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JOURNAL 



OF THE 

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THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION 



OF THE 



DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS 

WOMAN'S Relief Corps 



AUXILIARY TO THE 



GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC 

SHAWMUT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 
Boston, Mass. 

April 2 and 3, 1912 



BOSTON: 

Griffith-Stillings Press, 368 Congress Street 

1912 



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JOURNAL 

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Thirty-third Annual Convention 

OP THE 

DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS 
WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS 

AUXILIABY TO THE GRAND ARMY OP THE REPUBLIC 



THE Thirty-third Annual Convention of the Department of Mcussa- 
chusetts Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the 
Republic, was opened in the Shawmut Congregational Church, comer 
of Tremont and West Brookline Streets, Boston, Tuesday, April 2, 1912, at 
10.05 A.M., by Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, Department President. The Depart- 
ment officers were escorted to the platform by the Color Bearers, and Mrs. 
Annie Poole Atwood, Department Senior Aide, introduced Mrs. Libbey as 
the presiding officer, who extended cordial greetings to all present and ex- 
pressed her pleasure at the large attendance of representatives. 

An impressive prayer was offered by Mrs. Eleanore E. Brown, Department 
Chaplain, followed by the flag salute and singing of the Opening Ode. 

Mrs. May L. Douglas of New Hampshire, National Chaplain, was intro- 
duced and welcomed as a National officer and also as an Army Nurse. 

Mrs. Ida C. Rolfe of Maine, a member of the National, Executive Board, 
was also officially welcomed. 

Department President: I will now appoint the following committees: 

Assistant Secretary. 
• Harriett A. Ralph 

Color. Bearers. 

Evelina Blair Attleboro 

Mabelle Hafford ;^ J . . .'I Whitman 

Isabelle Scott Lexington 

Lulu W. Jones Brighton 



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4 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Musician. 

M. Emma Weston Somerville 

Chief Conductor. 

Winifred Stiles Marsh Lynn 

Assistant Conductors. 

Susie S. Fiske Ashland 

Clara Montgomery North Adams 

Nellie C. Morey Ipswich 

EttaMcDongal Hyde Park 

Myra Dunbar Wakefield 

Lulu Appolonio Marshfield 

Linda Niles Randolph 

Rena Fredericks East Boston 

Annie A. Brown Salem 

Bessie L. Shaw Cambridge 

Clara J. Smith Arlington 

Ella F. Whitaker FrankUn 

Sarah Buchanan Watertown 

Annie M. Tisdale Brighton 

Mabel Forbes North Attleboro 

Fannie Rogers Amesbury 

Mary E. Lewis Hanson 

Louise Lundy Charlestown 

Annie Thayer Southbridge 

Mary Lucas Manchester 

Eveline Johnson Beverly 

Emma Bestwick Dedham 

Elizabeth Creed South Boston 

Lizzie G. Winter Millbury 

Lottie C. Baldwin Everett 

Fannie Jordan Brighton 

Chief Guard, 

Emma S. Martin Lynn 

Assistant Guards. 

Delia Neal Charlestown 

Julia Ballard Somerville 

Rose E. Holt Leominster 

Lizzie A. Kett Holliston 

Seraphine Welsh Mansfield 

Harriett D. Littlefield East Weymouth 

Amy Collyer New Bedford 

Grace Wentworth Brighton 



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DEPARTMENT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 

Nellie M. Schragle Fitchburg 

M. Isabel Pierce Waltham 

Mary E. Morgan Manchester 

Eugenia B. Trow Kingston 

Marianna Harding Chatham 

Nancy Frances Taunton 

Alice J. Landergan Cambridge 



Platform Aides. 

Mabelle H. Smith Brighton 

NeUie J. Robinson North Adams 



Accommodation. 

Carrie E. Duston East Boston 

Lizzie V. Nickerson Chelsea 

Tryph^na Berry Charlestown 

Marion E. White Boston 



Courtesies. 

Sarah E. Fuller Past National President 

Mary L. Gilman Past National President 

Eleanor B. Wheeler Past National Secretary 

Harriette L. Reed Pa^t National Secretary 

Maria W. Going Past National Secretary 

and all Past Department Presidents. 

Annie P. Atwood, Department Senior Aide Whitman 

Bertha W. Walker Whitman 

Fannie E. Wheeler Brighton 

Freda Heuser Brighton 



Credentials. 

Mary E. Elliot Somerville 

Mary A. Beal Rockland 

Lydia Phinney Bourne 

Mary W. Gomley Abington 



Press Committee. 

Nellie A. Tracy Somerville 

Elizabeth Robbins Berry Boston 

Muriel Hartshorne Lynn 

Margaret Maginnis South Boston 

Hallie E. Whitney Lowell 



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6 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Information Committee. 

Essie J. Cook Lynn 

Anna J. Gould Quincy 



Luncheon Committee. 

Dorcas H. Lyman, Past Department President Faneuil 

Hattie M. Tuttle, Past Department Secretary South Boston 



Telegrams and Messages. 

Hattie A. Bray Lynn 

Lucy L. Turner Brookline 

Helen C. Mulford Chatham 



Mrs. Libbey, Department President: The pastor of this church, Rev. 
Dr. Schumaker, is present to extend a greeting, and it gives me pleasure to 
introduce him at this time. 

Rev. E. Ellsworth Schumaker, D.D.: I extend to you and the members of 
the Woman's Relief Corps of Massachusetts a hearty welcome to this church 
and I rejoice that you have again chosen the Shawmut Church for your place 
of meeting. You are here for a work of inspiration. It is the beautiful 
mission of woman in this world to minister to mankind, and her work to bring 
relief wherever relief is needed. I believe that, in accord with the trend qf 
the times, woman is to have a larger sphere of action in the world and the 
ideals of our civilization; the things for which you are working, the things 
that are ennobling, elevating, that make our high Christian civilization, are 
worth struggling for. 

I voice the sentiment of our church in extending sincere greetings and good 
wishes to the Department Convention of Massachusetts. 

Dr. Schumaker gave an interesting sketch of the Shawmut Church and 
of this locality, which covers historic ground. 

At the close of his eloquent address the Department President expressed 
her thanks for his words of inspiration. 

Past National ofl&cers were then formally introduced, viz. : 

Mrs. Mary L. Oilman, Past National President; Mrs. Eliza Brown 
Daggett of New York, Past National Senior Vice-President; Mrs. Harriette 
L. Reed and Mrs. Maria W. Going, Past National Secretaries; Mrs. Emily 
L. Clark, Past National Chaplain; Mrs. Mary E. Knowles, Past National 
Chaplain; Mrs. Ellen M. Putnam of Maine, Past National Inspector; Mrs. 
Lue Stuart Wadsworth, Past National Patriotic Instructor. 

The following Past Department Presidents present were also officially 
introduced: Mrs. Mary E. Knowles, Mrs. Augusta A. Wales, Mrs. Emily 
L. Clark, Mrs. Eva T. Cook, Mrs. Emilie L. W. Waterman, Mrs. Mary L. 



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DEPARTMENT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 7 

Gilman, Mrs. Maria W. Going, Mrs. Dorcas H. Lyman, Mrs. Harriett A. 
Ralph, Mrs. Alice M. Goddard, Mrs. Annie C. Shattuck, Mrs. Lue Stuart 
Wadsworth. 

Department President: I am informed that visitors from other states are 
in waiting. The Committee on Courtesies will retire and escort the guests to 
this platform. 

Mrs. Nina B. Stoughton, Department President of Vermont, and Mrs. 
Eliza A. Patten, Department Counselor of New Hampshire, were introduced 
and received with the usual courtesies. 

Mrs. Stoughton presented flowers to Mrs. Libbey, Department President, 
and referring to her recent visit to Bennington presented her a gavel made of 
historic wood from a tree near the battle-field, the gavel being a gift from Miss 
Lucy Cutting, a personal friend and a member of Corps 2, Bennington. 

Mrs* Libbey received these gifts with a cordial expression of thanks. 

Mrs. Grace B. Southwick, President of Gen. Lander Corps 29 of Lynn, 
presented, on behalf of the Corps, a beautiful set of table linen to Mrs. 
Libbey, Department President, with the love and esteem of the Corps of 
which the recipient is a member. 

Mrs. Libbey responded with appreciative remarks, expressing her regard 
for Corps 29 and its members and her thanks for all their kindness during 
her administration as Department President. 

The members of the Department Rehef Committee present were intro- 
duced, viz.: Dorcas H. Lyman, chairman, Brighton; Hattie M. Tuttle, 
Secretary, South Boston; Elizabeth Merrill, Lynn; Marie C. Blake, Rox- 
bury; Helen C. Mulford, Chatham; Minnie A. Osborn, Peabody; Lucy L. 
Turner, Brookline; Abbie E. Hastings, Cambridge; Grace M. Leslie, 
Wobum; Ella F. Long, Hyde Park; Mabelle H. Smith, Brighton; Lucy 
A. Frederick, Boston; Abbie E. Copeland, Whitman. 

Mrs. Dorcas H. Lyman, chairman of the Department Relief Committee, 
presented a cut glass fern dish and mirror to the Department President with 
the love of the members of the Department Rehef Committee. Mrs. Libbey 
responded with appreciative remarks and referred to the faithful work of 
this committee. 

A gift of an embroidered handkerchief was presented Mrs. Fannie M. 
Jones, Department Treasurer, and Miss Mary E. Elliot, Department 
Secretary, by Mrs. L3rman on behalf of the Rehef Committee, and both 
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THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 



ROLL OF CONVENTION. 



^Present. fPreviousIy reported. ^Deoeaaed. 



DEPARTMENT OFFICERS. 

President *Nellie F. Libbey, Lynn. 

Senior Vice-President •Mary E. Holbrook, So. Weymouth. 

Junior Vice-President *Marie J. Kendall, Gardner. 

Secretary *Mary E. EUiot, Boston. 

Treasurer *Fannie M. Jones, Boston. 

Chaplain *Eleanore E. Brown, Nantucket. 

Inspector *Mary A. Landt, Hyde Park. 

Counselor . *Florence Haynes, Salem. 

Instituting and Installing Officer .... *Eliza F. Stiles, Lynn. 

Patriotic Instructor *Laura I. Smith, Attleboro. 

Press Correspondent *Hattie A. Calahan, Dorchester. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

*Nina B. Lovejoy, Chairman^ Ayer. 
*Sarah E. Southwick, Springfield. *Susie F. Burton, Dorchester. 

*Nettie D. Hill, Roxbury. *Rebecca A. Pickett, Beverly. 

PAST DEPARTMENT PRESIDENTS. 

Sarah E. Fuller, Medford. Josephine A. Burdick, North Adams. 

JE. Florence Barker, Maiden. Angie A. Robinson, Worcester. 

*M. Susan Goodale, Medford. *Mary L. Gilman, Roxbury. 

S. Agnes Parker, Brockton. *Maria W. Going, Somerville. 

Emma B. Lowd, Salem. *Dorcas H. Lyman, Faneuil. 

*Mary E. Knowles, Somerville. *Clara H. B. Evans, Pittsfield. 

*Augusta A. Wales, Dorchester. JAnnie M. Warne, Waltham. 

Mary G. Deane, Fall River. *Harriett A. Ralph, Somerville. 

♦Emily L. Clark, Northampton. *Alice M. Goddard, Brockton. 

tClare H. Bm-leigh, Athol. *Annie C. Shattuck, Fitchbm-g. 

*Eva T. Cook, Gloucester. *Lue Stuart Wadsworth, Boston. 
JHelen A. Brigham, Hyde Park. Elizabeth P. Sawyer, New Bedford. 

*Emilie L. W. Waterman, Boston. fFlorence Haynes, Salem. 

PAST DEPARTMENT SECRETARIES. 

JKathrina L. Beedle, Cambridge. Sarah E. Fuller, Medford. 

JPamelia F. Sprague, East Boston. *Hattie M. Tuttle, South Boston. 



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DEPARTMENT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 

PAST DEPARTMENT TREASURERS. 

*Mary F. Merchant, Woburn. JKathrina L. Beedle, Cambridge. 

tAmanda M. Thayer, Chelsea. fHarriett A. Ralph, Somerville. 

tS. Agnes Parker, Brockton. *Harriette L. Reed, Dorchester. 

JMatilda E. Lawton, South Boston. Sarah E. Fuller, Medford. 

PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENTS. 

JE. Florence Barker, Maiden. JLizabeth A. Turner. 

Sarah E. Fuller, Medford. fMary L. Oilman, Roxbury. 

PAST NATIONAL SECRETARIES. 

Sarah E. Fuller, Medford. fHarriette L. Reed, Dorchester. 

Eleanor B. Wheeler, South Boston. fMaria W. Going, Somerville. 

PAST NATIONAL TREASURER. 
JLizabeth A. Turner. 



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10 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 



CORPS. 



£. V. Sumner Corps 1, Fitchburg. 

[Organiied May 17, 1879.] 

President ♦Mary L. Gilchrist. 

Senior Vice-President Mattie L. Lord. 

Junior Vice-President Hattie E. Hastings. 

^ Delegates AUemates 

♦Mary A. Miller. Inez E. Semay. 

♦Amanda B. Hidden. Hazel M. Hastings. 

Past Presidents 
♦Lucia E. Gleason. ♦Abbie E. Demmon. 

♦Emma L. Littlehale. ♦Harriett H. Hoyt. 

♦Mary A. Ross. 

Charles Beck Corps 2, Cambridge. 

[Organised May 20, 1879.] 

President ♦Annie M. Stinson. 

Senior Vice-President Kittie Powell. 

Junior Vice-President Bessie Shaw. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Ida E. Allen. Mabel Pope. 

Past Presidents 
♦Arria E. Rivinius. ♦Leonice Garfield. 

♦Leocardia F. Flowers. ♦Jennie S. Kicker. 

♦Alma H. Young. 

John A. Hawes Corps 3, East Boston. 

[Organized Oct. 12, 1889.] 

President ♦Minnie A. Rodgers. 

Senior Vice-President Nellie M. Trask. 

Junior Vice-President Mary L. Whitney. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Lizzie F. Paine. ♦Rena Frederick. 

Past Presidents 
♦Jennie A. Philbrick. ♦Hannah T. Nutter. 

♦Gertrude A. Glock. *Carrie E. Duston. 

♦Frances E. Somerby. ♦Georgia A. Hill. 



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DEPARTMENT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 

Everett Peabody Corps 4, Georgetown. 

[Organised April 2, 1883.] 

President ♦Iva B. Webber.. 

Senior Vice-President Lucy Niles. 

Junior Vice-President Hannah Rogers. 

Delegate Alternate 

Georgia Smith. *Annie Edmonds. 

Past President 
♦Hattie J. Hamlin. 

S. C. Lawrence Corps 5, Medford. 

[Organised May 27. 1879.] 

President *Carrie E. Young. 

Senior Vice-President Isabelle F. Hayes. 

Junior Vice-President Margaret J. Cooke. 

Delegates AUemates 

♦Carrie M. Abbott. ♦Edith Frost. 

♦Carrie E. Woolley. ♦Florence Robbins. 

Past Presidents 
♦Mary J. Bean. ♦Clara C. Lovering. 

♦Ella E. Harlow. ♦Ellen M. Gill. 

♦Harriett T. Berry. 

P. T. Wyman Corps 6, Holliston. 

[Organised Jan. 5, 1882.] 

President . ♦Ada F. Bullard. 

Senior Vice-President E. Louise Adams. 

Junior Vice-President Margaret J. Torrey. 

Delegate ^ Alternate 

Mary E. Cutler. ♦Margaret J. Torrey. 

Past Presidents 
♦Lizzie F. Claflin. > ♦Georgiana F. Rogers. 

Fletcher Webster Corps 7, Brockton. 

[Organised Oet. 29, 1879.] 

President ♦Etta D. Gray. 

Senior Vic^-President Annie S. Tower. 

Junior Vice-President , . . . Mary A. Bryant. 

Delegates Alternates 

EHza J. Haughton. ♦Katie Kirby. 

♦Janette Sherman. Carrie Nims. 

♦Annie S. Tower. Oceana F. MuUer. 

♦Jennie F. Taber. Nettie C. Pahner. 

♦Hannah Hamilton. Sarah E. Hatch. 

Past Presidents 
♦Octavia C. Blair. ♦Josie A. Bourne. 



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12 THIBTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

£. P. Pierce Corps 8, Middleboro. 

[Organiced Jan. 12. 1886.] 

President Ella McAllister. 

Senior Vice-President Avis L. Ashley. 

