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The contrast.

--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.

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