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   Weekly Standard (Newspaper) - August 12, 1863, Raleigh, North Carolina                               THE OF THE SEMI-WEEKLY-SIT dollars per an in advance. Terms of Advertising. irertisements inserted for per square ot H hues o es for first insertion, ftnd f Person desiring to contract for si be charged the above rates with a deduc- of per cent, on tbe whole .mount. The Standard .s coniucted stricuy o ent insertion. XXIX.-NO. 33. LEIGI, N. C.. WEDNES DAI, AUG. 12, 1863. LI) papers are disco All remittances of when the tune paid for exp.res. ncy at the risk of those send- Army. From The Richmond Enquirer of Wednesday aajR.it Lerally understood that Gen. Lee's army has t lated Culpepper, and is now east of thejR.pt- This movement, it is said, was inevitable, the not being in condition numerically to advance was expected, while the latter has large reinforcements. Lee is, therefore, on .the retreat towards and Gen. Meade is advancing upon him, not cheering, especially as the Gen. Leo's Is too Is the Cnase in The Richmond Sentinel, speaking of the spirit of fear and despair which pervades the articles of the Enquirer on the subject of the war, says: is the tendency of the En- quirei's dark pictures. We have had persons to say to us that if they believed in their correctness they would feel it to be folly to continue the strug- gle." In concluding one of its replies to the Sentinel the Enquirer says: We insist on telling the naked truth; and the naked truth is, that the Confederacy have no hope For the Standard. .__.. MEETING IN JOHNSTON COUNTY. Mi public meeting of a large portion of the cit- Hlpr Johnston County, assembled almost en mays, in Smithfield, on Saturday, the 1st inst., Otf motion of Wm. A. Smith, Esq., Simon God- was called to the chair, and Col. B. A. Woodall appointed secretary, or to control them in any way. It a large majority in a few appropriate remarks ex- of them agree with us- as they do now, surely we plained the object of the meeting, when, on motion r _ i VTF TT a n _ sitttt tPAlTfl nor "seem to think" that the whole responsibiU- bility of the honor, reputation, and welfare of the State rests" on us. We have said nothing and done nothing to justify such a remark. We seek simply to act as an organ of the people. We have never assumed the right to form thenxinto parties, are not to be justly censured on account of it. We feel sure that, on reflection, the will think better of us than it appears to do in the above extract. We have never impeached the mo- in the world 'save in the prowess of its own sol- tives of that journal, and we are at a loss to know diers. If this be foar and despair, make the most wh .fc hag ours, of it." Meade's Northern News. is Lincoln has issued an Ur declaring that the law of retaliation shall be carried out; that for every soldier executed m of the rules of war, a Confederate soldier ?lll be executed and for every black soldier who t It is reportecl thttt Meade has crossed the the successor of Colouel Ludlow. We have never on any occasion, used language as desponding in its character as. the foregoing; and yet we are a traitor, while John Mitchell, of the Richmond Enquirer, is a true Confederate. -___________ tho President in his late proclamation yesterday official notification of the appointment. A meet- ing of the Commissioners will Ujse place jweek. The York Ifa aid states that twenty-five negro regi- ments are organized and in course of organization for the Federal army. Northern napers ridicule ihe idea tbat it is the purpose of the South' to employ negro troops, as ia asserted m an anonymous letter to the dated Richmond. There is imoiher Yankee flotilla in James river, 'I wo 1 monitors and two gunboats came np far as Bandy i omi laafc night. ____ ks taken prisoner and sold into slavery, a Confede- -Oj t_have we come to this Since our article of the 17th July on the sub c our subscription list has increased at oast .five per cent, on its former increase, both the soldiers and the people at home. We This not by way of boating, but as an mdica- ion of popular sentiment___________ TV e are requested to state that Mr. Sims Up- burch, of Chatham County, has in his possession Ithe papers necessary to enable the relatives of do- 1Sed solders of Captain York's company, Oth ISta o troops, to draw the pay and bounty due to Li A soldiers. Persons interested will ap- Iply to Mr. Upc-hurch. says: "These and other causes (although far less dis- graceful than the desire to avoid or to es- cape from the sacrifices required by patriotism) are, nevertheless, grievous faults, and place the cause of onr beloved country, and of