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Letter, 2 December 1861, of Jacob F. Schirmer, Charleston, to Henry Summer, Newberry
Letter, 2 December 1861, of Jacob F. Schirmer, Charleston, to Henry Summer, Newberry, remarks on the elevated market price of rice-"I fear the prospect of an increased supply is getting worse every day-and the Government buying up so much for the army that it lessens the Quantity for Sale."

Schirmer goes on to speak of the war-"I have no heart to speak of our Poli[ti]cal affairs, every thing looks so dark and gloomy around us, that God only knows what will be the final result[.] The movements of our Army on the Coast are Kept a profound secret and we hear nothing of rumors and more often they are lies more than the truth." Then, in conclusion, he confides to Summer, a fellow Lutheran-"I have just heard that a petition has been sent to the President requesting him to convene Synod next month at St Pauls church now under the care of Rev'd Blackwelder."


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