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kansas, without awaiting - the prcsocc of the
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IIkacquabteks U. S. Forces,
Memphis, Tenn., June 20, 1362. j
Member of the Board of Aldermen, the
Major, City Kecorder, and all other persons
discharging any official duty within the city
of Memphis, and under the charter thereof,
are required to come before the Provost Mar
shal aid tike the oath of allegiance to the
Government ot the United States, within three
days, or in default thereof will be regarded as
sympathizing, aiding and abetting rebellion,
and will be treated as only traitors deserve.
By order of
J AS. R. SLACK, Cot Com.
M. r. Evans, A. A. A. Uen.
How many of the present and past Board of
Aldermen hare conformed to the requirements
of this order?
Morgan, a secessionist when Ten
nessee was Union, taken an oath of allegiance
since he voted for the Southern Confederacy,
and since he illuminated his house to honor
secession processions ; and since he signed se
cession directory's to force Memphis, then
Union, to become ret bilious? ilas he, we say,
taken any oath ofaZkyianee to tbe government
that under it he presumes to legislate for a city
in which all others are required to take one;
or did he, unelected by the people, smuggle
into the pceudo-bcard to avoid taking an oath
of allegiance to a government he had sought
to shatter ?
Has Mr. Alderman Amos ever pledged his
allegiante to the United states since Rebellion
became unprofitable? Did he not also, un
elected by the people, smuggle into the Board
to avoid taking that oatb of allegiance?
lias Samuel Tighe taken an oath of alle
giance yet? lias Dr. Mersill? How cunea
the latter in the Board at all ? How come any
of these in it in face of the order of CoL Slack?
Was not the order published? Was it not
kept standing in our columns? Was it ever
l evoked? Did net Gen. Shekmax's .rder,
published yesterday, make clear to the Union
men lb that Board why in our same issue we
wished an investigation of eligibility ? D the
gentlemen imagine that, like the ostrich, if
they hide their heads in the dirt, they cannot
be seen ?
When it is found necessary, and is felt to be
jst in the Government to require an oath of
allegiance from the unofficial, can it be believed
that it is not of ten-fold more importance that
it should be exacted from those who aspire,
and even illegally dare to wield under the
United States flag official power and influence,
after having positively refustd to swear allegi
ance to that flag, when requested by Colonel
Slack then commander of this post.
We, and thousands of others have much mis
taken the tense and justice of General W. 3.
Sherman if such trickery is imposed upon
On two different occasions, far removed,
we have warned that board of the ineligibility
of many of its members, of a sufficient num
ber indeed to render it inoperative, It has
persisted in its treasonable evasion of th?
Order which forms the opening of our article.
Men in it had refused and would, ay and some
will, -or say they will, refuse to take the oath
allegiance exacted from all, and yet for
sooth they hope to be permitted to remain
here and legislate for a city over which w . T.
Sherman holds chief authority !
On other scores that Board is illegal. In a
few days we will publish the opinions of some
of the leading counsel in this city on the
question ; and in the meantime we warn our
readers that no contracts made" by them, no
pretended ordinances passed by them can pos
sibly be conddered binding on the City of
Memphis, nor is the city even bound to recog
nise or pay any appointees of their making.
The only legitimate authority now in Mem
phi) is that of Gen. W. T. Sherman, and
under him the military authorities appointed
to Turious offices; and, thank heaven! about
tboir allegiance, and their loyalty to it, hangs
no doubt.
The smuggling into the pseudo board of
Messrs. Morgan, Amos, Merrill and others,
unelected by the people, and in defiance of
the ordar of Gen. Slack is most admirable
proof of the wisdom of the order itself, and in
the late order of Uen. Sherman, we find as
surance that such skulking treason will not be
It needs no great perspicacity to see what
future evil to the best interests of the city
would accrue from the continuous action of
an illegal Board, whose doing would assuredly
lead to endless litigation. Still less foresight
is required to conjecture the dangers that
might arise to the national cause from the con
tinuance in office of men who "can't take that
oath." The troops now here, the position of
the city, the presence of General Sherman,
all point to the necessity of having no two
rulers here, no two codes of laws, no two corps
of gens d'armerie responsible to different
authorities. General Butler saw the need of
a united rule, and much as we admire his sa
gacity we have every reason to believe that
the wisdom of General Sherman is in no wise
'Latest News. It is generally conceded
that the Federal authorities are in potseseicn
of Memphis, although the Argus a week be
fore their ceming predicted that they neither;
would or could come, and wished its readers to
mark the prophecy. .
