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gents, supervise the organization of Chapters, and shall, after approval by the National Board, grant applications for the forming of Chapters.
Sec. 2. She shall sign commissions of National Officers and shall sign and issue charters and commissions of State and Chapter Regents.
Sec. 3. She shall have authority to nominate a State Regent for any State having no Chapters, said Regent to be elected by the National Board and to serve until the close of the next annual meeting of the Continental Congress.
Sec. 4. She may appoint Chapter Regents for the term of two years in any State having no State Regent. She shall perform the functions of State Regent for Chapters in foreign countries.
SEC. 5. She shall submit reports to the National Board of Management and to the Continental Congress.
AMENDMENT 5. Strike out Article IV, Sections 1 and 2, and substitute the following:
Vice-Presidents General. Section 1. In the absence of the President General from any session of the Continental Congress or the National Board of Management, one of the Vice-Presidents General shall be elected to preside, pending the arrival of the President General, or until close of the current session.
Sec. 2. In case of prolonged absence or inability to act of the President General, the executive authority shall be vested in a VicePresident General, to be elected by ballot by the National Board for that purpose.
Recording Secretary General. Section 1. The Recording Secretary General shall give notice of meetings of the Continental Congress, the National Board of Management, and the Executive Committee, and shall keep complete records of these meetings. She shall notify officers and Chapters of votes, orders, and proceedings affecting their duties.
Sec. 2. She shall sign Charters and Certificates of Membership and application papers that have been approved by the National Board, and shall notify applicants of their election.
Sec. 3. She shall issue a commission to each National Officer immediately after the adjournment of the meeting of the Continental Congress at which she was elected.
Sec. 4. She shall prepare and sign the minutes of the National Board of Management, and shall, after approval, publish them in the AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
Sec. 5. She shall have the custody of the Seal and all property of the National Society not in the immediate charge of other officers.
Sec. 6. She shall submit reports to the National Board and the Continental Congress.
Corresponding Secretary General. Section 1. The Corresponding Secretary General shall attend to the correspondence of the National Society and the National Board of Management, and shall place on file and preserve in the office of the National Society copies of all official letters written by her, and all letters received in answer thereto.
Sec. 2. She shall keep on file a sample copy of all printed matter issued by the National Society. She shall distribute all pamphlets, circulars, and supplies which are issued gratuitously, as directed by the National Board.
Sec. 3. She shall submit reports to the National Board and the Continental Congress.
Registrar General. SECTION 1. The Registrar General shall receive all Applications for Membership in the National Society; shall examine all Application Papers, approve and sign the same if the applicant is found eligible, and shall nominate eligible candidates to the National Board for election. She shall report, monthly, all the applications received and the disposition made thereof.
Sec. 2. She shall have the custody of application papers, and of the card catalogues of members and ancestors.
Sec. 3. She shall sign and issue Certificates of Membership and Permits for the Badge of the National Society.
Sec. 4. She shall enter in a Record Book receipt of all applications for membership, and the disposition made thereof. Duplicate application papers of Chapter members shall be returned to the Chapter Registrar; duplicate papers of members at large shall be returned to them.
Sec. 5. She shall notify State Regents of all applications of members at large living in their respective States before such applications are acted upon.
Sec. 6. She shall submit reports to the National Board and the Continental Congress.
Strike out Article VI and and substitute the following:
Treasurer General. SECTION 1. The Treasurer General shall receive from Chapter Treasurers and members at large all fees and dues payable to the National Society and shall acknowledge the same.
Sec. 2. She shall have charge of the funds and securities of the National Society, and shall deposit the same in such banking institution in the city of Washington as the National Board of Management shall select, to the credit of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and draw thereon, by check, when so directed by the Continental Congress or the National Board. She shall pay all bills that have been countersigned by the officer selected for the purpose by the National Board, and also all that the National Board shall specifically authorize.
