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Meetings of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey

Standing Committee

Messrs. Harris, Ballard, Barber, Jackson, Hendry, Maxwell, Wilson.

Delegates to the General Society

Henry S. Harris, Franklin D. Howell, W. T. B. S. Imlay, Frank L. Humphreys, James W. S. Campbell.


John L. Cadwalader, Timothy M. Cheesman, W. W. Ballard, Charles H. Woodruff, Paul A. Hendry.

Hereditary Members

The following resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Whereas, The eligibility to membership in this Society as the representative of Colonel Nathaniel Scudder is vested in William Bradford Stryker son of the late General William Scudder Stryker, therefore, be it.

Resolved, That such membership shall remain in abeyance until his disability shall cease.

The Standing Committee recommend to the Society the admission of Dr. Austin Flint Morris as the representative of Major Joseph Morris under the Provisions of Rule 2. He was admitted.

The Standing Committee recommend that Mr. Charles Eldridge Morgan be admitted to Hereditary Membership as the representative of Brevet Captain Joseph Buck.

That, Mr. William Burnet Kinney be admitted to Hereditary Membership as the representative of Lieut. Abraham Kinney.

That Joseph Farrand Tuttle, Jr., be admitted to Hereditary Membership as the representative of Ensign William Tuttle.

That supplementary information relative to the claim of Thaddeus Kosciusko Chutkowski, which the Secretary General said in his opinion made Mr. Chutkowski eligible for membership, having been presented to your Committee they would recommend him for membership under Rule 2, as the representative of Brevet Brigadier General Thaddeus Koscuisko. He was admitted.

That as the Pennsylvania Society of the Cincinnati, waives all claims to the membership of Mr. John Reed Scott, therefore, be he admitted to Hereditary Membership under Rule 2, as the representative of Capt. Moses McClean.


The Standing Committee would respectfully report that they have examined and audited accounts and find that the value of securities is as follows:

Par Value $21,940.19
Market Value 29,855.19
The income last year was 1,186.49
Disbursements 1,339.20
Deficit $152.71


Your Standing Committee would recommend that the annual donation of $50 be made to Miss Elizabeth Barber. Recommendation adopted.


Meeting was called to order by the President.

The following communications relative to the death of Genl. W. S. Stryker were received. From the Society of the Cincinnati, in the State of Massachusetts; Society of Cincinnati, in the State of South Carolina; Society of Cincinnati, in the State of New York; Society of Cincinnati, in the State of Maryland, and from the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Rhode Island. They were ordered placed on file, and the Secretary was directed to acknowledge their receipt.

Mr. Maxwell reports as follows for the committee on William Bowen Buck‘s resolution.

Whereas, in the death of William Bowen Buck, for many years Vice-President of the Society of the Cincinnati, in the State of New Jersey, this Society has suffered a great loss, therefore be it Resolved, that the following minute be made upon the records of this Society:

William Bowen Buck was admitted to this Society in 1856, and was at the time of his death its senior member.

He has continuously labored faithfully in its interest. His courteous and genial manner made him not only highly respected, but loved by his fellow members, and his death will be greatly felt by this Society.

The Committee appointed to prepare resolutions on the death of Mr. John Clarke Sims and Mr. Thomas Talmadge Kinney reported as follows:

Mr. Sims was admitted to membership in this Society, July 4, 1875, and was therefore one of the oldest members.

His kindly nature and courteous manner endeared him to every one, his large experience on the executive staff of a great corporation, and his large business experience made him a most valuable member of this Society. He gave much of his time and thought to its interests, his family relations are said to have been ideal, and his whole neighborhood mourned him. John Clarke Sims more than any man of his day succeeded in retaining the confidence and warm friendship of all the many antagonistic classes that make a great city, a great university, and a great corporation. No one appreciated better than he the changing conditions of modern life, and no one more successfully reached the happy mean of keeping up-to-date without offensive radicalism. He saw and showed that he recognized the good that existed in men and measures not entirely popular, and he was quick to adapt it to possible reforms.

This Society, desires to express its great sense of its loss, and to extend to his family its deepest sympathy.

Sometimes a man drops out of the life, and the world goes on the same as before, without any note being left of his disappearance. Not so with our brother, Thomas T. Kinney.

Stalwart, rugged, yet kindly and affectionate, a man of affairs, a born leader of men, one who was always in the forefront of the effort of his time, his death is a distinct loss to this generation.

In his death we have lost an active member, a kindly friend, and one who graced our Society, and we shall miss at every meeting his cheery voice, his helpful counsel, and his kindly ways:

Resolved, that these minutes be spread in full on the records of the Society.

The reports of the committee were received and accepted, and the resolution was adopted.