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it, so that all parties may be satisfied. It is a small matter, and I suggest that we just leave it out of the report and charge it to profit and loss.

THE PRESIDENT :

If there is no objection, that portion referring to the ten dollars will be omitted in the report.

COLONEL WICKERSHAM :

To have it perfectly understood and the Treasurer's account balanced, he has charged himself with ten dollars that he has not got, and in justice to him I move that he be authorized to charge that amount to profit and loss, that his account may balance.

THE PRESIDENT :

Then that will be presented to the Society in this way: The motion is that the Society authorize the Treasurer to charge ten dollars to profit and loss, and that his report concerning the ten dollars be omitted.

MAJOR BICKHAM:

I object to that sort of book-keeping. I would like to have the vouchers; the Treasurer must have something to show for his accounts.

GENERAL FULLERTON :

I can simplify this matter and correct it by just charging it to myself.

MAJOR BICKHAM:

I move that GENERAL FULLERTON gets credit for the $10.00, and have it so charged, mentioning that the amount received from the Committee was $10.00 short.

GENERAL THRUSTON:

I don't know of any body better able to stand a loss of $10.00 than GENERAL FULLERTON. I move that we just take that $10.00, and adjourn down to the Boody House or somewhere else with it.

GENERAL FULLERTOX:

The simplest way out of it will be that I will just charge it to myself.

LIEUTENANT RUHM :

Who is going to collect it?

COLONEL STONE:

Mr. President—The Treasurer's name is not profit aud loss. The motion is that it be charged to profit and loss.

THE PRESIDENT:

The resolution, as amended, is that the Treasurer omit all reference to the $10.00 in his report, and that he shall be authorized to credit himself with $10.00, and charge it to profit and loss.

The motion was carried.

THE PRESIDENT :

Now we will hear from the Committee on Publication, the Chairman of which is GENERAL CIST.

GENERAL CIST:

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Society-The labors of the Committee were very much delayed by reason of wishing to present as handsome a volume as we could of our Chattanooga meeting. A portrait of GENERAL ELLIOTT was required so as it could appear in this volume to complete the list of our corps commanders. GENERAL ELLIOTT was the commanding officer of the cavalry corps. There was no plate that the Committee could secure from which portraits could be printed, and the plate had to be prepared. The piate was paid for by the members of GENERAL Elliott's old staff, and it took considerable correspondence and some delays to accomplish that end and to secure the amount of money necessary to pay for the engraving. Then there were some minor delays that occurred in the preparation of the work. Unless a member is familiar with the work that is done by the Committee, it is impossible to know just exactly the amount of detail that goes in the making up of one of our reports. The Committee are glad to say that they were able to get the book out before this meeting, and regret very much that the delays occurred whereby they were compelled to postpone the issuing of the book as Jate as they did. The book has been delivered to the members, and we trust it is acceptable and will find its place with the other volumes. It is in many respects historically the most valuable volume that we have ever issued. It is of a higher grade than any volume we have ever issued; and with this the Committee submit their report.

THE PRESIDENT:

Gentlemen, you have heard the report; what shall we do with it?

LIEUTENANT COCHRAN:

I move its adoption.

The motion was carried.

TIIE PRESIDENT :

The next report will be from the Committee on Dues. GENERAL BARNETT is Chairman of this Committee.

GENERAL BARNETT:

Mr. Chairman I will ask COLONEL LEVERING, a member of the Committee, to read the report.

COLONEL LEVERING :

The Committee to which was referred the consideration of questions embraced in a resolution passed at the last meeting of the Society, as appears upon page 75 of published minutes of the “ Twentieth Reunion," herewith make report:

1. As to reduction of dues. The Treasurer's Report for the fiscal year ending September, 1889, shows less than fifteen hundred dollars collected from fees and dues from all classes, which indicates a contributing membership of less than three hundred, while the total expenditures exceeded one thousand dollars for ordinary expenses, including the publication of the annual volume.

This indicates that the present charge for fees and dues can not be reduced, unless the annual volume, or its gratuitous distribution, be abandoned. Your Committee, therefore, recommend that the present charges be maintained, at least until the contributing membership of the Society shall aggregate five hundred members. That with a contributing membership of not less than five hundred, nor more than eight hundred, the fees and annual dues shall be four dollars; that with a con

tributing membership of more than eight hundred, the fees and dues shall be three dollars.

2. “As to the election of members of other armies and the navy." Your Committee recommend that the provisions of the second paragraph of our constitution, which reads, “Honorary members may be elected from those officers who have become distinguished in any of the armies of the United States,” be strictly adhered to.

3. As to election of the children of members of this Society." Your Committee, after due consideration, report that they regard such acquisition inexpedient.

JAMES BARNETT,
C. C. DOOLITTLE,
A. L. CONGER,

JOHN LEVERING.
LIEUTENANT Ruhm:

I move the report be adopted.

THE PRESIDENT :

It is moved and seconded that the report of the Committee on Dues be adopted.

COLONEL LEVERING :

You will observe that as well as dues there was a question of honorary membership and increase of the Society by admitting children of members. These three questions are considered.

THE PRESIDENT :

Well, the motion covers that in this way—that if your report is adopted, it will go on record the same as if offered as the resolution of the Society, and it will become its act. All in favor of the adoption of this report, say “aye.”

The motion was carried.

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