We have made these remarks as introductory to the following authoritative statement of the Columbia Guardian, concerning a telegraphic despatch which inadvertently, and contrary to our intention, appeared in our columns on Saturday:
GOVERNOR GIST'S TENDER OF AID TO VIRGINIA.
We are authorized and have been requested to state that the telegraphic
announcement, that Gov. Gist had tendered military aid to
Gov. Wise, is incorrect.
Gov. Gist has been restrained from doing so only by the
conviction that Virginia is abundantly able to take care of herself.
Should her exigency ever become such as to require aid from other States,
we know no one who would more cordially extend it than the present Chief
Magistrate of South Carolina.
In such case, the promptings of a high spirit and of unimpeachable fidelity
to the great cause of Southern Rights, would be warmly seconded by grateful
recollection of the active sympathy of Virginia
There is much in common between Virginia and
Each has illustrated the most earnest devotion to principle, and even
repudiated the pleas of mere bare expediency.
It will be well for them, now as of yore, to strike hands in the maintenance
of constitutional right, and of the just equality and sovereignty of
This document was produced as part of a document analysis project by Lloyd Benson, Department of History, Furman University. (Proofing info: Entered by Ben Barnhill, Proofed by Ryan Burgess.) This electronic version may not be copied, or linked to, or otherwise used for commercial purposes, (including textbook or publication-related websites) without prior written permission. The views expressed in this document are for educational, historical, and scholarly use only, and are not intended to represent the views of the project contributors or Furman University.