That this institution, under the management of this most excellent and patriotic lady, has been of incalculable benefit to the soldiers of our army. By her untiring perseverance and benevolence, our volunteers have been supplied, not only with substantial, well-made clothing necessary for a campaign, but with many of those smaller articles, calculated to render their camp-life more comfortable, and which only could have been provided by womanly kindness and forethought. Without entering into details, some idea of her labors and the generous donations which have been received and distributed by Mrs. Otis may be derived from the fact, that five thousand four hundred dollars have been received in cash, and two hundred and fifty thousand six hundred and seventeen articles have been distributed; many donors presenting well-filled boxes and barrels ready for hospital use, with the assurance that they were properly packed for transportation, the package, with its contents, having been considered but a single article in the enumeration.Mrs. Otis's report to the Donation Committee of the City
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