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  "FATE OF THE CONTRABANDS."  
 
 
Southern Punch
 
December 26, 1863
   
 
 
Pat
What am I to do with the Nagers?
Yank
Look here, mister; I guess any one who places himself under the Starry Banner of the free, will have to work, out of the ranks and in the ranks, for that blessed privilege—'specially if he's a nigger. You must cum down on these contrabands-like-a-hull team, and make 'em dig and drill. Butler and Banks and the rest of the Generals have sed it, and more than all, Old Abe has swore it. Guess-sum of the darkies wish themselves to hum; but they wont git there till they do their duty to their new masters.

 
 
 

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