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    Anonymous [Attributed to Katherine Prescott Wormeley]. The United States Sanitary Commission. A Sketch of Its Purposes and Its Work. Compiled From Documents and Private Papers. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1863. First edition. Very good condition.

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    First edition. Octavo. xiii, 299 pages. Original brown cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Boards worn, sunned at the spine, with a few scattered soiled spots. Contents tight and in very good condition.

    The United States Sanitary Commission was an official agency of the government, created by legislation signed by President Lincoln on June 18, 1861, to coordinate the volunteer efforts of women who wanted to contribute to the war effort of the Union states during the Civil War.

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