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BY J. A. SELBY. COLUMBIA, . C_ - ~ 'VOL. 1.-NO. 132.
?)aflv Paper, six months.S3 CO
Tri-Weckly, " " .8 5?
Weekly, " " " .2 00
Single expies of the Daily and Tri-Weeklv,
1!) cents: of the Weekly, 13 cents.
ADV ran isEjrrxTs
Inserted in either th?; Daily orTri-YTeekly at
il per square for the ??Mfc insertion, and 75
mus for each subsequent insertion. In the
Weekly, il a square.
??"Special notices 15 cents a line.
Letter tt> Rev. Henry Wart! Beecher.
Sut. Now that the war is* over, anti
tho darling ??bject of your heart is ac?
complished-afc least, on paper-1
".vt >u hi tn ? gin tl t<> renew R request which
1 made of yo:i about twenty years ago
in t.uilianapolts.
Provo to mc that slavery isa sin.
You promised me then, that itt some
convenient season you would do so.
laben lcd. on several occasions, your
discourses on Sunday, as well ns ?your
"Wendesda vening lectures, and your
lectures to. ningmen. lint the near?
est approach you made to a ? ti bailment
your promise waa. tho assertion,
in one of your lectures-that the
greatest Behemoth that ever appeared
ou land was a slaveholder, and that
tile greatest Leviathan that ever dis?
turbed tile deep was a slave ship.
With you this is an axiom-with
me it is not. Yon affirm that shivery
isa sin. 1 ailinn that it is a blessing.
You draw your inspiration from your
own conscience; I draw mine from the
Haly Scriptures. You draw informa?
tion from the fancy sketches and lic
tious of real and supposed travelers;
I draw mine from direct observation,
made for forty years in the cabin and
the parlor-in tho kitchen and tho
illy reasons for my faith are based
upon God's "Word and God's Provi?
dence. War may settle man's opi?
nions upon policy and necessity, but
it can never chango the essential mo?
rality of any question.
I have carefully examined the argu?
ment of Channing and Wayland
dignified men and sober reasoners. I
have also read the f tirit?is declarations
of Phillips, Garrison, Prime and
ethos; but they, bj' reason of preju?
dice ami passion, ure ntterly incapable
of discussing thc subject.
1 still remain firmly persuaded in
my own mind that the Scriptural
view of the mutter is the only correct
. one. Tho airthority of prophets and
apostles is certainly higher than that
of uninspired men, and (unless we
have the wrong Bible) they teach us
very plainly that slavery ism perfect
harmony with thc will and pleasure of
I was raised in Kentucky by parents
who taught me that slavery is a sin, a
grout crime, the monster iniquity of
thc indi'rn, ami I never thought oth?
erwise until 1 was twenty-four years
Tao Biblo enabled mc to take my
stand firmly and immovably. As long
ns the Bible teaches pro-slavery senti?
ments, so long will 1 l>e a pro-slavery
b ir with me while 1 point ont to
you the course bi reading and study
which bas brought me standing np in I
favcr of an institution which has God
for its author, the negro raee for it?
subjects, ami the elevation of humani?
ty for its end. . It will be necessary
for me to define slavery, because you
do not seem to me to understand our
position. ' Your indignant orators,
without any exception, misrepresent
our creed. We do not suppose it
would bc right to*catch Henry Ward
Beecher, enslave him, and put liini in
the cotton field, and make, him work
for his victuals and clothes. Why?
Because Beecher is an Anglo-Saxon, a
man of superior intellect, well quali?
fied to till a higher position tiiuo a
field hand.
Mr. Beecher is competent to bo a
freeman. The negro is not. He is,
jfuliy competent to be a slave.
This, then, is our position : Slavery
Christian slavery- is the involuntar
servitude of a mau who is inconi]
tent by organization, mental and ph j
sical, to bt? free.
It would not be right for the Sont.;,
if she had the power, to enslave '.
citizens of the North, because t" . :
are white men, capable of enjoy i ...
freedom. Nor is it right, al this tim- .
for thc radicals of the North to carry?
out their hellish design of enslavim
the white population of the Sont!.,
because we have demonstrated to thc
world that wc are capable of self-gov?
