Proceedings of the General Society of the Cincinnati, 1784-, Volumen1

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Página 95 - ... the officers of the American army do hereby in the most solemn manner associate, constitute, and combine themselves into one society of friends, to endure as long as they shall endure, or any of their eldest male posterity, and in failure thereof, the collateral branches, who may be judged worthy of becoming its supporters and members.
Página 195 - An incessant attention to preserve inviolate those exalted rights and liberties of human nature for which they have fought and bled, and without which the high rank of a rational being is a curse instead of a blessing.
Página 13 - To render permanent the cordial Affection subsisting among the officers; this Spirit will dictate Brotherly Kindness in all things, and particularly extend to the most substantial Acts of Beneficence, according to the Ability of the Society, towards those Officers and their Families who unfortunately may be under the Necessity of receiving it.
Página 110 - To perpetuate, therefore, as well the remembrance of this vast event, as the mutual friendships which have been formed under the pressure of common danger, and, in many instances, cemented by the blood of the parties, the officers of the American Army do hereby, in the most solemn manner, associate, constitute and combine themselves into one SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, to endure as long as they shall endure, or any of their eldest male posterity, and, in failure Of tiff THE SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI thereof,...
Página 96 - That the Institution of the Society of the Cincinnati remains as it was originally proposed and adopted by the officers of the American Army, at their Cantonments on the banks of the Hudson River, in 1783.
Página 13 - There shall be a meeting of the society at least once in three years, on the first Monday in May, at such place as the president shall appoint. The said meeting shall consist of the aforesaid officers (whose expenses shall be equally borne by the State funds), and a representation from each State. The business of this general meeting shall be, to regulate the distribution of surplus funds, to appoint officers for the ensuing term, and to conform the by-laws of State meetings to the general objects...
Página 16 - May 15"' 1784 — The INSTITUTION of the SOCIETY of the CINCINNATI as altered and amended at their first general meeting. — It having pleased the great Governour of ye universe to give success to the Arms and to establish the UNITED STATES free and independent : therefore gratefully to commemorate this event, — to inculcate to...
Página 14 - The State Societies will consist of all the members resident in each State respectively ; and any member removing from one State to another, is to be considered, in all respects, as belonging to •the Society of the State in which he shall actually reside. The...
Página 223 - ... specific amendments, proper to be proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the States, to become, if ratified by three-fourths thereof, part of the constitution of the United States, together with the amendments to the said constitution, as proposed by the several States...
Página 18 - Posterity : we have retained accordingly those devices which recognize the manner of our returning to our citizenship ; not as ostentatious marks of our discrimination, but as pledges of our friendship, and emblems whose appearance will never permit us to deviate from the paths of virtue. — And we presume in this place it may not be inexpedient to inform that these are considered as the most endearing tokens of friendship, and held in the highest estimation by such of our Allies as have become...

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