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I ---J ^?.'t <Wu*^? in r-nnirjliiUJce w?tli rnjuwi
??itra^ J?pr?meiti
It gires us pleasure at thia particular junc
ture, shut oat as we are from the reat of the
world.:aad entirely dependent Opon ourselves
for Literary journalism as- well aa every thing
else, to add our mite in the neible work of
forming the Literature of the South. Mach
bas been said of genius unappreciated in. our
midst, of rare minds '.' wasting their sweet
ness on the desert air"-pardon the thread
bare quotation-and we cannot bat admit
the truth.
When we consider the scanty provision
made for the accommodation of this very ge
nius-thc few periodicals of real value es
tablished in the Southern Confederacy, we
readilr perceive tho cause and not the effect j
of thia dormant, and uncultivated talent wc .so j
much deplore.
Then, friends, to the rescue ! We do not
propose in our unpretending corner ot the
Advertiser' to astonish the world with any
t uch display of this " awakening*genius'' as
might provoke tho envy of the '?' London
JOcleetic1 or ''North British Reriacy' but
simply to afford a pleasant hour to those who
turn wearily aside from the troubled ques
tions of the day, and seek a few moments
rest for mind and body around the quiet fire
side at home. We are sure our Southern sis
ters will appreciate this effort ott our part.
And the little children-we will not forget
them. Get your slates and pencils, Fannie
aod Charlie, fir we mean to give you some of
the most impossible (?) enigmas you ever
saw, besides other little remembrancers of
more value than puzzles. And sp, without
further flourish of trumpets, we salute our
reader**, and hope that ocr intercourse will
Lt? mutually pleasant aud beneficial.
44 tioue to the Wan'"
" Who has gone to the war V
Come with me, and I will tel.! you.
How, cold aad dark it.is ! The rain drops
drearily from thc wintry 'sky, and the wind is
rising. Here'by these lew embers sits a pile
woman. See how thin those small h.mds art !
Tbe grey hair folded over her meek face was
on?e as sunny and luxuriant as yours, child,
and her faded eye? as bright. Time aud sor
row bare blanched the one, anti dimmed the
other ; the poor wear their ailvrr on their
She is sewing, and tears fall thick and fast
. on the coarse garment as she thinks of bim
whose form it is to clothe, thro' weary march'
es. and bloody battles ; and which, periiape,
may be-hts shroud 1 M The only sou of bis
mother, and she a-widow P
Draw the candle closer, the light is dim
' all light is dim now-a-days. Something ha?
clouded her sight. She wipes ber spectacles
and replaces them ; it is now near midnight,
and no time to be lost. Is not her only soc
crouched beneath this wintry storm without ?
gament to shield bim ? Poor aa is ber fare
hard aa is her lot, sad as ia her late, is no
hia harder, poorer, sadder? God help thee
poor mother I Who knows but this viTy nigh
that idol may be lying low on some blood;
field with the pitiless rain beating into hi
glaz'id eyes !
Y it she doest not despair ; God gives he
hope-faith-trust. Ljsten, she sings in be
trembling voice:
"Yefearful saints, fresh courage take,
'.rho clouds you so mnch dread,
Aro big with tue rey, and will break
In blessings on your h cul-'.
Ki- purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every bour;
Tho bud may have a bitter taste.
Bot sweet will be the flower."
Titra to this picture.
It is a bright, pleasant room. The fit
crackle* merrily, and the. pine torches cai
their cheerful glow over the scene. You he:
children's voices-?weet and infantile, in in;
led with their mother's gentle accents. The:
ii no carpet on the floor ; thc costly .Brassi
is now the soft resting place for many awonn
ed and weary aoldii r. ' Nor are there at
luxuries on that board which once gre an*
with .rare viands. "My husband is a .<
clier," thia sweet-voiced wife says, with an i
tonst?m of womanly pride, and a smile of *
wanly tenderness, * and I cannot enjoy the
thiogs while he enduren hardships."
Yon say she has a pretty hand. Yes, it
small i nd lady-like, but not so white as th
once were ; they do not lie idly in her silk
lap now. Night and day she labors with 1
hand-maiden*, and those delicate fingers :
familiar with the needle, the shuttle, and i
diatafr. See how deftly they ply those .*t
weapons, the most effectual in \h- hands c
Southern woman.
