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THE. TRI-WEE.KLY NEWS
VOLUME I.] WLNNSBORO, S. C., MONIPAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4 1865. [N UMBEI 74.
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H ILTON hEAD, 8. C.,.July 20, 1805.
Grneral Order No. 9. -
IT is announced, for- the information
and government ot this command,
that BENJAMIN F. FERRY, of South
Carolina, has been appointed by the
President, Provisionil Governor of ,the
State of South Carolina, with a.
thority and instructions. "at the eirliest
practicable period, 'to prescribe such
rules and regulations as may be necessa
ry and preper for convening a Conven
tion, composed of delegates to be chosen
by that portion of the people of- said
State who are loyal to the United
ptates, and no othemrs, for the purpose of
altering or amending the, Constitution
thereof ; and wit h authority to exercise,
within the limits of said State, all the
powers necessary and proper to enable
such loyal people of the State of South
Carolina to restore said State to its consti
tutional relations to the Fedleral Govern
nient, and to present sichi a Republican
form of State Government as will enti
tlIe the State to the guaranten of the
JntiLed States therefor, and its people to
protection by the United States against
invasion, insurrection and do nestic vio.
lence; provided, that in any election
that may hereafter'be held for choosing
delegates to any State Convention as
aforesaid, no person shall be qualified as
an elector, or shall be eligible as a meni
bAr. of such Convention, unless he t'cli
have, previously taken and subscribed
'he oath of amnesty, as set forth in the
President's proclamation of May 29, A.
D. 1865, and is a voter qualified as pro
scribed by the Constitution and laws of
the State of South Carolina in force im
mediately before the seventeenth day
of November, A. D. 1860, the date of
the so-called Ordinance of Secession ;
and the said Convention,. when conven
ed, or the Legislature that may be
therehtfter assembled, will prescribe the
qualification of electors, and the eligibili
ty of persons'to hold office under the
Cdnatitution arnd laws of the State, a
power the people of the seveIal States
composing the 'Federal Union have
rightfully-exercised from the origin of
the Government to the present time."
It is therefore ordered, thfat all officers
and other persons in the United States
nilittry*service, within the. State of
SouthfCarolina, aid and assist Governor
Perry in carrying into effect the foiego
ing iifAtructions, ahd they are enjoined
to abstain from, in any wity, lindering,
impeding or discouraging the loyal peo
pie of the State from the or anization of
a State Government, as hereinabove au.
thorized and directed.
All orders and instructions now in
operation throughont this Departqent,
whether emanating from these headquar
ters, 6r from 1eadquarteri Department
of the South, that are not inconsistent
with the fdregoing distinctly specified
provisions of this-order, will continne in
force as-heretofore, throughout the State
.%yarf itOdful facility for taking the
atn Q oag till be afforded by the
milita y Aitha'ities, ont forms heretofore
supplie fr~ sh~t pups
Hereafter Pr6vostMarshals and As
sistant Provpst-bMarshal- will constitute
the onl pititary officers entitled to ad
minitr the aintidstv oath, a certified
c'o0y of which will, n all cases, be fur
niuhed to tbo indiyiddal taking it. The
original oaths will be& transmitted, semi
mont !, 6 ofleer'afitinistering the
ae to th rdvost ffshal Genetal it
these 1eal*tt0 tters;y whot they will
be in abook kept' far tUu t pur
p~sher forwetgded' to e Bect.
~t~~aplyng tot K clim
eneg wll ~ir petition( de46r
tinda roopy~ef- she Amnest tha
y a~reen4 G.a
Jg( .sdof Majo
suanco of said proclamation, failed or neg
looted to take the benefits offered thereby
WItEmtsas, Many persons who I ave beea
justly deprived o all claim to am, esty and
pardon therouqder by reason of th ir parti
cipation, directly ot by implicatio 1, in said
rebellion.and continued hostility ti the gov
ernment of thA United State3 sine the date
of said proclamation, now desir to apply
for and obtain amnesty and pardor
, To the end, therefore, that the thority
of the government of the United $t tea may
be rostored, and that peace, order liud free.
dom may be established, I, ANDRE .JOHlN:
S0N, President 'of the United Stites, do
proclaim and declare that I hereby grant to
all persons who hato directly or isdirectly
particiniated in the rebellion, eacept as
herelntifier excepted, atonesty andpardon,
with restoration of all ri ghts of jroperty,
except as to slaves, and excpt ,1 cases
where legal procpedings. under ths, laws of
the United States providing for the confis
cation of property of perfons eneged' In
rebellion, have been inst ituted, but on the
condition, nevertheless, that every sich per
son shall take and, subscribe -the fllowing
oat h or affirmation, and thenceforworA keep
and maintain said oath inviolate: a d whilh.
oath shall be registed for permanolt pres
ervation, and shall be of the tenor 'd effedt,
following. tq-wit : -
I, - , do solemnly swear or Oorm, in
presence of Almighty .Uqd, that I will hence
forth faithfully support, protct and defend
the Constitution of the Uniited States, and
'he Uilon of the States thereunier, and
that I will, in like - manner, abide by and
faithfully support all laws and proclama
tions which have been made during the ex
isting rebellion with reference io t he eman
cipation of slaves. So help me Go-l.
