Good Hit at Sumner.
--The York Leader
gets off a good thing in the shape of an address from Charles Sumner
to the Negro Brotherhood
, from which we make the following extracts:
Brethren of Color,--A crisis has occurred to the affairs of the Negro Brotherhood
Combinations of perfidious white men have prostituted the government to the most ignoble purposes against you.
Be not deceived by the wiles of General Grant
, or any other agents of Mr. Johnson
who may appear among you. They tell you that your freedom only means that you must work.
It is thus that they wish to degrade you.
This truth now comes to us with great force, since Andrew Johnson
has engaged in the white washing business.
He has adopted the great and peculiar profession of the brethren of color, and there is no longer any hope for us except to strike for our rights.