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Margaret Tinkham Peabody Transcript

(Box 13, Folder November 1-5, 1861)

To the Governor of the State of Maine,

Dear Sir,

The ladies of the town of Eastport have already responded to the call for aid for our soldiers in sending articles of clothing and comfort. Among other things, we have collected from the families in our midst about 200 pairs of woolen socks, but we are ready to do more - there are many women among us who would gladly give their labor, if materials were provided for them. We have been led to suppose that the Government would furnish yarn for those who would convert it into socks and mittens; if this is the case, sufficient for 100 pairs of socks, would be thus used and sent speedily by us to Washington.

If we are mistaken in thus applying for material, you will, of course, rectify our error.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Geo. A. Peabody,

Sec. of Soldiers Aid Association.

Eastport. Nov. 4 th 1861.