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.."TIic" I?ore in the Snncl:nsi
it 'r i .!! ' v . , " " ' ,
'.'i". -'Apaift I hear thai creaking etep !-
He's rapping at the door, "
Too well T know tfja boding sound
i " ' ' ' ' That oher in a hor.
I do not tremble when I meet
.,.- . The tnBtft ot try (oeg,
.i-.4. But flenten delentl me from the friatid
I " ' t Who' cotiies tat nerer ie.
.1, ; -...,.' ' - .
" He droprinto my eay ehstr,-
And a.-kA about ibe newf. ; '
r- He peers info my irjanuscxipr,
ii.' ." And gie his candid -views ;
" He tells me where he likes Ihe tin,
- And where he' forced to prieve.
HeVskei ihe siranjes: liherlie,
'.""' ; '"But never tfiVes his. leave'. . '
' fie reacts my daily" papers tiroi'ih
Before waa a ord,
He scbs the tyrie (ihntjj wrote,)
And thiuis it quite absurd ;
Ha calmly smokes my last eif-u,
And coo! aks for wore; .. .
He opens everything he sees
Except the etiiry door.
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H? ls!k abeot hi Irajile heakh,
";And t.ells me of his pains,
Me aufTera trurrt a cor of illf,
""OtM htch he: r.e'er Comptdl:is ;
Ai! flow he Singled once with death
" To keep the fiehd at b.y ;
On the me Ike thee away he goei
... fiol fcBver gos away : .
t n i k'l ' : ' .
,.l)e '!elia me of the carping wrrJa
8ome ehllow critic wroie.
' Ai4 efery 4reciatfs paragraph -
Faaiiiiarty can quote.
He thinks the wriier did me wrong,
He'd like to ren him Ih'rouith!
Jle sa)s a t!iouard pleasa'it !iir2S
: But iierej saj !,Adiev!
- i t
,Vben'er he com cs that dreadful man
.Disguise it' as I may,
I knowthaf like an autumn rain,
He'il last throughout tiie day. , "
In vain I pek of urgent tasks,
In vain 1 scowl and pout ;
A frown" i no ex inauisher
... It does notput him out !'
I mean to lake the knokeroff, .
Pot crape oponthe door, ..
Oi liint lQ Jonn that 1 have gone
. To 'slay a month or more.
I do not tremble-when meet
"L The etoatest of my loes;
But Heavefl defend me from the friend
. -f - l Who vie vp r. never eos L
,V A fi'PU.. .1, C'e f-r "jai
; , tacheri A , La-icater county paper re--poris
the following cave: " ':ComrroM wealiii
Drd- Mille. The'deff b taut in litis
a leacher of ;i public school in
i Mooax JvVfi and was charged of commi't'injr
nn assanlt and battery on one of his pupils
ri"amed Sara Royce, about ten vearsof ie
Xhe Testimony revealed tbd Ucl th it t!ie girl
n ,ow incari'rgtbh aid wou Id not .sobrr.it to
' th-1 discipline of -the scho-h O.ie of the
v-' modes -of potiishimeni was t-J 'compel a girl
in wiar a bo'y'i liar, itinding in the presene
of the scbooj, stud vice Tu tins mode
f p0rtjs'lun'eul .lh'e girl prote J, . but fiifaily
fielded, bot'-whil onderaoig he ii;..Wh-
, menf JbV mqirte.' appeared en ihe scene of
' .stihn.mr. "iha hat -fram the "iris head.
i?heruppa ,'a cenexal tscrimmae'-" took
place. Thereupon the leacher seized Ihe j
s uiiifl and gaveher a severe fl-igelatiort, mark-
n . befj back , wit h.v zebra stripe:
testimony.was contradictel by other wii-.-
-nesseiwho.0aid the, p.ntishment could not
have been sor severe, as 'the child was at
Sabbath-school next day-,ari4 further that no
compfaint had been made to the school
v, board; w'Tedict, not fittilty, but deiendani
! 10 pay t o-thiids of the cost and the plain-J,
RxMASXiBLeOccTRBCNca Snikeiu u Man's
Sio'mackX-Thi 'Ne'wville 'S(a)lhf Ihe Valley
l? 'says 'that WiRiam Hatton,a- youbg "man
j..reaidieg i;i"( Ship pen sb org, one day last
weeky Tromiled a iive snake about 18 inches
-11 7ong ' onf mors than ha(f an inch thick ! He
swallowed it wbife drinking from' a pool in
'''IdahOjatotU four rnontbs ago, and has sm-
fared" great (Tiatress , in ..his stomach ;.eer
.;since,c.onjpf4f4io especially of a sensation
of coldness 'HrfVeiarned . 10-his; horne t in
htppehsBurgf JflfS 8?j j'3- Af'r
rjriderzoTnsr? an., unauccessful treatment by
lrfreat manjr- tnedicalj men, negated nis
"car.o pnyaiciaiL-in Philadelphia, who
to .presfribed 'in 'emetic,' which - was taken,
with' lha above result. J It came near stran
gliaj hi m,vancf before 9 'was "rcliered, he
wis black in the fsce. ''".
a ' i " - -
Wc see h'reco'rdad ' Ifiata ioap . peddler
. wasjeeeaily caught at 'Ica-dafHig a violent
'' siorra,' w'he ri he saved "''his'' iifff- by lkin g a
' cs'ie 'of rbi.foaV. "and.' washing himself
" t jl -ral- TbraVoapi or the .stoiyVtaosihava
' I ;;a vuit frora very strong tit.
