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REEL 1 Proceedings of the General Society, 1783-1899
Item nos. 1-22.
Microfilm shelf no. 11,877 (negative shelf no. 8,859)
REEL 1
Item: 1
Vellum bound proceedings
May 10, 13, and June 19, 1783, an autograph of Capt. Samuel Shaw. Attested, Maj. Gen. Steuben, President S. Shaw, Secretary to the Convention, and Wm. North, A.D.C. and Secretary to the President.
List of foreign officers, members of the Cincinnati, whose names are enrolled by the Secretary General
Proceedings, May 4-18, 1784.
Item: 2 1783-1811, Journals of the Society, May 10, 1783 to Aug. 9, 1811. Fronts. Color drawing of Eagle, "G. Turner pinx."
Item: 3 Bound proceedings
1787-1788, Attested, G. Turner, Assistant Secretary General.
Item: 4 Vellum bound proceedings
1829-1866, With copies of letters sent by Secretary General to Franklin, Rochambeau, d'Estaing, and re payments due L'Enfant.
Item: 5 Unbound proceedings
1783, May 10-13, with Institution. Attested, Maj. Gen. Baron Steuben. Endorsement, Filed in General Meeting May 1784 by G. Turner, Sec'y pro Tem.
Item: 6 1783, May 10-13, with Institution. Attested, Maj. Gen. Baron Steuben. Endorsement, Transmitted to His Excellency General Washington and filed by him among the records of the Society in General Meeting, 1784.
Item: 7 71783, June 19, with Institution. Attested, Maj. Gen. Baron Steuben.
Item: 8 1783, May 10-13, with Institution. Attested, Maj. Gen Baron Steuben, President, and subscribed by officers of the Corps of Engineers, May 24,1783. Filed in General Meeting, 1784.
Item: 9 1783, May 10-13, Copy unattested. Subscribed by officers of Hazen's Regiment. Filed in General Meeting, May 1784.
Item: 10 1783, May 10-13, Copy unattested. Subscribed by officers of Brig. Gen. Armand's Corps.
Item: 12 1783, May 10-13, Copy unattested. Subscribed by officers of brig. Gen. Armand's Corps. Filed in General Meeting, May 1784.
Item: 13 L' Enfant original watercolor drawing of the Eagle with certification by Maj. Gen. Baron Steuben, President, adopted at meeting June 19, 1783.
Item: 14 Medal. Drawings in ink of design, observe and reverse, adopted May 10, 1783. Certified by Maj. Gen. Baron Steuben. Drawings doubtfully ascribed to L' Enfant.
Item: 15 Form of Certificate of Membership presented at Meeting, May 1784.
Item: 16 1784, May 8, Report of the Committee of the Whole that the Institution be corrected and amended. Read at General Meeting.
Item: 17 1787, May 17, Report of the Committee on Diplomas for foreign members, in autograph and attested by H. Knox, Chairman. Read and agreed to in General Meeting May 17, 1787.
Item: 18 1788, May 8, Copy of circular letter to State Societies from Special General Meeting regarding absence of quorum for "establishing a permanent constitution" and unpaid claims of L' Enfant.
Item: 19 1825, Nov. 1, Draft of Proceedings, signed J. S. Scott, Sec. P. T.
Item: 20 1825, Nov. 1, Printed Proceedings, letter and Memorial attested by W. Jackson, Chairman.
Item: 21 1844, Nov. 28, Printed Proceedings, attested by A. W. Johnston, Secretary General.
Item: 22 1851, June 24, Letter, Hamilton Fish to Dr. McEuen, with enclosed report of Committee on whether "it be not expedient and proper to suspend, alter, or abrogate the limitations with regard to members" signed by Charles S. Daveis, J. W. Scott, Hamilton Fish.
REEL 2 General Society Correspondence, 1783-1849
Item nos. 23-111
Microfilm shelf no. 11,877 (negative shelf no. 8,859)
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Item: 23
1783
June 3, La Luzerne, Chevalier de, to Maj. Gen. Steuben, expressing gratitude for Institution as it affects French officers and himself
Item: 24 July 19, Steuben, Pres., to Brig. Gen. Armand, forwarding copy of Proceedings.
Item: 25 July 22, Pontiere, Louis de, to Maj. Gen. Knox. Application for admission to membership.
Item: 26 July 22, Pontiere, Louis de, Certificate of Membership (copy).
Item: 27 July 30, Armand, Marquis de la Rouerie, to Washington.
Item: 28 Aug. 20, Gates, Horatio, to maj. Gen. Steuben, expressing approval of Cincinnati.
Item: 29 Sept. 3, St. Clair, A., to Maj. Gen. Steuben . . . has not assembled the members of the Pennsylvania Society because of the hope they have of the present legislature which might be frustrated by the jealousies natural to the people here of anything that looks like distinguishing the military profession; remarks on bad latin of moto.
Item: 30 Oct. 1, Armand's Corps. Return of officers.
Item: 31 Oct. 2, Knox, Henry, to Maj. Gen. McDougall, with list of officers of Hazen's Regiment enrolled as members.
Item: 32 Oct. 16, Washington to Knox.
Item: 33 Oct. 19, Form of certificate of membership issued to Chevalier de Gouvion and others, attested by H. Knox.
Item: 34 Oct. 24, Washington circular letter to senior officers in the Maryland and other Societies.
Item: 35 Nov. 3, Washington to Knox.
Item: 36 Nov. 19, Segond, Chevalier de, to Knox.
Dec. 4, Knox to Segond.
Item: 37 Dec. 14, Brahm, F. J. S. de, to Knox
Item: 38 Dec. 17, Knox to McDougall
Item: 39 Dec. 17, Knox to Maj. de Brahm, letter and certificate of membership.
Item: 40 Dec. 27, Knox to Gen. Armand, Marquis de la Rouerie, transmitting copy of Institution for signature by his Corps.
Item: 41 1784
Jan. 1, Washington circular letter to the Presidents of the State Societies.
Item: 42 Mar. 20, Marcellin, Claude-Antoine Villet de. Certificate of Membership.
Item: 43 April 26, Allison, John, to Gen. Washington.
Item: 44 May 4, Armand, Marquis de la Rouerie, to Knox.
Item: 45 Mar. 4, Return of officers, members of the Cincinnati, signed Armand, Marquis de la Rouerie.
Item: 46 May 17, Gates, Horatio, to Gen. Williams and Col. Lee. Acceptance of the office Vice President.
Item: 47 1787
April 27, Washington to Knox.
Item: 48 May 8, Williams, O. H. to (Knox)
Item: 49 1788
May 8, Mifflin, Thomas, to Washington.
Item: 50 May 11, Turner, George, to Washington.
Item: 51 1789
Oct. 29, Return of office of Armand's Legion who became members of the Cincinnati.
Item: 52 Oct. 23, (Knox) to George Turner. Request for 200 Diplomas for French Naval Officers " who are much more numerous than I expected."
Item: 53 Nov. 26, Bentalou to Knox, with certification of O. H. Williams.
Item: 54 1790
Apr. 26, Knox to James Tilton and Knox to Gen. Otho Williams.
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