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‘ [398] battlefield. The proposal met with a hearty response from all, and this society was at once organized.’

The Society had open weekly meetings at their rooms during the war to supply material for sewing. We have not received a complete statement of the work done by the Society during the period of its existence; but taking the twelve months from April 19, 1863, to April 19, 1864, as a criterion of the whole, we may form a pretty accurate judgment of the good accomplished. During the months named the receipts of the Society in money amounted to four thousand four hundred and sixteen dollars and seventeen cents; and there were forwarded to the front 402 flannel shirts, 369 cotton shirts, 271 pairs of flannel drawers, 212 pairs cotton drawers, 95 dressing-gowns, 156 jackets, 75 pairs pants, 15 vests, 43 pairs slippers, 47 caps, 622 cravats, 1,060 towels, 1,259 handkerchiefs, 70 flannel bands, 579 arm-slings, 265 hair brushes, 902 combs, 21 needle-books, 1,189 pairs of socks, 213 cans condensed milk, 79 cans coffee, 259 lbs. farina, 166 lbs. corn starch, 130 maizena, 67 1/2 gelatine, 59 tea, 262 castile soap, 264 dried apple, 39 arrowroot, 25 sugar, 66 cans of jellies, and preserves of different kinds; oat meal, rice, 68 gallons old New-England rum, 10 gallons Jamaica rum, 10 bottles Jamaica rum, 64 bottles whiskey, 75 bottles brandy, 10 bottles Madeira wine, 23 bottles sherry, 20 bottles port, 32 bottles California, 4 bottles Isabella, 3 bottles blackberry, 3 bottles blueberry, 9 bottles elderberry, 4 bottles gin, 10 bottles cherry-brandy, 10 bottles tamarinds, 22 bottles cider, 211 bottles cologne, 83 bottles lemon syrup, 62 bottles raspberry, 12 bottles ginger, 10 bottles bay rum, 6 bottles lavender water, 10 bottles pickles, 12 sets knives and forks, 11 waiters, 5 coffee pots, 75 plates and saucers, 15 pitchers, 2 salts, 3 sieves, 8 sugar bowls, 25 tin mugs, 150 spoons, 615 fans, 16 holders, 124 hospital pillows, 1 air pillow, 45 hair rings, 2 nurse lamps, 115 pamphlets, 75 bound volumes, 135 checkerboards, 94 boxes dominos, 60 jews-harps, 36 solitaire boards, 36 wire puzzles, 20 miscellaneous games, 8 Bibles, 11 Testaments, 7 books of psalms; bandages, lint, linen, and cotton rags; files of the Atlantic Monthly, of Putnam's Magazine, Harper's Monthly, Religious Monthly, Godey's Ladies' Book, New York Ledger, Peterson's

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