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Doc. 6. the ladies' National Covenant. On the second day of May, 1864, a society of women was formed at Washington, D. C., whose object was to abolish the use of foreign silks, satins, laces, indeed the whole family of millinery and feminine adornments, with a view to keep the gold in the country. The Rev. Dr. McMurdy and Miss Lizzie M. Baker were made Secretaries of the meeting, and the objects briefly stated. Mrs. Senator Lane then moved the appointment of a committee of seven to pr
s. Loan, the constitution was adopted.
On motion of Mrs. Nininger, of Oregon, the address was unanimously adopted, and its universal publication asked.
The Committee on Nominations made their report, which, on motion of Mrs. Hatch, of Washington, D. C., was unanimously adopted, and the officers elected as follows:
the Executive Committee.
President--Mrs. General James Taylor.
Vice-President--Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas.
Recording Secertaries--Miss Rebecca Gillis, Miss V