A dozen or more negroes stand in a group by the roadside.
Said the Parson to an old man: My friend, are you religious?
No, massa, I is not; seben of my folks is, an dey is all prayen fur your side.
Hailing a little knot, I said: Boys where do you live?
Lib wid Massa--, sah.
All Union people, I suppose?
Dey say Dey is, but Dey isn't.
One old woman-evidently a great-grandmother in Israel-climbed on the fence, clapped her hands, shouted for joy, and bressed de Lord dat dar was de ole flag agin.
To a colored boy who stole into our lines last night, with his little bundle under his arm, the Major said: Doesn't it make you feel bad to run away from your masters?
Oh, no, massa; dey is gone, too.
Reached Murfreesboro in the afternoon.
Men at work rebuilding the railroad bridge.
General Dumont returns to Nashville.
Colonel Lytle, of the Tenth Ohio, will assume command of our brigade.
My servant has imposed upon me for about a
ar notions about certain matters, and they are not, by any means, complimentary to the white man. He says: It jis' ‘pears to me dat Adam was a black man, sah, an‘ de Lord he scar him till he got white, cos he was a sinner, sah.
Tom, you scoundrel, how dare you slander the white man in that way?
‘Pears to me dat way; hab to tell de truf, sah; dat's my min‘. Men was ‘riginally black; but de Lord he scare Adam till he got white; dat's de reasonable supposition, sah. Do a man's har git black when he scared, sah?
No, sah, it gits white.
Did you ebber know a man ter get black when he's scard, sah?
No, sah, he gits white.
That does seem to be a knock-doey can't never git aroun dat pint.
When yer strip dis subjec ob prejdice, an‘ fetch to bar on it de light oa reason, sah, yer can ‘rive at but one ‘clusion, sah. De Lord he rode into de garden in chariot of fire, sah, robed wid de lightnin‘, sah, thunder bolt in his han‘, an‘ he cried Adam, in de voice of a airthqua