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

Standing Committee

Matthias Ogden, John L Beatty, Lucius Q. C. Elmer, Francis Barber, William Lloyd, James A. Pennington, Alexander C. Hyer.

Delegates to the General Society

Colonel Scott, George C. Thomas, Robert D. Spencer.


The Standing Committee report that they have inspected the certificate of the loan of the United States amounting to $10,000, and they find the same safe in the hands of the Treasurer.

They have also examined the Treasurer’s account, which they find to be correct. They find that there is now in the hands of the Treasurer, subject to the order of this Society the sum of $30.31. They further report that the accounts of the Treasurer are as follows : He is charged with one year’s interest on the loan amounting to $600 together with $30.31, the balance remaining in the hands of the Treasurer upon the accounts of the fourth of July, 1849, making altogether the sum of $630.31.

The following disbursements were made by the Treasurer:

Amounts paid by the Treasurer :

For donations $255.00
dinners 200.00
traveling expenses 105.80
crape 1.42
music 25.00
expenses of Delegates to General Society 47.00
traveling expenses of Dr. Davison 3.00
Total $637.22

Leaving a balance against the Society in favor of the Treasurer of $6.71.


The Standing Committee recommend that each of the following persons receive the sum of $23:

Miss Thomas, Wm. Whitlock, Miss Stout, Miss Sproules, Miss Reckless, Miss Ogden, Mrs. Barber, Miss De Hart, Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. Hyer, Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Patton, Mrs. Kollock, Miss Butler, Mrs. M. R. Williamson, Miss A. G. Dayton jointly, and Miss S. Dayton. William V. Hurd, $15. Recommendations adopted.


The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

It was then Resolved, that a Committee be appointed to prepare a Biographic and Historic sketch of the original members of this Society and report the same as early as practicable.

Govr. Pennington, the Revd. L. Halsey and Robert D. Spencer, Esqr., were appointed a Committee for that purpose.

It was further Resolved, that the members of this Society be requested to furnish at the next annual meeting such notices of the former members and their families, as may be thought suitable memorials to be deposited in the archives of this Society.

The Society then, joined by a large body of Citizens and escorted by the Military, marched in procession to the Presbyterian Church, and after a prayer by the Revd. Dr. Davison and the reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Revd. L. Halsey, an oration was delivered by the President.

Services being ended, the Society returned to their place of meeting and proceeded to business.