every thing we hold dear, in imminent peril." Now, what does "imminent peril" mean? It means near, overhanging, impending danger. It means that tho Confederate cause is in the crisis of its fate. It means that we must have victory soon, j and a decisive victory, or subjugation will be our fate. Have we, at any time, said any thing strong- i er than that? We have not. Feeling and perceiv- ing several weeks ago, what the President now feels, find nnrceives aud admits, we asked the question, ana peiceivtb, Teclie river, whicn, it true, will enaoie iaviu. "if the worst is destined to overtake us, wouia 10 pusition the siege guns captured ut Thibodeaux, und block- not be wise and prudent to take less than the worst, ade the river below. From MORTOX, Miss., Aug. number of chiefs and oraves of the Choctaw tribe passed through here yesterday, on the way to visit the Great Father at Richmond, Grant has established u garrison of about men at Natchez. i n T, 4 Wtrt Adams' scouts bring intelligence that mules at- cked Dick Taylor.ttt DonuldwnviHe, on the '28d _ j _ .1 11. _ a i nni i id tL ftnfl nvi son ftps i tacked i defeated with a loss ,000 prisoners; of W. H. Avera, Esq., a committee of one from each captain's district was appointed to draft rpso- to perform that duty. And in their absence the meeting was ably and patriotically addressed by Dr.U T. Leach and L. R. Waddell, Esq. The Courthouse being densely crowded, and yet many could not be admitted, the meeting retired to the Elm Grove ia ibe Courthouse Square. Alter which, the committee reported, through W. li. Avera, Esq., the following preamble and resolu- tions, which were prefaced with very feeling, appro-. prjHe and able remarks, by Mr. Avera, and passed voice: AH political power is vested in ana iroro.the people, ahd itUs an ina- lienable right guaranteed to freemen to assemble in public meetings, consult for the common good, and give public expression to their honest sentiments upon questions of policy pertaining tho good of their common country; and whereas, we are at this time and have been for tho last two long years en- gaged in deadly conflict with the Federal Govern- ment; and whereas our arras have been crowned with brilliant victories that theannalsof his- tory record in any age or country, and still the breach between us appears to get wider and yet wider; and whereas, as yet, there has been no proposition for negotiation and settlement of the questions in dis- pute between us; and whereas, all honorable means should be used to stop the strife and desolation, WHOLE NUMBER 1484. to the God of Peace for the. consummation of our faith, we would earnestly urge on our representa- tives to try to bring about an honorable peace. Resolved, That the Judges of our Supreme Court have earned for themselves the lasting gratitude of evtry lover of Constitutional liberty throughout the land. Resolved, That in view of the defenceless state of our homes, and the desolation which prevails, and the calamities which threaten in the absence of our natural defenders, we protest against supplying any more men to the Confederate service until other States shall have supplied their just quota. Resohed, That W. W, Iloldeo lias won for him- self a proud position in the affections of his country- men, soldiers and citizens, by his indomitable' de- OBITUARY WOTICW. Died, in the City of on Swt, JOHK P. H. ROBS, infant of Col. Jno. P. H- Rnu, aged 16 mouttu.' Died, in (be 1st R. 0. Hospital, of March, of typhoid fertr, in the CALTW W. PRIHAIT, member of cbmpany, 24th 0. regiment. On. of the twrTn defence of hit country, bit name her pliant tfewaeevera Wttful an affectionate brother aud dutiful aon. ID Richmond, on tbs 20th January, monia, iS the year of WiuuJi T. brother of the above and member of A0 artillery company. He bad been in and yef bad been engaged in seven fight has been fought and won, and now he tt.e soil his valor defended, Where once eat, their place by the hearthstone Heaven we may meet them, on earth no more. Died, at JackrtjorouKh, Tenn., on the 2Sth day of Janua- ry last, in the 83d year of MB JOBS 0. GMMIW, Lieutenant compaHy Mtb regiment N.0. T, nim, aa a model of OhrintiAh piety. Ho one of tbe most nueful citizens in Mitchell coonlj, ia w.ilctt he lived. He volunteered tn bis in J uly tout. While thia regiment at Cumberland Gap, ae wraii taken with typhoid fever and carried lo where lie died, ufter an illness of two weeks and three di lys, lamented by all wbo knew him. He left a wife and wren children to nurara loss. May they, with all tbe re. of bis friends, be prepared to meet prayer of the writer. J u- Died, at bis residence in county, on the M of July last, Cunt. HARTZOG, 37tb Regiment N.C.TrooM. Capt. HartzoK fought through manv of the bard battles m which the noble 37th has beeft etifpipd, and MI II______III- t fm. MM ttl fcnseof their rights; and that we recommend the _....._ _--------........ Raleigh Standat-d to every one who hates tyranny grwl o{ ciiancellorsville, in which, at the and would resist oppression. his gallant company, WM Urst.to i Revoked, That these proceedings be published in df the Raleigh Standard, Progress and Christian Ad s, with a request to other papers throughout beaJ Boone> who8e oourage and virtues he largely tht ma. i sted. done in accordance, con, Subscriptions for wore also collected and the meeting separated elated at heart as men should feel who unfalteringly discharge an honest duty. B. HOWELL, Ohm'n. JOHN ROBINSON, Sec'y. does COUSTU Court, at ofj J. COWLES, AT STOTI !l sell at ul A frend writes us to know if in our opinion the Iwords in the act for home defence, exempting the Ll and military officers' of the Confederate gov- exempts postmasters from the home and generalinterpretation we think it vet we are not sure that the intention of tlu- law was to include postmasters as civil officers of They certainly are such in one in such a sense as to exempt is a question for the Adjutant- and afterwards for the Courts, if his decis- lion on the subject should be contested. the Raleigh Ritles, Uth North-.Carolina battles of Gettysburg, W. U. Hood, son of our worthy friend William II.Jlood Esq., of Eagle Rock, in this County, wound we are -lad to state, is not serious. Young Hood as beVn in the Ilines from the Orst We have b, fore us a letter written by him to his father soon after tho battle of Chancellomille, on a sheet of paper perforated by a ball. During the fight A at 8DJ it wbe  river as awarminjf with gunboats and transports above Vicksburc. Eight gunboiits and ten transports were counted between and Bmtcliez last Friday. This does not prevent communicatiou witu the Trans-Mississippi Department. Accounts from tbat aie cheering, but contraband. The eneinv have placed a garrison of men at flew Carthage Logan ib watching their movements, and tbe enmny will hour from him soon. No troops have gone up the river save McPherson s corps and part of Burnside s command. chief Tithingman in people of the whole State condera this unwise and very impolitic measure. But the chief objoct of these assemblages, we conjecture, is announced in tho last resolution of each string, to wit: the en- dorsement of the Standard newspaper, and the re- t.hnt nrint to the public. It looks commendation of that print to the public. very much like Mr. Ilolden had a party, and that he was putting it to work for his especial benefit. We think nothing could so well please the editors of the State Journal and Standard as to see the people of tho Old North State divided under the ap- pellations of IJoldenites and Spelmanites. To bo sure, it would be very ridiculous in the eyes of tho world, but it would certainly gratify the pride and aspirations of these gentlemen, who seem to think tho whole responsibility of tho honor, reputation and welfare of the State rests upon Watchman. Watchman is mistaken in the impression it would produce, that "there have been but two neighborhood gatherings in Wake County." There have been four meetings in Wake, three in Moove, one in Greene, one in Gaston, ono in Iredell, one in Buncombe, one in Yadkin, one in Wayne, one in Chatham, ono in Surry, and one in Tho Watchman says it conjectures the chief ob- ject of these meetings is to endorse the Standard newspaper, and recommend it to the public and that paper goes further, and charges on us the selfish and ignoble motive of having gotten up these meet- ings for our especial benefit. In all this tho Watch- man does us great injustice. In the first place, the circulation of the Standard so large, and constant- ly increasing, that it does not need the special en- dorsement to which the if it did, we should be the last to intrigue to procure such endorsement; and in the second place, we have no party of any sort, to be put to work for our es- pecial The meetings referred to were the result of the spontaneous action of the people. We are very grateful to 'them for the kind and cordia mariner in which they havo endorsed our course but certainly we had nothing to do, in any way, in procuring or bringing out these If wo have pursued such a course as to merit an'a re- ceive tho appwbation of the people, surely it cannot offend our cotemporary of the Watchman if the peo- ple manifest that approbation in their and if tho Watchman should be so fortunate as to re- ccivo the endorsement or commendation of any