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LIEUTENANT COCHRAN:

I move its adoption.

The motion was carried.

THE PRESIDENT :

GENERAL

The next report will be from the Committee on Dues. 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 contributing 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.

THE PRESIDENT :

The fourth Committee which is to report is the one on Memoirs, of which COLONEL STONE is Chairman.

COLONEL STONE:

The Committee on Memoirs respectfully reports that during the year just closed, the reports of the deaths of eleven members of the Society have been received, as follows:

COLONEL JOHN A. BRIDGELAND. Died July 30, 1890.
CAPTAIN JOHN CROWELL. Died December 29, 1885.
CAPTAIN HENRY DORNBUSCH. Died April 6, 1890.
CAPTAIN WILLIAM Cassius GOODLOE. Died November 11, 1889.
COLONEL LEONARD A. HARRIS. Died July 5, 1890.
GENERAL JOHN A. MARTIN. Died October 2, 1889.
COLONEL John C. READ. Died September 4, 1889.
LIEUTENANT R. A. REMICK. Died March 30, 1889.
COLONEL E. A. Scoville. Died April 20, 1890.
GENERAL JULIUS WHITE. Died May 15, 1890.
PRIVATE H. H. WILLARD. Died
Memoirs of the above accompany this report.

Among the deaths of former members of the Society is that of
GENERAL R. H. MILROY, whose services in our army ought to have
permanent record.
For the Committee : HENRY STONE,

Chairman. LIEUTENANT Ruum:

I would suggest that the Committee be requested to add the name of the place where the members died.

COLONEL STONE :

The names of the places are stated in the memoirs; they will be published in the report.

THE PRESIDENT :

It might be well to put them in pencil memorandum on the reports, so that the Secretary will have them.

GENERAL ROPER:

I move that the report be adopted.

The motion was carried.

THE PRESIDENT :

We have now to hear the report of the Sheridan Monument Committee, of which GENERAL FULLERTON is Chairman.

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Mr. President, if you will permit me a moment, I will ask the Chairman of the Committee whether he proposes to press further the suggestion that some record be made of the death of GENERAL MILROY?

THE PRESIDENT :

I would like the Society to take action on that matter.

LIEUTENANT COCHRAN :

Does that leave it to the Committee on Memoirs ?

THE PRESIDENT :

It leaves the Society the option of taking some action now.

LIEUTENANT COCHRAX:

I move then, as an expression of the sense of the Society, that the Committee on Memoirs be instructed to give him a proper place in the volume.

The motion was carried.

THE PRESIDENT

The Chairman of the Committee on the SHERIDAN monument is GENERAL FULLERTON, who will please make his report.

GENERAL FULLERTON:

I would like to have until to-morrow to make that report owing to the absence of the Treasurer, GENERAL ALGER, who will be here this evening

THE PRESIDENT :

If there is no objection, that will be granted. The sixth report is the Committee on Chickamauga Park, of which GENERAL Cist is Chairman.

GENERAL CIST:

Mr. President-By reason of absence of members of that Committee, I will ask for further time, until to-morrow, in which to make

the report.

THE PRESIDENT:

Further time will be granted if there is no objection. The Chair begs leave to announce the permanent Committees of the Society :

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