leave of the many friends he has recently made, to enter upon his usual duties elsewhere.
In his letter of retirement, Dr. Southgate feelingly alludes to the patriotic sympathies of our ladies in contributing to his aid in relieving the sick soldiers.
He then pays a brief, but well merited compliment to the Sisters of Charity and in passing says:"It would be a painful suppression of the emotions of my heart, if I land to record my grateful acknowledgment to the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincenta Paul.Their prompt response to the call in behalf of the suffering; their self-oblivious devotion to, and noiseless yet cheerful performance of duty; their patience in the presence of the irritability and restlessness of protracted disease, have affected me with a profound sense of the value of their services. "
We acknowledge in behalf of our kind Sisters, this compliment so happily bestowed upon their services.
In any field in which they can give their services, they will be found t