The ihi'.drtn are gatbered round her fe
they aire talkit g of "Father." L;zzie w
ders if be w not asleep and dreaming of tht
little Maimie hopes it is not rlining the
and W Hie asks earnestly if' Mimina thi
he will be old enough to 441 ? go to tl.er w
by next year. Mamma smiles and says
haps so !" but tin re isa tear in ber ey?
she remembers him so far away from
home and loved oms.
Noble woman ! Tender wife ! If thy pi
en sod tears were pearls lt rung on a gol
choro1, they would reach from earth I
en, and bind the Wanderer fast to the
Throne of Godi
But coree with me once more.
The raia still falls, and the wind wi
young girl -utanda at the window w
the storm. There i8 warmth andligb
and all is cheerless in thal upper ch
kind words and lorin? smiles await h
she'lingers here. What hohis she
hand clasped close to her .heart ? Ah
letter ; there is a little pile of them
table tied with a blue ribbon, and a
curl nes les ckwe'beside. . Watch how
ly she smiles as she takes it up, and tl
ken shreds cling lovingly to her taper
Ab, Maiden, do not hope too mach I
are terrible dangers yet tb pass ; in
enemies, to face ; disease and death-s
and sword ; and it tbese spare him, th
changes-changes-changes ! He may
with Ids handsome face scarred with g
wounds ; those t ear eyes may be
darkened ; that proud step moy move J
?ti the place of that leal right arm ma
an il empty sleeve''-these things won
endear him-to you. But if he romes
strange and cruel tale written upon hi
1 nobie brow-if he comes a devotee (
enticing goddess who pets up her altar
I midst of the camp, and .lures on younj
to eternal destruction-better kr him t
offered an unstained life to Liberty, an
gloriously ? patriot and hero. Ob, letl
turn pure, or return no more !
Son, husband, lover, nil gone-" gc
tho war." God knows how we sit h
home with tearful eyes and trembling
listening for that awful word u Dead !"
us grace, oh Father, to bow submis-s
Thy weil.
For the Literary Corner.
Miss CLARA : I desire to call you- atti
to the following lines which I pluck f
poem contributed to the Field d'; Fin
AVe ti?pench ahull hire Unshed ?ti an .
O.- tie riutuge hare grated the vine,
th- fr,u'h -hud e-ei^t uer Gath find Jinn
Like a' ij'<int qpfrethed leith iciuc.''
It was a hopeful as well as a poetical
.that indited this tranza ; but I fear the p
ecy is wide of lb* mark. The writer i
the^iredictiou on tbejtigb ground tka
" reign of EMANUEL draws uigb," and t
" ww barn nation" is to u grace his t
?bile the "demons of darkness fly."
ainsi is the difficulty, mountain high,
g ves me pause : A 7if?r born Nation
not ul. n* conv. y. in thia connect io-i, tbf
of a nation politically regenerated, bm
of one morally and religiously ' regenei
II I am right, where is the present pro
of so happy a result 1 Kobo, locking out
the undisputed reign uf if-tmiHon in ail
' laud, answers tremulously, "where?"'
i But \ itu God all things are possible ;
i Jet the sisters ol thc South lift up their li
bi prayer to the- Great Disposer ol'nil th
?. that He'may visit our laud with that
Spring front on High which ahme can r*|
? rate and exalt our poor fallen humanity.
, -It occurred to nie to write this brief
i meut upon the pretty lines T have quoter
i tool for reflection to the men and the wp
, ar, and also to tho children of the Soutl
tl Mr.TA.
t Resignation in Times of Sore Trou
j lt was a remark of .lohn Newton, that
g require, comparatively speaking, onlj
ounce of grace to do the will of God, .1
r pound to bear it." Never wero the C
r lian* of the South plunged into circumstj
which rendered this " pound of grace" i
necessary, than now. Our ship of state'
on " a sea of blood, ploughed, into such
furr >ws as have almost sunk it ;" and
can have the assurance that there are
forma of calamity and anguish which maj
overtake him ? Looking on these evils,
from the earthly side, u the noblest na
^ may catch a wrench" may be entrapped
}j sinful despondency before the lowering ck
ir or into sinful expedients to clear them
the sky.
