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From the Macon Daily Telegraph, April 9, 1861:

A Southern Rights Negro from Atlanta, goes to fight the Abolitionist.

The following incident occurred yesterday in connection with the assembling in our city of the Volunteer Soldiers from various parts of the State, preparatory to their leaving for Pensacola, and serves to illustrate the character and condition of the slaves of the South.

A faithful negro man 55 or 60 years of age, belonging to John Neal, Esq., of Atlanta, accompanied the “Gate City Guards,” from Atlanta to Macon as Fifer, without any expectation of going further, and having a son living in Macon, whom of course he wished to visit. Yesterday morning I received a letter from Mr. Neal, saying one of his sons was a member of a Volunteer Company of Quincy, Fla., and en route for Pensacola, via Montgomery, Ala., and requested me to see Glasgow—inform him of his young master being in the army, and that he desired Glasgow to meet him at Montgomery, and to request Capt. Ezzard, of the “Gate City Guards” to let Glasgow continue with his company as far as Montgomery, to meet young Neal, all of which was arranged as desired, and much to Glasgow’s joy. Late yesterday evening Glasgow called upon me, accompanied by his son, to have his worldly affairs arranged, (as all prudent men do when embarking in hazardous enterprises:) and stated he wished it to be “put in writing” for him, that if he never returned, or fell in “de service and defence of de country, he wished his money to the paid over to his son Washington, (who was present with him,) that his young master in Atlanta had it loaned out for him—mentioned what it would amount to next Christmas—(a very handsome sum.) I promised him in presence of witnesses I would reduce his nun cupative will to writing, and send it to his master, who would faithfully carry it out, I knew. I bade Glasgow farewell, and with a hearty shake of hands, he left me, satisfied he had arranged his pecuniary affairs properly, and rejoicing that he would soon be with his “young master” in Montgomery to share his fortunes in defence of Southern Rights and Southern institutions. Wonder what Greeley, “et id omne genus,” thinks of such evidence, (and there will be thousands of such whenever opportunity offers, throughout the entire slave States,) of dissatisfaction of our negroes—their feelings and attachments to their masters? B.

MACON, April 6th, 1861.

We happened to see Glasgow when he left and feel confident that no one when forth, “in defence ob de country,” feeling the responsibility more than he. As to what “Greeley thinks” that we will never know, for his peculiar province lies in suppressing the truth in relation to anything which may occur in the South, and as an evidence of his success in this branch we refer the reader to a perusal of the Tribune, where he will see statements of a famine, insurrections, Union sentiments in the Gulf States, &c., &c., which we, right in the heart of it, see or hear nothing of.

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