Junior Vice-President Mary Hebbard. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Louisa Spooner. Etta St. Peter. 

♦Clara A. Clapp. Angle Weston. 

Past Presidents 
♦Nellie K. Nourse. *Dora F. Dempsy. 



Major George L. Steams Corps 9, Charlestown. 

[Organued Get. 16, 1879.] 

President *Mary A. Doherty. 

Senior Vice-President Annie Hogan. 

Junior Vice-President Annie Holmes. 

Delegates AUemates 

♦Ellen Bench. Carrie L. P. Couchier. 

♦Mary E. Desmond. Nellie G. Cotter. 

Past Presidents 
♦Margaret Harrington. ♦Katherine A. Durham. 

♦Martha P. Lyon. ♦Elizabeth Nichols. 

♦Maggie Jones. ♦Etta A. Welch. 

♦Georgianna Williams. 



Theodore Winthrop Corps 10, Chelsea. 

[Organised Oet. 23. 1879.] 

President . . . : ♦Minnie Edwards. 

Senior Vice-President Ida E. Magbon. 

Junior Vice-President Martha Delay. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Jane Briggs. Augusta Yeaton. 

Past Presidents 
♦Louise Samuels. ♦Emma J. Semons. 

♦Lizzie Venables Nickerson. ♦Nellie Fernald. 

♦Marcella Basford. 



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George H. Ward Corps 11, Worcester. 

[Organized May 4, 1883.] 

President ♦Esther M. Howell. 

Senior Vice-President Julia F. Bemis. 

Junior Vice-President Susan J. Ware. 



Delegates 
*Annie L. Sullivan. 

Minnie E. Litchfield. 
*lrene E. Fairbanks. 

Annie M. Wetherbee. 
♦Emma F. Armstrong. 



AUematea 
Luthera W. Maynard. 
♦Mary L. Newton. 
Alice E. Putnam. 
Salinda M. Van de Mark. 
Alice B. Hallv 



Past PreaidenU 



♦Flora S. Chapin. 
♦Mary F. Wood. 
♦Mary A. Mills. 
♦Irene E. Haven. 
♦Jennie E. Ward. 



♦Sarah A. Ricker. 
♦Jessie W. Lowell. 
♦Sarah A. Towle. 
♦Mary E. Newton. 
♦Minnie E. Litchfield. 



Ward Corps 12, Danvers. 

[Organised April 12, 1883.] 

President ♦Jennie L. Waitt. 

Senior Vice-President Jennie Sanford. 

Junior Vice-President Susie Waitt. 



Delegates 
♦Jennie Whitten. 
♦Ella Pettingell. 



AUemates 
Ellen M. Hayward. 
Hattie Kennedy. 



♦Millie Webber. 
♦Sarah B. Bates. 
♦Mary Wiggin. 



Past Presidents 



♦Mary C. Perkins. 
♦Lillie E. Tibbetts. 



D. Willard Robinson Corps 13, Norwell. 
[Organised May 6, 1885.] 

President ♦L. Emma Lewis. 

Senior Vice-President Lizzie J. Jones. 

Junior Vice-President Lucy E. Ford. 



Delegate 
Harriet R. Poole. 



Alternate 
Lena S. Vining. 



Past Presidents 



♦Annie C. Damon. 
♦Eunice W. Studley. 



♦M. Jane Curtis. 



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14 THIKTY-THIKD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

£. K. Wilcox Corps 14, Springfield. 

[Organised March 11, 1880.] 

President *Myra C. Keene. 

Senior Vice-President Mary E. Anderson. 

Junior Vice-President Clara H. Fisk. 

Delegates AUemates 

*Ida R. Brown. Harriet M. Wood. 

*Clara J. Fisk. Mary Leitch. 

*Alice M. Eaton. Sarah Smead. 

Past Presidents 
♦Ella M. AveriU. *EUda M. Witherell 

*Mary E. Glover. ♦Fannie V. Taylor. 



Col. Prescott Corps 15, Ashland. 

tOrganised April 12. 1880.] 

President *Alma B. Greenwood. 

Senior Vice-President Lillian Johnson. 

Junior Vice-President May Loring. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Helen Walkup. Mary Kendall. 

Pa^t Presidents 
♦Grace D. Frankland. ♦S. Minnie Knowles. ' 

♦Lefa M. Miller. ♦TiUie H. Morse. 



U. S. Grant Corps 16, Melrose. 

[Organised Jan. 6, 1881.] 

President ♦Grace B. Woodman. 

Senior Vice-President Rachel Hills. 

Junior Vice-President Wilhelmina Barnard. 

Delegate Alternate 

Mary E. Stantial. ♦Addie E. Howes. 

Past Presidents 
♦Emma M. Barrett. ♦AHce B. Gamage. 

♦Susan Brown. ♦S. Ada Blanchard. 

♦Nellie Russell. ♦Mary Carney. 

♦Eliza W. Woodward. ♦Etta K. Cook. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 15 

Gen. Sedgwick Corps 17, Orange. 

[Organised June 12, 1888.] 

President Hattie N. Whipple. 

Senior Vice-President , . . . . Nellie B. Horton. 

Junior Vice-President *LueUa Emery. 

Delegates AUemates 

Luella Emery. Josephine Spear. 

Nellie Bundy. Lovinia A. Henry. 

Abbie M. Mayo. Alice M. Pachman. 

Past Presidents 
*lda M. Parsons. *Lottie A. Barker. 

*M. Agnes Aldrich. 

William L. Baker Corps 18, Northampton. 

[Organised May 13, 1885.] 

President . . . * *Julia A. Bartlett. 

Senior Vice-President Bessie B. Gloyd. 

Junior Vice-President Gertrude Crittenden, 

Delegates Alternates 

*Hattie O. Day. Clara O. Bingham. 

*Jennie L. Hillman. Jennie Harris. 

*Maude A. Smith. Kate C. Clapp. 

Past President 
*Corrie A. Emerson. 

E. P. Wallace Corps 19, Amesbury. 

[Organised Jan. 27, 1882.] 

President *Fannie H. Carleton. 

Senior Vice-President LiUian Merrill. 

Junior Vice-President Nellie Thomas. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Annie Marston. Lizzie Morrill. 

♦Ella Shaw. Annie Murry. 

Past Presidents 
None present. • 

Dahlgren Corps 20, South Boston. 

[Organised April 10, 1882.] 

President ♦Olive M. White. 

Senior Vice-President EUzabeth C. Creed. 

Junior Vice-President Adeline R. Lermond. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Adeline R. Lermond. Euphemia M. Brown. 

Past Presidents 
♦Ruth M. Greene. ♦Emma B. O'Brien. 

♦Katherine E. Brennan. ♦P. Elma Wilder. 



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16 THIETY-THIBD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Willard C. Kinsley Corps 21, Someryille. 

[Organued May 11, 1882.] 

President . . \ ♦May E. Dearborn. 

Senior Vice-President Lillian D. Day. 

Junior Vice-President Abbie D. Partridge. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Addie R. Davlin. Annie E. Peavey. 

*Annie M. Seavey. Rose Hayden. 

♦Louisa Murphy. Julia Ballard. 

Past Presidents 
♦Rose A. Knapp. ♦Harriet A. Chamberlin. 

♦Eva I. Hadley. ♦Flora M. Craigie. 

♦M. Emma Weston. ♦Helen M. McCulley. 

♦Etta S. Paine. ♦Sarah E. Fielding. 

♦Adrianna M. V. Cloyes. 



Lyon Corps 22, Westfield. 

[Organiied Deo. 16, 1882.] 

President ■. . . ♦Vienna A. Pomeroy. 

Senior Vice-President Clara L. Douglas. 

Junior Vice-President Amelia M. Waite. 

Delegates AUemates 

♦M. Anna Noble. Nellie M. Russell. 

♦Emma L. Sheldon. Amelia M. Waite. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 



John Goodwin, Jr., Corps 23, Marblehead. 

[Organised April 4, 1885.] 

President ♦Mary C. Pierce. 

Senior Vice-President Lilla A. Hawkes. 

Junior Vice-President Julia A. Thomer. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Clara A. Bowden. ♦Mary E. Marden. 

Emma A. Wallis. Louisa D. Hanson. 

Past President 
♦Mary A. Cooper. 



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DEPAKTMBNT OP BiASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 17 

Col. C. R. Mudge Corps 24, Merrimac. 

[Organised Jan. 26. 1883.] 

President *Hattie Bridges. 

Senior Vice-President Nettie Goodwin. 

Junior Vice-President Sarah Strouach. 

Delegates AUemates 

Georgia Hardwick. Evelyn Bunker. 

Mary Hoyt. Anna Whitney. 

Past Presidents 
♦Elizabeth Smart. *Eva M. Hoyt. 

♦Cinderella Clement. ♦Esther Bartlett. 



F. P. H. Rogers Corps 25, Waltham. 

[Organised Jan. 19. 1883.] 

President ♦Agnes C. Phelps. 

Senior Vice-President Abbie J. Stevens. 

Junior Vice-President Ella A. Wheeler. 

Delegaies AUemates 

♦Ida L. Gibbs. Elizabeth Adams. 

♦M. Isabel Pierce. Jennie L. Crosby. 

♦Fannie Wellington. Abbie Jackson. 

Past Presidents 
♦Marietta Chipman. ♦Ruth A. Freelove. 

♦Lucy C. Carpenter. ♦Sarah J. Rice. 

♦Elizabeth Richards. 



A. W. Bartlett Corps 26, Newburyport. 
[Organised Feb. 14. 1883.] 

President ♦NeUie G. Thompson. 

Senior Vice-President Josephine M. White. 

Junior Vice-President Alice V. Goodwin. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Ruth E. Haigh. Margie R. Lang. 

Margaret Ewin. ♦M. Nellie Wells. 

Past President 
♦Mary A. Cuseck. 



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William H. Smart Corps 27, Cambridgeport. 

[Organised Feb. 16, 1883.] 

President *Laiira A. Plummer. 

Senior Vice-President Sarah E. Williams. 

Junior Vice-President H. Louise Muiray. 

Delegates AltemcUes 

H. Louise Murray. Hattie J. Stevens. 

*Jennie Foss. Sarah Barnes. 

*Christina Shattuck. Mary C. Loudon. 

Past Presidents 
*Ida Hayford. *Myra K. Pike. 

♦Hattie T. Gott. *Nettie S. Wheeler. 

♦Ella F. Turner. . ♦Angelia H. Scranton. 

♦Annie H. Walker. , ♦Abbie E. Hastings. 

Charles Russell Lowell Corps 28, Boston. 

[Organised March 9. 1883.] 

President ♦Josephine McGuire. 

Senior Vice-President Francelia De Fatti. 

Junior Vice-President Fannie E. Crosby. 

Delegates Alternates 

Catherine O'Donnell. Lillie A. Adams. 

♦Josephine Dolliver. Mary Paul. 

Past Presidents 
♦Lucy A. Frederick. ♦Marion E. White. 

♦Mary J. Saunders. ♦Clara Abbott. 

♦Lottie Long Newton. ♦Hattie Parker. 

♦Lena W. Niles. 

Gen. Lander Corps 29, Lynn. 

[Organized Feb. 20. 1883.] 

President ♦Grace B. Southwick. 

Senior Vice-President Winifred S. Marsh. 

Junior Vice-President Jennie W. Allen. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Ella N. Kelley. ♦Muriel Hartshorn. 

♦Emma S. Martin. Bertha M. Putnam. 

♦Anna Chase. Susan Bulfinch. 

♦Ella M. Burnsville. Enuna Bessom. 

♦Lizzie M. James. Clara Armstead. 

Past Presidents 
♦S. Jennie Tirrell. ♦Marianna Putnam. 

♦Emma P. Ward. ♦Henrietta Wentworth. 

♦Sarah F. Lear. ♦Elizabeth Merrill. 

♦Emma E. Willey. ♦Lizzie Hutchinson. 



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DEPAKTBiBNT OP BiASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 19 

John H. Chipman, Jr., Corps 30, Beverly. 

[Organised March 28. 1883.] 

President *Abbie Mitchell. 

Senior Vice-President Henrietta Sargent. 

Junior Vice-President Eva Defoe. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Martha E. W. Clark. ♦Carrie F. Daniels. 

Annie M. Huntoon. *Cynthia A. Lewis. 

Mary J. Goldsmith. Eva Defoe. 

Past Presidents 
♦Alice L. Millett. ♦Sarah A. White. 

♦Frances L. Murray. 

Charles H. Stevens Corps 31, Leominster. 

[Organised Deo. 29, 1885.] 

President ♦E. Louise Shattuck. 

Senior Vice-President Susan E. Holden. 

Junior Vice-President Mary D. Harris. 

Delegates AUemates 

Mary E. Stannard. Ida M. Ames. 

Emma M. Wells. ♦Lillie R. Maynard. 
♦Susan E. Holden. Anna A. Barnard. 

Pust Presidents 
♦Rose E. Holt. ♦Clara L. Raymond. 

Charles D. Sanford Corps 32, North Adams. 

[Organised Sept. 18, 1883.] 

President ♦Mary E. Curley. 

Senior Vice-President NeUie J. Robinson. 

Junior Vice-President Carrie Wilkinson. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Mattie Lewis. Clara Montgomery. 

Past President 
♦Emma E. Billings. 

James A. Garfield Corps 33, Lowell. 

[Organised Nov. 21, 1883.] 

President ♦Mary E. Offut. 

Senior Vice-President Almira F. Kilpartrick. 

Junior Vice-President Lois A. Johnson. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Lestina E. Parker. Martha A. Fife. 

Past Presidents 
♦HaUie E. Whitney. ♦Elvira E. Gladwin. 

♦Almira F. Kilpartrick. 



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20 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Phil. H. Sheridan Corps 34, Salem. 

[Organised Sept. 7, 1883.] 

President *Addie E. Sargent. 

Senior Vice-President . * A. Cecilia Swain. 

Junior Vice-President Maria Hurley. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Rosa L. Arrington. Lizzie F. Newcomb. 

*Minnie B. Redmond. Eliza A. Pearl. 

Past Presidents 
*Miriam G. Call. *Mary A. Yasinski. 

*Isabelle Rushford. 

Timothy Ingraham Corps 35, Hyde Park. 

[Organised Feb. 18. 1884.] 

President *Grace M. Church. 

Senior Vice-President Theresa Wurst. 

Junior Vice-President Mary A. McKenna. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Elizabeth F. O'Brien. ♦Harriet B. Gorman. 

Katie A. Freeman. Eleanor L. Wood. 

Past Presidents 
*Ella F. Long. *Comelia A. Ferry. 

♦Mary T. Cobb. ♦Mary C. Eldredge. 

£. A. Andrews Corps 36, Shrewsbury. 

[Organised Feb. 21, 1884.] 

President Winona Capson. 

Senior Vice-President Eliza A. Gleason. 

Junior Vice-President ♦Nellie W. Green. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Nellie E. Hubbard. L. Elizabeth Rice. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

W. W. RockweU Corps 37, Pittsfield. 
' [Organised April 23. 1884.] 

President ♦Henrietta L. Parker. 

Senior Vice-President Helen F. Burns. 

Junior Vice-President Ella Hoffman. 

Delegaies AUemates 

Lizzie Abbott. ♦Kate Malcolm. 

♦Ellen P. Ireland. Estella Howie. 

Past Presidents 
♦Bertha E. Bliss. ♦Ellene Lederer. 

♦Sarah B. Noyes. ♦Abby M. Wheldon. 



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DEPABTBfENT OP BiASSACHUSBTTS, W.R.C. 21 

Gen. Kilpatrick Corps 38, Holyoke. 

[Organiied April 10, 1884.] 

President '. . . *Nettie M. Streeter. 

Senior Vice-President Katherine Diiffy. 

Junior Vice-President Vera Watson. 

Dekgatea AUemates 

•Ada Underwood. Marion Jolly. 

Harriet Smith *Etta Perkins. 

Past Presidents 
*Ida Babcock. *Augusta Holmes. 



Abraham Lincoln Corps 39, Charlestown. 

[Organiied April 22, 1884.] 

President *Margaret A. Davis. 

Senior Vice-President Mfiry L. Gibbs. 

Jmiior Vice-President Nellie F. Dyke. 



es AUemates 

*Lutie H. Macomber. Mary E. Robinson. 

♦Nellie M. Metcalf. Awie G. Hobbs. 

Past Presidents 

*Sarah L. Mecuen. *Belle J. Noble. 

