From contributions to other hospitals as published, this one has come far short of receiving its quota.
I cannot account for this, as we have had all the time a large number of patients from every section, but most of them from the South
, whence we have received comparatively nothing.
This is not as it should be, nor as I believe it will be when the people know our necessities; and this is written more to notify them than to complain, for I know the Southern
heart is large and its hand ever opened, particularly so when its own sons are suffering.
From the following list it will be seen that most of the contributions have been from Rockbridge county
Since the 1st September there have been received from that county 3½ dozen chickens, 2½ bbls. bread, 5 cheeses, 1 keg soap, 2 firkins and jars of lard, 4 kegs of eggs, 2 firkins fresh butter, 2 bbls. Irish potatoes and onions, 7 fine bacon hams
, I bbl. corn meal
, wine and eggs, 4 dried beef
tongues, 2 jars honey, 1 jar of jelly and dried fruit
, and boxes of clothing.
', Augusta county
, 2 bbls, flour, 1 bbl. bread, and 3 kegs butter-milk every week.
From Mrs. Stapleton Sneed
, Nelson county
, 1 basket eggs, 2 buckets butter, 1 box vegetables, 10 chickens, 1 jar honey, 1 sponge cake, loaf sugar and tea, 2 bags herbs.
Aid Society 4 boxes of vegetables, 3 loaves of bread and biscuit, 2 buckets butter, 4 cans butter- milk, 1 bbl. flour, fruit, 1 bucket of lard, 3 baskets of eggs.
From Miss Lizzie Lewis
and Miss Mary Johnson
, butter, eggs, chickens, vegetables, &c., at different times.
From Frank Minor
From Mrs. Maury
, Mrs. Sinclair
, Mrs. Duke
, Mrs. Fife
, and Mrs. Farish
, milk daily.
From Mrs. Maury
, jelly, preserves, cake, and wines.
From Raleigh, N. C.
, through Mr. Ross
, 2 large boxes clothing.
From Rev. Henry Smith
, J. D. Campbell
, and Mr. Yates
, Greepsboro', N. C., tin-ware
, wines, clothing, &c. From the La. and S. C. stores, pillows, clothing.
There have been many small contributions which are now forgotten.
In future a memorandum will be kept, if you will be kind enough to publish it, and I hope it will occupy a large space in your paper.
The hospital is now in need of butter, more milk, vegetables of all kinds, chickens, and money to supply necessities when contributions fail.
Contributions from a distance should be in money, clothing, or such articles as will not perish on the way, as they are frequently detained.
Arrangements should be made for articles to come free, or freight prepaid.
Communications addressed to Rev. F. C. Tebbs
, (steward,) Delavan Hospital, Charlottesville, Va.
, will receive prompt attention.