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Context of State Sanitary Bureau. : State of Illinois, Executive Department, Springfield, August 20, 1862. To the people of Illinois: Fellow citizens: My attention has been called, more particularly during the past few weeks, to the sanitary condition of our soldiers in camp and hospitals. Although the general health of our army in the South has very much improved since last spring, the sick and well are alike in need of fresh vegetables, fruits, and those articles of food which cannot be obtained in the states in which they are quartered, but of which we at home have a great abundance. ... I therefore appeal to one and all ... to contribute of their stores, liberally and continuously. ..
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