The right spirit.
--A Charleston (S. C.)
correspondent of the Dispatch,
writing under date of June 19th, says:
"I like the move put on foot by your correspondent, Chas. Harris
, of Norfolk
, to raise a fund for the widowed mother of that daring young man, Henry L. Wyatt
, who fell in the battle of Bethel Church
." His was a most daring feat, such as thrills a patriot, and I know that the sons and daughters of Virginia
will never let that widowed mother suffer.
I think I know that mother, and if I mistake not, young Wyatt
was once a Sunday School scholar of mine in your city, and, I believe, a blood relation.
I have at my own expense fitted out four young men for the campaign--one a clerk, whose salary goes on; therefore, I am not able to give much, but I send you ten dollars for the purpose indicated, and if there be any need, it will be duplicated and re-duplicated.
keep cool, but determined.
Let them confide in President Davis
and his Generals
The world never produced better men or better warriors.
Let them, above all, rely upon a just and holy God, ‘"who cannot look upon iniquity with any degree of allowance."’ And is not this war upon us a great iniquity?
We are all quiet here — but little business doing, but we have great abundance of everything, at cheap rates.
From all accounts, the earth never has brought forth more abundantly of all that is necessary for man and beast, and unless a great drought, the corn and cotton crop never bid fairer.
Yours, truly, S. W.