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Communications.' [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
Communications.' For the Pacific Appeal. Slavery in the Church. Mr. Editor:—You know how much has been said and written about the hightoned morality and piety of the self-styled chivalry of the South. In relating the following, as characteristic of these devoted christians, a few evenings since, to a friend, he requested me to write it out and send it to you for publication in the Appeal. The facts, as stated were told to me, in 1840, by a member of the church spoken of; I took pains to enquire of others, living in .the neighborhood, and found his story literally true. There are several persons at this time in San Francisco, from Southern Virginia, who are perfectly familiar with the facts. In the year 1825, a widow lady, residing in Prince Edward county, Virginia, died possessed of a large property, including many slaves. In her will she donated to the Presbyterian Church, at or near Prince Edward Court House, and of which she was a member, a family of seven, consisting of a man an...
Petition to the State Legislature. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
Petition to the State Legislature. We give below the form of a Petition to the Legislature of the State of New York: To the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York : The undersigned, citizens and inhabitants of , State of New York, believing slavery to be the great cause of our present national calamities, earnestly desire you to instruct the Senators and request the Representatives in Congress, from this State, to immediately institute measures for the abolition of slavery under the War Power. The negro boys about Annapolis have caught the "Army Hymn," and old John Brown's " Glory Hallelujah," from the New England soldiers. As for the latter, an Annapolis resident says, " the niggers are clear carried away with it."
J&tortumis. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
J&amp;tortumis. From the New York Anti-Slavery Standard. Bancroft on Taney. George Bancroft, in his oration delivered in this city on the recent anniversary of the birthday of Washington, pronounced judgment upon Judge Taney in terms to which every friend of justice and freedom will heartily respond. These are his words : "But at last 'we have fallen on evil days., 'The propitious smiles of Heaven'— such are the words of Washington—'can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right.' Duriug eleven years of perverse government those rules were disregarded, and it came to p ass that men who should firmly avow the sentiments of Washington and Jefferson and Franklin and Chancellor Livingston were disfranchised for the public service ; that the spotless Chief Justice whom YVashington placed at the head of our Supreme Court could by no possibility have been nominated for that office, or confirmed. Nay, the corrupt influence invaded -even the ve...
" Confiscation." [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
" Confiscation." Supposing the Civil War ended, treason utterly crushed, and the Union fully restored, a very serious and practical question next arises—" Who shall pay the fiddler ?" Shall the State of New York and New England, the North and the West bd&gt; heavily taxed for generations, because South Carolina and her slaveholding sisters saw fit to defy and seek to destroy the Republic? The question is by no means free from difficulties. We do not pretend to decide it, except in so far as we i'eel confident that the loyal States ought not to pay more than a fair and equal proportionof the taxes rendered necessary by Southern treason and rebellion. We do not urge a vindictive or sweeping confiscation of Rebel property in case the Union should be fully triumphant. If Slavery—the great first cause of the Rebellion—shall only perish amid the ruins, we will cheerfully forego confiscation, consent to be taxed invidiously, and let the Rebel States bear by much the lighter burthen...
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
To Correspondents. " De Roy" is respectfully declined. " Sister, I will como back," is under consideration. "The Present Age," to be continued, is too long for our columns. "A. D. B." There are no mis-state-ments in the communication you refer to. The writer, not being connected with your Association, made no allusion to it. It was inserted as an advertisement. We have been favored by Mr. Anthony Osborn, with the perusal of.a letter received by him from Mr. N. W. Dupee, of Philadelphia, under date of 28th March, and are permitted to extract therefrom : " In regard to the war, I may, say the world moves, and the Abolition of Slavery mult be among the results. This morning about 300 contrabands arrived at our port. I have just returned from seeing them, and they were received generously by our people. I believe every one of them found homes among us, and I have not heard of one who went to a white family. It is rumored about 600 more will toe here this evening, who are on their way. I...
From Messrs. Carter & Booth, Nevada : [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
From Messrs. Carter &amp; Booth, Nevada : " Your paper meets with great encouragement here, considering the limited number of Colored persons in this place. * * * * * * We herewith send you a list of subscribers and we think we will soon be able to add to the number, all of whom will be permanent, if the paper comes regularly. Thank you, sirs. We mail on Saturday. Send by check, as less expensive. Mr. Thomas M. Groves merits our thanks for his labors in our behalf. He will please act as our Agent in San Antonio.