You say in your obituary sermon,
delivered in Plymouth Church, Brook?
lyn, April 30, that ''Slavery can be
maintained only at the sacrifice of
every moral feeling. A man of lienor
cannot be found in such a hot-bed of
iniquity." I
Look back to that epoch in the
world's history, when the Almighty,
carrying out- his purpose of liedemp
tior, found it important to select a
man who combined, in his person, |
moral courage, a Iiigh sense of honor, j
and an wavering faith-a model man-- j
one win), us the father of a great
people, would bc distinguished in all
time as the type of a faithful man. j
"VVhoru did God select? A man who
believed that '-slavery is the sum of
I all villanies,"-a imyi who taught that
slavery is a -'sin /<*. se-a "burning
shame," "a reproach lo any people?"
No! sueh a fanatic did not suit the
Most High God. He selected an old,
wealthy, Chaldean slaveholder, a man
who speculated heavily in human
chattels. He had three hundred and
eighteen slaves' born in his own j
house, besides a considerable number I
"bought with money ol' the stran?
ge]-." Abraham had u sufficient num.
ber of slaves to make, ou a good ?
bottom plantation, ?>.o?>o bak-s of cot?
tell! a quantity suliieient t" feed the I
spindles ?d' many a pious New Kn- l
Again, in the same age of the world,
there w:us another typical man, "the
greatest of all the men of the Ear,!," -
u model of absoluto integrity-a man
who could not bo moved from the
path of duty, hy men or demons.
"He was perfect and upright, one
that feared dod, and eschewed evil."
Satan tried his strategy on him and
failed. God suffered the good old
man to be subjected to every form of
trial. He stood linn. After losing
his sheep, his camels, his cattle, his
children, and all, save his .dwelling
house und his land-after the devil
had tormented him with bods from
the crown of his head to the sole of
his foot-the patient old Idumean
lifted up his voice and exclaimed
"Blessed bethe name of the Lord."
That good and great mau '.vas a
slaveholder. With such testhn ?ny as
this, how futile the attempt to make
it appear that both of these worthy
patriarchs we re captains or generals,
and that the servants spoken of were
i hired soldiers?
Well now, sir, if 1 mistake not,
there is a controversy between you and
your Mitker.
God says Abraham and Job wen"
good men.
You say they were bud men.
(?od recognizes them as his servants.
You recognize them as the servants
of tho Devil.
Holy men of old, who spoke as
they were moved by the Holy Spirit,
declare that Abraham,and Job were
m II of honor.
You say they are not men of honor,
because, it "is morally impossible, in
your estimation, for a slaveholder to
be a man of honor.
lt is useless fol- you to attempt
to deny that you have slander?
ed two of tue best men of the
Patriarchal age. Inexorable logie
fixes it upon you. Please study the
following syllogisms:
First Scries of Ternis,
1. A slaveholder cannot be aman of
I 2. Abraham was a slaveholder.
3. Therefore Abraham was not a
man of honor. '
Second Series.
1. God called Abraham a true and
and faithful man.
2. Mr. Beecher gayjs he cannot be a.
man of honor,
Ii J
1. A c? i. ; -y
in V. v. 21-.-J?.' ' cir
2. "Air. l?. s . -it
self in that cl ;-;.
Therefore ur
win punieli him.
has been aroiif
whole country a;
rop'.iblieans am
events of thc Ia'
car. be e-' - hi , :
military u .,
case li ? '. :i . tin
very b . f ; ?b thc cou
test -.- oi.oin.-ucl i ho;,, ru
Mci '-. ;. -. hav- not a shadow o
<lou' . mt it wo-I; Imv. led to popu
lar outbreak. So ; -eut, ?m-v. vor, im
been thc pro?: ol' il? spd-siu, s
j com pleb-ai ul mm istiiif.*; thc submi
sion ? >[ thc poop; ol' Pa l onlv th
I States of the Sontli bu! ... the State
! of ilie 1 irder, thc.l the :< '-ri! lo erini
1 whiolilms just bei ur : ; ? .; rai Mi.-igaiin
i freed?nu in Kot: ti k\ a: ouso-i bul j
plaints that n mimi one <?; lin- grui!- !
