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

Standing Committee

Lucius Q. C. Elmer, William Lloyd, Matthias Ogden, John L Beatty, Francis Barber, John McDowell, Jr., Alexander C. Hyer.

Delegates to the General Society

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

Hereditary Members

Application having been made by the Rev. Doctor Davison to be admitted as a member of this Society, the Committee are of opinion that there are not sufficient facts to warrant his admission to membership.

Anthony Reckless a second son of Joseph W. Reckless, deceased, formerly a member of this Society applied for membership in this Society ; but as the facts set forth to entitle him thereto are altogether novel in their character, the Committee beg leave to refer the case to the Society.


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

They have also examined the Treasurer’s accounts which they find to be correct; and by which it appears that there is now in the hands of the Treasurer, subject to the order of this Society the sum of $645.23.

The accounts of the Treasurer stand as follows : He is charged with one year’s interest on the United States Loan amounting to $600, together with the sum of $45.23, the balance remaining in his hands upon the accounts of the fourth of July, 1848.

The following disbursements were made by the Treasurer:

Amounts paid by the Treasurer :

For donations $322.00
” dinners 95.73
” traveling expenses 152.80
” crapes 19.19
Messrs. Walker and Hurd (for donations) 25.00
Total $614.92
Balance in hands of Treasurer 30.51
Total $645.23

The Committee recommend that the sum of $3 be paid to Col. J. W. Scott, for the traveling expenses of the Rev. Dr. Davison.

The Committee further recommend that the sum of $47 be paid to Col. Scott and G. C. Thomas for the their expenses in attending the meeting of the General Society in Philadelphia in November last.


The Standing Committee recommend that each of the following persons receive the sum of $15: Miss Thomas, Mr. Wm. Whitlock, Miss Stout, Miss Sprouls, Miss E. Reckless, Miss Ogden, Miss De Hart, Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. Hyer, Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Patton, Mrs. Bayard, Miss Butler, Mrs. Barber, Mrs. M. R. C. Williamson and Miss Amelia G. Dayton to receive jointly $15, and Miss Eliza Dayton and Miss Sally Dayton to receive jointly $15, and William V. Hurd and Francis Barber to receive respectively $15. Recommendations adopted.


The President announced the death of Joseph W. Reckless, Esqr., and A. F. Walker, Esqr., late members of this Society; whereupon it was Resolved, that the usual badge of mourning be worn for thirty days.

The Society walked in procession to the Court House, when the services on the occasion were opened by the Revd. Luther Halsey with a prayer, the Declaration of Independence was read by Robert D. Spencer, Esqr., and the oration delivered by the Revd. Dr. Davison. The exercises being ended, the Society returned to the place of their sitting and proceeded to business.

Resolved, that the thanks of this Society be presented to the Revd. Dr. Davison for the address delivered by him publicly before the Society this day.

The members of the Pennsylvania Society of Cincinnati dined and united with our Society in the celebration of this Anniversary, according to the invitation.