Our March number has excited great interest, and has received the warmest commendation from the press generally throughout the South
Some of the Northern
papers have contained very kindly notices.
We have seen no attempt to refute the points made; and we would esteem it a favor if our friends would forward us anything of the kind which they may observe.
We have letters from leading Confederates warmly endorsing our array of documents and facts, and have reason to feel that in defending the Confederate Government from the charge of systematic cruelty to prisoners, we have rendered a service highly appreciated by our Southern people.
Our subscription list is steadily increasing; but we can find room for other names, and beg our friends to help us swell the number of our readers.
valuable contributions to our archives are constantly coming in. A patriotic lady of this city (Mrs. Catharine P. Graham
) has recently presented us with war files of several Richmond papers.
She refused to sell them for a large price, and insisted on giving them to our Society.
, of Camden, S. C.
, has placed us under the highest obligations by presenting the following newspaper files:
from May 1856 to February 1865.
from April 1861 to April 1864.
from July 1859 to February 1865 and from November 1866 to November 1868.
Columbia Daily Carolinian
from 1855 to October 1864.
Charleston Daily News
and “News and Courier
” from June 1866 to this date.
from January 1856 to this date.
from June 1858 to this date.
And Dr. J. Dickson Bruns
, of New Orleans, has sent us a bound volume of the Charleston Mercury
We have received recently other valuable contributions, which we have not space even to mention.
Our present number has been delayed by causes over which we have had no control; but we think that we can promise that hereafter our Papers will appear promptly near the latter part of each month.