Sec. 3. She shall submit reports to the National Board and to the Continental Congress, all of which shall be published in the AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE. At least once a year, her reports and accounts shall be submitted to an auditor selected by the National Board.
Sec. 4. She shall give bond for the faithful discharge of her duties.
Strike out Article VIII and substitute the following:
Historian General. SECTION 1. The Historian General shall have charge of the preparation and publication of the Lineage Book. This book shall contain sketches of the revolutionary ancestors of members, with their descent therefrom.
Sec. 2. She shall submit reports to the National Board of Management and the Continental Congress.
AMENDMENT II. Number the present Article IX as Article X, and strike out Article X.
Insert as Article XI:
Librarian General. Section 1. The Librarian General shall have the custody of the library of the National Society, and make all possible effort to enlarge the collection of books and papers on American History. She shall keep the library catalogued and conveniently arranged.
Sec. 2. She shall submit reports to the National Board and the Continental Congress.
Strike out Article IV, Sections 4, 6, and 7, and insert the following: duties.
State Regents. SECTION 1. State Regents and Honorary State Regents must be residents of the States which they are elected or appointed to represent. The election of a State Regent is not complete until announced at the annual meeting, but she may be selected at any place or time after February Ist of each year, provided that all delegates from her State have been duly notified in advance of the meeting. In case vacancy arises in the office of State Regent in the interval between the meetings of Congress, it shall be filled by the National Board of Management by the election of the candidate nominated by the majority of the Chapter Regents in the State.
Sec. 2. Honorary State Regents, not to exceed three, may be elected for each State and Territory in the manner prescribed for State Regents. State Regents are elected for one year and Honorary State Regents are elected for life.
Sec. 3. Each State Regent shall have charge of the active work of organization within her State, subject to the general supervision of the Vice-President General in Charge of Organization of Chapters, and shall have power, subject to the approval of the National Board of Management, to appoint Regents for organizing Chapters, the term of whose office shall be two years.
Sec. 4. She shall sign Charters issued to the Chapters in her State, and shall keep a systematic record of Chapter work, said record to be turned over to her successor at the expiration of her term of office. She shall prepare an annual report, and transmit it to the Recording Secretary General, to be printed with the Proceedings of the Continental Congress.
AMENDMENT 14. Insert the following:
Standing Committees. SECTION 1. The Standing Committees of the Continental Congress shall be those whose duties are defined in this Article. They shall submit written reports to the Continental Congress annually, and may also report to the National Board. Standing Committees of the National Board may be created by that body for the transaction of its business. Membership in standing committee lapses at the close of each annual meeting. No circular relating to the National Society may be issued by committees or by any officer or member of the Society unless authorized by the National Board.
Sec. 2. The Amendment Committee shall receive, arrange, have printed and issue amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws. If any amendment, as proposed, or after being amended by the Congress, is technically incorrect or faulty in expression, it shall be the duty of this Committee to report that fact at the same meeting of the Congress at which such amendment is acted upon. But the recommendations of the Committee shall not include changes in the intent of amendments, unless specifically authorized.
Sec. 3. The Continental Hall Committee shall promote and prepare for the erection of a building for the National Society to be called the Continental Hall.
Sec. 4. The Revolutionary Relics Committee shall collect and deposit articles of historic interest in the National Museum or the Continental Hall.
Sec. 5. The National University Committee shall promote the objects of the Society by advancing the movement for a National University.
Sec. 6. The Smithsonian Report Committee shall prepare the annual report of the National Society, dated October 11th, and after its approval by the National Board, forward it in November to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution for transmission to the United States Congress. The report of this Committee shall be read to the Continental Congress for its information.
Sec. 7. The Magazine Committee shall have the general supervision of the business affairs of the AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE and shall promote its interests.
Sec. 8. The Auditing Committee shall direct the auditing of the accounts of the National Society.
AMENDMENT 15. Insert the following:
The Magasine. Section 1. The AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE shall be the official organ of the National Society. Its contents shall be limited