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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
els, 94 coats, 76 vests, 120 collars, 1,000 handkerchiefs, 368 cravats, 314 dressinggowns, 1,836 pocket-handkerchiefs, 300 pants, 148 napkins, 678 pairs slippers, 265 woollen mittens, 542 blankets, 515 sheets, 673 pillows, 750 quilts, 988 canes, 1,280 woollen under-shirts, &c. The contributions named above are certainly remarkable, but we have to add that the ladies of New Bedford began early in the war. They held a meeting on the 18th of April, 1861, and organized for the work. Mrs. Joseph C. Delano was chosen president, Mrs. Lawrence Grinnel vice-president, and Mrs. William Eddy secretary and treasurer. In addition to the above contributions, five hundred dollars were given by a lady to pay soldiers' wives for sewing. They also sent contributions to the St. Louis and Baltimore Soldiers' Fairs, and furnished tables at the New York and Boston Fairs. Norton Incorporated June 12, 1777. Population in 1860, 1,848; in 1865, 1,709. Valuation in 1860, $818,451; in 1865, $842,5