Sept. 4, 1861
soldiers—Sheriff Jones acknowledges the following contributions:
Mrs. F. C. P.
Hill, four blankets; Mrs. Col. H. Bagley, two blankets; Mrs. E. & Wm. S. Strudwick, four blankets and five pair of socks; Mrs. H. N.
Brown, two blankets; Mrs. C. C. Strowd, four
blankets; Mrs. James Webb, two blankets; Mrs. Thomas Webb, one blanket; Mrs.
Samuel F. Phillips, one blanket.
The ladies of
Hillsborough and vicinity have been liberal in their contributions for the comfort
of the soldiers who have been engaged in the service of their country, and
several large boxes containing their gifts have been forwarded to Yorktown, Manassas, and other places. The
estimated value of the first box sent was over three hundred dollars, and five
other boxes have since been forwarded.
They have not yet closed their efforts, and their hearts are still open
and their hands busy in preparing other things to follow.
by Sharon Strout]