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Politics and elections are a great trouble to communities!
Apropos of the "dark man"--as Varmounters call him — and of Massachusetts; the Intelligencer of this morning calls attention to some recent revelations in regard to negro impressments for the army during the recent war. Mr. Lloyd, President of the Board of Aldermen, stated that most of the negroes who went from the District into the army "were taken possession of by men of their own color, and sold into the service of the United States," and it was added by Mr. Gulick that "many of them were credited to Massachusetts," that ever cunning, ever selfish State!
The Intelligencer bears testimony to the truth of these statements.
It says further, "that many of the soldiers (black) were enrolled in the spring of 1864 for the Massachusetts colored cavalry.
For each of these recruits that State paid a bounty of three hunded and twenty-five dollars, and the towns and cities paid an additional bounty of one hundred and fifty t