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bread of the; similar- to do- ot of the matter, and he contract, .territory bnr sunshine on the tbe and of drones, of idle--and whose thereof,, the .the the necessary Orleans; Stan II. whom we Gov. Hamilton ten that'W. of county, 'others be appointed of'Gal- Galveston, is Attorney Eastern with their former masters. "With thi3' ; recom- .tnendationhe said he.was willing to comply-by offering them a fair compensation for their services, services, : which he hoped they would accept. He told them he would give them one-third of his 'entire crop-if. tHey would, remain and help make it, and that most'of them knew that; w i t h ' the present prospects, he .would make scarce SQQ'bales uf cotton,-.3000 or 4000 hhds- of-sugar, and 3000 to 4000bushelH of corri,.bt- sides potatoes,' fodder, peas; etc., ; of all.: which .they should nave one-taird ; bnt irthey thought this was aotecOHgh, they.might select anybody they pleasfid,'and he would'give them uch share of his crop as any reasonable' man might say was right. They professed to be very: well satisfied with his offer, but that very night some SO of them left, and tbe nest night others followed. 'He called the rest together and told the hi it they (yished to leave him, he hoped they would not put themselves to the annoyance annoyance of running away in'the'night, but. that they could juat as well leave in the day time, as he neither desired to prevent them, nor had any power to do so. · Nevertheless they have continued to go off in the night, until there now n o - a b l e bands left, some of the taking their infant childien with them, most ot the small children being ieft behind. I learn that many thousands have-thus left comfortable homes on the Brazos in search ot the blessings of freedom, and probably nothing but the severe sufferings which.have .been experienced by so many thousands', who -have started in same pursuit, during, the rjast three or' four years, will destroy the abolition delusion which is likely to lead to .the. extermination, of their: race, I learn that .many of. the women who left homa with infant childrea have since'been seen without them, and it i.s estimated that fifteen or twenty infants must have been made away with in some manner between the.Brazoa and Buffalo Bayou. The plantations thus abandoned by the only efficient meabs are of course rendered;value- Jess for the pfeseiit, arid their -owners aie suddenly suddenly reduced from affluence to poverty^ - As a general rule our. planters depend entirely on their plantations for support, and what they are to do it is impossible- to foresee; CpL-iWiiterB has a residence'in : this : city, -'and he ittfona* us A · ·· ·

Clipped from The Galveston Daily News04 Jul 1865, TuePage 2

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)04 Jul 1865, TuePage 2
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