Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
July 17, 1861
AID SOCIETY OF HILLSBOROUGH
appeal has been made to the women of the South to the Hospital Stores of our
army, such articles of convenience and comfort as are not supplied by the
Government, many of which are not to be bought at all for money, and can only
be supplied by private contribution.
Ladies of Hillsborough have promptly responded to this appeal, by sending
forward this morning a goodly supply of such things. And in order to act with system and
regularity in the good cause, a preliminary meeting of the ladies, at which
forty were present, was held on Monday evening last, for the purpose of forming
a permanent society.
might have been expected, patriotic enthusiasm ruled the meeting. Nothing can better cheer the heart of the
patriotic and nerve the arm of the soldier, than the noble spirit of devotion
to our just and holy cause, which is universally exhibited by the women of the
will decree that the sick or wounded soldier, far away from friends or family,
shall, as far as possible, not want for those things which would be supplied to
him in a sick chamber at his own home.
take the liberty to suggest that the names of the officers of this society should
be published, that persons who are so disposed, may send in their contributions
to them. A list also of the articles
needed should be published.
God speed this good and glorious work!
Every woman can and ought to do her best in it. Similar societies should be formed in every
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]