Speech of the President to a ! Delegallon of
, The tU!egation of colored representatives
from different States of the country, now in
Washington to urge the interests of the col
ored people before the government, had an
interview with the President tbia afternoon.
The delegation was as follows : "
Fred. Douglas, of Nw York, George T.
Downing, representing the New England
States, Lewis H. Douglass, son of Fred.
Dooglass, and Wrn. E. Matthews, of Mary
land, John Jones, of Illinois, John F. Cook,
of the District of Colombia, 'A.J. Reytiier,
of South Carolina, Joseph 0ts, of Florida,
H. W. Ropi1, of Mississippi Wrn. Ripperfnf
Pennsy tvartia," Joftrr'M 'Brown, and 'Alexan
der Dunlap, of Virginia, and Calvir. Pepper
(wliire) of Virginia.
The President shook hands kindfy with
each member of the deletion, Fied. Doug
lass first advancing for that purp oe. Go.
T. Downing then addressed the President as
folto jrs : ! We preent ourselves lo your ej
eellency to make kiiOwn with pleasnre the
repect which we are glad to cherish for yon
-a repect which is yonr dhe as onr Chief
Mais-.rate. . I. is our desire for yoo to know
thai we come feeling ifiat we are friends,
meeting as friends. We should, however,
have manifested our friendship by not com
ir.j to further tax yonr already moch bur
dened and valuable time. But we have
anoiher object in callirc- We are in a pis-
i sair5 to equuhiy be!ore the law Gid hath
m&d it by opening a red sea. We would
have yocr assistance throogh the same We
ctt7io to yon i'i the name of the United
Siates, a:. d are 'delegated by some who have
unjustly worn iron manacle" on their bed
ie, by some whose minJa have been tram-mt-Ied
by cuss legif .'ation in utas called
fre. " ; " '
The colored p?op'e of the States of I li-r.r.i-',
Wisconsin. Alabama, rvJissis-sippijFlor-i
It, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia,
Marylaiid, Pennsylvania, New York, New
Ei. gland S;a:e, srid Dirict of Columbia,
have specialty delesued os to come. Oar
i coming ,s a mar-ted cirenmstanee n:tirg j that community yet in compairing hi-i coa
: de errniiied h"po, that we are riot satisfied ditioa aoJ hi posi'ion there with the ncn-
wf'h i are:.Jme!tt prohibi:ifs slatery.bnt slaveholders, he nsoaliy estimated his i ra
th: we -vi'h it er.iorce.i Wittj nnpropriite
This i o':r !e .-ire.
u e ass Dr
h the kiion !t?dg? and
convrctio'i that the
lion intended Ireejo
fa'hers of the revnlu-j
iu ,or . :ry American,
!ht they should be protected in their rig Ins
as citizens .and equal lelcre the law.
Frs J . DjuIms adfanedd a id
1 43i.jeul v e
r -i ... I
I are net here to eulightea yon sir, as lo y jur
dd.ies as tie 1-tnej iJgis:rata oi the repab-1
j lie, but to show our repect, arid to present
j in brief the claims of ctut race to your favor- j
j able consideration. By the order of Divine ,
I Provideiice ycu are placed in a position (
where you hae t'ie power to save or de- J
stroy us, to bless or blast us. I rnaan ocr
whole race. Your nobie and humane f re- '
dpcessor placed in our hsnds the power to
assist in saving the ra'ion, and we do hope
that yoo, his able successor, will favorably
! regard the placing i.i our hands of the lal -
j lot, with which to save ourselves.
We shall submit no argument or, that
i poi.-;t. The fact that we are the subject cf
rerr.ment and sutj?cl lo taxat ion eab-
j-jct to volunteer in tlie sersca of yourcoen-j
try -o j-ctto nen -g cratteit- si, sj c! to I ear
H e burdens of - ihr I
proper lha; we shoi
ite, ma.T'a it r.oi irr. -.k
to s;.a:e i.i the
t privilfgs of this condirion. I have r.o
sp??ch to m.ike cn this occasion. I simply
; oJrri; !heo observation? as a limited ex-i
, prp.-Mot. ot the views and feeling of the
i iJe!egaiir.:i with which I have enrce.
j i C'l.owm is siiosfannatiy ihe response
of the Prndent : In reply to some of yocr .
j r.q.iirip, not to make a speech about this
j matter .nr j: i? always ce-t to ta : p. nr.tr
j aa-i di".ir.c:!y aboJt such jr.esthu.s-I will
j y thai if I have not zire:i enidrfnc in iny
j former course that I am a friend of huma-ii-
y, sr' to that portion 'i.f it which consti-
L Jutes the colored population, I can give no :
evidence hereafter. E?erv hing that 1 have ,
1 had both as regards life and property, has j
been puriied in this cau-e. and I liiink
that I u'ldersland what should be the true
directio.. of this question, and what coarse
of policy would result iti the .amelioration
and ultimate elevation n?t o.iiy of ihe col-
ored, but of tlie great mass ol the people or
the United S ates. I say that if 1 have not
given evidence thai I arn a friend of hu
manity, and especially the friend of the col-
ored man, in my past conduct, there is no h-
ing that I can row. do thai would.
