Resolutions of thanks.
At a meeting of the members of Company D, 55th Regiment Virginia Volunteers, held at Urbana
, the 8th day of January, 1862, Captain Roy
was called to the Chair, and Lieut. Garnett
, appointed Secretary
The President having explained the object of the meeting, to be for the purpose of passing suitable resolutions expressing the thanks of this company, to the ladies of Essex
for their past kindness to us, Lieuts. Brockenbrough
, and Garnett
, Sergeants Taylor
, were appointed to draft said resolutions.
The President was added to the committee, which offered the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
Since through the untiring efforts, ceaseless energy, and indefatigable industry of the ladies of Tappahannock
, aided by the ladies in the neighborhood of Gentre Cross, Willers, and Dunnsville, assistance from all other sources having failed, our uniforms were neatly and strongly made:
Wm. Kemp Garnett, Sec'y.
- 1. Resolved, That we, the members of Co. D, 55th Regiment Virginia Volunteers, do tend to the above ladies our sincere thanks for their ready zeal in our behalf and our congratulations at the able and efficient manner in which they have carried out the noble resolutions adopted by them, errs the cause of the South had become Virginia's own, ‘" come weal, come woe."’
- Resolved,That we assure the ladies of the pleasure which we experience at the memory of this their generous self-denial, and this manifestation of their regard for our welfare; joyous as these recollections are, yet prouder will we feel when the footprints of the invader erased from our soil, our Confederacy, for the liberty of which we are now striving, recognized by the world, we shall return home to greet those who are dearer to us than the life which we would cheerfully sacrifice in their defence.
- 3 Resolved, That we express to Mrs. R. M. T. Hunter, Mrs W. R. H. Garnert, and the ladies of Lloyd's, the many obligations which we feel for their acceptable presents, made by the hands of Virginia's fair daughters for Virginia's defenders, they prove that the spirit which animated the breast of the mother of Col us is not extinguished, but burns purer and brighter than ever did vestal flame.
- 4. Resolved, That these proceedings be forwarded to the Richmond Dispatch, Enquirer, and Whig, and other papers of that city for publication.
Gustavus G. Rox, Pres't.