Early History of the Department of Massachusetts, G a R; from 1866 to 1880 Inclusive

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General Books LLC, 2012 - 182 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 Excerpt: ...He offered a few valuable suggestions concerning courtsmartial, that frequently proceedings contained no evidence of notice having been served upon the accused; that we could not be too careful regarding courts-martial. The Commander can not approve charges punishable by laws of the Commonwealth for non-payment of debts, etc. If Grand Army offenses only were acted upon, the return of many papers would be prevented; that on the whole the comrades had behaved so well that his duties had been light, and he hoped that his successor would have it drawn equally mild. The following resolution was offered by Commander Fox of Post 68: --Resolved, That the address of the Department Commander and the reports of the Council of Administration, Assistant Adjutant-General and Assistant Quartermaster-General, so far as they relate to the finances of the Department, be referred to a committee of seven, with instructions to report to this Convention previous to the election of Department officers, what measures, if any, can be adopted for reducing the expenses of the Department without injuriously affecting its interests. Committee: Commander Fox of Post 68, Junior Vice-Commander Maxfield, Comrade Sherwin of Post 144, Comrade Baldwin of Post 10, Asst. Q.M.-Gen. Greenough, Comrade Simmons of Post 15, and Past Department Commander Sibley. Commander Sargent of Post 39 extended an invitation on behalf of his Post, to the members of the Encampment, to attend a levee in the City Hall, given complimentary to them, and stated that the comrades of that Post were ready with their ladies. Voted, That when we adjourn it be to meet at 9 A.m. tomorrow. Motion, That so much of reports as has not been referred to Committee be accepted. Amended, That so much of Inspector's report as refers to...

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