Ill know myself and iho feelings of my
own heart, they have been for the colored
man. I have owned slaves and bought
slaves, but I never sold one. I might say,
however, that practically, so far as my con
nection with slaves has gone, I have been
their slave instead cf their being mine.
Some have even followed here,hi!e others
are occupying and enjoying my prrper'.y
with my consent. For the colored race my
means, ray time, my a'l has been perilled,
and now, al this late day, after giving tan
gible evidence, I arn fr?o to tell you that I 1
do noi like to be arraigned by some who
can get up handsomely rounded periods,
and deal in rhetoric talk about abstract ideas
of liberty, who never perilled life, liberty or
property. This kind of theoretical, Isollov
unpractical friendship amounts to hut very
iiiiie. . While I say that I am a friend of the
colored man,! do not want to adopt a policy
that I believe will end in a. contest between
the races, which if7persis:ed .n, will result
in the extermination of one or the other.
God fotbid that I snocia De eugageu m mca 1
a work now. It is always beet to talk prao-
lieally and.jn a common sense way. Yfs,
I have said, and I repear; it here, that it the
colored man in the United States could find
no other Moses, or any Moses that would
be more able and efficient than myself, 1
woold be hit. Moses to lead him from bond
age to freedom ; that I would pass him from
a land where be had lived in elavery to a
land (if it were in our reach) of freedom.
Yes, I would be willing o pass with hirn
through the Red-S'eawo the land of promise,
to Ihe land of liberty ; bet I am not vcilJirg,
under either circumstances, to adopt a poli
cy which will only result in the sacrifice of
his life mid the shedding of bis blood.
We talk atont justice we talk about
rifht We say the wf:ite man has been. in
ihe wrorii; in keeping the black man w s'a
vrry a long us he has. That is all true.
Again w e talk about the Declaration of In
depencence, and quali:y be.'or9 Ibe law.
.You ut.der?land all that, and know Uox to
appreciate it. Bji now let us look each
other in the face. Let r.s go to the gr!n:
mass of colored men throughout the slave
States. Let us take the condition in which
they are ai the present time (and it is bed
enocgh we all know)and suppose by Borne
magic you could say to every one, "You
shall vote to-morrow." How much wocld
that ameliorate their condition at this time ?
Mr. Docglass Mr. President: Do you
The President I arn not qnite through
yet. Slavery has been abolished A great
national guarantee hasbem given one that
cannot be revoked . I was getting at the re
lation that subsided between the white man
and the colored man. A very small propor
tion ol white persons, comparpd wiih the
whole number of such, owned the colpred
people of the South. I miahl instance the
Sia:e of Tennessee in illasiraiion. There
were twenty-seven non-sl.ive:io!ders to one
slaveholder, and j et the slave power cdi
IroII-ed .tbat Srate. Let us talk abont the
matter as it is. '
Although the colored man u-3s in slavery
there, oni owaed as property in the sense
and in the laticuajc of that locality and of
nsrtanca iiist iu nrmirrinn b thpimmtur nfl
ii - - j i t vl
slave that his master owned with tfte nou-
shtvehoider. Have you never liveJ uncn a
t ir. Douglass I have your Ext-ellencv.
j The Prsi.lent When yot ca1J look ovr
j gpJ e a mjinj w?l0 haJ a ,arge farri;yj
hard upon a po;r piece cf !acT),
i i nn ihin ili'
of hill than
; yoB di(! Af yo,,r pw master.
j ' "
Mr. Dugis?? No: f.
The President Well I know such was
the casa with a lare mj-rity of jou in
those sections. Where such is the cae. vre
know there is an eumiiy, we know there is
abate. 1 he poor white mart, cn. the other
hand, was opposed to the slave and his
master, for the colored men ar.d his mavor
combined kept hirn i i slavery by depriving
him of a fair participation in the lalur and
; production of the tich land of the country.
Don't yoo kuow that a colored man in going
to hunt a master (a they call it) lor the
; Rext year, preferred hiring to a man who
owned slaves rather than one who did
know the fact, at all events.
Mr. Dois-lass Because they treiled him
J The Presidoat They did ret consider it
qLileas re?;.eciible to hire to a man who
did net own negroes as to hire to one who
' did. !
Mr. Douglass Because he wouldn't be j
treated as weil.
