A touching instance of patriotism
--In this journal of Thursday morning. Sept. 5th, in the Report of the ‘"Georgia
Relief and Hospital Association."’ in one little pharagraph of barely two lines, is this acknowledgment "From a lady of Augusta
the generous responses of her industry, $200--Modesty and patriotism are apparent in this announcement.
The $200 are the proceeds of the raffle of a beautiful basket of artificial flowers, mentioned by us at the time it was on exhibition at Clark
's jewelry store.
The flowers were wrought by the hands of this noble woman herself; and what gives to the case its peculiarly touching character, is the fact, that she is in feeble.
failing health — whisting away by disease — scarcely able at times to sit up, and can walk short distances only by means of a cane — and yet, she has executed all this delicate.
fair work, which vies with nature in beauty of form and color, while the hand was tremulous, the eye perhaps growing dim, the frame feeble and exhausted.
All this for her country — her beloved South--the land of her choice and adoption!
Can there be aught which shows more clearly a deep-seated veneration for the Confederacy
and the battle she is waging for her rights, than the tolling of this patriotic woman, stricken down by disease — almost at death a door, (may God spare her life yet many years!) The money gained by such efforts quadruples in value-- aye, it is not to be computed by cold mathematical calculations
The lady in question is Mrs. Dougherty
, sister of Capt. I. P. Girardey
of the Washington Artillery--Augusta (Ga.) Chrounle.