the school-girls' aid to the soldiers.W. F. College, Nov. 19.dear sir: Please find, accompanying this note, one thousand pairs of woollen socks. They are the gift of the pupils and teachers of Wesleyan Female College, Cincinnati, and are designed for the men of the Thirty-fifth regiment 0. V. M., to the needy among whom you will please present them. The manufacture of these stockings has occupied the leisure moments of the past months, in which manufacture all our pupils, from the youngest to the oldest, have participated. We experience therefore the pleasure known only to the cheerful giver, as we now deliver our offering into your hands. Assure your brave men that gratitude to them mingles with our desire to serve our country; and also, that it is our earnest wish that they may find strength and courage as well as warmth in the schoolgirls' gift. In behalf of Soldiers' Aid Society of W. F. College.
H. V. U. Boynton, Maj. 35th Regt. O. V. M.:
the soldier's reply.Camp Bourbon, Ky., Nov. 24.dear Miss: Allow me, through you, to express my thanks to the ladies of your Society, for the very serviceable and acceptable present received from them last evening. The stockings arrived most opportunely, and were distributed this morning, when a driving snow-storm made such a gift seem more valuable. The brave men who received them, expressed their thanks in various ways; grateful above all that the cause for which they are fighting enlists the sympathies of loyal women. The gift, in itself considered, has great intrinsic worth, but the circumstances connected with it impart a new value, which words can hardly express. We think of your labors in our behalf — your days of self-sacrificing effort, and feelings such as brothers cherish toward sisters swell our hearts with thankfulness. Such tokens of interest in our welfare encourage our hearts and strengthen our hands, nerving us for the stern conflict in which we are engaged; and in the hour of battle the memory of those who have befriended us will urge us onward in the path of duty. Your prayers may ascend in common with ours for the cause which we each in our several spheres are laboring to support; our prayers, besides, shall go up for you, that the institution with which you are connected may be richly blessed, and that Heaven's choicest gifts, which fall as the gentle dew upon the flowers, may fill your hearts to overflowing. May we in common soon look upon our country, reunited, entering upon a new and nobler life, protected by the old flag our fathers fought for, while the mothers and sisters of that olden age supported them, as you are aiding us. With a soldier's well-wishes, I remain, very respectully, your obedient servant,
Miss Alice S. Wood, Secretary Soldiers' Aid Society, Wesleyan Female College :H. V. W. Boynton, Maj. 35th Reg. O. V.
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