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
. NATUAMEL GRAY, UNDEETAKEE, 641 Sacrawento Street, Corner of Webb, ban francisco. Iron and Wood Grave Enclosures and Marble Tomb Stones furnished to order. mylo-3m GEO. W. CHAPIN &lt;fc CO., GENERAL AGENCY — AND — EMPLOYMENT OFFICE, BAN FBANCISCO, Find employment for all kinds of Help, House Servants, Cooks, Seamstresses, Grooms, Waiters, Coachmen, Farm Hands, Day Laborers, Mechanics, etc.. With the above, we have a House Brokerage and Real Estate Agency—Rent Houses and Lands, Collect Bills, Money Loaned and Hired, Ac., &amp;c. Kearny St., 3d doo- above Clay, lower side of IMaza. inylO-tf
Poetry. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
Poetry. For the Pacific Appeal. TO ANNIE. ABk me not if I love thee ; A glancc would declare, Though the words were not spoken, The flame that was there. My spirit would seek thee, Though severed apart, And speak its own language Direct to thy heart. Ask mc not why J love thee : Why murmur the trees, When their foliage is kissed By the evening breeze ? As the stream from the mountain E'er tends to the sea, * So my heart's devotion Flows only to thee. Blame me not that I love thee : Nay, rather forgive ; In the light of thy beauty Permit me to live, A kind word or token Thou surely canst spare, To one whom thy coldness Would plunge in despair. J. G. C.
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
DIED. In this city. May 2d, Mr. Wm. Anderson, of Yankee Jim, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., aged 41 ; years. At the Nevada Hospital, on the 28th of April, Mr. Daniei. Brown, formerly of Baltimore. Md. In this city, on Thursday, Bth inst., Mr. Isaac &lt;Jraham.
Wtt [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
Wtt The Sunday Mercury, a new weekly journal, will issue its initial number on Sunday. We have received the first number of a new religious monthly called 'The World 1 s Grain, edited by J. L. Hopkins. It is devoted to the promulgation and explanation of the prophecies of the milleniuni, and the end of the world. It is a ueatly gotten up and well conducted paper. A party of armed menwent to the Farrallone Island the other day and drove off the Egg Company, who own the Island. Captain Pease, of the revenue service, has gone over to the scene of disturbance to quiet the muss. C. L. Brittan and S. E. Morton, an employee in the Mint, got into a dispute, on Wednesday evening, on politics, which resulted in Brittan's shooting Mr. Morton, who died in a few hours. Brittan is in custody. At Work.—Rodney B. Schell, convicted of manslaughter, in killing George W. Gordon, in this city, and sentenced to the State Prison ten years, has been set. to work in the tobacconist department 01 that insti...
Congressional. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
Congressional. The House adopted a resolution declaring that F. W. Low 's not entitled to a seat from California. The Pacific Railroad and Telegraph bill has passed by 35 majority. Washington, May 6.—Special despatches in the New York papers say that the Select Committee of the House on the Confiscation and Emancipation bill have instructed their Chairman to report. Of the two bills, the first is agreed to by Noell, (M 0.,) Elliot, Hutchins, Beamin and Sedgwick, and opposed by Mallory (Ky., and Cobb (N. J.) It confiscates all real and personal property of leading classes of the rebels, who shall continue in rebellion after the passage of the bill. By another section, the property of all others who continue 60 days (in the rebellion) after the passage of the act, shall share the same fate. The President is to seize the property, but the Courts are. to institute proceedings. The claims of loyal citizens are made liens on the property taken. Senator Sumner's bill, of which he gave noti...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
[Pfrtinjis, &amp;(. MASONIC NOTICE. OLIVE Islt AN CM LODGE, No. 5, F. &amp;A. MASONS. This Lodge meets every Tues. •day Evening, in their 1 [all, 30(&gt; Stockton street. The Monthly Meeting, Ist Tuesday in euchmonthNELSON COOK, Sec'y. San Francisco Literary Institute. Meet every Thursday evening, at the con «r of Broadway ami Mason street. Business meeting Ist Thursday in cach month. JAMES P. DYER, President. Philip A. Bell, Recording Secretary. The Daughters and Sons of Zion Benevolent Association, W as organized May 14th, 1860 ; and meets every second Monday Evening, in each month at I}., o clock, at Zion Church, Pacific street. Names of Officers. Mrs. Emma Smith, President; Mrs. Sarah Moody, Vice President; Mrs. Frances J. Cain, Secretary; Mrs. Win. 11. Hamilton, Assistant Secretary! Mr. A. B. Smith, Treasurer. Managers. Mrs. Julia D. Shelton, Mrs. Sarah F. Johnson, Mrs. Mary Ann Jackson, Mrs. Priscilla Miller Stewards. Mrs. Jane Smith, Mrs. Lucinda Bryan...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
