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The men generally are willing to work, and considering the discouragements under which they have labored since the war, such as failure of crops, low price of cotton, extortion on the part of employers, and low wages have done remarkably well. Indeed it is strange in view of their ignorance and the imperfect development of their reasoning powers that they are willing to contract with people whom the war and financial embarrassments have rendered generally bankrupt."

There will probably be an organized attempt to defeat at the polls the adoption of the 
Constitution lately framed. The District paper in an editorial published last week addresses the whites to inform the negroes that voting in favor of its adoption would be regarded by them as an act of enmity towards the former. The same paper contained an editorial speaking approvingly of the new organization known as the "Ku Klux Klan." 

I do not think that the opinions or appeals of this paper will have much effect upon the negroes and I do not suppose they will lead to acts of violence on the days set apart for the election."

"Mr. O.H. Hart, Agent at Abbeville reports: The school referred to in my last report as in progress at Harrisburg is in want of a teacher and books only. They have sixty scholars, can collect 15¢ per week