rc * The only effectual safe-guard against
,js perversion, lies in the spirit of unfeignei
o', signatjon .to the will of God-the spirit
lV forced by one of the old Knglish writers :
P(J [' Still rnffo fofgood tbe supplicating vince,
But leave to heaven the Uieacura and the chi
J'" Implore His aid, in ll is dueii?ion rest,
?n- Secure, wbate'er Ile gives, lie gives the best,
rc- This was the spirit displayed by A
!?e Stever son, after languishing for twelve mo
on the coach of n slow but painful illness
is her mother she said : 141 am very happy,
ey quite resigned ; but fbi? ia ucl of roysell
en have never before spent a year so comfi
ier bly as the last, though it has been a }ea
ire ijreat affliction. I have not a wish for
the thing but the Lord's will."
eel' Does it not become . Us, thon, at sue
f ? crisis as the present, to join with Mrs. Pe
in the prayer which she borrowed form
et; Bowe? "If ihm wouldst permit rai
on- choose for myself, I would resign the cl
?tr; again to Thee. I dread nothing more I
re ; the guidance of my own b!;nd desire!
ni s tremble at the thought nf such a fatal lib
ar" Avert, gracious God, that miserable
??r dons ! Thou foreseen! all events, and at
2 ts sincle view dost look through eternal cc
his qnetice : therefore, do Thou determine
e:reutn>rar?(W, and not to gratify my
ray- blind desires, but to advance Thy glory."
deo Whatever betides, maj our inmost b
re-echo tho sentiment embodied in lines,
written--it is-said, with a pin-by Lady Jane
Grey, during her imprisonment, and since
rendered from Latin to English, os follows :
" HM rmi e-pr all malice, if our God be nigh ;
Fruitless all pains, if Ho His help deny ;
Patient, I -mts these gloomy hours away,
And wait the morning of eternal day."
The Women and the Private Soldiers.
The following is an extract from a private
letter written by an officer now in the army
to his wife :.
u You arc the most incorrigible patriot I
know, lia nj; rae, if I don't believe ; ou would
sacrifice me for the cause. These women, as
fold Stein used to say, " are de devil ;" but if
they were entitled to.tbatclistinction in times
of peace, they'are certainly the incarnate dei
ties of a revolutionary war. I do not say this
in disparagement of the sex : for I really be
lieve that if we ever achieve oar indepen
dence, the gbry of it shouldbelong to the wo
men and the private soldiers of thc South.
The great weak will bc due to thc ungrudg
ing spirit of devotion and sacrifice animating
the women and stimulating and supporting
the tireless energy and heroic endurance of
the soldiers. Take my word for it, the peo
ple who stiy at home, have no conception
whatever of the splendid metal of-our sol
diery. Tho "ones it sends out when struck
by the wild hand of war, will i ing through
all history in a purer and grander key than
j was ever realized in the olden ages of chiv
alry. The mailed warriors of ancient ro
mance were sickly children of sentiment com
pared to the ?tern manhood and unconquera
ble grit of Southern soil.
" For -my part, there are birt two classes
engaged inglis war who command my res
pect and admiration-women and the private
soldier. I love, cherish and'obey the first as
becomes a christian gentleman, and I honor
and reverence the last as the only living im
personation of. a pure and unselfish patriot
j ism. May Ord protect their lives, and give
to their country that peace and independence
for which the;: are so nobly struggling."
FiDti-iTV.-Nover forsake a friend. When
enemies gather thick and faa': around him, or
sickness falls on his heart, when tho world i*
dark and cheerless, this is the time to try
W<*rfdshrp; "Urey who rtYrt? from'the seetie'of
! distress or offer reason why they should be
j excused from extending their sympathy and
! aid, betray their hypocrisy, and prove that
I s.'lfish motives only prompt or move them.
! If you have a friend who loves you, who han
j studied your inlenntand happiness, defended
j yon wh??n persecuted and troubled, be sure tn
I defend him in his adversity. Let him f?el
; (lint his friindbkliip was nol lavished on yw
1 j for naught.
IUa1 fidelity may lie rare, but it f>xi?ls in
the heart. \\ ho bas not fcpen and felt iii
pawer? They only deny its worth and pow
er who have never loved a friend or laboree1
to make one h ippy. The good, the kind, thf
affectionate, and virtuous, see a::d feel this
heavenly principle, for heavenly it is; il
is fruit gathered from a sacred germ planter
by heaven ia I he heart.
And true fidelity has its reward, it mn;
; be slighted by some, overlooked by tabers
{ but pure-minded mon cherish' a feud und nu
! dying love for it.
