The note-signers at Columbia.
(S. C) Carolinian
has the following appeal in behalf of the helpless young women who have been sent there through the folly of the authorities:
From eighty to ninety of these fair gentlewomen have arrived in Columbia
, and are temporarily quartered at the several hotels, the hospitable proprietors of which are, as we are informed, charging only nominal rates, and doing their utmost to render their guests comfortable.
The ladies, however, must have other places of residence.
It is true that Columbia
is crowded, but we have never known a South Carolina
home so full that it would not expand with the hearts of its generous tenants.
Hence, we hope, before the week expires, to see each one of these Richmond
sisters happily ensconced among the private families of our city.--They are here not voluntarily; nay, many have shed tears in anticipation of a cold, unwelcome greeting; they are accomplished, and only by reason of the vicissitudes of war, temporarily dependent; in a word, they are all that true women should be; and, as such, would ornament any circle of refinement.
Several of our large hearted citizens, appreciating the peculiar situation of these strangers among strangers, have opened their houses and accommodated one or more, as circumstances have permitted.
A large number, however, yet remain unprovided for, and we feel assured that we have only to mention this fact to secure a prompt response from those who wish to do in the premises whatever lies in their power.