From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/11/1861, p. 3, c. 1
Employed in a Good Work.
The Hon. Hines Holt, of
Columbus, Ga., has been in Richmond for
a week or ten days, devoting his exclusive attention to the wants and comforts
of the sick of his own state. He yesterday, in company with Vice President
Stephens, visited the Georgia Hospital, and speaks in the most glowing and
exalted terms of the system and humanity with which they are conducted. If
Georgia’s favorite son, Mr. Stephens, had done nothing else, his devotion to
this God-like work entitles him to the admiration and gratitude of the people.
He not only visits daily the hospitals, but the couch of every patient, and with
pencil and paper in hand, notes their condition and wants, and sees to it that
all is done to alleviate the one and supply the other. Distinguished as have
been his services in other departments, in this will be found, when history
shall make up his record, the crowning act of his fame.
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