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[From the Sunday Mercury.]
ABRAHAM A\D THK BLACK
BV PETER PEPPERCORN.
"This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongues
Was once thought honest."—Macbeth.
It was at the sitent midnight hour,
When night and morning meet,
Old Nick walked into Abe's room
And stood close by his feet.
He shook his horns and wagged his tail,
As other beasts oft do.
And cried aloud, "Awake old Abe!
For I am come for you."
Old Abe tremblingly awoke,
First gaped, then rubbed his eyes,
To see the gentleman in black
Quite filled him with surprise.
He muttered something indistinct
About Fort Lafayette ;
Although his blood was running cold,
He broke out in a sweat.
The Devil cried, "Give ear, old Abe.
And do not courage lack,
Too well I know for years you have
Loved everything that's black.
"Therefore prepare to go with me,
(Poor Abe, he groaned with fear),
I may as well just take you now,
As wait another year."
Poor Abe cried, "What have I done 7
(And gave another groan),
Oh, dear' oh. dear ! like Jeff, I want
For to be let alone."
Old Nick he laughed, and shook his head,
And unto Abe did say,
''There is no habeas corpus now.
Come, get up right away."
Then Abe rose slowly from his bed,
But what seems strange to tell,
From sulpher, or from something else,
There came a noisome smell.
Then Nick took Abe on his back,
And solemnly he swore
He never carried down below,
So bad a man before.
When to the river Styx they c'aine,
Old Charon, with his boat.
Refused to take old Abe o'er,
Or change a green jack note.
Old Charon said, "My charge is small,
One penny in hard cash,
Shinplasters don't pass current here,
Nor no such worthless trash.
"Remember, Abe, you don't on me
Play any little joke,
The discount now is sixty-fire,
The bank will soon t>e broke.
"Beside, you might repudiate,
It has been done before j
But as you once were splitting rails,
I p'rhaps may row you o'er.
"Just to oblige my friend, old Nick,
For take you o'er he must,
And as you have no copperhead,
i it row you o'er on trust.
"Although so bad a man before
Ne'er o'er this river went—
A glorious Yankee President,
And cannot raise a cent."
Then Nick and Abe got in the boat.
And Charon rowed them o'er ;
Right glad was he to land them both
Upon the nether shore
Then Nick took Abe by the arm,
And said, "Come on with mo,
My little imps will be rejoiced
So great a man to see."
They entered now within a place
Of sulphur fire and smoke*
Said Nick to Abe. "Don't this remind
You of a little joke 7
"This the tyrant's last abode,
When he from earth has past,
Ha ! ha ! ha ! ha ! give us a jok*.
Let's have old Abe's last."
Poor Abe could not say a word,
He trembled so with fear,
But into a warm corner reeled,
Aod sank down on a chair.
"Come out of that!" old Nick cried out,
"I keep that seat secured,
And that arm-chair is ready there
Awaiting Billy Seward.
"And here is Horaae's Greeley's next —
The next one is for Chase,
But Forney and Ben Butler i
Must have a hotter place
Halleck's seat is farther on,
With Pope's close by the fires ;
I give the rogues the warmest place,
But always roast the liars.
"Here's Curtih's, with a shoddy pad,
And there is one for Banks-
Sherman's is not quite finished
Yet. I've just completed Scheuck'a.
"And here is one for Everett,
With Davis' close by ;
With Col. Fish upon my fork,
I'll have a General Fry.
"And as for Brownlow that old knave,
He knows the place so well,
Therefore the foul-mouth Parson shall
Be scavenger of hell."
Again he led poor Abe an,
Through but a little space,
Stopped by an iron door and sai J,
"This is tny hottest place ;
"TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS *EI ERY RIGHT. "—Thomas Jefferson.
f's A ait
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 1864.
"Now go thy way to earth again,
And live a life of pain—
I for the present say farewell,
We soon Shall meet again,
Old Nick then brought old Abe back,
As humble as a mouse ;
None can describe the joy he felt
When he saw the White House.
But ere old Nick had set him down,
He unto Abe did say,
'Although I let you off this time,
Wa'll meet another day."
"And where I keep my Puritans,
A class both mean and sly,
Whoaa object is, and ever was,
To rale or else destroy.
"There I keep th m by themselves,
Confined within this cell ;
For if I were to let them loose,
Tbere'd be no peace in hell.
"Just take a peep in through the bars,
You need not mind the heat."
