--I have seen notice in your paper of the Aid Societies
formed by ladies in different parts of this and other States, and have heard of the good effects which followed their labors in behalf of our wounded soldiers; but no mention has been made of the society organized by the ladies of Abingdon
, and I therefore beg leave to notice it through the columns of your widely circulated paper.
Our ladies, seeing the sufferings and want of the brave men who have left all that was near and dear to them and journeyed many a long mile to meet and drive back an invading foe, have organized this society with the hope of relieving their pains, and by sending food and raiment to render their condition better and more comfortable.
It would be difficult to enumerate the boxes of provisions which have been sent from this place to the sick in the North
west by the ladies before this society was organized, and I suppose the number will be much greater now. A physician has also been sent by them, who will no doubt do all in his power to restore the sick to health and strength, and prepare them to go on in defence of their native land.
Thus you see what noble and patriotic ladies we are blessed with in this portion of the State
May God prosper them in the noble cause in which they are engaged, and grant that the South
may be blessed with millions of ladies so noble, so good, so patriotic as they.