It is well that the ladies of our city should know that the volunteers from other Southern States are not forgetful of their kind attentions while sojourning here.
We therefore present for their perusal an editorial from the Bulletin, published in Charlotte, N. C.
We were pleased to learn, on Saturday last, from the Quartermaster
of the First North Carolina regiment, Capt. J. B. F. Boone
, (who has just recovered from a brief spell of sickness caused by measles,) that the ladies of the city of Richmond
have, by their great liberality, untiring exertion, and devotion to the Southern
cause, placed the Regiment stationed at Yorktown
under great obligations to them.
The facts are as follows:
, in prosecuting the duties of his office, his regiment needing a new outfit of clothing, repaired to Richmond
to have them prepared by the tailor; but finding them overrun with work, he made inquiry of a friend, a Baptist clergy man of that city, if he thought the ladies of that city could or would do the work.
To be brief, on inquiry the ladies of the several religious denominations, who were daily engaged at the various houses of worship sewing for soldiers, cheerfully consented to manufacture the goods as rapidly as the suits were furnished.
The Sewing Societies of the Baptist
, Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopalian denominations, immediately set to work and plied their needles day and night until the work was completed, (three thousand pieces,
) and when Capt. Boone
attempted to thank them for his soldiers — the ladies refusing payment for their services — they silenced him with the declaration that they were largely indebted to the brave North Carolinians
, who had left their homes and the ease of quiet life, to risk everything in their defence, as they did in driving back the heartless invaders of their country — our Virginia
; that it afforded them great pleasure in doing what they had been engaged, and offered their services to do, as they ever would, as a slight token of their gratitude to the defenders of their homes and firesides.