History of the Brooklyn and Long Island Fair, Febr. 22, 1864 Volume 1

History of the Brooklyn and Long Island Fair, Febr. 22, 1864 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...J. B. Wickersham, George Wildey, Hiram M. Warren, .Stedman Wright, Major R. ( . Ward.- Y J. T. Yeoman. Z J. L. Zabriskie, M. D. In the terrible conflict now being waged for the preservation of our Government and Nationality, everything belonging to our personal, social, and political welfare is at stake, and the brave and gallant men in arms are perilling their lives, and giving up the comfort and joy of their homes, in our stead. They fight these hard battles for uS They endure these severe exposures for us. They are wasting away in the filth and starvation of Rebel prisons for us. And, when stricken down by the diseases of the camp, or wounded and maimed in the field, they have a right, sanctioned by every patriotic and humane consideration, toexpeet the Nation to come to their succor. The I . S. SANITARY COMMISSION, by its most disinterested and gratuitous labors, has proved itself the wise, prompt, faithful, reliable, and suificient agent of the Nation in this regard; and, therefore, by a FAIR, to b e opened on the birth-day of the Father of his Country, the 22d of February next, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, we purpose and confidently expect to secure from the City, and the entire Island, a contribution of at least One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars to its Treasury. The inspiring example of other ( ities--Chicago, Boston, Cincinnati--shou1d excite among us an honorable emulation. Let it be seen that in this great national crisis, we are at least as generous, self-sacrificing, and resolved, as the foremost of them. This enterprise has been undertaken at the instance of the Woman's Relief Association, and the War F1md Committee, of this City. As an earnest of the spirit which has prompted it and will...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623118
  • 9781236623119