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they can't Fight Good. Because It takes Strength to “SCYUGLE."-While artillery thunders all along the Fight, and No Man is Strong that Don't get Enough front, and the line closes hard up against the enemy, to Eat. We All are willing not to Eat as Much as while the minutes are hours, for fatal musketry may You All at Home, and we All Don't never get as Good break out at any moment and open the battle of Vittles as You All do, but we Enjoy what we do Get Richmond, to kill the time and relieve the terrible more than You All do, just Because we are so Pleg- suspense that wears on a man more than work or taked Hungry All the Time, but we have Got to Fight, danger, permit me to write a general, gossipy letter, and Fiting is Hard Work, and them that have to Fite on all sorts of topics—a letter that shall waive the are obliged to Eat. If they don't they Can't Fite “situation," and deal with things other than “ the latHard.

est from the front." A Sixth corps staff-officer dis“We know that You Love us as much as any Pa mounted near me a moment ago. I inquired where ever loved any Boys. And we know it Herts You to he had been riding. He informed me that he had Hear that we are Suffering. We would knot say been sent out on a general “scyugle ;" that he had Anything about it, but we have kept it Back until we “scyugled” along the front, where the Johnnies Can't keep it Back any longer. If we Did, we would seyugled” a bullet through his clothes; that on his soon get so Poor and Lean that the Yankees would return he “scyugled” an ice-house; that he should Run Over us like a Big Fat Horse running over Tim- “scyugle” his servant, who, by the way, had just mid little Gearls, and Dog on 'em they Shan't Do it if "scyugled three fat chickens for a supply of ice; we can help it, which we can if you will give us Enough that after he had “scyugled” his dinner he proposed to Eat. Because if the Yankees run Over us, what to "scyugle" a nap-and closed by asking me how I will Be come of You and the Balance of the Fokes at seyugled.” The word originated at these headquarHoam ? This is a Important Question, don't You ters, and is supposed to be derived from two Greek think so, Pa?

words. Army libraries do not contain “Liddell and “Dear Pa, Please don't get Fretted with us for tell. Scott," or I should endeavor to ascertain what the ing you the Reason we don't get Enough to Eat. You two words are. The word “scyugle,” it will be perhave got a Great Deal more Wisdom than we all Have, ceived, has any meaning any one chooses to attach to but then You have not Got a Bad Pane in Your stum- it; has not only a variety, but a contrariety of meanmack because it is Empty, and Consequently Your ings. It is synonymous with “gobble" and with Mind ain't turned to the Subject All the time like “skedaddle;" it is used for any other word and for Ours is. You have got so Many things to attend to want of any other word. To fully define it would rethat you can't be Expected to think on this Subject quire the thirty-nine volumes the German savant gare as Often as we do, this is the Reason we make Bold to a discussion of Greek particles. to tell you something which perhaps you Don't Know, Seyugle” is respectfully commended to persons and we Beg you to pardon and Forgive us for Writing curious and learned in orthoeps. The general public you a letter about it. Indeed, indeed we don't mean is, at the same time, informed with a smack of Delphic any Harm by it, or to Go out of our Place by Doing it. oracularity which it is hoped will be appreciated, that

"Dear Pa, the Cause why we don't get Enough to newspaper correspondents with the army being "scy. Eat is that old man, Mr. Northup. They say He Ain't uglers," scyugle" !-Cor. New-York Tribune. Got Good sense. We don't say it, but Everybody says it. You told him to Feed us Well, and we Ain't Well Fed, that is certain. He is to blame for it. Now if you was to get Another Man and tell him to Feed " YANKEE" ATROCITIES IN NORTH - ALABAMA-A us Well, may be He would Do it. If he did not Do colonel, and for the last campaign a brigade comit, then nobody can Blame You for keeping a Man in mander, furnishes the following facts, which stamp office that has not Got Good sense. We feel sorry for with eternal infamy the atrocious conduct of the enethat Old Man, and wish he had his Right Mind and my in North-Alabama. About twenty-five Yankees, Enough sense to do the Bisness you told him to do. headed by one Ben Harris, a Tory from Madison But we cant wait any longer, the Pane in our Stum- County, crossed the Tennessee River into Beech Island, mack is so Bad and we are getting so Weak in our and captured Benjamin Raden-an old man—his son, Joynts.