! As the diamond found in tb? darkness i
i the mine, as t!ie lightning .shoots with th
I mo>t vivid flashes from the darkest cloud, i*
j does fidelity proceed from a heart susoepli
j ble to the calle of the deepest melancholy, an'
i (?hows ilself brighter and stronger in the ad
i versity of a friend. 9
-: - -g
"Nothing is more abundant these days tha
' deludions, of whi-h there are two sorts, On
? springing from erroneous reports, and th
other from emr of judgment, .or M mi3caln
J lation of forces." Of thc first kind, the ma;
meeting, which Gov. Foote proposed to'hol
J over the good news from Kentucky, is a
; amusing illustration. Of the second, we hat
! two very curious instances in Mr. Lincoln
j Stcretnry of State, and Mr. Davis' Secretar
j From the beginning, each of these gentlemt
I has persistently maintained in thc face
I facts, and in spite of law and logic, that tl
war could not i.ast sixty days. Mr. Se wa'
assured all foreign Governments, in innur
erable despatches, that the rebellion wou
be crushed in shty days. Mr- Benjam
never lost an opportunity of convincing eve
man who would listen t > him, that Em
i pean intervention and peace were inevii'al
? in the aforesaid magical sixty days. But t
I sixty days of both tho honorable Secretar;
j have repeated themselves some dozen' tim
? and the important event predicted is as
! nmfe as ever.
Mr. Benjsml n's delusion U not so funny
I that of Gov. Foote ; bnt it may be that bt
1 bf these shall have the laugh ou their side
the lapse of time.
But, us to Siward, it would be well fer!
if he could escape as the victim o! a delusi
On his skirts is more blood than on tho?
any other man on thtasjontinent ; and as s
as there is retribution on earth, or a Got:
heaven, a bloody doom awaits him. Cowr
ly as cruel, he may dodge and twist, rec
his opinions and disavow his agents, but
inexorable furies arc on his track. The
passions he ha* aroused will not be app
ed ; the blood he has shed will not sink
avenged. The monsters he ?as eugeodt
will rend him. If justice did not admonish,
history would teach him wtjat trill be bia fate.
Richmond Whig.
--. .
" Order of C?en. Banks.
The Mobile Advertiser & Register has the
following from the New Orleans, La., Delta,
of Jan. 29tb:
GENERAI. ORHER No. 12.-The following
proclamation of the President of tho Uiaited
Sutes, dated Jan. I, I8G3, is published! for
the information and government of the offi
cers and soldiers of this command, and. all
persons acting under their authority.
Tt designates the portions of the State of
Louisiana which aro not aifocted by its pro
visions : The laws of the United States, how
ever, forbid the officers of the army and navy
to return slaves to their owners, or to decide
upon the claim of nny person lo the service
or labor of another.
The inevitable condition.of a state of war
iovariably deprives all classes of citizens of
much absolute freedom of action and control
of property, while loyalty, law and continued
peace guarantee and secure them.
The forcible seizure of fugitives from Ber- J
vice or labor by their owners, is inconsistent
with tbese laws and a condition of wnr.
Office? and soldiers wiH_: not encourage or
assist slaves to leave their" employers, but
they cannot compel or authorize their return
by force.
Negroes who leave their*eniplovers will be
compelled to support themselves and fami
lies by labor upon the public works.
To secure the object both of of capital and
]Abor, tLe Sequestration Committee is author
ized and directed, upon a confer? nee with the
planters and other parties/.tp propose and es
tablish a yearlj M's tem of negro labor which
&hal! provide food, clothings proper treatment
and just compensation for, negroes at fixed
rules, on'an equitable prcfijrtion of the year
ly crop a.? may be deemed advisable, s,nd
when accepted hy the planters or other par
ties, faithful service and subordination shall
be enf Teed on the part of .?the negroes and
officers of the Governraeut..
To secure their payment, the wages of la
bor will constitute a lien upon its products.
Quai termas'ers of this d?partaient ace charg.
ed with the duty of hervesting corn on deser
ted fields*!^ cultivating niotadoned oslntcs.
Unemplojprnegrocs will be engaged in this
service. . . * .
By command of Maj. Gen. Bunks.
(?oom-The New York correspondent ol
tbe Host on Juurnatj Writes to tb it paper a.?
