100 Years Ago: Socks for French Soldiers Arrive

The Intelligencer September 19, 1916 (page 7)

“Cases Were Received. Mrs. F.E. O’Flynn, the head of the Belleville Committee of Ladies, who held a sock shower in the Armouries July 14, this morning received the following letter:—Mrs. F.E. O’Flynn, 149 Bridge St. East, Belleville, Ont. Dear Madam:—The four cases of 500 pairs of socks mentioned in your advice of August 24th are now to hand and are quite in order.

I am directed to convey to you the very grateful thanks of the Ladies’ Committee for this generous gift which we are sending to the French soldiers as you request.

With very grateful thanks, Sincerely yours, Eleanor McLaren Brown, Hon. Sec. Ladies’ Committee, C.W.C.A.”