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Negro troops in Elizabeth City.

--The last Northern news confirms the reports which have reached us of the presence of two regiments of Yankee negro troops, with Yankee officers, at Elisabeth City. We have the best authority for saying that the treatment to which the white people of that unfortunate own are subjected is heartrending.--The negroes compel white women of delicacy and refinement to cook and wash for them. In one instance we have heard of a body of these negroes entering a private house and demanding dinner, which they insisted should be cooked by the lady of the house. Whilst engaged in preparing the food for her negro guests, the scoundrels indulged in the most loathsome ribaldry, one of them, with his foot throwing the lady's clothes over her back and shoulders, whilst the rest sent up loud peals of laughter. These statements are upon the authority of respectable men, and are surely enough to stir the blood of even those who would go back to a fellowship with a nation of whites who can not only permit this, but encourage it.--Raleigh (N. C.) Journal.

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