The history of our relations with the “record office” at Washington is told in the following card, which has been published in the daily papers, and ought, perhaps, to go into our records:
Contributions to the Louisiana division, A. N. V., have been prompt and liberal. Leroy S. Edwards, Esq., Secretary of the Virginia Division, has forwarded $2,788.51, and other amounts of money, together with clothing and provisions, have been forwarded from other points direct to the Treasurer, John H. Murray, Esq., New Orleans, until he now reports. that “no more funds are needed.” It would have been to us a surprise and a grief if the Virginia Divison had not promptly and liberally responded to the call of their needy comrades of the gallant Louisiana Division. We shared our scanty rations during the war, and are ready to divide our last crust or our last dollar now.
Our annual meeting will occur in the hall of the House of Delegates on Tuesday, October 29th, at 8 o'clock P. M., and our next number will contain the annual report of the Executive Committee. Our receipts for the fiscal year have been larger than ever before, and our expenditures less; so. that our financial exhibit is decidedly the best we have ever made.
We have been anxious to increase the size of our Monthly and will do so the earliest moment at which our subscription list will justify, and that will be at a very early day if our friends will only exert themselves a little to send us new subscribers.