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Major Everest:—I see a chance for some great financiering. As Captain Andrus said, I presume the amount can be raised, and perhaps three times the amount (one thousand dollars) for the erection of a monument. Let some of these wealthy men like Captain Andreas and General Belknap, raise all the money we can, and take that and put it in the treasury, and then appropriate this bond, and that will be the act of the Army of the Tennessee. I think then we will have more money in our treasury than we had before.

Colonel Noble:-I have only one word to say, and that is this, (for I guess I can judge of this matter): I think there isn't a member of this Society that does not feel it a pleasure and a duty to contribute. I think that at least three-quarters of us here feel that we are doing a wrong thing to break into that permanent fund. I don't want to vote on that question; I would rather have General Raum withdraw it. I would like Captain Andreas or any one to get up there and ask for contributions, and we wili make that up here in the next five minutes. I don't want to vote on that question. It would come like pulling teeth to vote on that question, but I don't think we ought to break in on that fund.

Lieutenant-Colonel Dresser:-The gentleman who has just taken his seat has spoken my feelings. I don't want to vote to appropriate any amount of money to build a monument for General Logan. There is no man on this floor who has a greater love for him than I have. I slept under the same blanket with him many a night. It comes worse than pulling teeth, as he says, to vote against it, and I don't want to vote for it. I arise to make this motion as a substitute for the motion presented by General Raum. It is this: I understand we have a membership of about 500 in the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. A contribution of three dollars apiece will raise more money than the sale of this bond will raise. I don't believe that there is a member of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, who is able to do it, but what will contribute from five to ten dollars willingly and gladly. I make this motion as a substitute: That General Raum shall be appointed as a Committee of One, and that the President shall be added to that committee, and shall receive subscriptions not only from the members of the Society who may be here, but from all members of the Society who are now upon the books, and that that sum, whatever it may be, be it little or more, shall be con

tributed as the contribution of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee for the purpose of this erection of the monument; that it shall not go in as individual subscriptions, but that it shall go before the public as the subscription of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, for the purpose of assisting in the erection of this monument.

The President:-The substitute is not in order, because it is an entirely new proposition, unless it is accepted by the movers.

General Raum:-After consultation with General Leggett, we have decided to withdraw the resolution. As to a new proposition, I would suggest that it is not necessary to appoint another committee. General Leggett is here; I am not certain whether there is another member. I think that whatever action is necessary can be taken here without the necessity of raising another committee.

Lieutenant-Colonel Dresser:—That is all right, if you want that committee.

General Dodge:-I believe that we all of us would rather make an individual subscription right here, as the act of this Society. I will give $200, if necessary:

Lieutenant-Colonel Dresser:-I offer my proposition as an orig. inal motion, that the committee shall take up this subscription


The President:-Reduce it to writing.

Captain Andreas:-I move as a substitute, as we will not be so enthusiastic later, that we raise this money right here. I move that the Secretary take down the names of those who shall contribute While I am not a Jay Gould, and have contributed twice to this, I will give $100. That is $500 that is raised now.

The President:-It is moved that the Secretary take down the names of those who desire to subscribe. As I am not as rich as you Chicago fellows, I will start it with fifty dollars.

General Hickenlooper:- We must remember that the members of this army have drifted into widely different spheres since the war, and good fortune has been given to some, and others, equally deserving, the world has shaken hardly, and might feel some embarrassment about jumping up here and subscribing. This would bar them out. I am rather in favor of subscribing such an amount as may be necessary. In other words, I think the members of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee ought to be each personally given an opportunity, through the channel of the officers that you choose, to make such subscription as they may feel they are warranted in making. And then, if there is any deficiency in the amount afterward, I would cheerfully join with these gentlemen in making it up. I propose this, feeling that that would be the more harmonious and more kindly and proper way of contributing this. General Raum has just called my attention to this: “Your committee further state that they will at once prepare a circular letter, addressed to the members of the Society, to contribute to this fund." That has been acted on by this Society. It does appear to me that there is no necessity, at this time, of going further.

The President:—The report certainly covers the point.

General Hickenlooper:- I believe that will be a kindlier thing to do, and more popular, than for each one of the gentlemen whom fortune has favored to jump up and subscribe.

