An intelligent Richmond
gentleman who has lately visited Charleston
, writes an interesting letter to a friend in this city, from which we make the following extract:
"I may as well mention that a direct line of ocean steamers, to carry cotton and passengers between Charleston
, is now a fixed fact.
A meeting on the subject was held in Charleston
on the afternoon of the 22d inst., and a large amount of the stock at once taken.
One gentleman took $50,000 worth.
furnishes $350,000, and Liverpool
$400,000. The committee from Liverpool
had secured the amount there before coming over.
I have this from reliable authority.
Business is said to be better in Savannah
up and doing?
If not, she would better be."