iug- subju vat i. .?1 IM ''?lend! Te -I
d.,w ?S aMlstiurn?-: : . ;
tucl; betru * :
tho t . ....:'??
the* ia.-'
men ;i
ing- ...
menti; y- .. : . .
for lib....
cd with . ". . .
tors appro.*., i. ..'
even to veto as they know ...v.. ur.
required l>> dj! Not a voiee or a li.md
is raised in opposition. WVaiwgono.
subjugated, a id tin < o v. nra . at cnn
exercise its doondie will without cau?
tion, or casi in;;- a vi ?1 over us designs!
May God h? h.' us all!"
j A". V. A'-;v, Any. 12.
, - 1'! vin" IM II reported that the
:t?S> sI'O To IIO?KI". tue! boen
.User ' '? s. d. i he
deem it -aire tin
sueb is n< .". "a. .:.
tho ace?.- . v'sito
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D A V i ?i i i) A i'OLLKG E
CHA JILO TTE, A". .'*.
THE cscre-M , ..!* VA- Coll. co, . nd . ! th.
Pr?par?t ??ry I', pai tumut c- nneetcd
with it. viii U osa - .1 ..ai! 2r;ii of SKl*
As a measure necessary to tho supjiort of
the Inst itu! iou in tin- existing derangement
of its finances, tho board ot' '?'i nst- es have
suspended, for I wei v..- months, tie- prit ilege.
of using Scholarships ia ?lie payment ?.!
Tuition $20 for ila session of five mo:::?is.
and Board SKI per month payable in mb
vance, in specie, or ils e.-piivilent in ourrcn
cv or provision?.
"lt is desi. ;.!)h- thal Stud.-nts should bring
with them such ' ? ? ks as tin y may rc ?niri :
! also such articles . i far'dlnro fi r their
rooms as thej may I., al lc co transport..
For .oar fir, : tie'nl ir A luldre-s the snbaeri
bc-r, to the cue vf.? th pro? '.e. > ci br. E.
Nyo Hutchison, Charlotte.
Aug 22 Imo l'rccidcnt.
S; mol <?..;:..ii
!!' li..-?. F. I: li
::i Turnip Se? il..
<?..!!.i:.\ll'l \. \r.M ST !~. 1^ ::,.
reT;; i-: mi.Vis ? . . <i. ??vim.: i. ii a \ v -
1 m -ir- . ;ii- .-si- M ? itli I!. . !Snir of
/'.!*. VLY. KCOTT.V. I;JM:NS. mid- .- lin si v ;,
cl' IlitTSu:,- LMK.v t.U.. r..-t!!. |Hi:-..i.s.i nf
cc m. li-ri . . au A ci 11< >N. >; ; . \> . < ?M
MlS.sU IN aii.l i.Xi-'i' \ V. . i.i:< .>-.;. M .'.
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C. t?.U?h?i: A i <>.. .\,i^.'. ;..
SLi ssl-;-. STKKi??l Sil A
l harlittto, N. C.
OiTico. lar tho present al
Sooit V. Crans.
TH K u-ua reigned, hav?n-? less
WTCithe 1. A it ti li mili ; ' i'. iii i\ '!
JiabdLi'.l'TT.lM N( ! ; ,..:>; '? ?
fc5* Papers t!ir..ii-^h..iil thc State inst-rl
twine av.etc for iiv.: wc.-lts, nud r-. ?ul Luis
!.. this ?ffte a Au . ii
.'.etil! .- ?fu.ii.;.! ; .\i;jK-al.
tn: '. la .lie i cf Hi.- UKS?T.INF. Ci >>. \ KN'I
I acii \i uro rnxi ?us tn ?vi.aii.l.
