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*m'*h vice is to dcclino it.
When the blossoms and leaves of a woman's
beauty fall, we discover her defects, as we behold
raven's nests in the trees in winter.
A man's nature rises either to herbs or weeds,
therefore let him seasonably water the one and
destroy the other.
When thou art buying a horse or choosing a
wife, shut thine eyes and commend thyself to
Nothing helps a soul, when beating on the
shoals of misanthropy, as much as tho sunshine
of one warm, loving nature.-
A weak mind sinks Under prosperity, as well
as under adversity. A strong and deep one has
two highest tides, when the moon is at the full,
and when there is no moon.
Remember that every person, however low,
has rights and feelings. In all contentions, let
peace be rather your object, than triumph ; value
triumph only as the means of peace.
Joy is heightened by exultant strains of music,
but grief is ceased only by low tones. A sweet,
sad measure is the balm of a wounded spirit.—
Music lightens toil. The sailor pulls more cheer
ily for his song. .
ABE HELD IN THE
Chapel of the Christian Commission,
1 Prayer Meeting every morning, at 9 o clock.
2 Bible Class every afternoon, at 2 o clock.
3 - Preaching every evening in the week, at 00 ciook,
with the exception of Wednesday and Saturclayeyen
ln«s- on the former a Temperance Meeting Is liem, on
the latter a Conference Meeting.
SERVICES ON THE SABBATH :
1 Prayer Meeting at 9 o'clock, A. M. 2. Preaching at
WA o'clock, A. M. 3. Also, at 6 o'clock, P. M.
N. B.—All are cordially Invited to attend.
tf-vIVINE SERVICE _ _ „
I) lb held in the Hospital Dining Room every Sun
day at 2o'clock, P. M. Soldiers In the hospital and
ftlAtaJ'fiwtaffl for Wnsfttofltott.
Lodge No. 4, 389 H street, between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth streets. 1 „i- _. . „ ~,.„......
The "Home," 374 North Capitol street, one square
,r pavml«ter General, 211 F street, near Fifteenth st
Transportation Office, 209 Q street, above Eighteenth
"commutation of Rations, 450 C street, naar Balti
more and Ohio Railroad Depot. „,„♦-,„ »n
Second Auditor, Winder's Building, Seventeenth ,
Adjutant General's Office, near Depot, corner of 1
Director's Office, No. 538, Fourteenth street,
between G street and New York Avenue.
DISCHARGE PAY OFFICE,
Ho. »8» H St. Morth, Near l»th St. West,
-WASHINGTON, D. C.
L T THIS OFFICE ALL ENLISTED VOLUNTEERS
\ Discharged from the U. S. Army make a final set
tlement of their accounts, whether discharged to ac
ceptpromotion, re-enlist as Veteran Volunteers, or on
business at this office are ear-
Qe*tly requested to present their claims personally,
andl not put thorn into the hands of claim AGENTS, as
mcv are attended to promptly and always take prece
dence to claims presented by those agents. I
Maj. D. TAxlAJtv,
March 16,1864.] Paymaster VT. S. A., in Charge.
Was constituted by the Secretary of War in June
im ml accordance with the recommendation of te
suntoon General of the U. S. Army, and its appoii t- !
mtmt and plan of organization were approved b> the
»>rewident of the United States.
H. W. Bellows, D. D., President
A. D. Bache, LL. D„ Vice President.
J Foster Jenkins, General Secretary, New 1 ork.
j" 11. DoughvK, Associate Secretary, Washington. '
wit? 0 * 8 "•
w in. /\. iiuvey,
The Sanitary Commission has mado arrangements
for supplying information gratuitously, with regard to
patients in all the United States General Hospitals.
For information, relative to patients in the Hospi
tals in New York, New Jersey, the New England
States, Eastern Virginia, Maryland, District of Colum
bia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Ixju
isiana, address " Office of Sauitaiy Commission, Wash
ington, D. C." , J] ..««,
For the Hospitals in Pennsylvania, address Office
of Sanitary Commission, No. 1307 Chestnut St., Pliila
-1 Vor the Hospitals in Western Virginia, Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, Missouri, lowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missis
sippi, and Arkansas, address" " Office Sanitary Com
mission, Louisville, Ky."
In all cases the name, rank, company and regiment
1 of the person enquired for should be given, and where
he was when last heard from. If the application is by
letter, the answer will be sent by return of mall; if
in person, it will be answered at once; orif by tele
graph, an answer wtll be returned Immediately at the
inquirer's expense. ,
**- Soldiers' Aid Societies, clergymen, editors and
others, can scarcely serve the cause of humanity more
effectually than by freqently and widely dissemina
ting a knowledge of the above among those who have
friends in the army.
The Sanitary Commission, under special authority
of the President of the United States, maintains an ex
tensive system of agencies for securing the safe con
veyance to, and distribution of, goods put in its charge
for the sick and wounded at .points where they are
most wanted. It operates with equal care and gen
erosity at all points—at New Orleans-ahd at Washing
ton before Charleston and at Chattanooga—its distri
butions being governed by a comparison of the wants
of the patients in all cases. The following is a list of
depots, to which auxiliary societies, and all disposed
to aid the sick and wounded, without reference to
I States or localities, but simply to their relative neces
sity for assistance, are invited to send their offerings:
DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST.
CENTRAL, DEPOTS OF COLLECTION.