Mr. Alexander T. Siowart, the dry goodl
millionaire of, ibis city, ba?, refuged to tel
r?d ton gonda nt nny pri?e. . Ile bas b*eiH'e
wully-engaged iu buying up all the good:
lie could purchase. Ktnpty stores have beei
taken, warehouses rented, nnd filled to tbi
rafters with goods'.' This done, bc closes .sale
and waits for coining events. It is wei
known that Mr. Stewart's tonnection will
the government is such that he has-carly in
formation of changes to take place, of move
meats to be made, and the signs of thc time
are within bis vision. He bas. had the mon
opoly of one kind of goods for which the s d
ho* been great,' and the past yeur bas bee
to him probable the mont successful year h
has ever known. Over fifteen millions do
lars' wort li of goods- he bas sold within tb
year 18G2, and when he holds up and refus?
to sell a eins* of goods, men begin to ope
their eyes. If we have a. battle and do nc
wiu, cotton goods will ruu up like gold.
j?5?r* Georgin has sent into the field sint
the opening of the war near eighty regimen
of infantry, thirteen battalions of artillei
and infantry, a-numbur of cavalry regiment
several independent companies, who ha'
been attached to regiments from other Statt
and a large number cf volunteers who ha
connected themselves with companies fro
almost every State in the Confederacy. B
sides thete. she bas for Rome time, been du
tiishing conscripts, and is still daily doing s
in large numbers, from every sectiou of tl
State, to the extent of her capacity. Georg
bas not only done this, but she has armed a:
equiped from her own resources, more th
thirty thousand of the men whom she se
into service at the beginning, or first year
the war.
an unquestionable source, that on tho arrii
of Gen. Brsggat Tullahotna, he address**
circular letter to his generals, in which
desired to know if there wsB any foundati
for the rumor prevailing, that there was c
satisfaction and a want of confidence in hi
existing in the army? All the Geucr
with tho exception cf Withers and Cheath
replied m the affirmative, stating thaJ*i
was the case, and that it would ue
the interest of the service if Gen. Bragg wo
ask to be relieved.
lt is further stated that none but Gene]
Polk, Withers aird Cheathaui concurred
the proposition to retreat from Murfreeth
all the other Generals not only being op]
ed to it, but the majority of them were
even consulted on this point. General W
ers in bis statement in tbis regard was th
fore entirely mistaken.
The scorpion, falsehood, coils round ii
perplexity, aod tow its sting io its own b
Another Letter from Bill Arp to
The. following which" we copy t'roi
Rome {Ga.) Southerner, though in a
which the fastidious may not wish to
vate, is equal to the letters of Jack Doi
whose popularity extended wherever th?
Hs h language was read :
Mr. Linkhorn, Sur :-Are it not .po
that yon. are usrn too mach proklomas
More'n 18 months ago-you published ac
orderin the boys to retire atid be peaci
but they dis-retlred and went to fitin.
effek wer bad, very bad. Now you're
klatned tbaL niggers ar free after. Jany
and I'm afeered it will prove a fee simpl
for all time.
Every free nigger will gi tin the k?tton
now, shore : fur the tarnal rebels do e
thing by kontrarys. Niggers hav ris 21
sont -and are growin more darker and
blacker evry day. A big plantation now
like thc suu wer in^A klipse. Your pi
mash un hav eutaled Afriky upop us so si
that yon kin actually smell it." Tippio
(we call bim Tip for short) tbnt he are
sonally interested, and thinks you had b
make em free fast, and isshu your prokli
shun afterwards. Gen. Hunter tried it
way and over krapped himself. Tip 1
got no free papers at all.
Mr. Linkhorn, Sur : I'm afeered you'*,
ken iu more ground than you kin ter
You're trying to do too much at onst.
Hunter tried your plan and koudent wo
over three States, so you had better pr
on homypathic doses. , If you'll begii
Dade konnty you kin tell what your mas
will do, for thar aint but one nigger thar,
they keep him in a kage as a kurjoslty.
may be you had better experiment on
fust.- If you could manage to give ei
hydrofoby I think it would work, and
you might try it on the niggers and c
horned kattie. If they, wont aksept ;
freedom, why,'let em alone. It are. us
to kail em if they wont karn'. ? worist h
a feller iu a theatur say he koud kail sp
frotn the nasty deep, but the sperits ?ever
? Pand he never got nary drink-so go it ge
Mr. L'nkhorn, but go it storey. The w
the flesh and the devil are^^trig to ye
exteud the egis of frcedumi&wrall krea!