The President Then that
is another ar-
gurnet:! in favor of what I arn eoing to say. .
jt shows that the colored man appreciajed j
t,e slave owner more htghly than het'iJ the (
man who ilidn'i own slaves hence the ;
er.miiy t atwee. the colored mau-and the
noti slaveholder-. The whitman was per-1
mit.ed to vote before government was deri- j
ved from him. He part and parcel ol the j
political machiuety, not by ret eii o:i cr
And when yon come back to the i-bjct
of this war you li-d . that the abolition r! ,
slavery. was not one .of tbe olj-cts. C: n-,
gres, a' d ihe President himself, d?c!ar 1
thai it was w&ged on ocr par: ia ord.T to.
s suppress the rebellion. Tl.e abolitit n of j
elavery ha come as an incident to the sup
pression of a great rebellion as an incident ;
and as an incident w'e 6hou!d give it the I
proper direction. ihe colored man went j
into this rebellion a slave. By the operation j
of ihe rebellion he came out a . freedan,
eqoil to Ireedmen in other portions of the
country. Then there is a great deal 'one
for him on ihU point. The non-slaveholder
who was forced into the rebellion, and wu
as loyal as those thai lived beyond. th lim
its of the State, was cariied iijto it, an I his
property, in a number of instances ihe Jives
o! such were sacrificed, and he who has
survived has come out of it with nothing
gtined, but a gra! deal lost.
Now, upon a principle of jnstire, should
they be placed in a' condition different from
what they were before. On the one hand
or.e hai a'.taired.a great deal ; ' on the other
band one ha lost a great deal,ahd, iu a po
litical point of view, scarcely stands where
he did before. Now we are talking about
where we are going to begin. We have
got a: the bate that exists between the two
racesi The query comes np whether thee
two races situated as they were before
whether the one should be turned .loose
upo.) the other and be thrown together at
iho baflot box wall this enmity and .hate
exfsting between them.
You have spoken about government
Where is power derived from 1 ' We eay it
is derived from the people. Let us take 't
so, and refer to the District of Columbia by
way of illustration. Suppose, for instance,
herein this political community, which ti
a certain extent most have government,
rnuM have law, and potting il cpou the
broadest basis you can put i' j tnke into
consideration the relation which ihe .white
has heretofore borne to the colored race ;
is it proper ta fcrce pon this community
without their consent the elective Iratichiee
without regard to color, making it univer.-ai?
Now, where do yon begin ? Government
must have a controlling power must have
a lodgment. For instance, suppose Cor,
ftess should pass a law aalLcriziug an elec
tion to te held, at v. Jsich all over twenty-one
years cf age, withont regard to color should
be allowed lo vo;e, and. a majority should
decide at scch election that the elective
franchise should net be cniverssl, vvtiat
would you do about i: ? Who would settle
it 1 Do jou deny that first great principle
of ihe riilhl of the people to govern them
selves 1 Will you resort to an arbitrary
power, and ea a Minority of thi people
snail receive a slate cf things they are op
posed to ?
Mr. Douglass That was said before the
The President I am now talking about a
principle, riot what somebody elre said.
Mr. Downing Apply what "you have
said, Mr. President to South Carolina, for
The President Soppne yon uo to South
C.roina suppose, -vou no K O:io that
does not chart ire if.e principle at all. The
query to whicn I have referred still comes
up when Ihe government is undergoing a
fundamental change. The government com -
rrwnced coon this nriucioie : it has existed
up?n it, and you propose now to irCorpo
rste into it en elemar.t that d:d not exist be
fore. I gay the qr.ery comes op. in under
taking this thing, whether we have a right
to make a change in regard lo the elec ive
franchise in Ohio, for instar.ee whether we
shall nctjet the people in that S'.ite decide ! the poor who who wil. ral.y wmi lnm there
the mafer Icr themselves ? . in this conflict that yoa speak of between
Each cemmunitv is better prepared to dd- the wealthy slaveholder and Ihe poor man.
termine the depository of its political pow- j The President Yoa touch right npon the
cr than any tody else, and il is for the Leg- i poir.t there. There is this conflict, and
isiatzre, for the people of Ohio to say w:. her.ee I segcesi emigration. If be cannot
shall vote and not for the Congress of the ' eet employment in the South, he has it in
United States. I might go down here lo the j h" po'.vcr to go where he can get it.
ballot box to-morrow and vole directly for j I parting the President said thil they
-unit erssl errrTrasr, bet if a gre.it m -i'.r;.y of ; were toih d-Bifoua cf acccmpUrhing the
this people said r.a.'l should consider it j same ei.ils, but proposed to do so by lollow
wnuhi be tjauni'cal ar.d arbitrary ir, me to j "3 nifTeret.t roads.
attempt to fctrce it -upon them witbo-ut their i Mr. Douglass, on lurning-io leave, remark
will It is a fundamental text in my creed l ed lo his fellow delegates, "The President
that the will of the people must be obeyed j sends ua to the people, and we will have to
when fairly expres.-ed. Isthcr-? anything i ?" r,rl get the people risiht "
wrour. or unfair in that?
Mr. Douglass, smihr.g-A prt Oasl cf
wrctg, Mr. President, with all rcp.ct.
- TUe IVMdent-It U the people cf the
Stres that mu.tfcr rhcmselvcs determine
this notion. I do net want to be engaged
in a wo-;k that wi l commence a war ot
races. I want to begin 'the work of repa
ra'ion. If a man demeans himself well,
and shows evidence that this ne w state ol
affairs will operate, he will be prctecteu in
all his rights and given every possible ad-
vantage by the State or community in which
he lives vvhn they beca'ce reconciled so
c-ally and politically to certan things ,
Then will this new order cf aflairs work
harmoniously. Bu: f.rceu opon the people
before they are prepared fur ii, it iil be
resisted ar.d work iiiharmor.ionsly. 1 !-eI a
conviction that tr.rcir.g 'Ins matter epett the
p. pple, upon tl.i community, vv i I r-u;i it.
the i' j -ry of Loth race-, ar.d the ruiii of
or.e or the other.
