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37 50 Paid 50 00 Paid
15 oo Paid
25 oo Paid
Miss Anne H. Barnes, Philadelphia Chapter,
25 00 Ursula Wolcott Chapter, Toledo, Ohio,
25 00 Paid Mrs. F. A. Trevor, of Buffalo Chapter, New York,
10 00 Mrs. Richardson, Columbia Chapter, South Carolina,... General Ferdinand P. Earle, Empire State Society, Sons
of the American Revolution, New York, Mrs. Louis W. Hall, in memory of Mrs. Ellen Hall Wright, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
100 oo Paid Mrs. Louis W. Hall, $50.00 paid. (This includes a life
membership), minus $12.50,
lution, Saratoga Springs, through Mrs. G. P. Lawton, Master Edwin Porter Brereton, Red, White and Blue
Chapter, Children of the American Revolution, District
of Columbia, Miss Julia Trumbull Ripley, lineal descendant of Brother Jonathan Trumbull,
50 00 Mrs. J. M. Baker, Oak Park, Illinois, life membership, $25.00, paid, minus $12.50,
12 50 Mrs. Cedrick Marsh, Oak Park, Illinois, life membership,
$25.00, paid, minus $12.50, Mrs. H. E. Duer, Captain Jonathan Oliphant Chapter, New Jersey, life membership, $25.00, paid, minus $12.50,
12 50 Margaret Mulford Lothrop, first member National Society, Children of the American Revolution,
25 00 Old North Bridge Society, Concord, Massachusetts, first
Society formed in Children of the American Revolution,
30 00 Mrs. Julia K. Hogg (a return of the postage received by her as State Regent of Pennsylvania),
67 56 Paid VIRGINIA MILLER,
ELEANOR Holmes LINDSAY. PRESIDENT GENERAL (2.10). There does not seem to be a quorum present, so we will wait a few moments.
PRESIDENT GENERAL (2.28). The house will be in order, please. I would like to make announcement, that the Ursula Wolcott Chapter, of Toledo, Ohio, present $25 for the Continental Hall. [Applause.] Miss TEMPLE. Mrs. Lindsay left this
Countess Machin gives the $50 in memory of her mother, Mrs. Almira T. Britton. [Applause.]
PRESIDENT GENERAL. We will listen to the report of the Committee on Recommendations of National Officers. Mrs. Kinney, Chairman of the Committee, will make the report.
Mrs. KINNEY: Madam President and Members of the Eighth Continental Congress: The committee appointed to consider the recommendations of National Officers beg to submit the following report:
The Recording Secretary General calls attention to the necessity of carefully filing press copies of all records or lettets emanating from the various departments of her office.
She urges that this would go far toward preserving and perpetuating much of the early history of our Society valuable to posterity, besides giving to the successive incumbents of the office a guide and opportunity for consistency in its administration. This recommendation receives the endorsement of your committee.
The Corresponding Secretary General calls attention to the fact that we have in our Society two hundred and seventy-five Real Daughters, as we term them, and that it would be well for us, as an organization, to interest ourselves in their behalf in the matter of obtaining Government pensions for them. It being the opinion of the committee that the United States Congress has declared its purpose not to pension such Real Daughters, the recommendation seems to be one upon which we can take no action.
The recommendation of the Registrar General that each State have a consulting genealogist to attest the genuineness of descent is disapproved by a majority of the committee.
The Historian General begs that personal sketches and photographs of our Real Daughters be preserved in a permanent form, for the sake of those who come after us. With reference to this recommendation Mrs. Shields, of Missouri, offers the following motion:
Resolved, That the resolution proposed by the Historian General be referred to a committee which the President General may appoint.
In view of the fact that Chapter histories are frequently crowded out from the Magazine for lack of space, the Assistant Historian General earnestly recommends that Chapter Historians be requested to send reports of Chapter work to her hereafter for the compilation of the current history of the Society, the same to be kept and properly preserved in the archives of the National Society. Your committee recommends the adoption of this measure.
The exceedingly modest request of the Librarian for the sum of fisty dollars yearly, to be at her disposal for the purchase of rare town and county histories, is sufficiently reasonable to commend itself to your committee.
It being thought necessary to make an index by card system, the Librarian also suggests that a permanent trained library clerk be engaged to assist the Librarian General in the work, which is now done by her alone. Your committee, too, feel that this suggestion, which would involve a grave expenditure of (probably) not less than $1,000, is not advisable at this time. Respectfully submitted,
SARA T. KINNEY,
E. H. B. ROBERTS. PRESIDENT GENERAL. You have listened to the report of the committee
Mrs. NESMITH. I move that the report of the Committee on Recommendations be accepted.
