[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]
a Beatiful village — institutions of learning-- Beanfort refugees, &c.
Greenville, S. C., Jan. 17, 1862
is the fourth town in population in South Carolina
, and is very similar to Charlottesville, in Virginia
, both in the appearance of the surrounding country, the structure of the town, and in its being famed for its educational advantages.
Furman University (the Baptist State College
) is located here.
The building is large and attractive, and in times of peace its average attendance is some 150 students.
Rev. Jas. Furman, D.D
, is President
, It has an endowment of $100.000.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is also here.
Though only in the third year of its existence, the Seminary
has attained a high position, and is equal to any ‘"school of the prophets"’ in the land.
Rev. B. Manly, Jr.
, D.D., for some years pastor of the First Baptist Church of your city and President
of the Richmond
Female Institute, and Rev. J. A. Broaddus, D. D.
, formerly chaptain of the University of Virginia, are Professors in the Seminary
. Rev. J. P. Boyce, D. D.
, has recently left the Seminary
to become chaplain to Col. Elford
's Regiment, and the duties of his deparment fall upon Drs
. Manly Broadus
, and Williams
Though the times are so unfavorable, this young institution, has had twenty-six students the present session.
being a mountain town, and far away from the seacoast, it is now frequented by refugees from near the coast.
I have today had an interview with Dr. Thos. Fuller
, whose magnificent farms on Beanfort are in the hands of the enemy.
Two hundred of the Doctor
's servants have been stolen by the Yankees
, so that he has but three hundred
left Rev Dr. R. Fuller
, a brother of Dr. Thomas Fuller
, has also suffered the loss of several hundred slaves.
Large quantities of corn, pork, wheat, &c., are raised in this portion of the State
and prices have a down ward tendency, Fork sells for less than in Virginia
I will write to you from Columbia