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3. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of our deceased comrade, and the papers, in sympathy with our organization, be requested to publish the same.

The resolutions were seconded by Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Markham, of New Orleans, who was chaplain of Featherstone's brigade, by Colonel Addison Craft, of Holly Springs, Miss., who was fresh from the dying-bed of the General, and by his aid-de-camp, Captain LeCand, of Natchex, Miss., all of whom passed fervid and eloquent eulogies on the life and character of the dead General.

The resolutions were adopted unanimously by a rising vote.

A committee on resolutions, composed of one from each camp, with General Walter H. Rogers as chairman, was appointed, to whom all resolutions were to be referred.

General E. Kirby Smith offered a resolution providing for the appointment of a committee to consult with Mrs. Jefferson Davis, with a view of determining upon and fixing the final burial-place of ex-President Jefferson Davis, that immediate steps may be taken by this organization toward the speedy erection of a monument to Mr. Davis.

General Cabell spoke to the resolution, and others stated that the want of a definite location of the site retards the collection of subscriptions therefor.

The resolution was adopted.

Evening session.

The veterans re-assembled at 6 P. M., when the Committee on Resolutions reported the following, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the Association most heartily endorse the recommendation of the Southern Press Association, that public meetings be held in every town and hamlet of the South, on June 18, 1891, for the purpose of raising funds to build a monument to the memory of our late chieftain, Jefferson Davis.

New Orleans was fixed on as the place, and April 8, 1892, as the time for the next annual meeting of this organization.

General Gordon offered the following resolution (General Cabell in the chair):

Resolved, That a committee of one from each of the Southwestern States be appointed, who shall have the power to consider what plan,


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