Responding to an inquiry from the Sanitary Commission, an unidentified writer explains how and why the Buxton-Hollis Soldiers' Aide Society was organized and how it functioned during the Civil War.
The writer likely was Martha Usher Osgood of Hollis, one of the founders of the organization.
In answer to a question, she wrote, "We were always received with civility though many families and those among the most wealthy declined to aid us in any way."
The document is a draft of the one sent to "Mrs. D. M. Rea."
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