TO THE PUBLIC.
The following work possesses the merit of truthfulness, what¬
ever else may be said of it. We make no apology for its appear¬
ance or its contents. We believe some things pertaining to the
people of the South and its peculiar customs and prejudices, not
to be found in any other work, are to be found in this. If it
shall add to the general stock of information, our highest hopes
and expectations shall have been realized.