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rC JANUAUY 11, 1864. NUMJJEU 33.
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We Bad it i'owte'y "wssary MUT
ourwdves again loss in publishing the paper,
o advaoe the rale of subscription. The
price will, then-fore, be, from Ute 7th instant,
THREE DOLL A US ibr 8ix months. For
the ngwent Biib-iptk)n wiU not be receiv
ad for n longer tune.
Slander is hat i couduct, which injuri
ously h-e r destroys another's repel
lion. I" Mt..t cir. words are made tin?
rhicW of ls)itd?r, fco,
lu ariling om this subject, the reader
may regsrd U plajfariwii, which lo a
.wtain eiteul, I admit, tor I am oothing,
nor ss oottijr. ilsl I cUim m my
owi : slf is borrowed or giea without
Bit Wt 1 have Wen, Jieard, and felt ;
lJ9ibeity to tll io the spirit of for-
Jars norv that with the ejing of God it
Cod and all good men, have alhored
evil speskiB. Ood Mid lo Israel of old,
Thou shall not go op and tlow a a tale
bearer ; thou shalt potiai a false report.
David said he would rut off tbe man wuo
L.wl.rv.1 Li u-Iirhbor mi!- llut
and souther will say, I say nothing but
what is true? soother wi! say, if I am
called on, the truth will have to come.
How mani rumors are afloat aboat Uiis
and that ooe. We may ull the troth and
jet be guilty of evil apeaking for it b
hard to tell a tale just as we" beard it, and
coaally hard to make a ule, and always
it nraceiwlv the WtD WSV. and C
may lay at times and m placea wlwl we
.u i.i Jl. maA' Lhtta or aokrhbor is
injured loed in the eslTroatioa oTlBe
bearer. I'uUmj rutuor ay so and so, and
way it flie ! Koch a ope knows a good
deal about it (no obaccre cbaractei ) but wf
rMMAt.ns hurt that that one
'knows a heap about the rate but wbea
called on. the information triven are very
aOMiwfsctory. twme peroos perpetrate
AU inLuitr with dif-cl malicious Uesiiri ;
others fim a bw.y, tneddiuig disposition,
nnuikfind unless intcrferiiiff in the con
cerns ofotbere v'aod aoroe fiom a wish to
WV HW.u J 1
hrittatM , hifctirv.
k i.Akt j.iniiivtlv acuuaintea wun
Tl.e Erst of these prbap enjoyed the
on6dence of his neighbor when io iroeeas
of time a trade was projjosed, which was
v vti conditions accepted, when the
time arrived to complete the matter the
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propounder mislnug the beat eua oi we
batgain, would not accejrt n upon wjuai
t.,,Hi wlirn nil effort! was wasted for,an
aqual bf'Mberly trnde, lb dtMppoinled
mui rnrtl u everr source, even lo force
and sUmler. cklg as isons of reu-
Ulion v ill either refKN.1 Hh U'se stories oi
others invented for tlo purp of lowering
or destroying neighbors t haact-r. or pub
luthina imJurtuint news concerninir others.
i Li iiemse, the good name, and comfort of
maiiaiud will be invaded and destroyed,
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For it i evident bevond deoaie, inai oe
Wliw lells a TniSCUievoMH liurj, mu u,
by dwUring bis Uhefof miscliievious sio
ri told by others k?nds, it- the-credit and
sanction of . his on ubortty, and are ea
seuiiiilly and alike guiliy of slander; and
in tlu ir conduct both am witlioat eicuse.
il alio liiUen to a malicious. story with
out exyrrnuig lii dHpprjl'Hiion, declare
by hU otidici (the Ktrout of all site.
ttioii) that he consider it-ae 'meritibg
In S 'probation and belief.
He i'nyeistr' of slsmler derives aft his
- . J I.. .Ui
"iMjttfhHis ctMiiu-ocw and alt encour-
i?ein';ut ffMin the tveMriiaiiers lent to Mm
by 4Mh.v . Hy iiaUuiHg to the siaudtsrer
nrirrt Hfeninit-itiaititt-tu liia. miaubit-.
ou li.ru's;ions and lend , to them moet of
their power to dp evil, and by doing this
th spirit ot ahander is keptralhrr iirtba
breast of iho sUwlerir'and makes bim feel
secure, of tba axiMrOUeilCea he hoDCS 10
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gam by Ibis coarse of conduct J 4i4-oon-
.qtjeccs.whicb M bis priacipaJ motive to
U lun nu ABU In o ounuiuvio v w
existence of future slanderers, and aids the
diffusion of caJumay tbroogh the world.
