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The

CONSTITUTION

and

REGISTER OF MEMBERSHIP

of the

GENERAL

SOCIETY OFTHE WAR OF 1812

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June 1, 1908.



Organized September 14, 1814. Re-organized January 9, 1854.

Instituted in Joint Convention at Philadelphia, Pa.,

April 14, 1894.



PHILADELPHIA, PA.
1908.



PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE GENERAL SOCIETY.



HENRY RANDALL WEBB,
HENRY HARMON NOBLE,

Publication Committee.



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Index.



Officers of General Society, 1908-1910, . . . . . * 5

Officers of General Society, 1894-1906, . . ... . 7-15

Constitution of General Society, . . . . , . . 17

Register of Descendant Members, Pennsylvania Society, . , . 25

Register of Descendant Members, Maryland Society . . . 91

Register of Descendant Members, Massachusetts Society, . .119

Register of Descendant Members, Connecticut Society, . . . 135

Register of Descendant Members, Ohio Society, . 4 . ' . 4 147

Register of Descendant Members, Illinois Society . . . . 157

Register of Descendant Members, District of Columbia Society, . ,. 167

Register of Descendant Members, New York Society, * $ . . 185

Register of Descendant Members, New Jersey Society, . . . 213

Register of Descendant Members, Delaware Society, , .. . 225

Necrology of Pennsylvania Society, . . . . . ,. .235

Necrology of Maryland Society, 247

Necrology of Massachusetts Society, . . . . . ; 253

Necrology of Connecticut Society, ....... 257

Necrology of Ohio Society, . ... . . . , : . .259

Necrology of Illinois Society, . . ...-. . , . . . 261

Necrology of District of Columbia Society, . . . . 263

Necrology of New York Society, . . , ; . . . . 265

Necrology of New Jersey Society, . . , '>- . . . . 267

Necrology of Delaware Society, . . . ... . . 269

Addenda, . . ... 271

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Officers



OF THE

GENERAL SOCIETY OF THE WAR OF 1812.

1908-1910.



President- General.
JOHN CADWALADER (of Pennsylvania Society).

Vice- Presidents- General.
REYNOLD WEBB WILCOX, M. D. LL. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES EDWARD CARR, JR. (of Maryland Society).

GEORGE FRANCIS PIERCE (of Massachusetts Society).

Colonel GEORGE BLISS SANFORD (of Connecticut Society).

GEORGE MITCHELL WRIGHT (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES PAGE BRYAN (of Illinois Society).

MARCUS BENJAMIN (of District of Columbia Society).

FRANK WARNER THOMAS (of New York Society).

APPLETON MORGAN (of New Jersey Society).
JAMES GRIFFITH LONGFELLOW (of Delaware Society).

Secretary- General.

CALVIN LORD (of Massachusetts Society).
141 Purchase Street, Boston, Mass.

Assistant Secretary -General.

JOHN MASON DULANY (of Maryland Society).

2331 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Md.

Treasurer- General.
GEORGE HERBERT RICHARDS, M. D. (of New Jersey Society) .

ii Cleveland Street, Orange, N. J.

Assistant Treasurer- General.

JAMES MALCOLM HENRY (of District of Columbia Society).
2021 1 Street N. W., Washington, D. C.

Registrar- General.

HENRY HARMON NOBLE (of New York Society ).
Essex, Essex County, N. Y.

Surgeon- General.
GEORGE HORACE BURGIN, M. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Judge- Advocate- General.
Major JOHN BIDDLE PORTER, U. S. A. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Chaplain- General.
Reverend HENRY BRANCH (of Maryland Society).

Executive Committee.

CHARLES WILLIAMS (of Pennsylvania Society).
JAMES DAVIDSON IGLEHART, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

EDWIN BIRCHARD COX (of Massachusetts Society) .

Reverend ALEXANDER HAMILTON (of Connecticut Society).

DANIEL HOSMER GARD (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES CROMWELL (of Illinois Society).

HENRY RANDALL WEBB (of District of Columbia Society).

HENRY KETCHUM AVERILL (of New York Society).

EDWARD PACKARD HOLDEN (of New Jersey Society).

EDWARD PORTER STACEY (of Delaware Society).



