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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual meeting of the Southern Historical Society. (search)
earth. By order of the Executive Committee. J. Wm. Jones, Secretary. Dabney H. Maury, Chairman. Office Southern Historical Society, Richmond, Va., Nov. 1st, 1876. The Secretary (Rev. J. Wm. Jones) then stated that the Committee had been very much disappointed in their efforts to secure an annual orator; but that it was hoped that a number of gentlemen present would make brief addresses. Very effective speeches were then made by Rev. Dr. J. B. Jeter, General W. B. Taliaferro, General H. H. Heth, United States Senator (Colonel) R. E. Withers, Rev. J. L. M. Curry D. D. Ll. D., and General Dabney H. Maury. The Secretary made explanations concerning several matters in the report — the policy and acts of the committee were warmly endorsed by the speakers — and the report was unanimously adopted. The Society unanimously passed resolutions commending to the warm sympathies and liberal contributions of lovers of country everywhere the effort now being made to place in Richmond