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and were made sensible of the claims of gratitude which your generous provision and care for so many sick and suffering volunteers from South Carolina had laid upon the citizens of that State. A committee charged with the subject waited upon Gov. Pickens. He desired that a committee of the Association, visiting Richmond on other business, should make inquiries respecting your hospital, and report the result to him. The detention of the committee in Richmond concurred, with the absence of the d, to delay action until this time. It is sufficient for me to say that on the report of the Committee the Governor made prompt and cheerful response to your appeal by a check for the amount which I have the satisfaction to remit. That Governor Pickens may not seem to have been inattentive to the wants of the South Carolina Volunteers, it may be proper to state that with provident care he furnished four thousand dollars to the first two regiments which went to Virginia; and afterwards depo