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It is said that merchants and other men of property in South Carolina, are compelled by threats of personal violence, to become subscribers to the State loan. It is also reported, and there is no reason to doubt the truth of the report, that a tax has been privately levied on slaveholders, of $16 per head for each slave owned by them — a tax so onerous that, in some cases, the slaves will be confiscated and sold in order to meet it. This is a forced loan as thoroughly as was ever any loan during the French Revolution, or during the chronic revolutions of Mexico. The secession movement is in the hands of the mob; and. the planters, merchants, and other men of substance, are powerless against them.--Cor. Albany Evening Journal, Dec. 28.

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