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

Standing Committee

Colonel Scott, General Wall, Captain DeHart, Mr. Pennington, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Ogden, Mr. Lloyd.

By-Laws, Rules and Amendments

The following additional rule and by law was proposed for the consideration of the Society at their next meeting.

If any honorary member of this Society heretofore elected or hereafter to be elected as such shall refuse, omit or neglect to attend two regular successive meetings of this Society on Independence days without assigning a satisfactory reason therefor to the Society such omission or neglect shall be deemed and taken as a resignation of his seat and membership in this Society.

Hereditary Members

Matthias Ogden, the eldest son of the late Col. Aaron Ogden and James F. Armstrong, the eldest son of the late Reverend James F. Armstrong, original members of this Society, have applied for admission into this Society as members. As they are in strict lineal descent and right, they were admitted.


The Standing Committee report that they have examined the accounts of the Treasurer and find the same to be correct.

That the permanent fund of the Society amounts to $10,000. That the amount at the disposal of the Society at this time for expenses and donations is $528.25. There will probably be required $91.60 for the traveling expenses of the members; $100 for the expenses at the hotel, leaving $336.65 to be appropriated to donations.


The following applications for relief have been made to your Standing Committee and they would recommend them as worthy and deserving of the relief they seek:

Miss Nancy Reckless; Mrs. J. Williamson; Miss Sprowles; Mrs. Seely; the daughter of Col. Whitlock; Mrs. Rachael Lloyd; Mrs. Hendry; Wm. Hyer; Miss Ogden; Miss De Hart; Mrs. Barber; Miss Kinney; Miss Stout; Mrs. Harriet H. Armstrong, and they recommend that the donations be made accordingly. They further report that if their estimates are correct, the sum of $22 will be the amount of each donation, besides the sum of $5 to Col. Whitlock who is attending at this time under peculiar circumstances.


The Vice-President announced to the Society the death of Col. Aaron Ogden, late President, and of Col. R. L. Armstrong, late a member of this Society, whereupon it was Resolved, that in honor of the memory of our deceased brethern the Society will wear mourning by a crape on the left arm for the space of thirty days.

The Society, together with the Citizens, walked in procession to the First Presbyterian Church, when, after a prayer by the Revd. Mr. Magie and the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Col. Scott, an oration was delivered by the Hon. Mahlon Dickerson, who had been previously appointed for that purpose. The exercises being ended, the Society returned to the place of meeting and proceeded to business.

Resolved, that the thanks of the Society be presented to the orator and that he be requested to furnish a copy to be deposited In our archives.