JPwrtistßWttts. BOARDING HOUSE. For colored people.—mrs. Turk will accommodate a few respectable colored people with Board, with or without Lodging, or Lodging without board, at her residence on Sacramento street, corner of Chamberlain, nearly opposite the Catholic Church. Mrs. T. will spare no pains to surround her guests with all the comforts of a home, and with a well stocked Larder, and comfortable and neatly furnished Rooms, awaits with confidence the support of the public. Hoard, with Lodging, per week $7 50 Board, without Lodging, per week.... 6 00 Lodging, per week 2 00 Placerville, May 1,1861. mylO-tf UNION CLUB ROOMS. APOLLO HALL, Pacific Street. Members and Visitors accommodated with all the necessaries and luxuries of life. CHARLES BALFOUR, Proprietor. ©psT'The Club meets every Friday night, Members are requested to be punctual in attendance. my3tf DR W H C STEPHENSON, B\CR\HE?iTO, Office—Sixth Street, between J and K, No. J5B, corner of the Alley. The Bluod Purifier and...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 10 May 1862
BULL'S HEAD, YATES ST., above DOUGLAS, VICTORIA, V. I. English ale and porter, spanISH and FRENCH WINES, French Brandy and Scotch Whisky, Choice Havana Segars, always on hand. JACOB FRANCIS. , Victoria, April 16th, 1862. News on the Day.—The largest Stock of Clothing, the cheapest Goods, the best styles and the finest material can be found at Qaincy Hall. A further reduction in prices has been made, enabling purchasers to make their selections, from a great variety, at rates far below those usually charged. The three sale-rooms, on Washington street, in Montgomery Block, are now filled with apparel of every description and embracing the latest spring styles. apl2 Barber shop and batii-house FOR SALE. The undersigned wishes to dispose of the good will and Fixtures of the Establishment' and Lease the premises, from one to two years. Location : —County Seat of Sonoma County. For further particulars, enquire at the Office of this Paper, or of ap!2tf * JOHN RICHARDS, Santa Rosa. WANTED— ...
jScUrtums. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
jScUrtums. How Washington beoame the Capital. During the Revolution the Continental Congress sat for the jnost part at Philadelphia, although it Was compelled by the movements of the British army to vacate that city, and to pass through a migratory career at Baltimore, Lancaster, York, Annapolis, Princeton, Trenton and New York. The Federal Government, under the present Constitution, was inaugurated at New York in 1789. At the first session, which commenced immediately, petitions came in from various town and state governments in regard to the permanent location of the seat of Government. The Eastern States and New York were opposed to the premature agitation of the question when there were other measures which their representatives considered of greater national importance, demanding immediate attention. Among these important matters was the proposition to assume the debts of the States by the Federal Government a measure in which the New England States were doubly'interested. firs...
A Slave Legaoy to the American People. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Appeal — 17 May 1862
A Slave Legaoy to the American People. Some years ago an aged African, who had been set free, spent some months in New York, while waiting for a vessel in which he was to return to his native country. He had.been educated for a teacher in the kingdom of Footah, and kept school for about 20 years, when, during a visit to the sea-coast, to purchase paper for the use of his pupils, he was treacherously seized, brought to the United States and sold as a slave. He bore a high character from his late master, who gave him his freedom when past 70. During his stay in New York one of her citizens finding him intelligent, conscientious, and ready to commynicate, questioned him concerning his country, and became so much interested in the accounts which he gave, that he held long and frequent interviews with him, and drew from him a great amount of information on the manners, customs, history, arts, learning, &amp;c., of the Fulahs, Seracoolies, Mandingoes, Jalunkas, and other people of...