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[103] us emulate his example; and if misfortune or disaster bear us down, let us draw inspiration, as he did, from the sublime faith and fortitude of Lee, in the darkest hour of his life, and ‘trust to work out.’

At the close of the address, Colonel Richard L. Maury offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be tendered Governor Thomas G. Jones, of Alabama, for his able address on ‘The Last Days of the Army of Northern Virginia,’ and that a copy of same be requested for publication and the archives of the Association.

Adopted unanimously.

Major Thomas A. Brander moved that a committee of five be appointed to propose the names of the officers and the Executive Committee for the ensuing year. Adopted; and the following gentlemen were appointed: Thomas A. Brander, E. C. Minor, William Kean, Charles E. Morgan and A. W. Garber.

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