Poor Abe looked, end said with a sigh,
"I see some ompty seats "
"Yes," said old Nick, 'the top one's for
An Abolition preacher ;
Good service has he done for me,
His name is Harry Beecher.
1 "The right hand seat is Garrison's,
The left-hand is for Jay,
The one for Wendell Phillips
Was placed there yesterday.
"I have a p'ace for Sumner in -s* •
One of my hottest nooks ;
He's been a blatherskite sinee he
Was whipped by Bally Brooks.
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"So many come, I have not time
To fix up seats for all ;
Therefore I hang the lesser knaves
On hoots around the wall.
"Now you see I give each one their place
According to their duo,
And in the very lowest pit
I have a place for you.
IDPORTANT SUIT AND RIGHTEOUS
On the27th of August, 1862, Albert W.
Patrie, was taken by force from his residence
in Cairo, Green co., N. Y. by Marshal Murry
and Deputy Marshal Buckley, and taken to
N. Y. and there kept in prison one week, and
subjected to other injuries. Suit was subse
quently brought in the Supreme Court
agaiust the Marshal and his Deputy and
damages to the amount of ten thousand dol
lars claimed as damages.
The following is Mr. Patrie's testimony :
Albert W. Patrie being sworn, tes'ified, I
am the plaintiff, I reside in Cairo, in this
county, about two miles from the village; I
am thirty-five years old ; have a wife and
child, and am by occupation, a farmer; on
the 27th of August, 1862, I was ploughing
00 my farm in Cairo, about nine o'clok a. m.,
when a man came tome called ffm, Buckley;
he was in company with my little boy, who
came to show him where I was, and he said
he was sent there by United States Marshal
Murryto arrest me and take me to New
York; I told him I could not go. he said
•'you have got te goat my request he con
sented to let me go with him to my house to
get ready ; we went there; my wife and
child, four year old, were at the house when
we went there; my wife and Mr. Buckley
had some conversation ; she asked him why
1 could not be tried here, and he said, ''there
is no United States Marshal here;" she asked
what was to be done with me, and he 6aid 1
must either go into the army or to Fort La
fayette ;on cur way to Catskill we stopped
at Walden's Hotel at Cairo; the street was
full of people; a convention met there that
day ; I saw Mr. Olney there ; went to him
for advice; Buckley took hold of my arm
and said, "Come, let us go now," and took
me in a wagon to Catskill; we took the boat
at Cetskill at 6p. m., and got to New York
early on Thursday morning ; after walking
about three quarters of an hour, we got our
breakfast at a restaurant, and then he took
me to Marshal office; there we
learned that Murray would not bo there be
fore 9 o'clock; when Murray came he asked
Bradley if he had the man ; Buckley pointed
to me and said "there is the man," and hand
.ed him a paper ; I do not know what it was ;
I asked Murray what I was to do, and he
said I could do nothing ; it had to go to the
War Department to be disposed of, and he
wrote on a piece of paper and handed it to
Buckley and said "take him offßuckley
told me to follow him, and I went with him
to the police head quarters, corner of Broom
and Elm streets ;we weut there and wene
down stairs, and Buckley handed the paper
to a man oalleb "sergeant," he read the note
and called "Sands," and told him to takef
charge of me ;we had to go down * stairs ;
standing up we could just look over the top
of the ground .we went down from four to
six steps; wo went into another room where
the prisoners wsre ; about eight or ten wert
there; we sat around till night and then we
were locked up in cells ;we were locked ap
every night; the cell was large enough to
walk inside of a board raised one and a half
feet above the floor; a man could lie on thfc
board; I do not think the cell Wei* mora
than three wide; as I ley on my back my
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feet would touch one end of the cell and my
head the other ; perhaps it was five asd a
half feet long ; had sot a rag furnished me to
lie upon nor to cover me ; the cell was under
ground ; no window ; there was gas light in
the entry ;it had a lattice iron door ; a man
could stand up straight ia the cell ; the privy
was in one corner of the cell; over it was a
water.faucet and cup, there was no cover to
the privy. Thejßtnell was worse than that
of any country privy I was ever in. On Sat
urday the privy was washed out—at other
times it was left as used. Sometimes three
prisoner slept in the cell—two on the floor
and one on the shelf. I was three
nights in the eell and two out in the room
On Saturday night a drunken man was put
in the cell with me. He was drunk, noisy,
filthy, and nasty. He was put in in the mid
die of the afternoon. The keepers had
thrown water on him, and at night the cell
was very wet, and I had to lie in the water'
with nothing but the clothes I wore. I was
compelled once to eat in the cell ;it was on
Sunday night; I was put in right away after
dinner J we had bread and coffee for break
fast, bread and water for 6Upper. Two little
pieces of bread each time. Twice I think we
had a little meat. Once or twice we had
coffee instead of water with our bread for
flu Monday night, Murray came there ;
I asked him if I could not give bail and get
ouY of that stinking bole, for I could not live
there any longer. I offered to give any
amount of bail and pay up my board in the
city |n d repor' myself every day. He said
I could not be bailed ; that there was no
getting out at all; that money conld not
bail me out. He said, "if the whole of Green
county ccmes down here they cannot do any
thing for you," that he did not know of but
one tpan that cou'.d do anything for me, and
that was Judge Beebee, and said : " If you
wish to see Judge Beebee, I will send him
up in the morning;" and I said if he is the
only man that can do anything send him to
me, . Ibe way I came to have the interview
with Murray was, he came to the sergeant's
room aud I got permission from Sands to go
and see him. On Tuesday morniog, about
noon, a man came in and inquired for me.
