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

Standing Committee

Major Shute, Colonel Armstrong, Colonel Scott, General Wall, Mr. Stout, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Spencer.

Hereditary Members

Robert D. Spencer made written application for admission as a member of this Society. It appears to the Society that the applicant is the eldest son of Dr. Oliver H. Spencer, deceased, formerly a member of this Society and successor of Col. Oliver H. Spencer, deceased, an original member. Robt. D. Spencer was admitted a member of this Society in strict lineal right.

James A. Pennington has applied for admission into this Society as a regular member thereof. It appears that the applicant is the only son of James Pennington, deceased, who was the eldest son of William S. Pennington, Esq., deceased, an original member of this Society. He was admitted.


The Standing Committee report that they have examined the accounts of the Treasurer and find that the permanent funds of the Society heretofore invested and reported to the Society consist of one certificate of trust issued by the New York Life Insurance & Trust Company for the sum of $10,100.50 bearing interest at five per cent., and it appears to the Standing Committee that $100.50 of the principal sum due on the aforesaid certificate have been drawn out by order of the Society and by them appropriated, leaving the permanent fund of this Society the sum of $10,000. The Treasurer has paid out of the monies received by him for the expenses of last year as follows : For the traveling expenses of the members at the meeting at Elizabeth Town in 1835, the sum of $134.40; for the expenses of the Society at the said meeting, $99.37; and for the donation to widows and others the sum of $304.40. The Treasurer has received as interest by the order of the Society from the Life & Trust Company, aforesaid, since the last meeting the sum of $506.25.

That there was prior to the said receipt of interest a balance due to the Treasurer of $7.20; there is therefore in the Treasury of the annual income of the Society, $429.05.


The Standing Committee recommend that $40 be appropriated to the following persons for relief: Mrs. Armstrong, widow of Revd. Mr. Armstrong; Miss Whitlock, daughter of Col. Whitlock; Mrs. Abby Hendry, widow of Dr. Hendry; Mrs. Barber, widow of Geo. C. Barber; Miss De Hart, daughter of Capt. Cyrus De Hart, and Mr. Hyer. Report adopted.


The President announced to the Society the death of Capt. Wm. Tuttle, whereupon it was Resolved, that the usual badge of mourning be worn for thirty days.

Resolved, that the thanks of this Society be presented to Wm. Halsted, Esqr., for his oration and that he be requested to furnish a copy to be deposited in our archives.