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Full text of "Constitution, by-laws, past and present officers, and roster of members of the Second army corps association of the District of Columbia .."


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CONSTITUTION, BY-LAWS, 

PAST AND PRESENT OFFICERS. 

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gccond Krmt) '^orp^ S^^ociation 

OF TlIK 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

ORO^\MIKE1ID OKCEMBEIi lO, l.SfJLi. 
Washington. D. C, November 30. 1896. 



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Adopted December 19, 1892; Revised October 10, 1894. 



GONS"L"ITUTION. 

Name. 

Tlie Second Army Corps Association of the 
District of Columbia. 

Objects. 

The objects of this association shall be the jic^th- 
•erin^, preservation and publication of historical 
material concerning the Second Corps, the per- 
petuation of tha associations of the war for the 
preservation of the Union, the cultivation of fra- 
ternal relations amon^ its members and their in- 
tellectual improvement and social enjoyment. 

Non=PoliticaI Character. 

The association shall be non-political and shall 
take no part in partisan politics. Questions of a 
partisan political character shall not be discussed 
, or considered in its meetinj^s. 

Active Membership. 

Any man who rendei-ed militai'y service, either 
as a commissioned ofticer, or, enlisted man, in the 
Second Army (?or]>s, (hiirin^- the late civil war, 
and was ht>noral)ly discharj^ed, and who l)ears a 
y:oo«J character and iei)utation, shall be eligible 
tojiiemberj^hij) in this association. 

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Applications for Membership. 

Every application for membership in this as- 
sociation shall be in writing, shall state the ap- 
plicant's name in full, his age, residence, occupa- 
tion, and military history, and shall be accom- 
panied by the admission fee of two dollars. It 
shall be read and referred to a committee of in- 
vestigation, which shall report thereon favorably 
or unfavorably ; but any applicant may withdraw 
his application from the committee, in which case, 
the report of the committee shall be, application 
jvithdrawn. Every applicant shall be recom- 
mended in writing by at least tM-^o members of 
the association in good standing. 

Officers. 

The officers of the association shall be a Presi- 
dent, three Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, 
a Sergeant-at-Arms, and an Executive Commit- 
tee, to consist of the officers and five other per- 
sons, the President of the association to be ex-ofjfir.io 
chairman of the Committee. 

Duties and Election. 

The officers shall perform the duties usually 
pertaining to such positions, and, including the 
members of the Eecutive Committee, shall be 
elected by ])allot after nomination. 

Term. 

The term of service of the officers shall be one 
year, or until their successors are elected and 
qualified, and no officer, excepting the Secretary 
and Treasurer, shall serve tAvo consecutive terms 
in the same office. 



BY-IaAWS 

article i. 



Section 1. The association having been duly 
organized on the IGth day of December, 1892, and 
entitled ''The Second Army Corps Association of 
the District of Colombia," hereby adopts the fol- 
lowing by-laws for the government and guidance 
of its members. 

ARTICLE 11. 



Meetings and Quorum. 

Skction 1. The regular meetings of the asso- 
ciation shall he held on the second Wednesday of 
each month (unless otherwise ordered), at 7.80 p. 
m., except June, July, August and September. 

Section 2. The President may, at his discre- 
tion, or when requested by five comrades in good 
standing, call a special meeting, provided such 
'request is in writing and sets forth explicitly the 
ol)ject for which the meeting is desired ; and, pro- 
vided, no other ]>usiness than that for which it is 
called, shaU be transacted, nor any appropriation 
of funds be made, unless contemplated in the 
call. 

Section 3. Nine members in good standing 
shall constitute a quorum at anv meeting. 



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ARTICLE III. 

Membership, Fees, Dues, Applications, Rein= 
statement. Balloting. 

Skction 1. The admission fee shall be two 
dollars, except that non-resident members shall not 
be required to pay such admission-fee, the pay- 
ment of the annual dues being sufficient to con- 
stitute such comrades as members. 

Skction 2. The sons of members of the as- 
sociation in good standing, not under twenty-one 
y-ears of age, may be elected as associate members 
upon payment of the admission-fee, but such 
members shall not be entitled to vote nor be eligi- 
ble for election to office, nor shall they be subject 
to the payment of dues. 

Section 3. Distinguished men, whether in mil- 
itary, naval, or civil life, may be elected as hon- 
orary members by a two-thirds vote of the mem- 
bers' present at any regular meeting, and such 
members shall not be required to pay admission- 
fee nor dues. 

Section 4. The dues payable by each active 
member shall be one dollar joer annum, in adv^ance. 

Section 5. All comrades in arrears in pay- 
ment of dues for twelve months may be dropped 
from the rolls on a majority vote. 

Section 6. A comrade having been dropped 
for non-payment of dues, may be reinstated ujDon ■ 
payment of his arrearages, by a majority vote of 
comrades present and voting at the meeting when 
application for such reinstatement is made. 

Section 7. The admission and reinstatement 
fees must be paid before an applicant is received 
into iiiembership. 

Section 8. Each application for membership, 
after it is read by the Secretary, will be referred 



i)y the Pi'fesident to a committee of three, to be 
appointed by the President, for investigation and 
report ; and such report, before being received by 
the association must be signed by a majority of 
said connnittee. 

Skction 9. Members shall be chosen by ballot 
and three unfavorable ballots shall reject. 

