An example worthy of Imitation.
--Our fellow citizens of the Hebrew persuasion have evinced, since the inception of the present difficulties between the North and South, a spirit and disposition worthy of all praise.
Always on the side of law and order, right and justice, since the earliest of recorded time, they have not hesitated in choosing that one which represented it in the present contest; and therefore the South
has had no warmer or truer friends than they, or those who have been more uncompromising in the maintenance of the true faith by contributions of men, money, and counsel.
are not behind their patriotic brethren of New Orleans, Charleston
, and other Southern cities in aiding on the good cause of equal rights and constitutional liberty, as the following correspondence will show:
Richmond. April 29th, 1861.
To the Hon Joseph Mayo,Mayor of this city. Dear Sir:
--Enclosed is a check on the Traders' Bank for $1,230. contributed by the German.
He brew Congregation. "House of Love," at a meeting held on yesterday, at their synagogue, on 11th, near Marshall street, toward the support of the families of the Virginia Volunteers in the service of the Confederate States
It gives us pleasure to state that all members of this congregation have already subscribed to other lists of similar import; many of them have also fitted out their own sons and others in their employ for the campaign.
We pray to the God of Israel, the Ruler of nations and the Lord
of Battles, to give unto our brave warriors in the righteous cause of liberty and independence, the shield of defence, the sword of victory and the trophies of conquest, under the triuŒphant flag of the Confederate States
We remain, sir, with the utmost regard, your most obedient servants.
--I take very great pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of your letter of yesterday.
enclosing a check for $1,230, contributed by your congregation towards the support of the families of the Virginia Volunteers in the service of the Confederate State
Not only for myself, but in the name of the Volunteers, I thank you most sincerely for this prompt, generous and patriotic act on your part, in support of the great principles which a Southern army is called out to defend.
Trusting that your example will be followed by others, I have the honor to be your obedient servant.