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Hospital supplies for the Army of the Northwest.

Staunton, Aug. 13, 1861.
The ladies of the ‘"Hospital Relief Association"’ of this place, have undertaken the work of collecting and distributing hospital supplies for the army of the Northwest. Staunton being at present a prominent military centre, and a starting place for supplies and reinforcements, it is thought important to establish here at once a depository for whatever is needed by the sick and wounded. There are already many of these among us, and beyond us, and their number may at any time be largely increased. Our sick soldiers are suffering for lack of comforts, which we know their friends at a distance, and the benevolent generally, would be glad to furnish.

We would, therefore, invite donations of such articles as old sheets, pillows and pillowcases, blankets, slippers, socks, under clothing, rice, barley, tea, sugar, corn-starch, lime-juice, grist, medicines, bandages, lint, flax-seed, arrow-root, brandy, wine, jellies, &c.

Also, money to purchase materials and pay transportation expenses. The ladies of the Association engage to distribute with the utmost care whatever may be committed to their trust, so that there may be no danger of waste or misappropriation.

Boxes, packages, or letters, may be sent to their agent, Rev. Wm. E. Baker, Staunton, Va.

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