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The Border States and Slavery. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 27 June 1863
The Border States and Slavery. THE PACIFIC APPEAL. SAN Fit AN CISCO : SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1863. Of the five Border Slave States—Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri—the latter is far in advance of the others in taking steps for the gradual or final emancipation of Slavery. The Convention in session in Missouri, however, seems rather tardy with • its majority and minority reports ; the latter of which, we must acknowledge, though not up to the standard of justice, is most feasible. From the telegraphic news of June 24th the following action, \ye learn, has been taken by the Conveution : St. Louis, June 24th.—In the State Convention, yesterday, the Committee recommend that the first and second clauses, 26th section, 3d article shall be abrogated, and slavery and involuntary servitude, except to punish crime, shall cease to exist in Missouri on the 4th of July, 1876 ; all slaves within the State on that day shall be declared free ; slaves thereafter brought into the Stat...
Communications. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 27 June 1863
Communications. For the Pacific Appeal. Grand Festival for the Benefit of the A. M. E. Church. The Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of the State of California, under the jurisdiction of the N. 6. Lodge, assembling in this city the present week, offered an opportunity for the members thereof to be present at the Festival for the above laudable object. After the usual ceremonies in Powell Street Church, with which the fraternity celebrate the festivity of St. John the Baptist, the " brothers of the mystic tie" assembled in goodly numbers at Apollo Hall, Pacific street. It was truly an interesting occasion, and brought together members of both branches of the Order, in social reunion. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. P. Anderson, W. H. Ilall, and Alex. Furguson. Captain Furguson was remarkably felicitous, typifying the Festival as an illustration of a Trinity in which all good Masons could unite—veneration for the Church, love for the Order and its mystic symbols, and allegia...
The Colored Regiment at Washington— Enthusiastic Meeting for its Organization. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 27 June 1863
The Colored Regiment at Washington— Enthusiastic Meeting for its Organization. The National Republican of May sth contains the following spirited proceedings of a war meeting, held in that city by colored men : A meeting of the colored citizens of this District was held last night in Asbury Church, corner of Eleventh and K streets, to open the ball in favor of a regiment of colored troops. By the time the appointed hour arrived, the house was densely crowded by one of the most intelligent colored audiences ever assembled in this city. In order to preserve decorum and to prevent any unfavorable demonstration by the ne-gro-hating, rowdy Copperheads who might be disposed to obstruct or defeat the objects of the meeting, the Provost Marshal sent a detachment of the 39th Massachusetts, who were posted at the doors of the church and in the aisles. In consequence, there were no such demonstrations, and, beyond an unusual enthusiasm on the part of the audience, perfect order prevailed. Col....
Corps d'Afrique. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 27 June 1863
Corps d'Afrique. Headquarters Department of the Gui.f, ) 19th Army Corps, Opelousas, May I,'G3. j General Order No. 40.—The Maj.-Gen. commanding- the Department proposes the organization of a Corps d'Armes of colored troops, to be designated as the "Corps d'Afrique." It will consist nltimately of 18 regiments, representing all arms—infantry, artillery, cavalry—making 9 brigades of 2 regiments each, and 3 divisions of 3 brigades each, with appropriate corps of engineers and flying hospitals for each division, Appropriate uniforms, and the graduation of pay to correspond with the value of services will be hereafter awarded. In the field the efficiency of every corps depends upon the influence of its officers upon the troops engaged, and the practical limits of one direct command is generally estimated at 1000 men. The most eminent military historians and commanders, among others Theirs and Chambray, express the opinion, upon a full review of the elements of military power, that the va...
latest Wtpaphw $twf. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 27 June 1863
latest Wtpaphw $twf. New Youk, June 24.—The Herald's special telegram of last night says the President has keen engaged nearly all day with Generals Hooker and Halleck and the Secrotary of War. Lee's forces are evidently on the line along the valley of Virginia between Gordonsville and the upper Potomac. A distinguished officer expressed the opiuion that Gen. Lee intends to get the crops of the valley and adjacent territory, and obtain as many horses and cattle as possible. Our army may be in condition in autumn to again advance on Richmond. The Junes'special telegram says Admiral Dahlgreen to-day was ordered, by a vote taken at a Cabinet meeting, to Charleston to take command. Gen. Milroy, it is understood, has been relieved of his command. It is said a court of inquiry will be held in the Milroy case as soon as the exigencies of the service will permit. The Richmond Enquirer of Saturday says that there is a rumor that Extra Billy Smith, just elected Governor of Virginia, was kille...
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 27 June 1863
DIED. In this city. June 23d, Joseph Gibbs, a native of Philadelphia, in the 48th year of his age. Biff Philadelphia and New York papers please copy. In this city, on Sunday, 21st ult., Mrs. Keziah Woods, in the — year of her age. In this city, June 22, at the residence of Rev. A. B. Smith, Mrs. Priscilla Miixkr. In Placerville, June 10, Mrs. Sarah Bostick, aged 30 years.
