From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/15/1861 , p. 2
Acknowledgment of Contributions.
To the Editors of the Dispatch: - Will you permit me, through your columns, to return my sincere thanks for the valuable contributions placed in my hands for the benefit of the Alabama Hospital and of our troops in service: From Mobile, Ala., through the Hon. R. H. Smith, $500; Baptist Church, Tuskegee, $103.50; Mobile Military Aid Society, $203 and 4 boxes; Gen. Fair, $50; from ___ W. B. S. Gilmer, of Chambers county, through Hon. W. P. Chilton, $160; from Alabama, through Hon. T. L. M. Curry, $140; [other contributors not transcribed] Will not all the Confederate States unite and form one general society and hospital depot for the benefit of our suffering soldiers?
Mrs. A. F. Hopkins