his nephew James Raden, and his son, and another “We know that the Fellows in old Mr. Northup's man whose name is forgotten-all private citizensoffice says the People is to Blame. But that is the and shot them, killing tour, and threw them into the way all fellows do that Neglect their Bisness. They river, three of whose bodies were afterward found. try to throw the Blame on somebody Else, Because if The fifth caught hold of some bushes, when Harris they did not throw the Blame on somebody Else, they ordered them to cut his head off with their sabres, would have to be Punished for their Faults and at the which they attempted, but could not reach him ; he same time to confess that their Punishment was Just. then ordered them to knock his brains out with a But this Goes Against the Grain, especially of the Fel- fence-rail ; and failing in this, they fired two guns, and lows that Does Wrong. Either old Mr. Northup and he dropped his head in the water as if deal, and the his fellows aint got the sense to Manage their bisness fiends, supposing him dead, departed.

The same or else they have neglected it. Any way, they Ought crowd went to the house of Madison Ritchie, the conto Quit and Make room for a New Sett. If they dont, scripting officer, and took him out of his bed and us Boys will Starve, the Yankees will whip us, and drove him in front of them some two or three miles to then You all Hoam Fokes will Ketch the Verry Devil. Paint Rach River, and made him wade in about mid.

Hoping, dearest Pa, that you will Atend to this way, and shot him, putting seven balls through his Right Away, we sign our names, with all love and body. These were all unoffending citizens. Benjamin Duty: Your affectionate sons,

Raden was an old man, sixty-three years old. They “ To

“ Bob Lee

hung an overseer—who had formerly taken the oath “Mr Deff Javis Esq “Gus Bowrygard to Lincoln-his sole offence consisting in assisting his “ Richmond, “ Joe Jonsing.

employer to get his stock across the river. They put “ Virginia.”

a notice on the tree, that it would be death for any one

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to take his body down. They went to P. Rallins, for. An equitable settlement, on the basis of our absomerly a captain in Colonel Hale's regiment, who had lute independence and equal rights, of all accounts of resigned in consequence of ill-health, and robbed him the public debt and public lands, and the advantages of several thousand dollars, giving him ten minutes to accruing from foreign treaties. cross the Tennessee River, and threatening to hang These provisions, we apprehend, comprise the him, and leave him hanging till the buzzards should minimum of what we must require before we lay pick his eyes out, if he ever returned. They have down our arms; that is to say, the North must yield issued an order for all to take the oath or leave their all—we nothing.–Richmond Ecaminer. lines. Such are a few of the many atrocities these Yankee fiends—the representatives of “the best government the world ever saw”-are inflicting on the people of North-Alabama.—Richmond Whig, Janu- SECRET ADDRESS TO REBEL SOLDIERS.-The follow

ing address was procured from some rebel soldiers in Calhoun County, Alabama, a few days past. I was on

secret service for the Government, and was therefore GENERAL GRANT — A "LITTLE" INCIDENT. — The in disguise, and the rebels gave me the address, supNashville correspondent of the Chicago Journal re- posing me to be a rebel soldier. There is no mistake lates the following:

as to its genuineness, and I know that it has circulated Speaking of Grant's campaign, I wish here to put to a considerable extent among the dissatisfied rebel on record a little incident, which I have never yet soldiers. The following is the address : seen in print, and which was communicated to me by “Fellow-SOLDIERS OF THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE ! an officer some time since, and which might have been Three years ago we were called upon to volunteer in contraband once, but is not now, since the plans of the confederate army for a term of three years ; and the Eastern campaign have been developed.