♦Mary E. Blodgett. ♦Lucy I. Allen. 

♦0. Augusta Prescott. ♦Nellie F. Mecuen. 

♦Ida L. Thompson. *M. Edna Mecuen. 

♦Maria J. Kimball. ♦Tryphena C. Berry. 

♦Abbie L. Whitney. ♦NelUe A. Tracey. 
♦Elizabeth Robbins Berry. 



James A. Perkins Corps 40, Everett. 
[Organised May 22, 1884.] 

President *Carrie L. Oliver. 

Senior Vice-President ♦Vinie M. Jillson. 

Junior Vice-President Margaret Blanchard. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Emma J. Parkhurst. Margaret Blanchard. 

♦Lottie C. Baldwin. Myrtiss Berry. 

Past Presidents 
♦M. Lizzie Bullock. ♦S. Almeda Chaplin. 

♦Augusta K. Pettingill. ♦Hattie Haslam. 

♦Lizzie L. Sargent. ♦Mary C. Furness. 



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22 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

£. P. Carpenter Corps 41, Fozboro. 

[Organiced April 11, 1884.] 

President *Mary A. Sands. 

Senior Vice-President Rena F. Andrus. 

Junior Vice-President Henrietta de V. Fisher. 

Delegates Alternates 

Eliza Dow. Sarah E. Morse. 

*S. Ellen Jewett. Lizzie P. Newcomb. 

Past Presidents 
*Hannah A. Brown. *Alice P. Smith. 



Gen. James Appleton Corps 42, Ipswich. 

[Organised May 19, 1884.] 

President *Susie M. Nason. 

Senior Vice-President Sarah E. Fewkes. 

Junior Vice-President Alice M. Hills. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Anne H. Grant. Sarah E. Howe. 

*Sarah B. Caldwell. Emma J. HiU. 

Past Presidents 
*Mary S. Langdon. ♦M. Abbie Danforth. 

Francis Gould Corps 43, Arlington. 

[Organized June 19, 1884.] 

President *Catherine Finlay. 

Senior Vice-President Minnie O. Eames. 

Junior Vice-President Nellie E. McLenathan. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Mary L. Durgin. Clara J. Smith. 

*Grace Whittier. Henrietta Peppard. 

Past Presidents . 
*Carolyn R. Morse. *Georgianna Averill. 

*Violet C. Durgin. 

David Church Corps 44, Marshfield. 

[Organized Jan. 4, 1893.] 

President S. Anna Ewell. 

Senior Vice-President Flora Kinsman. 

Junior Vice-President Addie Watson. 

Delegate . Alternate 

*Flora Kinsman. Isadora F. Walker. 

Past President 
* Alice M. Magoun. 



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DEPARTMENT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 23 

William A. Streeter Corps 46, Attleboro. 

[Organued Sept. 18, 1884.] 

President *Louisa Williams. 

Senior Vice-President Emma H. McCretton. 

Junior Vice-President Florence Swallow. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Kate Williamson. Hattie Freeman. 

Past Presidents 
*Sarah W. Holmes. *Jennie P. Smith. 

♦Mary P. Holbrook. 

Gen. £. W. Hincks Corps 46, Saugus. 

[Organised Jan. 16, 1885.] 

President *Ella V. Little. 

Senior Vice-President Ellen J. Robinson, 

Junior Vice-President Mary E. Stocker. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Lizzie V. Smith. *Sarah L. Ramsdell. 

Past Presidents 
*Emma F. Mansfield. *Carrie L. Mansfield. 

Justin Dimick Corps 47, East Bridgewater. 

[OrganisjBd Jan. 16. 1886.] 

President *Addie M. Hall. 

Senior Vice-President Abbie Goebell. 

Junior Vice-President Martha Bourne. 

Delegate Alternate 

* Abbie Goebell. *Rebecca Washburn. 

Past President 
(Miss) *Marianna Hall. 

H. S. Greenleaf Corps 48, Colerain. 

[Organised April 29, 1886.] 

President Carrie W. Ashton. 

Senior Vice-President Lena S. Donelson. 

Junior Vice-President . Alice N. Bard well. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Lena S. Donelson. Flora A. Ware. 

Past President 
*Mary A. Nelson. 



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24 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

George S. Boutwell Corps 49, Ayer. 

[Organized Jan. 26. 1885.] 

President *Eileen G. Sawyer. 

Senior Vice-President . ^ Abbie J. Wells. 

Junior Vice-President Ruth C. Phelps. 

Delegate . Alternate 

Martha A. Mason. *Mary B. Johnson. 

Past Presidents 
*Lucy M. Parsons. * Augusta D. Scruton. 

*Lucy S. Richardson. *Clara C. Wentworth. 

*Lizzie A. Sartell. 

Union Corps 60, Peabody. 

[Organized May 27. 1885.] 

President *Ida M. Barker. 

Senior Vice-President Lillie Carr. 

Junior Vice-President Annie E. Ferrin. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Annie E. Ferrin. Mary J. Brown. 

Past Presidents 
♦Minnie A. Osborn. *Elizabeth T. McCarthy. 

*H. Alice Tuttle. *Mary O. Stevens. 

J. C. Freeman Corps 61, Provincetown. 

[Organized March 31. 1885.] 

President *Jennie B. Jennings 

Senior Vice-President Mary R. Pine. 

Junior Vice-President Fannie Rogers. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Mary R. Pine. Emily Dearborn. 

Pa^t President 
' *Mary Burch. 

A. B. Randall Corps 62, Eastondale. 

[Organized May 15. 1888.] 

President Mamie L. Willis. 

Senior Vice-President Jeanette Packard. 

Junior Vice-President Clara Crocker. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Mary J. Ames. Chrissie M. Willis. 

Pa^t President 
*Mabel Porter. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 26 

William Logan Rodman Corps 63, New Bedford. 

[Organised Sept. 27. 1885.] 

President *Ida R. Janell. 

Senior Vice-President Lizzie J. Tripp. 

Junior Vice-President Etta A. Clark. 

Delegates AUemates 

♦Caroline Vogel. Lizzie J. Tripp. 

Clara J. Andrews. Betsey Tripp. 

Past Presidents 
♦Jennie L. Topham. *Mabel L. Little. 

♦Etta A. Clark. *Minnie F. Taber. 

£. Brigham Piper Corps 64, Walpole. 

[Organized Sept. 28, 1885.] 

President • . • Alma V. Fisher. 

Senior Vice-President Eleanor Allen. 

Junior Vice-President Jennie Barlow. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Annie Myers. Julia Jennison. 

Past Presidents 
♦S. Jennie Nye. ♦Martha M. Allen. 

Needham Corps 66, Lawrence. 

[Organized Oct. 7, 1885.] 

President ♦Margaret Wagland. 

Senior Vice-President Stella Barker. 

Junior Vice-President Sarah Lowell. 

Delegates AUemates 

♦Almira Sherman. Hattie Duchamee. 

♦Gertrude Cavanaugh. Margaret Greenlaw. 

Past President 
♦Henrtetta M. Crossley. 

Ozro Miller Corps 66, Shelbume Falls. 
[Organized Nov. 6, 1885.] 

President Helen Heathcote. 

Senior Vice-President Minnie Shaw. 

Jimior Vice-President Emma McKnight. 

Delegate AUemate 

Emma McKnight. Lucy Fritz. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 



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26 THIRTT-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Edwin E. Day Corps 67, Greenfield. 

[Onanised Nor. 13, 1885.] 

President *Nettie A. Fay. 

Senior Vice-President Anna I. Doolittle 

Junior Vice-President Ella J. Pierce. 

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Delegates AUemates 

♦Anna I. Doolittle. Emma M. Snow. 

•Alice L. Brown. Mary C. Dunklee. 

Past President 
♦Ellen E. Plumley. 

George C. Strong Corps 58, Easfhampton. 

[Organised Dee. 7, 1885.] 

President ♦Martha Clay. 

Senior Vice-President Susan McEvoy. 

Junior Vice-President Kate Evans. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Mary Lyman. Eflfie J. Cook. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

Isaac B. Patten Corps 69, Watertown. 

[Organiaed Nor. 30, 1885.] 

President ♦Agnes H. Soper. 

Senior Vice-President Sarah E. Kent. 

Junior Vice-President Margaret J. Wilson. 

Delegate AUemate 

Margaret McGlauflin. ♦Georgianna B. Ham. 

Past Presidents 
♦Eliza S. Griffin. ♦Agnes H. Parker. 

Edwin Humphrey Corps 60, Hingham. 

[Organised De«. 17, 1885.] 

President ♦Cora A. Townsend 

Senior Vic^President Melissa Sprague. 

Junior Vice-President Martha Haskell. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Sarah J. Gardner. Cora M. Flower. 

Past Presidents 
♦Georgie A. Stoddar. ♦Lizzie Henderson. 

♦Abby G. Gould. 



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DEPARTBONT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 27 

John Rogers Corps 61, Mansfield. 

[Orgamaed Jan. 6, 1886.] 

President *Fannie J. Robbins. 

Senior Vice-President Alice Dean. 

Junior Vice-President Lucy Johnson. 

Delegate . Alternate 

*Addie Swett. Seraphine Welsh. 

Past President 
♦Lena B. Hibbert. 



Isaac Davis Corps 62, West Acton. 

[Organized Jan. 30, 1886.] 

President *Harriet J. Williams 

Senior Vice-President Fannie E. Wetherbee. 

Jimior Vice-President Angie H. Knowlton. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Katherine Richardson. Gertrude Webster. 

Past Presidents 
♦Ellen A. Holbrook. *Kate W. Sawyer. 



Thomas G. Stevenson Corps 63, Roxbury. 

[Organised Jan. 25, 1886.] 

President *Sophia L. Rogers. 

Senior Vice-President Mabel E. Niles. 

Junior Vice-President Sarah E. Tower. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Elizabeth J. O'Brien. Carrie M. Curley. 

♦Sarah W. Trussell. ♦Martha J. Person. 

Bessie L. Cuzner. Maude B. Bostwick. 

Past Presidents 

♦Mary L. Simpson. ♦Emma A. Burrill. 

♦Abbie E. Graves. ♦Hattie A. Wheelock. 

♦Mary P. Stevens. ♦Grace P. Gates. 

♦Angie K. Trask. ♦Susie L. Scholl. 

♦Marie C. Blake. ♦Adehne H. Little. 

. ♦Marie A. Mayhew. ♦Mary A. White. 



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28 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Manton £. Taft Corps 64, Turners Falls. 

[Organised Feb. 15, 1886.] 

President *Lucy M. Hall. 

Senior Vice-President Marjorie Gorman. 

Junior Vice-President Ada F. Emery. 

Delegate AUemale 

^Hazel M. Hall. - Amanda Chapman. 

Past Presidents 
*Lucetta M. Sweeley. *Nancy R. Bowman. 

*Ella M. Thornton. *Nellie L. Harrington. 

J. P. Gould Corps 66, Stoneham. 

[Organised July 23, 1903.] 

President *DeUa M. Emerson. 

Senior Vice-President Julia E. Fisher. 

Junior Vice-President Louise C. Willey. 

Delegates AUemaies 

♦Carrie A. Hamlin. FranceUa M. Hadley. 

*Iva D. Davis. Sarah A. Osbom. 

Past Presidents 
*Grace A. Richardson. *Nan R. Souther. 

*Mary E. Coombs. 

P. Steams Davis Corps 66, East Cambridge. 

[Organised Feb. 22, 1886.] 

President *Nellie Kennedy. 

Senior Vice-President Gertrude Keefe. 

Junior Vice-President Kate Marks. 

Delegates AUemates 

*Carrie A. OUver. Rebecca Hellman. 

*Eliza McMurtier. Julia Lund. 

Past Presidents 

*Adelia A. Adams. *Josephine Walsh. 

♦Gertrude H. McDonald. *Alice J. Lundergan. 

*Cynthia A. Sleeper. *Emma L. McKelleget. 

*Etta A. Lockhart. *Mary A. Walker. 

*Mary W. Goepper. *Mary J. McNamee. 

Robert A. Bell Corps 67, Boston. 

[Organised Feb. 25, 1886.] 

President *Mary L. Phillips. 

Senior Vice-President Maria B. Taylor. 

Jimior Vice-President ; . . . Sadie M. Smith. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Alice D. McKane. Edmonia S. Houston. 

Past President 
*Sadie M. Smith. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 29 

Benjamin Stone, Jr., Corps 68, Dorchester. 

[Organiaed Feb. 23, 1886.J 

President *Margaret C. Hall. 

Senior Vice-President Ella F. Dove. 

Junior Vice-President Julia A. Smith. 

Delegates AUemcUes 

♦Ida M. Marshall. Lillie Hatch. 

•Margaret I. Weaver. Marion S. Coles. 

*Mary F. Jenness. Mary J. Kendall. 

♦Bertha Fay. Abbie A. Whitney. 

Past Presidents 

♦Charlotte E. Moulton. ♦Annie D. Perkins. 

♦Annie E. Tolman. ♦Clara A. Murphie. 

♦Hattie C. Mclntire. ♦Mary R. Rogers. 

♦Susie R. Smith. ♦Emily M. Barney. 

♦Ellen A. Gardner. * ♦Abbie A. Haddock. 

♦Annie E. Maclean. ♦Annie J. E. Perkins. 



H. M. Warren Corps 69, Wakefield. 

[Organiied Maroh 17, 1886.] 

President ♦Mary E. Anderson. 

Senior Vice-President Myra H. Dunbar. 

Junior Vice-President Mary E. McDuffee. 

Delegates AUemates 

♦Fanny L. Rolfe. Lydia H. Dole. 

♦Mary I. Brown. Mabel L. Kelley. 

Past Presidents 
♦Alma C. Parker. ♦Jennie Pendergrace. 

♦Josephine P. MacQuinn. ♦Augusta M. Parker. 

♦Abbie L. Verrill. ♦May W. Warren. 



Clara Barton Corps 70, Warren. 

[Organized May 6, 1886.] 

President ♦Nancy Brown. 

Senior Vice-President Elmina Cutler. 

Junior Vice-President Mary L. Conway. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Carrie H. Putnam. Ellen Whiteside. 

Past Presidents 
♦Lucy M. Keith. ♦Mary E. Jennings. 



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30 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Malcolm Ammidown Corps 71, Soufhbridge. 

[Orgamzed May 27, 1886.] 

President *Jeimie L. Monroe. 

Senior Vice-President Ida M. Johnson. 

Junior Vice-President Annie C. Thayer. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Emily Comberbach. Jennie H. Morse. 

Pdst Presidents 
*Emily L. Corey. *Fannie Aldrich. 

Maj. £. F. Fletcher Corps 72, Bftilford. 

[Organised May 27, 1886.] 

President *Matilda Laclcey. 

Senior Vice-President Alice P. Havner. 

Jmiior Vice-President Alice Hartwell. 

Delegates AUemates 

*Angie Tompldns. *Alice Crockett. 
Jennie Bent. Angie Hodge. 

Carrie Rockwood. Enmia Parkhurst. 

Past Presidents 
♦Flora Cook. *Annie E. Gaskill. 

*Kate Kenney. *Anna L. Bell. 

♦Ida Havner. 

Joe Johnson Corps 73, Northboro. 

[Organized June 24, 1886.] 

President *Hattie M. Warren. 

Senior Vice-President Lydia S. Leighton. 

Junior Vice-President Mary Newton 

Delegate AUemate 

Lydia Leighton. Mary Newton. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

George H. Maintien Corps 74, Plainville. 

[Organised Oct. 19, 1886.] 

President *Annie C. Moore. 

Senior Vice-President Florence Barton. 

Junior Vice-President Ethel L. Coombs, 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Ella Woodward. Cora Pratt. 

Past Presidents ' 

*Bertha Pond. *Katherine Morse. 



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DEPABTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 31 

B. F. BuUer Corps 76, Lowell. 

[Organised Feb. 5, 1895.] 

President *Emma J. Ober. 

Senior Vice-President Elizabeth B. Ober. 

Junior Vice-President Bessie H. Cununings. 

Delegate AUemate 

*Lydia C. Bartlett. *Be8sie H. Cummings. 

Past President 
^Lizzie W. Worthen. 

L. L. Merrick Corps 76, Palmer. 

[Organised Nov. 19, 1886.] 

President *Ida M. Bond. 

Senior Vice-President . • Augusta Thompson. 

Junior Vice-President Bertha B. Carpenter. 

Delegates AUemates 

*Laura O. Calkins. Edith E. Smith. 

