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Lazy Free Niggers!

A New Orleans letter gives the following instructive fact:

"I have just met an old friend, whom I find not only a loyal man but actively engaged in aiding the Government. His father owns the estate below the city, known as the "Magnolia Estate" — the large brick building, looking, with the sugar mills, like a village on the banks of the river as we came up. He says he is hiring the negroes by the month, and they work day and night in this the most driving of all plantation work. They need no urging, they work too much. He says the large hospital he has for the sick Negroes, which was always sure to be filled at this season, is now without a tenant, and all are over-anxious to work.