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Doc. 4.-Christening the Palmetto State. Richmond Whig account. Richmond, Oct. 17, 1862. on Saturday last the gunboat Palmetto State, built at Charleston, mainly through the efforts and offerings of the women of South-Carolina, was formally named and dedicated. We copy from our exchanges the following account of th
rks of art and ingenuity, family relics, tokens of affection, the widow's mite, and even bridal gifts, were poured forth as from an exhaustless fountain, to arm Charleston with the means of naval defence.
The result was a gunboat fund exceeding thirty thousand dollars. This spirited action of our women had roused the governments, rces, and with our numerous formidable forts and batteries, aided by our steam rams and by the soldierly and accomplished Col. Colquitt and his brave Georgians, Charleston will achieve a Saragossa defence, and you a fame equal, if not superior, to that of the chivalrous Palafox.
you now bear a name which is at once