A subscription has been raised by the ladies of the City for the purpose of procuring for the Smith Guards a stand of colors. The subscription is completed, and the order sent to New York for the flag. For this token of the esteem in which all are held who volunteer to serve their country in this hour of her peril, we believe the Company will be mainly indebted to the patriotic efforts of Mrs. M. Paulding. It is gratifying to notice that the “spirit of ‘76” is abroad among the ladies as well as among the male portion of the community.
(Monroe Commercial, April 25, 1861, Page 3, Column 1)