Ex-Governor John C. Brown, we regret to say, has written us that he will not be able, from unforeseen engagements, to deliver his promised address at the White Sulphur Springs in August. As this information came too late to provide a substitute, we shall be compelled to dispense with the meeting, at which we had hoped to greet many of our friends, some of whom will be unable to attend our annual meeting in November. “summer Drought” is a phrase well understood by newspaper and magazine publishers. We are experiencing it just now, and remittances from our friends would, therefore, be doubly acceptable at this time.
Mistakes in filling orders are as annoying to us as they can possibly be to subscribers, and we feel it due to ourselves to say that we have recently made changesin our office by which we hope, in large measure, to avoid any cause of complaint in the future.
Our Contributors have placed us under many obligations for their favors; but we must again beg their indulgence if their papers do not appear as promptly as they desire. We are compelled to select from a large mass of papers, but in due time all suitable for our pages shall have a place.
Persons desiring full sets of our Papers are again admonished that they would do well to send in their orders promptly, as our supply of back numbers is by no means inexhaustible, and the orders might come too late to be filled. And those wishing to exchange their loose numbers for bound volumes can do so at the lowest cost of the binding, provided we are at no charges for postage or express.