Col. R. W. Thompson has been appointed
commandant of the camp at Terra Haute, and
will commence at once the organization of tbe
GKSEBAL shebmas.
A very laudable curiosity exists among the
people of Memphis to know something about
Gen. Sherman, and we, therefore, venture on
the liberty of introducing him.
General W. T. Shebmas, not T. W, is a
native of Lancaster, Ohio. He entered the
regular army of the United States in the year
1846 from the Military academy of West
Point, in the Third .arUDery. : Ha was then
sent to California, on the first expedition, in
advance of Stevenson's regiment, and served
there under Kearney and Mason; and was
there promoted to" a lieutenancy in regular
course of promotion. Neither before nor since
his entrance into his favorite profession has he
been a politician, though his brother, John
Sherman, the Ohio Senator, is a distinguished
one. A sollier in feeling as in practice, W.
T. Sherman's sentiments, political sentiments,
are pre-eminently conservative. After his re
turn from California he continued in the
service two years, and then retired to private
About that time he went out to San Fran- !
cisco as the principal of the Banking House of
Lucas, Turner & Co., with one member of
which firm, we believe, the General is related
by marriage. In this responsible post, for
which his methodical turn of mind admirably
fitted him, he remained for nearly two years,
returning only to assume a similar position in
New York for the same firm, which dissolved
about twelve months later. "
Lieutenant Sherman then proceeded to
Alexandria, in Louisiana, and indulged his in
clination by the establishment of an excellent
military school, over which he actively pre
sided, with great success, till the inception of
the Rebellion. He whs then appointed Colonel
of the 15th Regiment of United States Regu
lars. Later on, he was appointed Brigadier
General of Volunteers, and assisted at the fight
of Bull's Run, where, in spite of all his en
treaties and heroic example, his brigade would
charge backwards.
Later still we find him prominent among
the heroes of Shiloh, exhibiting on that bloody
field a degree of heroism and tactical skill
which justly won him a Major Generalship
In the eventful interim between Bull Bun and
Shiloh, General Sherman had charge of the
Department afterwards occupied by General
BcxLL,and before by General Anderson.
At Shiloh, General Sherman's command
formed the right wing the extreme right of
the brigade, itself, being ably led by General
"The other Sherman," as they used to
style him at West Point, sometimes varying
the appellation to "Yankee Sherman," u T.
W. Sherman, a native of Rhode I "land.
The initials of both are the same, and to some
cause confusion ; but it can be easily avoided
by fixing in the memory that the Shiloh hero
places the W first and the T second, while "'.he
other Sherman" reverses the order.
Major General W. T. Sherman, the subject
of our sketch, is a straight, soldierly-looking
gentleman of nearly six feet in hght, with a
lieht clear eve. and hair of light auburn, al
most approaching to red, and beard and mus
taches of a similar hue. Strict in discipline,
but kind at heart, impulsive, nervous, quick,
but coirect in judgment he is precisely the
man a Bonaparte would make a marshal of,
and select among a hundred to lead a Wagram
charge, or cross a bridge of Lodi.
Our readers will find him strict as destiny,
but equally just.
To avoid prevarication or future cause of
offense, we suppose, the authorities either
have prepared or will publish the formula of
an oath which can be taken by subjects owing
allegiance to foreign powers, without con
straining an illegal renunciation of tbe same,
which they have no right to make, and which
yet will secure the United States Government
from any violation, on their part, of that
strict neutrality to which their Governments
stand pledged.
