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[201] contribution to the public sentiment worthy of the munificent and solemn purpose of the donor.

Resolved, That we do hereby accept this tribute with profound gratitude, and, in the name of all who are true to these heroic dead, we reverently consecrate it to the memory of the soldiers of the Confederate army who ‘who went down in silence.’

Resolved, That two copies of these proceedings be signed by each of the officers of this Association; one copy to be presented to G. W. J. DeRenne, Esq., the other to the Georgia Historical Society, with the request that it may be placed for preservation in the Archives of the Society.

Henrietta Cohen, President. S. C. Williamson, Treasurer. S. C. Mann, Secretary.

Thus are the name, the generosity, and the patriotism of our departed friend indissolubly linked with the holiest monument erected within the confines of this monumental city; a monument redolent of the prayers, the loves, and the tears of mother, wife, sister, daughter; a monument crystalizing in towering and symmetrical form the memories of the Confederate struggle for independence; a monument standing as a spotless, imperishable, just tribute to our Confederate dead. To the cause which it symbolizes and the heroes who perished in its support, time can bring no shadow, nor envious years oblivion.

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