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Governor Chamberlain, we hear, is much impressed by the success of this new policy. Working through the Negro rather than against him has begun to pay. Chamberlain is changing front; for, with his new Assembly, he could never hope to do in Columbia what Kellogg is attempting to achieve in New Orleans.

A case has just occurred which puts his feeling to the test. For many months complaints have been coming to his Cabinet of great disorders in Edgefield county. Edgefield county lies on the Savannah river, bordering Lincoln county in Georgia; a region in which the coloured people have a great majority of souls. There is a Black militia, a Black general, and a Black staff, as well as a Black sheriff, a Black judge, and other Black officers in Edgefield county. The White inhabitants are treated as a subject race. If any White man resents an insult, the Black militia is ordered out. “ You cannot call out the State militia,” say the citizens “ it's against the Constitution;” but the Negro captains and colonels in Edgefield county know nothing about Constitutions. If a quarrel springs up between a

Black man and a White, the Negro captains order

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