, 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
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
; 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