The delay in getting out this number and the combining of two in one will, we are sure, be excused by our readers when they see that we not only give them their full number of pages, but a most interesting and valuable number in every respect. We may find it desirable, on account of our expected absence from the middle of November, to combine the October and November numbers under one cover; but our subscribers may rest assured that they will not fail to receive the full quota of numbers and pages due them.
General Fitzhugh Lee, who was compelled last spring to postpone his proposed Southern tour for the benefit of the Society, kindly writes that he expects to be prepared to leave Richmond on the 13th of November and to meet such engagements to lecture as may be agreed upon by the Secretary and our friends at different points in the South.  The Secretary expects to accompany General Lee and it is hoped that the tour will be in every way of great advantage to the Society. We are sure that all who shall have opportunity of hearing the gallant soldier tell the story of “Chancellorsville,” will be charmed with the recital, and that his old comrades, wherever he may go, will give him a cordial greeting.
The annual reunion of the Virginia division A. N. V. Association will take place on the evening of November the 2d, in the State capitol at Richmond. The address will be delivered by General A. M. Scales, of North Carolina, who has selected as his theme, “The battle of Fredericksburg.” This subject, in the hands of the gallant and accomplished soldier who helped to win that great victory, cannot fail to be of rare interest and historic value.
The annual meeting of the Southern Historical Society will take place on the evening of Friday, November 3rd. We hope to have a large attendance to hear a most encouraging annual report, and take part in the meeting.
General Geo. D. Johnston, our efficient General Agent, has been for several months laid aside from his work by his old enemy, “Hay fever” ; but we are glad to be able to announce that he is now recovering, and expects soon to go to work for us in the great State of Texas. We are sure that he will find in the “Lone Star State,” a cordial reception, and will meet with hearty co-operation in promoting our great work.
Renewals are still in order, especially on the part of those who have been receiving the Papers all the year, and have not yet paid their dues. And if they should, as some have done, send us $6.00 for this year and the next also, we would think it nothing amiss, but would count them “even” with us.