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Contributions for the Charleston Sufferers. It is gratifying to notice the prompt action of our fellow citizens all over the South, in behalf of the sufferers of the late conflagration in Charleston. Virginia is doing and will continue to do her full share in this noble work. A bill appropriating $50,000 has passed the House of Delegates, and will pass the Senate without unnecessary delay. We have noticed several liberal contributions by churches and individuals in Richmond, and we daily hear of fresh instances of practical sympathy which do credit to the hearts of our people. We learn that Mr. J. B. Watkins, of this city, has received and forwarded the following sums to the treasurer of the relief fund at Charleston; $500, contributed by the congregation of the First Baptist Church, Richmond; $150 by the Virginia Life Guard, $65 by the Henrico Southern Guard, and $100 by the Hanover Grays, Fifteenth Virginia Regiment. We do not make these announcements in any spirit of boasting, for that would rob the ‘"music of humanity"’ of half its charms; but, if a mention of the facts stimulates others to follow the example, we shall have fully attained our object.

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