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Honoring our present Treasurer, who has occupied the position from the beginning, the committee, notwithstanding his modest declination, present for Treasurer the name of General M. F. Force.
WM. W. BELKNAP,
On motion of Captain Lanstrum:
The President:—The next will be the report of the committee on time and place of next meeting: General Strong, chairman.
GENERAL WM. T. SHERMAN,
President of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee: The committee appointed to select the place and the time for the next reunion of this Society respectfully report, that it has selected Cincinnati, Ohio, as the place of the meeting, and the time, September, 1889, the exact date to be fixed by the President of the Society on consultation with the Local Committee of Arrangements.
WM, E. STRONG,
M. H. HIGLEY.
On motion of General Pierson:
The President:—The time will be announced in due season, and given notice of, I suppose, at the time we call the next meeting, in September, 1889, at Cincinnati, Ohio.
The third and last committee of which I have a recollection, is that to select an orator.
Colonel Dawes:– The committee appointed to select an orator at the next annual meeting, report that they have selected General Andrew Hickenlooper for orator, and Colonel James F. How for alternate.
The report was adopted, on motion of Captain Mattson.
General Raum:-I have reduced to writing subtantially the statement I made yesterday, with certain additional statements, that I will read.
Toledo, Ohio, September 5, 1888. General W. T. SHERMAN,
President: Your committee appointed at the reunion, held at Detroit last year, charged with the duty of securing the erection of a suitable statue in Washington City, in honor of the life and services of our late comrade, General John A. Logan, beg leave to report that they attended the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in St. Louis, in September, 1887, and presented a memorial to said Encampment asking aid for the erection of said statue.
This memorial was duly considered, and a committee appointed to cooperate with your committee in securing the erection of the statue, and the Encampment adopted a resolution recommending that the G. A. R. Posts contribute ten cents for each member to the work.
We further report that both of said committees uniting petitioned Congress for the passage of a joint resolution, which was introduced by Colonel Henderson, of Iowa, a copy of which is herewith attached. This petition and resolution was referred to the proper committee. On the 3d of August, 1888, said committee submitted a report upon said resolution, and recommended its passage. This resolution, as will be observed, authorizes the erection of said statue in Iowa Circle, denotes the necessary cannon for the work, and makes an appropriation for the pedestal.
Colonel Henderson and other members of Congress are of opinion that said resolution will be passed by Congress at its present session. Since the report was made, a conference has been had with General R. A. Alger, Chairman of the committee appointed by the National Encampment G. A. R., and said committee has just issued a circular letter to the G. A. R. Posts, asking for subscriptions.
Your committee beg also to report that the sum of nearly $5,000 has already been subscribed.
Further, that it has been thought proper to raise the sum of $25,000 as the total amount required for the statue.
Your committee further state that they will at once prepare a circular letter, addressed to the members of the society, requesting them to contribute to this fund.
GREEN B. RAUM,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
50TH CONGRESS, ?
REPORT 7 No. 3206.
STATUE OF GENERAL JOHN A. LOGAN.
AUGUST 3, 1888.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the
state of the Union and ordered to be printed.
Mr. STAHLNECKER, from the Committee on the Library, submitted the
The Committee on the Library, to whom was referred the joint resolution
(H. Res. 155) authorizing the erection of a statue to the late Major-General John A. Logan, by the Society of the Army of the Tennessee and the Grand Army of the Republic, in Iowa Circle, Washington, D. C., and donating condemned guns therefor and making an appropriation for the pedestal of said statue, submit the following report:
The committee report that this action is urged by the Society of the Army of the Tennessee and the Grand Army of the Republic, and in the opinion of the committee is sustained by the sentiment of the country, which recognizes in the late General Logan a character of such dignity and stature as to be worthy of the proposed action. The committee will attach to this report the petitions from the societies referred to and recommend favorable action. To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled : The undersigned petitioners wish respectfully to bring to your attention the fact that, at the annual meeting of the Society of the Army of the Tennes
held at Detroit, Mich., September 14 and 15, 1887, the subject of the death of Major-General John A. Logan was duly considered, and amongst other resolutions the following were unanimously adopted by the Society:
“Resolved, That in the opinion of this Society it would be fitting that a suitable statue should be erected at the national capital in some public place to commemorate the great services in war and peace rendered by MajorGeneral John A. Logan to the country, and this Society proposes to cooperate with the Grand Army of the Republic and other organizations and citizens in general in raising the necessary funds and securing suitable legislation by Congress to accomplish the proposed end.
