Vienna, August 28th 1862
Miss Mary C. Brayton Sec.
Please receive soon box containing these articles vis. 4 quilts, 16 sheets, 22 linen towels, 7 pillow covers, 4 pair drawers, 1 pair white pants, 2 pair sheets, 2 1/2 lbs linen, 84 yds bandage, 1 pair mittens, 1 pair slippers, 1 pin ball, 1 linen coat. The mittens have been in the soc. for some time and we send them thinking when the time comes they will be useful.
I expect to go soon to Tallmadge to school and so can no longer fulfill the duties of Sec. but you and our worthy cause will neither be forgotten.
truly yours, Helen L. Betts
Transcription from original letter, United States Sanitary Commission, Cleveland Branch (Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio) Records, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.