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REPORT OF TREASURER.
J. S. FULLERTON, Treasurer,
In account with
THE SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.
Dr. 1869. Dec. 15. To balance in the Treasury, this date, as reported
at the Indianapolis meeting of the Society.. $2,667 05
Dec. 16. To Society dues for the year 1868–9, paid by
eleven members of the Society at the Indi-
Dec. 16. To Society dues paid for the years 1869–70 by
one hundred and four members at the Indi-
16. To Society initiation fees paid by one hundred
and twenty-five new members at the Indian-
2. To six months' interest on three U.S. 5-20 bonds
of ’67, $90 coin, sold for currency...
Aug. 26. To repayment of postage paid in Society book
sent to Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield.........
Sept. 21. To proceeds of sale of one U.S. 5-20 bond of '67
sold to raise funds to pay for Society book
Nov. 20. To Society dues for the year 1868–9, paid by
eighteen members at different periods since
Nov. 20. To Society dues for the year 1869-70, paid by
one hundred and thirty-seven members at
charges paid by him for Society, as per
By counterfeit bill taken at Indianapolis meet
ing (see bill) ........
21. By express charges paid on box of Army Society
books sent to Indianapolis, as per voucher
21. Postage stamps for correspondence with mem
purchased as directed by Society, bought at
Jan. 24. By telegram to Col. Hunter Brooke in relation to
“certificate of membership,” as per voucher
Jan. 26. By amount paid bill of Strobridge & Co. for
making designs of certificate of membership,
March 1. By bill of Linson & Blythe for printing circu
lars for members in relation to Society dues,
March 3. By postage stamps for circulars.......
March 5. By postage stamps for circulars..
of Society Army book..........
3. By amount of bill of James Ferguson for mak
ing list of members of Society, and arranging
July 16. By amount paid James Ferguson for making
copy of roster for publishers of Society book,
July 19. By postage paid on manuscript sent to Publish
ing Committee of Society book..............
Sept. 22. By bill of Robert Clarke & Co. for publishing
Society book, as per voucher No. 9 and Ex... 1,351 35
3. By bill of Fry & McHenry for printing circu
lars for members in regard to Society dues,
3. By bill of Linson & Blythe, for envelopes, as
per voucher No. 11..........
3. By postage stamps purchased for circulars......
Oct. 21. By postage stamps for correspondence with
members, and for sending invitations for
29. By express charges paid on box of Society flags,
as per voucher 12 .........
Nov. 19. By bill of James P. Wilton for transferring
names of members from old to new roster
Nov. 24. By balance cash in hand........
1870. Balance in Treasury. Nov. 24. Cash..........
Two U.S. 5-20 bonds of '67, each for $1,000.
GENERAL JOHN M. PALMER.
MR. VICE PRESIDENT AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SOCIETY OF THE
ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND:
When I accepted the invitation that was so kindly extended to me to address you at this reunion, I knew but little of the difficulty or the delicacy of the task I then undertook.
I recognized the act of your Society as an invitation to meet comrades and brethren in patriotic duty, with whom I had shared in marches and battles, in reverses and in victories, and I realized that it implied an expectation that I would contribute something to the interest of the occasion; but I did not reflect then that the mere choice of the subject of an address, proper to an occasion like this, would be both difficult and embarrassing.
The great Army of the Republic, organized to defend liberty and unity against the efforts of our dissatisfied countrymen, who sought to overthrow them, was essentially but one. It came from all parts of the Republic, from the Valley of the Mississippi, and from the slopes that look toward the rising and the setting sun; from the borders of the lakes of the North; and the States of the Gulf contributed something to the mighty host. All were animated by a common purposeto save the Republic, or perish in the struggle. All of these millions, who clothed themselves in the uniform of the nation, and enrolled themselves under its flag, alike offered homes and loved ones, property and life-all, indeed, but liberty and