Sunday December 15th 
There was a terrible fire in Charleston last week. It lasted three days. More than one fourth of the city is in ruins. The two principal hotels, the Cathedral, the Theatre and St. Andrews Hall were all burnt.
The President has sent a special message to Congress on the subject. Says that the debt the Confederate States owe South Carolina ought to be paid at once.
A collection will be taken up next Sunday for the benefit of the people of Charleston.
It has been a good deal discussed lately whether or not Matsy should study Caesar's Latin history. I heard Nannie Belle tell her doll this morning that she was going to put her in Caesar.