New York: Wm. C. Bryant & Co., Printers, 41 Nassau St., Cor. Liberty, 1861. 1st Printing. 43,  pp. 8-7/8" x 5-3/4". Original publisher's printed paper self-wrappers, sewn. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning & soiling to outer leaves, with light wear. Prior owner pencil signature [Union Defense League / Port Jefferson] to top of front wrapper. Arithmetic sum to lower edge of front wrapper. Overall, Very Good. Item #48386
From Bellow's Preface, "The efficient aid rendered our Commission by the Woman's Central Association of Relief at New York, has induced me to prepare a report on the origin, organization, and working of the Society, for permanent record among the papers of the Commission. Having been an original member of that Association, I am able to give facts which would be soon lost sight of if not now recorded."
An uncommon, and early, primary source regarding the functions of this benevolent organization.