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Nov. 1861 Pooshee

-fused to leave their plantations, but there is very little known positively. Mr Bryan informed me that Trescots negroes had returned after having been removed. He stated also that Presdt Davis had telegraphed to Gov. Pickens that they had positive information in Richmond that only 15,000 Lincoln troops were on the fleet, - & that he (Davis) would send on 8000 troops immediate1y from Va. to our aid 
William & E11en spent the night here. Wil1iam intended going down this morning to join his company at Pocataligo, but he has so severe a cold & sore throat that he will wait for tomorrow. 
4. PM. I have just returned from the Depot. John Porcher, Dr Waring, Col. Archy Waring & Mrs Strobhart came today - Dr Waring reports "no news from the seat of war" & that the people of Charleston are becoming more quieted & secure. Troops are coming in & there will soon be a large force for the protection of the country. 
About 130 negroes were carried down this morning from our Depot, to work on the entrenchments near Charleston. 
Lyd has just received a letter from Penny to say that she & Emily & Meta Heyward will leave

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1861:Page 200

  • Date

    1861-11-12

  • 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