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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Ceremonies connected with the unveiling of the statue of General Robert E. Lee, at Lee circle, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 22, 1884. (search)
G. T. Beauregard,First Vice-President. A. W. Bosworth,Second Vice-President. Wm. S. Pike.Treasurer. Thos. J. Beck,Recording Secretary. James Strawbridge,Corresponding Secretary. Directors. Hugh McCloskey, A. M. Fortier, Chas. E. Fenner, Wm. B. Schmidt, Wm. H. Dameron, W. N. Mercer, M. O. H. Norton, Henry Renshaw, Edward Barnett, George Jonas, Abram Thomas, Lloyd R. Coleman, Ed. A. Palfrey, Arch. Mitchell, R. S. Morse, Samuel Boyd, S. H. Kennedy, Newton Richards, Jas. Jackson, E. A. Tyler, Ed. Bigney. It is unnecessary to say why the enterprise languished. It was in those dark days when poverty sat by every honest hearthstone in New Orleans, and when the scanty remnant left by the greedy taxgatherer was too sorely needed for the necessities of the living to be spared for building monuments, even to the most illustrious dead. In the course of years, it came to be remembered that the small fund which had been accumulated by the first e