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[159] finding, preparing, and sending bands of women, of suitable age, constitution, training, and temperament, to the army* at such points and at such times as they may be asked for by the Medical Staff.

A central organization is wanted, therefore, to which all those desiring to go as nurses may be referred, where a Committee of Examiners, partly medical and partly otherwise, may at once decide upon the fitness of the candidate. Those accepted should then at once be put under competent instruction and discipline, (for which it is understood a thorough school will be opened at once by the Medical Faculty of the city,) and, as occasion offers, the best prepared, in successive order, be sent, under proper escort, to the scene of war, as they are wanted.

It is felt that all who want to go, and are fitted to go, should have in their turn a fair chance to do so, and are not unlikely to be wanted, sooner or later. Of these many may be rich and many poor. Some may wish to go at their own charges, and others will require to be aided as to their expenses, and still others for the loss of their time. But the best nurses should be sent irrespective of these distinctions, as only the best are economical on any terms.

It will at once appear that, without a central organization, with proper authority, there can be no efficiency, system, or discipline in this important matter of nurses; and there can be no organization, to which a cheerful submission will be paid, except it originates in the common will, and becomes the genuine representative of all the women of New York, and of all the existing associations having this kind of aid in view. It is obvious that such an organization will require generous contributions, and that all the women of New York, and of the country, not otherwise lending aid, will have a direct opportunity of giving support to the object so near their hearts through the treasury of this common organization.

To consider this matter deliberately, and to take such common action as may then appear wise, we earnestly invite the women of New York, and the Pastors of the Churches, with such medical advisers as may be specially invited, to assemble for counsel and action, at the Cooper Institute, on Monday morning next, at 11 o'clock.

Mrs. Gen. Dix,

Mrs. H. Fish,

Mrs. L. C. Jones,

Mrs. E. Robinson,

Mrs. W. Kirkland,

Mrs. Wm. H. Aspinwall,

Mrs. R. Minturn,

Mrs. J. B. Johnson,

Mrs. Judge Roosevelt,

Mrs. A. Bininger,

Mrs. W. C. Bryant,

Mrs. R. L. Stuart,

Mrs. D. D. Field,

Mrs. W. Astor, jr.,

Mrs. M. Grinnell,

Mrs H. B. Smith,

Mrs. R. Hitchcock,

Mrs. F. Marberry,

Mrs. S. F. B. Morse,

Mrs. Judge Daly,

Mrs. C. Swords,

Miss Marquand,

Mrs. G. Holbrooke,

Mrs. D. Adams,

Mrs. H. Baylis,

Mrs. H. W. Bellows,

Mrs. Stuart Brown,

Mrs. Ellis,

Mrs. J. D. Wolfe,

Mrs. A. Potter,

Mrs. Walker,

Mrs. Elisha Fish

Mrs. C. A. Seward,

Mrs. Dr. Osgood,

Mrs. Griffin,

Mrs. J. Sherwood,

Mrs. S. H. Tyng,

Mrs. Capt. Shumway,

Mrs. Edw. Bayard,

Mrs. James Jones,

Mrs. Judge Betts,

Mrs. Wm. Ward,

Mrs. H. E. Eaton,

Mrs. W. C. Evarts,

Mrs. Judge Bonney,

Mrs. G. L. Schuyler,

Mrs. Peter Cooper,

Mrs. T. Tileston,

Mrs. F. S. Wiley,

Mrs. H. Webster,

Mrs. Moffat,

Mrs. S. J. Baker,

Mrs. R. Gracie,

Mrs. M. Catlin,

Mrs. Chandler,

Mrs. B. R. Winthrop,

Mrs. G. Stuyvesant,

Mrs. Geo. Curtis,

Mrs. A. R. Eno,

Mrs. W. F. Carey,

Mrs. A. Hewitt,

Mrs. Dr. Peaslee,

Mrs. R. Campbell,

Mrs. H. K. Bogart,

Mrs. Chas. Butler,

Mrs. C. E. Lane,

Mrs. M. D. Swett,

Mrs. R. M. Blatchford,

Mrs. L. W. Prudgham,

Mrs. A. W. Bradford,

Mrs. W. H. Lee,

Mrs. Parke Godwin,

Mrs. H. J. Raymond,

Mrs. S. L. M. Barlow,

Mrs. J. Auchincloss,

Miss Minturn,

Mrs. M. Trimble,

Mrs. S. B. Collins,

Mrs. R. H. Bowne,

Mrs. B. R. McHvaine,

Mrs. N. Lawrence,

Mrs. John Reid,

Mrs. C. Newbold,

Mrs. J. B. Collins,

Mrs. J. C. Smith,

Mrs. P. Spofford

Mrs. C. W. Field,

Mrs. P. Townsend,

Mrs. L. Baker,

Mrs. L. M. Rutherford,

Mrs. Charles King.

--N. Y. Tribune, April 27th.

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