Vienna, Jan. 20th / 64.
Miss Mary B. Brayton,
Your notice or rather the notice from your Com. of Arrangements, reached me last mail, but did not have time then to attend to it, but answer now to say that if you will send the blanks we will do all in our power to forward so good a cause. Have become engaged in teaching for some time and can not devote the time I would like to to the war but will see that all is done that can be done.
Truly yours, Helen L. Betts, Sec.
By request of Mrs. Williams
Transcription from original letter, United States Sanitary Commission, Cleveland Branch (Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio) Records, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.