to be let alone, and that we brought on that war; we say, when these, and other wicked and false charges are brought against us from year to year, and the attempt is systematically made to teach our children that these things are true, and therefore, that we do not deserve their sympathy and respect because of our alleged wicked and unjustifiable course in that war and in bringing it on-then it becomes our duty, not only to ourselves and our children, but to the thousands of brave men and women who gave their lives a free — will offering in defence of the principles for which we fought to vindicate the justice of our cause, and to do this we have to appeal only to the bar of truth and of justice.
Respectfully submitted, George L. Christian, Chairman. R. T. Barton, Rev. B. D. Tucker, R. S. B. Smith, John W. Fulton, Charles M. Blackford. Carter R. Bishop, John W. Daniel, T. H. Edwards, M. W. Hazlewood, R. A. Brock, James Mann, W. H. Hurkamp, Micajah woods, Thomas Ellett, Secretary