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Mr. Benjamin Screws. A friend has sent us the business card of a gentleman in New Orleans. It is not the custom of this newspaper to advertise gratuitously, but in this case we so far depart from our rule as to give this pleasing announcement without expense to Mr. Benjamin Screws. It is as follows: Benjamin Screws, NegrMr. Benjamin Screws. It is as follows: Benjamin Screws, Negro Broker, will keep constantly on hand field-hands, House-servants, carpenters and blacksmiths. office--No. 159 Gravier Street. New Orleans. Now we do not intend to speak harshly of the enterprising Screws, as some of our more ardent brethren might do. We know it to be the custom of negro-owners to snub and to cut the negr
omy, and if without it this blessed Union cannot possibly be preserved, we do not see but that somebody must deal in it, and why should not that somebody be Mr. Benjamin Screws as well as another?
Our Southern friends are really too hard upon the Slatters and the Screws.
As well might we at the North turn up our noses at our bu