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in it. We call upon our fellow-citizens and friends to subscribe liberally of their next crop, to sustain the credit of our Government and afford the means for moving our army most promptly to victory. If "Cotton is King," let cotton come to the breach. If Georgia has the honor of having offered to the Government the largest number of volunteers of any of the original seven States, and of having the largest number now in the fleld — let the Empire State loan her crops as well as her sons to the Government. Let every Georgian do his duty. Nothing will tend more to discourage our enemies than for the planters of the South to subscribs without delay for the support of those who will fight bravely to defend the soll and slaves, the homes and religion of our native land.--If one-half of the next crop beloaned promptly to the Government, I believe there will be a glorions victory and a speedy peace achieved. Let cotton conquer peace. Very respectfully, yours, R. A. Smith.
The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ordnance Department, Richmond.Va.,may 26, 1861. (search)
esult of the Bethel battle. They have a great variety of modes of accounting for it, and no doubt each journalist could manage it better, if he had the personal direction of the affair. The "inordinate love of life" among the invaders is the most obvious explanation. Gen. Butler is highly complimented by the New York Herald, who styles him "the right man in the right place." About his being "the right man," we have our doubts, but that Fortress Monroe is "the right place" for the man whom Smith. of California, scared out of his boots at the Charleston Convention, there can be question. Some ill-natured newspapers blame Gen. Butler for not proceeding himself in command of the large force that attacked Bethel Church. But the modesty of Butler is equal to his genius.--He knew very well that his presence could do no one else any good, and might be the cause of individual harm to himself. Therefore, he magnanimously gave his brother General from Massachusetts a chance for the luck an