The following classes of persons aje ex
cepted from the benefits of this 'proclama
SFirsl-All who are, or shall have been,
pretended civil or diplomatic ofiqcers, or
otherwise, domestic or foreign agents of the
pretended Confederate government.
&cond--All who left judicial stations un
der the United States to aid the rebellion.
Third-All who shall have been military
or naval officers'of said pretended Confede
rate government, above the rank of Colonel
in the army or Lieutenant in the navy.
FoureAl-All who.left seats in the Congress
of the United States to aid in the rebellion.
FOl-All who repigned or tenderedl res
lgnstions of their comnissions in the army
,or ri-Vy'flthe Udited titates -to evide dluty
in reslsting tge rebellion.
sixth-All who have engaged in any way
In treating otherwise thap lawfully as pris
onters of *$r persons found iq the United
States service, is officers, soldiers, seamen,
or in other capacities.
Serenth-AI persons who have been or
are absentees from the United States for tho
purpose. of aiding the rebellion.
Eighth-All military and naval officers in
the rebel service who were educated by the
government In the Military Academy at
West Point, or the United States Naval
Ninth-All persons who. held the pretend
ed offices Qf Oovernors of States in insurrec.
tion against the United States.
Tenth-All persons who left their homes
within the jurisdiction and protection of the
United States, and passed beyond the fede
ral militarylln-s into the so called Confeder
ate States for the purpose of aidiang the re
Blesenth-All persons who have been en
gaged in the destruction of the commerce of
the United States upon the high seas, a- d
all persons who have made raids into the
United States ftrom Canalda. or been engag
ed In deptroying the Commerce of the Uni
ted States upon the lakes and rivern that
se rate the British provinces from the Uni
Nadea-All persons who, a; tie time
when 11aty seek to obtais the benefits hereof
by. taking the Oeth herein prescribed, are in
militry, bival or' olvil confinentesit or ous
tody, or under bonds of- the civil, military
or naval atihoritles or agents of the United
Steas, as prisoners of war or- persons de
tained fr'offenoes of any kind eitherbefore
6r after convIption.
7drtenth-All prsons who haye volun
tarily part iipated in said rebellion, and the
estiltatbdvalue of wose taiable property
is ovesr';Wenty thousand dollairs..
FouteenstA-All persons who have taken
tkeoeajk of amnesty. as pcsebedJa the
Presideut' proclainaion of Deoomiber sight,
A.-D.,'othethousansd.oight handzsed and sin'
tj.tlis'se, eran esth of allegiattee to the govy
eramotta of the.Usited States sines the Aata
ofsMk prulaation,, and whto aYn#&9
4~sotersedk andu ~sait *ed, et
twIdsdl 'that epel applielest'm$ be
wtades.o the pgIeat for pied9S i any
pe&rs to4L sae e U.
3y the Provisional Governor of the e e
State of South Carolina. a
A PROrLAMATION I
W I lEfREAS, His Excellency, Presi
- dent Johuson, has issued his pro
olamation, appoiutiung me (Benjamin F.
Perry) Provisional Governor tn and for the
State of South Carolina, with power to pre- I
scribo such rules and regulations as may bo
necessary and proper for convening a Con
vention of tho State, composed of delegates
to be chosen by that portion of the people of
said State who are loyal to the United
States, for the purpose of altering or amend.
Ing the Contitution thereof ; and with all
thority to exercise within. the linits of the
State all the powers necessary and proper
to enable such loyal people to restoro said
State to Its constitutional relations to the
Federal Government, and to present such a
Republican form of State Government. as
will entitle the Stateto the guarantee of the
United.States therefor, and its people to
protection by the United States against in
vnsion, insurrection and domestic violence :
Now, therefore, in obedience to the pro
olamation of His Excellency, .Andrew John
son, President of the United States, I, lIEN
JAMIN, F. P1ElIRY, Provisional Governor or'
the State of South Carolina. for the purpose
of organizing a Provisional Government in
South Carolina, restoring civil nuthority inI
said State. under tho Constittion and laws
ofthe United States, do hereby proclair
and declare that, all civil officers in South
Carolina, who were in offce when the Civil
Government of the State was suspended, in
Miay last, (except those arrested or under
prosecution for treaon,) shall, on taking
the oath of - allegiance prescribed in the
President's Amnesty Prockmution of the
.'9th day of May, 1865, resume the duties of
their oMlices an d continue to dischargo them
under the Provisional Government till fur
ther appointments are made.
AndiL do further - proclaim, declare and
Make known,.that it Is the duty of all loyal
eftikens of tio State of Southi Carolina to
pror.ptly go forward and take the oath of
allegiance to the Upited States, before some
magisttate or military officer of the Federal
Government, who masy be qualified for ad.
ministering oaths; and such are hereby au
thorized to give certified copies thereof to
the persons respectively by whom they
were made. And such magistrates or offi
cers are hereby required to transmit the
originals of such oaths, at as early a day as
may be convenient, to the Department of
State, in the city of Washington, D.'C.
