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[291] or plans, if any, can be adopted for aiding our disabled and indigent brother Confederates, their families, widows, and children, and to adopt such plans or methods as may, in the judgment of said committee, seem to promise success.

General Gordon advocated the resolution in a feeling speech. The resolution was unanimously adopted.

The following composes the said committee: S. D. Thurston, of Texas; W. H. Simms, of Mississippi; ex-Governor John B. Gordon, of Georgia; H. Newman, of Tennessee; W. B. Nichol, of Alabama (chairman); B. F. Eschleman, of Louisana; Colonel A. C. Haskell, South Carolina; C. M. Busby, of North Carolina; Governor George Fleming, of Florida; Governor Eagle, of Arkansas; General F. M. Cockrell, of Missouri; Governor S. B. Buckner, of Kentucky; General Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia; and General Bradley T. Johnson, of Maryland.

The Association then proceeded to the election of officers for the ensuing year.

Dr. Joseph Jones, of New Orleans, nominated General John B. Gordon for re-election as Commander-in-Chief, which was seconded by Captain William R. Lyman, of New Orleans. He was elected by acclamation, amid great applause.

General Gordon, with evident feeling, responded: ‘I cannot speak to you, my brethren; my heart is at your feet; my life and all I have is at your service.’

Walter H. Rogers, of New Orleans, nominated General E. Kirby Smith for Lieutenant-General of the Eastern Division, and he was unanimously re-elected.

General W. A. Cabell nominated H. W. Mansur, of Texas, for Lieutenant-General of the Trans-Mississippi Department, or Western Division, and he was elected.

The Committee on Resolutions to the Memory of General Johnston, reported as follows:

Resolved, That in commemoration of the decease of General Joseph E. Johnston this convention desires to place on record an expression of its appreciation of the exalted character of this illustrious Confederate chieftain.

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