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True Liberality

--An Example Worthy of all Imitation.--The following letters, received by the Army Committee of the Young Men's Christian Association, speak for themselves.--They are the beginning of a great and good work in which this useful Association has embarked. Since the establishment of their depot, about a week ago, they have received and dispensed several thousand dollars' worth of supplies. Under their judicious and careful management, much system is given to the great work of benevolence opened up by the present war, and the delay and loss in forwarding articles, occasioned by carelessness and other causes, is altogether avoided. They are, indeed, not only public benefactors, but a great public convenience, and they are cheerfully willing that people throughout the South should make use of them as such in forwarding goods to the needy among our soldiers.--To the people in the country, they appeal especially for such supplies as cannot be sent from a distance — such as fresh butter, eggs, buttermilk, poultry, &c.; also, yarn socks, flannel shirts, drawers and night-shirts, all of which are greatly needed at the various hospitals. If sent to any convenient point in the city, or by the cars to the various depots, and their agent be informed of it by letter, they will be immediately distributed.

In no way, however, can their labors be so facilitated as by contributions in money, and the example of those generous hearts already alluded to may be safely imitated. All honor to them. Such generosity deserves even more honorable notice than that which we can give. The letters referred to are as follows:


Petersburg,Va., Aug. 3, 1861.
Gentlemen:
Enclosed I send a twenty dollar note, handed me by Mr. William Horne, of Essex, with a request that I would send it to some friend in Richmond, to be used for the benefit of the sick and wounded from the field of Manassas. In looking over the papers, I saw your card of the 1st instant, and avail myself of your services to give this amount its proper direction.

I am, yours, most respectfully,
Aug. C. Butts. Army Committee, Y. M. C. A.

Milton, N. C. Aug. 7, 1861.
Gentlemen:
Enclosed I send you a check on the Bank of the Commonwealth for one hundred and sixty-one dollars, amount contributed by the citizens of this place and vicinity, for the relief of the sick and wounded soldiers.

Very respectfully, your obd'tserv't,
Samuel Watkins. Army Committee, Y. M. C. A. The depot of the "Army Committee" is under the Spotswood Hotel, fourth door from the corner, Main street.

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