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srjniraSTS or Tim cttizexs. A few of the representative citizeu3 Chav'.ettoa waiicd upon General Sieedman last evening. They told the same story we have h' ard eve: yw here. No outrages, no burning school houses, no antigonism of races, kindlv feeling towards the fiecdccn, aud a disposition to act fairly and indulgently towauls them. The ct-rtbel, General James Connor; who was prcft'Dt, asserted that the Bureau was doing terloue frjmyto the cUss it was designed to aencut in mis way. mie tne uurcau was in existence the frcedmen would not abide by their contracts, and the planters were employing white laborers, I cannot tcil how far thii may te ttc case. I only know of one instance of tbe kind, a Sea Island planter, a Mr. Joan- son brought down fifty white laborers. Taey coft him five hundred dollars for tran;porta- Hon, and when be got them fairly to woik they struck for higher wagw Mr. Johntou is rather liktlv to go back to colored labor. It was maintained by another gentleman at the meeting; as a proof of tbe deposition of the planters, that in districts wheic there wits no Bureau ikeie was ten to one less destitution, lea to one fewer deitbs, and ten to one less imposition on tie ntgroes than in districts where the Bureau existed. General Connor stated that in ICer- shaw connty, whcie there was no Bureau, the frcedmen made their own contract?, anj were gettixig on much belter than elsewhere.

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 27 May 1866, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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