ed however, a one dollar city of Charleston hill for gold; and exhibited, with great apparent pride, by way of contrast, some specimens of the Yankee Government shinplasters.
In speaking of the war, they elegantly remarked: "We shall beat you at this game, as sure as h — Ii. It would make no difference to us if our whole army were annihilated.
It consists of nothing but the of our communities, and when they are killed or captured, the solid men of the North will take up army and then the rebellion will be crushed out, and the leaders of it severely punished." They further said that they had taken 400 negroes from Mr. Arthur Blake's plantation, and left 30 of them crying on the beach because they could not be carried off; that the soldiers are paid price money for every negro they capture, and many officers had entered the service poor who were now rich.
The negro men are drained as soldiers and suffers, and employed on plundering expeditions.
The women are shipped to the North.