Editorial Paragraphs.

The Annual meeting of our Society, on the 31st of October last, was a decided success. The hall of the House of Delegates, kindly tendered us by His Excellency Governor Kemper, was packed to its utmost capacity, while many turned away unable to find even standing room.

The oration of General John T. Morgan was able, eloquent, and effective, and gave universal satisfaction. We deeply regret that the pressure upon our columns compels us to postpone its publication until our next number. For the same reason we are obliged to postpone the publication of our Annual Report.

The reunion of the Virginia division of the Army of Northern Virginia Association, on the evening of the 1st of November, was in every respect a most brilliant affair. The oration of Leigh Robinson, Esq., on “The Battle of the Wilderness,” was chaste, eloquent, and patriotic, and a valuable contribution to this series of historical addresses. By the way, what other army that ever existed could furnish from among its subalterns such orators as Colonel Charles Marshall, Colonel C. S. Venable, Major John W. Daniel, Captain W. Gordon McCabe, and Private Leigh Robinson? The banquet at the St. Claire hotel was presided over by the president (General W. H. F. Lee), and was a magnificent affair. We regret that we have not room for further notice of the “feast of reason and flow of soul” which made the occasion one of far more than ordinary interest.

The officers of last year (General W. H. F. Lee, president, George L. Christian and Leroy S. Edwards, secretaries, Major R. Stiles, treasurer, &c.,) were unanimously re-elected.

Renewals for 1878 are now in order. With this number the subscriptions of a large number of our subscribers will expire, and we beg that they will notify us at once of their desire for us to continue our monthly visits by forwarding the amount of their subscription by check, post-office money-order, or in registered letter. We beg immediate attention to this matter, as we cannot send our January number to any who shall have failed to comply with our terms, which are $3 per annum, cash in advance.

the finances of the Society, our friends will be glad to learn, are in a much more satisfactory condition than they were several months ago. If our [320] receipts for the current year are as large as they have been the past year (and we have every reason to believe they will be much larger) we can easily meet all of our obligations, and have money in the treasury. But we still desire to enroll additional life members, and to secure a list of new subscribers in every section. We beg our friends to help us.

Want of space compels us to leave out of this number General Lane's report of Gettysburg, a letter from Colonel J. B. Walton, Chief of Artillery of Longstreet's Corps, and other papers which we are obliged to put off.

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