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Relief for the Freed Men.

For the Whig and Republican.

The "Contraband Relief Society of St. Louis" has sent to some of our citizens its appeal, asking for aid in its benevolent work of supplying the necessities of the liberated and refugee slaves who are gathered in large numbers and in a suffering condition at St. Louis, Cairo, Memphis, Helena and other points in the West. They represent that these persons are in great need of clothing, bedding, food and household utensils. Of course they are without money. Many of them are so destitute of clothing as to suffer exceedingly from inclement weather and exposure. Disease prevails fearfully among them. The able-bodied men can generally provide for themselves. The women and children, the aged and infirm chiefly need aid.

The object of this society is to relieve the sufferings of this class of people. The society proposes to extend its work as far as its resources will permit, to all points on the Mississippi where contrabands assemble. — They ask us to send supplies of quilts, blankets, shoes, stockings, coats, pants, shirts, children's clothing, hats, caps, dresses, under clothing, new and old strong cloths, simple household utensils, testaments and spelling books.

The officers of the society are — Mrs. Washington King, President; Mrs. Shebnah Rich, Vice President; Mrs. Henry Kennedy, Treasurer; Mrs. Wm. T. Hazard, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. Geo. Partridge, Recording Secretary, with a Board of Managers and an Advising Committee, consisting of Rev. H. A. Nelson, D. D.; Rev. Henry Cox and Lucian Eaton and Henry Hitchcock, Esq.

A package is being prepared, to be sent to the society, at the Centre Congregational Church, corner of Jersey and Fourth streets. Persons desiring to contribute to this object can leave articles in the basement of the Church, or at the Grocery Store of Mr. C. B. Church, on Fourth street near the corner of Maine.