por- tion of tho people, expressed in a similar way, in- of evincing displeasure on account of it, or improper motives on the Editor of that journal, we should be gratified to record the fact, should doubtless join in tho commendation thus bestowed. t But the most unkindest cut of all" is the charge made by tho Watchman, that we are vie with John Spelman in getting up parties, or in do- ing any thing else. Wo do not thank that paper for speaking of us in the same paragraph with a man who possesses no one good quality; who is known here only as the malignant and unscrupu- lous tool of a desperate faction and who is almost universally regarded as destitute of manhood, prin- ciple or honor. We have no aspirations either to found or control a party, or to be spoken of in connection with John Spelman. Wo do not think, From Charleston. CIURLESTOX, AUK quiet to-day. Battery Wag- ner is in line condition, and iar stronger than when the bombardment began. The people and are in good ll9 It instated in the Northern news to the 3Ht, that the federal General had erected it line of butteries within two hundred and ii fly yards of Foil Wagner, and is mount- ing three heaw two'liuudred pound ciege Runs within a mile and a quaiter of fciuuHer, with which ho expeoted to reduce the lort. The last Richmond Examiner says: 41 The people are weary of the flagrant misman- agement of the government. The spirit of resis- tance is as strong as over, and the devotion to the cause as fervent and unshaken but we are disgus- ted and disheartened at the course of the adminis- tration. The causes of popular discontent are not new or recent; unfortunately they have too long existed. But the people have waited and hoped for a change, deeming it inexpedient to complain pub- licly, until tho abuses and grievances have grown colossal, and national patience is exhausted. Mr. Davis has alienated the hearts of the people by his stubborn follies. The country 18 not dis- couraged by federal advances, but we know that, unless the errors of the past are promptly corrected, the future holds no promise." This is what we have said in substance, time and again, and for saying so we have been called a trai- tor and an enemy to the government. We shall publish the article in fulljn our next. The London Times of 21st Jyly says the news of the surrender of Vicksburg and the battle of Gettys- burg, was received in England with a mixed feeling of surprise, disappointment, and satisfaction. Sur- prise at the sudden collapse of Vicksburg, disap- pointment at the retreat of Lee, thus cutting off the bope of an early peace; and satisfaction at tbe wis- dom of England in not having prematurely recog- nized the Confederate States. 4Tor the Standard. PUBLIC MEETING IN YADKIN COUNTY. At a public meeting of tho citizens of Yadkin County, held at East Bend, on Friday, the 81st of July, 1863, a large portion of the citizens in attend- ance, on motion of W. W. Patterson, Esq., the Rev. Henry Steel was called the chair and G. D. Wil- liams, Esq., appointed Secretary. w Tho chairman, in a few appropriate remarks, hav- and horrible slaughter of human life that must fol- jng stated the object of the meeting, appointed Uapt. low a continuation of this dreadful civil war; there- j F. Kirk, W. W. Patterson, fcsq _ I I'VlWf I t Resoleed, That negotiations for an amicable and niittee to draft resolutions expressive o honorable settlement of our present national trou- who reported tho following resolutions, bit's upon the basis of separation, with commercial unanimously adopted with only one dissenting voice: treaties offensive and defensive, should, at the earli- WIIKHEAS, The ti-ne has come when the people est day possible, be commenced with our enemies. Of North-Carolina should look to their interest with Itesolved, That the people, both North and South, jealousy and speak out; 'therefore, should at once select the ablest and most unprejudiced Resolved, That w e, the people of Yadkin Bounty, do endorse every resolution of the meeting ot the citizens of Greene County, on the 14th ot July, in and letter. Resolved, That after taking into consideration the various prospects for a crop of grain caused by the draining of the country of men by the conscript act and the multitude of rains and freshets, that we do not refuse to pay any tax that is in the bounds of reason in Confederate currency that Congress may impose upon us; but we do object to paying any portion of our produce as a tax, especially to a Vir- ginia tithing man. Resolved, That we pledge ourselves to each other to resist to the bitter end any such a monarchical such a contempt of our State as to pay such tax to a Virginia ti thing