Go J knows 1 have r.o desire but the g.od
of thrt vt hole human race. I wor.ld ii were
so th it all you J fccate cou'd b-; d-ne in
e f.vi.A.i:- ci an eve. i. i 1.1
of an Pi- I.-f i; ic f -.
the r.a.:ore ol tilings, ar. I I :o not assume or
prater..! to be wi.-er than Providt-rice, rr i
stra::-;tr ih.fi the law of r.rv.tre. Let us 1
no.v seek to ili-covcr the hivvs t;-over;jir
their coniiiion, I wiii do., and to ba able to
do ?o the sincere desire cf my heart. I
am g'.tid to-iiava met jou, end that you for
the complimer.t you tiave paid ct?.
Mr. Dyla- 1 have 10 return yon our
thanks, Mr Pre-u!eot lot m kindly rant
ifi us this iniervie-. We tint not come
here exreciit'i: to rg'.; 'hi qoe-ihiti with
your Excellency, but rimpl to nta;e what
were orr views and wishes in the premises.
If we were disjosed to srgue the question,
and you would endeavor to controvert some
of the positions .von have assumed.
.Mr. Downing Mr. Douglass, I take it
lhat the President, by his kind expressions
and his very full treatment cf tho subject,
must have contemplated some reply lo ihe
views which he had cdvanced, and iu which
we certainly do" net concur, end 1 say this
with due respect
The 'Prudent-! inotni you cxpectea
me to indicate, to some extent, what my
.;.'.' nr. ihe subieci touched cpon in
UuI Dint? lit CUU - h -
Mr. Downing We are very happy in-
deed, to have heard them. - ; --
- Mr. Douglass If lhe; PresiJent will al- i
i- 1 n !,.. i na nr. tarn
ili ' ; . " .
The President What I have dosa is im-
t 1 .. -istilnn 1 iiord 1 n nrml
v,ur.-.i.... ....w . rv.T-r and ar.or.vmcs the skotch sl'ps out ana the
it. Lei us. er.cleavcrto fi,:d nut what , t'' ' j -ung cct., ronttl ar.d away we go into the ' nr. an was makin his affertln speech, we
t.r.t law and cof.larr..- oor acion to .:. - kt.0.v yoatr lly'. And Jonsi.r is the driver, and he hPFF ; and Capen DcdJs, the in em I
Ail the del.-. Id v ill then propsrly a.'j tst j nrfl"' " n.T'c. t I aas "Go slow," and he hollers "W o I woV j tiom Poik. remarked that he wonld like
ihern-eive, rind woik cui well in the end.t ror, '. ' v"'.l"il' Lr,i i,,,H, ,1 , rvi an ,,., e hav to n ilio t'jsi', icr 'lie never expec-.ed to fee!
, , , . . j , ., , Voter. Why, (lis Ccitey em a gemmar., "u iv)es i..e r ..j, anu ut,i we nav 10 , i
G.hI kaowa ,but anjtu-.n 4 I. can do I wt.I ,0 Cut:eyVare all common folks U-k to the f,k and wait ii 1 he blazes . heaveniy a.tm , .b. .ear. run down ,1ns .
in the m.gh.y process r,y which , the pr3.u ' ' hich of the Co fie, are! the way. He seen' to be doin his best, but -3- ii.e raw,. I other eye were beat ,
end is 10 Le reached. - Anything I Cu-i i.o to - . vnloTjt iben thar is Sumner and S-tar. and Sevens . by a at:kee soidier whi.e the Capen v
t-leva'.e Hie races, to solten and amchora'e 3 . .. , , .. ! n. .1 rvhpr M p "r.nrmen who keen hoi er. : i Prison. Of course the vmen wcra tr
ply to indica'e what my views are, as I sup
pore yoo expected from yonr address.
Mr. Doi)gIa My own impression i
that the very thing fhat your Excellency
would avoid in tne t.'ou.liern States, can
only be averted by the very measure that
we propose, and I would state to my broth
er delegates that because I perceive the
President has taken strong ground in favor
of a !iven policy, and distrusting my own. j
j utility to remove any of those impressions f
which he has expressed, I thought we had
J better end the interview with the expres
sion of our thanks.
(Addressing" the Freeident.) But if your
Excellency would be please! to hear, I
woold like to say a word or two in regard to
that one matter of the enrranchisenietit of
the black a? a means of preventing the
very thing which jour Excellency seems
to apprehend tbjat is a conflict ct races.
The TreFident I repeat, I a erely wanted
to vindicate my views in reply to your ad
dress, und not to enter into any gf neral con-
i troversy,.fcs I cotdd not well do so undfrt'ne
'circumstances. Your statement was a very
ra.tk otiesrid ! thought it was due to you
ti meet il in the same spirit.
Mr. Doug'at-s Thank yon, sir.
