hey intend to do.
Curtis's free papers.
The following is a copy of an emancipation paper and pass issued by the Federal commander in Arkansas:
Headq'rs of the Southwest,Helena, Ark., July 21, 1862.
Special Order, No. 157.
Jerry White, a colored man, formerly a slave, having by direction of his owner been engaged in rebel service, is hereby confiscated as being contraband of war, and not being needed in the public service, is permitted to pass the pickets of the command northward, and is forever emancipated from his master, who permitted him to assist in attempting to break up the Government and laws of the country. By command of Major-General Curtis. Jerry White, (in red ink,)
Thousands of negroes, seat forth under similar papers, have been shipped to the North, yet, according to their own reports, some five thousand runaways yet remain within the Federal lines at Helena.
Most of the officers, and many of the privates, have supplied themselves wit