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Hiring of Negroes.

--A correspondent from Buckingham suggests that in consequence of the present condition of the country it is impossible to hire out negroes at former rates. He proposes that conditional contracts be made, as the best mode of doing justice to owners and persons hiring slaves.--He thinks the terms may be regulated by the ruling average prices of the principal staples. "If," says he, "a negro is worth $120 when tobacco is worth $8 per cwt on an average, wheat $1.50 per bushel, and corn $4 per bbl, it is easy to determine his value when these staples are higher or lower, making the estimate on the basis given." We state the view of our correspondent as that of a respectable gentleman, having an interest in the question.

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