From the Richmond Enquirer, 6/26/1863
RICHMOND, VA., JUNE
WINDER HOSPITAL, FIRST DIVISION – The officers and attendants of this division
having held a meeting for the purpose of organizing a Library Association for
the benefit of the sick and wounded of this hospital believing that such an
organization would be highly beneficial to the suffering soldiers in their
charge, passed the following resolution:
1. Resolved, That the President
of this meeting have published in the different newspapers of this city,
requesting the friends of the sick and wounded soldiers to read books, both
religious and literary, to facilitate us in said object, hoping that all friends
desiring to do so will forward to the librarian the numerous valuable books
laying waste about their houses.
2. Resolved, That our sincere
thanks shall be returned to all those who shall have manifested such an interest
in the promotion of our cause, feeling confident that, through our patriotic
ladies, our library will be filled.
3. Resolved, That persons wishing
to contribute books, magazines, pamphlets, tracts, papers or reading matter of
any description, will please address either of the following officers:
J. G. DUDLY, M. D., Surgeon in charge, Hon President; HORACE NELSON, M. D.,
President; G. S. SEYMORE, D. C. S., Vice President; LUKE L. NEW, Librarian; W.
C. RICHARDSON, Secretary.
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