.? r filch t;:.s?-!V .-..a: in liiatc, I heirs
.h.ivh?! 1.n hmm. .'l in ?li.' ?etu-r?! ....nlla
ura'.i' II of Chnill'i? I>> iln- l-nilcd States
'..ac* . iii?.li .' ' icu. Sherrin! II. > >n i ii.' nihill <>i
!*.?!.r.air> iith. Ami while tiu-v are far
nen piwiia- ta ir n.s .?ti their lel
iow-snm ivrs ol th.- S,.util, will -ratefnllv
rc. i-'ivc nu;. c.,iirrthuU..i!s which th.- fri. nil,
.?' e.lu.-aiii a nti.l ri li-;i<>n ma;, domilc tlietn
lor ,!e ,. a. ,!. .i. rtork. ?cinittanees maj
hi mat!.- throti^h ile: Expresa CoiilpaiTJ.
TlfVi MOT!r?l? KTJ'KRIOIr,
rrStilitv.- C'.iiv. ut au.1 .V--a.'. my,
Car. ! ir. John J y nett, .Churina, si. C.
Au-* Imo
NOT!? '??'.. '!'.. <. jrr< ' ' lift rna ny err?neo-,
r?ports in i-in limit . . t!n: Mother Superii
wishes t-? nay that has ?nu-l -sa.,m I'...
one na-"li - insertion of Hu: "Charitahi.
Appeal." aiiil .u.s r.- j Vj .i net mn ?.< ul. nor
e ?. th- -<;?;.i. of om cai, towards either
thu. en ci ion ..filie "ConvvT.t and Acade?
my,'' i?r the pu relia? e of ground v." li en on io
(Sm "s>.rs to Holrhkiss, Fenner ? I'cltnott,)
!ie>N. ia NNia:, II. i : \M.r.-. n. AV. COWMAN.
'."?/fT?. 'i'. A. TOBIN, w?: . va, for ? '-. . ?tl;
^?JL of tisii connected v. uh 1 ia; oin .?rm >i
HoU'liitiss, F nner? J- inti ?... has an int- tr?
eat in ti:c ; resent lirrn, and will itcvoi.: ha?
atti nih ni p-incipally to thc Slate of South
Carolina. His address viii h. ( huton.,
Laurena Dioirict, Aug-i lino'
m?mm TO MW ?.
Mail Line!
THE now first
a-> ?ti nnier MO?
NI-KA. Charles P
Mar?.hmuu? Cu?,'
Steamer C A M
??^.BKIBOE. J. NV.
ital, h, < ?omma?uli r.
Will leave Charleston. S. C.. ilirecl for
N-.-w York, ah-rnatelv THURSDAYS each
Fur fi . iy.li! i-r pa: . agc -having 'cane- .KJUU
Slate Ki .ont s.-..-.-fi i dations applv to
F. A. \Y1LCO\SON. Agent,
< iran- ;eburg, S. C.
121 a!_'s Meeting st-..-Charleston, S. C.
A-;-.; b> lim.? '_New V-rl;.
F.cadq'rs Dep't of South Carolina,
1! i.'/l'i iN l?'.AD. S. <'., .Ii t.Y 20. 18C5.
?T is auiiot'.r.i il, for lin: i'li'ormation an?!
go\et mei nt i ? ! in ; command, thal BEN?
JAMIN F. Pi il?llV. of South Carolina, has
hei-n appointed, hy the President, Provi
! .-'n nal O' v. mor of th?: Si ale ?if Sotan Car?v
!-i r. with t iilhon'.y and instruct ions, "at.
! t h? i arli? .--i practica!?!? i>?-riod, to prescribe
such rilli .-. foul n gtilatitms as may bi in COS
MI rv a nw! j .re] . -r f? .reen vening a Con v? nt ion,
j ?-?.iltposi il.-:' dee gales u<- IM; ?-hus? li hy that
I oort ion >.! ;::e ju o .le of saul S'.ate win. arc
I loyal to the tVdr.l Staler., and no oilers.
