Notice to Chicago Colleges, Seminaries, and Private Schools, Pamphlet

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The North-western Sanitary Commission have decided to hold a Fair in the city of Chicago, to commence on the 30th day of May, 1865. It is designed to make this effort one which shall be worthy of the section of country which it represents, and of the noble cause for which it is inaugurated. To secure entire success it is desired to enlist the active sympathy and co-operation of every class and calling.

The undersigned have been appointed a Committee to solicit aid from Colleges, Seminaries and Private Schools of the Northwest. The lofty and self-sacrificing patriotism which these Institutions have hitherto displayed, is a sufficient pledge that they will not now be deaf to the calls for succor which come to them from every battle field, camp and hospital in our land.

CHICAGO, APRIL, 12TH, 1865. TO THE OFFICERS & PUPILS OF THE Colleges, Seminaries and Private Schools OF THE NORTHWEST.

The Northwestern Sanitary Commission have decided to hold a Fair in the city of Chicago, to
commence on the 30th day of May, 1865. It is designed to make this effort one which shall be worthy
of the section of country which it represents, and of the noble cause for which it is inaugurated. To
secure entire success it is desired to enlist the active sympathy and co-operation of every class and
calling.

The undersigned have been appointed a Committee to solicit aid from Colleges, Seminaries and
Private Schools of the Northwest. The lofty and self-sacrificing patriotism which these Institutions
have hitherto displayed, is a sufficient pledge that they will not now be deaf to the calls for succor
which come to them from every battle field, camp and hospital in our land.

We would respectfully ask you to organize measures as soon as practicable, to give a generous
support to the Fair. You own judgment will dictate the most efficient course. Contributions can be
made in money, or in articles which can be rendered available to the purposes of the Commission.
Let the good work be urged forward with promptness and energy, and we shall have the satisfaction
of knowing that we have aided largely in mitigating the sufferings of the heroic defenders of our
Nationality.

All articles designed for this department of the Fair should be plainly marked
College and Private School Department of Sanitary Fair, N. W. SANITARY COMMISSION, 66 Madison
Street, Chicago .

At the time of shipment a letter of notification should be sent to E. W. Blatchford, Esq., or to the
Chairman of the undersigned Committee, containing a bill of shipment and invoice of the package;
its receipt will be immediately acknowledged by letter.

COMMITTEE.

For Chicago, Rev. J. C.BURROUGHS, D. D., Chairman.
“ Z. GROVER.
“ W. D. PALMER.

For Illinois, Prof. R. C. CRAMPTON, Jacksonville.

For Wisconsin, Pres. R. W. MASON, Appleton.

For Michigan, Pres. J. M. GREGORY, Kalamazoo.

For Iowa, Rev. Pres. G. F. MAGOUN, Grinnell.

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Northwestern Sanitary Commission. 1965. Chicago, April 12th, 1865. To the officers & pupils of the colleges, seminaries and private schools of the Northwest. The North-western sanitary commission have decided to hold a fair in the City of Chicago, to commence on the 30th day of May, 1. Memo. Chicago: Northwestern Sanitary Commission. Printed Ephemera Collection. https://www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.01800800/

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