The work of the Southern Historical Society in Europe.
We have several times had occasion to call attention to the fact that our Papers have been doing a most important work in giving our friends in Europe
the material for vindicating the name and fame of our Confederate leaders and people, and in affording to those willing to do us ustice the means of doing so.
The following private letter from our gallant friend, Major I. Scheibert
, was not intended for publication, but it is so interesting as illustrating the point to which we have referred, that we take the liberty of Publishing it, and beg that our friend will excuse us:
We need not comment on the above letter further than to say that if we had done nothing else than to afford our noble friend the material which he has so well used, then our work has not been in vain, and we have the ground of another strong appeal to our friends to sustain us in its further prosecution.
Of course we have sent Major Scheibert
duplicates of the numbers of our Papers which he failed to receive, and shall continue to mail them to him regularly.