The Carolina example.
, the merchants continued the salaries of their clerks while absent on military duty.
We trust that Old Virginia will not be behind Carolina
in generosity and public spirit.
Many employees have families dependent upon them, and moreover, in defending their State, are defending the interests of their employers more efficiently than if they remained at home.
In such an hour as this, the man who is not ready for any sacrifice is not fit to live in Virginia
— nor to live at all.
P. S.--Since writing the above, we find the following in the Lynchburg Republican
, whose noble example is well worthy the emulation of all our patriotic merchants and business men having those in their employ who may be called on to defend their honor and their State:
Commendable Liberality.--Our fellow-townsman, Geo. M. Rucker
, deserves every commendation at the hands of his fellow-citizens, for his liberality and willingness to serve his country in this crisis of her history.
He has several young men in his employ, all capable of bearing arms, and anxious to meet the enemy.
, on yesterday, told them all to go, and he would do the best he could in carrying on his business without them, and at the same time told them that their salaries should be continued and paid as regularly as if they were present, and their situations kept for them until their return.
All honor to such a liberal spirit.