This oath should be one which, while leav
ing them free in allegiance, would undoubt
edly bind them to yield no comfort, aid, assis
tance or information to tbe wicked rebellion,
inflicting such evils, upon our beloved country.
Tne Army In the Summer.
Some persons seem to have the idea that ac
tive operations in the field are going to be sus
pended till fall. Nothing of the kind. We
are not likely to have much warmer weather
than that during which our army has already
fought so vigorously. Besides, the enemy will
forego nothing to our injury on account of
the season, and we can stand service better
than they can. This fact was conclusively
proved by the statistics of the Mexican war.
How would the British ever have put down
tho Sepoy Rebellion if they had not taken tbe
field resolutely in a climate far hotter and
more debilitating than any which , prevails in
this country ? Neither should we have car
ried through the war of the Revolution but for
fighting in hot weather. The following is a
list of the battles fought during hot months in
the war of the Revolution :
June 1775. Battle of Bunker Hill.
" 1776. Attack on Fort Moultrie by the
British. ,
July 1778.
" 1779.
ii u
Battle of Monmouth.
Battle of Wyoming.
Try on's Expedition.
Capture of Stony Point.
Battle of Long Island.
Defeat of St. Leger.
Battle of Bennington.
,B title of Rhode Island.
Battles of Hanging Rock
First Battle at Stillwater
Sept. 1777.
" " Battle of Brandywine.
" Battle of Eutaw Springs
All these battles North and South,
fought in the hottest weather of the year,
both armies were in full activity.
Terrible Batcher? In China.
The foreign files bring late accounts of the
insurrection in China. Horrible butcheries
have been committed in different parts of the
country, un me nrst oi juay tne Jkngnsn
and French guns expelled the rebels from the
city of Kah-ding, but in running out of the
gates on the opposite side of the town the
unlucky garrison fell into the hands of the
Imperialists, who slaughtered two thousand
five hundred of them, the mandarin offering
in corroboration of that estimate to produce
a corresponding number of ears t Fifteen
hundred prisoners, men, women and children
were taken. The number killed by tho allies'
caaoade ii reckoned at 2000.
WlahuUr Threatened Again Tb Se
eaatemUtw Jbllat SppI Depots t
Saw Creek Brskta Cp. x
Special Dispatch to the Kew Turk Times.
Harper's First, July 15. The aspect ot
affairs in the vicinity of Winchester and
throughout that section of the Valley -of
tbe Shenandoah, river is very unfavora
ble, and fears are entertained that we shall
soon' have trouble. "In consequence of the
threatening appearance of matters at Win
chester, tbe stores and all other valuables of
the army have been safely removed here by
way of the Potomac and Winchester rail
road. Various rumors are about in regard, to the
movements of the enemy, and it is reported
here that our pickets were driven in below
Winchester "last night. Ia anticipation of
danger, the telegraph office at that place has
been removed over a mile from the town,
near tbe fortifier tions. The friends of the
South here and at Martinsburg are "acting as
if they bad heard good new," and express
their confidence that the rebels will make a
raid into the vallev as far as Winchester be
fore many days.
The force at W incnester, if compelled to
retreat, will fall back upon this place, wbicn
we can bold against vastly superior odds. 1 be
movements of our forces i cannot state, but I
believe that Gen. Pope has them so posted as
to foil Jackson, should he venture too far.
There seems to be a general impression here
that Winchester will be the scene of a fierce
battle before a week. It is rumored that
Jackson, with one halt of the lare army
which he toot to Richmond so suddenly, has
returned, and been reinforced by the numerous
guerrilla lands about the country.
During the last ten days our vast depots of
! v ' ry i a . : i I
supplies at i. aw-iw-roeit, jnarimauurg, aim
other places, have been broken up, and the
stores removed elsewhere, so that the rebels
can have no temptation along ttm line of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad. There ia not
much prospect of their interfering with the
trains on this road, as they are well guarded
by AdL Gen. Miles here, and Gen. Kelly at
Cumberland, both of whom are under the
command of Major General Wool, of this de
The Border State and tbe President.
editorial Correspondence of the New York Express.
