the above appeal for the defense of the capital of the Confederate States.
All communications should be addressed to Mrs. V. E. W. Vernon, Box 346.
We have been furnished with the following items of interest respecting the Ladies' Defence Association:
A letter from Capt. F. P. Turner, company G, 36th regiment Virginia volunteers, enclosing fifty-nine dollars, remaining from funds contributed by citizens of Richmond, for under clothing for the 36th regiment.
One from Philip De Catesby Jones, informing the Association of a donation of fifty dollars and a lot of iron from Mrs. Col. Strange, of Gordonsville.
A communication from Mrs. Cornelia A. Berkeley, with information of the organization of a society, auxiliary to the Ladies' Defence Association; a subscription of one hundred and fifty dollars, and a donation of silver plate, gold watches, chains, &c., and a copy of the constitution of the society, from which we extract the 4th article, which will commend itself