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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Founders and patriots of America, order of (search)
of descent from them comes through patriots who sustained the colonies in the struggle for independence in the Revolutionary War; to teach reverent regard for the names and history, character and perseverance, deeds and heroism, of the founders of this country and their patriotic descendants; to inculcate patriotism; to discover, collect, and preserve records, documents, manuscripts, monuments, and history relating to the first colonists and their ancestors and their descendants; and to commemorate and celebrate events in the history of the colonies of the republic. The officers in 1900 were: Governor-general, Stewart L. Woodford, New York; deputy governorgeneral, Samuel Emlen Meigs, Philadelphia; secretary-general, Charles Mather Glazier, Hartford, Conn.; treasurer-general, Samuel Victor Constant, New York; attorney-general, William Raymond Weeks, New York; registrar-general, William Anderson Mitchell, New York; and chaplain-general, Rev. Daniel Frederick Warren, Jersey City, N. J.