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Mass. G.A.R., for Quarter Ending Sept. 30, i886



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468 HISTORY DEFT. OF MASS., G.A.R.

It is apparent to all that the condition of this Department is
even better than ever before, and with the experience of two years
as a guide, I am not prepared to acknowledge that it has reached
its height, but with "Excelsior" as our watchword, there are
higher levels which we can and, I believe we shall attain.

Let me suggest a great improvement in the manner of con-
ducting business, namely, promptness. If Commanders will but
remember the old adage, " He gives twice who gives quickly,"
and forward the necessary returns to headquarters without delay,
without compelling a second or third request, they will confer a
great favor. Most of them do so, but some are always behind.

I would suggest that the delegates to the National Convention
be urged to take up the form of inspection as prescribed, and
improve it. The defects are apparent to any one who has seen
its operation, and I need say no more.

To those comrades who have acted as Assistant Inspectors I
return my hearty thanks. With their aid much has been done to
tone up the Department, and they have always been willing to
render any assistance possible.

With the Official Staff and other members of the Council my
associations have been most friendly, and I shall ever cherish the
many kind words which I have received.

As is well known, my relations with yourself have been of
the most friendly nature, and I trust that the mutual interchange
of courtesies may be continued in the future with benefit to both.

To our Commander I would tender my sincere congratula-
tions upon his returning health, and assure him that this Depart-
ment has suffered no loss at his hands, and with the hope that his
life may be spared for many years, I remain.
Yours in F., C. and L.,

B. READ WALES,

Inspector.



REPORT OF JUDGE ADVOCATE.

Headquarters Dept. of Mass., G.A.R.,
Boston, Jan. 27, 1887.

Alfred C. Monroe, Assistant Acljutant- General.

Comrade: In compliance with the Rules and Regulations, I
have the honor to make the following report of the operatioi\s of
the Judicial Department for the past year : —

It has been my pleasure to accompany the Department Com-
mander in official visits to fourteen Posts in dilTerent parts of the
State. I have attended the dedication of Memorial Halls at Mil-
ford and Brockton, the opening of the Fair at Lawrence, been



TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL KNCAMPMENT. 469

present at two hearinos on (jiiestions of appeal on court-martial
and reinstatement, and at two hearings on applications for char-
ters for new Posts at Lowell and Cambridge.

1 have rendered many verbal and nine written opinions on
questions submitted to me by the Department Commander, prin-
cipally on the construction and interpretation of Grand Army law.

In rendering opinions, 1 have endeavored to do justice to the
questions, regardless of the persons interested, and J feel gratified
to know that the comrades who were adversely affected by them
were satisfied, and sought no appeal beyond the Department.

The acceptance by the comrades of the decisions of Depart-
ment Headquarters is, in my opinion, one of the surest signs that
true fraternity and good-will prevail throughout our State Depart-
ment. Tlie freedom of our Department organization from vex-
atious disputes and perplexing controversies, during the year past,
is indicative of the harmony existing, and is deserving of earnest
congratulation b}' all.

I wish to respectfully suggest that comrades, particularly
Post ofllcers, take pains to become familiar with the amendments
to the Rules and Regulations adopted by the last National Encamp-
ment, issued in General Orders, No. 2, National Headquarters,
dated Sept. 13, 1886, and promulgated throughout this Depart-
ment by General Orders, No. 7, dated Sept. 22, 1886, as these
amendments make a radical change in the manner of suspending
and dropping members and reinstating dropped members.

Failure to follow these changes may hereafter cause consider-
able doubt to arise as to the legal standing of dropped and rein-
stated members.

In closing, I wish to extend to Commander Tobin and mem-
bers of his Staff my sincere thanks for the many courtesies received
and good comradeship exhibited in my intercourse with them dur-
ing my official term.

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L.,

JOHN A. KEEFE.

Jiifh/e Advocate.



REPORT OF COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATION.

Hkad(,hakteus Dei'T. ok JNIass., G.A.R.,
Boston, Jan. 27, 1887.

Commander and Comrades: The Council of Administration,
in submitting their report for the year, find they have but little to
present on account of the completeness of the leports of the
Department officers.



