The Institution of the Society of the Cincinnati

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J. M. Elliott, Printer, 1851 - United States - 120 pages
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Page 4 - The officers of the American Army having generally been taken from the citizens of America, possess high veneration for the character of that illustrious Roman, Lucius...
Page 4 - 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 thereof, to the collateral branches who may...
Page 5 - An unalterable determination to promote and cherish between the respective states that union and national honor so essentially necessary to their happiness and the future dignity of the American empire: 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, toward those officers and their families who unfortunately...
Page 8 - ... will at all times be, men in the respective States eminent for their abilities and patriotism, whose views may be directed to the same laudable objects, with those of the Cincinnati, it shall be a rule to admit such characters, as Honorary Members of the Society, for their own lives only: Provided always, That the number of Honorary Members, in each State, does not exceed a ratio of one to four of the officers or their descendants.
Page 63 - 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 thereof the Collateral Branches, who may be judged worthy of becoming its Supporters and Members.
Page 8 - CINCINNATUS: Three Senators presenting him with a sword and other military ensigns — on a field in the background, his wife standing at the door of their Cottage — near it A plough an'd instruments of husbandry. Round the whole, OMNIA RELIQUIT SERVARE REMPUBLICAM.
Page 13 - Society as the original, from which all copies are to be made. Also, that silver medals, not exceeding the size of a Spanish milled dollar, with the emblems as designed by Major...
Page 54 - Moultrie president, of the Society of the Cincinnati of the state of South Carolina.
Page 13 - L'Enfant Respecting it and the Manner of its being worn by the members as expressed in his letter hereto annexed, be adopted. — That the Order be of the same size, And in every Other Respect conformable to the said design, which for that purpose is certified by the Baron de...
Page 4 - IT having pleased the Supreme Governor of the Universe, in the Disposition of Human Affairs, to cause the Separation of the Colonies of North America from the Domination of Great Britain, and after a bloody Conflict of Eight Years to establish them free and independent sovereign States, connected by Alliances founded on reciprocal Advantage with some of the Great Princes and Powers of the Earth.

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