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[for the Richmond Dispatch.]
contributions for the soldiers.

Richmond, Va. Oct. 18, 1861.
Within three months, George J. Sumner, Treasurer of the Baptist Colportage Board, located in this city, has received three thousand five hundred dollars to aid in supplying the soldiers of the Confederate Army in Virginia with religious reading. These donations have come from every State in the Confederacy, except one. We publish but a portion of the names and amounts, as you could scarcely spare us space for all of them:

Rev. Dr. Quarles, Louisa co., sends from his school and churches $55 60
Rev. C. Tyree, Powhatan co 95 00
Several friends in Halifax co 100 00
Dr. Wm. H. Turpin, Augusta, Ga. 20 00
Young Ladies' Missionary Society, 1st Baptist Church, Petersburg. 8 00
Collected by Rev. H. H. Wyer, Goochland co 50 00
Friends in Buckingham co 60 00
W. W. Waller, for 1st Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala 160 00
First Baptist Church, Charleston, S. C. 50 00
Friends in Spotsylvania co 25 00
Collected by Rev. E. W. Roach, Charlotte co 50 00
Friends in Bedford co 30 00
Prof. C. L. Cocke, Hollins's Institute 10 00
Dr. Wm. Gwathmey's family, King William co 14 00
Some Christians in Knoxville, Tenn. 17 00
Friends at Rock Hill, Ala 43 50
Thos. D. Toy, Norfolk 50 00
Collected by Rev. Thos. Landsdell, of Louisiana 25 00
Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Hanover, per Rev. Mr. Patterson 26 50
Peter V. Daniel, Esq., Richmond, Va. 10 00
Rev. G. H. Northam, Richmond co. 35 50
F. M. Latham, Esq., Culpeper C. H. 20 00
Georgia Baptist Convention 40 00
Dr. R. H. Ryland, La. 10 00
Sparta Grays, per Rev. A. Broaddus 28 00
Thos. Hurt, Caroline co. 20 00
Collected by Rev. J. H. Fox, Scottsville 25 00
M. M. Anderson, per Rev. T. Hume, Portsmouth 10 00
Friends in Staunton, Va. 80 00
Rev. J. W. Ward, Southampton co 20 00

Persons who wish to contribute funds to this work will please direct them to Rev. A. E. Dickinson, General Superintendent, or to Mr. George J. Sumner, Treasurer, at Richmond, Va.

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