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With the exception of the liberal donation of W. W. Corcoran, Esq., who, last November, added $500 to his donation of the year before, the Committee has been dependent for the means of carrying on its work upon membership fees and subscriptions to our Papers.

The following summary will exhibit our receipts and disbursements, from November 1st, 1876, to October 30th, 1877:


Membership fees, subscriptions, and advertisements4,244 45
Donation of W. W. Corcoran, Esq500 00
Total receipts$4,744 45
Balance in treasury, as per last report51 94
Total funds$4,796 39


Paid on account of printing, stereotyping, and binding2,584 43
Commissions to agents646 32
Salary of Secretary816 85
Pay of clerk, stationery, and miscellaneous office expenses365 89
Postage, express, and telegrams382 90
Total disbursements$4,796 39

We have liabilities on account of printing and binding amounting to $2,100.

To liquidate this amount, we have the following assets:

Back Nos. of our Papers to make 2,000 volumes4,000 00
1,500 copies “Treatment of prisoners” 1,500 00
Due us by agents800 00
Renewal fees and subscriptions now due300 00
Due from advertisers175 90
Total$6,775 00

There will be due us on the 1st of January next, for renewal fees and subscriptions, $3,600. [37]

We have so far reduced our expenses, that if our receipts are as large next year as they have been during the past year, (and we have great reason to hope that they will be much larger), we will have no difficulty in meeting all of our expenses.

But we are in pressing need of means to enable us to adequately prosecute our great work, and we know not how a lover of the truth of history can better employ funds than by contributing them to the use of the Southern Historical Society.

In conclusion, we would express our growing sense of the importance of collecting now, the material for a true history of our great struggle for Constitutional freedom, and we earnestly appeal to all who can add anything of value to our collection, to do so at once.

By order of the Executive Committee. Dabney H. Maury, Chairman. J. Wm. Jones, Secretary.

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