-over ''buiga" animais-aiit?-?n-aainiaJ,
1 bull bats and screech owl.-), grub-worms
grind stoues, niggers and alligator-*, and
ry thing thn-t dont spill as the yeartblurn
dido dt.wn. You'll have a free fite, Mr. I
1 h ?in, in dom all this, but never mind-\
' iu-grato is your reward.
1 Mr. bink boru, Sur: It aro amazin toll
what a big gnb yon have under'ook. It
' a big gob .shore. Matlhy Matt ?oks not
' daddy koudent tagger bow long it will
you to fit thru akkordiu tn your feobul p
* ress. Tin* double rule of .1 wont liiob it,
1 late and tret: Great Bethel I w'hat a pc
? ol' work ! Hedent you better sublet the
* truk to sum Uropean Nashuns ? Short
' you're born, you'll need a heap of uude
^ kern before U finihh your overland mart
If I' koud nurdi like Jackson it would
' but I' kant. Dr. Battey says that Jacks
* troops take thc gowt if they rest 24 hour
Mi*. Linkhorn, Sur: Our people pit ii
stubborn every day. Tkcy go inity niph
1 ked and say they're savin their sundy kio
I wenr to your banging. They just'glor
Irvin on half raiJiuns and stewin salt ot
their smoke, house dirt-they say they ra
3 fite (J than feed U, and s ware by the go!
n Kalhoun they will eat roots and drink hrs
,l water the balance of time before they
kernowly to your abolition die-nasty. Ct
ahominy ! what a gob you're ondertoo
'e Do Haniblo help you any ? I htarn tell
he jest sot in the korner of your oilis all
r^ long, and never sod a word hal nigger, ui>j
8> nigger, and that since your proclamashuu
?e face hav turned darker and his bair n
3' kinkyer. * <*
ve Mr. Linkhorn, Sur: Hav you any laten
m from Mr. Harper's ferry. I beam that Si
e* W Jackson kept the payrolls for a few t
and that, about 14,000 . crossed over it
'hours. Hete a smart ferryman shore
tie ?
your folks know how to make it pay 1 It
' a bad cross in, but.still, I suppose, are al
safer than Bulls bluff or Shepherdstowi
an Them's dangerous fords, Mr. Linkhorn, sh
. and'Tm afeered if your folks keep ero
sich sickly rivers, like the Potomak
Chickyhominy, you'll have, all the skuc
m your populashun killed up, a?d will bavj
enkroach on your good society.
ja Mr. Linkhorn, Sur : Your Generala d<
JJQ- travel the right road to Richmond n0 b
[0n The way they've been tryin to kum are t
ii. a mity Longstreet, over two powerful T:
and across a tremengious Stonewall. It wc
,aj be safer and cheaper for em to go round
am the Rocky Mounting, ii spending time in D
ich tar^ exkurshuns are their chief objek.
(o But I must klose this brief epistle. I
uld i ^JB*001"}') Mr. Linkhorn, about this dest:
j tiv war, and hui ut uo heart to write mt
rajg i As General Byron sed, " I aint now wh
j j use ter was, uud my sperits are pblutti
faint and lo."
' Yourn till deth,
^06" BILL ARP.
?ilh \ P-S-~How ore Bill Suard ? I beam I
a mad dog hit bim the other day, and tho
died imntegiately.' Areitafak?
Btu. ARI
. ! ---
) its What i? time worth ? Ask diath-beds
ead, ! they can tell,
Liin o? j*ein
Passed at the session of the Legisl
Sonth C?i*?lin? begun Norember 2
and ending February G, 1863.'
1. An'Act to extend pome of the
i cns of an Act, entitled "An Act ii
euee to the suspension of specie payo
tho bank J of tbii State, and for nt
posea," to the first day bf January,
yi?r of onr Lord one thousand eight 1
and sixty-four.' . .
2. An Act io grant the aid of the ?
the'Cheraw ard Coal Fields Rai?rbac
P-jyr.. .. V . 7?
3. An Act for the appointment o
missioners^ the Poor for Lancaster I
4. An Act to refund the Soldiers- B
Relief for Barnwell and Laurena Di
and for St. Mathew's and Christ Ch ur
islies, moneys advanced and ex pane
them as Boards of Relief out of thc
vate funds.
.5. Aa Act to establish and re-chart
tain Roads, Bridges and Ferrie*, and f
cr purposes.
*G. An Act to vest in the Confederat
eminent a part of the Columbi i Car
the term of twelve years.