The President I think you will find, so
(ar a the South is concerned, :hai if you
will all in cu'eats their iJcas in connection
wiift ynur own. ibat the colored people can
live ar.d odvarce in civilization to belter
advantage elsewhere, than crowded together
in the South. It would be be'ter for them.
Mr.'Douglass But the mas-ers have the
making of the laws, and we cannot get
i a way from the plantations
Ihe Fresieent What prevents yoa 1
Mr. Djngtass We have noitha simple
I right cf locomotion tbrouh the Southern
i States now
The President II the raas'er now con
trols him or his action, would he not con
trol him in his vote ?
Mr. Douglass Let the negro ence under
stand that he has a right lo vote, and he will
raise a party in the Southern Stales among
i 'The President Yes, fir; I have
1 latj in the people. I believe they will do
i Ul i? j :sf, r.r.d have ,.o doubt h.y will
-e:t!e this cvestion ri2M, avd hope M.al it
; will be submitted to them for final action.
The delegation then bowed and withdrew
A Fancy Sketch.
As there is a chance cf the Disnct or
I Columbia t ei::g turned into Dahomney and
( of ihg t,e;p; meIa1Pfpfl0,ed
.( ,d v . nQ harfn ,0 Jraw a
. ofa fcpne at lje
there'ore uppo-e the po l open
preeer.ts himself ai.d ht.nJ iu
ana a voter
Officer What's your narra. '
Oilh-er B-.t yonr ur-narnc!
Vt.vr Mar.i :iel-er cal'ci me SV.
(), et. We!!, vur Lajtitr.al name?
Vo er. Oh, gory, r.eber .was babtieJ in
i di- lifetime.
t lilC r " V e I , JUUI s ii I I- lo l.a-i.c .
Voter No, Christ was the old Masa's
ww ,! n..c n'!:Prj
t IJ.lHri. CII. Ul C IUL I l.
ramed CuiT-v in Your Ward ?
Vo cr.-O't, Gor-i michty jes, ?ah, yah,
: am six CciTe in oae house.
Oilicrr. Well. "which Cufl-?v are yn '
Othct-r We!!, r.heie do yoo live?
. er. Down at de hotel.
Oihcer. U ell, does any other CuflVy
Voter. Gory yes, dere am four cr six.
Catt'i count which.
Cflicer. Well, what's your wife's name? j
Voter. Lor-o Massa, haiut got no wi'e.
Officer. Weil are the other Ct-fTeys mar
Voter Nebbet seed :exn married. Dej
hab one woman betwixt em all.
OtTicer. Weil, what age are yoo?
Voter Dat question is too misiieated for
Oaicsr. Well, are you lwen!y-one?
Voter. Neber coar.ted more than two ai d
had to count ;em one at a lime.
OtTicer. Did you ever pay a tax ?
! t- t- . , . r . ..
f voter.--.es, a ne sen. ne m
r once but he paid for dst paper hes se It.
! Olflcer.-What claim have yoo ior asking
i a - oviv .
j : Voter. I a loyal cor.traban American ;
citizen of A.'rican descent.
I . . . . . i. r .
; - lwinfflo tt.e.lnir. DMe oj meai vi b.j
kinds, a company has been alarteJ to man-
J ufactore pork out of pig-iroa.
1 , . r r .... 1 r .. - - m 'n r nil irs . . .. ...... -- , i -
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33 Y NESGROirS T'IFK.
We are (acght to love ; from childhood's
'Twa s:an,ped upon my mind ; .ears :
l v rf 1 1 1 c ? i nr.icies ui :anu
VVb love for tinman kind;
To love my neighbor as myself
Is christian -like, they cay ;
And if I love my neighbor's wife,
How can I help it, pray
The Golden Rule I strive to heed
Wherever I may be,
And do to others as 1 would
Ti.at they hould do to me;
And so ooe day ( thought 'twere well
J( I this precept tried,
And, filled with generocs thoughts,! took
My neighbors wife to ride.
But, ah ! this kind and simple act
Gave ris to slanders high ;
A host of furious lorgues assailed
My neighbors wif3 and I.
We're taught to share wi;b liberal hearts
The blessings that we priza
To smile with oth?rs when they smile,
And dry the mourner's eyes.
And when one day I chanced to find
My neishbor's wife" in tears,
'I whispered words of sympathy
Within her Iis'nn:ng ears;
I drew her trembling farm to mine,
And kifrseJ tier tears away ;
The act was seen ; and lo ! there was
The very duce to pay.
Alas ! alas ! 'tis parsing strange
I'm siu I can't see through it;
I'm told to love with all rny heart,
Then blamed t ecaose I do it ;
The precept that I learned in youth,
Will cli ng to me through lih ;
I try to love my neighbor, and
I'm scbk I love his wife.
LMII 4rp Addresses bij Ccnslitaenls.
