Columbia, S.C. R.W. Gibbes, Printer to the Senate, 1862. 19, [1 blank] pp. Broken stitching, loosened. Scattered foxing, Good+.
South Carolina's Committee on Ways and Means recommended that the State guarantee bonds issued by the Confederate Government to the extent of $200,000,000. Noting the "fearful" condition of the Confederacy's economy in this scarce speech, Boyce agrees. "It is because the welfare of the country is thus so indissolubly united with its financial prosperity, that I regard the measure before us as one of the greatest importance." Already the Confederacy has spent a half billion dollars on the War; the value of all South Carolina's "lands, negroes, money at interest, and other items" is "a little less than four hundred millions of dollars. It is as though the whole State of South Carolina has been blotted from the resources of this Confederacy."
Parrish & Willingham 4035. OCLC 34359930  [as of April 2015]. Not in Turnbull. Item #31958