U. S. Sanitary Commission, No. 18,. West street, Bos
°u! S. Sanitary Commission, No. 11 Cooper Union,
U.S. Sanitary Commission, State House, New Ha-
V *U.' S.°Saiiitary Commission, No. 1307 Chestnut street,
. DEPOTS OF DISTRIDUTION.
U. S. Sanitary Commission, No. 244' F street, Wash
™fs S. Sanitary Commfssfon, Camp Distribution, Va. j
U. 8. Sanitary Commission, No. 46 South Sharp St.,
U S Sanitary Commission, Harper's Ferry, Va.
U' 8 Sanitary Commission, Annapolis, Md.
U S Sanitary Commission, Camp Parole, Md.
U 8 Sanitary Commission, Norfolk, Va.
U 8. Sanitary Commission, City Point, Va.
U. 8. Sanltarv Commission, Newberne, N. C.
U 8. Sanitary Commission, Beaufort, S. C.
IT 8. Sanitary Commission, New Orleans, La.
Temporary depots for distribution are established
from time to time as necessities of the service require.
DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST.
CENTRAL DEPOTS OF COLLECTION.
U. 8. Sanitary Commission, corner Vine %m\ Sixth
streets, Cincinnati, O. „«.«,•', * R .i
U. S. Sanitary Commtsston, No; 95 Bank street, Cleve- ]
%}. S. Sanitary Commission, No. 06 Madison street,
U. 8. Sanitary Commission, No. 2 Adam's Block,
liuflitlo New York.
U. S.'Sanitary Commission, No. 59 Fourth street,
U. S. U Sanitary'Commission, No. 32 Lamed street, De
U. 8. Sanitary Commission. Columbus, Ohio.
U. S. Sanitary Commission, Fifth street, Louisville,
I The Commission receives no pecuniary aid whatever |
from the Government, and is wholly dependent on
1 the voluntary contributions of the public for the
means of sustaining its operations. Contributions to
the TreasuiV are solicited, and may be transmitted to
Ooorgo T. Stiong, Esq., Treasurer, 68 Wall street, N. Y.
SPECIAL REL.IEF DEPARTMENT.
F N. Knapp, General Sup't. Washington, D. C.
J. B. Abbott, Chief Assistant, "
| Special Relief Office, No. 389 H street, Washington,
D. C., where asststance is rendered In procuring Pay.
Pensions, Bounty, Prize Money, and arrears of I ay
j and Bounty, and fn various other ways.
Home for WWm, Mothers and Children of Soldiers
SJ4 N. Capitol st., Washington, D. C.
Lodge No. 4, for discharged soldiers, No. 389 H street.
I Washington. D. C.
Lodge No. 6, near terminus of Washington and Alex
andria R. lv. Maryland Avenue, Washington, D. C.
Lodge No. 6, near Steamboat Landing, Sixth streeU
Washington, D. C. • \
Alexandria Lodge, near terminus of Orango ani
Alexandria R. R. Alexandria, Va.
The Home, Baltimore, Md.
Home for Wives, Mothers and Children of Soldiers.
I Annapolis, Md.
Soldiers' Lodge, Harrisburg, Pa.
Special Relief Office, New Orleans, La.-
The Home, New Orleans, La.
Special Relief Office, 1307 Chestnut St. Philadelphia,
Soldiers' Rest, Buffalo, Exchange street, opposite It
Between Louisville and Chattanooga—Dr. J. P. Bar
mini, Surgeon tn charge.
I James River—Elizabeth.
DEPARTMENT OF "SPECIAL RELIEF,'
So. »89 11 Street,
Between Thirteenth and Fourteenth Sts., South Skit.
WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.
§ O B. 0 I B. It S i "i l> ft KAW t. >
Can, at the above office, have the necessary paper* #*.
made out, correspondence attended to, and
ALL NEEDED ASSISTANCE FURNISHF.D
IN REOAKD TO PROCURING
OF PAY AND BOUNTY WITHOUT CHARGE
This work is done by men of ample experience, pos
sessing all needed facilities. If sick or wounded, and
unable to apply in person, send your name and ad
dress, with a statement whether you wish to make an
application for a pension, or want assistance in col
lecting your pay, to the above Office, and the Agent
will visit you- and transact your business without
N. B. Each applicant for a pension should bring
with him two persons able to make oath that they be
lieve he is the person he represents himself to be.
FOOD AND LODGING
Are provided at the same place for all men on sick
leave, and to discharged soldiers ou their way from
I the army to their homes,
FREE OF EXPENSE.
Any needed aid will be provided likewise, without
charge, on applying in
At No. 46", South Sharp Street,
At No. 1307, Chestnut Street.
J. B, ABBOTf,
Chief Assistant, "Special Relief" Department.
Directory of Hospital*.
Information furnished regarding location aad con
dition of patients in the United States Army OwieraT
I Hospitals. Address
SANITARY COMMISSION, _
WASHINGTON, l>. C.
I Any further tnformation concerning the assistance
rendered by the Unttod States Sanitary Commtßsicn
can be obtained from its Hospital Visitors.
Discharged soldiers- disabled by wounds, or diseas<v .
contracted In the service, are entitled to pensions. «#
According to Act of Congress, Sec. 5, passed July 2J,
1861, and Act No. 63, March 3, 1863, 2 years' men, who
: have served 23 month, 3 years' men, who have served
2 years, and 2 and 3 years' men, discharged by reason
of wounds received in action, aro entitled to $1W
I bounty. *P*