish any information
desired. R. H. TEMPLE.
Capt. A Supt 7th N. A M. District. '
Sept 26; 1862 ia . ':
Salt. ; ;v-
8AirviM,c, Va., Sept. 13, 1862.
We have not tlmo to answer the numerous let-
ters received in veforonee to tbe snpply of Salt,
nor the tnumsraofs questions of Individuals ap
plying in person hence, we puhllsh this card. -.
For want of Kettles to supply Furnaces already,
erected, we will have no Salt ready for shipment
before the middle of October. After that- time:
should there .be a full-supply of brine, we, will.
msKe.tpven uumirou pusneit-or Bolt per day.
Persons .'from .Tennessee .-who. visit . the Works
expecting to got Salt; only subject thcmselxst to
dlsappoHMmerit'i trouble and expense, and us to
annoyance.-. .'So toah as we baveali for eintri
buttonr the- community will be advised, and ar.
rangemeiU axade for Its delivery at eonven'ent
points on the line of tbe Kail Roads.) i . o - ,
;' Sept 10-lnT C ' ,-- '
. " . jiAJtBIBO. -
On the 38tb alt., at the retldeoceof the brlde't
mother. In" Calhoun, Tenn,. by Rev. J. M. Miller,
jr. M. Liana to Miss Ltnre LtPE, allo.MaMtna
eonnty.; ?' " - ' : :" " !
ttnoenwre. ";'' '
oed let of. Caeejumttrs.fcy -
Htinit'Ri 2n Battalia Tin. Cavalry1, I
' Camps oer Cumberland Oap, Sept 1861. j'
Two CVa&y CofnpmnLei Wanted, -
To entitle the 2d Battalion Tennessee Cavalry
fo a Reaimestel oganketlon. Captains wbo
bare Companies made Up can get Into a, good
regiment bv applvtng tmnmilstely. Also, vol- ,
untem? wanted to ) tke etisHng Companies tv
the maiimnm allowed by law Berne on, keys,
and avoid lb coneerlp. . , " :, r"
O. W. McKKNSlK. M. r;eionei.
- ' J. u. Jn. BLVn AuUJsaM , oiej.
0ct 1902 - - - ' -'. .. . ,
and a small lot of GOOD IRON, can be
had by calling on me, 2) miles Senth of Athens.
The tools are all as good as new. Call soon.
Oct 10, 1862-01 738 .. .
Iher by Note or Acconnt, a"e reqaested te
come forward and make Immediate 'payment or
their accounts and notes will be fonnd in the bands
of .1. J. Bronder, collecting officer. I have sold
out lock. Hock and barrel and am going to
more off. Therefore, every ere will see the ne
cessity of paying np. J. A. WKIOHT.
Sweetwater, Oct. 10, 1862 2m ?
Scrap Iron that may be In tbo country, dellx
ered at my Foundry in Knoxville, or at any De
pot on tbe F. T. Vs., or E. T. & Gs. Itailroads.
Will pay three cer.ts per pound ror an aonverea
at depots, and three and a half for all delivered
at my foundry, cash. This offer to continue for
two months. Farmers, bring on all your old
plows, points, pots, kettles, stoves, mill gear, and
old castings of every kind.
OollO, 1862 lm T33 '
Ttiake-crotfles for-rke eel Jlesa, . tot xtltivli I
will pay a fair prtr In Cash. " '
Oct 10, 1862 8. K. UEEDEIt.
of the County Court of McMinn county, made
at the October term, 1862, I will, on Friday, the
81st day of October, 1862, offer for tale, to tbe
highest bidder, on the premises, on a credit or 13
and 18 months, witb the exception of tan per cent,
of the parefcase money to be paid down, tbe
LANDS of which Thomas Trew died seised and
possessed, amounting to about 400 acres, ia Me
Minn connty, and 1Mb. district.
Also, at the tame time and on same terms, the
following named NEGROES, vii: Rody, aged
about 84 years, Jerome, aged about 1 0 years; Jo
seph, a; cd about 14 years.
Bond and approved tocurity will be requited,
bearing Interest from date, nnd a lien retained
upon the same until the purchase money It paid.
WM. GEORGE, Clerk.
