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

Standing Committee

Generals Beatty, Giles, J. Dayton, Colonels Ogden, Kinney, Major Shute, Captain Tuttle.

Hereditary Members

Major John T. Plume, of Newark, made application to be admitted to membership in right of Doctor Garret Van Wagener, deceased, on a certificate of Colonel Richard Varick, President of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati, stating that Doctor Van Wagener was a member in good standing of that Society from its commencement to his death, and further on an affidavit that he has no male posterity and that he was next in right in the collateral branch. The Committee recommends that the further consideration of this application be postponed till the next meeting of the Society.

The Standing Committee satisfied from the best information they have been enabled under present circumstances to obtain that Doctor Wm. Barnet, surgeon of the first regiment of the New Jersey line had served a sufficient length of time to entitle him to an original membership of this Society, and satisfied also that he had departed this life prior to the expiration of six months after the disbandment of the Army, do therefore, recommend that the Society adopt the following resolution.

Resolved, that Isaac Cox Barnet be admitted as a member of this Society, in right of his said father, Doctor Wm. Barnet, upon his depositing in the hands of the Treasurer sixty dollars, being one months pay of a Regimental Surgeon, and the further sum of eight dollars assessed upon and paid by each for certain contingent expenses. Recommendation adopted.


The Standing Committee report that they have examined the accounts of the Treasurer and find the permanent funds of the Society to be the same as last year, which agreeably to order are deposited in the Trenton Bank.

The Treasurer has received $600, which in addition to $517.74, balance of last year makes the sum of $1,117.74, and there was due on the first of July, the further sum of $150: and that the Treasurer has expended the sum of $506.45, leaving a balance of $611.29, which with the sum as above on the first instant, places at the disposal of the Society, the sum of $761.29.


The Standing Committee recommend that the following sums be appropriated for charitable purposes. To Mrs. Armstrong, widow of the Revd. Mr. Armstrong, $60. Major Almarine Brooks, $60. Mrs. Stout, widow of the late Wessel T. Stout. $60. Major Whitlock, $80. Mrs. Seely, widow of the late Samuel Seely, $35. Miss Baldwin, daughter of the late Capt. Daniel Baldwin, $50. Samuel Hendry, $15. They were appropriated.


The President announced the death of Dr. Lewis Dunham and Dr. Elias Boudinot.

Resolved, that in honor of the memory of our deceased brethren, the Society will wear mourning by a crape on the left arm for the space of thirty days.

The Military attending, the Society, together with the Citizens, walked in procession to the Presbyterian Church, to attend the exercises appointed for the day, when, after a prayer by the Revd. Mr. Armstrong and the reading of the Declaration of Independence, an oration was delivered by Genl. Elmer.

The exercises of the church being ended, the Society returned in the same order of procession to the place of their sitting and proceeded to business.

Resolved, that the thanks of this Society be presented to Genl. Elmer for his very appropriate oration and that he be requested to deliver the same to the Secretary, that it may be placed among the archives.

Resolved, that the blank diplomas now deposited in the State Bank of Elizabeth, together with the unbound books of Bye-Laws and Rules of the Society of the Cincinnati of this State, be deposited in the Bank of Trenton, where the public stock or funds of the Society remain and that the Secretary cause this resolution to be carried into effect.

Resolved, that so much of the order of this Society made on the 4th of July, 1820, directing a Committee to select some suitable person to deliver a discourse before the Society so far, only, as the same resolution authorizes that due compensation be made from the funds of the Society for such services be, and the same is hereby rescinded.