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James Strawbridge,

B. M. Palmer,

Thomas J. Semmes,

Harry T. Hays,

E. M. Hudson,

J. N. Gallaher,

Charles L. C. Dupuy,

B. A. Pope, M. D.,

Joseph Jones, M. D.,

B. F. Jones,

Edward Joy,

A. W. Bosworth,

Charles Chapotin,

C. M. Conrad,

J. F. Caldwell,

G. T. Beauregard,

H. Chapotin,

S. E. Chaille, M. D.,

1T. H. Richardson, M. D.,

S. M. Bemiss, M. D.,

Frank Hawthorn, M. D.,

John J. O'Brien.

G. Waggaman,

William S. Pike,

J. L. Feurman.

At a meeting held at the rooms of the Howard Association, May 1, 1869, General Beauregard was called to the chair.

General Bragg, then, as chairman of the committee on organization (composed as follows: Hon. Charles M. Conrad, Rev. Dr. B. M. Palmer, Colonel C. A. Breaux, Hon. T. J. Semmes, Dr. J. Dickson Burns, Rev. J. N. Gallaher, B. F. Jones), made his report, which recommended that ‘the scope of the Society should be broad and general, embracing everything on both sides connected with the recent political and military movements and operations in our country, preceding, during and following the war,’ and that it be designated ‘The Southern Historical Society.’ It was provided that there should be a President, Vice-President, a Secretary and Treasurer, with an Advisory Committee to consist of the above named officers, ex-officio, and of four other members to be elected by the Society annually. ‘With a view to extend the influence of the Association,’ ‘the appointment of a Vice-President in each State’ was advised.

It was urged that ‘much circumspection and judgment should be displayed in the office of Secretary, as the officer upon whom will devolve the labor and responsibility of conducting the most important work of the Society, and we must not expect to command the services of such a one, without compensation; but he should be the only paid officer of the Society.’

A circular address was directed to be prepared and issued by the Secretary, setting forth the objects of the Society, etc.

The report was adopted.

1 Subscribed but decidedly stricken across the signature.

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