The blood which Louisiana's brave sons have shed on every battlefield of Virginia speaks with mute, but irresistible eloquence, to the noble-hearted and openhanded citizens of the Old Dominion in behalf of their suffering friends and relatives.
Let the response be worthy of the occasion and worthy of the reputation of our city and State.
All the young men who came over to Mobile are joining the army or going into the camp of instruction near that city; but the old men, the women and the childrend, who have been driven by the inhuman barbarity of those worse than savages, are entirely destitute.
Let us emulate the example set by the true hearted citizens of Mobile, and send down a liberal contribution for the relief of those martyrs of Southern independence.
The committee appointed to receive contributions is constituted as follows: Messrs. C. M. Conrad, Wyndham Robertson, T. J. Semmes, S. J. Harrison, John Freeland, T. L. Bayne, E. A. Palfrey, Duncan F. Kenner.