Washington, July 12. The interview
with the President this morning was at his
own instance and upon his own invitation. A
written paper was placed in the hands of Mr.
Crittenden, for Mr. Wickliffe, of Kentucky,
setting forth the views of the Executive touch
ing emancipation in the border States. 1 am
not at liberty at this writing to comment upon
tne position ot tne President. 1 may state.
however, that it is not materially altered since
bis message was sent to Cong. ess, requiring
the gradual emancipation of slavery and the
compensation of slaves. The subject is one, of
course, of tbe deepest interest to the border
States. Senators and Representatives here
frum these Spates are hardly prepared aud cer
tainly not authorized to speak: for their con
stituents upon a subject of so much interest to
them and tbe country.
No one impeaches the good will and patriot
ism of the President. .No one doubt bis entire
frankness and honesty. He feels that he some
times errs in his judgment, and then assumes
all tbe responsibility and all the consequences
of his conduct. "Say to all your friends," he
said, the other day, "that I am responsible for
not reii, forcing McClellan. If the result has
been disastrous blame no one else 1" The
same responsibility was taken for withdrawing
the divisious of General Shields from General
Banks. By these frank confessions, which are
otten more generous to others than just to
himself, the President draws friends around
him, ana makes many friend of those who
nave been warm opponents of his p:-n.-y,
principles ana bis .election. i.. u.
Railroads tn Chile.
The report of the Secretary for Home Af
fairs does not contain anything worth observ
ing, save, perhaps, a report of the public en
gineers about the railways of this country
which are in course of construction, and a few
in working order for small distances.
- xnat ot Uapiapo is tbe only one paying
good dividends, and only extending about 60
miles in all.
That of Coquimbo is just open to trade for
about twenty miles.
The one from Valparaiso to Santiago is im
proving and will be finished in one year and
a few months. It is open to trade for about
fifty miles, being a third of the whole distance
oy mat circuitous route.
The Southern Railroad, which runs from
Santiago towards Chilian, is open fur about
sixty miles, and will be continued under an
able manager.
Collieries of Lota and Coronal.
Our coal pits of Lota and Coronel, worked in
as perfect a manner as the best in the States,
are doing very little at present, on account of
tne recent beavy importations from Ent'land,
especially of Swansea, which is used in the
foundries of Caldera and Coquimbo, and is sel
ling as low as $7 50 to f 3 per ton, with loss to
importers. ,
Tho Crew of an
American Vessel
The American schooner Ann Eliza, Free
man, master, from Boston in 128 days, came
into pott on the 7th inst. She was attacked
on her way at the Straits of Magellfn by
about twenty Indians ot the Sierra del Fuesjo,
while at anchor by night, on the 26th of April ;
three of her crw were murdered, and the cap
tain, cook and sailor, who were all the remain
ing crew, badly wounded ; but the captain
managed to expel the invaders by shooting
down three of them with his revolver, and
rescuing the little schooner. He took her back
i toe uniiean coiony on tne Strait, and was
furnished by the Governor with hands to bring
V. I. : - . t?lrt-j-j -. . . . .
"ci wj mis port, outs is loaaeu wua a vaiuaoie
cargo of silks, bound for Honolulu, and only
measures eignty tnree tons.
Trade with Sew Orleans.
We are beginning to hear returns from the
first mercantile ventures to New Orleans after
the reopening of that port by Commodore
Farrsgut aid General Butler. Tbe steamer
Suwanee was the first arrival there from Phil
adelphia. She took out an assorted cargo,
consisting of bacon, salt, mackerel, herrings,
and a large lot of small notions, and being
early in the market, some of these articles
brought enormous prices, the profits being, in
some cases, from one hundred to two hundred
per cent. 1 or her return voyage the Sawanee
took in two hundred hhds. of Louisiana Bugar,
which has been disposed, of in our market at
8 cents to 9 cents per pound. The proceeds
of the voyage of course netted the enterpris
ing snippers sou consignors a very nanasome
profit. Of course, tbe success of this venture
has excited other enterprises in this and other
cities, quite a fleet having cleared from New
-York. Philadelphia Inquirer.
