A faithful servant.
--Among the many instances of fidelity and careful solicitude exhibited by servants towards the persons and property of their owners during the terrible conflagration with which our city has been recently visited, should be mentioned that of Edwin, belonging to Mrs.
E D. Grant
Edwin was employed as a waiter at the Mills House
His mistress, an aged lady and an invalid, hoarded at Mrs. Finney
's, on Broad at. As the devastating element rolled on its way to the heart of the city, Edwin felt it his duty to be at the Mills House
to assist in protecting the establishment where he was employed.
He did not, however, forget his old mistress, who lived on the opposite square, but engaged a Mills House carriage to wait at the door of the house where his mistress lodged, and to remain there at her service as long as there was any danger of the fire approaching that building.
Edwin went to his mistress room, told her what he had done, begged her not to be alarmed, and stated that should it become necessary for her to remove, he would come to bey assistance and have her carefully conveyed to a place of safety.
All this was voluntarily done by a slave for his owner.--Slavery is a system susceptible of illustrating the kindliest feeling of our nature.--Charleston Courier, Dec. 21