Ak ! Toe think (if yoa have, sot said it,)
'thai suck an oae ia pot fit to be itvlbe
hireb, dw. But if yoa havi aided o
spread the report (une or tatle) jfo are
jr- 1 .-' - ..
..ur eiMtf aursa as the slanderous report,
I nun nneyM mwi ,rtu'ij -....-,,
UutPoHen the report b ao plaoMtle that
you think; It k JinpoMiUe. but what kl
i rue (ia thia theol ject of loth parties,)
in vu caes there ia no real troth In U j
slid when pw.perly Bounded, (wiihoiit rav
igius preWI'ic) not eveo tlie apearanoe
of truth. Then, beware of the lderer
i :. "I1..!! itkAnii' tilalaahr and
ihea as !wrpokt of others he ttlt! tpenk of
you. B. riev Aot all yotf iear ; nor tell
all you know, Heware to wliom yoa speak,
aha( yon ayV when and where. Brolher,
Ulr h 1 tell it not io Gaih ! puWihh it
not in AJcelon. A wife Uk ! ! why are ye
s' rady U bfheve evil rMns rutlier Iban
ewarwl aatlaW t t
And mark it brHhreo, a t ruth ; that
we hale those we injure, and kv those
tni.fii and aeUom. if ever, do we
hale on inlets wo have -first Wured him
in thought, word or ,dee4. Hence, the
Mkoer bates Uod. twoause ne wiMies w
inre his cause. The standerer hates those
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they defame. A lying tongue nairui uw
that are afflicted by it and thr Bible ay
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and it ia an awlui worn, wnooerr nnieu
his brother ia a murderer I lite slanderer
does not pray for his brother; end perhaps
not (or himself 1 Sncb are sin eaM. They
eal aaith the prophet, the sin- of my
people, and set their heart upon iheir ini
nily aod have left off to take hed to the
Lord. I once read ins renteri oi a row.
nuttt, alien writin(r on the auhhttof slaa
der, "That the one that would raise or
circulate a slanderous report to hwer,hi
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neighbor, should t nong oy me wngur,
and he that would listen to sum reports,
:.k .rv. jbj should ha hnnc br theearsJ'
The evils of slandsr ore both personal and
are a Wot Then, staoderer, U war of
whom tow apeak evil.
Nortb Carolina Trcsbyterian please
trw tssOrtMSsastst 0s Kdmm s4 PtossteO.
Kerlew af the fear's leveaeaas ta Seaeral
Lee's Aray. ,
Abky Kobthebs VlBGISta, )
i may be permitted, I trust, to
sjak h few wrd-it rt ference to
thi doTiigi of tlns rrhy for "the past
twelve months. My connection with
it I't jj.m when Burnaide'a force ap-
ja-aroil in tront ot r rcc-KericKsourn
ti thM Stafford hi-Mtts. And well
An nimiiinhpr bnW t3ld. Balltlf the
15th V;Cvj.ryj Jkej-tjle whole of
mat .luiiiieuee - arm . w e,
uu'tirot carairy, one OHiianon or in
fantry, and one battery of artillery
Then catne the fin battle of Fred
erickeburr, with the sad scenes at
tendant upii the ei Hcutioh of the
town by oar people in mid winter,
t vitiated sidit'ry, under the eye of
that iterate of a Gen. Burnside. '
Of the battle of Fredericksburg 1
will speak briefly. The enemy felt
folly assured in their' rainlonous
-u.fliciency ofthfctr ability to disperse
I T . . - .1 m....!, iiiiiitiuuan tit
weisrmj oiiu iimim v"'n
Tliw rrniiil th I-Lat
ltichmoudl TWy crossed the iiar
paliannock alif . fatallcroSwng lo
tt,em and essay to carry the heights.
But Jackson was on the right, Long-an-eet.
protected' the left, and Lee
was in the centre.' The result was
as might have been readily foreseen
by every man of. ctiintnni mfose.
