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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 1 1 Browse Search
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, inasmuch as you state that we (you) have no hesitation in expressing an entire confidence that no reenforcements will be sent to Fort Sumter, nor will the public peace be disturbed within the period requisite for full communication between yourself (myself) and your (my) Government, in compliance with our previous understanding, I withhold the communication with which I am at present charged, and refer the whole matter to the authorities of South Carolina, and will await their reply. Mr. Gourdin, of South Carolina, now in this city, will leave here by the evening's train, and will lay before the Governor of South Carolina and his Council the whole correspondence between yourselves and myself, and between you and the Government of the United States, with a communication from me, asking further instructions. I can not, in closing, but express my deep regret that the President should deem it necessary to keep a garrison of troops at Fort Sumter for the protection of the property
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Wee Nee volunteers of Williamsburg District, South Carolina, in the First (Hagood's) regiment. (search)
mber I wrote a letter, from which I extract the following: I arrived here safely, after a very fatiguing journey, on the day that I left home. We are in the old barracks, prepared here for the accommodation of the United States soldiers, and we are tolerably comfortable. I find my hands very full with a large company of very green men to drill (many of the company were recruits). A large number joined us, on our way down, from the neighborhoods of Graham's Cross-Roads, Kingstree and Gourdin's. Many of them I did not know were coming. They are mostly poor men, and will, when drilled, make good and self-sacrificing soldiers. They seem all to be in high spirits, except one or two who are sick. One is very sick and, as we have no means here of taking proper care of the sick, I intend sending him to Charleston to the hospital this evening, where he can receive proper attention. A lady, living in the village here, sent him a dish of soup, but the poor fellow was too sick to eat
k Street.--Major James Munrrell, D. D. Bunch, Miss S. Cobia, Thos. Arnold, John Winthrop, B. O'Brien. Mr. Bullwinkle, Miss Mary McCall. Col. De Treville, of the Seventeenth regiment, rendered the most efficient aid in the admirable arrangements of his forces. We learn that a subscription list for the relief of the poor, who are sufferers by the terrible conflagration of Wednesday night, has been opened at the Bank of Charleston, and the following liberal donations already made: Gourdin, Matthiessen & Co.$1000 T. D. Wagner500 George W. Williams & Co.500 The following notice was posted on the bulletin board of the Mercury Thursday morning. This prompt action on the part of the Commissary General must meet with the approval of our entire community: "Food and shelter for those deprived of their homes by the sad calamity of Wednesday night, may be obtained on application to F. S. Holmes, at the Soldiers' Wayside Depot, Ann and Mary street. Joseph Walker."