Colonel Dresser:—That meets my idea, and I will withdraw the resolution I made.

General Hickenlooper:- There is no fear but that Captain Andreas and myself will be able to come in. I want to impress you that other gentlemen, whom fortune may not have favored, that they are only able to give five dollars where others are able to give one hundred dollars. I believe in having it more general and a more hearty contribution.

General Raum:-To relieve the situation, I will suggest that the matter will not be pressed here at this meeting at all, but that General Leggett and myself will take great pleasure, at the hotel, in receiving subscriptions from such members as feel disposed to make them to the committee.

Colonel Dresser:- It is decided that the contribution is not limited to one thousand dollars? But the amount that may be contributed shall go in as the contribution of the Society and not as that of individual members; that is the way I understand this proposition now. Every man is welcome. If he can give a dollar, give a dollar; if he can give ten cents, give it; if he can give two hundred dollars, well—some of these gentlemen who have been favored by fortune-and whatever amount it is, it will be the contribution of this Society.

Captain Andreas:-I will withdraw the motion; but I think I am right. I think my method is the correct one to raise the money.

The President:--My comrades, I simply want to state this: that the subscription by the Society entire would be more uniform, more just-just like a law of Congress appropriating one thousand dollars, equally distributed over the United States in proportion to the wealth. I think that is the fairest way in the world the body can act; but this is the course you are taking, and one in which you keep the subscription list separate from the body of the people. It will then be a subscription of the members of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and so can be entered upon the books there in Washington. With that understanding, I think that you have arrived at a fair conclusion. It appears to be acceptable all around. The resolution is withdrawn, and there is no other resolution before the Society.

Captain Gile:—There seems to be a fear of establishing a precedent that I think is wrong in this matter. I want to offer a resolution. I think the members of the Society

The President:-Offer the resolution first.

Captain Gile:-I offer the resolution that the members of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee be assessed the sum of two dollars, or I will make it three dollars, each for this purpose-for the purpose of erecting the monument to the memory of General Logan. That is the action of the Society. It goes on record as the action of the Society. It gives every member who is not here present an opportunity to pay the three dollars to go to that purpose. It gives the opportunity to General Dodge and those other gentlemen who want to subscribe two hundred, or five hun. dred, or one thousand dollars, to do it. At the same time, it is the action of this Society, and is a precedent of which you needn't have any fear. There is only one remaining general who ever commanded the Army of the Tennessee living, and I hope it will be many years before we shall be required to donate any money of this Association to erect a monument to him. I hope this Society will take some action as a society, looking towards the erection of a monument to General Logan; and the donation of three times as much in my judgment would meet the question. I offer that as a

resolution, and that the Secretary of the Society notify the members of the Society to that effect.

General Hickenlooper:-While the proposed resolution meets with my views, so far as the sentiment is concerned, I would suggest as an amendment, that the members be “ requested” to contribute. I trust that you will not consider that I am particularly a stickler for precedent, but I think that the assessment of members is quite as bad a precedent as the appropriation of the money of the Society. Because I think we have no right to assess the members of the Society against their will.

The amendment of General Hickenlooper was accepted by Captain Gile, whereupon the motion prevailed unanimously.

The President:—This will be the action of the Society. Captain Andreas:- I don't understand, Mr. President, that it prevents any

of us calling on General Raum to-day. I was going to suggest that we all do it.

The President:-Captain Gile proposes that the members be requested to pay three dollars in to the Society, which money at the same time is appropriated for that purpose.

General Hickenlooper:-I understand this: I understand that the Secretary of the Society will prepare his circular, asking the members of the Society to each transmit him $3. That will pass to the credit of the Society in general, and not to the members. That will be one bulk sum contributed by the members of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. In addition to that, any gentleman who desires to contribute a greater sum, will have the opportunity to do it, and it will be credited to him as an individual subscription.

Major Towne:-I hope the action of the Society does not dampen the general enthusiasm of these gentlemen.

General Chetlain:-I would add “three dollars or more." In making out remittances it is just as easy to make it $5 or $7.

The President:—That would defeat Captain Gile's.

General Hickenlooper:–He can make it $50 more, if he chooses. He can contribute $3 as a member of the Society; if he wants to put in $50, it is his own contribution.

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