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Text for Page 029 [01-04-1861]

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               A worthy Son of his Father.
gator of the slaves to poison their masters.   I
said that I had always found the allegation, that
abolition emissaries were employed for such atro-
cious purposes difficult of belief; when both Car-
lyle and Mitchel declared that such was the case,
evidently fully crediting it.   �Did you never see
any of their pamphlets, published for secret cir-
culation among our niggers?� asked Mitchel,
promising to procure some for my perusal.
Returning to the subject of the lynching, he contin-
ued: �We had arrested him once before, and
proved that he was a liar and a Yankee.
We had him watched and made sure of it next 
time.   We found letters from prominent abolitionists
on him, or in his trunk, and powders � poison
to give to slaves.   I was on the jury that tried
him, and I helped to hang him.�       I expressed
su^|r|prise that any man should be insane or wicked
enough to engage in such an enterprize as that
attributed to the �Yankee,� when Carlyle struck in
with, �You can get a Yankee to do anything
for money � no doubt he was paid for it.�    He
got $30 a week and his expenses,� said Mit-
chel.     So we walked up to the Charleston
Hotel together, at which place the hopeful
son of a villanous father had put up, on the               
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