Dr. Clarkson T. Collins
, a wealthy and celebrated physician of Great Barrington, Mass.
, declares his readiness and desire, in defence of the Federal Government
, to be one of a thousand men, or one of three hundred, to arm and equip themselves, each taking two horses and a servant — to enter the field, to give their lives, if need be, or to continue in service till the close of the war, be it for one year or ten, and all at their own expense, not to cost the Government
That kind of patriotism has a true ring.