The Federal army 'buffered a signal
r-ulse. Thr corpses of their dead
an'diiie bodies atifttlnnangled and
grttuhinlytng onvs ctTeTtd-ili
are in trmt ol our lutes at tne owuor
baule-neld wear Haijuliuira Croin5
whilst the good ld town ot rreaer-,
kksburg became fr the noucb a
dead bpital and a chiirnel house.
The Federal cana, for the first time
in the war, suffered a most humilia
ting defeat. The hopes of conquest
were crushed, and their vaunted
bottbttugs were turned Jnto wailing
over their great calamityrAIany
have criticised Geo. le very freely
for not pushing tho enemy bo Sat?
ordayjDight. I was present at that
battle, and I myself know foU well
talneJ. It hits never, lllnrk, been
mentioned in print, lnnt, .is nerer
ttilM wet, riiMi a Ciwicu wr
wot held on Saturday i.fcM.
on urged a tnidiiijjiit.o'tocK, n
wot .oyerrwled in cdancl bj i'iffr
taeet and Oeii.Xe,ndI hinBt ay
1 tliinlr it rfll for Ant vjiluAe'aiid for
a "wv .
Jackun faaie lial jy:sk ovorrnled;
for unleai we"6oia luvc ud some
onerriti? badg pr mktk upon our
., all tl.a linHrora of oniplii at-
tack ta'Ut he . resulted ; without
any corresponding benefit ;nd as
for adayatliitk upon the eaeby'a
lines, it wq'e an impofsibiMty, or
rather it.wytild hare been ctrtaln
oatenft'iAiiio onr troons to have ad-
ranced ojr .the platati in : frott of
i a s a J I . J
the rier WWCU was reaanyana
thorotigls'y swept by the enemy's
l.nttorips' All the Stafford heiehts.
My coachision' is, that the. best in-
iprmtrot t ie country were oerveu
by not pressing the enemy io the
first t rederwMWirg ngn. ..
PsssiiiK -xnef Bumsidea sticking
in tke tnd at Bank's ford, and the
i.ntr - iinarv winter wlien 6ur uien
stood picket on the Rappahannock,
we will take a glance cnjpasaaitt at
the battle of ChanceHofsnlle. HooK-
.r aniiereeded Bnniside on the 27th
and after three months
of laborious aitigence toana mmseu
ready to advance on lien, use s tines
about the last of April. A short
reference to the series, of battles
which then occurred tnaytw e out
of place here. On the 28th Apnl,
Hooker wire w one corpaoi umi.ruij
across the. Rappahannock, at Ber-
natvt'a. mat .below r reoencKtwurK,
whilst with the rest, having broken
.,n..i Iia' niarrrwd ranidlr to
Kelly's. Ford, a point twenty-two
miles above Fredericksburg, on the
Rappahannock. At this point' he
crossed tue ltappanannocK, nuu
thoncA marched his forces to Ger-
mnna an Elly's tords on the Rapi
dan river, across which he succeed
ed in crossing Almost unobstructed.
If (for he hid mdy cavalry, vidette-
. .i e.A, k. Tlwipatatr ttiA last
at tneao j .ii,!..!. ...'
day of April. UotOcer tlven turned
tne head of his column down the
rrla Tredt-rickuburir. In
front of the ChanceHorsvilie Ilonse,
Andersons division, tlien of inff
sfreet's corpi, which had been guard
ing the United States Ford, first
took np a line of battle on Thursday
neenint? but fintling tliemsel ves con
fronting a very Jargel r supernir force
were corrtpelled to rati rrncs some
miles, to a point where the old Mine
.....a :..AnwiaNtliA tnmnike. 6 milea
ra i h 1 1 1 ov;w Tr r r.:.TT
t,nva Frpderirkabiift'. The char-
acter of Ilooker'a .moves oecame
folly unveiled to theNomiiianding
General during the day olhiirsday.
