Co., Iowa July 9, 1900
To the G. A. R. Posts
of the State of Iowa
Dear Comrades and Brothers - On the night of June 1st, 1899, our
Post Hall with all its contents, was completely destroyed by fire
without any insurance, and when the comrades surveyed our condition,
it seemed we must surrender and disband. But by being encouraged and
reinforced by the little band of the Women's
Relief Corps we
continued the battle, but in a feeble way, up to the present, by
holding our meetings in a school house. But recently, the W.R. C.
ladies have concluded to try to build a hall, or help to for the
Post and the W.R.C. So now in order to assist them and make it a
success, our Post has resolved to ask the various Posts of the State
for a little help. Our town is a small inland village of about 200
and our Post is quite poor and very much discouraged, and will be
compelled to disband if we cannot have a place to meet. But if you
can lend a helping hand, comrades, we would humbly, but respectfully
ask your Post to send us from one to ten dollars, as you may feel
able to do, and thereby save us from disbanding, for which we will
feel very thankful.
S. W. Cook.
J. H. Mack, Adjt of J.
D. Craven Post No. 198, Macksburg, Iowa
P.S. - You can send your
contribution to S. W. Cook, Commander, Macksburg, Iowa
SIOUX CITY, IOWA, July
Permission is herby granted to J. D. Craven Post No. 198, G. A. R.,
Macksburg, Iowa, to solicit aid from Posts in this jurisdiction.
This is indeed a worthy object, and I trust liberal contributions
will be made.
M. B. DAVIS, Department