ch cannot be conveniently taken away and is likely to be seized by the enemy.
In this connection it is proper to say, that so soon as the report of the existence of a vast quantity of abandoned cotton on these coast islands — cotton of the most valuable kind
The Sea Island cotton of commerce is the product of a narrow belt of coast islands along the shores of South Carolina, and in the vicinity of the mouth of the Savannah River.
The seed was obtained from the Bahama Islands, and the first successful crop raised in South Carolina was on Hilton Head Island, in 1790.
It is of the arborescent kind, and noted for its long fiber, adapted to the manufacture of the finest fabrics and the best thread.
It always brought a very high price.
Just before the war, when the common cotton brought an average of ten or twelve cents a pound, a bale sent from South Edisto Island brought, in Liverpool, one dollar And tbirty-five cents a pound.--reached Washington, an order we