RXSPEKTTUL PttPLE :
I address you on this okashnn with pro
found admiration for the great considera
tion and the nice discrimination which
caused you o hn or rr.e by jour votes with
a seat in the Sinate of Georgy. For two
momenitti and inspirin weeks the Legisla
ture hav been in solemn session, one cf
whom 1 am prcud to le which. For several
days we were engaged as skouts, makin a
sorter rekonysance to see whether Gecrgy
were a State ci a Injun terrytory whether
we vre:e ia the old Un-ion, or cut of il
whether me atid my folkes and yoa and
yocr fo'.kes were somebody cr nobody, and,
lastly, but by no rriear.s Ie;stly, whether ocr
poor innocent children, born during the
war, were ai! i lecal and had to be l orn
over os'tu or not. This lust pint are much
unsettled, lot our women are advised to be
5,y frtends rur ato hav honest.y
U- you a., tac, ,n ho foh , , ..a
j c,J Ln-.nn. L.ke the rrrygal son
nuthin to live on. and feei lonesome and
hunsry, hav been bowin and crapin and
makin apoljijies for five cr six months.
j u- hav teen seen ftar.din atur r.fT for
j we?j;, ic jum tne calf do they kill for os.
Thev know we've cot notrins, for they eat
nn our subs-ar.ce; and as for pnttin rings on
onr fibers we eculJsr.t eipekt it cnf.I they
. is r.. iCzk the j-elry ihey earrjpd away.
j c.arTr,ot say, i.i 'the langwidge of the poet
that our later have leen a labor of love, for
we've had r.onstrcus rt-or encocrarement
to te shtir?; l ot we had ill sot our Leads
toward th? stars nr.d strips, ar.J vs e jin'.ly
' ueterrr.M-ied that co'r.e woo! ccrr.e wo, sink
j cr swim, sr.rvive cr parish, thunder cr Ii'.e-
I ve'd sl:p beck, cr stteak back, or git
back scrriehow or somehow else, cr ne'J
stav ont forever and ever arnsn, aJ le
1 hanged to 'em, so-called, I gr.Uy. :
I Up to ihir time il hav been an nn hill bu- ,
'!,.-. m J ., nr..t ,1
. (i:;C:p, .l lnill O iw.i Ul.li llltr
! a. I sound at.o tae wai greased, but
th road are perhaps the rufTest, rotter.cM .
; eordyroy in the wor.d I. s pu.l np and
!skotch,atid pull op ar.d sko-ch, and ever
! in ti lnm ar.d crick u h 6 wh:n. and ccn-
- - - a
I 1 It. ;.taJ. ..-,K.-.t enmatimoa tx a A nt'.'l
lUDMI Ul? V. - J 111 WV W .' .A VI W U W W IB f.
! know whether he's cee-in or haw-in. My
j friends, about ibem fellers, I t'ott't know!
I what 1 crt to say. If yoa do, or if anybody
I" does I wish they would say it 1 don't cn
i -. . . ... ..t
i coara-c ccssin 10 ncpoay, nor at r.;i, i-ut 11
vou know of a man that car. 'tie broke ol
! itdurin his cateral life, it rroul be well to'
I hire him by ihe year. It thet is iu all hi- '
I tor? a "ood exku'se r.d a proner snbj-ek, it ;
i- r.nnn them I.e&rlle-s. soulless bowetless.
Pi7zrdl-s-. fra:riidel. f uicide!, nirsside!.
sisters-del. abominabnl. coutem ptibul dis -
i ffustibul individuals. 1 sometimes think
j then till my brain ci-. sorter addld, and. I
'feel like recutnin'a vc!an eer con vikt of
! the'Lvtuatik Asyloruin. Char. y inclines
I un to tha cpinvun that old Sumner are era-
' 7V. 1 lrins ne i.as teen gusin worsn ever
. .. .11
j he n?ock on andi, do:tccordin lo the'.r work. Mre anonym
j . . . ! Fill An
peem he ,he 6les ,,a' V" CJni.U i P. S.-Comio John Thras'.er se- be
; If they are lor Peace it mosi be Ibe 1
ihat sasseth all ctiderstandin, for we can't
( fathom them in these regions Thay foul
, ., 1. . j-1 . . 1.. .
os to free the poor n.g2er but d.der, t keer
i Jnr iti ITn.inn . Thi We -tern ho vs font ns
; for the Union bol diden't keer lor the. nig
ger. By double tearain on cs they licked
os and we gin it up, bat now the one don
want ocr niggers and the other don't want
oor Un-ion, and its the hardest skedoia to
p,eaefl !hem bolh a p0Qr ran,shed peo,
j . i. . t. . . .
tici Luuenunt, lie liia zuvl usructi
war to wind op that history rekords. Sum
ner Satan and Company, are tlill & fussin
and lamin abont tbe everlastin nigger
want him lo vote and make laws, and squat
cn a jewry, and want to perhibil os rebels
from doin iha same thing for thirty years to
Cum ! Jerusalem I where is the cassia man 1
They say its all right (or a nigger not to vote
in Connecticut, bekaus there ain't"" but a
few cf era ;bar ; and its all wrong for em
not to vote in Georgy bekaus (here's a heap
of em here, aud they laik Loilrarid Ret-
orik emazin to prove how il is. Well II
haiat got a whole passe! of sense like om,j
bet as shore as I'm two feet high a niggrj
is a nigger, I .don't kecr whar yea smelll
bim, and a vo: ia a vote I don't keer mhar
you drop it. J golly I they .can't git oven
that. - .