ARTICLE IV. 

Election of Officers, Committees, Dutie^. 

Section 1. The officers of the association 
shall be elected annually at the regular meeting 
in January. 

Section 2. The Committee on By-Laws shall 
consist of the Secretary and two other comrades, 
to be appointed annually by the President at the 
regular meeting in February, to which shall be 
referred for report all proposed amendments to 
the By-Laws. 

Section 8. The Executive Committee shall 
consist of the officers and five other comrades, the 
President of the association to be ex-officio chair- 
man of the connnittee. It shall consider and re- 
I^ort ujjon such matters affecting the interests and 
welfare of the association as may be referred to it. 
This connnittee may also i)resent such other mat- 
ters as may api)ear to be for the best interests of 
the association. It shall have sole charge of any 
entertainment devised by the association. 

Section 4. The Committee on Audit shall 
consist of three comrades to be appointed annual- 
ly by the President at the regular meeting in Feb- 
ruary. This connnittee shall thoroughly examine 
the ))Ooks, vouchers and accounts of the Treasurer 
and certify to their condition annually. The 
Treasurer shall submit his books, accounts and 
vouchers, together with his report, to the com- 
nuttee for audit at least three days i)rior to the 



annual meeting- in Ja nuary, and the committee 
shall indorse its action upon such report prior to 
its presentation to the association by the Treas- 
urer, and may make such suggestions to the as- 
sociation as may be deemed proper for the better 
conduct of the business of the Treasurer. 

ARTICLE Y. 

Appropriations. Disbursements. 

Section 1. All money belonging to the asso- 
ciation shall be paid out by the Treasurer on req- 
uisitions drawn and signed by the Secretary and 
approved by the President. 

Section 3. Appropriations for any purpose 
shall be made only at regular meetings of the as- 
sociation and on a majority vote of the members 
present and voting; or at special meetings when 
the specified business considered shall require an 
appropriation. 

ARTICLE VI. 

Rules of Order. 

Section 1. The rules of order shall be those 
prescribed in ''Cushing's Manual of rarliameut- 
ary Law and Practice." 

ARTICLE VII. 

Amendments. 

Section 1. These by-laws may be amended, — 
1st by a tAVO-thirds vote of all members present 
and voting at a regular meeting of the associa- 
tion; 2nd, a proposition to amend must be in 
writing and shall specify the particular i)ortion 
sought to be amended ; 8d, such proposition shall 
then be referred without debate to tiie Committee 
on By-Laws, for report at the next regular meet- 
ing, or, at the call of the President. 



ARTICLE VIII, 



Order of Business. 

Reading" and approval of minutes. 
Admission of members elect. 
Report of the Treasurer. 
Reports of Standing- Committees. 
Reports of Special Committees. 
Presentation of applications and ])alloting for 
members. 
Unfinished business. 
New business. 

Reading of historical papers. 
Good of the association. 
Receipts of the evening. 
Adjournment. 



Past and Present Officers. 



President. 

Charles Lyman, 14th Conn. Inf. for 1893. 
Rich. N. Batchelder, Bri^. Gfen^ U. S. A. for 1894. 
James D. Brady, Col. 63d N. Y. Inf. for 1895. 
Nelson A. Miles, Major-Gen^l U. S.'A. for 189G. 



Vice-President for tlie First Division. 

John O. O'Neill, Capt. 116th Pa. Inf. for 1893. 
Franklin C. Jones, Capt. 64tli N. Y. Inf. for 1894. 
Charles Smart, Surgeon, U. S. A. for 1895. 
Geo. A. Shallenljerger, Col. 140th Pa. Inf. for 189G. 



Vice-President for the Second Division. 

Azor H. Nickerson, 8th Ohio Inf. for 1893. 
John Finn, Corp'l Co. D, 8th Ohio Inf. for 1894. 
Dennis O'Connor, 19th Mass. Inf. for 1895. 
Joseph S. Smith, Brig. GenM U. S. Vols, for 1896. 



Vice-President for the Third Division. 

Greorge A. Amies, 2d N. Y. H. A. & Major U. S. A. 

retired, for 1893. 
Henry S. Stevens Chapl. 14th Conn. Inf. for 1894. 
Charles Lvman, 14th Conn. Inf. for 1895. 
Newton M. Brooks, Capt. 12th N. J. Inf. for 1896. 

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Secretary. 

Charles E. Troutiiian, 2d Lieut. Co. C, 12th N. J. 
t Inf. for 1893, 

William P. Seville, Capt. 1st Del. Inf. and General 

Staff for 1894. 
Johrx Finn, Corpl Co. I), 8th Ohio Inf. for 1895. 
William P. Seville, Capt. 1st Del. Inf. and General 

Staff for 1896. 



Treasurer. 

Franklin C. Jones, Capt. G4th N. Y. Inf. for 1893. 
William L. Bramhall, 93d N. Y. Inf. for 1894. 
Alfred R. Quaiffe, Major ir)2d N. Y. Inf. for 1895 
and 1896. 



Historian. 

Henrv S. Stevens, Chapl. 14th Conn. Inf. for 1894 

and 1895. 
H viand C. Kirk, Lieut. F, 4th N. Y. H. A. for 1896. 



Sergeant-at-Arms. 

James McCrea, Sery-^t Co. F, 42d N. Y. Inf. for 1896. 



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