Proceedings of the Historical Society of East and West Baton Rouge Volume 1-2

Proceedings of the Historical Society of East and West Baton Rouge Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...(C. K. David) concerning the removal of Hiram Powers' statue of Washington from Baton Rouge. Mrs. J. A. Bond contributed a violin solo. Miss Frances Robertson read an interesting paper on the discovry of the will of Philemon Thomas, and an interview with his granddaughter. A fragment of Gen. Thomas' tombstone was exhibited. Thursday, July 26. Met in Alumni Hall, 8 p. m., Mr. H. L. Garrett in the chair. Secretary read a letter from the National Board for Historical Service urging that local historical societies collect and preserve local documents relative to the war. Dr. T. D. Boyd spoke along the same line. Copies of President Wilson's war message were distributed. Mrs. Alys M. Goforth read an instructive paper on the first constitutional convention held in Baton Rouge, that of 1852. Thursday, Auust 24. Met in the City Hall at 4:30 p. m., President McGrath in the chair. Secretary reported that the copy for the first volume of the Proceedings of the-Society was in the hands of the printers. A general and informal discussion of the battle of Baton Rouge, August 5, 1862, -was participated in by the members and visitors. Mr. George YV. Burgess read a paper on the sinking of the ram "Arkansas." Mrs. L. R. Harris presented the society with a copy of Champomier's "Statement of the Sugar Crop Made in Louisiana for 1855-'56." Gen. McGrath presented the Society with a copy of the Baton Rouge "Evening Truth, Souvenir for July 3-4, 1899," containing a copy of Gen. Breckinridge's report on the battle of Baton Rouge. Declaring that advancing age and ill health made it impossible for him to serve longer, Gen. McGrath offered his resignation as president of the-Society. On motion of Mr. Bonham, Gen.-McGrath was more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236839846
  • 9781236839848