Staunton Vindicator: September 07, 1866Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 06)Summary: Excerpts from a recent report given to President Johnson by Gen. Gordon Granger on "the disposition of the people of the Southern States" toward the federal government. Granger reports that he found no evidence of "organized disloyalty" and calls white Southerners "brave well-meaning people."Address to the Freedmen--A Sensible Colored Man
(Column 07)Summary: Reports on a recent speech to the freedmen of the Danville area by Lewis Ivey, who told his audience that the "white men of the South" were their "only true friends." Ivey's speech, the author claims, was characterized by "a degree of intelligence and force seldom evinced by one of his color."
Origin of Article: Danville NewsFull Text of Article:Dutch Cure for Drunkenness
On Monday evening last, we, in [unclear] with other gentlemen attended at the African school room, by invitation, for the purpose of hearing an address which was delivered to the freedmen by Lewis Ivey, a very intelligent men of their own color, who was formerly a favorite slave of Judge George H. Gilmer, of Pittsylvania county. The attendance of freedmen was quite large, and we were agreeably surprised at the correct views which the speaker seemed to have of the condition of the freedmen, as well as the facility with which he expressed them in language which bore evidence of far more mental training then is usually found among men of his class. His address was delivered with an air of earnestness and truth, and marked with a degree of sound common sense that commended it to earnest consideration of his numerous auditors, who seemed to appreciate it.
The object of the address seemed to be to impress upon the minds of freedmen, the importance of a correct understanding of their true relation to white men of the South, who he represented as being their only true friends and to impress upon them the importance of cultivating amicable relations with them by a course of life which would entitle them to their kind consideration, and make it to their interest to retain them as laborers. Their only chance now was to rely upon their own industry, honesty and frugality, without the proper exercise of which they must become a more deeply degraded people, and would ultimately become extinct.
There were other points of interest which he discussed with a degree of intelligence an force seldom evince by one of his color; and during his whole address he gave utterances to no sentiment, to which any true Southern man might not heartily subscribe, however, unpalatable some of them might have been to those who profess to be the freedmen's only true friends, the nature and object of which friendship was correctly explained and ludicrously criticized.--Danville, Va., News.
(Column 07)Summary: Reports on a cure for drunkenness in Holland that involves keeping the "patient in "a state of continual intoxication" until "his organs absolutely abhor alcohol."
(Column 01)Summary: Reports that President Johnson's recent speeches en route to Chicago, in which he vowed to continue his policies to restore the Union, were met with "unbounded enthusiasm" and predicts that his popularity will be seen in the upcoming elections, which "will open the eyes of the radicals to their hitherto suicidal policy."
Full Text of Article:Civil War Begun in Indiana
President Johnson has been received with the most unbounded enthusiasm at every point on his route to Chicago. His speeches are of the same character at every place expressing his fixed determination to carry out his policy and secure the speedy restoration of the Union. There is scarcely a doubt that Gen. Grant, who accompanies him sympathizes with and sustains his policy. This seems to arouse the ire of the radicals more than the President's adherence to his plan. The "defection" of Gen. Grant, as they style it; the highest officer in the army, to whom the soldiers look up with paternal affection, and whose lead the large majority of them are likely to follow, is something the radicals can but illy brook. It haunts their midnight dreams with visions of coming party defeat. The volcano of their wrath can not be restricted. It bursts forth in the ebullitions of such men as Banks and Butler. All they can do is to foam and fret. The ovation will continue to follow the President in his trip -- Gen. Grant will receive the gratitude of the people for his sympathy with conservatism, and the coming elections will open the eyes of the radicals to their hitherto suicidal policy.
(Column 02)Summary: Reports that conflict between Radicals and Democrats has led to "a state of affairs bordering on civil war" in Hendricks County, Indiana. Several men were wounded when a riot occurred after a group of Radicals attempted to break up a Democratic meeting.Remarkable Document
(Column 02)Summary: David Quinn, of Chicago, has just published a memorial to Congress calling for "the re-establishment of negro slavery," in which he explains "that the negro finds his civil liberty in his slavery" and that without slavery the white race will "degenerate" like the white men of Mexico and Canada. Quinn, the article reports, uses "many historical and scientific facts in support of his argument."
Full Text of Article:
One David Quinn, of Chicago, has just published, in pamphlet, form, a memorial to Congress, advising the re-establishment of negro slavery. It present the subject in a new phase, in which has probably not heretofore been considered. It holds that men are divided into species and have different natures; that the negro finds his civil liberty in his slavery, and that the white man undergoes a change in America which makes slavery essential; that the French in Canada and Spaniard in Mexico have degenerated, and that the native people of the Northern United States are now three inches less around the chest than Europeans. The author brings forward many historical and scientific facts in support of his argument.
(Column 01)Summary: The Virginia Central Railroad and the Powhatan Steamship Company have announced a reduction of rates on second class freight to and from Baltimore.Local Items
(Column 01)Summary: J. M. Hardy resigned at the latest meeting of the Town Council. His position as Alderman was filled by Capt. W. L. Balthis and Capt. H. H. Peck filled the seat on the Council.Local Items
(Names in announcement: J. M. Hardy, Capt. H. H. Peck, Capt. W. L. Balthis)
(Column 01)Summary: An altercation took place near Waynesboro on July 28 between David Bush and John Cooper, a "negro man." Bush died last Monday "from the effects of blows received."Local Items
(Names in announcement: Franklin Bush, David Bush, John Cooper)
(Column 01)Summary: Jno. D. Halsley has been appointed Postmaster at Sherando, Augusta, replacing M. Manly.Local Items
(Names in announcement: Jno. D. Halsley, M. Manly)
(Column 01)Summary: Lists the persons appointed in each magisterial district to solicit subscriptions for the Valley Railroad. For the full text of the list, see the Staunton Spectator, 9/4/1866.