The trclh is, my feller citizens, I eomeJ
time6 feel Tihe we didr.'t hav no govern-
rrtent. I fell that cay ecrter when Mr. GibJ
son Pr,ointL. J m a rfinrnitl.'a r.n lh laaf
I ... . . . u . l,
of the Repcthk. When the SekrelaryJ
read out my name a'l mixed cp wiih the
Republik, I felt I was cbleejed to renig.
Risiti iragestikully to my feel, says 1 . "Mr
President; I bej to be respek'ybly. exkusec
sur, if yoo pleyee.. ..If thar is any Republi!
on this side of Jordan I can't purseeva it a
this time with these rpek. Thar wa i
place iu old Virginry called Port Republik
but Mr. Rebel General Stonewall Jackso
wiped out its contest" g?r.ers.j;y in 1863
and 1 haven't tir-se I.eeid of it in Norther
literature. I lave heard of & skrub cor
sarn over Ltoui Washington they call a Rt
peblik, bu', sur, bet I must insist on bein
rspektyb'y discharged." I took my set
amid the most profcundest and tumDltcoo
silence ever seek, end Mr. Gibson remarke
that he wouldent impose the Republik o
the respektybly "man agin his wishes. H
then transferred me lo the Finants Commit I
tee, tnd said he hoped we would lake imT
mediate action, for the State had no mone 1
as well as hime!f, and board was high anf
eat seieras frequent. This may not hat
not hav been his exakioal langwidge, bi
is anglin loward it. 1 bowed my head art
said "Di to. exsep that I don't eat se'eras
Forthwith I lelegrald varyoua gentlerne!
for a temporary loan ontil Mr. Jeukine we
n'jrgora'ed, for they wanted his name
the note. Thanks, says I, there's a teJ
lost &bout the wagin. If we are a Stall
we can borrow money in Aogosty. II w
tii't a State, its none of onr bisiuess born
! at a'l- If Andy wards to run the ai
: chine his own way, let Lim pay his ow
: expenses What in the dickens is a Pr
; iion Government for, if it ain't to get d
prov.sk.ns and proviae for a fel'er generall
' made cp my mind that perhaps we bi
' cen hcrnorn Andy about long encf. V.
had as much right to a Governor as Alabar
: or sou!1 Carolina, tie wants us Dac aoo
as bsJ 09 we wact t0 get lack, and a Jilt!
badder, fshsp3 ; ar.d he neeier.1 put on
naar.r unr.ecessare a:rs aroct Kns senat
j 1 icess. If he fools with os nsuch 4
won't elect nobody I go.Iy ! we ll take t
: 6'uJ anJ backwards. I forihwith i
, I'1'8 Capitol, ar.d streichin fori
cne cf J' sea 'i "Mr "Gibsor., sar
lrn 'cur fner.d I'm the friend cf to
'-J ar.J ctu.orcn ; pui u .ir. Jei.Ktns ait
: r. operated soon (he Sute will collapsi
a bright end glorious star will be oul'.terat
frcm ciT lha striped rag, ane the Preside
tri'l 'ose about nine eepporters in the Fe
cral Con .res: 1 move, snr, ihat if we ca
gt cur Governor at or.ece like a sine 5
we t"'"'4 iri a row and depart :
Mexico." Ii lock l.k? the small pox a
were carryed tumult jously. These pr6cef!
in. were 'eVgrafd to Wahington before I
ink r.-a cry, and we rsceiveJ orders fori
w i h to rorgr.ra e our Governor aod roll
rtrcert. Tiien the money came, and 4
vctcd ourselves a pocketfull spiice, and t
a fur'o. My friends, that wur a proud a
plorious day. When that j-reat and
n, ana rung ; uiUU,.i t uao, 4 oa
' mer.tir.il C4 it I U Ue VIBSt. AIi i ti
My fellow-citizsjs, let rse, in ccudce
. eongrita'ats yen 00 havio a Governor ci
; more, es.is n Uoverr.cr.
- it. n'.l t,p.t rlDt.'l!,vrrtrwt
1 " j- , .v. vj j
! mix up wiih orr frier.di 'crth, tnd v
transport them Black Republican ir.ta Jjt
Afr.kan desert, and put em to tefcchin iRr
len'o's ihe' right of ft.fT.age. .Winter D
. omU tt.ere t;nu a rifeia ot iwcr scieic.'
nrsertiUe remna::l of his ue.clinin ye
H "e a;i '1 Winter cf car- dicot.
of, meriiioneo & .ir. cik.f1-" '
i . . . - t-i- 1 . t- 1
, ho he a'.loo-Jed to, and I went to git ri
1.5m. He and his clan lav done us nr.
; evil, attd I am indoosed to exc! nm in
Iangvi.ige ol 1 ul abeiit . exan.-er
; .nnnnr.ni 1 "AiaV I r R l.OTJ EW.rj
-. .. -l T-l -I
, -t-,-, j
j ftdied taw a week, and will be a ca
! dale for sum hign pflis when we meet ft
. provided we cive turn time to se.l Ins
too seed lit say tins art nav aon
" KJm mnmm ot ,h, P,
i . . 1 iu: ...
flues, ami ni iure idoib- suu uii vouoii
- j are as good seed M J aver seed. I borj