At a regular meeting of the Scott County Solders’ Relief Association, at Le Claire Hall, May 5, 1862, H. Price, Esq., in the chair, the following letter to the committee on establishing a hospital was read:
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES FORCES,
CAIRO, Ill., April 24th, 1862.
MESSRS. GIFFORD AND PUTNAM, Davenport Iowa –
GENTS: I respectfully direct your attention to my letter of the 20th, in which I stated that I had referred the matter to Col. I. C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant General Headquarters Department for the Mississippi, who has replied as follows:
“Such hospital arrangements have been made at St. Louis and on the Ohio, as to render it unnecessary to establish hospitals at Davenport, at least for the present,
I. C. KELTON, A. A. G.
DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI, April 22, ’62.”
Thus you see I have no control of the matter, and should it be necessary to establish a hospital at Davenport, I will confer with you.
WM. K. STRONG, Brig. Gen. Com.,
Per. A. H. HOLT, Lt. and A. D. C.
The Treasure reported whole amount of contributions received $903.61; expended $325.65; money on hand $577.96.
On motion it was
Resolved, That the committee appointed at a meeting of citizens to administer relief to our wounded, previous to the organization of this society, holding some fifty dollars in their hands, be requested to place the money at the disposal of the Treasure of this association.
ERNST CLAUSSEN, Secretary.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, May 6, 1862, p. 1