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

Standing Committee

Mr. William Lloyd, Mr. John Clarke Sims, Mr. William Ballard, Hon. Henry S. Harris, Mr. Wessel T. B. S. Imlay, General William S. Stryker, Dr. Luther F. Halsey.

Delegates to the General Society

Hon. Clifford Stanley Sims, Mr. William Bowen Buck, Mr. Francis Barber Ogden, Rev. Samuel Moore Shute, D.D., Mr. William Chetwood Spencer.


Hon. John Thompson Nixon, Mr. John Clarke Sims, Hon. John Lambert Cadwalader, General William Scudder Stryker, Hon. Joseph Dorset Bedle.

Hereditary Members

The Standing Committee have received the following applications for admissions to Hereditary Membership, which they recommend to the suffrages of the Society. Timothy Matlack Cheesman; Robert Newberry Stockton; Charles Adolphe Baldwin; William McKnight Reckless. They were admitted.

And under the provision of Rule 2; Richard Montgomery Stites; James Seguin de Benneville; John Jackson Riker. The rule being suspended they were admitted.


The Standing Committee report that the present par value of the assets of the society is $19,622.30, making at market value the sum of $19,732.30, as shown by the annual report of the Trustees.

That they have examined the accounts for the past year as rendered by the Treasurer and find the same correct; there is shown thereby to be in the hands of the Treasurer the sum of $853.83, after allowing $816.00 for sundry expenses during the past year as per accounts audited.


Your Standing Committee recommend that the sum of $50 be appropriated for donations and that it be divided pro rata among the following persons: Miss Elizabeth Barber and Miss Julia Pennington. Recommendation adopted.


Meeting having been called to order by the President, was opened with prayer by the Chaplain, the minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. The President and Secretary made verbal reports. The Standing Committee announce that during the year past death has taken from us the following members: Rear Admiral Charles Henry Baldwin, Dr. Timothy Matlack Cheesman, Hon. Anthony Reckless, Major Robert Stockton, and Francis Barber Howell.

On motion, it was resolved, that each member be requested to forward cabinet photographs of himself and his ancestors to the Secretary to be deposited in the archives of the Society.

The Society then took a recess till 2.30 P. M., at which time it entertained at dinner a number of invited guests, and the usual patriotic toasts were drunk and responded to.