Contrabands near Washington

Dr. Caulkins, a surgeon in the army, writes of the contrabands near Washington:

 “They are peaceable and contented, with full faith that the Government will deal justly with them, and secure the freedom they covet and deserve. Among all the men, women and children of those camps, for the entire time I was with them, I heard but one quarrel, and not an oath. In their religious worship they are very devout and fervent, seeming to enter with the whole soul into the spirit of their hymns and prayers.”              

      Fresh evidence of the folly and wickedness of the enemies of emancipation.

                                                                          (Liberator, November 20, 1863, pg 4)