GENERAL OFFICERS



OF THE



GENERAL SOCIETY OF THE WAR OF 1812



SINCE



April 14, 1894



GENERAL OFFICERS.

1894-1896.

President- General.

JOHN CADWALADER (of Pennsylvania Society).
Vice- Presidents- General.

JOHN BIDDLE PORTER (of Pennsylvania Society).

Commander FELIX McCURLEY, U. S. N. (of Maryland Society).

WILLIAM LITHGOW WILLEY, S. D. (of Massachusetts Society).

Colonel GEORGE BLISS SANFORD, U. S. A. (of Connecticut Society).

ORLANDO W. ALDRICH, PH. D., LL. D. (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES PAGE BRYAN (of Illinois Society).

Secretary- General.
Captain HENRY HOBART BELLAS, U. S. A. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Assistant Secretary-General.
CHARLES FREDERICK BACON PHILBROOK (of Massachusetts Society).

Treasurer- General.
SATTERLEE SWARTWOUT (of Connecticut Society).

Assistant Treasurer- General.
BERNARD VAN HORNE SCHULTZ (of Ohio Society).

Registrar- General.
ALBERT KIMBERLY HADEL, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

Surgeon- General.
GEORGE HORACE BURGIN, M. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Judge- Advocate- General.
CHARLES HENRY MURRAY (of Pennsylvania Society).

Chaplain- General.
Reverend ALEXANDER HAMILTON (of Connecticut Society).

Executive Committee.

Captain WILLIAM BAINBRIDGEHOFF, U. S.N., Chairman (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES EDWARD CARR, JR. (of Maryland Society).

FRANKLIN THOMASON BEATTY, M. D. (of Massachusetts Society).

AUGUSTUS FLOYD DELAFIELD (of Connecticut Society).

HARRY PARKER WARD (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES CROMWELL (of Illinois Society).



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GENERAL OFFICERS.

1896-1898.



President- General.
JOHN CADWALADER (of Pennsylvania Society).

Vice- Presidents- General.

JOHN BIDDLE PORTER (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES EDWARD CARR, JR. (of Maryland Society).

FRANKLIN THOMASON BEATTY, M. D. (of Massachusetts Society).

Colonel GEORGE BLISS SANFORD, U. S. A. (of Connecticut Society).

ORLANDO W. ALDRICH, PH. D., LL. D., D. C. L. (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES PAGE BRYAN (of Illinois Society).

Rear-Admiral FRANCIS ASBURY ROE, U. S. N. (of District of Columbia Society).
GEORGE COMSTOCK BAKER (of New York State Society).

Secretary- General.
Captain HENRY HOBART BELLAS, U. S. A. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Assistant Secretary-General.
FREDERICK BACON PHILBROOK (of Massachusetts Society).

Treasurer- General (pro tempore}.
Captain HENRY HOBART BELLAS, U. S. A. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Assistant Treasurer-General.
WILLIAM PORTER ADAMS (of Illinois Society).

Registrar- General.
ALBERT KIMBERLY HADEL, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

Surgeon- General.
GEORGE HORACE BURGIN, M. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Judge- Advocate- General.
CHARLES HENRY MURRAY (of Pennsylvania Society).

Chaplain- General.
Right Reverend LEIGHTON COLEMAN, S. T. D., LL. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Executive Committee.

ROBERT ADAMS, JR. (of Pennsylvania Society).
JAMES DAVIDSON IGLEHART, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

RODNEY MACDONOUGH (of Massachusetts Society).

Reverend ALEXANDER HAMILTON (of Connecticut Society).

HARRY PARKER WARD (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES CROMWELL (of Illinois Society).

MARCUS BENJAMIN, PH. D. (of District of Columbia Society).

HENRY KETCHUM AVERILL, JR. (of New York State Society).



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GENERAL OFFICERS.

1898-1900.



President- General.
JOHN CADWALADER (of Pennsylvania Society).

Vice- Presidents- General.

JOHN BIDDLE PORTER (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES EDWARD CARR, JR. (of Maryland Society).

FRANKLIN THOMASON BEATTY, M. D. (of Massachusetts Society).

Colonel GEORGE BUSS SANFORD, U. S. A. (of Connecticut Society).

ORLANDO W. ALDRICH, PH. D., LL. D., D.C.L. (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES PAGE BRYAN (of Illinois Society).