*Lena B. Buffington. Susan J. Lee. 

Past Presidents 
*Lavinia E. Carpenter. *Delilah S. Davis. 

*Lillian E. Parkhurst. 

Col. Allen Corps 77, Gloucester. 

[Organised Dee. 29, 1886.] 

President *Mary Bride Beck. 

Senior Vice-President Emma Ingersol. 

Junior Vice-President Mary Sweet. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Abbie M. Strong. Emma Reed. 

Lizzie Richardson. Mary McLean. 

Past Presidents 
♦Florence M. Blanchard. * Jennie L. Story. 

*Mary J. Parkhurst. 

George K. Bird Corps 78, Norwood. 

[Organized Jan. 22, 1887.] 

President *Grace E. Fenton. 

Senior Vice-President Laura E. Wellington 

Junior Vice-President Carrie E. Dexter. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Hattie H. Garlick. Laura E. Wellington. 

P<dt Presidents 
*Blanche H. Swift. *Clara E. Douglas. 

♦Carrie E. Dexter. *Mary E. B. Chapman. 

*Mary A. Squires. *Flora F. Smith. 



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32 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Francis Washburn Corps 79, Brighton. 

[Organised Jan. 11, 1887.] 

President *Florence E. Grimwood. 

Senior Vice-President *Mercy A. Wolff. 

Junior Vice-President Sarah H. Harriman. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Liilu W. Jones. Fannie D. Jordan. 

*Effie H. Wolff. Vestia H. Evans. 

♦Elizabeth Chickey. Frances J. Slater. 

Past Presidents 
*Freda Heuser. *Emma Collier. 

♦Martha A. Sawyer. *Lizzie E. Jose. 

*Fanny E. Wheeler. *Laura A. Williams. 

*Abbie L. Perry. *Hattie A Castle. 

*M. Jennie Davis. *Mary L. Davis. 



Arthur G. Biscoe Corps 80, Westboro. 

[Organised Jan. 4, 1887.] 

President *NeUie L. Kingsbury. 

Senior Vice-President " Mary A. Green. 

Junior VicerPresident JuHa E. Sawyer. 

Delegate Alternate 

Jennie Southworth. *Ida M. Laverty. 

P<ist Presidents 
*Ellen M. Steams. *Mary A. Giese. 

*Annie R. Leighton. 



£. J. Griggs Corps 81, Belchertown. 

[Organized Jan. 6, 1896.] 

President Julia D. Hubbard. 

Senior Vice-President Lottie S. Cook. 

Junior Vice-President Ellen R. Dewey. 

Delegate Alternate 

Fannie A. Pierce. Mary E. Plantiff. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 



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DEPARTMENT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 33 

Hubbard V. Smith Corps 82, Afhol. 

[Organiaed Feb. 22, 1887.1 

President *M. Idella Oliver. 

Senior Vice-President Hattie D. Bryant. 

Junior Vice-President E. Irene Rich. 

Delegates AUemates 

*Gertrude E. Mellen. Bessie E. Barrows. 

*Carrie E. Keyes. Florence L. Bryant. 

*Ella A. Drury. Mertie M. Newton. 

Past Presidents 
♦Nellie F. Morse. *Mercie S. Doane. 

*Lucy A. Thompson. *Susan I. Pero. 

E. S. Clark Corps 83, Groton. 

[Organized May 21, 1894.] 

President *Blanche M. Brown. 

Senior Vice-President Hannah A. Whitehill. 

Junior Vice-President Bessie E. A. Sherwin. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Maria A. Bowers. Marcia W. Parkhurst. 

Pa^t Presidents 
None present. 

Burbank Corps 84, Wobum. 

[Organized March 17, 1887.] 

President *Annabelle Brown. 

Senior Vice-President Isabelle Stevenson. 

Junior Vice-President Nellie Kendall. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Isabelle Stevenson. Susie Grothe. 

♦Catherine Ldnscott. Minnie Phillips. 

Past Presidents 
*Sarah J. Woodside. *Lottie A. Greene. 

•Henrietta A. Dickinson. *Pauline Whitten. 

Galen Orr Corps 85, Needham. 

[Organized March 23. 1887.] 

President *May Wiggin. 

Senior Vice-President Emma Crockett. 

Junior Vice-President Lillian S. Kitchen. 

Delegate Alternate 

Julia S. Wright. Lillian S. Kitchen. 

Past President 
♦Clara Wallis. 



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34 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Thomas M. Gardner Corps 86, Nantucket. 

[Organized April 1, 1897.] 

President *Eleanore E. Brown. 

Senior Vice-President Mary fi. Borden. 

Junior Vice-President Maude C. Macy. 

Delegates AUemates 

*Maude C. Macy. Mary M. Gardner. 

Mary L. Brown. Mary L. Cathcart. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 



Charles Sumner Corps 87, Groveland. 

[Organised April 1, 1897.] 

President *Alice M. Fowler. 

Senior Vice-President Lizzie Carlton. 

Jimior Vice-President Lizzie Strout. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Nellie Hardy Mary L. O. Ray. 

Past Presidents 
*Grace A. Smith. *Annie K. Day. 



Friedrich Hacker Corps 88, Boston. 

[Organized Oct. 20, 1896.] 

President *Lena M. W. Snow. 

Senior Vice-President Martha Spear. 

Junior Vice-President Rachel Levit. 

Delegate AUemate 

*Mary Alletzhausser. Wilhelmina P. Leim. 

Past Presidents 
♦Barbara C. Martikke. *Louisa H. Mees. 



Franklin Corps 89, Franklin. 

[Organized June 15, 1891.] 

President *Gertrude M. Rose. 

Senior Vice-President . Mary A. Burrill. 

Junior Vice-President Clara M. Crafts. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Winona Quilter. AUce I Fisher. 

Past Presidents 
*Lena Holbrook. *Annabelle L. Woodward. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 35 

D. J. Farragut Corps 90, Gardner. 

[Organised May 17, 1887.] 

President *Eva M. Gates. 

Senior Vice-President Ella C. Bodett. 

Junior Vice-President Catherine S. Howes. 

Delegates Alternates 

•Margaret Tracy. Hattie A. Sawin. 

♦Mabelle E. Toof. Ella M. Learned. 

Past President 
^ *Lizzie E. Brown. 



Washington Corps 91, South Boston. 

[Organized Oct. 9, 1893.] 

President *Katherine F. Healey. 

Senior Vice-President Lucy A. Barrett. 

Junior Vice-President Nellie M. Johnson. 

Delegate AUemate 

Emma F. Leach. Nellie J. Hickey. 

Past President 
*C. Blanche Burden. 



Armstrong Corps 92, Montague. 

[Organized June 22, 1887.] 

President *Louella P. Russell. 

Senior Vice-President : . . AmeUa Guilford. 

Junior Vice-President Annie A. Ross. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Mabel Negus. AmeUa Guilford. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

Preston Corps 93, BeTerly Farms. 

[Organized Oct. 14, 1887.] 

President *Lizzie D. Wilhams. 

Senior Vice-President Mary V. Morgan. 

Junior Vice-President Mary A.. Eddy. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Annie Hull. Addie M. Dyer. 

Past President 
♦Alice L. Preston. 



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36 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Gen. Sylvanus Thayer Corps 94, South Bramtree. 

[Organised Nov. 14, 1887.J 

President *Sarah R. Mellen. 

Senior Vice-President Alice S. Kane. 

Junior Vice-President Mary Thayer. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Sarah A. Vining. Isaline R. Coy. 

Past President 
*Annie T. Chandler. 

R. A. Pierce Corps 96, New Bedford. * 

[Organiaed Jan. 3, 1891.] 

President *Lydia A. Kempton. 

Senior Vice-President Abbie T. Cole. 

Junior Vice-President Emily L. Emberson. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Elizabeth R. Bartlett. Mary S. Kent. 

Pa^t Presidents 
♦Cynthia M. Caldwell. *Sarah P. Robbins. 

Major How Corps 96, Haverhill. 

[Organized Jan. 23, 1889.] 

President *Margaret A. Kershaw. 

Senior Vice-President Geneva R. Dow. 

Junior Vice-President Maria E. Morse. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Hannah M. Hubbard. Sarah M. Batchelder. 

♦Lizzie B. Rich. Bessie L. Preston. 

♦Jennie H. Hum. Leah B. Smith. 

Past Presidents 
♦Hannah M. Hubbard. ♦Ohve H. Carr. 

Gen. George G. Meade Corps 97, Lexington. 

[Organized Jan. 10, 1888.] 

President ♦Ella R. Jones. 

Senior Vice-President Chastine McDonald. 

Junior Vice-President Lizzie Fitch. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Marietta Davis. Bernice Glenn. 

Pa^t Presidents 
♦Amy L. Morse. ♦Mattie A. Gumey. 

♦Sarah E. Cormley. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 37 

Francis A. Clary Corps 98, Conway. 

[Organized Jan. 18, 1888.] 

President Almeda G. Mann. 

Senior Vice-President Eliza Nye. 

Junior Vice-President Sarah Bradford. 

Delegate AUemate 

*Ida Robertson. Nellie Bartlett. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

A. St. John Chamhre Corps 99, Stoughton. 

[Organized Jan. 20, 1888.] 

President *Margaret T. Webb. 

Senior Vice-President Emma L. Pye. 

Junior Vice-President Emma L. Blye. 

Delegate AUemate 

Josephine F. Barlowe. *Emma L. Blye. 

Past Presidents 
*N. Lavinia Safiford. *Mary E. Carr. 

Revere Corps 100, Canton. 

[Organized July 18, 1892.] 

President *Flora E. Estey. 

Senior Vice-President Margaret Bruns. 

Junior Vice-President Charlotte Tolman. 

Delegate AUemate 

*01ive Chase. *Maude Gardner. 

Past Presidents 
♦Harriet F. Holmes. *Josephine Fuller. 

♦Emma F. Smith. *C. Adelaide Johnson. 

♦Olive M. Weston. ♦Margaret Bruns. 

♦Abbie M. Deane. 

Oilman C. Parker Corps 101, Winchendon. 

[Organized March 9, 1888.] 

President ♦Estella S. McCarty. 

Senior Vice-President Lulu A. Mery. 

Junior Vice-President : * Lizzie Jones. 

Delegate AUemate 

Emily Norcross. Mary McColley. 

Past President 
♦Belle A. Russell. 



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THIKTY-THnU) ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 



Reynolds Corps 102, Weymouth. 

[Organized Jan. 31. 1893.] 

President *Mary E. Mahoney. 

Senior Vice-President Agnes F. Baldwin. 

Junior Vice-President Annie E. Jordan. 



Delegates 
*Lottie Richards. 
* Annie E. Jordan. 
♦Elizabeth B. Pratt. 
♦Mary R. FUnt. 



Alternates 
Harriet D. Litchfield. 
Ahnira W. Vadell. 
Harriet B. Whitcomb. 
♦Lucie R. Bagley. 



♦Carrie F. Loring. 
♦Emeline Vining. 



Past Presidents 



♦Margaret C. Cully. 
♦Junie B. Morrill. 



Paul Revere Corps 103, Quincy. 

[Organiaed May 7, 1883.] 

President ♦Mary E. Power. 

Senior Vice-President Cylenda Richardson. 

Junior Vice-President Idella I. Savage. 



Delegates 
♦Mary E. Spooner. 
♦Idella I. SavEige. 



Alternates 
Lavina Dorley. 
♦Marion Baker. 



♦Isabel A. Souther. 
♦Eliza A. Penniman. 
♦Cora M. Carman. 
♦Isabel R. Holmes. 
♦Mary A. Fox. 



Past Presidents 



♦Kate A. Hayden Blaisdell. 
♦Emma E. Marnock. 
♦C. Alice Litchfield. 
♦Laura E. Holt. 



Charles W. Carroll Corps 104, Dedham. 

[Organized Oct. 26, 1910.] 

President ♦Jessie M. Young. 

Senior Vice-President Maria Cheney. 

Junior Vice-President Mary Clements. 



Delegate 
♦Maria A. Cheney. 



Alternate 
Anna N. Chamberlain. 



Past Presidents 
None. 



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DEPARTMENT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 39 

J. Orson Fiske Corps 106, Upton. 

[Organiied July 19. 1888.] 

President Anna Burdick. 

Senior Vice-President Estella G. Marshall. 

Junior Vice-President Greorgianna Fowler. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Lilla B. Brown. Esmerelda J. Parshley. 

Past President 
*Jennie L. Bailey. 

Richard Borden Corps 106, Fall River. 

[Organized May 21, 1888.] 

President *Mary E. Hyde. 

Senior Vice-President Louisa J. Kirby. 

Junior Vice-President Jeanette Nickerson. 

Delegates AUemates 

*Louisa J. Kirby. Esther Hague. 

♦Frances Sokoll. Jeanette Nickerson. ' 

* Adeline Minor. Jennie E. Malone. 

Past Presidents 
*Kate J. Gifford. *Lena G. Lennan. 

James H. Sargent Corps 107, West Medway. 

[Organized June 5, 1888.] 

President Nellie M. Pearson. 

Senior Vice-President *Ida E. Clark. 

Junior Vice-President *Eliza Hitchcock. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Lizzie D. Rice. Emma F. Adams. 

Past President 
*Fannie M. Hitchcock. 

McPherson Corps 108, Abington. 

[Organized Jan. 17, 1900.] 

President *Mary W. Gomley. 

Senior Vice-President Bessie Loud. 

Junior Vice-President Margaret Baker. 

Delegates Alternates 

Nellie M. Reed. • Lizzie McCracken. 

*Margaret Hart. *Florence Goetchins. 

Past Presidents 
*Harriet Easton. *Eleanor Merrill. 

*LiUian Whiting. *SeliDa Sprague. 

♦Nellie A. Naah. 



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40 THIRTY-^THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

' C. L. Chandler Corps 109, Brookline. 

[Organized June 8, 1888.] 

President *Susan C. Downer. 

Senior Vice-President Caroline I. Morgan. 

Junior Vice-President Emma A. Henry. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Sarah T. Paine. Annie S. Funk. 

Margaret E. Creelman. Harriet Rich. 

Past Presidents 
*Mary A. Brown. *Helen L. Paine. 

♦Harriet L. Pierce. *Susan M. Gross. 

♦Sarah L. Dyer. ♦Mary A. Allen. 

Capt. Horace Niles Corps 110, Randolph. 

[Organized April 1, 1887.] 

President ♦Annie Saunders. 

Senior Vice-President Annie M. Chandler. 

Junior Vic^President Delia Mann. 

Delegate AUemaie 

♦Kathryn Saunders. Cleora Holbrook. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

Joseph £. Simmons Corps 111, Pembroke. 

[Organized April 21, 1891.] 

President ♦Lillian M. Josselyn. 

Senior Vice-President Mary S. Howe. 

Junior Vice-President Mabel A. Simpson. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Alice M. Gaskins. Mary S. Howe. 

Past President 
♦Phebe E. Baker. 

Ericsson Corps 112, Templeton. 

[Organized Sept. 6, 1888.] 

President ♦Marie H. Hawkes. 

Senior Vice-President Etta F. Jordan. 

Junior Vice-President Emma Manning. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Abby C. Maynard. Myra R. Smith. 

♦Etta F. Jordan. Grace E. Manning. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 41 

Joseph P. Rice Corps 113, Westminster. 

[Organized Jan. 27. 1890.] 

President *Sarah M. Barnes. 

Senior Vice-President Julia L. Marshall. 

Junior Vice-President Mary E. Estabrook, 

Delegates AUemates 

Sadie Ham. *Mary L. Smith. 

*Phcebe Abar. Bertha Pond. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

O. H. P. Sargent Corps 114, Essex. 

[Organiaed Oct. 25, 1888.] 

President *Mary A. Kimball. 

Senior Vice-President Ehza G. Lowe. 

Junior Vice-President Clara E. Watson. 

Delegate Alternate 

^Eveline M. Bumham. Susan L. Bumham. 

Past Presidents , 

*Eliza G. Low. Eveline M. Bumham. 

*A. Louise Oxner. 

J. W. Lawton Corps 116, Ware. 

[Organized Dec. 7, 1888.] 

President *Ahce I. Moulton. 

Senior Vice-President *Nettie 0. Robinson. 

Junior Vice-President Lizzie Megrath. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Carrie J. Leahan. Lizzie Tolman. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

Edwin M. Stanton Corps 116, Amherst. 

[Organized Jan. 25, 1889.] 

President . . . . ' Alice Reed. 

Senior Vice-President Kate Eddy. 