And I do further proclaim, declare and
make known, that the Managers of Elea
lions throughout the State of South Caro
lina will hold an election for members of a
State Couvoation, at their respective pre
cinets, on the FIRST MONDAY IN SElW
TEMBUltNEXT, according to the laws of
South Carolina, in force before the secession
of the State, and that each Election District
In the State shall elect as miny numbers
of the Conv-entioh as the said District hat,
members of the House of Representatives
the basis of representation being population
and taxation. This will give one hnmdred
and twenty-four tnembers to the Convention
- number sufficiently large to represent
every portion of the htate most fully.
Every Idyal citizen who had taken the
Amnesty oath, and not wi.hin the excepted
classes in the President's proclamation,
will be entitled to vote, provided he was a
legal voter under the Constitution as It stood
prioi to the seaession of South Carolina.
And all who are withia the excepted classea
must take the oath and, apply for a pardon,
in order to entitle them to vote or becorwe
membors of the Convention.
The mnemberd of the Convention thus
elected -dn the first .Aonday In September
pezt, are hereby requirid o conuvene In the
oity. of CobanIa on WEDNESDA .te
18th day of Seftember, 1860, -for the pur
pose of altering and ameudIg the present
Constitution~ of Uonth Caroline, or remodel
ing andsmaeing a pew one, whlph will een
fogen to the grea cliepge' which baaltgken
plaoe iu the Mtte, and Je'-'more lh aeeord
ansywith.epabias piiuciples an4l equality
' Asi L de'.fu4tr lai~m and < assk,
ha '.. that, tM Gmlution anid all-les
of ioo~rntousl ' l pr(ou t1 thme
#eeeslon df' bo Stte,, area berebiy mad.et
tpr*.. under 'the Profitopal' ensme
emeea whr$ the y , confiot wIit tb
isoeIm shiepfo taln Aad the
-s of freed persons will be kind. to them,
cid not turn oft the children' oi- aged to
orish; and the reed men and women are.
irnestly enjoined to. make contracts, jfst
nd tair, for reiftaining with their forsner
In order to facilitato as 'much as possi
le the application for pardons under the
xetpted sections of the President's Am
esly Proclamatiion. it. is stated f9r infor
lation that all applications must bo by po
ition, stating the exception, and accom ,
anied with the oath prescribed. .This pe
ition must. be first approved by.tho Provis.
onal Govornor, and then forwarded to the
'resident: The headquarters of the Pro
,Isional Governor will be at Greonvillo,
rhere all communications to him must bo
The newspapers of this State will publish
his proclamation until the oleotion for mom
iors of the Convention. . i'
In testirpony whereof, I have herounto
set my hand and seal. Done at the
,. s.] town of Greenville. this 20th day of
July, in the year of.our Lord 1865,
and of the independenco of the Uu -
ted States the ninetieth.
B . F. PERRY.
By the Provisional (lovernar:
WIrLI AM 1. PHRRY, Private Secretary.
July 20'65--tsep4. 1 7
ANINOUNOC M NTS.
MR.- Enron : The near approach of the
liy appohied for the election of members to
he State Conventlon,'rwnders it properfor us
o c6sidder who we shall'selcot for that .po
ition. The declensions wrideh have taken
Atace yery much retrict fie range of seloc
ion..At thsis imsportan junseturo ofour affairs,
tis deairable that those who are pecnliarly 1it
ed to serve the people should be called forth,
know of po onemorosuitablo in all respects
han Mr. WILLIAM R1. ,ROBERTSON.
Eiis well known goud sense, his moderation
>f opinions, his business talents, hs untir.
.ng energy and Practical sagaei'.y,point him
:mt. u a man who can do us grod servlo. .1
Lherefore beg leave to present Iis name to
lie people ; and I feet satistied that while
ho does not seek the position his Rublic spir
it will induce him to obey the mandate of his
fellow-citizens, wifo desire his services.
aug 22.'05--te BiuOAD Riva.
For the Convesmtjoui.
"Choose for the Convention yo'ur best and
truest men ; not those who have skulked in
the hour of danger-nor those who have
worshipped Mumnon, while theit coun
iry was bleeding at every pore-nor
Lhe politician, who after urging war, dared
not encounter its hardships-but those who
had laid their all upon the altar of the coun
iry. Select such men, and inake them serve
as your representatives."
Mit. HivIoIL.: Dee-. Impressed with the
immense huportance of the above adlvio .
of the noble HAMTrOs, I propose aS MeM
bers of the Conventiot for Fairfield
JAMES H. ItION
aug 5'65-to Ason PATRI.
TM*, CM 0 NIJ1WWEAN INDE X.
BY the leirst of October or as soon as
the mails are re-establ'ishsed, I will re.
new the publication of the "CHIRIISTIAN
INDEX" and ilie "CHILD'S INDEX" 1ihave
Price 'of -ilndes," per snnum .:'88 00
Price of "Child's Index," "': : 0
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cure a largo subsriplio list with-Ohteli to
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giveh to the papers. The CifhLt PA-#.
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