Rear-Adtniral FRANCIS ASBURY ROE, U. S N. (of District of Columbia Society).

GEORGE COMSTOCK BA.KER (of New York State Society).

APPLETON MORGAN, LL. D. (of New Jersey Society).

Secretary- General.
Captain HENRY HOBART BELLAS, U. S. A. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Assistant Secretary -General.
RODNEY MACDONOUGH (of Massachusetts Society).

Treasurer- General.
CHARLES WILLIAMS (of Pennsylvania Society).

Assistant- Treasurer-General.
MARCUS BENJAMIN, PH. D. (of District of Columbia Society).

Registrar- General.

ALBERT KIMBERLY HADEL, M. D. (of Maryland Society).
(Address: 1628 John Street, Baltimore, Md.)

Surgeon- General.
GEORGE HORACE BURGIN, M. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Judge- Advocate- General.
ALOYSIUS LEO KNOTT (of Maryland Society).

Chaplain- General.
Right Reverend LEIGHTON GOLEM AN, S. T. D., LL. D. (of Pennsylvania Society)

Executive Committee.

ROBERT ADAMS, JR. (of Pennsylvania Society).
JAMES DAVIDSON IGLEHART, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

AMOS BINNEY (of Massachusetts Society).

Reverend ALEXANDER HAMILTON (of Connecticut Society).

DANIEL HOSMER GARD (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES CROMWELL (of Illinois Society).

HENRY RANDALL WEBB (of District of Columbia Society).

HENRY KETCHUM AVERILL, JR. (of New York State Society).

OSCAR HALSTEAD CONDIT (of New Jersey Society).



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GENERAL OFFICERS.
1900-1902.



President- General.
JOHN CADWALADER (of Pennsylvania Society).

Vice- Presidents- General.

Colonel JOHN BIDDLE PORTER (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES EDWARD CARR, JR. (of Maryland Society).

FRANKLIN THOMAS BEATTY, M. D. (of Massachusetts Society).

Colonel GEORGE BLISS SANFORD, U. S. A. (of Connecticut Society.)

ORLANDO W. ALDRICH, PH. D., LL. D.. D. C. L. (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES PAGE BRYAN (of Illinois Society).

Rear-Admiral FRANCIS ASBURY ROE, U. S. N (of District of Columbia Society).
GEORGE COMSTOCK BAKER (of New York Society).
APPLETON MORGAN, LL. D. (of New Jersey Society).

Secretary- General.
Captain HENRY HOBART BELLAS, U. S. A. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Assistant Secretary- General.
RODNEY MACDONOUGH (of Massachusetts Society).

Treasurer- General.
CHARLES WILLIAMS (of Pennsylvania Society).

Assistant Treasurer- General-
MARCUS BENJAMIN, PH. D. (of District of Columbia Society).

Registrar- General.

ALBERT KIMBERLY HADEL, M. D. (of Maryland Society).
(Address, 209 West Madison Street, Baltimore, Md.)

Surgeon- General.
GEORGE HORACE BURGIN, M. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

fudge- A dvoca te- General.
ALOYSIUS LEO KNOTT (of Maryland Society).

Chaplain- General.

Right Reverend LEIGHTON COLEMAN, S. T. D., LL. D., Bishop of Delaware
(of Pennsylvania Society).

Executive Committee.

ROBERT ADAMS, JR. (of Pennsylvania Society).
JAMES DAVIDSON IGLEHART, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

AMOS BIRNEY (of Massachusetts Society).

Colonel HENRY WALTON WESSELS (of Connecticut Society).
DANIEL HOSMER GARD (of Ohio Society).
CHARLES CROMWELL (of Illinois Society).
HENRY RANDALL WEBB (of District of Columbia Society).
HENRY KETCHUM AVERILL, JR. (of New York Society).
OSCAR HALSTEAD CONDIT (of New Jersey Society).



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GENERAL OFFICERS.
1902-1904.



President- General,
JOHN CADWALADER (of Pennsylvania Society).

Vice- Presidents- General.
Captain HENRY HOBART BELLAS, U. S. A. (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES EDWARD CARR, JR. (of Maryland Society).

CHARLES WILLIAM GALLOUPE, M. D. (of Massachusetts Society).