Pcftings, &(. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 27 June 1863
Pcftings, &amp;(. African Methodist Episcopal Church. — Corner of Powell and Jackson sts.—Rev. T. M. D. Ward will preach at 11 A. M., 3 P. M. and 7}i P. M. Preaching in tho Zion M. E. Church, on Pacific street, above Powell, every Sunday at 11 o'clock, a. m., 3 p. m., and 7}g iu the evening. Rev. A. li. Smith, Pastor. Dupont Street Baptist Church—The Rev, Thos, Howell, Pastor.—Preaching every Sunday at 3 and at 7}4 o'clock, P. M. Sabbath School, at 1 o'clock, A. M. Preaching every Sabbath at 11 A. M. and 7&gt;£ i P. M. at the San Jose A. M. E. Z. Church, San ! Jose. A. 13. Smith, Pastor in charge, assisted by ! Rev. Wm. B. Smith.
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 27 June 1863
gUmtigflncntsi. OTICE.—THE MEMBERS OF THE S. F. Literary Institute are specially notified, | to atteud the monthly meeting, on Friday Evening next, July 3, 1803. By order. je27 P. A. BELL, Secretary. Notice.— the 4111 of july will be celebrated by addresses, music, speeches, etc., in the A. M. E. Church, Powell St., commencing at 2 o'clock, p. m. All arc invited to bo present. By order Committee of Arrangements Mrs. Woodland's House, PLACERVILLE. VfRS. NANCY WOODLAND, RESER--1 t JL VOIR ST., rear of the Cary House, Placerville, respectfully informs Ladies and Gentlemen traveling from various parts of the State, that her House is now open for their reception and accommodation. The Rooms are airy and commodious; the tables supplied with the best the market affords. A liberal share of patronage, especially from her old friends, is solicited. je27-2m MASONIC NOTICE. The annual communication of the Grand Lodge of F. and A. A. Y. Masons, for the State of California, working under the juri...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 27 June 1863
MRS. GEO. SMITH, 28 Stone Street, San Francisco, WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM her former patrons and friends generally, that the house has been enlarged and refitted, and is now open for the reception of guests from the city and interior. The " table de liote" will be supplied with the best that the market affords. A liberal share of patronage is solicited ap2s ROOMS TO RENT. TWO BEI) ROOMS AND A PARLOR to rent, in a desirable location. Can be rented with the furniture as it stands, or they can be had without the furniture. Rent very moderate. Appsy at the Appeal office. ap2s O. BERGSON, CARPENTER AND BUILDER. No. 109 Leidesdorff Street, Bet. Sac. and Cal. sts., San Fbancisco. All orders for Jobbing carefully and punctually attended to. T. G. HIGGINS' PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY, S. E. cor. Clay and Montgomery sts , Opposite Gilbert's Melodeon, San Francisco. PHOTOGRAPHS &amp; AMBROTYPES Taken in all the perfection of the Art, and at prices that defy competition. Small Dagueireotypes ...
Our Contributors. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 4 July 1863
Our Contributors. Dr. EZRA R. JOHNSON, REV. J. J. MOORE, REV. T. M. D. WARD, J. B. SANDERSON, J. M. BELL, WM. 11. YATES, E. P. DUPLEX, WM. H. FOOTE, WM. H. HALL, WM. A. SMITH, J. M. WHITFIELD, JACOB FRANCIS, S. B. SERRINGTON, DR. WM. II C. STEPHENSON, CHARLES M. WILSON, A. FERGUSON. And others that will be announced from time to time, with a number of lady contributors.
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 4 July 1863
AGENTS. The Rev. T. M. D. Ward, Traveling Agent. Martin Car3on, Stockton, Cal. Win. Mills, James Nichols, Sacramento City. Albert D, Berghart " Isaac Sanks, Grass Yalley. J. E. Smith, Yreka. Ed. Duplex, Marysville. Robert Banks, Big Oak Flat. Wm. Smith, San Jose. George Miller, Peteluma. Wm. W. Rich, Oakland. Denis Carter, Nevada. Elijah Booth, S. P. Clanton, Benicia. Joseph S. Elatton, Napa. Peter Johnson, Placerville. Stephen Ball, Coloma. William Holmes, Oroville. James H. Hudson, Suisun City. Lewis G. Green, Los Angeles. Isaac Flood, San Antonio. Robert 11. Small, Coulterville. James Moody, Jackson, Amador Co. Chas. G. Hawkins, Sutter Creek, " W. McKuen, Michigan Bar. L. A. Monroe, Mariposa. John C. Mortimore, Aurora, Mono co. Wm. H. Foote, Weaverville, Trinity couuty. David Mcßeynolds, Shasta. Wm. Prescott, Portland, Oregon. Richard W. Freeman, Dalle 3, Oregon. Wm. Payne, Virginia City, N. T. James R. Brown, Carson City, N. 1. Jacob Francis, Victoria, _V . I. Thomas Forrester, ...