Junior Vice-President Martha Cooley. 

Delegate AUemate 

*S. Jennie Thayer. Emma A. Slate. 

Past President 
*Hattie B. Dickinson. 



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42 THIRTT-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Prentiss M. Whiting Corps 117, North Attleboro. 

[Organised Feb. 8, 1889.] 

President *Caroline L. Freeman. 

Senior Vice-President Emma H. Phillips. 

Jimior Vice-President Maria L. Dickinson. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Emma C. Fuller. Maria L. Dickinson. 

Past President 
♦Helen E. Olney. 

Nathaniel Lyon Corps 118, Webster. 

[Organiaed Oct. 9, 1901.] 

President Elizabeth Pengally. 

Senior Vice-President Emma Chaffee. 

Junior Vice-President Minnie Wylie. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Viola M. Causland. Hattie A. Gilmore. 

Past Presidents 

♦Martha J. Nuttle. *Laura Brandes. 

* 

Allen Corps 119, Manchester. 

[Organized March 14, 1889.] 

President *Seddie L. Follett. 

Senior Vice-President Mary E. Morgan. 

Junior Vice-President Carrie F. Cook. 

Delegates AUemates 

♦Lottie Hildreth. Flora S. Hersey. 

♦Hattie Preston. Jennie Walen. 

Pa^t Presidents 
♦Juha Reed. ♦Hannah G. Tappan. 

William H. Bartlett Corps 120, Taunton. 
[Organised March 21, 1889.] 

President ! ♦Emma E. Coleman. 

Senior Vice-President Anna J. Harvey. 

Junior Vice-President Ndncy M. Francis. 

Delegates AUemates 

♦Nancy M. Francis. Alice E. Tripp. 

♦Trjrphena L. Mann. Carrie E. Churchill. 

Past Presidents 
♦Annie E. Tinkham. ♦Rebecca Brewer. 

♦Mercena E. Coates. 



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DEPARTMENT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 43 

George W. Perry Corps 121, Scituate. 

[Organiied April 5. 1889.] 

President *Mary A. Webb. 

Senior Vice-President Hattie Seavems. 

Junior Vice-President Lucy W. Bailey. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Clara E. Barce. Fannie W. Totman. 

Past President 
*Rachel N. Burrows. 

Gen. James L. Bates Corps 122, Swampscott. 

[Organized June 6, 1889.] 

President *Ida L. Danforth. 

Senior Vice-President Marietta Gardner. 

Junior Vice-President Jennie M. Keating. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Julia F. Baker. , *Jemima Melzard. 

Past Presidents , 

♦Cornelia Damon. *Ella J. Pelley. 

, *Lue M. Ashton. *Marietta Gardner. 

C. M. Packard Corps 123, Avon. 

[Organized June 27, 1889.] 

President *Fanny M. Y. Clifford. 

Senior Vice-President Idella M. Allen. 

Junior Vice-President Anna F. Reardon. 

Delegate Alternate 

Sadie L. Orcutt. IdeUa M. Allen. 

Past President 
* Annie M. Wood. 

Collingwood Corps 124, Pljnnouth. 

[Organized Dec. 3, 1889.] 

President *Amanda M. Morton. 

Senior Vice-President Emma G. Winsor. 

Junior Vice-President Sylvia J. Barry. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Abbie D. Danforth. Sarah E. Leach. 

*Marcia S. Saunders. Lydia A. Holmes. 

♦Minnie R. Read. *Syivia J. Barry. 
*Lucy J. Clark. Millie P. Burgess. 

Past President 
*Mary H. Sherman. 



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44 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Frazer A. Steams Corps 125, Spencer. 

(Organued Jan. 30, 1890.] 

President *Jessie K. Ross. 

Senior Vice-President Mary Goddard. 

Junior Vice-President Bertha Parmenter. 

Delegate AUemaie 

*Eva Bemis. Bertha Parmenter. 

Past Presidents 
♦Marcia P. Hill. *Bessie Estes. 

William B. Eaton Corps 126, Revere. 

[Organued April 18. 1890.] 

President *Margarett White. 

Senior Vice-President Emily Heimann. 

Jmiior Vice-President Margarett Cooke. 

Delegate AUemaie 

♦Ella F. Robinson. Mary A. Hinchcliff. 

Past Presidents 
*Mary A. Cross. * Jennie D. Limn. 

Gen. William F. Bartlett Corps 127, Andover. 

[Organised April 22. 1890.] 

President *M. Belle Eastman. 

Senior Vice-President Hattie A. Smith. 

Junior Vice-President Helen C. Allen. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Margaret Jackson. Eva A. Buxton. 

Past Presidents 
♦Sadie M. Hobbs. ♦Helen C. Allen. 

Veteran Corps 128, Reading. 

[Organised April 30, 1890.] 

President ♦Minnie K. Eames. 

Senior Vice-President Mary F. Smith. 

Junior Vice-President Helen L. Reinhard. 

Delegates AUemates 

♦A. Belle Bancroft. ♦Helen L. Reinhard. 

♦Mary F. Smith. Arrietta D. Nichols. 

Past Presidents 
♦Susan E. Leonard. ♦Carrie I. Story. 

♦Gertrude S. McKay. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 45 

Berkshire Corps 129, Pittsfield. 
[Organiied Jan. 13, 1897.J 

President *Aniia M. ^Harrington. 

Senior Vice-President Ina M. Wise. 

Junior Vice-President Jessie M. Pierce. 

Ddegaies AUemates 

*Ina M. Wise. *Amy A. Vincent. 

Edith E. Mulany. *Emma B. Carson. 

Past Presidenta 
*S. Anna Starkweather. *Mary C. Edwards. 

J. Arthur Johnson Corps 130, Sturhridge. 

[Organised May 28, 1890.] 

President Georgie A. Edgerton. 

Senior Vice-President Mary L. Chamberlain. 

Junior Vice-President JuUa E. Hitchcock. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Beulah N. Corey. Jennie P. Shepard, 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

Cyrus M. Wheaton Corps 131, Somerset. 

[Organised May 20, 1907.] 

President *MariannaT.Padelford. 

Senior Vice-President Mary A. Perry. 

Junior Vice-President Mary E,. Hatliaway. 

Delegate AUemate 

Margaret D. Gifford. *Sarah C. Hegarty. 

Past President 
•Josephine L. Fassett. 

Charles Chipman Corps 132, Sandwich. 
[Organized June 23, 1887.] 

President Melissa M. Ellis. 

Senior Vice-President Adah Wright. 

Junior Vice-President Jennie Keene. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Elizabeth A. Spring. Margaret A. Gibbs. 

Pa^t Presidents 
None present. 



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46 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

A. B. Sprague Corps 133, Grafton. 

[Organized Jan. 23, 1907.] 

President . ^ *Mary E. Starbard. 

Senior Vice-President Anna M. Prout. 

Junior Vice-President Carrie L. Smith. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Eva M. Sibley. *Minnie E. Harris. 

Past President 
♦Lillian F. Putnam. 

Henry Clay Wade Corps 134, Oak Bluffs. 

[Organised Dec. 4, 1890.] 

President Sydna Eldridge. 

Senior Vice-President Alice G. Stratton. 

Junior Vice-President Emily M. Barney. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Carla E. Coye. Mary J. Foss. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

Charles C. Smith Corps 136, South Hadley Falls. 

[Organized Jan. 5, 1891.] 

President Mary K. O'Brien. 

Senior Vice-President Mary W. Davenport. 

Junior Vice-President Julia A. Kirkpatrick. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Ellen^F. Madsen. Mary W. DaVenport. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

David A. Russell Corps 136, Whitman. 

[Organized Jan. 6. 1891.] 

President *Bertha W. Walker. 

Senior Vice-President Lizzie F. Jenkins. 

Junior Vice-President Lizzie E. Mcllvene. 

Delegates AUemates 

*Dora E. Edson. Helen G. Bonney. 

*S. Augusta West Alger. *Mabel Hafford. 
♦Lizzie E. Mcllvene. Lillian Smith. 

Past Presidents 
♦Ella F. Churchill. ♦Eliza H. Penniman. 

♦Gertrude M. Easterbrook. ♦Annie P. Atwood. 

♦Abbie E Copeland. ♦Betsie C. Sampson. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 47 

Hartsuff Corps 137, Rockland. 

[Organiaed Jan. 14, 1891.] 

President *Irene L. Thompson. 

Senior Vice-President Laura A. Damon. 

Junior Vice-President Carrie L. Clark. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Annie W. Bradford. Leora Johnson. 

*Rosella Hersey. Eunice Keene. 

Flora Spooner. Nettie Doane. 

Past Presidents 
*Lucie S. J. Hammond. *Mary A. Beal. 

C. C. Phillips Corps 138, Hopkinton. 

[Organized March 12, 1801.] 

President *Hattie Hatch. 

Senior Vice-President Mary E. Graham. 

Junior Vice-President Mary Drawbridge. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Hattie Fairbrother. Grace Stiles. 

Past Presidents 
*Mary Drawbridge. *R. Jennie Manning. 

D. G. Anderson Corps 139, Great Barrington. 

[Organized March 18, 1891.] 

President *Hattie Sage. 

Senior Vice-President Aurilla Knight. 

Junior Vice-President Anna May Nicholas. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Ethel E. Nicholas. Aurilla Knight. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

Theron £. Hall Corps 140, Holden. 

[Organized April 13, 1891.] 

President *Hattie A. Farrar. 

Senior Vice-President Martha E. Graham. 

Junior Vice-President Annie B. Graham. 

Delegate AUemate 

Annie B. Graham. Anna E. Forbush. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 



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48 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION Oi ^BE 

Frank D. Hammond Corps 141, South Chatham. 

[Organiaed Jan. 20. 1888.] 

President Hattie S. Murphy. 

Senior Vice-President Alabama Weekes. 

Junior Vice-President Melissa D. Buck. 

Delegate AUemafe 

Evelyn Kelley. Minnie C. Eldredge. 

Past President 
♦Helen C. Mulford. 



B. F. Jones Corps 142, Falmouth. 

[Organiaed May 13, 1891.1 

President *SyIvia B. Lincoln. 

Senior Vice-President Ida L. Leverton. 

Junior Vice-President Mary Robbins. 

Delegate Alternate 

Rebecca T. Hall. Margaret Fish. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

William Wadsworth Corps 143, Duxbury. 

[Organized Sept. 8. 1891.] 

President *Amanda A. Goulding. 

Senior Vice-President Lizzie F. Delano. 

Junior Vice-President Susie I. Chandler. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Mary F. Fowler. Susie I. Chandler. 

Past President 
*Sylvia J. Alden. 

Joseph £. Wilder Corps 144, Hanover. 

[Organized Oct. 20, 1891.] 

President *Aiice N. Shephard. 

Senior Vice-President Anabel Hinckley. 

Junior Vice-President Lizzie A. Robbins. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Bessie S. Shephard. LilUe M. Ellis. 

Past Presidents 
♦Almyra E. Buffum. *Helen A. Tower. 

♦Carrie Billings. *Lomyra H. Sturtevant. 



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Liit'ARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 49 

t Marcus Keep Corps 146, Monson. 

I [Organized Oct. 23, 1891.] 

' President *Nettie L. Aldrich. 

I Senior Vice-President Nellie Munsell. 

} Junior Vice-President Sarah Beckwith. 

j 

j Delegate Alternate 

\ *Ida M. Clark. Belle Rathbum. 



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None present. 



I T. L. Bonney Corps 146, Hanson. 

I [Organized Deo. 29, 1891.] 

■ President *Ella A. Bourne. 

■ Senior Vice-President Julia A. Rand. 

Junior Vice-Presicient Mary A. Bates. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Mary E. Lewis. *Elvina V. Gushing. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 



Huntington F. Wolcott Corps 147, Milton. 

[Organized Deo. 1. 1903.] 

President *Annie F. A. Hunt. 

Senior Vice-President Nettie N. Palmer. 

Junior Vice-President ". Caroline W. Cook. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Carrie M. Crossman. Caroline L. Hird. 

Past Presidents 
*Susie P. Tuckerman. *Emily R. Lincoln. 



Charles Devens Corps 148, Oxford. 

[Organized May 14, 1903.] 

President Emogene P. Taft. 

Senior Vice-President Mary F. Cummings. 

Junior Vice-President Mary E. Perham. 

Delegate Alternate 

Mary E. Perham. Mary E. Brown. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 



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50 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Scott Bradley Corps 149, Lee. 

[Organised March 23, 1892.] 

President Susie Herrick. 

Senior Vice-President Carrie Sparks. 

Junior Vice-President Mary Moore. 

Delegate Altemaie 

Alice Willmott. Sophia Morin. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

George C. Marshall Corps 160, Rutland. 

[Organized May 17, 1892.] 

President *Laura E. Bray. 

Senior Vice-President Cassie M. Rice. 

Junior Vice-President Marguerite Bates. 

Delegate AUemate 

Lestina M. Kehoe. Anna H. Morgan. 

Past Presidents 
♦Elsie L. Nourse. *Lucy H. Taylor. 

♦Harriet A. Healy. 

Gen. William T. Sherman Corps 161, Wareham. 

[Organized May 26, 189^.] 

President *Emma F. Walsh. 

Senior Vice-President NeUie F. Stevens. 

Junior Vice-President Anna M. Tatlow. 

Delegate AUemate 

♦Mabel Baker. Susie A. Wilde. 

Past Presidents 
♦Lucy J. Stringer. ♦Nellie M. Russell. 

George H. Thomas Corps 162, Leicester. 

[Organized May 27, 1892.] 

President ♦Bertha J. Smith. 

Senior Vice-President Mary A. Warren. 

Junior Vice-President Carrie E. Putnam. 

Delegate Altemaie 

♦Etta A. Brown. Marion L. Weatherbee, 

Past President 
♦Fannie P. Home. 



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H. H. Legge Corps 163, Uxbridge. 

[Organized Sept. 7, 1892.] 

President *01ive DeW. Taft. 

Senior Vice-President Mary E. Seagrave. 

Junior Vice-President Henrietta Wood. 

Delegate Alternate 

Minnie A. Story. Harriet Wheelock. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

Ezra Batcheller Corps 164, North Brookfield. 

[Organized Oct. 6, 1892.] 

President *Viola G. Ormsby. 

Senior Vice-President Evalyn Deyo. 

Junior Vice-President Nellie Johnson. 

Delegate " Alternate 

Ella Max^-ell. ♦Minnie E. Burkill. 

Past President 
*Fannie L. Stone. 

George A. Custer Corps 166, Milbtiry. 

[Organized Feb. 26, 1912.] 

President *Adaline B. Moore. 

Senior Vice-President Ella C. Martin. 

Junior Vice-President Elizabeth B. Livermore. 

£. B. Nye Corps 166, Bourne. 

[Organized Oct. 27, 1892.J 

President *Susan D. Phinney. 

Senior Vice-President Effie M. Wright. 

Junior Vice-President Abbie F. Phinney. 

Delegate Alternate 

Blanche Eldredge. *Nellie C. Tripp. 

Past President 
*Hattie B. Lumbert. 

Boston Corps 167, Jamaica Plain. 

[Organized Nov. 19, 1892.] 

President *Marie B. Shepard. 

Senior Vice-President C. Augusta Kent. 

Junior Vice-President Alice C. Watkins. 

Delegate Alternate 

*C. Augusta Kent. M. Floretta Barker. 

Past Presidents 
*Maria A. Coleman. *Martha B. Bauer. 

*Sarah E. Luke. 



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Mountain Miller Corps 168, Plainfield. 

[Organised Nov. 22. 1892.] 

President Bessie Taylor. 

Senior Vice-President Mary Loud. 

Junior Vice-President Mary Cook. 

Delegate AUemate 

*Isabell Luce. Cynthia Nye. 

Past President 
*Mary P. Holden. 

Samuel Sibley Corps 159, East Douglass. 

[Organized Oct. 12, 1893.] 

President Ada Howard. 

Senior Vice-President Rosalie Williams. 

Jimior Vice-President ' Kitty Scribner. 

Delegate AUemate 

Martha Belding. Annie E. Place. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

George £. Sayles Corps 160, Adams. 

[Organized March 29, 1894. 

President . . . *Ora Burnett. 

Senior Vice-President Nancy M. Whitcher. 

Junior Vice-President Ruby Fortune. 

Delegate AUemate 

*Lucy Wells. Anna McGrath. 

Past Presidents 
None present. 

Wobum Corps 161, Wobum. 

[Organized March 17, 1887.] 

