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The well-to-do women of Springfield, Illinois form a "Loyal Ladies League"

Springfield, Illinois, central area, 1867
05/13/1863
The Springfield Loyal Ladies League was formed at a large meeting held in the Second Presbyterian Church in the city. A constitution was agreed and more than two hundred and fifty women signed a pledge of membership.  The gathering elected Mrs. S.H. Melvin as president of the new group, with Mrs. John Williams and Mrs. James C. Conkling as vice-presidents.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Springfield Letter: Special Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune," Chicago Tribune, May 16, 1863, p. 2. 

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