7. Au Act to charter the Palmetto I
ihg and Importing Company.
3. An Act to provide for the appoir
of Commissioners of the Poor f-Jir Dari
Di strict and Chesterfield District.
0. An Act to charter the Atlantic
Pucket Company of the Confederate ?
j HO. An Act to incorporate certain I
j oufi ar.d Charitable Societies, and to
i and amend the charters of others here
! granted."
kl/ An Act to incorporate the Edisi
As i ley Canal Company. '
12. An Act to provide for a guarani
the Sute of the bonds of the Coufe<
Sta tee.
nSp- A n Act to authorize the Bank <
?tste to increase its issue of small billa
] 4. An Act to authorize the issue of
for the purpose of continuing the constri
of the new State House.
15. An Act to confer tfie rights of legi
cy on Mary C. Daniel.
1 ?. Au Act to amend ah Act, entitles.
Acl. to provide for the payment by thc
: of the War Tax of the Confederate S
j anti, for the collection of the same fro
j tax-payers in this State.
? 17. An Act to provide for the paymc
j the State of Mich War Tax as may h
j poAjd by the Congress of the Cot: fed
i Stales during the year one thousand
j hundred and sixty-three, and for the o
tion of the samp from the tax-payers iu
H. An Act to enable tie citizen" o
State, who are engaged in military servi.
I exercise the.rights of suffrage.
HI. An Act to provide for a g naran t
i th.i State of tho Bonds of the Confcd
I Slates.
I 2J. An Act to raise supplies for the
' commencing in October, in the year p:
Lord one thousand eight hundred and s
j two.
s ! 21. An Act to make appropriations fo
j yea' commencing in.?ctobe r, in t tuf ve
1 j our Lord one thousand eight hundred
1 sixty two.
f 7
f 1. An Act to incorporate the Wando, *r
f baw and Winyah Canal Company.
U 2. An Act to continue of force s.n Acl
titled " An Act to authorize certain Buil
I and Loan Associations to suspend the
for monthly instalments."
3. An Act to increase tho fees of Sh
for dieting persons confined in j*il.
4. An Act to ameud the charter of
IS Ort'
Ban -v of Charleston, South Carolina,
?e .
5. Au Act tn provide agaiu-st dearth
11. An Act to amend au A ct, entitled '
>8 i Act to make appropriation m aid of the
,4 j dies of soldiers,*' ?nd to' repeal an Act 1
, tied " An Act to affotd aid to the familii
ro soldiers;''ratified on the twenty-first da
jp Dec* tuber, in the year of our Lord ooe t
_ saud eight hundred and sixty-one."
.?) 7. Ali Act to incorporate with uni!
in right, power aud privil?ges Protea!ant 1
id copal Congregations in South Carolina,
of, 8. An Act to prevent and punish the j
to ting and cultivating in this State over a
tain quaatity of colton, daring thu pre
i?t year.
ir, 9. An Act to authorize the Banks of
iu State to purchase Confederate and Statt
Ita euri ti es.
lld 10. An Act to amend an Act, enti
by M An Act to authorize . the City Couuci
?jj. Charleston to issue and put iu circulai
notes redeemable in taxes or dues to the ci
eCl ratified thc twenty-first, day ot Decembe:
QC. the year of our Lord one thousand eight 1
ch. dred and sixty-one.
tl ll. Au Act to declare the law in rela
nU to tho proceedings of the Executive Cou 1
12. Au Act to continue in foi ce an .
entitled " An Act to extend relief tc debt
and to prevent the sacrifico of propert
hat..public sale.*'
Jog 13. An Act to vest the title of the Stat
ceruiu escheated prop.rty in Ilote Anu I
uigham arid her heirs.
14. An Act to amend an Act, enti
' " An Act to organize acd aapply nif-ro lt
Lions of tie Confederate. 8taiee3" Bod " to au
thorizer ?nd direct ile Governor :\o- proceed
to furnish, negro labor under paid Act. -', '
15. Aa Act for the better orgaakatioa of
th? Militia and p^o?ier fi^mti, [
. 16.' Ap Act io pr?veut Extortion oed pan
Uh Ex tor Lionera. .
j . --i-w '?V;' *T^ *?y ' '
I i .?.< . r: . : ria t ?Ni
ms PBWBKT TEA a. ' -
7. Be H cnaded bj the fixate ?nd BOOM
of Beprcfi??tatived,. BOW net and^sitting in
General Amorally, aucr*by the authority of
tba same, That, during the 'war in w hieh tr?