470 HISTORY DEPT. OF MASS., G.A.R.

There have been four regular and two special meetings held
by the Council, all of which have been fully attended, showing
an interest in the work of our Order that is gratifying.

The first meeting, held March 10, was called for the purpose
of organizing and to lay out the work for the year.

At the second meeting, held April 2I, upon the request of
Post 171 of Northfield, the Council voted to change its name from
Albert S. Johnson to Henry H. Johnson.

At this meeting the committee appointed at the Department
Encampment to confer with the Council in regard to the expedi-
ency of forming a Veterans' Rights Association were admitted,
and after a full discussion of ihe subject, on motion of the
Assistant (Quartermaster-General, a sub-committee of five was
appointed, two from the Council and three from the committee
appointed by the Encampment, to consider the matter of organizing
a Veterans' Rights Union and Employment Bureau, and present a
report at some future meeting of the Council.

At a special meeting of the Council held June 14, called for
the purpose of hearing the report of the subcommittee on Veterans'
Rights Union and Employment Bureau, Comrade Weale of the
Council and secretary of the subcommittee made a very comprehen-
sive and carefully written report. After a full discussion of the
subject it was voted that the Assistant Adjutant-General have a
suitable number of copies printed for the use of the Council
and con)mittee, and that we adjourn to meet Monday, June 28.

A meeting of the Council Avas held in accordance with the
above vote, printed copies of the report, or rather constitution,
having been furnished all present. On motion of Assistant Quar-
termaster-General the constitution was taken up section by section
and where no objection was raised the section was adopted.
After several amendments had been made the constitution as
reported by Comrade Weale was adopted.

On motion of Comrade Weale it was voted that the Assistant
Adjutant-General be instructed to have a sufficient number of
copies printed to furnish the several Posts throughout the Depart-
ment, and that a General Order be issued to the Posts to take
action thereon and elect, or the Post Commander appoint, two
delegates to attend a Convention to be called September 8. The
Convention was called, the constitution adopted and officei's
elected in accordance with its provisions

At the meeting of the Council held July 21, the subject of
holding a reunion was discussed. In consideration of the fact
that the Department officers were obliged to be out of the State
for a mouth, in order to attend the National Encampment, it was
voted inexpedient to hold a reunion this year.

At the meeting of the Council held October 20, the fact that
so few Posts had responded to the appeal for funds to aid the



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work of the Veterans' Rights Union and p]niployment Bureau, and
realizing the fact that the Bureau was doing sucli a grand work,
but were sadly in need of funds, the Council voted to appropriate
five hundred dollars for the legitimate running expenses of the
Bureau, until the meeting of the Department Encampment.

We have, through a committee appointed for the purpose,
carefully examined the books and accounts of the Assistant Adju-
tant-General and Assistant Quartermaster-General, together with
bills, vouchers, funds and supplies on hand, and can vouch for
correctness of their reports now in your hands.

The Council desire to express their appreciation of the faith-
ful and earnest work of our retiring Commander, also to thank
his efficient Assistant Adjutant-General for the courteous treat-
ment and ready assistance received from him during our term of
office.

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L ,

HORACE A. SAWYER,
SAMUEL WORCESTER,
(iEO. L GOODALE,
SAMUEL M. WEALE,
FRANK P SIMONDS,

Council of Adminisl rat ion .

On motion of Comrade D. R. Pierce of Post 15, it was voted
that a committee of five be appointed by the Chair to consider
the Commander's address and reports of officers, said committee
to report at Thursday's session, and the following committee was
appointed : —

1). R. Pierce of Post 15 ; Past Department Commander Geo.
H. Patch of Post 63 ; D. A. Walker of Post 5 : Wm. Parks of
Post 30 ; J. L. Knight of Post 16.

Comrade Geo. H. Innis of Post '1 submitted the following
motion : —

That a committee of five be appointed by the Chair to pre-
pare a list of candidates to be voted for as Council of Adminis-
stration, and the following comrades were appointed : —

Geo. H. Innis of Post 2 ; Jas. W. Thayer of Post 35 : Frank
B. Peabody of Post 185; James W. Joyce of Post 81); W. D.



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