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The Daily Dispatch: October 28, 1863., [Electronic resource], Experience of a Confederate Chaplain at the North. (search)
on which took place between Titus, a colored man, from South Carolina, and Brig. Gen. Morris, U. S. A. It was as follows: Morris--"Well, Titus, are you willing to enlist and fight for liberty under the Stars and Stripes?" Titus--"No, sir, you may shoot me fust, and den I won't fight ginst my Government." Morris--"Well, Titus, they are going to put you all in the army if you go South." Titus--"Dat's jist what I want, sir." Morris--"Don't you want a good suit of clothes?" Titus--"Not from your GovMorris--"Don't you want a good suit of clothes?" Titus--"Not from your Government, sir; my Government is able to give me clothes." Morris-- "Oh, pshaw! your Government's 'played out,' your money's worthless. " Titus--"Dat's aliwou know about it; do money's jist as good in de Souf as 'ds in de North, for dar ebryting high,Morris-- "Oh, pshaw! your Government's 'played out,' your money's worthless. " Titus--"Dat's aliwou know about it; do money's jist as good in de Souf as 'ds in de North, for dar ebryting high, and money plenty, here ebryting cheap, and money skace. Nigga have a dollar in de Souf where buckra don't have a dime in de Norf. Oh, dar man, I know you aint talking when you axin dischile to fight gin de Souf." Their treatment to our servan