Southern Historical Society Papers.
VII. Richmond, Va., October, 1879. no. 10.
Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs.
On the 15th of August, at 11 o'clock A. M., a large crowd assembled in the ball-room of the famous Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
, in response to the announcement that General J. R. Chalmers
, of Mississippi
, would deliver an address before the Southern Historical Society.
It was a brilliant assemblage, composed of a large number of prominent ex-Confederates representing every State, many of the most gallant soldiers of the different armies of the Confederacy
, prominent citizens of every profession, a bright galaxy of belles and beaux and a number of ladies and gentlemen from the North
General W. H. F. Lee
called the meeting to order, and on his motion General D. H. Maury
was invited to preside, and Dr. J. William Jones
to act as secretary.
At the request of the President
, Rev. Dr. M. D. Hoge
, of Richmond
, offered a fervent and appropriate prayer.
then spoke as follows: