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[254] of territory. The great kingdoms of the past have perished under this danger, being broken by their own weight. To us of this generation belongs a task as mighty as that achieved by our fathers. If they had the wisdom to devise a government admirable in its adjustments, ours is to be the statesmanship which shall apply the same in its indefinite expansion. If we shall succeed in this we shall have the glory not inferior to those who first framed the republic.

Dr. Palmer never fails to capture the crowd, and the thunders of applause with which he was greeted on this occasion showed that his address was a fitting finale of the grand meeting.

The following statement will show the financial results of this effort:

Report of committee and treasurer.

The undersigned beg leave to submit to the patrons of the meeting, held at the Opera-House Tuesday, April 25, in behalf of the Southern Historical Society, the following statement of receipts and expenditures:

Receipts from sale of tickets and donations$1,605 40
Receipts from sale of refreshments67 00
  1,672 40
Rent of Opera-House$50 00 
Gas Bill15 00 
Advertisements29 75 
Music35 00 
Telegrams4 50 
Service at the Opera-House25 00 
 159 25
Net proceeds of the meeting$1,513 15

Committee--Mrs. Percy Roberts, Mrs. Alfred Roman, Mrs. F. N. Ogden, Mrs. Francis T. Nicholls, Mrs. W. A. Johnson, Mrs. S. H. Boyd.

Fred. N. Ogden, Treasurer.

Received from General F. N. Ogden, treasurer, the sum of $1,513.15, being the net proceeds of the meeting held in this city Tuesday evening, April 25, 1882, for the benefit of the Southern Historical Society.

Geo. D. Johnston, General Agent of the Southern Historical Society.

After the above report was made, General Johnston received $29.55

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