A cotimpobabt properly stigmatizes
Washington follies the following:
Expending money now to build a dome for
the capital, costing a million.
Extending all the Department buildings
and expending thousands upon the Treasury
extension especially. 1
When taxation is so enormous, 1 all this
ought to be sacrificed to provide ways and
means for the war.
General Order far their Organisation.
General Headquarters State of Illinois,
Acjutoit Usnerai'a Uroee.
bprinsfldd. July 14. 1SC2
Ueoerai OnStr . 14 j -
In pursuance of the recent call of the Presi
dent for additional volunteers, aiae regiments
of infantry will be accepted by the Oovernor
for government service for three years, unless
sooner discharged. :, Each company will con
sist cf .
I Captain, 1 4 Sergeants,
1 First Lieutenant " J 8 Ccruo as.
1 Second Lieutaaant, i Muaiciaoa,
1 first Sergeant t Wagoner,
and cot less than sixty-four nor more than
eighty-two privates, the latter in all cases pre
In addition to Ihesa company officers, one
Second Lieutenant when necessary will be ap
pointed, wbo wiil be immediately mustered
into service, ana who will have authority to
muster in recruits as they are enlisted.
iach company wul select a Captain, first
and Second Lieutenants, who will be commis
sioned by the Governor, unless good reasons
exist lor ret using. Abe noa-com missioned
officers, prior to the regimental organization,
will be BDoointed bv the UaDtan. alter ward bv
the Colonel on the recommendation of tbe
Jfiach regiment will be organized as follows:
10 Companies,
I Chapla n,
1 Sergeant Major,
1 Regimental Quartermas
ter oVrgeanc,
I Regintenial Commissary
I Colonel,
1 Lient.-coionel
1 Major,
1 A-ijutant,
1 Keiuasatal Quartermas
t Hjepiud bergeant,
S Principal Muicitns.
1 Snrgenn,
1 Assistant Surgeon,
Field officers of the regiment will be ap
pointed by the Governor of the State.
. Ine Adiutant and Regimental Quartermas
ter will be p pointed by the Governor, with
the rank of Fust Lieutenants.
The non-commissioned staff will be selected
by the Colonel from the non commissioned of-
ncers and privates of the regiment, and va
cancies so created will be filled by appointment
as prescribed above.
Any company ot torty-two men will be ac
cepted and mustered with a first Lieutenant,
and, it mey lau to complete tbe organization
witbin a reasonable or prescribed time, they
will be consolidated with other parts of com
panies. Articles of enlistment win be lurnished re
cruiting officers. These lists will be made out
in triplicate, one copy of which will be filed
with tbe Regimental Adjutant, one retained
by the recruiting officer, and the other for
warded to this emce. itelurns must be made
to this office of the name and residence of each
recruit, on the 1st, 10th, and 20th of each
month, by all recruiting officers and persons
engaged in enlisting troops in this State, ex
cept officers detailed to recruit for regiments
in the Held, w no act under mo orders ana re
port to the Slate Superintendent of the Re
cruiting Service at Springfield.
Every precaution should be urged to prevent
the enlistment of person j unfit for service from
physical debility, or minors under eighteen
ers of ae. The written consent of the pa
rents or guardians oi minors Detween eighteen
ani twenty-one years of age must be in every
case, when practicable, obtained ; and any ol
ncer who shall enlist a recruit who on medical
axaminaiion snail be rejected aj obviously un
fit for uty at the time of enlistment will be
liable for all expenses of such enlistment.
To facilitate the rapid and convenient orga
nization of companies and regiments, camps
for temporary rendezvous are hereby estab
lished at the tollowicg places, to wit:
At Rockford, Winnebago county, for Lake,
McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Ogle, Carroll,
Stephenson and Joe D&vies counties.
At Dixon, Lee county, for Cook, Rock Is
land, DeKalb, DuPage, Lee, Whiteside and
Kane counties.
