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The supply of foreign soldiers for the Federal armies is by no means equal to the demand. There appears to be a limit to human gullibility, and the disagreeable suspicion is beginning to dawn upon the benighted European masses that a farm in the South means six feet by two, which they can obtain at home without fighting. There is, consequently, an increased call for Ebony, and Yankee traders are preparing to make fortunes by buying up negroes at two hundred dollars and selling them at five hundred. The approaching draft in the United States has added immensely to the already overshadowing popularity of Cuffee. He is not only a man and a brother, but a life- preserver; an angel of salvation from the bloody fangs of conscription. The process of speculating in this very marketable commodity, as detailed in a Yankee letter taken from a Federal prisoner in Georgia, is interesting.--"Frank," says the intelligent correspondent, "I want to ask you one thing. Do you think I could get some contraband, if I would come down their. There given substitutes from A thousand to 15 teen hundred dollars. A peace. Well, Frank, people goes and tells the counterbans that if they will go with them they will give them 2 hundred dollars. Well you see they are eagerest and we can, make them believe enny thing we tell them. Now Frank there was a man hear yesterday, and he told me he would give me 5 hundred for every one I got, and I told him I had A notion to go and see you and while I was down there I would steel some negroes, and he said I could make a fortune if I would be sharp." Judging from his orthography, there is no denying that the education of this son of the Pilgrims has been neglected. But "eagerest." as he seems, his heart is in the right place. He is a worthy representative of the love of those philanthropists for "the poor, down-trodden slave" If he does not know how to spell, he is as "sharp" as a razor, and if "Frank" has encouraged him to come to Georgia, we dare say he has pulled wool enough, by this time, over the eyes of "counterbans" to make his "fortune" and save the glorious Union. This is a solitary specimen of the financial philanthropy and patriotism of Black Republicans. Anything to turn a penny and avoid the draft. The white race of New England must be economized to civilize and bless mankind. What would the world do for education, philanthropy and piety, if these benefactors of their species were impaled upon Confederate bayonets.
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