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“That prior to the final adjournment of the Society, at each annual meeting thereof, the President shall appoint a committee of three members, residents of the city in which such meetings shall be, and not officers of the Society, as a Committee on Bills and Claims, and to such committee all claims against the Society, of whatever character, should be referred for investigation and allowance before being paid."

Now that article or by-law has not been acted upon for a number of years, and yesterday we voted on a claim that was presented a short time ago in regard to the Washington meeting of 1879.

We voted yesterday to pay the claim that had occurred in 1879, because of our neglect to appoint an Auditing Committee at the time, and I would suggest that before this meeting adjourns, the Committee required by that by-law shall be appointed, so that no claim shall come upon us hereafter without full information.

THE PRESIDENT :

Let me ask a question while we are on that point. You say this by-law has fallen into desuetude for how long? What is the reason of it?

GENERAL FULLERTON:

Simply because there wasn't any use for it.

GENERAL MORGAN:

There wasn't any use for it, and I call your attention to the fact that during the years we first held our meetings, we held them without invitations.. We contracted our own bills and paid our own expenses, and there was no extra entertainment. The Local Executive Committee didn't make much calculation for any special entertainment as they have been in the habit of doing of late years so generously, and in that way that by-law fell into neglect. It seems to me, by the veglect until this morning of receiving any invitation from

any place, that the time may be coming again for that procedure, and our vote to go to Indianapolis without an invitation was on that line. I think it is probably in the near future, if we continue our meetings, that we shall have to go to .places without invitation and have our meetings, as we originally had them, on our own account. Therefore, as I understand, it will be well to carry out the by-law as originally designed and intended.

GENERAL PARKHURST :

I think, Mr. President, it would depend a good deal upon the habits and character of the committee.

THE PRESIDENT :

I think we could get through the form of doing it. I will consult the Local Committee before I take action in the matter.

COLOXEL ROPER:

If you will allow me to suggest to the gentlemen present that if they are careful to settle their bills before they leave the hotel, the other proposition will not be necessary at all.

IIere the vote was announced as follows:

For Colombus, 39; for Indianapolis, 19.

THE PRESIDENT :

That carries the report of GENERAL BARNETT, with the amendment as to the time which GENERAL CIst made. GENERAL WOOD will please report for the Committee on Orator and Alternate.

GENERAL WOOD :

The Committee appointed to select Orator and Alternate beg

leave to report to the Society that we have selected GENERAL E. S. MEYER, Orator, and GENERAL F. C. WINKLER, Alternate. I believe our selection needs no discussion from us. Of course we leave it to the Society to ratify the report which I am instructed by the Committee to lay before the Society.

The report was adopted.

THE PRESIDENT :

The next report will be from the Committee on Nomination of Officers.

GENERAL MORGAN:

The Committee on the Nomination of Officers of the Society have attended to the duties assigned them, and report as follows:

For President.

GENERAL W. S. ROSECRANS.

For Corresponding Secretary.

GENERAL HENRY M. CIST.

For Recording Secretary.

COLONEL JOHN W. STEELE.

For Treasurer.

GENERAL J. S. FULLERTON.

For Vice-Presidents.

LIEUTENANT R. H. COCHRAN, Ohio.
COLONEL M. D. WICKERSHAM, Alabama.
GENERAL T. T. CRITTENDEN, California.
MAJOR F. W. Mix, Connecticut.
COLONEL M. H. FITCH, Colorado.
COLONEL S. C. KELLOGG, District of Columbia.
MAJOR D. HOLWAY, Florida.
COLONEL J. W. Scully, Georgia.
LIEUTENANT W. H. PETTIT, Idaho.
GENERAL J. D. MORGAN, Illinois.
COLONEL J. LEVERING, Indiana.
PRIVATE G. S. ROBINSON, Iowa.
SERGEANT H. J. ATEN, Kansas.
LIEUTENANT H. S. CORN, Kentucky.
CAPTAIN J. B. LUDWICK, Louisiana.
GENERAL F. FESSENDEN, Maine.
COLONEL J. E. Jacobs, Maryland.
MAJOR W. H. HODGKINS, Massachusetts.
GENERAL R. A. ALGER, Michigan.
GENERAL J. W. BISHOP, Minnesota.
COLONEL S. SIMMONS, Missouri.
GENERAL C. F. MANDERSON, Nebraska.
COLONEL F. H. Harris, New Jersey.
COLONEL A. L. Hough, New York.
GENERAL H. A. HAMBRIGHT, Pennsylvania.
MAJOR W. J. COLBURN, Tennessee.
GENERAL D. S. STANLEY, Texas.
GENERAL N. KIMBALL, Utah.
COLONEL W. C. SQUIRE, Washington.
SERGEANT E. R. BLAKE, Wisconsin.

Now, Mr. President, in submitting this report, I want to say that

the Society, when it was organized, was fortunate enough to secure the services of efficient officers, and these officers have served very faithfully from that time to this, and we have theretore made no change from our former officers except as to Vice-Presidents.

The report was adopted.

THE PRESIDENT :

The next is the report from the Committee on the SHERIDAN Monument, of which GENERAL ALGER was Chairman, but he not being present, I believe he will not be here until tv-night, GENERAL FULLERTON will report.

GENERAL FULLERTOX:

GENERAL ALGER, as Treasurer of the Committee, sends to me this report of funds collected. It will take a long time to brief this because there are a great many names, but I will give it in gross.

You may remember at our last meeting a resolution was passed, requesting the Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army to send an order to that army asking that organization to make a subscription on a certain day for the SHERIDAN monument. GENERAL ALGER, Commander, found it impracticable to make that collection for the 30th of May, Decoration Day, but he issued an order asking them all to send contributions, small contributions, as an offering at the annual meeting of the Grand Army which was held in Boston.

He received, as he reports here, from 104 posts out of the many thousands of posts which composed that army, just $1,086.21. That, taken together with other subscriptions which were made by the regular army officers, $286, added to the dues which we turned over to him by myself, as Treasurer of the Society, collected since the Chattanooga meeting, amounting to $775, makes a total collection to date of only $2,147.21.

Now, as chairman of the Committee on the Sheridan Equestrian

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