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[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]
a Beatiful village — institutions of learning-- Beanfort refugees, &c.

Greenville, S. C., Jan. 17, 1862
Greenville 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.

Greenville 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. of Baltimore, 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.


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