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The Daily Dispatch: January 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], Our ladies — their patriotic efforts. (search)
Our ladies — their patriotic efforts. Editors Dispatch: Our ladies are proverbially patriotic, and have bestirred themselves nobly during our revolutionary struggle — none, perhaps, more so than the ladies of the "upper end" of Henrico Early in the fall, they formed the "Ladies Ridge Benevolent Society," chiefly for the relief of the dependent families of our absent soldiers; and this they effect without calling upon the community for money. So well, too, have they succeeded, that the relief officer, appointed by the county court, informs me that he has had no application for assistance from our neighborhood since the society was formed. I will give you their plan of operating. Through the kind offices of two gentlemen of the neighborhood, they procure from the Quartermaster's Department in Richmond, garments already cut out, and meeting every Saturday, they distribute the work among the families of the soldiers, to be made up by the next Saturday; when; being passed by our i