Accordingly, a force of observation
under command of GeneraHSarly,
was. left guarding the line from Fre
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dericksburg to Hamilton s crossing,
Hooker liird thrown across below
Fredericksburg on.he preceding
Tuesday, The rest of frar army with
the commanding General moved up
.naAt UnnVpr -at ilie head of the
irreat hulk of the Tankee Army of
the Potomac. uen.jacKtMi miu
.t A,Wanni line of battle, at the
intersection of the Mine and I lank
-tt. tfteHitrlviiFHttf FMwrnmt
ins. lie at once araed command
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leading anCruoving along with the
atiimialipra. The enemv wnn ns'iittn' ityv..v---.h. -Bki
mislier, ' . itLj.. nittheV a so crossed onp.v
c osed Upon Bsaunng ma o.s..
limrsuayrue a va t..
fore the determined advance of our
men. At night of Friday Maf 1st,
McLaws and Andersons divisions or
Longstreet' corps were confronting
the enemy in front of Cbancello
vlllet (Pickett' ani . Uood'a div u
ions of Longstreet corps, had not
then returned frcn' Suffolk.) " On
Friday night, aiter a consuluuon ;
naiiT nnnnc iner
. . " . i" i ..rf
division and- a br r
it yi:.;a;i Trniiible's old U-
yisuw, now commanded by General
Elward Johnsot?, nxr L. u
old division, now as then, comiiiana
ed by Rhodes, he (R.) having re
ceived his promotion -from Jackaon
on the Ueia ir iiiaigii"
r..i K.,ari,.rvnn HatiiraaT eveniiiic,
May 2d, . dust aner oaj ox
III , . s
day mortiiug Jackson stanea ob.i.
flank movement, having first aeeor
.i .. trttfit iruidc. He moved all
dav long with as much rapidity as
the nature ot tne umiu; "s"
which be paused would allow, An
a n UH UpTjiwa in lront mean
time carrying on heavy skirtqifching
with the enemy, v
fortify ing expecting oo. to; assault
them in ffont. About five o clock
in the evening the for of Jackson
gdns announced tnaw tne nana u.o
ment was accomplished, and that
Stone waitiwas Jig?n. thunderingjn
the enemy's rear. lacKson leu.op
oo the enemy's rear, going m upou
them with their backs turned to his
'fiankinir column. The story of the
k Flyvng Uutcnman anu uio.ucic
of Hooker is soon told. In an hour
we had driven the enemy at an
.inu and forced them back fully
two and a halfjnijes, carrying. two
of their eartliworKS ot a Hiot iwui-
idable character. Wigtit ciosea wtto
our men masters of the field, and
prepared onihe coining morning to
turn the flight of Jthe precedipg eve
ning iuto- a root After nightfall
Jackson rode out in front of bis(oor)
line in order to maKe a recoinio.n
ance, with the view of discovering,
f possible, a road leaoing arouuu o
tne Unitea oiaiea jcvi,
that he might cut Hie enemy off
from retreat by the ford. The sad
catastrophe that ensued is known to
the country. Jackson fell whilst re
turning to onr lines, the enemy hav
ing attempted in their desperation,
to surprise us with a dniglit at
...i,' TW nt uinrniuirGeUi J. K.
n c ...hmarl COinlll&MU OI
Jackson's corps, and fought the baf
tie to a sticcessfnl termination, dnv-
!MM ilia AiianiV back at all points,
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hit failing to . secure the fords, as
d.d. for the iea-
r- utAra hs twk commsnO
mm- iui. I'v-. - .
the enemv bad a sufficiency , of time ,
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to rentier a uioe vi t
sible. . - , - -
Let o retnrn for foment to the
vicinity of Fredericksborg and note
the -operation there transpiring.--On
Saturday evening the force of
ich crossed to the south
bank of the, river, recrowed to the
i north bank and took np the line of
march, apparently to reinforce llooK
" "t nhnnrcellors-viUe. At the same
time a balloon ascenoeu. near
Inrey house, on the btattorq siae,
to observe our movements. Gen.
Early seeing the 1 ankee aoanao"
their lines on his ironi, sum w-
le to aid Hooker, at once ordered
hisen to move, and .statea to join
Gen. Lee. The Yankees were men
enabledVby toeafis or tneir nanoon,
to discflveKthe force witb which we
were defending the line at Freder
icksbnrg. As shon as they observed
onr move, from the heigha of Staf
ford with their hairwon, iney oeau
rh.w Fredericksburg. Lnrmsi oat-
m.w-j ' " ' , frt. first
1 tim during1 this move, occupied it.
