A generous offer.--The following notice, signed by a planter in moderate circumstances, has been posted up in the streets of Benton, Ala.
It is a generous offer, and we presume will be promptly responded to:--“For the comfort of our army, who are now keeping from our firesides an unnatural and unrelenting enemy, headed by old Abe Lincoln
, any family in Benton
, or within one mile of my residence, who will knit me six pairs of socks suitable for the army, I will haul and deliver to them two cords of good wood.
I will deliver in Benton
100 cords of firewood for 300 pairs of army socks.
The tradespeople who need wood, can swop their goods for socks, and get wood in pay for them, and give the girls a chance for a nice calico dress these hard times.
This is a gratuity to the army.” --Memphis Appeal, Aug