Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
July 17, 1861
Chapel Hill, N. C., July 15, 1861
D.[unreadable phrase] I herewith send you an acknowledgement of thanks from our
boys at Yorktown, to the ladies of this
community, for their many acts of patriotic kindness since their entrance into
they are Orange boys, please insert the
accompanying article in your paper, and send bill to me.
To the Ladies of Chapel
We have been appointed a
committee on the part of the Orange Light Infantry, to return their grateful
thanks for your many acts of kindness to them.
Your gifts are most acceptable, and we received them with additional
gratification, when we recollect that they come from those so dear to us by natural
ties and the kind associations of the past.
The thought that it is for you we are serving, that our efforts may,
under God, keep a cruel foe from our happy homes, reconciles us to all the
hardships we may be called upon to endure.
While here we will not murmur, but will strive to do our duty to the
uttermost. But our hearts ever turn with
eager longings to our quiet little town, where we are blessed with your
presence, and we will most gladly welcome the day when we can, with honor, go
back to the arms we have left.
Ladies, we tender you, in behalf of our company, our heartfelt thanks, and are
B. SAUNDERS, Com.
H. McDADE, Com.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]