Society has obtained by the voluntary contributions of its friends, a collection which has a very large pecuniary value, but which is beyond price in real historic value. The time has come, however, when we must have a larger income to meet the necessary expense of carrying on our work, and the committee have ordered a special effort to be made to raise by the 1st of November at least $2,000, to meet a pressing need, and also a fund for permanent endowment, which shall be safely invested and only the interest used for the annual wants of the Society. We do not propose to make a general appeal to the masses of our people, but have selected a number of gentlemen whom we regard as both able and willing to help us, and to whom we shall send this statement and make a personal application. Our friends can help us in one or more of the following ways:
N. B.--The following gentlemen compose the officers and Executive Committee of the Society: President of Parent Society--General J. A. Early, of Virginia; Vice-President--Hon. R. M. T. Hunter, of Virginia; Secretary and Treasurer--Rev. Dr. J. William Jones, Richmond, Va. Executive Committee--General D. H. Maury, chairman; Colonel Archer Anderson, Major Robt Stiles, Colonel George W. Munford, Colonel William H. Palmer, Colonel R. L. Maury, Captain A. M. Keiley, Rev. Dr. J. L. M. Curry, Rev. Dr. M. D. Hoge, Rev. Dr. A. W. Weddell, Major C. S. Stringfellow, and Rev. Dr. J. William Jones, of Richmond; Colonel Walter H. Taylor and Captain Theo. S. Garnett, of Norfolk; Colonel Thomas H. Carter, of King William county, Va.; Colonel R. E. Withers, of Wytheville; Colonel William Preston Johnston, of Baton Rouge,La.; Colonel R. H. Dulaney, of Loudoun county, Va.; General Eppa Hunton and General William H. Payne, of Warrenton, Va.; and General G. W. C. Lee, of Lexington, Va.