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An Ex-republican Official On The Negro

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Colonel Gibson of tho rorty-ninth Obio, recently wrote a letter froni Tennessce, which is attracting somc notice in the West Colouel Gihson will bo recollucted as the sucoessor to liresün, as State Treasurer of ühio. Ho writes tlius about the oondition of the slaves as observed by himself: " In this región every one owns one or more slaves. Here, as elsewhere, where I have boen, the slaves are well treated and well provided for. They appear happier and certainly live and dress better than t!ie poor whites or the free uegrot'8 of Ohio or the Noitli. They all supposed we were about to libérate thera. This lie liad been trumptcd in the South, and liundrods of honest people, asido from slaves, believed it. Bat the negro here instioctively dreads tlie North. - They love the Soutb, and are devoted to their mastera. "I have witnessed some touehing scones bebveen esiled raagters, returned to thcir homes, and thcir faithful alares. It is strange howfow Inj to escape or run aioay. I doubt il twenty have come to the army with wbich I have been counected since last September. "About the firmhouses and in tho city the white children and black play together liko brothers and sisters. It is iny deliherato opinión tbat, in their present state of ignoratice, the úuxs rather fears than desires emmtcipation. They only regard their appetites and comforts. They are well housed, well dressod and well fed. They appear to want no moro. Tlicso faets constitute no excuse for shvery, but I mention them as tending to show that stalenmen had botter kt tho 'nüger alone at present, and address thomselves to suppressing this great rebellion." ,


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