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The ladies of Williamsburg and James city.

To the Editors of the Dispatch:--Amid the multiplicity of events that have constantly occupied the pens of our ascribes, much of merit has been overlooked.

When there is such a demand for every kind of good works, nothing should be left unnoticed calculated to inspire emulation in all ranks of our citizens. The ladies of Williamsburg and James City are heart and hand engaged in ministering to the wants of the suffering soldiers in our midst; for though the cowardly Yankees have not offered battle since their disgraceful flight at Bethel, yet our soldiers have not escaped their share of suffering. A society has been in operation for months in Williamsburg, the members of which meet every day at 7 o'clock A. M., and continue hard at work till three in the afternoon. When the sick first began to fill their hospitals some of them met and made about fifty beds on Sunday between church hours. The ladies of Williamsburg deserve great credit for the great work they have been doing in behalf of the defenders of liberty. A similar society has been organized in James City county, in which nearly every lady in the county takes a zealous part. Indeed, nothing ever has before succeeded in uniting all classes and parties in one society so completely and harmoniously as this sympathy for the sick soldier.

Their sewing and knitting needles are busy a great part of the week upon various articles, such as beds, sheets, pillows, towels, shirts, socks, &c, all of which are brought together in their weekly meetings and sent to the places of greatest need. As many as thirty pairs of socks were brought in from one family, the yarn of which, for the most part, was spun by the delicate hands of a wealthy lady. Fifty odd dollars were raised in a short time by this society, which amount was expended for the little necessities of the sick. They sent this week a wagon load of delicacies to Williamsburg, and another will be sent tomorrow. An classes here — the rich and the poor, the white and the black, work and pray for the good of our common cause.

Last Sunday evening, is became my duty to preside at a meeting of the negroes of the county. Several fervent prayers were offered up in behalf of our soldiers on the battle-field. One slave prayed specially for a soldier who formerly used to preside at these meetings, but is now in camp. He then prayed for his family and his servants. Who can conquer such a people as this? Elias.

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