At Kankakee, Kankakee county, for Will,
Kendall, Livingston, Dewitt, Iroquois, Put
nam, Kankakee, Champaign, Ford, Grundy
and McLean counties.
At Peoria, Peoria county, for Mason, War
ren, Fulum, Peoria, Henry, Knox, Marshall
Mercer, Bureau, Lasalle, Stark, Tread well and
At Quincy, Adams county, for Pike, Schuy
ler, Hancock, Brown, Henderson, McDonough,
Adams and Calhoun counties.
. At Springfield, Sangamon county, for Shel
by, Cass, Christian, Sangamon, Scott, Maccu
pin, Green, Morgan, Jersey, Montgomery,
Logan and Menard counties.
At Mattoon, Coles county, for Piatt, Clay,
Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, Jasper, Edgar,
Cumberland, Clark, Fayette, Coles', Vermiiicn
and Crawford counties.
At Centralia, Marion county, for Jefferson,
Monroe, Washington, Madison, Clinton, St.
Clair, Bond, Wayne, Randolph, Lawrence,
EffLogham, Richland and Marion counties.
At Anna, Union county, for Pulaski, White,
Alexander, Edwards, Pope, Hamilton, Massac,
Franklin, Hardin, Williamson, Johnson, Sa
line, Perry, Union, Gallatin, Jackson and
Wabash counties.
Regiments heretofore authorized and now
organizing will recruit from the State at large,
aad rendezvous at Camp Butler or Camp Dou
glas, as may be most convenient.
The general camps of instruction at Chicago
and Springfield are continued. To these geu
eral camps all regiments, companies, or parts
of companies, recruited in the temporary camps
or elsewhere, will be required to report at the
earliest day practicable, the objects of said tem
porary camps being to facilitate recruiting,
while the general camps are designed for or
ganization and instruction.
Companies which may be organized in the
counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and
Will, can rendezvous at Chicago if preferred.
Clothing, arms, etc., will be furnished volun
teers on tlieir arrivals at the camps of rendez
vous, and after they have been mustered into
A competent officer will be designated to
have command of volunteers at each camp, but
he will have no special claims 1 3 promotion to
any field office.
Recruiting officers will be entitled to a sum
not exceeding forty (40) cen s per day for sub
sistence and lodging for each recruit from date
of bona fide enlistment to his arrival at camp.
He will also be entitled to transportation for
himself and recruits toplace of rendezvous.
Application for such transportation should be
made to Capt. John Christopher, Chicago, or
Lieut. George W. Hill, at Springfield.
' Great diligence is erjoined upon the recruit- i
ing omcer8, and they are specially notinea tnat
any at use of transportation furnished them
Till cause a revocation of their orders.
Premiums to Recruits.
A premium of two dollars to be paid to eaeh
accepted recruit.
One Month's Pay In Advance.
Every volunteer who enlists for three years,
or during the war, shall receive his firtt
month's pay (thirteen dollars) in advance,
upon the mustering of his company into the
service of the United States.
Twenty five Dollars Bounty In Advance.
Every volunteer shall, in addition, receive
twenty-five Collars of the one hundred dollars
bounty provided by law, to be paid him im
mediately upon the muster of such regiment
into the service.
Past experience having shown that the re
cruiting service is not promoted by a large
number of persons being authorized to raise
regiments at the same time, no authority will
hereafter be given to raise regiments. Com-
panies and parts of companies alone will be
authorized ; and the right is reserved to orga
nise regiments and consolidate companies
whenever the public service requires, aud after
the expiration of the time given for raising
the same.
By order of His Excellency Gov. Yates,
Allen C Fuller, Adjutant General.
Orjkr No. 1.
Cincinnati, O, July 181. Pursuant to
.instructions received from the War Depart
ment, the undersigned hereby assumes military
command of the city of Cincinnati.
2. Miijor KUburn, C. Sn Capt. Dickerson, A.
Q. M, and Major McDowell, Paymaster, U.S.
A., are appointed aids and assistants. Any
order issued by them in my name will be re
spected and obeyed. S. Bceba.sk,
Lieut. Col. 13th Inf.
