Our Contributors have placed us under many obligations for the valuable papers they have furnished us, and we beg that they will have patience if their articles do not appear promptly. We have on hand a number of papers, reports, &c., which we are anxious to publish at the earliest possible moment, but we are unable to crowd into our pages more than they will hold.
On page 137 (March No.) the types make General Taylor speak of “the fame of Dubois,” when he wrote “Louvois,” who was, at the time alluded to, the War Minister of Louis the Fourteenth.
 Our General agent in the West, General George D. Johnston, continues to be most successful in his canvass, and to meet a cordial reception wherever he goes in Tennessee. In Nashville, Clarksville, and Jackson he has secured more than 350 subscribers. He is just beginning the canvass of Memphis. We again commend him as a gallant soldier and an accomplished gentleman every way worthy of confidence and esteem, but he needs no introduction to his comrades of the Western army.
Our Trip to Charleston, S. C., and participation in the 22d of February celebration, was a most delightful one, and we made notes of some matters of special historic interest, but want of space compels us to postpone them. We were also fortunate in securing as our agent for South Carolina Colonel Zimmerman Davis, a gallant soldier and excellent gentleman, who is making a most successful canvass for the Society.
Our financial prospects, (our friends will be glad to learn) continue to grow brighter, and if our receipts keep up in proportion to those of the past two months, we will have by far the most encouraging report for our next annual meeting which we have ever had.
The sketch of the siege of Vicksburg, by Major E. S. Gregory, of the Petersburg Index and Appeal, which was published in a recent issue of the Philadelphia Weekly Times, is an exceedingly graphic, entertaining, and valuable paper. We hope that his success in producing so readable and valuable a sketch will induce Major Gregory to try his facile pen on other scenes through which as a gallant soldier he passed.
The sketch of Hart's South Carolina battery, as given in the eloquent addresses of Major F. B. Hart and Governor Wade Hampton, would have appeared in this number, but that we are waiting for a corrected copy of Governor Hampton's speech.