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[477] recumbent statue of General Robert E. Lee, at Lexington, Va., on the 28th of June last. The admirably appropriate introductory remarks of General Early, and the supremely forcible and beautiful address of Major Daniel, are too valuable to be omitted in the household literature of any Southerner who cherishes the memory of the peerless soldier and Christian gentleman, whose name, as long as time lasts, will be linked, in the Southern mind, with all that is brave and beautiful and noble in the nature of man. The price for a year's subscription to Southern Historical Papers is only $3, and only 50 cents for the Lee number. Orders should be sent to Dr. J. William Jones, Secretary, Richmond, Va.

Dr. Jones deserves the gratitude of the Southern people for the energy the ardor and the ability with which he has worked and is working to give to the world, through Southern Historical Papers, a true history of the South in the course of her ill-omened cause.

Louisiana soldiers' home.—as a model for similar organizations, we give the full text of the act establishing the Louisiana Soldiers' Home, and urge our friends in every State to move in the same good cause:

An act to amend and re-enact act no. 103, approved March 17, 1866, entitled an act founding a soldiers' home for Louisiana and making an appropriation therefor, payable out of the revenues of the years 1883 and 1884:

section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, That an Act entitled an Act founding a Soldiers' Home, approved March 17, 1866, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows: That until suitable grounds be purchased and proper buildings erected for the full development of the purposes of the present Act, some tenement within the city of New Orleans or its environs shall be rented with a view of establishing temporarily a “Soldiers' home” for the reception and care of all Louisiana soldiers who may have been maimed or otherwise disabled, and who are not already pensioned or provided for by the United States Government.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That a Board of Managers, under the name and style of the “Board of Directors of the Soldiers' Home of the State of Louisiana,” for the proper direction of the affairs of said institution is hereby created, to be composed of ten members, viz.: The President; three Vice-Presidents, and Recording Secretary of the Benevolent Association of the Army of Tennessee; the President, three Vice-Presidents, and a Recording Secretary of the Army of Northern Virginia, and their successors in office, one of whom shall be elected President by the members of the Board. A majority of the members of said Board shall constitute a quorum to do business, and in the absence of the President they may choose one from among themselves to act as President pro tem. They shall meet at least once every month, and as much oftener as the President may deem it necessary.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That said Board of Directors shall have


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