Evansville’s Connection to Clara Barton


they live, and thus, far more capable of receiving harm than rendering assistance to others. There was reported considerable damage at Grand River, Kentucky, amounting to the destruction of ten or fifteen small houses. This point had been visited by Mr. Noble I. Dilday, assistant Editor “Paducah Standard” who fell that the suffered were in need of help, and also felt it to be the duty of Paducah to render such, and publicly expressed himself to that effect. An effort was being made at Henderson to assist the eight families referred to – a first effort had not met with success but another meeting was called, the results of which we have no knowledge. In the opinion of our representatives, Metropolis is the only point which should really fall to the care of Evansville or outside cities. They feel that Paducah should be equal to the necessities of Grand River and Henderson to the Blackford District and Owensboro to West Louisville although the two latter points (Owensboro and West Louisville) were not personally visited by them. Glad if there points can be of any service I remain esteemed sir. Very sincerely yours, Clara Barton

Part 3 of Correspondence from Clara Barton to Evansville Mayor, N. M. Goodlet (1890)

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