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SOUTH CAROLINA SHOULDN'T FUND HOSPITALS IN VIRGINIA Good content A.L.S. by South Carolina Treasury Secretary Wilmot G. De Sausseure to Gov. Francis W. Pickens on official letterhead, 1p. 4to., Charleston, Oct. 2, 1861. In part: "...South Carolina through her citizens have made very large contributions to the Hospitals in Virginia and from the supplies there sent the troops from all of the Confederate States have drawn. I cannot therefore think South Carolina in any way pecuniarely indebted: for the kindness shown by the Virginians no language can be too strong...The propriety of establishing Hospitals for the States and by the States I very greatly doubt. It tends to isolate the States from each other, and is really an interference with the administration of the army...", and suggesting that $5,000 be given to defray the cost of the state's troops. On verso, Gov. FRANCIS W. PICKENS pens an A.E.S. (signed with initials), in part: "...I am induced to doubt the propriety of disturbing the $20,000 left in the bank at Richmond...". Very good.
Estimate $ 300-400

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