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[287] be duly announced and steadily pushed. Meantime we are anxious to hear from friends who can help us, 1. By a personal contribution, large or small. 2. By arranging for lectures, concerts, or entertainments for the benefit of the Fund. 3. By sending us the names of those who can help us.

Remember we want, and by God's blessing mean to have, an endowment of at least $100,000, and a fire-proof building for our archives.

What can you do in the premises?

General Fitz. Lee has consented to make the address at the meeting of the Confederate Association of Missouri, at Jefferson City, August the 28th, and to repeat his lecture on Chancellorsville, for the benefit of the Southern Historical Society, at such points in Missouri as General Marmaduke may arrange for. Friends in Missouri, or Kentucky, or Arkansas, who desire to have General Lee's lecture, would do well to correspond at once with this office, or with General John S. Marmaduke, St. Louis, Mo. We are hoping for another successful tour with our gallant and accomplished friend, ‘General Fitz.’

in our Acknowledgement of courtesies in our last number, we inadvertently omitted the name of J. F. Crosby, Vice-President and General Manager of the Texas and New Orleans and Louisiana Western Railways, whose cheerfully extended courtesy over his splendid ‘Crescent Route’ was warmly appreciated. And we had purposed extending our very special thanks to our old friend Colonel J. G. James, President of the Texas Military College, who rendered invaluable aid in arranging the programme of General Lee's tour through Texas, and conducted a very extensive correspondence to make it a success.

Recently we have been brought under obligations to W. W. Peabody, General Superintendent of the Ohio and Mississippi, and renewed obligations to Colonel Hoxie, of the Missouri Pacific, and all the lines of the great Goul system; M. H. Smith, Vice President of the splendid Louisville and Nashville railway; and Henry Fink, Vice President and General Manager of the superb line from Memphis to Norfolk, for highly appreciated courtesies over their lines.

And we desire gratefully to record that in travelling in February and March, from Richmond to New Orleans, Galveston, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Corsicana, Dallas, Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville, Louisville and back to Richmond by the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, and recently to Louisville, St. Louis, Waco, Dallas, Memphis and back home by the Memphis and Charleston, East Tennessee and Georgia, Norfolk and Western, and Richmond and Danville railroads, we met with no accident, suffered no serious detention, encountered nothing but politeness on the part of railroad officials, and had all of the comforts attainable on such a journey.

‘crowded out’ explains the absence of several articles intended for this number. Several of the articles left with the printer when the Secretary

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