Chesterfield, Va. Sept. 8.
After due notice, a meeting was held at Trinity Church, on Monday, Sept. 2d, 1861,composed of the ladies in the vicinity of Clover Hill
, for the purpose of organizing a Soldiers' Aid Society.
Mr. Wm. E. Blankinship
was appointed Chairman
pro tem., and Miss Kate Cox
The objects of the meeting being duly explained, the election of officers was next entered into, and the following ladies chosen:
Mrs. James H. Cox
Mrs. John R. Walke
Mrs. R. P. Grymes
Miss Kate V. Cox
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It was, on motion, decided that the name of the society should be the ‘"Winterport Soldiers' Relief Society."’
The principal object of this association is to assist in procuring and making suitable and comfortable winter clothing for the needy soldiers who are at present deprived of the sweet comforts of home and the fonder care and aid of sympathizing friends.
The meeting then adjourned to assemble again at Clover Hill Chapel on the following Monday
, September 9th, when large accessions would be made to the society.
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