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Negro Brigades.

There is a curious disagreement between Gen Hunter, the commander-in-chief of the attempted negro regiments, and Mr. Pierce, the director-general of the Fort Royal mission. Hunter says the negroes volunteer. But Mr. Pierce says the negroes were compelled to enlist, against their will. It matters very little which is true, so long as the cowardly notion that white men cannot save the Union is encouraged by the radical papers and speakers. The white feather party turns up with every great battle, and howls for negro help. There is something eminently disgusting in all this. It is a nation of white men, a government of white men, that we are fighting for. If there be any one who thinks that to save this Union it is necessary to impress or invite the blacks of South Carolina to our aid, the sooner that man emigrates to Hayti, the better for him and the country. Thus far the united testimony of men of sense is against the feasibility of the plan, while the voice of the country is raised against the dishonor and disgrace. The impertinent letter of Gen. Hunter, which would have been rejected as an insult, by any other body of legislators than the American house of representatives, excites a general feeling of disgust. The American people regard the black man as an inferior and a dependent, not as an equal, or a sharer in the government. We do not want black legislators nor black soldiers.

On the fields of Richmond our soldiers have fought with a bravery never surpassed in any account of battles. They have stood up before hosts vastly outnumbering them, and have driven them back like chaff before the wind. In one instance it is related that when the opposing forces were pressed man to man, the enemy being two to our one, our gallant boys held the ground without moving, facing the enemy almost literally in the grapple of death, till the reserve came up, and pointing their muskets between the shoulders of the men, poured their fire into the faces of the foe and drove them in swift flight from the field. We want no black regiments to stand by the side of such men, or to go on the field with them hereafter. They do not want such recruits for their decimated ranks, nor should they be dishonored by having them. We place the matter now solely on the principle that we are a white race, engaged in a white man's cause, and we omit a hundred reasons besides this against this business of negro brigades. — N. Y. Journal of Commerce.