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Context of U.S. Sanitary Commission. : The Sanitary Commission, believing it due to the country which so generously supports it, that it continue its care over her returning soldiers, till they reach their homes, and that judiciously devised aid should be systematically extended to them ... propose to extend the benefits of its special relief service to points remote from the scene of active military operations, through the co-operation of its branch organizations. The associate members, resident in this city, sympathizing in this purpose, at a meeting held on March 9th last, appointed the undersigned an executive and branch treasury committee, with especial reference to such local service as may be necessary here .., (electronic resource)
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