we all nobly responded to the call, with the express While General Grant was in front of Vicksburgh, he understanding that we were to be discharged as soon was conversing with several officers on the subject of as our term of service expired. Indeed, we were the capture of Richmond. "Can it be taken, Gen- faithfully assured by all of our officials that such a eral ?” asked one of these. “With ease," was the course would be pursued. The Secretary of War pro. response. “By the Peninsula ?." continued the que- claimed that those who volunteered for three years or rist. “No,” replied the General. "If I had charge during the war would have to be discharged from the of the matter, I would want two large armies; one to army at the end of three years. But to our utter move directly on Lee, and the other to land at City surprise, we are now told that we must be conscrIPTED Point, and cui communications to the south ward. and FORCED to enter the army for another term of three Lee would be then compelled to fall back, and the years! Our feelings are not to be consulted—WE MUST army from the North could press, and, if possible, de- BE CONSCRIPTED ! feat him.

“ Was such a thing ever heard of before? Do the “ If he would open up communications again with annals of war furnish a single instance of volunteer the Cotton States, he must fight the army south of soldiers being forced to continue in the service after the James; and to do this, he must cross his whole the expiration of their term of service? Surely not. force, otherwise he could be defeated in detail. If he If we search the history of the world from the days did so cross, the Northern army could take Richmond; of Adam down to the present, we will find that in if he did not, that from the South could move up the every instance a volunteer soldier was discharged as heighis south of the James, and shell and destroy the soon as his term of service expired, unless he, of his city.”

own accord, reënlisted as a volunteer. And are we I communicated this fact to two confidential friends Americans,'once the boast and pride of the world, the day Grant was first called to Washington, and now ARE WE to be treated worse than the heathens of the for the first time make it public. At the time the re- dark ages of the world treated their soldiers ? Are we marks were made, the General had no thought of to be made the worst slaves ever known to the being called to the position he now occupies.

world? And are we to become the laughing-stock of the world?

“FELLOW-SOLDIERS! Is it not clear to every raREBEL TERMS OF PEACE.—Save on our terms, we can tional mind that our pompous and merciless rulers are accept no peace whatever, and must fight till dooms- daily stealing away our rights and liberties, and reday rather than yield an iota of them; and our terms ducing us to the most abject slavery ever known to

the world? And shall we cowardly submit to this Recognition by the enemy of the independence of palpable infringement upon our most sacred rights ? the confederate States.

We were told that we must come out to fight for our Withdrawal of the Yankee forces from every foot rights ; yet our inhuman leaders are gradually robbing of confederate ground, including Kentucky and Mis- us of every right inherited by nature or transmitted to souri.

us by our predecessors ! Withdrawal of the Yankee soldiers from Maryland, "The Federals did not hesitate to discharge all until that State shall decide, by a free vote, whether their nine months' troops whose term of service exshe shall remain in the old Union or ask admission pired last summer—they were promptly discharged, into the Confederacy.

and their places filled up by new levies; and shall we Consent on the part of the Federal Government to suffer ourselves to be treated worse than our enemies give up to the Confederacy its proportion of the navy are treated ? No, brave comrades; let us assert our as it stood at the time of secession, or to pay for the rights, and unflinchingly maintain them!

show our beastly rulers that they cannot thus enslave Yielding up of all pretensions on the part of the us because we are private soldiers. They have already Federal Government to that portion of the old terri- cunningly led us to the very threshold of destruction ; tories which lies west of the confederate States. they have practised one deception after another upon

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us; they have told us lies—TORRIBLE LIES—to induce and an EMPTY COMMISSARY in the face of the best army us to become their ABJECT SLAVES!

ever marshaled for combat ? Think of these things, Among the innumerable lies promulgated by these fellow-soldiers, and decide what shall be your course. unmitigated scamps, we call your attention to the fol. WE HAVE MADE UP OUR MINDS TO GO HOME AS SOON AS lowing: They told us that the war would not last our time is OUT.

MANY SOLDIERS." three months; that foreign nations would recognize The italics and capitals are the author's; the puncus as an independent people and help us fight; that tuation is mine. I have the original in my possession. the Yankees could not fight; that one of us could |--Cincinnati Commercial.

