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St Michaels, St Philips & St Pauls churches & the City alarm bell on the Orphan house This is probably done in anticipation of the fall of the city. The church bells in New Orleans have been stolen & sent to New York by the vandals who have taken possession, & this is what we may get wherever they go.

T. 10 clear & cool - very unlike a day in June. With the smiling & peaceful aspect of Nature, how difficult to realize the depth & fierceness of human passions now rioting through our once happy country. Who can estimate the estimate the evils which this most unnatural war has entailed on mankind. In Europe, the murmurs of the laboring & manufacturing classes have long since been heard - In France & England tens of thousands have been reduced to poverty, destitution & starvation for want of employment. In this country millions of dollars worth of property have already been destroyed - the 1and has been laid waste, dwellings have been burnt & families turned loose to wander about in search of a shelter - Large tracts of our country have been occupied by the

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1862: Page 98

  • Date

    1862-06-09

    1862-06-10

  • Subject

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    Ravenel family

    Fungi of Carolina

    Illustrated by Natural Specimens of the Species

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    Berkeley County (S.C.)--History--19th century

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    United States--Description and travel

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

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  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library