Gen. Geo. D. Johnston, our indefatigable General Agent, is now following up in New Orleans the interest excited by the great meeting of the 25th of April, and is having marked success in enrolling new names and re-enlisting old friends. From New Orleans he expects to go to Texas, and we trust that he will meet with a cordial welcome and active help in that great State.
An endowment fund, which can be permanently invested and only the income used for the current wants of the Society, is a long-felt need of our work. In the  meeting at New Orleans General Johnston proposed that at least $50,000 be raised for this purpose. Dr. Palmer eloquently endorsed the proposition, and it seemed to meet general favor. Let the scheme be pushed to practical results. Where is the friend who will give us at once $10,000, or $5,000, or less? Where are those who will contribute smaller sums? Do not wait to be specially called on, but let us hear from you at once.
Full sets of our back volumes can now be obtained, but we urge those desiring them to send their orders at once, or they may be too late. We were offering a few weeks ago “a limited number of sets, and for a limited time,” at a considerable reduction on our regular rates; but that offer is now withdrawn, and we return to our regular prices, which are--
|Full set of Papers, nine volumes (from Jan., ‘76 to Jan., ‘82), unbound,||$18 00|
|Full set of Papers, nine volumes bound in cloth,||22 50|
|Full set of Papers, nine volumes bound in half Morocco,||24 75|
|Full set of Papers, nine volumes bound in half calf,||27 00|
|“Treatment of prisoners,”||1 00|
|Early's Memoir of the last year of the war,||75|
General Fitzhugh Lee having kindly consented to repeat his lecture on “Chancellorsville” at several points in the South, for the benefit of the Society, arrangements are being made for him to lecture in Augusta, Ga., Savannah, Charleston, and other places. General Lee's lecture admirably combines a most valuable historic discussion of that great battle, with a narrative that sparkles with good hits and well-told anecdotes, and possesses rare interest, not only for the old soldier, but for the general public as well. A rare treat is in store for those who shall hear him. And we anticipate a delightful season in mingling with old comrades and meeting new friends.
F. D. Johnson, whose advertisement appears for the first time in this issue, we have known from boyhood, and can cordially commend as a thoroughly reliable business man, and, in our judgment, all the more deserving of patronage because he “wore the gray” and was a gallant Confederate soldier.