[Washington, D.C. n. p., 1881]. First edition. 8vo, unbound pamphlet,  pages. A couple of small nicks to the spine; small tears from two corners; in very good condition. Item #15476
"Sickness, leathing of food and indigestion follow the terrors and buffetings of the sea. Cordials, delicate gruels, and light simple broths and food, with good tea and coffee, are very requisite under these circumstances. All that the Government supplies toward this need is a pint or so of wine and brandy in each medicine chest. The surfmen, who board themselves out of their ten dollars per week, are allowed to feed shipwrecked persons at thirty cents per diem. They do the best they can. But pork, fish, potatoes, corned beef and cabbage are not what the shipwrecked usually need." From the Corresponding Secretary Hannah McL. Shepard comes this promotional pamphlet on this women's organization devoted largely to relief of victims of shipwreck and maritime disaster. With a list of the current officers, including Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes at the top of the masthead as President.