Letter, Vienna Soldiers' Aid Society to Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio, Cleveland, June 26, 1862

Vienna, June 26th, /62
Miss May C. Brayton,

Dear Madam, You will please recieve [sic] accompanying this a box containing the following articles; 8 pillows, 7 quilts, 5 hospital shirts, 5 pair pillow cases, 1 pair socks, 14 yds bandage, 1 abdominal bandage, 14 pinballs, 3 lbs. lint, 2 1/2 lbs. currants, 10 magazines, 10 handbills, 18 tracts, 1 doz. copies N.Y. Independent, 1 doz. copies N.Y. Observer.

Although our society is a small our offering too and our means limited, still those who do give give cheerfully, and many cannot [missing line] petitions [missing] who [missing]-ing for us, that a generous spirit may be put into many more hearts that they too may help in the course we are trying to forward.

I wish our boxes were worth more they would be if I could draw the purse strings to a richer purse, so they would.

Your willing helper,
Helen L. Betts, Sec.


Transcription from original letter, United States Sanitary Commission, Cleveland Branch (Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio) Records, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.