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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-
anapolis meeting..........

55 00

Dec. 16. To Society dues paid for the years 1869–70 by

one hundred and four members at the Indi-
anapolis meeting ..........

520 00

Dec.

16. To Society initiation fees paid by one hundred

and twenty-five new members at the Indian-
apolis meeting, being five dollars each......

625 00

1870.

July

2. To six months' interest on three U.S. 5-20 bonds

of ’67, $90 coin, sold for currency...

101 05

Aug. 26. To repayment of postage paid in Society book

sent to Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield.........

24

Sept. 21. To proceeds of sale of one U.S. 5-20 bond of '67

sold to raise funds to pay for Society book
published Robert Clarke & Co., Cincin-
nati, O., sold at 110] currency.

$1,102 50

Nov. 20. To Society dues for the year 1868–9, paid by

eighteen members at different periods since
the Indianapolis meeting. (For names of
said members and dates of payment, see Ex-
hibit A filed ..............

90 00

Nov. 20. To Society dues for the year 1869-70, paid by

one hundred and thirty-seven members at
different periods since the Indianapolis
meeting. (For names of said members and
dates of payment, see Exhibit B filed)........

685 00

$5,845 84

Cr.

1869.
Dec. 15. By account of Col. Lyman Bridges for express

charges paid by him for Society, as per
voucher No. 1......

$10 00

Dec.

16.

By counterfeit bill taken at Indianapolis meet

ing (see bill) ........

5 00

Dec.

21. By express charges paid on box of Army Society

books sent to Indianapolis, as per voucher
No. 2...

3 50

Dec.

21. Postage stamps for correspondence with mem

bers

3 00

1870.
Jan. 4. By amount paid for three U.S. 5-20 bonds of '67

purchased as directed by Society, bought at
112currency.

3,367 50

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Jan. 24. By telegram to Col. Hunter Brooke in relation to

“certificate of membership,” as per voucher
No. 4.......

50

Jan. 26. By amount paid bill of Strobridge & Co. for

making designs of certificate of membership,
as per voucher No. 5..........

$100 00

March 1. By bill of Linson & Blythe for printing circu

lars for members in relation to Society dues,
and envelopes, as per voucher 6...........

13 50

March 3. By postage stamps for circulars.......

21 00

600

March 5. By postage stamps for circulars..
April 3. By postage paid on manuscript sent publishers

of Society Army book..........

36

May

3. By amount of bill of James Ferguson for mak

ing list of members of Society, and arranging
the same alphabetically for Society roster,
as per voucher No. 7............

25 00

July 16. By amount paid James Ferguson for making

copy of roster for publishers of Society book,
as per voucher No. 8..........

10 00

July 19. By postage paid on manuscript sent to Publish

ing Committee of Society book..............

30

Sept. 22. By bill of Robert Clarke & Co. for publishing

Society book, as per voucher No. 9 and Ex... 1,351 35

Oct.

3. By bill of Fry & McHenry for printing circu

lars for members in regard to Society dues,
and distribution of Society books, as per
voucher No. 10...........

4 00

Oct.

3. By bill of Linson & Blythe, for envelopes, as

per voucher No. 11..........

3 50

Oct.

3. By postage stamps purchased for circulars......

13 50

Oct. 21. By postage stamps for correspondence with

members, and for sending invitations for
Cleveland meeting to others...

4 50

Oct.

29. By express charges paid on box of Society flags,

as per voucher 12 .........

$1 25

Nov. 19. By bill of James P. Wilton for transferring

names of members from old to new roster
(986 names, with rank and address), as per
voucher No. 13............

10 00

Nov. 24. By balance cash in hand........

878 58

-$5,845 84

1870. Balance in Treasury. Nov. 24. Cash..........

Two U.S. 5-20 bonds of '67, each for $1,000.

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ORATION

DELIVERED BY

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

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