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PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION

sands of the truest and noblest sons of the entire Confederacy. It is from this consideration that I have made the appropriation designated.

When the duty assumed by the ladies of Virginia shall have been fulfilled, it will carry consolation to the hearts of the many mourning mothers and widows in the savannahs of the South, as well as upon the far distant plains of Texas, whose hearts will yearn with gratitude towards their noble sisters of the grand old State—grand even in her misfortunes.

J.A. EARLY.
Toronto, February 1st, 1867.