Colonel GEORGE BLISS SANFORD, U. S. A. (of Connecticut Society).

GEORGE MITCHELL WRIGHT (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES PAGE BRYAN (of Illinois Society).

MARCUS BENJAMIN, PH. D. (of District of Columbia Society).

GEORGE COMSTOCK BAKER (of New York Society).

APPLETON MORGAN, LL. D. (of New Jersey Society).

JAMES GRIFFITH LONGFELLOW (of Delaware Society).

Secretary- General.
HENRY RANDALL WEBB (of the District of Columbia Society).

Assistant Secretary-General.
HENRY HARMON NOBLE (of New York Society).

Treasurer- General.
FREDERICK BACON PHILBROOK (of Massachusetts Society).

Assistant Treasurer- General.
WILLIAM PORTER ADAMS (of Illinois Society).

Registrar- General.
ALBERT KIMBERLY HADEL, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

Surgeon- General.
GEORGE HORACE BURGIN, M. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Judge- Advocate- General.
ALOYSIUS LEO KNOTT (of Maryland Society).

Chaplain- General.

Right Reverend LEIGHTON COLEMAN, S. T. D., LL. D., Bishop of Delaware

(of Delaware Society).

Executive Committee.

ROBERT ADAMS, JR. (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES DAVIDSON IGLEHART, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

JAMES BROWN THORNTON, M. D. (of Massachusetts Society).

Rev. ALEXANDER HAMILTON (of Connecticut Society).

DANIEL HOSMER GARD (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES CROMWELL (of Illinois Society).

JAMES MALCOLM HENRY (of District of Columbia Society).

HENRY KETCHUM AVERILL, JR. (of New York Society).

OSCAR HALSTEAD CONDIT (of New Jersey Society).

EDWARD PORTER STAGEY (of Delaware Society).



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GENERAL OFFICERS.
1904-1906.



President- General.
JOHN CADWALADER (of Pennsylvania Society).

Vice- Presidents- General.

Captain HENRY HOBART BELLAS, U. S. A. (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES EDWARD CARR, JR. (of Maryland Society).

CHARLES WILLIAM GALLOUPE, M. D. (of Massachusetts Society).

Colonel GEORGE BLISS SANFORD, U. S. A. (of Connecticut Society)

GEORGE MITCHELL WRIGHT (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES PAGE BRYAN (of Illinois Society).
MARCUS BENJAMIN, PH. D. (of District of Columbia Society).

ELIJAH WARRINER MURPHEY (of New York Society).

HARRY FERDINAND BARRELL, PH. D. (of New Jersey Society).

JAMES GRIFFITH LONGFELLOW (of Delaware Society).

Secretary- General.
HENRY RANDALL WEBB (of the District of Columbia Society).

Assistant Secretary-General.
HENRY HARMON NOBLE (of New York Society).

Treasurer- General.
FREDERICK BACON PHILBROOK (of Massachusetts Society).

Assistant Treasurer- General.
WILLIAM PORTER ADAMS (of Illinois Society).

Registrar- General.
ALBERT KIMBERLY HADEL, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

Surgeon- General.
GEORGE HORACE BURGIN, M. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Judge- Advocate- General.
ALOYSIUS LEO KNOTT (of Maryland Society).

Chaplain- General.

Right Reverend LEIGHTON COLEMAN, S. T. D., LL. D., Bishop of Delaware

(of Delaware Society).

Executive Committee.

ROBERT ADAMS, JR. (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES DAVIDSON IGLEHART, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

JAMES BROWN THORNTON, M. D. (of Massachusetts Society).

Rev. ALEXANDER HAMILTON (of Connecticut Society).

DANIEL HOSMER GARD (of Ohio Society).

THERON ROYAL WOODWARD (of Illinois Society).

Captain MERVYN CHANDOS BUCKEY, U. S. A. (of District of Columbia Society).

FRANK WARNER THOMAS (of New York Society).

APPLETON MORGAN. LL. D. (of New Jersey Society).

EDWARD PORTER STAGEY (of Delaware Society).



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GENERAL OFFICERS.
1906-1908.

President- General.
JOHN CADWALADER (of Pennsylvania Society).

Vice- Presiden is- General.

Captain HENRY HOBART BELLAS, U. S. A. (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES EDWARD CARR, JR. (of Maryland Society).

