--There is a negro man in the town of Greenwood
, who goes by the name of ‘"Free Jim;"’ he is a slave, however, and he came by the name of ‘"Free Jim,"’ as his master told him some time since that as he had worked well and faithful for him, he might use his own time in making a living for himself until his services should be required again.
Jim has bought a negro or two, owns a few horses, wagons, &c., and being anxious to do something for the war, proposed to the volunteers about to leave here in Don Russell
's regiment, to go with them; but his master would not let him go. Jim then said that he would tender his wagons, hacks and teams for their use, and gave the boys a rousing supper the other night.
Some forty or fifty partook of an elegant supper, all the free gift of a negro, who is overflowing with patriotism for the Souther cause.--Vicksburg ( Miss.) Sun.