91. Merclcr
tho French
M. Mercier, the French Embassador at
Washington, has addressed to the French
Government a very remarkable memoir upon
Mexico, which was read in one of the late
sittings of the French Ministers. M. Mercier
takes tbe ground that France will derive great
advantages from her intervention in the busi
ness of that country, one of the richest of the
world, and shows himself very favorable to
tbe e?tablihment of a French protectorate in
Mexico. He alludes also to the effect pro
duced by tbe French expedition upon the
United States, which, he says, have shown
themselves the ardent supporters of Juarez's
Government, and very hostile to France.
Napoleon's Letter to Lercaetti
From the N. T. Herald.
Louis Napoleon has written to General de
Lorencez a letter, in which he denies that his
intentions ever were to force a government
upon the Mexican people. There is one of the
passages of his letter in which he says : " The
Mexican nation must know that such a step
would be against my principles, my origin, my
interests. All I wish is to see Mexico happy,
under a government of its own choice, strong
and honest enough to give it prder and peace
France has no other object in view, and if she
can reach it, she will think to havo earned tho
gratitude and respect of the Mexicans them
Talking Out.
The Massachusetts abolitionists don't mince
matters. They talk right out. The Essex
county anti-slavery society held a meeting on
the 15ih of June, and passed the following
1. Resolved, That as abolitionists, devoted to
great work ot overthrswing slavery, we
renew and repeat our old pledge, " No Union
with slaveholders." No support of any Ad
ministration or government that permits slave
ry on any portion of its soil and value tais war
only as we believe it must lead to emancipa
tion by ordar of the Federal authorities, or to
dissolution of the Union, which must speedily
produce the same result.
2. Resolved, That the war, as hitherto prose
cuted, is but a wanton waste of property, a
dreadiul sacrifice of life, and worse than all.
of conscience and character, to preserve acd
perpetuate a Union and Constitution which
should never have existed, and which, by all
the laws of justice and humanity, should, in
their present form, be at once and forever
These are the resolutions of men who de
nounce Democrats as traitors, and who get up
mobs, tar and feather citizens who contend for
the Constitution as it is and the Union as it
was, and whose only other offence is that they
danounce Abolitionists as enemies of the coun
try. If such resolutions resolutions, we
mean, equally treasonable had been passed
in a Democratic meeting or convention, their
promulgators would have been sent to Fort
Warren ; but as the authors in this instance
are only Abolitionist patriots, they are not in
terfered with, and Republican editors dare not
denounce them lest their party should lose
votes! Providence Post.
Suppression of tbe Freedom of Speech.
Fifth Avenue Hotkl,
New York, July 16, 1862.
To the Editors of the N. Y. Express :
I was on the stand at the great meeting, and
about to be introduced by the Mayor to the
people as from Colorado, when a gentleman
at his elbow says, " Do not allow him to speak;
he wus on the stand at the Cooper Institute
"If so," said the Mayor, "he shall not speak.
You, sir, should understand that meeting was
far from a laudable purpose."
I immediately protested against this freedom
of speecb, and the insult otfered to tbe pure
and deep Union motives governing the distin
guished and local men leading that meeting
upon which Gen. Spinola said :
" Let him be heard."
The Mayor replied:
" He shall not ; at this meeting. I have de
cided." At this moment the clouds were in motion,
a terrible hurricane passed over, scattering the
people and breaking up the meeting, a clear
Almighty rebuke against the suppression of
the freedom of the press and insult to the
Cooper Institute meeting. This struck me as
the more remarkable, as in my interrupted re
marks I purposed asking the people to pause,
to concentrate the united wilt of the people
throughout the land in a prayer to tbe Al
mighty for the safety and welfare of our Con
stitution and Union.
Wm. Cornell Jjcwett,
Of Colorado.
