Meeting of the Young men's Christian Association.
--A meeting of the Richmond
Young Men's Christian Association was held at their new rooms, at the corner of 10th and Bank streets, on Tuesday eveing last.
The President, Mr. J. B. Watkins
, gave a brief statement of the operations of the Association since the last monthly meeting.
During the interval, sixteen active, four associate, and two honorary members of the Association had been elected.
A touching allusion was made to the deaths of Cpatain James K. Lee
and Mr. Joseph Laidley
A portion of the committee organized for visitation amongst the soldiers in our camps and hospitals were announced.
The report closed with an earnest appeal in behalf of this important and interesting field of labor.
Mr. Wm. P. Munford
of the Army Committee
, then made a verbal report of the service rendered in this departement, showing that liberal contributions of money, clothing, medicines, &c., had been placed under the control of the committee, by which much destitution and suffering endured by our soldiers had been relieved.
These supplies had come in almost unsolicited, evincing a cheering interest on the part of the committee, which greatly encouraged the committee.
Arrangements were in progress for the procurement of a large room in the city, to afford lodging for the furloughed soldiers now passing through the city, and in many cases unable to obtain shelter for a night's rest.--Five hundred dollars had been already pledged for this object, and it was not doubted that our citizens would respond liberally to enable the committee to execute this necessary and praise worthy enterpirse.
Mr. P. B. Price
gave some account of his labors in Chimborazo Hospital.
The soldiers there were eager for religious instruction and reading.
The Association then adjourned, to meet at the same place on the second Tuesday evening in March next.