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ve sought such collision in every way, we have not yet got a fight, and the prospect is very distant. I want the Almanac to see what part of Texas may suit me. I want to raise cotton principally, but must raise corn enough to do me. I cannot live here, and must get away. Many are leaving now; at least 10,000 negroes have left already; and, before long, one-third of the wealth of South Carolina will be in the West. I desire you to look around and help me to get a home. As ever yours, Robert Lyon. and trading classes of the entire South, of whom thousands had rushed into political convulsion for relief from the intolerable pressure. Industry, save on the plantations, was nearly at a stand; never before were there so many whites vainly seeking employment. The North, of course, sympathized with these embarrassments through the falling off in its trade, especially with the South, and through the paucity of remittances; but our currency was still sound, while Southern debts had alwa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of the conduct of General George H. Steuart's brigade from the 5th to the 12th of May, 1864, inclusive. (search)
f Doles's works, and their occupation by Steuart. It was, however, soon discovered that Steuart did not cover Doles's entire front to the left, and fifty or more of the enemy were having a happy time enfilading the lines left and right. Lieutenant Robert Lyon with H company, Third North Carolina—the then left company—was formed across and perpendicularly to the line, and moving promptly down the left, drove them off. Before this could be accomplished the Third North Carolina, on the left, had igade, that Colonel Brown, First North Carolina, with his own hands pulled the lieutenant in charge of the guns from his horse, and held possession of the horse until required to turn him in. It was at this point Captain Cantwell, F company, Lieutenant Lyon, H company, and Adjutant T. C. James, all of the Third North Carolina, succeeded in turning the two guns upon the enemy, but were unable to fire, as they were empty and there was no ammunition, and in this act of duty James lost his right ar
ecimen of the wholesale lying which has been the chief weapon hitherto used by the organs of the Administration against the people of the South: Letter from Judge Lyon, of South Carolina, to A Friend in Texas. [From the Waco (Texas) Gazette.] The following letter from Judge Robert Lyon, of Abbeville Court-House, SoutJudge Robert Lyon, of Abbeville Court-House, South Carolina, speaks for itself: "Abbeville S. C., Jan. 24, 1861. "Dear Sir: I desire you to procure for me and send by mail a Texas almanac. Six months since I felt perfectly willing to remain in South Carolina, but I can remain here no longer. At the election of Lincoln we all felt that we must resist. In this move I ohn Brownlee says he will go with me all over Texas. I cannot live here and must get away.-- Many are leaving now; at least ten thousand negroes have left already, and before long one-third of the wealth of South Carolina will be in the West. I desire you to look around and help me get a home. As ever yours, Robert Lyon."
Now mark how this wicked lie is exploded in each and every particular! Dr. Isaac Branch, one of the most respectable citizens of Abbeville, writes to the New York Herald concerning the above letter, as follows: "This article is supremely ridiculous, and is nothing but a tissue of falsehoods from beginning to end. "It is a lie, in the first place, because we have never had a Judge Robert Lyon at Abbeville Court-House, in Abbeville district, nor in the State of South Carolina. "It is a lie, in the second place, because there is positively no such distress as the writer speaks of in the State of South Carolina. "It is a lie, in the third place, because not a solitary negro has been sent from Abbeville Court-House, or from the district, to aid in the work at Charleston. A few, perhaps a dozen, have voluntarily gone as body servants for some of our officers. "It is a lie, in the fourth place, because not one dollar has been levied on any individual, n