It will be seen from the following correspondence, that a complimentary benefit is to be given to Miss Sallie St. Clair to-night. She will appear in very interesting characters that will call out her best talents, and we hope a generous public will extend to her the patronage she so richly merits:
For the Chronicle.
CLARKSVILLE, Jan. 26, 1859.
MISS SALLIE ST. CLAIR: –Desiring to testify our high appreciation of your histrionic powers, and at the same time to give you a pleasing souvenir of your successful engagement here, we tender you a complimentary benefit, to take place on such night as you may be pleased to indicate.
Hoping that this suggestion will meet your approbation we have the honor to be,
C.O. Faxon. A. Howel. R.Y. Johnson. R.D. Dunning. B.F. Poston. H.H. Poston. J.A. Waggener. L.W. Bourne. G.T. Cross. John O’Brien. David P. Hadden. O.M. Blackman. R.W. Thomas. J.S. Neblett. G.C. Breed. G.A. Harrell. W.E. Lowe. R.W. Humphreys. G.P. Macmurdo. James F. Johnson. J.M. Jones. J. Nick Thomas. Thos. M. Cross. W.S. Dickenson.
WASHINGTON HOTEL, Jan. 27, 1850.
GENTLEMEN: –I am in receipt of your note of yesterday’s date tendering to me a complimentary benefit before my engagement terminates in this city. I accept the proposed compliment, and will name Friday evening, Jan., 28th as the time, it being the last evening but one of my engagement.
For the very flattering manner in which you speak of my professional service, accept my thanks.
SALLIE ST. CLAIR
Clarksville Chronicle January 28, 1859