Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
August 14, 1861
For the Hillsborough Recorder
August 9th, 1861
MR. HEARTT:--The ladies in the
Southwest corner of Orange
and Southeast corner of Alamance met Aug. 2nd., and organized a
“Soldiers’ Relief Society,” electing the following officers, viz:
Rachel Morrow, President,
Mrs. Nancy Crawford, Vice Pres’t,
Mrs. E. A. Bingham, Cor. Sec’y,
Mrs. Owen Bingham, Rec. Sec’y,
Miss Helen C. Long, Treasurer
Martha Morrow, Miss Bettie Morrow,
James, Miss Mag. Crawford,
Caroline Oldham, Miss.
Miss. Mag. Long, Mrs. O.
the result of one week’s activity, they send to the Railroad to-day, through
their “committee to forward articles,” viz S. S. Webb and H. M. C. Strowd, a
box of all manner of hospital stores for the sick soldiers at Yorktown, to the
cash value of $100, together with some money, which they think can be more
profitably expended in certain articles there.
Allow an old man, a looker on, to request you to notice this in the
Recorder, to the end that the ladies in every neighborhood in the two counties
may be encouraged to like acts of energetic sympathy and female patriotism.
S. It is suggested by some of the knowing ones that the value of the box is
rated much too low.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]