We have liabilities on account of printing and binding amounting to $2,100.
To liquidate this amount, we have the following assets:
There will be due us on the 1st of January next, for renewal fees and subscriptions, $3,600.
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.
Finances.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 advertisements||4,244 45|
|Donation of W. W. Corcoran, Esq||500 00|
|Total receipts||$4,744 45|
|Balance in treasury, as per last report||51 94|
|Total funds||$4,796 39|
|Paid on account of printing, stereotyping, and binding||2,584 43|
|Commissions to agents||646 32|
|Salary of Secretary||816 85|
|Pay of clerk, stationery, and miscellaneous office expenses||365 89|
|Postage, express, and telegrams||382 90|
|Total disbursements||$4,796 39|
|Back Nos. of our Papers to make 2,000 volumes||4,000 00|
|1,500 copies “Treatment of prisoners”||1,500 00|
|Due us by agents||800 00|
|Renewal fees and subscriptions now due||300 00|
|Due from advertisers||175 90|