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 superintendence of Mrs. Thomas C. Bond. It is believed that, during the years which the “Rest” was open, three thousand soldiers were entertained and cared for in it. A county fair held by the Ladies' Soldiers-Relief Society netted six thousand dollars, which was equally divided between the Sanitary and Christian Commissions. “A children's lint Society” was organized in a portion of the town known as New Worcester, by which lint was prepared for use in the hospitals.
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