“Resolved, therefore, That a committee of be appointed for the above purpose, and said committee is hereby authorized to fill vacancies in its own body, to appoint other committees, and to co-operate with committees appointed by other organizations or bodies of citizens to raise funds and to take such action from time to time as they may deem necessary and proper to secure the erection of a statue of General Logan as above proposed."
In pursuance of the above resolutions and for the purpose of carrying out the recommendations therein made, the following-named persons were appointed a committee on behalf of said Society: Green B. Raum, M. D. Leg. gett, D. B. Henderson, John McNulta, and W. H. Calkins.
We also wish to bring to your attention the further fact that the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held at St. Louis, Mo., on the 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th days of September, 1887, in considering the subject of the death of General Logan, among other resolutions unanimously adopted the following:
Your committee, to whom was referred the matter of co-operating with the trustees appointed by the Legislature of the State of Illinois at its last session to erect, in one of its parks of Chicago, a monument to that illustrious comrade and statesman, Major-General John A. Logan, and to whom also have been referred the resolutions of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, adopted at its annual meeting held in the city of Detroit on the 14th and 15th instants, asking that the Grand Army of the Republic co-operate with said Society in erecting a suitable monument at the Nation's capital in honor of that great comrade, beg leave to submit the following:
We do not deem it wise at this time to ask the Grand Army to aid in erecting two monuments to General Logan, much as we would wish to do so, fearing that the double undertaking would weaken, if not deseat both. And inasmuch as the great State of Illinois has so nobly begun the work in Chicago, and nothing has as yet been done towards the statue in Washington, we believe it wise to use all our own energies in erecting the latter.
We therefore, believing every comrade in the United States will wish to join in this work, recommend that the Grand Army, through its several departments and posts, be earnestly requested to at once raise the small sum of ten cents from each of its members for said object, and that a permanent committee of five he appointed by this body, with power to fill vacancies, whose duty it shall be to co-operate with the committee of five appointed by said Society of the Army of the Tennessee to carry on and complete the work of erecting this statue in Washington. We recommend that all sums so collected shall be transmitted through departments and national headquarters to said committee, with a roster of all the names of comrades who shall contribute to said fund, that the latter may be preserved in the archives of the Society having in charge this noble work.
And in pursuance of said resolutions a committee was appointed to represent the Grand Army of the Republic, consisting of the following.named persons: R. A. Alger, Hannibal Hamlin, James A. Beaver, John M. Palmer, and H. H. Thomas.
Your petitioners are of the opinion that the action of these two Societies. looking to the erection of an equestria'ı statue in the city of Washington to General Logan, will meet with the heariy approval of the people of the United States.
The undersigned petitioners, committees of the Societies above named, pro. pose, with the sanction of Congress, to raise the necessary funds and to erect a suitable equestrian statue to General Logan at the national capital. To the
end that this may be done, your petitioners respectfully pray that your honor able bodies will pass a joint resolution authorizing the erection of such a statue at the crossing of Vermont and Rhode Island avenues and P and Thir. teenth streets, in the reservation known as Iowa Circle, in the city of Washington, D. C.; that a suitable number of condemned cannon be donated by Congress for the metal for this work, and that a proper appropriation be made for the erection of a pedestal for said statue. This action we respectfully urge upon Congress as a fitting tribute of the country to a man who is uni versally recognized as the foremost volunteer soldier of the Union army during the late civil war.
April 19, 1888.
1st Session. )
H. RES. 155.
[Report No. 3206.]
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
APRIL 23, 1888. Read twice, referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and ordered to be
MAY 29, 1885. Committee on Military Affairs discharged and referred to the Committee on
AUGUST 3, 1888. Committed to the Committee of the Whole House and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, introduced the following joint resolution:
JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the erection of a statue to the late Major-General John A. Logan
by the Society of the Army of the Tennessee and the Grand Army of the Republic, in Iowa Circle, Washington, District of Columbia, and donating condemned guns therefor, and making an appropriation for the pedestal of said statue.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy be, and hereby are, authorized and directed to deliver to the committees appointed by the Society of the Army of the Tennessee and the national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic such number of condemned bronze guns as may be required by said committees to be used in the erection or ornamentation of an equestrian or other statue to the late Major General John A. Logan, and that authority is hereby granted for the election of said statue at the crossing of Vermont and Rhode Island avenues and P and Thirteenth streets, in the reservation known as Iowa Cir