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William Knowlton Transcript
Lewiston Daily Evening Journal
Lewiston Light Infantry
At a meeting of the above Corp. held at their Armory, on Monday evening 22nd inst.- Capt. N J. Jackson occupying the chair: - the following communication was presented by Lieut. Knowlton:
“To the officers and members of Lewiston Light Infantry, Gentleman: -
In this hour of peril while the black clouds of despotism hover over our beloved country, threatening to shut out forever the glorious light of Liberty, we, the ladies of No. 2 Weaving Room Bates Corporation, as true patriots, devoted to the interests and welfare of our country, feel called upon loudly, to aid and encourage you in the noble enterprise you have undertaken. Accept then this small sum, tendered with hearts inspired by the love of Freedom. May you go forth in battle with all the courage and ardor of the Heroes of the Revolution, who are even now calling to you loudly from their graves to defend and protect that country whose liberty was purchased at so great a sacrifice; and while you are absent from us, our prayers shall ascend in unison to Heaven, and blend at the throne of the Great God of Liberty and Right, and He may prosper you and return each on of you to your homes, families and friends, which you are so soon to leave, all victorious, wearing upon your brows laurels of Fame; and with open hearts and outstretched arms we will joyfully receive you as deliverers of our Nation. We bid each one of you God-speed.”
It was voted that the thanks of this Corps be presented through the Press to the ladies of Bates No. Weaving Rooms for the generous sum of seventy-eight dollars and eleven cents, presented through S.H. Garcelon, Esq.
It was also voted that the thanks of this Corps be presented through the same source to George Webb, Esq., for the present of five dollars.
C.C. Thing, Clerk.
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