Cemetery cleanup

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Cemetery cleanup - WORK AT THE CEMETERY. In response to the call...
WORK AT THE CEMETERY. In response to the call made upon them by the ladies composing the Cemetery Committee, the gentlemen turned out well on last Saturday to work upon the soldiers' graves. They work:ed work:ed with spirit and energy, and did an amount iof labor that was astonishing to all who were present. Most of them was wholly unaccus; unaccus; tomed to manual labor, particularly of the kind j which had to be done on that occasion, and, as a consequence, had their hands blistered. — There were but few gentlemen from the country country presmt on last Saturday, and the engagements engagements of many in the town were such that they could not, as they desired, attend. They hope to be able to do so, on Thursday week, when it is proposed to work again at the Cemetery, and iat which time it is hoped that many from the country will unite with the citizens of the town in this "labor of love." I The ladies of the Committee request us to express their thanks to Rev. Mr. Lawson, Mr. Rozelle, and other colored persons for the part they performed at the Cemetery on Saturday last. We have been requested by the ladies of the Committee, representing the expressed wishes of the gentlemen, to invite the ladies and gentlemen gentlemen to assemble at the lecture room of the Lutheran Church, on Saturday next, June 16th, at 8 o'clock P. M., for the purpose of organizing for the work of the Thursday following. A full attendance desired.

Clipped from Staunton Spectator12 Jun 1866, TuePage 3

Staunton Spectator (Staunton, Virginia)12 Jun 1866, TuePage 3
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