U. S. Scout. whip ten Yankees ; that Chattanooga could never be taken ; that Vicksburgh could never be taken ; that the Peace party of the North would force LINCOLN TO



NORFOLK, VA., Feb. 25, 1564. we would not be heavily taxed. “ These are but a few of the many hypocritical lies

SPECIAL ORDERS, No. 44.—[Extract.] proclaimed by those conspirators who have precipi

IV. It baving been reported to the General comtated us into irretrievable revolution. Shall we submit manding that S. H. Wingfield, of Portsmouth, is an to be beguiled by these UNPARDONABLE USURPERS, and avowed secessionist, and that he takes every opporpermit our families to STARVE TO DEATH, through want tunity to disseminate his traitorous dogmas, much to of our labor at home? Are we not aware that if our the annoyance of his loyal neighbors, and that on one absence from our families be protracted another term occasion, at a place of worship, while prayer for the of three years, many of them will suffer wretchedly President of the United States was being read, his for the necessaries of life, if they do not starve en conduct was such as to annoy and disgust the loyal tirely to death

And are

we not bound by the portion of the congregation ; and believing that a MOST SACRED Laws known to man to provide for our wholesome example is necessary for the benefit of Mr. families?

Wingfield in particular, and the class in this commun“ And should we permit a set of usurping profligates ability, who use the talents God has given them, for

ity he represents in general-men of education and to prevent us from complying with this DIVINE LAW ? By the late laws of Congress, our families are to be the purpose of stirring up strife against the Governtaxed to an almost unlimited extent; and if we submit ment of the United States; it is therefore ordered that to become conscripts, the last ray of hope will bave the Provost-Marshal arrest Mr. S. H. Wingfield, and to be erpelled from our hearts, for we can hope for that he be turned over to Colonel Sawtelle io work for nothing but an UNTIMELY STATE OF ABJECT SLAVERY: Portsmouth; thus employing his time for the benefit

three (3) months cleaning the streets of Norfolk and "Now IS THE TIME TO ASSERT OUR RIGHTS, for if we

of that Government he has abused, and in a small way wait longer our DOOM WILL BE FOR EVER SEALED! We atone for his disloyalty and treason. wlio write this address are determined to demand our

By command of Brigadier-General E. A. Wild. rights, and, if necessary, we will DEMAND THEM AT THE

GEORGE H. Johnston, Captain and A. A. G. POINT OF THE BAYONET ! We are not enemies to the South, but we are lovers of our rights, liberties, and families, and if we must lose our sacred rights, and GALLANT EXPLOIT OF SEVENTY HOOSIERS. — We have permit our families to starve in order to sustain our advices from North-Mississippi and West-Tennessee of wicked leaders in their deceptive course, we prefer to a late date; but as the greater portion of our informareturn our ALLEGIANCE TO THE OLD GOVERNMENT, tion relates to movements, we are obliged to withhold ACCEPT OF LIncoLN'S PARDON, and let the leaders and it from the public; but we can assure our readers that their CONFEDERACY go to HELL TOGETHER! This may every thing relative to the Sherman expedition and be hard language for men who have fought in many a the coöperating force is progressing better than the hard battle to use ; but silent endurance ceases to be a authorities expected. VIRTUE, and confident are we that the Government of One instance of Hoosier gallantry we are permitted the United States can treat us no worse than we are to record. A company of seventy men, belonging to being treated by our heartless officials in the field as the Seventh Indiana regiment, entered the town of well as in Richmond.

Bolivar, Tennessee, and supposing it was occupied by “But we are told that if we let the authorities con our forces, took no precaution to throw out scouts, as SCRIPT us, the war will soon close, favorably to our is usual on such occasions, but moved along leisurely, side. Can any rational man credit such a perfidious and in some disorder, until they suddenly found themlie? Does not this conscripting business plainly say selves confronted by two regiments of Mississippians. to the world we are fast playing out? that our weak- Who are you?" demanded the Hoosier captain. ness is rapidly manifesting itself even to our own 'Mississippians," was the response. deluded minds? Fellow-soldiers, we have been too Here was an excellent opportunity - Indianians often deceived by these wily liars to place the slightest against Mississippians—to obtain revenge for the slanconfidence in any thing they tell us! They are but ders uttered by Jeff Davis, years since; and at once INVENTED LIES to enable them to tie the cord of des- the gallant seventy raised a shout of defiance, and POTISM tighter around our wrists! Every intelligent charged upon the chivalry, routing and scattering them soldier among us knows that we are already whipped, in less than an hour, with a loss of twenty or thirty and why not acknowledge it at once ?