Ha was & smallish man, with a large heavy
beapd, and asked me if I wanted to get out
anil I said I did. He said I suppose 1 can
get you out, but I have to use the influence
of a great many men in the in the city and
telegraph to Washington a number of times,
and it will be pretty expensive. I asked him
if he was Judge Beebee and he said he was,
and that Marshal Murray had sent him there,
I asked him what he would charge me and
he naid he would get me out for SIOO, I
told hritul could not give him that and he
asked what I could give, and I said $25.
He said he would do nothing for $25. Soon
after he came back and said : " If I conclude
to do anything for you, who is your bail."
I named two men living at the foot o
Frankliu street. A few minutes after he
came in withe toother deputy marshal and
told me I coald go with him to get bail and
could come then to MJrshal Murray's office
Beebee was not absent from me over ten or
fifteen minutes before he came back with the
other deputy-Marshal. This was about 12
o'clock at noon. I went with that man to
see Isaac Darby in Franklin street ; waited
on him to see Mr. Steenbergh. When he
came we went to Marshal Murray's office-
No one was there but the clerk, and he went
to worn to fill out a bail bond, Before it
was done Marshal Marray came in. He
went to the clerk to see what he was doing
and said, " Hold on; I don't know anything
about this ; you must wait till Mr. Beebee
comes." We waited a quarter of a*n hour
till Beebee came in and he went to work
and finished the bail bond, Beebee then
asked me to sign it, and I did so. Darby
and Steenbergh signed it, and then we went
up three pair of stairs, to a justice, who took
the acknowledgment and charged me $3,
which I paid ; we came down ; I gave Judge
Beebee, whom I met on the stairs, twenty
five dollars, and came off with the bondsmen;
I got home on Wednesday about sundown ;
Luke Roe and Elias Dutcher, came to New
York in my behalf, also Esquire Lathrop
and my father, at my solicitation, to fetch
some papers to aid me; my father lives in
'"Conesville, Schoharie county—the other
men in Cairo, except Van Stcenbergh, in
Tha jury. were out about two hours aftei
charge and returned a verdict of
S3OOO for the plaintiff.
5 Liincolu Platforms.
u' SC i; iB6O
" Lincoln and Free Speech."
The Constitution a covenant with death.
The.Union not worth preserving, in connec
tion with the South, economy and reform.
Good times and light taxation.
" War for the Constitution and the Wnion.'
Nobodv hurt and nothing going wrong.
The negro must be free. The crime of
silence is what I fear, free speech dangerous
Bastiles and arbitrary arrests,
i . " War for the niggers.''
'' Vote for Curtin and avoid the draft."
The war over by Christmas.
" Tyranny, rascality, conscriptions, taxation
And the deal re to continue it through
league conspirators for another four years.
' •*. * 3• .
er e.s vest*' '-* i 1 ' -
An Undelivered Presidential Message--
The State of the Nation.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Fellow Citizens of the Senate and House :
In conformity wirh the "Chicago plat
form, I now lay before your " honorable
bodies" an annual statement of the condition
of the country, together with such sugges
tions as are deemed important for your con
sideration at your present session. The re
lations of the United States foreign nations
are on the most "friendly footing," with the
exception of the Southern Confederacy, Eng
land, France, Mexico, Russia, Austria, Spain,
' Hayti, and—the Copperheads. Hayti, in
particular, seems to be regardless of her tre
aty stipulations. When the " war for the
Union" was first hatched into its proper pro
portions, the president of that interesting
republic, by a solemn treaty, agreed to re
ceive and colonize all persons of African de
scent who might fall victims to the irrerress
ible conflict through a " military necessity."