President - *Abbie N. French. 

Senior Vice-President Susan B. French. 

Junior Vice-President Seretha A. Jones. 

Delegate AUemate 

*Adelia N. Jones. H. Maria Parker. 

Past Presidents 
*Harriet S. Patten. *Grace M. Leslie. 

*Helen E. Patten. 



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Martiia Sever Corps 163, Kingston. 

[Organiaed Aug. 30, 1894.] 

President *C. Maude Holmes. 

Senior Vice-President Eugenia B. Trow. 

Junior Vice-President Viola V. Weston. 

Delegate AUemate 

Lizzie H. Glass. Viola V. Weston. 

Pdst President 
*Georgianna M. Trow. 

H. H. Johnson Corps 164, Northfield. 

[Organized Deo. 20. 1894.] 

President Julia E. Proctor. 

Senior Vice-President Josephine A. Doolittle. 

Junior Vice-President Lucy A. Waite. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Laura E. Bailey. Ellen E. Stebbins. 

Past Presidents 
*Ella M. Lazelle. *EUa E. Tufts. 

♦Christiana C. Stockbridge. - *Mary J. DooHttle. 

Wilmon W. Blackmar Corps 166, Edgartown. 

[Organiaed March 8, 1906.] 

President *Hattie L. Shute. 

Senior Vice-President Evaline Pease. 

Junior Vice-President Annie M. Vincent. 

Delegate Alternate 

Mary A. Black. Blanche Osborn. 

Past Presidents 
None. 

Bridgewater Corps 169, Bridgewater. 

[Organised June 4 1895.] 

President *Ida J. Libby. 

Senior Vice-President Ida Sherman. 

Junior Vice-President Nellie B. Tatten. 

Delegate Alternate 

*Ida Sherman. Emma Carver. 

Past Presidents 
*Mary J. Shaw. *Florence Phinney. 

*Sarah A. Banks. *Lizzie B. Packard. 



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Alfred C. Munroe Corps 170, East Bridgewater. 

[Organised Jan. 7, 1890.] 

President *Ellen E. Poole. 

Senior Vice-President Rose W. Johnson. 

Junior Vice-President Etta B. Bonney. 

Delegate Alternate 

Lucy A. Poole. Elizabeth Wadsworth. 

Past Presidents 
♦Martha E. Bisbee. *Mary J. E. Poole. 

Sergt. Plunkett Corps 171, Ashbumham. 

[Organized Jan. 22, 1806.] 

President Salina Baker. 

Senior Vice-President ; . . . . Alice C. Morris. 

Junior Vice-President Abbie J. Lawrence. 

Delegate Alternate 

♦Josephine M. Parker. Elsie J. Gates. 

Past Presidents 
♦Harriet W. Hardy. ♦Abbie E. Merrill. 

Major Gen. Hiram G. Berry Corps 172, Maiden. 

[Organised Jan. 7, 1890.] 

President ♦Mary E. Campbell. 

Senior Vice-President Sarah C. Johns. 

Junior Vice-President Rosa B. Wright. 

Delegates Alternates 

♦Isabel L. Dresser. Elizabeth A. MiUiken. 

♦Kate L. Tufts. Kate L. Chapman. 

Past Presidents 
♦Eliza Smith. ♦Susan F. J. Bacon. 

♦Mary J. Robinson. 

Otis W. Wallace Corps 173, Rockport. 

[Organized June 5, 1896.] 

President ♦Clara L. Eaton. 

Senior Vice-President Ella A. Lindberg. 

Junior Vice-President Eunice Story. 

Delegate Alternate 

Ella A. Lindberg. ♦Carrie M. Breen. 

Past Presidents 
♦Sarah E. Fears. ♦Emma F. Haskell. 



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Gen. J. G. Foster Corps 174, South Framingham. 

[Organized Nov. 2, 1897.] 

President *Mary S. Sherman. 

Senior Vice-President Lila J. Warren. 

Junior Vice-President Susie A. Thompson. 

Delegates Alternates 

*Bemice E. Comey. Susie A. Thompson. 

*Hattie O. Lincohi. Lydia Johnson. 

Past Presidents 
♦Elizabeth E. Hayward. *Maude K. Merriam. 

♦EUzabeth A. Clarke. *Eva M. Pratt. 

*Anna J. James. 

Y-an-no Corps 176, Hyannis. 

[Organized June 27, 1899.] 

President *Eunice Ring. 

Senior Vice-President Nellie Baxter. 

Junior Vice-President Elizabeth Wilson. 

Delegate Alternate 

Clara Sherman. Mary Sylvester. 

Past Presidents 
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ADDRESS OF 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT. 



Members of the Thirty-third Annual Convention of the Department of Massa- 
chusetts Woman's Relief Corps: 

Although a year has passed since I was elected to the honored position of 
Department President, I can hardly realize the fact, for the months have been 
filled with varied activities, with friendly associations, and the days have 
passed in rapid succession, leaving pleasant memories that have lightened 
the cares and responsibilities. 

I promised, upon assuming the duties of the office, that I would devote 
the year to your service, and I have endeavored to fulfill this promise, giving 
my entire time to the work of Our loved Department of Massachusetts and 
to the interests of our noble Order. 

It was my plan to inaugurate a series of visits to Corps that have seldom 
been visited by a Department President and to Corps having a small mem- 
bership. I have been unable to carry out this plan as fully as I intended, as 
in some localities regular meetings were held on dates which prevented con- 
secutive visits in the same neighborhood, and in some cases a second trip to 
distant sections of the state would incur a greater expense than I felt justified 
in assuming. I have, however, made one hundred and eighty-one visits to 
Corps, exclusive of attendance at other gatherings. 

CONDITION OF THE DEPARTMENT. 

While statistics from quarterly reports show a loss of eighty-eight members 
from January 1, 1911, to January 1, 1912, if all reported on the list of sus- 
pensions were added to the membership in good standing we could report 
today a total of more than 15,300 members. 

This is one of the most important subjects that can be considered — how 
to retain those who have taken our obligation and who, largely through 
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This subject has been referred to by my predecessors, but it cannot be too 
often impressed upon Corps officers and members that it is an important 
duty; I therefore offer 

Recommendation No. 1. That each Corps President be requested to ap- 
point a committee (of which the Corps Treasurer shall be one member) to 
devise some plan that will serve as a direct effort in securing dues from 
members who are in arrears, thereby lessening the number of suspensions. 

Three Corps have surrendered their charters that have been considering 
this action for several years. The charter and supphes of one were received 
at Headquarters before I had been in office a month, and the other two dis- 
banded a few weeks later, viz^: Gen. J. G. Barnard Corps No. 162 of 
Sheffield, Gen. WiUiam S. Lincoln Corps 165, Enfield, and M. E. Stowell 
Corps 167, South Deerfield. 

I am pleased to report that the surrendering of these charters was not due 
to dissatisfaction with the Order but to local conditions that rendered their 
continuance almost an impossibility. Nearly all the members of these Corps 
seciu'ed transfer cards with the intention of remaining in the Order. 

In the interest of the s^ialler Corps I offer 

Recommendation No. 2. That we petition National Convention to change 
the laws of the Order so that five members will constitute a quorum for Corps 
having a membership of forty or less. 

There are a few Corps with a small membership working under discouraging 
circumstances, but the condition of the Department as a whole is excellent, 
as evidenced by the fact that Corps throughout the state are working in 
harmony with their respective Posts, are earnest in their devotion to the 
principles of the Order, and readily respond when asked to contribute to the 
various objects for which we are banded together. 

The Department Council, acting upon the recommendation of my prede- 
cessor, Mrs. Florence Ha3aies (which recommendation was adopted by the 
last Department Convention), chose, as authorized, a committee to visit 
Corps that needed encouragement. I was requested to act as chairman of 
this conmiittee, the other members being Mrs. Haynes, the retiring Depart- 
ment President, and Mrs. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President. We 
attended to this duty and feel that our visits to several Corps — especially 
to the western part of the state — were beneficial and that good results have 
warranted the expense. In this connection I offer 

Recommendation No. 3. That this line of missionary work be continued, 
and that the incoming Department President appoint a committee of three 
to visit Corps that need advice and encouragement. 

I am proud to report that one Corps has been instituted this year — George 
A. Custer Corps of Millbury, which has been given the first vacant number 
on our Roster, viz.. No. 155. 

It was organized February 26, 1912, when forty-five members were initiated, 
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Much enthusiasm was shown by the applicants for a charter and the suc- 
cess of the Corps was assured from the start. Mrs. Eliza F. Stiles, Depart- 
ment Instituting and Installing Officer, conducted the institution ceremonies, 
assisted by Mrs. Mary A. Landt, Department Inspector, as Conductor, and 
other officers, viz. : Mrs. Florence Haynes, National Inspector, Mrs. Mary E. 
Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, Mrs. Marie J. Kendall, 
Department Junior Vice-President, Miss Mary E. Elliot, Department Sec- 
retary, Mrs. Eleanore E. Brown, Department Chaplain, Mrs. Laura I. Smith, 
Department Patriotic Instructor, Mrs. Nina B. Lovejoy, Chairman Depart- 
ment Executive Board, Mrs. Dorcas H. Ljrman, Chairman Department 
Relief Committee, and Mrs. Annie R. Leighton, Department Aide. The 
Color Bearers and Musician were from Corps No. 11 of Worcester, forty 
members of which were present; also delegations from several other Corps. 
The installation in the evening was pubUc, attended by Commander D. E. 
Hurd and comrades of George A. Custer Post of Millbury, Senator Denny, 
Past Commander of Post No. 10, and another Past Commander of that Post, 
and Commander Bostwick of the Worcester Coimty Association G A.R. 

I had the honor of installing the officers and have since visited the Corps 
with Mrs. Landt, Department Inspector. We are glad to welcome Mrs. 
Adaline B. Moore, its President, to this Convention today, and other mem- 
bers of this Corps who are present. 

While the days for adding very largely to our ranks by the institution of 
Corps are passed, there is a wide field of activity opened for work in the direc- 
tion of gaining new members. There are himdreds of women in Massachusetts 
to whom we should appeal by explaining to them the objects of the Woman's 
Relief Corps, their duty in the line of patriotic effort and the great good they 
can accomplish by uniting with it. 

The action of Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President, in appointing a 
special National Recruiting Aide from every Corps to undertake this work 
is to be commended,- and I trust the one hundred and seventy whom I 
reconmiended for this Department will give good reports of their stewardship. 

FINANCES. 

To successfully conduct a great work like ours with such a small income is 
a difficult task and it requires much thought and planning on the part of the 
officers having these matters in charge to carry out all the plans and work 
necessary for its advancement. 

The liberal appropriation of $300 voted me at the last Department Con- 
vention for traveling expenses was appreciated, but I am glad to state that, 
notwithstanding the fact that I have traveled a great many miles in the inter- 
est of the cause, I have expended only $220.63 of the appropriation. 

The report which I had the pleasure of sending to Department Commander 
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GRANVILLE C. FISKE 
Department Commander, Mass. G.A R. 



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2.) 



Headquarters Deft, of Mass. Woman's Relief Corps, 

Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, 

657 Washington Street, Boston, April 2, 1912. 

Granville C. Fiske, 

Commander Department of MassachuaeUSy G.A.R. 

Dear Sir: I have the honor to present to you the following report of the 
financial condition of the Department of Massachusetts, W.R.C, and a few 
statistics regarding membership: 

Number of Corps in the Department 171 

Number of members in good standing 14,845 

Expended from Corps Relief Funds $5,779.95 

Turned over to Posts 7,266.63 

Value of relief other than money 2,151.43 

Total $15,198.01 

Expended from Special Funds. 

Department Relief Fund $922.18 

Department Dormitory Fund 208.00 

Turned over to Lee, Higginson & Co. for Daughters of 

Veterans Army Nurse Memorial 136.50 

Amount on hand in Department FundSj March 31, 1912. 

General Fund $1,637.88 

Department Relief Fund 1,882.85 

Soldiers' Home Fund (care of three rooms in charge of De- 
ment, W.R.C.) 379.96 

Soldiers' Home Dormitory Fund 109.35 

Special Funds 156.61 

Total cash in all Funds, March 31, 1912 $4,166.65 

Cordially yours in F., C. and L. 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President, 



LEGACY FROM ESTATE OF MARY E. JOXES. 

For the first time in the history of our Department a legacy has been 
received, the amount being the liberal sum of two thousand dollars, from the 
estate of Mrs. Mary E. Jones, who passed away in September last at the age 
of ninety-six. She was a resident of Boston and deeply interested in chari- 
table and patriotic work, especially when conducted by women's organiza- 
tions. Although not a member of our Order, she had friends who knew of its 
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bequest, which was received March 7. As a meeting of the Department 
Council had been called for March 9, I placed the matter of deciding what 
fund or funds should receive this munificent gift before the members. After 
a brief discussion it was unanimously voted to place one thousand in the Re- 
Uef Fund and the other thousand in the General Fimd. There are many calls 
upon the General Fimd for special patriotic and philanthropic objects in the 
direct fine of our work, but for which money cannot be taken from the Rehef 
Fund. This fact led the members of the Council to feel that the best interest 
of our cause could be advanced by equally dividing this bequest. We place 
on record our deep appreciation of this gift from the late Mrs. Mary E. 
Jones, and our thanks to Mr. A. B. Merrill of Brookline, administrator of her 
estate, for his promptness and kindly interest. 

As the demands upon our funds are heavy, and looking to the future wel- 
fare of the Department, I feel justified in offering 

Recommendation No. 4. That a fair be held the ensuing year in aid of the 
funds of the Department of Massachusetts, W.R.C., the incoming Depart- 
ment President to appoint the committee and have charge of the plans, 
under the direction of the Department Council. 

DEPARTMENT RELIEF WORK. 

The excellent work of the Department Relief Committee has been con- 
tinued and has been a blessing to many appficants who, on account of sick- 
ness and misfortune, have been dependent upon our care. 

All cases have been promptly attended to, and Mrs. Dorcas H. Lyman, 
chairman, Mrs. Hattie M. Tuttle, Secretary, and others of the committee 
have been on duty every Friday, which have been busy days for all at Head- 
quarters. My thanks are due the chairman and Secretary and all the other 
members of this important committee for their services and also for the hos- 
pitahty extended at the quarterly conference meetings. At the meetings 
with the first five Department officers all cases have been carefully considered 
and acted upon. The social hour and lunches enjoyed through the kindness of 
the committee previous to the business meetings have been occasions of 
pleasure that long will be remembered by all the participants. 

Special calls for rehef that required immediate attention have been promptly 
considered and no worthy case has been delayed or overlooked. The report of 
Mrs. Lyman, chairman, contains interesting and detailed account of the 
year's work. 

ReaUzing the responsibility of the chairman and the time she is required 
to devote to this work, I offer 

Recommendation No. 5. That the sum of fifty dollars be presented Mrs. 
Dorcas H. Lyman, chairman of the Department Rehef Committee, in recog- 
nition of her services the past year. 

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S. AUard, who was serving a second year as a member of this committee and 
who was a frequent attendant at the meetings. Mrs. Allard was a woman 
loved and respected by all her associates for her kindly disposition, her 
sterling worth and for her firm adherence to principle. She was devoted to 
all the interests of our Order, and is mourned by sincere friends who miss her 
companionship and who will ever revere her memory. I attended her funeral 
at Salem. 

The sympathy of the Departrhent has been extended to Past Commander 
Almon Allard of Phil. H. Sheridan Post No. 34 of Salem, and her sons and 
daughters, and also to Phil. H. Sheridan Corps 34, of which she was a member. 

Two hundred and ninety-two members of the Order in Massachusetts have 
passed away during the year. It is well that we pause in our business to recall 
to mind these friends of former days who formed a part of our membership and 
aided in our work. "Gone are the Uving" who once brightened our pathway 
and extended the hand in cordial greeting; but these old associations that 
can never be renewed on earth will hve in our memories and should teach us 
lessons of kindness and forbearance that will be an incentive to truer service 
in the duties of life. 

We unite with the Department of New York in paying a tribute of loving 
remembrance to the memory of Mrs. Sarah E. PhilUps, who greeted us at 
the National Convention at Rochester as Department President of that state. 
Mrs. Phillips had served the Order several years as National Secretary and 
National Treasurer. She was well known and loved by the Department of 
Massachusetts, and we remember with pleasure her visits to our Conventions. 

EXEMPLIFICATIONS. 