man. Resolved, That we urge upon our authorities to take some steps tbat will accomplish a speedy and lasting peace, us we think there has been blood enough spilt, and that the country is near exhausted. Resolved, That we request our State authorities to cull State Convention forthwith for the purpose of effecting a peace. KMflved, That these proceedings be published m the North-Carolina Standard and Payetteville Oo- server, and People's Press copy. H. STEEL, Chm'n. G. D. WILLIAMS, Sec'y. JL GJIWI.1IV OA warfare scarcely equalled in the number, magnitude and fearful bailies; a warfare in which your... courage and fortitude bare illustrated your eonntry and attracted not only srratilude at home, lot admiration abroad, your enemies continue a strujrgle in which our final triumph must be inevitable. Unduly elatM witb thoir recent sncoosseo, they imagine that temporary reverse quell your spirit or shake your determination, and they are now galhoring heavy masses for a genera! invasion, in the vain bope that by a desperate effort success may at length be reached. You know too well, my countrymen, what they mean by success. Their malignant rage aims at nothing less than the extermination of yourselves, your wirps and children. They seek to destroy what they cannot plunder. They as spoils of viclory that your homes shall be umiltoned among the wretches whose atrocious cruelties their government. They design ction And light tbe of lucen- can reach your homes, and they debauch the in lerior race hitherto docile and contented, PKOMOTIONS UY THE The President has announced the following promotions of officers to Major and Brigadier Generals from the rauk of Brigadier and Colonel. Brigadier General Stephen Lee, of South Car- Major General from August 3d, 1803. Colonel 0. F. Stovall, of Tennessee, to be Brig. adier General from July 28th, 1863. Colonel James De-jhler, of Alabama, to be Brig- adier General from July 28th, 1803. Colonel Lawrence S. Baker, of North Carolina, to be Brigadier General frdm July 28th, 1808. Colonel Lansford L. Lornax, of Virginia, to be Brigadier General from July 23d, 1893. Colonel I. D. Roddy, of Alabama, to be Brigedier General from August 3d, 1803. 1 Major James W. Whitson, of Currituck has been madeLieutenanyColoneloftheSth Regiment N. C. Troops, vice Hinton promoted to Colonelcy of the 6Gth Regiment N. C. Troops. Capt. Edward d Yellowly, Major of the 8th Regiment N. 0. Troops, vice Whitson promoted. Major James S. New Hanover, 1st Regi- ment N. C. Troops, has resigned on account of dis- Progress, statesmen from amongst them to meet in peace con ventmn of the two sections, to make an honest, pa: triotic, Christian effort as brethren, to put a stop to the present, cruel, suvago and unchristian war. Rmlved, That we will cast our suffrages for no nun to represent us in the Congress of the Confed- erate States who declares himself opposed to nego- tiation and a general peace convention, and for ma- king provision for electing commissioners to repre- sent the people of the Confederate States in said convention, with power to ratify (subject to a vote of the people) any treaty or compromise that they may make with our enemies. That we respectfully suggest to the people of North-Carolina the propriety of asseui- bliiv together in mass meetings at an early day, tor the better maturing of a plan tor general concert ot action with our brethren of other sister States ol this Confederacy entertaining the opinions express- ed in the above resolutions. Resoloed, That we are justly proud of the chivalry and heroic valor of our brave soldiers who have so nobly battled in the defence of our rights upon eve- ry battlefield of this bloody war. And we exhort them to stand firmly by their colors, as we caunot nor must not at home nor in the tiuld relax any constitutional effort for the prosecution of tbe war to vi honorable peace, until an armistice and ceca- tioa oi hostilities is declared for negotiation ol a treaty of peace. Rewhed, That it would afford us great pleasure to support lor Congress our Dr. J. T. Leach. His interests and sympathies are identified with the people, he has shown by his conduct, his deep devotion to his .native land and we should not fear to trust him witti a settlement of all pending difficulties. We trust he will con- sent to tho use of his name as a candidate. And we his neighbors and friends, most warmly com- mend him to the support and confidence of the peoplo of the district. MesoUed, That wo cannot too highly appreciate (as lovers of civil liberty) tho wise and independent decisions of the judiciary of North Carolina, and they will be disrespected by, none but oligarchs, ty- rants, despots, or