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United-States Sanitary Commission.
N. E. WOMEN’S AUXILIARY ASSOCIATION,
No. 18, WEST STREET,
Boston, Sept 15th 1864
Dear Miss Wilson,
We have the pleasure of
acknowledging the two kegs, mentioned
in your letter which was duly received
but the barrel you mention has not yet
arrived, but no doubt will & as soon
as it comes will be acknowledged.
The Pickles are very acceptable & we
shall be glad of any contributions that
add to the comfort of our poor brothers
in the army --
You mention having a quantity
of Lint - We shall be glad of what
you have although we do not recom-
mend much to be made as the call
is much less than formerly. Will you
thank all those who assisted in collecting
the articles received & believe us
yours gratefully & truly. (Mrs) S E Hooper
Exec Com. Over
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Shortly after the Civil War began, volunteer women's associations throughout the North formed in order to provide for the needs of soldiers at the front. The New England Auxiliary Association, a regional branch of the United States Sanitary Commission, included women from virtually every town in Massachusetts. This letter, written late in the war to either Elizabeth or Fanny Wilson of Deerfield, acknowledges the receipt of pickles and lint that would be used for dressing wounds. The yarn referred to in the letter would have been knit into scarves or sweaters.
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Thank you letter from Mrs. Hooper to Miss Wilson for supplies for Civil War soldiers
| author Mrs. S. E. Hooper
| date Sep 15, 1864
| location Boston, Massachusetts
| height 8.25"
| width 5.0"
| process/materials manuscript, paper, ink
| item type Personal Documents/Letter
| accession # #L00.040
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