In accordance with a recommendation of the Thirty-second Annual Con- 
vention the exemplifications were continued the past year, and twenty-one 
Corps consented to conduct the same. I tender my hearty thanks to these 
Corps for accepting the invitation to exemplify the work, and feel that they 
deserve credit for the time, effort and expense they contributed to make these 
gatherings a success. I attended, in company with Mrs. Mary A. Landt, 
Department Inspector, all the exemplifications and also twenty-nine inspec- 
tions, and can truly say that the officers and members endeavored to do their 
work in a creditable manner, as the report of the Department Inspector will 
show. 

From my observations in visiting the Corps I am convinced that better 
results can be obtained by appointing a corps of inspectors who will be 
thoroughly drilled, these assistant inspectors to visit Corps that need 
instruction at least once before the date of the Annual Inspection, and thus 
endeavor to have the work conducted in as perfect a manner as possible. I 
therefore offer 

Recommendation No. 6. That the exemplifications be discontinued the en- 



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suing year and a corps of assistant inspectors be appointed to give 
thorough instruction in the work. 



GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. 

The Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, and 
Posts throughout the state appreciate the work of the Woman's Relief 
Corps and perfect harmony exists between the two organizations. Depart- 
ment Conmiander Granville C. Fiske and his associate officers have 
responded to many invitations extended by local Corps to attend anniver- 
saries and other social and pubhc gatherings. I have often been the guest 
of Posts, and appreciate the courtesy extended wherever I have met the 
comrades of the G.A.R. 

ReaUzing that our organization was founded for their interests and desiring 
that my administration might contribute something that would be a practical 
benefit, I appointed a committee on special G.A.R. Fund as announced in 
General Orders No. 7, consisting of Mrs. Lue Stuart Wadsworth, Past Depart- 
ment President, Mrs. Helen C. Mulford of Chatham and Mrs. Susie M. 
Nason of Ipswich. A circular letter was issued to Corps Presidents by the 
chairman which has met with a generous response, and the report of this 
committee affords added testimony of the loyalty of our ReUef Corps to 
the G.A.R. 

In response to the request of Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President, 1 
have reconunended one member from each Corps as a special National Aide, 
and it is expected that these Aides will confer with Post Commanders and 
render efficient help in this line. 

It is a privilege to labor for the G.A.R., composed as it is of men justly 
recognized as the saviours of the Union and who deserve the most honored 
place in the history of the land. 



"THEY HAVE CROSSED THE RIVER.'' 

Since our last Convention the Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. has 
been called to mourn the death of many comrades, among them Col. William 
M. Olin, Past Senior Vice-Commander-in-Chief, who was an active partici- 
pant at its Annual Encampment April 5, 1911, and whose death occurred ten 
days later. He had served as Secretary of the Commonwealth for more than 
twenty years and was honored as a citizen and loved by his comrades. Col. 
Olin was interested in the Woman's Relief Corps and attended its public 
gatherings on many occasions. He was serving Conmiander-in-Chief Oilman 
as Chief of Staff at the time of his death, and he was known and respected 
throughout the poimtry for his great ability as an official and for his genial 
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William H. Lyman, an honored member of Francis Washburn Post 92 
of Brighton, passed to the other life May 5, mourned by our members aa a 
devoted friend to our Order. He was ever ready to render service and will 
be remembered for his unselfish deeds. His widow, our Past Department 
President and chairman of the Department ReUef Committee, Mrs. Dorcas 
H. Lyman, has the tenderest sympathy of a host of friends in her great loss. 

Lieut. Charles H. Tracy of Abraham Lincohi Post No. 11 of Charlestown, 
father of our Assistant Press Correspondent, Miss NeUie A. Tracy, who has 
been extended our heartfelt sympathy. Lieut. Tracy was a member of the 
Department Council of Administration in 1885. A Congressional Medal of 
Honor was awarded him for bravery on the field. His life work was ended 
September 12. 

Col. George W. Nason, formerly President Massachusetts Minute Men's 
Association, who was a hberal contributor to our affairs. He laid down the 
burdens of life in May. 

Lieut. E. Palmer Jewett, Past Commander of E. P. Carpenter Post No. 
91 of Foxboro, who was Assistant Quartermaster General of the Department 
of Massachusetts G.A.R. in 1891. Our sympathy has been extended to his 
widow, Mrs. Abbie L. Jewett, Department Aide, and his sister, Mrs. Emilie 
L. W. Waterman, Past Department President, in the loss which they sus- 
taiiied. Lieut. Jewett passed away September 28. 

Capt. Daniel Eldredge, Past Commander of Timothy Ingraham Post 121 
of Hyde Park, whose widow, Mrs. Mary C. Eldredge, for many years one 
of our honored members, has our sincerest sympathy. Capt. Eldredge was 
Assistant Quartermaster General of the Department G.A.R. in 1909 and 
1910. He rendered distinguished service in civil and military life and his 
active career closed October 12. 

Hubert O. Moore, Assistant Adjutant General of Department Massa- 
chusetts G.A.R. from July, 1891, to February, 1898. He was installed Com- 
mander of General Lander Post 5 of Lynn in January, but resigned in February 
on account of failing health, his death occurring March 7. He rendered 
excellent service to our Department in his official capacity. 

Dr. T. DeLap Smith, Medical Director of the Department G.A.R. at the 
time of his death, March 21. Dr. Smith was serving his second year in this 
office and was enthusiastic in his love for patriotic principles, his addresses 
on the flag showing that he had given much time to the study of its history. 
He was a comrade of Thomas G. Stevenson Post 26, Roxbury. 

Stephen Sawyer, an active member of R. A. Pierce Post No. 190 of New 
Bedford, who passed away March 19. His widow, Mrs. Ehzabeth P. Sawyer, 
Past Department President, has the heartfelt sympathy of our entire mem- 
bership in her bereavement. 

In view of the active interest taken in the work of our Order by Comrades 
Olin, Moore and Eldredge, I offer 



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Recommendation No. 7, That their pictures be inserted in the Journal. 
These comrades of the G.A.R. were loyal friends of the W.R.C. 

"God has summoned them to the life beyond. 
Angels of life and death alike are His; 
Without His leave they pass no threshold o*er." 

ARMY NURSES OF THE CIVIL WAR. 

Although this band of women is the smallest of the organizations formed 
for patriotic work, it is one that, next to the Grand Army of the Republic, 
deserves the most honored mention, for its members were participants in the 
W^ar of the RebeUion. They suffered hardships in the unselfish performance 
of their duty, and we are proud to greet them as " heroines'' and to show 
them the respect they deserve. Mrs. Fannie T. Hazen, President, and Mrs, 
Margaret Hamilton, Secretary of the Massachusetts Army Nurse Association, 
have for many years been active workers in the W.R.C., as have other mem- 
bers of this honored band of women. 

SONS OF VETERANS. 

It has been a pleasure to meet so many members of this organization and 
to note their cooperation with the W.R.C. in behaK of patriotic work in the 
various places I have visited. 

To Division Commander James F. Wellington and his associate officers 
I express thanks for cordial greetings. At the request of the Division Com- 
mander I appointed a committee to confer with that organization, viz.: 
Mrs. Mary E. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, Miss Mary 
E. Elliot, Department Secretary, and Mrs. Fannie M. Jones, Department 
Treasurer. 

I was a guest of the Massachusetts Division, Sons of Veterans, on the 
moonhght excursion in July, and have enjoyed other courtesies extended by 
the Sons. 

I acknowledge the kindness of the Camp in my home city of Lynn in fur- 
nishing ushers for the public reception and anniversary to be held in this 
church tomorrow evening. 

The Roster, General Orders and reports received for Department Head- 
quarters from the Sons of Veterans are appreciated. 

DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS. 

We are always glad to meet the Daughters at our gatherings, many of 
whom are also members of the W.R.C, and cordial relations exist between 
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to erect a memorial to the army nurses, and our Corps have responded to 
their appeal issued for this fund, as the report of the Department Treasurer 
shows. The concert given in Ford Hall January 30 reflected great credit 
upon the conunittee, for the program was one of rare excellence. We con- 
gratulate Miss Ehzabe'th Kirchgassner, Department President, upon the 
success of the organization she represents. 

At the National Convention Miss Nina Littlefield of the Massachusetts 
Division was elected National Senior Vice-President, and the National Treas- 
urer of the Daughters of Veterans' for several years. Miss Agnes McCoy, is 
also a member of the Daughters in this State. 

SONS OF VETERANS AUXILIARY. 

At the request of Miss Lillie E. Carr, President of the Auxiliary of Mas- 
sachusetts, I appointed a committee consisting of Mary E. Holbrook, 
Department Senior Vice-President, Marie J. Kendall, Department Junior 
Vice-President, Hattie A. Calahan, Department Press Correspondent, Nina 
B. Lovejoy, chairman Department Executive Board, and Hattie M. Tuttle, 
secretary of the Department Relief Committee, to have charge of a 
table in their fair which was held in Lorimer Hall November 9, 10 and 11. 
This table with contributions from members and Corps netted the sum of 
S92.57. 

LADIES OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. 

The relations of the W.R.C. of Massachusetts with all the patriotic so- 
cieties associated with the G.A.R. have been pleasant, and I extend thanks 
to Mrs. Sarah L. Murphy, Department President, for copies of General 
Orders and invitations extended. 

MEMORIAL DAY. 

It has with truth been said, "There is no day in the year more sacred than 
this, when, forgetting that we are partisans and remembering only that we 
are Americans, we gather to decorate the graves of our patriot dead." 

It is one of the principles of the Woman's Relief Corps to cooperate with 
the Grand Army in paying loving tribute to the martyred dead of the Union. 

The report of Mrs. Eleanore E. Brown, Department Chaplain, shows that 
nearly every Corps contributed in some measure to the observance of Me- 
morial Day and Memorial Sunday — days that are dedicated to the mem- 
ory of those who in life bore the honored title of Union Soldier, yes, those 
"Who were soldiers and sailors beloved of our land." 

We trust that in all the future years of our coimtry these soldiers' graves 
will be remembered with loving tributes of gratitude by loyal women. 

The call of Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President, for contributions to 



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the Southern Memorial Day Fund should meet with a generous response, 
and we hope the Department of Massachusetts wiU agam be the banner 
Department in the amount contributed to this fund. 

Mrs. Knowles, Past National Chaplain, consented to again serve as com- 
mittee to place a laurel wreath on the grave of Mrs. Florence E. Barker and 
on the monument at Forestdale Cemetery to Mrs. Lizabeth A. Turner, Past 
National President. 

SOLDIERS' HOME. 

From the time when announcement was made that a soldiers' home would 
be established in Massachusetts to the present day our members have had 
a warm place in their hearts for this home on Powderhom Hill and they es- 
teem it a pleasant duty to contribute to the comfort of the veterans who are 
sheltered there. By contributions of money, fruit, jellies and other delicacies, 
by entertainments and social gatherings, they have made the veterans feel 
that they have not only the sympathy of the W.R.C. but the friendly in- 
terest and regard of its members. 

I have paid three visits to the Home the past year, the last being March 
8, when the Department Soldiers' Home Aides, under the direction of Miss 
Freda Heuser, chairman, gave a reception to the veterans. Peter D. Smith 
Hall was filled on this occasion, the inmates and their friends enjoying a 
pleasant entertainment, which closed with dancing. Governor Foss sent two 
members of his staff- to represent the Commonwealth, and other officials 
were present. 

My thanks are due the Soldiers' Home Aides for their faithful work during 
the year, the report of Miss Heuser showing that they have given several 
entertainments and gifts that have added to the happiness of the inmates, 
including those in the hospital. 

The amount contributed by the Corps in Massachusetts since the Home 
was dedicated is not far from $150,000. 

The report of Mrs. M. Susan Goodale, chairman of the Committee on 
Department Rooms at the Soldiers' Home, and of Mrs. Emilie L. W. Water- 
man, chairman of the Dormitory Committee, contain figures regarding 
amount expended the past year. I have presided at three meetings of the 
Dormitory Committee and attended the sale under the auspices of the 
Soldiers' Home Aides held at Brighton, which netted $218.00, $50 of which 
were given me for the dormitory. These Aides have also placed a volume 
'*The Tragedy of AndersonviUe" in the Boston Public Library and in 
the library at the Soldiers' Home. 

NATIONAL CONVENTION. 

Through the courtesy of the officials at G.A.R. Headquarters our repre- 
sentatives to the National Convention at Rochester, N.Y., were provided 
for on the special train imder their charge which left Boston Monday, Sep- 



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tember 19, at 9.15 a.m., and arrived in Rochester at 10.30 p.m. We estab- 
lished Headquarters Tuesday morning at the Seneca Hotel, where a meeting 
was held at 5 p.m., which was fully attended by Department officers present 
in the city. Past Department officers, delegates and alternates. 

Our Headquarters room at the Seneca was in charge of a committee ap- 
pointed to extend a welcome to guests; anS several hundred friends from all 
sections of the country received a cordial greeting and were invited to register. 

The souvenir badge which I adopted for our state met with a ready sale, 
the Lincoln Emancipation Monument being recognized as an appropriate 
design for an Encampment Week souvenir. 

It was impossible to attend all the receptions to which invitations had been 
received, but I was present at those /given by the Departments of the Potomac, 
Maine, New York and Indiana and that given by the National W.R.C. 

Through the courtesy of Mrs. Belle C. Harris, National President, we were 
tendered the use of the National Headquarters room known as the ^' Brown 
Parlor" for the Massachusetts reception Wednesday evening, September 
21, which was attended by more than 1,500, representing National and State 
officials of the various organizations and friends from our own and many 
other states. At the close of the reception a very handsome water set was 
presented me by my Reception Committee. 

I was able to report a full delegation at all the sessions of the Convention. 
The report of Mrs. Laura I. Smith, Delegate-at-large, will give a detailed 
account of the events of the week. 

We extend today a cordial greeting to Mrs. Cora M. Davis, who had the 
honor of being elected National President, and we also greet with pleasure 
our own Past Department President, Mrs. Florence Haynes, honored by the 
National President with the office of National Inspector. 

It was indeed a pleasure to have with us our loved pioneer and first De- 
partment President, Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, a life member of the National 
Executive Board. We greet her as the "mother" of the Department of 
Massachusetts. 

On Friday night I left Rochester in company with a special party for 
Montreal and enjoyed a deUghtful trip under the management of Assistant 
Adjutant-General Wetherbee, which included a journey down the St. Law- 
rence River among the Thousand Islands and a trip to Quebec. Many places 
of historic interest were visited and the entire journey was one of instruction 
and enjoyment. We arrived in Boston Tuesday, September 27, at 8.15 p.m., 
with pleasant memories of our journeyings and of our varied experiences. 

PATRIOTIC WORK. 

The importance of patriotic work is being more fully realized than ever 
before and an increasing interest has been manifested the past year in this 
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to the public schools and for Sunday schools; for patriotic literature, which 
has been freely distributed; while numerous entertainments, socials and 
public meetings have advanced the cause of patriotism in many communities. 

The late United States Senator George F. Hoar once said that the fairest 
vision on which his eyes ever rested was the flag of his country in a foreign 
port. I was deeply impressed with the truth of this sentiment when on May 
20 last I visited "The World in Boston'* with Mrs. Laura I. Smith, Depart-- 
ment Patriotic Instructor, Miss Mary E. Elliot, Department Secretary-, 
and Mrs. Mary A. Landt, Department Inspector. 

The various nations of the world were there represented, and five mis- 
sionaries to whom the Patriotic Instructor, on behalf of the Department, 
presented flags were the happiest of them all. It was an event that we will 
never forget. Rev. Carl Crichett accepted a flag for his mission at Korea; 
Dr. F. L. Shepard for the hospitaj and college building at Aintab, Turkey; 
Rev. W. M. Danner for the mission to lepers; Dr. C. L. Bare for his mission 
at Lucknow, India, and Rev. AUen Moore and Mrs. Moore for their Palestine 
Home at Bethany. Tears almost came to the eyes of some of these mis- 
sionaries as they held the flag and with expressions of gratitude told of the 
lessons it would teach and the inspiration it would give when this treasured 
emblem of America would be unfurled in foreign lands. The following is an 
extract from a letter received from Rev. W. M. Danner: "Our Mr. Jackson 
wishes me to thank you very kindly on behalf of the mission to lepers for 
your courtesy and that of your associates in contributing a flag for our mis- 
sion. We had the flag displayed at the Boston Exposition during the final 
hours of the great missionary demonstration, and we are grateful to you for 
this splendid evidence of patriotic enthusiasm." 