Accordingly I despatched two vessel loads of
" freedmen" to that country, such as had
been captured in the District of Columbia,
with the " desire" that they be received and
card for. as the first installments of a series
of accessions to their superior race. The
desire was flatly scouted, and I was informed
by " the Government" there, that " it" wo'd
" see me d d first,"—wherefore the cap
tains of said ships were forced to sell their
cargoes to Cuban planters. I would earnest
ly recommend such action in the case as
your wisdom shall deem propet. I, at the
time, issued a " proclamation" to that Gov
ernment, but there being 1,100 miles of
" herring pond" between us, and they know
ing little or noth n; of my military sagacity?
took it for shot-gun wadding.
Our financial condition continues in a ve
ry favorable plight. Since the last adjourn
ment of Congress, S. P. Chase has issued
seven thousand millions of tons of paper cur
rency, to be soon followed by six thousand
five hundred and eighty-four quarter sections
of SO,OOO bonds. This, with the eighteen
hundred millions of sore shin currency, and
the " internal revenue," will be sufficient to
carry on the war the present year, provided
I can succeed in keeping Gen. Simon Camer
on out of the Treasury buildirg, and the
rebels lay down their arms. But as the
" best layed schemes of men and nice gang
aft aglee ;" or, as my expectations in this
respect may not be realized, 1 would recom
mend the passage of an act authorizing him
(in case the necessity arise) to set afloat a
fcw thousand millions during the recess of
Congre cc --. Fellow-citizens, there is a dread-,
ful rebellion existing ; and we should shape
our policy to meet it, I have done all my
means would warrent me in doing to crush
it ont. Six hundred and thirty proclama
tions, four hundred and thirteen bulls, and
nineteen edicts, have 1 issued in vain. I
would therefore recommend an increase of
the army to prosecute the war against armed
treason with greater vigor than heretofore.—
It is thought by the Secretary of War,whose
reports is herewith transmitted, that eighteen
hundred thousand men, between the ages of
thirty-five and thirty-six, together with all
the women in Massachusets should be en
listed for forty-five years or during the war,
to render the army of the Potomac effective.
In addition to this, I would suggest the
propriety ot enlisting the balance of the pop
ulation for a like period, which, together
with the entire population of the Chinest
Empire, would form the nuclous of an army,
around which ihe rest of mankind would
rally, and secure Washington from demolition
by the rebels, and insure the November
elections in favor of the loyol candidates ;
besides it would serve a better purpose still,
by checking the audacity of the copperheads.
The operations of the navy, although effi
cient in some cases, is far from being satis
factory. I would recommend the pnrchase
and arming of all the Cape Cod fishing craft,
for harbor defense, and tha immediate con
struction of fifteen thousand iron-clad "rams"
of twenty-five thousand lons each, encased
with at least sixteen feet in thickness of
wrought iron, to protect New England in
terests at the mackeral fishery from the
awful onslaught of the Alabama. Capt.
Semmes, " the d d rascal," having injur
ed New England commerce hundred of dol
lars, should by no means be permitted to re
peat his depredations upon that pious psalra
singing portion of our people. Such a mara
time force, it is thought that the cod-fish
interests of the country might be sufficiently
protected. They demand, and should have
ample protection. With their fearful sacri
fice of like and army blankest, the area of
the rebellion has been greatly surcumscribed
We have succeeded beyond all hope thus far
in our efforts to crush ont treason, having
conquered all rebellious territory but about
75,000 square miles ; and of the ten millions
of traitors, all are conquered and have taken
the oath, except 9,768,920. We have taken
three stands of colors, one hundred muskets,
and two barrels of beans. Of the four mill
ions of " colored gemmen" my proclamation
of January Ist, freed all but 3,920,000.
With these evidences of our ability to
overthrow the rebel government, we should
take fresh courage, and Divine Providence
♦ill smil6 up->i us. " as oa a basket <4 ebipe.
