Bygones of Monroe:
The Concert At The Seminary—Gray Sock Society
The Concert at the Seminary on Thursday evening last under the direction of Prof. Zues was a very pleasant affair. The hall was well filled, and the music was excellent; some of it particularly so. We understand that the sum of twenty-three dollars was realized, which has been expended for stocking yarn. A society for knitting socks and mittens for the soldiers has been organized, and will meet once a week for that purpose. The first meeting, to effect an organization, was held at Mrs. Mannings on Monday evening. The proceedings of the meeting have been furnished us by the Secretary:
Mr. Editor: At a meeting of the Ladies of Monroe held at Mrs. Mannings on Monday evening, Nov. 11th , a society for Knitting, for the soldiers was organized, call the “Gray Sock Society.” Miss Griswold was called to the chair, and the following ladies were elected:
Vice President—Mrs. E. J. Boyd
Secretary—Mrs. L. W. Noble
Recording Secretary—Miss G. Mannning
Advisory Committee—Mrs. Aldrich, Mrs. Frank Clark, Mrs. Parker, Miss A. Spaulding,
Mrs. Hammond, Mrs. C. Johnson
The yarn was purchased with the money realized by the sale of tickets at the Concert given by Prof. Zues, at the Seminary on Thursday last. Ladies are requested to bring their knitting needles at the next meeting which will be held at the house of Mrs. D.A. Noble on Monday evening Nov. 18th at 7 o’clock. All are invited to attend.
Donations in yarn and socks are requested.
L.W. Noble Secretary
(Monroe Commercial, November 14, 1861, Page 3, Column 1)