— who own plantations and make splendid crops of sugar and cotton.
In fact, the free boys of New-Orleans raised a battalion fifteen hundred strong, and offered themselves for service to Davis, but were refused!
Their flag had for motto: We never surrender.
Think you one could prevail upon any of those fellows to leave home?
Freedom, however, does them no good — they hate all the vices, but few virtues of the white, and are rather a nuisance to communities than otherwise.
The free State of Illinois forbids negroes of any stamp to reside there, under heavy penalties.
State Legislatures have enacted laws forbidding free darkies to remain in many of the cotton States, for their habits are injurious to the morals of those in servitude.
But,how do they evade it?
Why, rather than leave, and live in free States, ninety-nine out of every hundred bind themselves to masters again for form's sake, and thus remain with us. If the negro is really so unhappy as Northern orators proclaim, wh