•TSXXAZJS: OX.SO PER ATgwrrm#-
I cannot close this commonicatkm without
calling your attention to the loyal gentlemen
of African scent; having enlisted generally
in the Union army, it is but just to provide
for their families. I would recommend the
passage of a law authorizing the Secretary of
the Treasury to pay to each volunteer when
mustered in, the sum of seventeen thousand
dollars, and also granting a pension to sur
vivors after the war of $175,000, and three
sugar plantations to men of families—and a
red jacket to each child. This would greatly
swell that arm of the service known as the
Corps d Afriqua, or flaming giants. Each
officer in that branch of the service, should
also be permitted to share in the glory, hon
or, praise eulogy and fame. God and human
ity, after the " irrepressible conflict" shall
have abated, and the passions subsided.
It is thought highly proper that somo rule
should be established regulating "miscege
nation." No Caucasain should be permitted
to have more than thirteen colored eoncu-
J^r° f ' in the B &e re g at ®> more than 3,-
U0 lbs of concubine, else there might not be
enough to "go round." The advocates of
that inviting theory are exceedingly anxious
for the protection of law against the old
barbarous law confining a miscegenation'
to one whue ; a law wholly at war With the
i'gher law, first enunciated by our Worthy
Secretary of State. I would earnestly rec
ommend the "Underground Rail-oad" to
the fostering care of Congress ; especially
that branch of running through lowa, under
the super,ntendence of Hoq j B Gnnnel
There has passed over this branch of the
road at the breaking out of the rebellion-
John Brown, Provisional President of the
nued States " 3?2 stolen niggers, liberi
es, 18 mulss, besides other freight, in ,11
amounting to $380,000. Tho importance of
an appropriation of a liberal sum, say twa
millions of dollars, for repairs, will readily
suggest itself to you and secure a perma
nence thereto not likely to be effected by in
dividual enterprise. " Spe.king of John
Brown reminds me of anecdote," which I
defer to another time.
Done at Washington, this Ist day of Dee.-
Anno, 18C4— Com Inquirer.
The Doctrine ot Miscegenation
When a Democrat newspaper the'
Abolitionists with their debasing tendencies
cowards an advocrcy of amalgamation or mis
cegenation, it is answered by the assertion
that in the South amalgamation is carried l
out to the greatest possible extent. So of
ten and so persistently has thir been said
that most probably many of them really be
lieve it. Their virtuous indignation at the
beastliness of Southern slave owners, in this
particular, has perhaps made many persons
think that Abolitionism must, perforce be
the epitome of all the Christian graces and
all the virtues. Dry statistics may serve to
break the charm of this delusion, however
aud serve to show that many of our kind
hearted, philanthropic fellow citizens, who
through sympathetic feeling first pity the op
pressed have then a tendency to- embrace.
The census, like figures, can't lie, and' fact
like the following are like a tarred stick
very nasty to take hold of.
" The census of 1861 shows that while
more than one-fourth of the colored people
•>f the North are mulattoes, only one-thirtid
eth of the slaves population are mulattoes-
Among 3,204,313 slaves, 246,65(7 were mu
lattoes, or bad more or less white blood ;
while of the 185,500 colored people of the
free States, over 66,500 are mulattoes. In
Ohio, more than one half of the colorod pop
ulation are mulattoes, or over 14,000 out of
25,000. ; In Indiana about 90 )er cent, are
mulattoes. In Wisconsin and lowa over 77
per cent; in New Hampshire 54 per cent;
in Pennsylvania 40 per cent; in Vermont
40 per cent; in Massachusetts 34 per cent j
in Connecticut 30 per cent; in Rhode Island
24 percent; in New York 19 per cent
while in only one slave State do the mulat
toes form 16 per cent, of the whole number
of slaves and in only three do they amouot
to 1 per cent."
As a matter of course when miscegenation
practical is found to be so great is districts
where Abolitionism is the prevailing afflic
tion, there must be some means to throw
discredit upon either the report of the cen
sus bureau or upon the science of Arithme
tic. Its an'ugly practice and an uglier fact
Dear deluded, sympathetic miscegens, kovr
will it be cleared up, the fact not the
race 1 Can you throw some light upon so
dark a spectacle 1 As your fellow citizens
and neighbors we feel humiliated that sym
pathy alone should work such marvels, and
hope, for the character of Northern civiliza
tion, that you may succeed in getting from
beneath the foul appression.
ffy What light could mt bossibly bs
seen ia a dark room?—An I>rae/ile.
JEST When is an author moat like a
puppy?— When he carries his tale with him.
f s y The yoong gentleman who flew iato
a passion baq had hit Wings clipped.
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