A patriotic offer.
--We received a call this morning from a gallant Mississipian, Captain James Edwards
, of the Bay of St. Louis
, Hancock county
, who comes to offer the service of himself and the use of his mill for the defence of the coast.
He proposes that the Government
shall take charge of the mill — saw lumber to build gun-boats or for other purposes, and says all that he asks is a soldier's rations during the war. Furthermore, if the timber cannot be obtained, he has twelve hundred acres of live cak which is at the service of the Government
came from Mississippi
to make the offer, and he is now urging its acceptance by the Navy Department.
He is not a wealthy man, all his property being mentioned in these few lines.
Such patriotic liberality is certainly worthy of record.--Montgomery Adv., 22d.