FREDERICK BACON PHILBROOK (of Massachusetts Society).

Colonel GEORGE BLISS SANFORD, U. S. A. (of Connecticut Society).

GEORGE MITCHELL WRIGHT (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES PAGE BRYAN (of Illinois Society).
MARCUS BENJAMIN, PH. D. (of District of Columbia Society).

FRANK WARNER THOMAS (of New York Society).

Rear-Admiral JOHN JOSEPH READ, U. S. N. (of New Jersey Society).

JAMES GRIFFITH LONGFELLOW (of Delaware Society).

Seer eta ry-GeneraL
HENRY RANDALL WEBB (of District of Columbia Society).

Assistant Secretary-General.
JOHN MASON DULANY (of Maryland Society).

Treasurer- General.
GEORGE HERBERT RICHARDS, M. D. (of New Jersey Society).

Assistant Treasurer- General.
WILLIAM PORTER ADAMS (of Illinois Society).

Registrar- General.
HENRY HARMON NOBLE (of New York Society).

Surgeon- General.
GEORGE HORACE BURGIN, M. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

Judge- Advocate- General.
ALOYSIUS LEO KNOTT (of Maryland Society).

Chaplain- General.

Right Reverend LEIGHTON COLEMAN, S. T. D., LL. D., Bishop of Delaware

(of Delaware Society).

Executive Committee.

REYNOLD WEBB WILCOX, M. D., LL. D. (of Pennsylvania Society).

JAMES DAVIDSON IGLEHART, M. D. (of Maryland Society).

JAMES BROWN THORNTON, M. D. (of Massachusetts Society).

Rev. ALEXANDER HAMILTON (of Connecticut Society).

DANIEL HOSMER GARD (of Ohio Society).

CHARLES CROMWELL (of Illinois Society).

Captain MERVYN CHANDOS BUCKEY, U. S. A. (of District of Columbia Society).

HENRY KETCHUM AVERILL (of New York Society).

APPLETON MORGAN, LL. D. (of New Jersey Society).

EDWARD PORTER STACEY (of Delaware Society).



Constitution.



Preamble.

WHEREAS, In the Providence of God, victory having crowned the
forces of the United States of America in upholding the principles of the
Nation against Great Britain in the conflict known as the War of 1812;
we, the survivors and descendants of those who participated in that contest,
have joined together to perpetuate its memories and victories, to collect and
secure for preservation, rolls, records, books and other documents relating
to that period; to encourage research and publication of historical data,
including memorials of patriots of that era in our National history; to care
for and, when necessary, assist in burying actual veterans of that struggle;
to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and
foster true patriotism and love of country.

ARTICLE I.

NAMB.

This Society shall be known as the "General Society of the War of
1812."

ARTICLE II.

ORGANIZATION.

The General Society shall be composed of State Societies, which shall
meet annually, on the day appointed therefor in their respective by-laws,
and oftener if they shall deem it necessary.

The State Societies shall choose annually such officers for their own
government and in such manner as shall be set forth in their respective
by-laws, and shall transmit annually to the General Society a list of the
officers so chosen for the year and such other information as may be of
interest to the Society at large. Each State Society shall conform in the

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character of its officials to those of the General Society, and shall regulate
all matters respecting its own affairs, and shall judge of the qualifications of
members therein. Provided, always, That the action of such State Society
be, in all cases, in conformity with the provisions of this Constitution.



ARTICLE III.

OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

The officers of the General Society shall consist of a President-General,
a Vice-President-General for each State Society represented, a Secretary-
General and Assistant Secretary-General, a Treasurer-General and Assistant
Treasurer-General, a Registrar-General, a Surgeon-General, a Judge-Advo-
cate-General and a Chaplain-General. They shall be chosen by ballot at
the regular meeting of the Society, by and from members in good standing,
and shall serve until the next regular meeting or until their successors are
duly chosen.

There shall be an Executive Committee, consisting of the officers of the
General Society and a delegate from each State Society, to be chosen by
ballot at the regular meeting of the General Society, upon selection by the
respective State delegation hereinafter provided for. It shall be the duty of
said Committee, nine (9) members of which shall constitute a quorum, to
supervise the affairs of the General Society, as well as the admission of
State Societies, and transact such other business as may come before it.
The said Committee shall meet in the City of Philadelphia, in the State of
Pennsylvania, once in every six (6) months, during the time intervening
between the meetings and subject to the approval of the General Society.