Writing and Printlngr Papers,
lrinttu? Cards,
Envelopes, Pens, Pencils,
Prize 'Packages,
Blank Books,
Memorandum Books,
&c, &c, &c.
oavy Stools,
315 Main Street, Memphis.
5)23 tf
COME into my enclosure, two miles from Memphis, oa
tue State bne roid. tne red ai d white COW, and a
black MAKE The owner or owners are requested to
come forward, pro re propetty, pay charges snd take them
away. X. J. WKiGINS,
jj113.lt 289 Main Street.
V TUESDAY LAST, between Jefferson street and
Keck'a sublee, on Main street, a MKMOKANDTJM
BJ"K containing one hundred and thtny (1 .30) dollars
worth of Tennessee money. My name and names of
taiins on the Mississippi and Tenne-fee railroad, is
written on the book. To finder will be liberally re
ward d by leaTina it at this otnc.
Apply to
So. 8 Howards Bow.
i ossaJBssn
Campbell Minstrels.
1 AO-NIGHT will be presented lbs beautilul and mac
. nificent pieces, entitled tbe : , - , .
If tqo want a hearty slue splitting- langb goto night.
louisTllle and Cincinnati , Packet.
SILVIK MOON ,...Joh litoan, Captain.
LeaTes Wi-DNBSDiT, 231 instant, at 4 p. v.
This splendid pass" n go r packet will liv
above tor the aeotreandall inttrniediate
For freight or passngi apply on board or to
JiUN MolhACKKN", Aernt,
Jv22-2t Mosby k Hum's Block, No 17 Front how
Regular Cairo and St. Louis Packet.
JOHN D. PEERT .tiou;s. Captaiu.
Leaves WEDNESDAY, 22d instant, at 6 P. M.
This snperb end eleeant paserarer cacket
will leave fur the above and all i u termed te
landii r.
For freight or pss.age api ly en b ard, or to
Jj23 It Ko. 3 Bradley Bluolt.
293 Main Street,
Soldiers' W ear
AND .:
To Sutlers.
r HAYS a fine, large, and well built WAGON tor sale.
A. Apply to
Pop'ar street, near the hayou.
Jj22 3t
Strayed or Stolen.
FROM the subscriber, one half mile from the Fair
Grounds, on Saturday Inst, the 12 u iustant. a durk
BAT HORSE, the two Mnd fet-t tipptd with vrLite Bi d
a mark of saddle on the back, and branded n the lett
side. A liberal reward will be paid fur bis dulWury to
Opposite tbe Memphis and CLarlfstuu
jyin 3t Usilroad D.pot.
K the rear of tbe Memphis aud CUarleatuu railrmd
Machine shop, I will sell on
Wednesday July 23d, 10 A. EL,
Household and Kitchen Furniture, consisting of .
The above sale is a complete HOUSEHOLD BET OF
FURNITURE, and will be sold at the p ace above men
tioned without reserve.
of which will be sold at the same time and place.
J22 tf J. A. 11KNRT, Auctioneer.
No. 315 Main St.. Memphis Tenn.
etery variety:
Prixe Packages, Portfolios, Playing
Cards, Blank Cards, Memorandum Beoks, Pen
cils, Pens, Inks, Note, Letter and Cap Papers. Buff, White
and Canary Envelop. War Maps, (Pocket at d theet
Forms,) Wtapping Papers, Tissue Psper, Black
ing, etc., etc.
This Morning, at lO O'Cloclt.
I PAIR WELL BROKE MULES, Spring Waggon aud
1 Well Broke Horse with Buggy and Harness.
I Roc ka way. 6 Mules.
1 Spring Wagon, Hoiw and Ha-nrg,
Lot of Furniture, consisting of Bedsteads, Ward
roues, Bookcases, Cooking htove, etc.
Lot of Bacon Hams and Sides, Mackurel, Ocdfleb,
Flour, C. ackers, Champagne Winn, CI ant, fmcklug
Tobacco, elc. , .
Viurgur, (tn barrels) Allspice.
1 oc of Gunny Bam.
Lard, Salt, Pork (in barrels), O ffee. etc
ij2ilt 290 Main sir eu
BY a respectable young man, boarding and loMni in
a private family. Good references can be given, if
required. Address, W. J., Appeal office.
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