killed, wounded, and prisoners. Our loss was one “Why not show our leaders that we know we are killed and three wounded. This is one of the mos whipped as well as they do? President Davis virtu- gallant affairs on record; and we only regret we are ally ACKNOWLEDGES THIS FACT; so does the SECRETARY unable to give the names of any of the heroes-not OF WAR,

and the SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY. What even the commanding officer.- Nashville Union, Feb use is there for us to contend against A DEAD CURRENCY | ruary 13.

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nearly close enough to do it, when, seeing my intenPULASKI, March 5, 1861.

tion, he threw up his hands and cried: 'I surrender.' In these troublous times in Tennessee, there are

"I made him catch the two horses, and we returned here and there daring and reckless guerrilla chiefs, as quickly as possible. On my way back I met a felwho are, for a time, the dread of peaceful citizens and low recruiting-officer, who had heard my firing and a constant trouble to Union troops. One of these between his mule's ears, to see what had become of

come up, and was pecping over the brow of the hill, Colonel Dunc. Cooper, wino operated a long while west of Columbia, was recently captured, to the great

After riding three or four miles, we joined the

rest of our party. joy of Colonel Mizner, commanding at Columbia, who has sent scouts and parties innumerable after the Colonel (Cooper) and one man -1, another man

“Of the four guerrillas we saw, Stovall captured him. As the capture was reported in the Nashville

and three horses. One escaped. We heard of him

papers as made by Colonel Mizner's command, I desire to do again that evening. He had reported that we killed justice to a private soldier by stating who made the Cooper and captured the rest, and that he had a hole capture, and also give your readers an incident of the shot through his own hat. In his hand he held bis war, which will lose none of its interest by being told pistol, still cocked, which he had forgotten to use

while we were after them. by another, who was a party to the story he telis so well :

“ If there is such a thing as a guerrilla, I suppose

I have his saddle and bridle “On an afternoon, a week or trvo ago,” says my in Colonel Cooper is one. formant, who, by the way, was one of a number of as a trophy. recruiting officers for colored regiments," six or eight

I may add that Stovall and my informant (whose of us were riding leisurely along a half-mile in ad- pardon I humbly beg for here informing the reader he rance of the foraging detail, on Swan Creek, twenty bama infantry, colored troops) turned over the prison

was Lieutenant Joseph K. Nelson, of the Third Alamiles west of Columbia, when we discovered four guerrillas, riding as carelessly as we, along a by-way

ers to Sergeant Craig, who was in command of the to our right. Our boy's fired at them, but instead of foraging party, and he delivered them to Major Fitzreturning the fire, they galloped off. My revolver bad gibbons, of Colonel Mizner's command. Hence the failed me—missed fire. Private Stovall, of the Fiftieth report that Colonel Cooper was captured by Colonel

Mizner's command. Illinois, dashed out after them. The rest held back, or their horses and mules did, I don't know which. I determined Stovall should not be alone, and let old gray do her best after him. None of the others could WASIIBURNE ON Cox – The following is the full text keep in sight of the rebels. Stovall and I bad the of the remarks of Mr. Washburne, in reply to Cox, in chase to ourselves, he being some twenty yards ahead the House of Representatives : of me.

Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois. I wish to make an “ The path the rebels took led up a rough stony excuse for the author of the pamphlet from which the creek-right in the creek half of the time. Just as gentleman from Obio has read such copious extracts. Colonel Cooper's horse got into the creek, about forty I think that author has been corrupted by my friend yards in advartce of Stovall, he fell, and threw Cooper from Ohio. I think he must have been reading a book plump into the water. The horse got up and ran

which the gentleman from Ohio has written, which I away. Cooper tried to get on behind one of his men, now hold in my hand, and which I have read with but the saddle turned, and they both fell into the great pleasure. The gentleman from Ohio said that creek, when, Stovall having arrived, he presented his he had heretofore answered this book in the House, pistol so dangerously that they deemed discretion and that I had heard his speech. I

uys liked to the better part of valor,' and surrendered. He dis- hear the speech he made to-day. [Laughter.] I have armed them, waved his pistol over bis head, gave a listened to it several times. [Laughter.] We shall shout of triumph, and dashed on after the other two, not probably have the pleasure at the next Congress who were by this time entirely out of sight.

of hearing my friend from Ohio rehearse this speech “ I staid and held the prisoners until Sergeant Craig here, because I think, in the light of the recent eleccame riding leisurely up at a trot, when I turned the tions in Ohio, and particularly in the district of the prisoners over to him, and followed Stovall, who did honorable gentleman, I can say to him, in the lannot see where the rebel horse-tracks left the path, and guage of Watts, and in the spirit of the utmost kindso kept on. I saw the tracks, and followed them like ness: a greyhound through the brush; and just as old gray

"You living man, come view the ground

Where you must shortly lie." brought me triumphantly to the top of a high hill, I caught sight of my men-the guerrillas. They had I desire to show the House what the gentleman stopped to fix their saddles. I confess I felt rather from Ohio has written in regard to the “African," in a dubious about encountering two rebels, so far away book enti led "A Buckeye Abroad; or, Wanderings from assistance; but I knew it was best to put on a in Europe and in the Orient. By S. S. Cox.” He is bold front, so I spurred on as big as though I had a describing St. Peter's, and says: “In the mean time, dozen trusty pistols, and demanded, as they valued seraphic music from the Pope's select choir ravisbes their lives,' a surrender. They couldn't see it in that the ear, while the incense titillates the nose. Soon light, but galloped off. I followed, and finally suc- there arises in the chamber of theatrical glitter"ceeded in sending one shot somewhere in their neigh- what? - "a plain unquestioned African! [laughter] borhood, when they separated. I followed the one and he utters the sermon in facile Lutinity, with gracewho had two loose horses with him, determining to ful manner. His dark hands gestured barmoniously make the most valuable capture I could. I shot again with the round periods, and his swart visage beamed at him at close quarters, but it only added to his speed. with a high order of intelligence." (Laughter.] Whit At last I determined to ride alongside and knock him was he? Let the gentlemau froin Ohio answer: “He off his horse with the butt of iny revolver. I got was an Abyssinian. What a commentary was here


upon our American prejudices! The head of the DOLLARS to any person-citizen or soldier—who will great Catholic Church, surrounded by the ripest schol. come forward and prove that he ever bought a soek ars of the age, listening to the eloquence"-of whom? from this department that was either knit by the ladies —“of the despised negro; and thereby illustrating to or purchased for issue to said troops. the world"-what? - “thereby illustrating to the This report has been invented, on the one hand, by world the common bond of brotherhood which binds the enemies of our noble boys, who rejoice in their the human race." (Roars of laughter.]

sufferings, and are delighted when they suspend the Mr. Speaker, I appeal to the House if it does not efforts of our noble women in their behalf; on the appear that the author of that pamphlet must have other hand, by servile opponents of this department, been corrupted by reading the work of my friend from who forget that in venting their unprovoked spite Ohio.