s [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 4 July 1863
Selections. Recent statistics show that the American Sunday School Union has, during the past year, organized 1,075 new schools m which 65,000 cnildren are enrolled. It has given pecuniary aid to 3,225 other schools, in which were 185,000 children During the year, 11,111 new schools have been organized, 113,230 teachers have been enlisted, and 125,387 children have been gathered in. The late Sir Robort Peel said, " I never knew a man to escape failures, either in body or mind, who worked seven days in a week." From the Edinburg Review, Jan. 1862. Review of Sewell's Ordeal of Free Labor in the British West Indies. (Continued.) The truth is this. Everything connected with emancipation exhibited crude notions and precipitate action. It was obviously expedient to elevate the mulattoes from a state of systematic degradation, as soon as slavery came to an end. But this might have been effected by elevating only those whose superior abilities and superior character qualified them for eleva...
CELEBRATION NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 4 July 1863
CELEBRATION NOTICE. THE PACIFIC APPEAL. SAN F HAN CISCO : SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1863. mriE FOLLOWING 18 THE ORDER OP EXERcises to take place in the A. M. E. Church, Powell at. to commence at 2J o'clock thts afternoon : Ist—Prayer Rev. Thos. Howell 2d—Music • Choir 3d—Reading of the Declaration of Independence ..J. B. Sanderson 4th—Address Rev. T. M. D. Ward 6th—Reading Emancipation Proclamation... P. A. Bell (ith—Address Dr. E. R. Johnson 7th—National Air Choir Bth—Poem J. M. Bell Oth—Resolutions, to be spoken to by A. Furguson, P. Anderson and others. 10th—Voluntary Addresses. 11th—Benediction Rev. A. B. Smith The bell of the Church will commence ringing at 2 o'clock, and the meeting will be organized at precisely 2J o'clock, J. B. SANDERSON,] T. M.D.WARI), (Committee of ArE. R JOHNSON, | raugi'ment. P. ANDERSON, J
The Fourth of July, 1803. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 4 July 1863
The Fourth of July, 1803. No anniversary of the nation's Independence, since 1116, has been fraught with so much Bigriificaacc to human freedom as the 81th, the one the nation is celebrating to-day. We say the nation, because we cannot recognize Jeff Davis and his confederates as being in an attitude that accords with the sentiments which the Declaration of Independence contains. We collate the following brief history from the Scholar's Manual, which may not be uninteresting to many of our readers : In the Congress of 1116 the great quesrion of American liberty came first to be discussed. On the Bth of May, Mr. Adams offered a resolution, tjiat the colonfes should adopt governments adequate to the wants of the country, and independent of Great Britain. The success of this resolution on the 15tli was considered as decisive of the question of allegiance to any foreign power. On the 11th of June, Richard Ilenry Lee, seconded by Mr. Adams, moved in Congress the evrtMnemorable resolution...
• CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 4 July 1863
• CORRESPONDENCE. Camp Rabbit, June 24, 1863. Mr. Eiutor—Nothing of importance has transpired here since my last letter to you. I view with pride the organization of Company A, C. C. V. I hope they may be able to fill up the regiment here. If the business is conducted properly, there is no fear but that California can show a good front in the East. Also, lam glad that our Deople are not going to celebrate the Fourth by any outside display. I should be very happy to be in your city on that day, but as I am busy making preparations to go away, it is impossible. I have the honor of stating to you that I am the recipient of quite a position in the army at home, but I shall defer making the particulars public at present. I have not been with the cavalry so long for nothing, and hope soon to reap the reward of my labors. Respectfully yours, J. H D., JR. Placerville, June 30, 1863. Mr. Fditor—l feci rejoiced to announce that, after observing the condition of the Appeal financially, and its...
(Communications, [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 4 July 1863
(Communications, For tbe Pacific Appeal. COLORED MEN OP CALIFORNIA NO 111. Abner H. Francis. In giving brief characteristic sketches of Colored Men of California, we shall not confine ourselves particularly to denizens of this State : we use California as a generic term, applying it to the entire Pacific coast. " The whole unbounded continent is ours." Whether residing in the British possessions, Oregon, or the adjacent Terrirories, they all made this State their first place of residence on the Pacific coast, hence we can with justice claim them all as Californians. Abner H. Francis is a native of New Jersey; he is now between 45 and 50 years age. His father, owning a small farm in Flemmington, N. Y., was enabled to give his sons the benefit of a good English education. After going through the rudimental branches taught in the common school in Flemiuington, he acquired a knowledge of Book Keeping and Mathematics in New York. He there learned the tailor's trade, and was for a short t...