haters of republican liberty. And that our patriotic Governor is entitled to tlw highest of praise, and our everlabt.og grati- tudc fur his noble efforts to sustain the judiciary and maintain the laws of North-Carolina. And we do cordially and fully endorse 1m administration, and iecl that every true North-Uarohuiau caa but ever feel proud of the name of B. Vance. Resolved, That the State has too long and tamely submitted to the placing over our people othce hold- ers of various kinds from other States, and that the climax of insult aud outrage was reached when one Bradford, of Virginia, and nativo ol Pennsylvania, wS appointed chief Tithingman for the State and wo Rhould be unworthy of the name we bear and of association with our brave soldiers, if we did not protest against this appointment, and demand the immediate removal of said Bradford, and aouie North-Carolinian appointed in his sWid. Revived That the Editor of the North-Carol ma Standard and all other Conservative Editors in the State deserve the thanks of all true North-Caroli- niftns for their manly and independent course, m de- fending North-Carolinia and her noble troops against the misrepresentations and insults of the Richmond other low, hireling partisan presses and comers in and out of the State. And we believe them to be true friends to North-Caroli- to her soldiers, and true to their families; true to the South, and enemies to all tyrants- come from where they may, and we will sustain them as long as we believe them to be such. Rewired, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the North-Carolina Standard for pub- As for European powers and their intentions and interests, it is singular that ever since the begin- ning of this struggle we hawe persisted in attribu- ting to them interests and intentions of which they are by no means conscious themselves. We had no doubt that the need of cotton would make them raise our blockade. Well, they did nothing of the kind; instead of raising a real blockade, they agreed together to respect a shaui blockade. In vain we cried out to them, Do you not see your own plain intercut, you stupid people! The stupid people pnid us no heed in tbe world; they thought they knew their own business best Now again N. C. In the table which we pub- lished last week, showing tbe losses sustained by N. C. Regiments in the battles Gettysburg, Pa., there were some errors. We therefore repub- lish the table aad add the number of casualties in other regiments received since our last publication Wounded. 2d Regiment, 3d 4th 5th Oth 7th 13th 14th 16th 18th 21st 22d 28d 26th 28th 80th 33d 34th 87th 88th 43d 47th 53d 55th 57th, ti ii it ii it ti it, i  balm in Gileud Will all religious teachers ignore (hia beatitude, lilwsed are the peace makers, for they sbail bo called the children of and let this strife go ou till thousands more are to untimelvtfrnvos, {0 eternily unprepared, and those they leave behind bo utterly ruined, aud not speuk agninst H? Thcso are made bv one whom war-preachers would call, a man nf the world, but who is, und tins been, a close observer of politicians and preachers, tbeir words and acto especially, durinjf the lost throe years. CALAMUS. Foe tbe Standard. Casualties Co. C, 47th regiment N. C troops, Falliog Waters, Md., July 14th, 1363: Ruled, none; wounded, private Rul'us Sanders, rijfht leg; wounied and private J. M. ttoysier missing privates M. Bishop, Thus. J. Ferrell. Jos. II. Hndley, W. H. Matnaid, A. H Mavnavd, Weo. a J. H O'Damel, W. t. W. H Ste Total, wounded missing, 11. N. L. BROWN, U. legitimate should be now rule in Washington refuse even to confer on the nib- jt'ct of putting an end to outrages which disgrace our age, or to listen lo a suggestion fur conducting the war accord- ing to the usages or civilization. Fellow-citizens, no alternative is left you but victory, or Bubjugution, slavery and the utter ruin of yourselves, your families and your country. Tbe victory is within your reach. You need but stretch forth your hands to grasp it. For this und all thut m tbat those uho aro culled to (ho lield by every motive that can move the hu- man heart, should promptly repair lo the nost of duty, should maud iheir comrades now tn front of the foe, and tbtiM so strengthen the armies of the Confederacy aa to etiMire success. The men now absent from tbeir posts would if present in the Held suffice to create numerical equality between uiir force und that of the -and when with uny approach to sueli equality have failed to be victorious r I believe that but few of thoae absent are actuated by unwillingness to serve their country f but that Luve found it dilficult to resist the of visit