ARTICLE IV.

MEETINGS.

The regular meeting of the General Society shall be held every second
year, on or about the nineteenth day of June, being the anniversary of the
declaration of war by the United States against Great Britain, and special
meetings may be held upon the order of the President-General, or upon the
request of two (2) State Societies.

Such meetings shall consist of the officers of the General Society, each
of whom shall be entitled to one vote and a representation not exceeding five



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(5) delegates from each State Society (one of whom shall be the delegate
to the Executive Committee of the General Society), which representation
from each State Society shall be entitled to five (5) votes.

At each meeting of the General Society, the time and place of which
shall have been determined upon at the preceding meeting of the Society,
the circular letters and other communications sent by the State Societies
shall be considered, and where questions in dispute may be referred to it,
the General Society shall have power to act thereon.

ARTICLE V.

FORMATION OF STATE SOCIETIES.

The General Society shall be located in the City of Philadelphia, in the
State of Pennsylvania.

The Executive Committee thereof shall have the right at any of its
meetings to warrant, constitute and recognize one State Society in any State
or Territory of the United States, whenever ten (10) or more persons who
are already members or are eligible to membership in this Society, and
residing in said State or Territory, shall apply for authority to organize
such Society, or where such Society may already be formed and is approved
by this Society.

The style and title of each State Society shall be as follows: "The
Society of the War of 1812, in the State of "

The members of each such State Society shall be borne upon the mem-
bership roll of the General Society.

ARTICLE VI.

MEMBERSHIP.

Any male person above the age of twenty-one (21) years, who partici-
pated in, or who is a lineal descendant of one who served during the
War of 1812, in the army, navy, revenue-marine, or privateer service of
the United States, offering proof thereof satisfactory to the State Society
to which he may make application for membership, and who is of good
moral character and reputation, may become a member of this Society
when approved of by said State Society, under such regulations as it may
make for passing upon applications for membership.



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In case of the failure of lineal descendants of an actual participant in
the War on behalf of the United States, one collateral descendant, who is
deemed worthy, may be admitted to represent the said participant.

Provided, always, That such representation shall be limited to the de-
scendant of either a brother or sister of the participant in the War, in right
of whose services application for membership is made.

Every application for membership shall be made in writing, upon such
form as may be set forth by this Society for that purpose, which application
shall be made in duplicate, and one copy thereof filed in the archives of the
General Society.

A member in good standing may file one or more supplemental appli-
cations, based upon the services in the War of 1812 of either his direct
ancestor or of one collateral, who failed to leave lineal descendants, which
supplemental application shall be balloted upon in the same manner and
with the same effect as upon original applications.

No State Society shall elect to membership persons resident within the
territory of another State Society, except upon the written consent given
in advance by the Board of Directors of the latter Society. But members
changing residence from one State to another, or coming within the juris-
diction of a new State Society, may, at their option, retain membership in
the State Society in which they were originally admitted or to which .they
may have been transferred.

A member of any State Society may be admitted to membership by
action of the Board of Directors of another State Society within the bounds
of which he is resident upon satisfactory proof of his membership and good
standing in the Society from which he comes and subject to the rules and
regulations of the Society he enters; and thereupon his membership in the
first Society shall terminate.

An initiation fee shall not be twice required.



ARTICLE VII.

TRANSMISSION OF LISTS OF MEMBERS AND DUES FROM STATE SOCIETIES.

The Secretary of each State Society shall transmit to the Secretary of
the General Society a list of the members thereof, together with a list of
those from whom said members derive claim to membership, and thereafter,



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upon tha admission of additional members, the Secretary thereof shall
transmit to the General Society such similar information respecting said
members.

Each State Society shall pay into the treasury of this Society an entrance
fee of ten dollars, and remit annually thereafter the sum of twenty-five cents
for each and every member in good standing on the rolls of such State Society
so reported on January first of each year.

ARTICLE VIII.

INSIGNIA.

The insignia of the Society shall consist of a badge of gold, pendant
from a ribbon. Said badge shall be in the form of a Maltese cross (emblem-
atic of faith in the justice of our cause), between four (4) golden eagles


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