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Relief For Wounded Soldiers

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A meeting of our citizens was held on Friday evening last, and was largely atteuded, to take measures to extend " aid and comfort" to our soldiers wouuded in ,he recent battles in Pennsylvania. Mayor Wells presided, and Capt. R. J. Barry officiated as Secretary. ïbe meeting was addressed by Rev. J. M. Gregory, Dr. Tappan, Ghaplain Day, Dr. Palmer, Chas. Tripp Esq., and Mr. Coates. Announcement was made tbat a resolution had been adopted at a meeting of the Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society, held that day, appropriating $100 in aid of the object of the mcetiug, and sueh supplies as they could get in readinoss before the committee niitrht leave. Messrs. S. Abel, E. Lawronce, Wm. S. Maynard, P. Bach, and John T. Swathel were appointed a committee to solicit subscriptions, and Messrs. Smith Botsford, I. S. Pierson, Rev. J. M. Gregory, and. Jacob Vanderwarker, a committee to visit the late battle fields, and the hospitals towliich the wounded soldiers havejíeen removed, and administer relief to our gallant wounded soldiers. The subsoriptions were liberally sub scribed, and the next day were increased to $1,000. On Monday Rev. J. M. Gregory, Smith Botsford, and N. (J. Goodale left for Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Gettysburg, &c, and will personally supply the needs of the wounded Michigan boys, and especially those who hail f rom Washtenaw County. JC3S" very destruotive fire ooeurred at Eay City on Sunday last, consuming nearly three entire blooks. About twenty-five buildings with contents, inoluding large quantities of mercliaudise, household gjods, etc, were burned at Grand llapids on the 9th inst. Four private dwellings werc destroyed, one of them being the beautiful residence of ïïenry Grinnell, Esq,


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