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Southern Historical Society Papers.

Vol. 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.

General Maury then spoke as follows:

Remarks of General Maury.

In 1868, a few Confederate officers of the Western and Southern armies organized in New Orleans the Southern Historical Society, for the purpose of collecting and preserving for the uses of history


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