are now engaged, it shall not ba lawful fer
any person or persona* daring the present
year, whether-residing in this State or not, to
plant and cultivate in dds St?t*y by them
selves,their agents or employ?es, or to ?*Jow
th? same tobe done, a greater number of
acres of land, ira Cotton : then-.threw a?resof
short staple cr one ?nd a half of lor g staple
for ?ach hand owned or employed by theo?
in agriculture between, the ages; di Cftrisj
an '. fifty-five; and whoo said person ot fur
son? m ty om or employ bands orer fifty-five
years of age and under sixty-five, or over
twelve years of age and ander |ft?enf two of
said bands shall, be counted .as one band :
Provided, That nothing containnl in this
Act shall be consfraed to affect thu right of
any white person himself to plant <^nd cult?
vate Cotton according to the rate bi if ein pre
II. That every vioLifor of tbielair ahall .ba
guilty 'of a misdemeanor,. and* upon convic
tion thereo'V shall be fined the sum of five
hundred dellar* foe ea?b a"d evprj a<re so
planted aJwve the- Bamber apeeifiod ; oath
penalty to be paid to the f Sol diem' Board
of Reliefn of the District where such son vic
tion takes place. .. J.
III. That after warrant i^ued,- sffijnst any
person or Jetsons, for a violation of thia Act,
it shall be the duty of LLe Clerk of il e Court
of General S?aeions and Common Pleas, for
the District tn whi?b the offene?* k charged,
upon the application, under oath i>f either
party, prosecutor or defendant, to issue a Bule
of Survey, in tba case^ giving. fiv? days'ao
"f tiee'nliereofT" fo tbe^oppxwhrpwrtyy- th?' tote ? "~
of such Rule and Survey to be taxed in the
Bill of Costs, upon the final aljudicatiou of
the case.
?V. That all owners of slave* or employees
shall give in, on oath to the Tax Collector,
th? number of hands owned or employed by
them in agriculture, between the ages of
twelve and aileen, nnd fifteen and fifty-fire,
and fifty-five and kixty-tive, each year during "
?aid- war, under a penalty of one Lnodred
dollars for each band, to be recovered as spec
i ried in the former sections of this Act.
V. That the Judges of the Courts of Com
mon Pleas and General Ses/sons be r< quired .
to give this law specially in charge to the
/iraud Juries, at each tenn of their .Courte,
during said n ar with the Abolitionists.
Be it tuadtd, by the Senate and House of
Representatives, now met and sitting tn Gea*
eral Assembly and by the authority ol' the
same, that the provisions and benefits of an
Act entitled "An Act to make ?ppropriatioa
in aid of the families of Soldiers," and to
peal an Act entitled " An Act to afford aid to
the famil'miof Soldiers,'' ratified- ea tb? twen
ty- first day of December, iu, the year of our *
Lord one rhonsatid eight hundred and sixty
one, be and the aarue are hereby extended so
as to include the families, reaidant in this
State, of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines,
who ??hall be iu the Army or Navy of ike
Confederate States, or io the service of the
State of South Carolina, or who sha!i die, ba
killed, or disabled in the service of either, at
any time during the year of oar Lord one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, any
thing in the said. Act to the contrary notwitfe- "
standing j and that the 7 th Section- of tb?
.aid! Act be amended aa follow? : That tpo?
the organisation of th? respectiva Board?
they ?hall forthwith report th? wine to tiri
Comptroller General, with the Post nSco ad.
drees of the-several officers of each Board. *
In the Senat?' House, the si fi th day Of
February, intheye&r of cor LoH cm.j thom- ,
and eight hundred and riStj'ihree, ?ad iii j
the eighty?sevehth year of. the iguty i
and independence of the Sut? ci South
President of the ikraate
Speaker of House of Repn*t*tatiVes.
At an auction -sal? in Charleetos, on Thur**
day, aa eu ti re gang of ~ihfrt/-tw??f^iq.t* ;.
grues, five df wbW ?tnj 'jf^^^a^r^p^?'.
sound, and thirteen of whom wem children, -
from the ag ce of three months to ten yeera,
sold fur the round sam of i;'29,?"'8l. AW?,
several single negroes sold at .prices,binging
from $1600 to $1830 for prime bop) ?J4
$1200 to for primo

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