to their and (bo loved ones from whom they have been so long .separated that others have left for temporary attention to their afl'airs with fite intention of returning, and then have shrunk from the consequences of their of duty; ihul others again have Ictl their pouts from mere restlessness and demre of change, each quieting the upbmidmgs of his conscience, by pefiuuilmg himself that his individual services could have no iullue-ico on .the general result. These and other causes (although far less di graceful than the desire to avoid danger, or to escape sicriiicvs required bv are, nevertheless, grii-vjin tituiu, aud place the of our beloved country, and of every- thing we hold dear, in imminent peril. I repeat that the men who now owe duty to iheir country, who huva been called out and have not yet reported lor duty, or hnye absented from their posts, nrc iu number to tucure us victory iu the struggle now impend- iug. I call on you, then, ray countrymen, to hasten to your camps, in obedience to the dictates of honor and of duty, und summon thoee who have absented themselves without leave, who have remained absent beyond the pono'l allow- ed by tbeir furloughs, to repair without delay to their respective commands, and I do hereby declare thai I grant a general pardon and amnesty to all oBicers and niou with- in the Confederacy, now absent without leave, shall, with the leust possible delay, return to tbeir proper posts of duty, but no excuse will be rece'ved for any delay be- yond twenty days afie the urst publication ot tb s procla- mation iu the State iu which the absentee may be at the dutt of the publication This amnesty and ptidoti ahull extend to all who b.ive been accused, or who luve been convicted tnd are undergoing sentence for absence without leave or desertion, excepting only those wbo have been twice convicted of desertion. Finally, I conjure my moth- ers, sisters and daughters of the their nil-powerful influence in aid of this call, to add one crown- ing sacrifice to those which their patriotism has so and const.intly offered on their country's altar, and to take euro that none who owe service iu the ftela shall sheltered at home from tbe disgrace of having deserted tbeir duty to their families, to country, and to their God. Given under my and the Seal of the Con- federate States, at Richmond, this 1st day of Aug- c ufct, in the year of our Lord one tbour J bundled and sixty-three. JBFfBB80a By tho President: J.'P. BBXJAMIN, Secretary of State. August 6 18fl8. papers throughout the Confederate States are requested to copy this proclamation at the oarliest moment, an d for twenty days thereafter, und send their bills to the Private-Secietary of the President.____________________ Sept. esth. SOtb. 1st. 6th'. 6th. 10th. 18th. 17th. 1'Jth. 20th. BISHOP ATKiNHON'S APPOINTMB.fTll. ChriPt Church, Rowan county, August 23d. St. James', Iredell, Stntesville. Gwtnn's Chapel, Wilkes couuty, Wilkesboro', Grave Chapel, Caldwell county, St. John liaittist, county, Lenoir, Caldwell county, Morganton, Childsville, Mitchell county, Ashville, Wnynesville, Uaywood county, Ilendersonvillc, Henderson county, St. John's in the Wilderness, Henderson co., St. Paul's in the Valley, Transylvania co., Calvary Church, Henderson county, Rutherford ton, Shelby, Cleaveland county, Lincolnton, Charlotte, Concord, Salisbury, Lexington, Uairston'0 Chanel, Davte county, St. Andrews', Rowan county, Mocksville, Uuntsviile, Yadkin Richmond Hill, Vadkiu county, Sutein, Germdtttoii, Stokes county, Mountain Chapel, Rockinghnm county, Lenksvillc, Uockingham county, Milton, Yanceyville, Green sboro', 84th. Oct. 1st. 4th. .6th. "8th.9th. 20th. K U 4) Nov. 27 th. 29th.- 31st.1 Int. ftl-H. right, exclusively belong to her own citizens; be it therefore, Resolved, That wo, the citizens of this district, will not tamely submit to the appointment of a tithing man from any other State, unless it can be fairly bhown that none ol our own citizens aift de- i erving of, and eligible to the appointment. Resolved, That sympathizing with the privations wf our brave soldiers in the Confederate and bewailing, as many of us must, the untiwoly and cruel end of some of our dearest kindred-m tlus ua- Christian and savage war, and as Ohyfeiiaos looking For tbe Standard. List of men who died in Chitaborazo Hospital from the fourth of March to the first ot Attjffwti, 1803, ward B, 3d Di- vision JJurcb 12th, Private D. Cotfcte, Co., E, 80th N. 0. Reg't. March l.Vh, J. H. co C, 32d N C Keg't; Mnroh 23, b McLean, co C CAtih N 0 Reg't; March J A Lee, oo K, 3 Jtu N C 20, ti T Oenais. co h tf 
                            

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