Oct 10, 1862-3t-prs fee 16-738
of the County Court of McMinn county, made
at the October term, 1862, 1 will, on Thursday,
the 30lh day of October, 1862, offer for sale, to
the highest bidder, at the Court-bouse door in
Athens, on a credit of ten months, with tbe ex
ception of one hundred and twentv-fire dollars,
which must be paid down, the NEGRO GIRL
Kate, aaed 20 years, of which William Moore
died seisod and possessed. - Note, bearing inter
est from date nnd approved security, will be re
quired and a lien retained upon said Negro until
the purchase money is paid. -
WM. GEORGE, Cle-.fc.
October 10, 1862 3t prs fee $6733
Circuit Court, McMinn Connty, Tenn.
ftritim to Sell Land. .
W. IT. Howard and others, heirs of James Steed,
"' . deceased,
J. C. Steed and others.
J. tba pleadings that Henry Steed, and D. A.
Lotrry and wife, and John M. Clememson and
wife, are non-residents of the State of Tennessee,
it is ordered that publication ko made for four
successive weeks in tbe Athens Post, a newspa
per published in tho town of Athens, Tennessee,
requiring said non-residents to be and appear at
the next term of the Circuit Court, to be hold for
McMinn. county, on tbe first Monday of Novem
ber next, th.en and there to'plead, answer or de
mur to complainant's petition, or the same will be
taken as confessed ami set for bearing ex pane.
Sept 26. 1 862 4t -prs fee 15731
sos of tbe subscriber, near Athens,
last Friday night, a large well
grown one year old CPLT last
Spring, gray or roan color. Any
given will be thankfully received,
and all trouble paid for.
tf 732
Athens, Oct. 3, 1862
house, in Athena, 30th
August last, a large Bark
Bed and While Spotted
Milch Cow, with a large
boll on. I think that she
is trying to find her way
back to Roane uounty, by way of Loudon, from
whence she was brought last January. Any in
formation concerning her will be liberally reward
ed by the owner. J. W. MANN.
Athens, Oct 3, 1862-2t-732
IN McMINN COUNTY, TENN., 4 miles East
of Calhoun, 4 miles South of Rireville, and
11 miles South-west of Athens, on Eastanalleo
Creek.iontaining ONE THOUSAND ACRES,
moro orMess between two and three hundred
aores oumred, and a quantity of good Land to
clear; well watered, conveyed In iron pipes con
venient to the Dwelling, which is large and well
arranged for conveniences; good Barn and out
buildings; six good Springs on tbe Farm; Creek
running through several of the fields; good stone
dam, good Grist Mill, three rim of atones, two
for wheat and one for corn; good Saw Mill for
sawing timber and one for sawing marble) Card
ing Machine; and as good a Mill Seat as any ia
the Confederacy. For particulars, address me at'
Calhoun, Tenn., or call on me on the place. I
will divide the place or sell all together.
OotS, 1882-1 m-732
A Lot of Good Mulei for Sale.
lot of Good Young Mules. Ap.T one wish
ing to purchase would do woli to apply to bim
Immediately,-at the mouth of Ocorn river. Polk
county. , , J. ALEXANDER..
Hept. 20, 1863.-
INGS, at tho Athens Foundry.
Sept 26, 1802 . ... -. , -
for Corn, Hoy, Wheal, Flour, Bacon and
Beef, delivered a. Va, In y quenn.y.
' Seltvlll, Va., Sept 26, 1861-lm 7-U .
- Alminitr.ator'i Notice."-
Y Ute of Jane E. MoDermottj deceased, are
hereby notified to oomo -forward and settle at
onto, and all 'having claims -against said estate
will present them properly authentlcatad, that the
business may be wound-up.
.8. A. McUERMOTT.Adm'r,
Sept2, 1862-StrT'af.
6UGAR just received and forsslby
Aug 32, 1862 ,. -t . k. K.. HKEDKR,
-Bl&i StOMi -r V
good lot of No. 1 Blue Stone, by
. Sept l; 1862 ' fl. K. BOEDER.
'7' : "' Wv -.Holaiwetv':"- V '
irnsT RECjivED an-d Tor,, sale, a
J small lot'of prime. SloUteet, at a' high prloe.
by I6.pl li e2J & K, KEEPER..

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