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Summary of results.

We realized from the tour as follows:

Knoxville, $105.70; Montgomery, $95.75; Mobile, $109; New Orleans, $833.75; Galveston, $376; Houston, $355.75; San Antonio, $100; Austin, $288.50; Waco, $86.80; Corsicana, $146.50; Dallas, $125; Little Rock, $253; Memphis, $320; Nashville, $467; Gallatin, $52. Total, $3,714.75. Less travelling expenses, etc., $234.75. Total net proceeds, $3,480.

But far beyond the handsome pecuniary result our visit has stirred up an interest which will tell on the future of the Society.

In connection with each lecture of General Lee the Secretary made a statement of the origin, objects, and plans of the Society, and made an appeal for contributions to our Archives, and help in our work. There were everywhere manifestations of interest which are already beginning to bear fruit, and we shall be woefully disappointed if they do not result in large accessions to our subscription-list, important contributions to our material, and liberal subscriptions to our endowment fund.

Our tour, then, has been one grand ovation to our gallant and accomplished friend, General Lee (to whom we can never be grateful enough for the splendid service he has rendered us), and a spendid success for the Society.

we acknowledge valued and appreciated courtesies on our recent tour from the following gentlemen: R. W. Fuller, General Ticket Agent Chesapeake and Ohio railway; W. M. S. Dunn, Superintendent Virginia Midland; Henry Fink, General Manager Norfolk and Western, East Tennessee and Georgia, and Selma, Rome and Dalton; M. H. Smith, General Manager Louisville and Nashville railroad; J. G. Schriever, Vice-President of the Morgan railroad; Colonel W. H. Harding, General Manager of the Galveston, Henderson and Houston Railroad; Colonel T. W. Peirce, Jr., Vice-President Southern Pacific; Colonel G. Jordan, Vice-President and General Manager Houston and Texas Central; H. M. Hoxie, Vice-President of the Missouri Pacific and Texas Pacific railroads; and Governor J. D. Porter, President Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis railroad.

These courtesies, cheerfully granted, enabled us to travel in comfort over these splendid lines, and we were favored in not encountering on this long journey a single a single accident, and in having no detention or failure of connection that seriously interfered with our programme.

W. W. Corcoran, Esq., Vice-President of our Society for the District of Columbia, has recently done a very graceful and warmly appreciated act in purchasing from Dr. George W. Bagby, and presenting to the Society, a very valuable collection of war ‘annals’—embracing many thousand extracts from Confederate newspapers and other publications, containing heroic, patriotic, pathetic and humorous anecdotes, personal sketches, accounts of battles and sieges—incidents of the prison, the camp, the march, the bivouac, and the hospital—extracts from striking editorials—prices of commodities at different periods of the war—anecdotes of Southern women—and a general miscellany, too varied to be specially described— making a mass of material, which, if put in book form, would make probably one thousand six hundred octavo pages.

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