PRESIDENT GENERAL. All in favor of this motion will please say "aye;" opposed "no." The motion is carried.
Mrs. HATCHER. Ladies, this appeal has been sent to you as members of this Congress. We have always been very much annoyed by having people make requests of us to sell things in the lobby. This year, by action of the Board, the only things sold are the Directory, Magazine, Lineage Books, supplies from Caldwell, our official jeweler, and the newspapers for the convenience of the ladies. People are applying to me, as many as twenty during the last two days. But some men who were volunteer soldiers ir the war have three sick companions, sick and destitute; they ask for the privilege of selling tickets in this lobby for a benefit which is to be given these people; and if the Congress can see fit to give permission to the chairman of the House Committee, it seems as if the soldiers' appeal should be heard. The various requests for selling of badges, and flowers, and lead pencils, do not appeal to us, but this natter might appeal to us if you care to give that permission.
A MEMBER. I would ask where these people are from and where they properly belong?
Mrs. HATCHER. They belong to the District of Columbia, and are ill here; and an entertainment is to be given by the volunteer soldiers for their benefit. They simply ask the privilege of selling tickets here.
SAME MEMBER. Is there not an organization which takes care of such people here in the District of Columbia ?
Mrs. HATCH. There has been ever since the 24th day of May a committee appointed by the Mary Washington Chapter of the District of Columbia, which has been looking after the wives of the soldiers who went to the front from the District of Columbia. After our soldiers returned the District of Colunibia citizens recognized the services of that committee and appointed them on their committee to serve and to take care of the District of Columbia soldiers. That committee has been working ever since September, when those soldiers returned. We have worked hard and faithfully, and everybody has been liberal with their money, but we have not enough money to take care of those sick soldiers. Mrs. Dickins is chairman and I am sub-chairman. I have
week a marketing list of 65 families, but we have not the money to take care of those who are convalescent, and therefore I hope, if these soldiers are convalescent, as I understand it, that the Congress will aid them in selling tickets in the hall.
Mrs. O'DONOHUE. I move, Madam President, that the soldiers be permitted to sell tickets for this benefit. They are not asking, apparently, for anything personal, but to help the general end. I move, therefore, that they be accorded that permission as long as they do it in order.
PRESIDENT GENERAL. All in favor of this motion will please say "aye;" opposed, “no." The ayes seem to have it, the ayes have it. Motion carried.
PRESIDENT GENERAL. We have another contribution for the Continental Hall, from Mary A. Hepburn Smith, from the Free Love Baldwin Stowe Chapter, of Milford, Conn., $105. [Applause.]
Mrs. F. N. Trevor, of the Buffalo Chapter, $10 for the Continental Hall. [Applause.]
PRESIDENT GENIRAL. There is another contribution, Miss Anna H. Barnes, from the Philadelphia Chapter, $25. [Applause.]
Miss TEMPLE. I was suggesting to the President General that, should she call for contributions at this tinie again, probably we might realize the sum necessary to complete our $50,000, which would be so gratifying to us all; after the glorious and spontaneous outpouring that was given this morning, it seems too bad, indeed, that we should go away without completing our $50,000.
Mrs. McLEAN. How much is still lacking of that sum?
PRESIDENT GENERAL. I do not know; I think they have not quite completed the count, I think over $6,000.
Mrs. McLEAN. We have over $6,000, and we had, I believe, some $43,000; that would make forty-nine thousand and some hundred. I wouid wish, therefore, to move that a sufficient sum be appropriated from the treasury to make this $50,000.
PRESIDENT GENERAL. It is moved that the deficiency of $50,000 which we rray have should be taken from the treasury to make it the round sum; will you kindly send up the motion, Mrs. McLean?
Miss DESHA. Madam Chairman, I would like to say that we have in this Society a permanent fund which is appropriated to the Continental Hall. We had this morning a magnificent contribution for the Continental Hall. The Recording Secretary General told me she believed it would be almost $10,000 instead of $6,000. We have an object, as one part of our work, that we have always neglected; one part that is dearer to me even than the Continental Hall because that comes second, and that is the preservation of historic spots. And I don't think it is fair to set aside a permanent fund and then come here and give all these voluntary contributions as we did so magnificently this morning, and then take from our surplus that we all want so much to give to our historic spots. We only have a small surplus this year, and we have so many historic spots that are needing it so badly-historic spots that time and weather are taking away from us forever. We will have our Continental Hall—we have made up our minds we will have it. But these historic spots no money can replace