--A reader of the Charleston Mercury
sends that paper the following two facts from Draytents Memphis
of South Carolina
, pages 226 and 273, volume 1st:
Then and Now.
--From the 8th March to the 26th April, 1775, there was collected for the poor of Boston, Mass.
, from St Philips Parish, Charleston
, S C, £1,400 in cash, and 66 barrels of rice; from St Michael's Parish £700 in cash, and 14 barrels rice; from St Stephen
's Parish, £600 in cash; from St Paul
's Parish, £600 in cash.
Yankee Method of Returning Borrowed Ammunition.
--The efforts of Gen. Washington
to expel the British
forces from Boston
in 1775 would probably have failed but for the timely arrival of a supply of powder sent to the then suffering Yankees by the citizens of Charleston, S. C.
, who obtained it from their good friends of Savannah, Ga.
The Yankee, Quincy Adams Gillmore
, has been for eight months past returning this powder to Charleston
(mixed with Greek
fire) inside incendiary shells.