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rir liffht" ot Sun
dav. May 3d, found Hooker half
whipped and bis army considerably
demoralized, at Chancellorsville.--Whilst
at Fredericksburg, Early
was lying in the trenche confront-
hi? onward move. Sooo afterday
the enemy opened with their artil
Mil f. in nit irftinBt the itorTe' vlair-fl.e
first lime unsuccessfnlly ; for Bark-' "
his band of heroes, met the shock ,
of battle and nobly hurled it back. .
The enemy pAOse and resort to ar-,.
tince. A nagoi truce ia exninneo, A
and in an evil moment the gallant
-a a t a 1 . t
Vol. ottae loin jaissisaipjM,;
receives it. The enemy thos discover
that instead of bidding the Stone- fc
walf with a line of battle. Barke
dale's men are so stretched out that '
titer are barely guarding it with a
line of skirmishers. A few moment'
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more and another desperate'onset of ,
the enemy, force is made.'1 The -stonewall
is carried and the'star- .
spangled banner" waves in triumph. 4
over, the enemy' much-coverted .
achievement, and our forces retire.
Meantime a bloody drama has been
enacted at Chancellorsville. - The '
result of which . is that Hooker bas
"forced the rebel1(o fight, and he
has retired." Jnst as Gen. Lee was
about to follow up his victory, and ;
to press the enemy at Chancelors
villA. ha ia informed that the enemT
nave carriea tne ueignii. . oenunig
his 'courier to Gen. Early, be tell .
him in (in tlifl beat h can nntil three
o'clock, and then 44 1 will be with
totj. The enemj meantime begin; to .
pre forwurd on the plank road, ex --r
peeling to fo,rm a: junction . with
Uo6ker, lelnsiv hop I At tnree '
o'clock Wilcox's division, having
fallen back from Bank' Ford, and '
being sustained by the rest of An
dereoa'sand McLaw's division, en
gage the enemy at SalemiChnrch -and
drive them back Colly a mile. "
Snndav riitrht eloaea no the field
of carnage;: with Sedgwick confront-
ing Anderson, McLaws, and Larly,
at Fredericksborg, whilst -Hooker,
stood opposed by the three division ,,
of Jackson's corps at Unanceuora
ville. Early on Monday morning
Gordan's brigade, ofEarly' eoq,
by a bold charge repossessed them-
selves of the heights at Fredericks
burg. On Monday evening at two
o'clocklGen. Xee had , intended to -have
attacked Sedgwick but by
some fatality the attack wm not
made until five Vclock, and then,
by the failure of Gen, McLaws (it, is
oidV tn -sw!nr- hla- mlriinn around
in time and seize Banks's Ford, the
enemy though most gallantly charg
ed and well whipped by Hays's and
Hoke's brigade of Early and- a
divisions, succeeded in escaping un
der cover of night by way m 'Bank'
Ford back to the Stafford height.
On Tuesday General Lee returned
with the three divisions which had
livsn nraired at Fredericksborg to
Chancellorsville. A rain storm, how-
j ever, set ,n on inesoa venm
t Hooker succeeded
in recrossing to Stafford by way of
U; S. Ford. Tims ended the Chan
cellorsville fights, in which the
tiiiest army on the planet" wasdryf
eu back with a loss of nearly ten
thouHHod prisoners and fifteen thous
and more in killed and wounded to
the enemy. The great faux pa of
ttjese battles was the failure to cap
ture Sedgwick's corps, resulting from
Rank's Ford. The
capture of his whole corps would
then have been inevitable, for we
held t he access Jo Fredericksburg
I -tOtir. greatest , loss.was
AT NEWBERS. Thsrs U every rraso.
to beltfvs that ths.eosioy is eoiitrsiBK
hesvy rsinlorcesseirts at Nswbers. w.ith wast
.w has nut yet appearsd, thoefh eircBinaiaa
ees wbW iadicats aa sxt.asioa of hi Kaes aaJ
iLt- . m Klaalua.tlwestMBf tar
m WTwmw iiiRv -
Wamisttea sad WsWoa Road, aadeoo-aqvat-ty
aar has of eoavasaaua-- H- baes m?
ts-d fTrsatoaj Ue We-trWhrt.
Osk River tba &kUJfr y- -:
tsmpUUs stteadiaf tkesa to
Mbasd ... M.w ,ve- bjgff;