1 i? o pnrpor . ff a'-. ving or amending tito
iou thercvt: ami whit authority to
I . .?.thin the limits of taid State, all
I ?*' - tr. nee. . s.o.. adi.i ,.ro|,. r io ? Hal lo
the di ral C
ic Ce
ir. n
.? as a i.iem'i. r
He s! ail have
? -. malani ot May 'SX A. ll. I sj!:"., and is
., veter ni;...: ir,I a.- prescribed Ly Ut?: Con?
stitution ami laws of tl'.- State of South
Carolina ia loree tnaucdiaielv heforo tho
sovi fi- ?.inii d7t!t) ?i.iy ..f N..\. taner, A. D.
tl e ?lair of lites .-called Ordinance o?
S.. ess:..n; aTnl Hie sahl Cotivi mien, when
, -M'..: .1. er ila l egislature that may le
ti., i.ato r assembled, v.ill prescribe Uio
.[?.ia!:,-, allon of . Ii-tors, iori the eligibility
ei |.. i>?>ns to hr.ld oftiee nuder ihnConsl?
ii tn..i aa.I laws oi ii..- Stale, a power tho
.-. opie of ?h.- s ?. ral Slates i:ompn?i:ig tho
I . .U ral Cni'-ii have rightfully exercised
?'?...ni tb?'-origin ot tue Uowriuu: nt to thu
C ?s, i!-i.-r? fore, ordered, thai ali officers
and Olli r persons ia tin- ('mt.-il States
lillie. .... sel", ic, within ?)"- Slate of South
? .tr?du a, aid ami assist Govevit'ii Perry in
earayiiig nu > . lli .-t thc Ion-going histVuc
tiniis, and they are enjoined t-. alista tu
fr?un. in :'?.'- way, hindering, impeding or
di.-eoiira.-'iii.T the loyal people ol' tl e. Stale
from iii- organisation of a Stat.- Govern?
ment, as hereinabuvu authorised ami di?
rected. .
.Ml or.h ngarni instructions row ?a opt ra?
tion lin mgr.? ult .ais ?i. parua- ul, whether
emanat ing front tlu-srd.? a l-piiiri rs, ?.>r fr? au
I lead.|itarl? rs I 'epartimjit of the South,
thai ai. foi iain.insistent \ it h Ibu foregoing
dis. inri ly s pi ri.ii .1 pr?>\ isions . f this'order,
v. ii! con;intu- ia f. .reeas IH M-;olen , throiigh
?ut! iii? Stati ol South Carolina.
FA i ry . .bul facility for laking thc ant
ncsty oat li wi!i h. afforded hy Ibu military
anthoriiii .< . ferias heretofore supplied
for thu: purpose.
li. ri a ?1 rr Criivi ?: Mar. ?: ls ami Assistant
' Provost St: . ar! . will constitute the only
miliiar> or.irers eiitiih-il to administer i!u*
amnesty oath, a ceri tic?l copy of which
will, in ie' ea rs, ! i' tar:.ad.? ? lo tho hiiii
\ i.lu.-.i i li.ing ?I. '''?ie thiginal oaths will bo
iransirr (vd, semi-monthly, hy tho officer
administering th . sam. , to the Provost
Marshal th a al allin's.- Headquarters,by
whom they ?viii ls- recorded in a book kept
?or i!.; i purpose, and then lb"? arded to tho
S. l ivia -y of State.
P...-.-.! ? applying for Excctdivo ehtneney
will send their petition twirh a cortiticil
co|>y oj the Amnesty Oath attached,) to tho
Pnsitl? ni, through tim Provisional Gover?
nor al Gn-envillc, South Carolina,
i A cominan?! of
Maj. Gen. n. A. G1TJ.MOKE.
Ofticial: \Y. L. M. BcituKu, A. A. C.
Ans lt?
Of,he on^ficl-cns .*';-eet. East end of lady
mX a reed to ail - iii? .>? ht -; .
?*} ?.-..'-: :?.? tu ...iv h.:-. .*: .'..?>. ';
gag o. Contra. 1 \ and oil er eldo, ry '. ..a
instruments of .wring. Fa>rco].f ...
?lo?:.mu nt execn'.ed with r.ea.tru ? and
?patch. A-1 a i '

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