upon us, they are causing the troops of their State to But the gentleman goes on to say: "I confess that, march over frozen ground and the drifting snow with at first, it seemed to me a sort of theatrical mummery, uncovered and bleeding feet. not being familiar with such admixtures of society.” Women of Georgia ! again I appeal to you. This That was the first impression of my young and festive time I call upon you to frown down these vile falsefriend from Ohio, as he wandered through the gilded hoods. Demand of them who peddle the tale, the corridors of St. Peter's. [Laughter.] “But,” says he, evidence I call for above. Until that testimony is "on reflection, I discerned in it the same influence produced, I implore your stay not your efforts. I which, during the dark ages, conferred such inestima- assure you, in the name of all that is holy and nobleble blessings on mankind. History records that from on the honor of a man and an officer-that myself or the time of the revival of letters the influence of the any of my assistants have never sold a pair of socks Church of Rome had been generally. favorable to that were knit by you. Every pair has been issued to science, to civilization, and to good government. the destitute troops as a gift, as about seventeen thouWhy?" Why, asks my friend from Ohio, is the sand gallant sons of the Empire State will gladly bear Church of Rome so favorable to science, to civiliza- testimony. tion, and to good government? Let the gentleman Daughters of Georgia, I still need socks. Requisi

“Because her system held then, as it holds tions for them are daily pouring in upon me. I still now,

all distinctions of caste as odious.” [Great have yarn to furnish you. I earnestly desire to secure laughter.] “She regards no man — bond or free, a pair of socks for every barefooted soldier from white or black—as disqualified for the priesthood. Georgia. You are my only reliance. Past experience This doctrine has, as Macaulay develops in his intro teaches me I will not appeal to you in vain. ductory chapters to his English history, mitigated

Ira R. FOSTER, many of the worst evils of society; for where race

Quartermaster-General of Georgia. tyrannized over race, or baron over villein, Catholicism came between them and created an aristocracy altogether independent of race or feudalism, compelling even the hereditary master to kneel before the spirit

COLONEL LEWIS BENEDICT. ual tribunal of the hereditary bondsman. The child. hood of Europe was passed under the guardianship of priestly teachers, who taught, as the scene in the

[The following lines on the death of Colonel Lewis Benedict, Sistine Chapel of an Ethiop addressing the proud who fell while leading his brigade at the battle of Pleasant Hill rulers of Catholic Christendom teaches, that no dis- Louisiana, April 9, 156:1; were recited by Jamez E Murdoch, he tinction is regarded at Rome save that which divides fore the New-York Legislature, on the second of February, 1503.] the priest from the people.

We laid him in his last and patriot rest; “The sermon of the Abyssinian"—that is, of this Dark Death but couched him on Fame's living breast. colored person, this Roman citizen of “ African de- We twine the sorrowing cypress o'er bis grave, scent"

"in beautiful print, was distributed at the And let the star-bright banner loftier wave door. I bring one home as a trophy and as a souvenir At mention of his deeds! In manhood's prime, of a great truth which Americans are prone to deny or Blossoms the pinions waved by smiling Time, contemn." (Laughter.]

He left life's warbling bowers for duty's path, Now, I ask my friend from Ohio if he has still Where the fierce war-storm flashed its reddest wrath; got that trophy and souvenir to bring into this path proud, though rough ; outrang the trumpet's Hall ?


“ To arms, to arms ! down to the dust is cast A STIRRING APPEAL TO THE WOMEN.—From copies The flag, the dear old flag, by treason's hand !” of Savannah and Columbus (Ga.) papers is taken the And the deep thundering sound rolled ouward through following:

the land.

In the quick throngs of fiery life that rushed Atlanta, Feb. 5, 1864.-A report has been put in And right stood planted firm upon its rock,

To smite for native land till wrong was crushed circulation in various portions of the State, that the None rose more glad, none bore the battle shock socks knit by the ladies of Georgia for this department have been sold by me to the troops on the field. With-More brave. At blood-stained Williamsburgh he drew out entering into the details of this vile and malicious First his good sword; his eagle daring flew report, I hereby pronounce the whole tale to be a

Into the storm so deep it wrapt him round; malicious FalsenOOD ! I deny, and challenge the But, scorning still to yield, he strore, till bound world for proof to the contrary, that there has ever

Fast by the grasp of the admiring foe, been a sock sold by this department to a soldier of Struggling though in the toil, still striking blow on

blow, the confederate army since my first appeal to the women of Georgia to knit for their destitute defend. Pent in close prison-walls long, long black hours,

I hereby bind myself to present One Thousand Yet the strong, skyward-pinioned spirit cowers




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