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

The Committee appointed for the purpose of taking into consideration the proceedings of the last general meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati and report what is necessary to be done thereon by this State Society previous to the next general meeting, beg leave to report:

I. That this State Society make provision for the payment of their proportion of three thousand and fourteen dollars to the Secretary General of the Society agreeably to the rule of appointment, established by them at their last general meeting, it being the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars and sixty-three ninetieths of a dollar, and that the said sum be transmitted on or before the first day of September next for the purpose of discharging certain debts incurred in France on account of the Society as stated in the proceedings of the general meeting.

II. That this State Society empower their delegates at the next general meeting to agree upon and finally to establish all such alterations as may be necessary in the Constitution of the society.

III. That this State Society be punctual in communicating to the next general meeting a fair and accurate return of their respective members properly authenticated, and that this State Society do in all things strictly conform to the principles of the Institution. Report was accepted.

Resolved, that the Secretary be punctual hereafter in communicating to each general meeting a fair and accurate return of the members of this Society properly authenticated.

Resolved, that the Treasurer keep a book of debtor and creditor of every member and present the same at next meeting together with an extract of delinquent members and a fair roll of all the members of this Society.

Delegates to the General Society

Honorary Colonel David Brearley, General David Forman, General Matthias Ogden, Major Joseph Bloomfield.

Hereditary Members

General David Foreman, who heretofore was elected as honorary member, having made it appear to the Society that he is entitled to be received as an original member, was admitted.

The Society being satisfied with the reasons for the non-attendance heretofore of Colonel John Beatty, Major John Hollinshead, Major Jeremiah Bruen, Captain Giles Mead, Captain James Anderson, Lieutenant Eli Elmer, Ensign John Hopper, Ensign Almarine Brooks, Lieutenant Anthony Reckless, and Doctor Jabez Campfield, who were within the rule of admission, admitted them accordingly.

Honorary Members

Doctor Thomas Henderson, having rendered satisfactory reasons for his non-attendance, resolved, that the said Doctor Thomas Henderson be admitted and sign the Institution.


Resolved, That the resolve heretofore entered with respect to the payment of four dollars by absent members from the annual meeting of the Society be repealed and the moneys heretofore paid be reimbursed.

Resolved, That the Treasurer do forward to the Secretary-General on or before the first day of September next, the sum of One hundred and fifty dollars and 63-90, being this Society’s proportion of the monies allowed to Major L’Enfant, which monies he is to furnish from the cash now in his hand if sufficient, if not the balance to be apportioned with the contingent expenses of the Society now due, on the individual members of the Society present, who are directed to pay the same within one month from this date.

On motion, appointed Col. Cumming and Capt. Ogden a Committee to take up the account of monies to be paid by this State Society previous to their adjournment.

The Treasurer informed the Society that he had received a sufficient sum from the members to pay Mons. L’Enfant in paper bills of credit, and therefore, wished to have the direction of the Society. Resolved, that the Treasurer be authorized to turn the said monies into specie, by such prudent means as he may devise and that this Society will make good any loss that may arise thereon.

April 13 To cash recd, for int. as per endorsement on Sundry Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37.30

July 5 To cash reed, of 13 members 35 per cent, each on acct. of expenses of the representation in General Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60.60

To cash recd. 33 members 25 per cent, each on acct. of expenses of the representation in General Society and appointment of the sum due from this State Society to Major L’Enfant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110.00

To cash recd, from Capt. Leonard on acct. Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.00

July 5 By cash put into the hand of the Honorable Robt. Lettis Hooper the amt. of the sum due Major L’Enfant to be remitted Gen. Knox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150.63

By cash paid the Hon. Elias Boudinot, Col. David Brearley, and Capt. Jonathan Dayton, their expenses attending the General Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $72.25

July 23 By cash paid John Phillips, Esq., for filling up fifty-six diplomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.00