Another event of impressive interest was the visit to the new Abraham 
Lincoln School of Boston with Mrs. Smith, Department Patriotic Instructor, 
and Mrs. Wadsworth, Past National Instructor, when a silk flag was pre- 
sented to the school in behalf of the Department. It was received with 
enthusiastic applause by the 700 pupils present and was gratefully appre- 
ciated by teachers and scholars. This school has 1,400 pupils, and the 
room that has the best attendance for the week has the honor of having the 
flag the following week. 

Since its presentation a letter has been received from one of the teachers, 
from which the following is quoted: "The flag has been an incentive for 
splendid attendance since it has been presented and the perfect attendance 
records are wonderful." 

The report of Mrs. Smith, Patriotic Instructor, contains a detailed report 
of flag presentations imder the direction of the Corps Patriotic Instructors, 
which is proof of the unfailing interest of our Corps in Massachusetts in the 
cause of patriotic education. I offer 

Recommendation No. 8. That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated for 
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Words cannot express my gratitude to the Department Patriotic Aides 
for their constant and faithful work. 

When Mrs. Fanny E. Wheeler, chairman, first called these Aides together 
they showed a spirit of enthusiasm which has continued dining the entire 
year. By their earnest and untiring efforts in various directions they have 
raised $550 for a bronze bust of our martyred Lincoln and a memorial tablet 
on which is inscribed his immortal address at Gettysburg. These memorials 
were unveiled Thursday morning, March 28, when Mrs. Wheeler, on behalf 
of the Patriotic Aides, presented them to the Department of Massachusetts. 
They were unveiled in the presence of Governor Foss, Sergeant-at-Arms 
Pedrick, members of the Legislature and of the Art Commission, Past Com- 
mander-in-Chief Gilman, Department officers of the G.A.R., and many of 
our own officers and members. 

I had the honor of presenting the memorials to His Excellency Governor 
Foss on behalf of the Department of Massachusetts, which he accepted on 
behalf of the Conunon wealth. 

We are indebted to Past Commander-in-Chief Gilman and to Mr. Walter 
■Gihnan Page, Secretary of the Board of Art Commissioners, for their interest 
in our plans; also to the Legislature of 1911 for passing the act, to Governor 
Foss for signing it, to Murdock, Reed &Co. (the firm that had charge of the 
work) and to the entire Board of Art Conmiissioners for their approval of the 
bust and tablet and for their selection of Doric Hall, so rich in historic 
associations, as a suitable place for these memorials. 

In addition to the $550 for the gift to the State the Patriotic Aides of the 
Department have earned $59 additional for flags, which will be presented at 
the public anniversary tomorrow evening. 

Believing this to be a part of the history of the work in this Department, 
I offer 

Recommendation No. 9. That a picture of the bust and tablet presented 
to the Commonwealth be inserted in the Journal. 

DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS. 

Woman's Rehef Corps Day was observed July 26, under the direction of 
the Department Headquarters Aides, Mrs. Bertha W. Walker, chairman. 
Department Commander Fiske and other officers of the G.A.R. were present; 
also Division Commander Wellington of the Sons of Veterans and members 
of his staff, Miss EUzabeth Kirchgassner, Department President of the 
Daughters of Veterans, and others. A pleasing entertainment was 
given and Ught refreshments served. The rooms were decorated for the 
occasion, and all the arrangements were creditable to the Aides in charge, who 
have my sincere thanks. 

The birth of the martyred President McKinley was observed January 27, 
Saturday afternoon being a more convenient time than Monday the 29th. 



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The Department Patriotic Aides had charge of the arrangements, and 
Mrs. Fanny E. Wheeler, chairman, and her committee have my thanks for 
their successful management of the event. Officials of the G.A.R., Sons of 
Veterans and others participated, and, notwithstanding the heavy rain, about 
two hundred attended. ThB large Headquarters room was decorated with 
flags, and the comrades as they entered were presented a McKinley pink. 
Light refreshments were served, and the occasion, like the one given by the 
Headquarters Aides, was a delightful affair. 

I acknowledge with thanks the gift of a beautiful bouquet from Mrs. 
Helen C. Mulford, Department Special Aide; also flowers and other 
courtesies received from friends; and I assure all of sincere appreciation for 
their acts of thoughtful kindness. 

During the early days of July it was almost impossible to work at Head- 
quarters and there was such a demand for electric fans that our efforts to 
secure one seemed unavailing. We were, however, enabled to secure a fan 
at a reasonable price through the persistent efforts of Mrs. Helen C. Mulford, 
who has in many ways shown her interest in Department Headquarters. 

Through General Orders acknowledgment has been made to Phil. H. 
Sheridan Corps, No. 34, Salem, for the beautifully framed picture of Mrs. 
Florence Haynes, which has been added to the collection of pictures of Past 
Department Presidents at Headquarters. 

Acknowledgment is hereby made of the receipt of the volumes of eariier 
Journals reprinted by the National Convention, which have been added to 
our Headquarters library. A complete file of bound copies of National and 
Department Journals is prized as a valuable record of the National and 
Department work. 

The compiling of our Department Journal requires additional labor on 
the part of the Department Secretary, which necessitates her working many 
extra hours for many weeks. I therefore offer 

Recommendation No. 10. That the sum of $40 be given the Department 
Secretary for her extra work in compiling the Department Journal. 

I have made one himdred and thirty-nine visits to Department Head- 
quarters, written two hundred and seventy-six letters and six hundred and 
ninety-four postals. I have presided at all meetings of the Department 
Coimcil, the quarterly meetings of the Department Relief Committee, at all 
Dormitory Committee meetings and at the meeting of Assistant Inspectors 
which I called at Headquarters. 

OFFICIAL VISITATIONS. 

There are not days or evenings enough in the year for a Department 
President to accept all the invitations extended. Among those that I was 
privileged to accept are the following: 

Reimion of the Past Department Presidents held the day after Department 



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Convention; the annual reunion of the Minute Men^s Association in Faneuil 
Hall April 15; annual banquet of the G.A.R. Club at the Revere House; 
annual reception of the Ladies' Aid Association of the Soldiers' Home at the 
Vendome; fiftieth anniversary of Company A, Twenty-first Massachusetts 
Regiment; reception tendered me by Corps 29 of Lyim and Franklin Corps 89 
of Franklin; annual reunion of the Massachusetts Union ex-Prisoners of War 
Association, when I was made an honorary member; dedication of the 
Soldiers' IVIonument at Winchendon; presentation of nine flags to Sunday 
schools in Beverly; reception to Department Commander Fiske and wedding 
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Fiske at Ashland; reception to Department 
Junior Vice-Conunander Isaac C. Day at Groveland; to Department Senior 
Vice-President Mrs. Holbrook at Weymouth; to Department Jimior Vice- 
President Mrs. Kendall at Gardner; to Mrs. Flora Staples Whitney, National 
President of the Sons of Veterans Auxiliary; ladies' night of Dahlgren Post 2 of 
South Boston; the seventeenth consecutive installation of Commander Cook 
of Post 1 of New Bedford, when I was a special guest of this Post; public 
reception of Governor Foss February 22, when, by invitation of the Depart- 
ment Commander, we accompanied the officials of the Department G.A.R. 
to the Hall of Flags; reception to the Department officers by Corps 34 of 
Salem; a fair under the auspices of the Post and Corps of Bridgewater, and 
the opening of the fair under the joint auspices of Post 30 and Corps 27, 
Cambridgeport, when the mayor, city officials and prominent citizens were 
present by invitation of Mrs. Abbie E. Hastings, chairman of the conunittee; 
was also present at the annual reunion of the Blackmar Club, also a guest of 
the 1904 Association. 

I have attended other fairs, receptions, anniversaries, banquets, etc., and 
these visits are summarized as follows: I have made one hundred and eighty- 
one visits to Corps, visiting one hundred and forty-four different Corps; have 
attended nineteen County Associations, eleven receptions, twenty anniver- 
saries, twenty-one exempUfications, twenty-nine inspections, have conducted 
twenty-three Corps installations; installed the officers of several County 
Associations and participated in thirty-three other gatherings not herein 
mentioned. 

I attended the Annual Conventions of the Departments of New Hampshire 
and Vermont and served as Installing Conductor at Bennington, Vt. 



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. 

I acknowledge with grateful thanks the kindnesses extended me at all places 
where I have been a guest, and for the hospitable entertainment received; 
also for the gifts presented during my travels and at Headquarters. 

To all the Department officers for their assistance in the work of the year, 
to the Executive Board for raising the smn of $90.00 for the Department 



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Relief Fund, to the Department Aides for contributions of money for this 
and other funds, I tender thanks. 

I appreciate the vote of the Massachusetts Union ex-Prisoners of War 
Association conferring upon me honorary membership, and thank all the 
allied organizations for their cordial interest. 

My thanks are due Mr. Henry Landt for his services in engrossing, free of 
expense, the charter of the new Corps at Millbury, his work being done in a 
very artistic manner. 

Also to members of the Department ReUef Committee for contributing 
so much of their expenses to the Department Relief Fimd. 

To my own Corps, General Lander No. 29 of Lyim, for the magnificent 
reception tendered me soon after my election and for responding so generously 
whenever called upon, I am very grateful. My special thanks are due Mrs 
Eliza F. Stiles, Department I. and I. Officer, through whose efforts $20.00 
were given me for the fund, being raised by the Patriotic Aides, and to my 
own county for the $10.00 so kindly given me, which I also placed in this 
fimd. I acknowledge a liberal donation from Corps 53, New Bedford, and 
thank other Corps and members who have contributed to this fund. 

CONCLUSION. 

To have served a year as President of the Department of Massachusetts is 
an experience that time can never efface from my memory, and the pleasant 
associations of the office will ever be an inspiration. 

We all have a pride in the work accomphshed by our Order in promoting 
the great principles for which it was founded, and in the fact that its history 
is so closely linked with that of our own dear Department of Massachusetts. 

"Our fathers' God! from out whose hand 
The centuries fall like grains of sand, 
We meet today, united, free, 
And loyal to our land and Thee. 
We thank Thee for the era done 
And trust Thee for the opening one." 



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EEPORT OF DEPARTMENT SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT. 



South Weymouth, April 2, 1912. 
Mary E. Elliot, 

Department Secretary ^ W.R.C. 

Madam: In compliance with the requirements of our Order I herewith 
submit my report as Department Senior Vice-President. 

The honor conferred upon me by this Department is deeply appreciated 
and the duties of the office have been performed to the best of my ability. 

I have attended exemplifications, inspections, and visited Corps, all of 
which have been of great interest to me. 

The invitations to install officers were an honor indeed, and I thank the 
Corps that conferred the same. 

I am grateful for the many invitations to social functions; they were many 
and varied. My regret is I could not accept all. 

To be invited to meet the children is always a great pleasure to me, and I 
want especially to thank the Rockland Corps for the great privilege they 
gave me of presenting flags to the Sunday schools of that town. The Sunday 
schools assembled in the Congregational Church, the superintendent of each 
receiving the flag and responding for the same. 

Thanks are also due my own Corps, 102, for the many courtesies extended 
to me, too mmaerous to mention. 

To our Department President, who has been one blessed simbeam the 
whole year through, to Miss Elliot and Mrs. Jones and all the Department 
officers, I extend my sincere thanks for their kindness to me. 

The year as Senior Vice-President has been one of great happiness, and I 
am thankful for the privilege of being a part of our great Order. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

MARY E. HOLBROOK, 

Department Senior Vice-President. 



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REPORT OF DEPARTMENT JUNIOR VICE-PRESIDENT. 



Gardner, April 2, 1912. 
Miss Mary E. Elliot, 

Department Secretary ^ W,R.C, 

Madam: In compliance with the Rules and Regulations of the Order I 
have the honor to render to you and through you to the Thirty-third Con- 
vention of the Department of Massachusetts my report as Department 
Junior Vice-President. 

I wish to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appre- 
ciation for the honor bestowed upon me one year ago by electing me to this 
office. I have tried to the very best of my ability to discharge the duties 
conscientiously and it has ever been my aim to advance the interests of our 
beloved Order in every way possible. 

During the year I have attended all Council meetings, three exempUfica- 
tions, inspected four Corps, represented the Department on three occasions, 
installed the officers of two Corps, attended five receptions, six County Asso- 
ciation meetings, visited twelve Corps, was present on two occasions in 
honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the departure of the troops for the seat 
of war, which were very interesting. 

I also had the pleasure of attending the reception and entertainment at 
the Soldiers^ Home given by the Soldiers' Home Aides, which was a very 
enjoyable affair. 

As a representative to the National Convention at Rochester I was present 
during the entire session. 

It was my privilege to attend the institution of Gen. George A. Custer 
Relief Corps No. 155 at MiUbury on February 26. This was a great pleasure 
and satisfaction to me, as it was an event I had long anticipated. 

Am serving my eighth term as Secretary of Corps 90 and with one excep- 
tion have been present at all meetings during the year. 

The year has been a very pleasapt one. My only regret is that it has not 
been possible for me to accept more of the invitations, received, but the 
kindly thought is deeply appreciated. 

I congratulate our beloved Department President upon the success of 
her administration and tender to her my sincere admiration for her untiring 
and zealous work the past year. 



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I deeply appreciate the kindness and many courtesies shown me by my 
associate officers and members of the Order, and shall always look back to 
this happy year with pleasure, filled as it is with such dehghtful memories 
and with friendship which I shall value until the end of life. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

MARIE J. KENDALL, 
Department Junior Vice-President, 



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REPORT OF DEPARTMENT SECRETARY. 



Boston, April 2, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President y W.R.C. 

Dear Madam: In accordance with the Rules and Regulations I present 
herewith a summary of the work accomplished during the past year in con- 
nection with the office to which you reappointed me at the beginning of 
your administration. 

The year, like those that have preceded it, has been a busy one for all the 
Department officers, and the rnonths at Headquarters have been filled with 
varied duties. 

The fact that you have spent so many days at our ** official home," not- 
withstanding the numerous visits you have made to all parts of the state^ 
shows how constantly your time has been devoted to the work under your 
charge, which you so cheerfully assumed one year ago. 

Following are the statistics gleaned from quarterly reports. 



NUMBER OP members. INITLA^TED. 

First Quarter (1911) 234 

Second Quarter 249 

Third Quarter 110 

Fourth Quarter 279 

Total 872 



NUMBER ADMITTED BY TRANSFER. 

First Quarter 19- 

Second Quarter IS 

Third Quarter 7 

Fourth Quarter 20- 

Total 64 



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NUMBER REINSTATED FROM SUSPENSION. 

First Quarter 207 

Second Quarter 182 

Third Quarter 195 

Fourth Quarter 227 

Total 811 



REINSTATED FROM DROPPED. 

First Quarter 5 

Second Quarter 9 

Third Quarter 9 

Fourth Quarter 11 

Total ; 34 



NUMBER LOST BY DEATH. 

First Quarter 93 

Second Quarter 68 

Third Quarter 57 

Fourth Quarter 74 

.Total 292 



NUMBER LOST BY HONORABLE DISCHARGE. 

First Quarter 97 

Second Quarter 82 

Third Quarter 49 

Fourth Quarter 92 

Total 320 



NUMBER LOST BY TRANSFER. 

First Quarter 33 

Second Quarter 37 

Third Quarter 44 

Fourth Quarter 33 

Total 147 



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78 THIHTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

NUMBER LOST BY SUSPENSION. 

First Quarter 243 

Becond Quarter 281 

Third Quarter . 278 

Fourth Quarter 308 

Total 1,110 



RECAPITULATION . 

Gained by initiation 872 

By transfer 64 

By reinstatement from suspended 811 

By reinstatement from dropped 34 

Total gain 1,781 



Lost by death ' 292 

By honorable discharge : • • 320 

By transfer 147 

By suspension 1,110 

Total loss 1,869 



Membership January 1, 1911 14,933 

Loss during the year 88 

Membership January 1, 1912 14,845 



The following named Corps have made a gain of ten or more members 
during the year: 

Charles W. Carroll Corps 104, Dedham 21 members 

C. L. Chandler Corps 109, Brookhne 15 

E. P. Carpenter Corps 41, Foxboro 13 

J. C. Freeman Corps 51, Provincetown 13 

WiUiam Logan Rodman Corps 53, New Bedford 13 

Allen Corps 119, Manchester 13 

Reynolds Corps 102, Weymouth 12 

Alfred C. Monroe Corps 170, East Bridgewater 11 



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Seven Cgrps have a membership of two hundred or more, viz.: 

George H. Ward Corps 11, Worcester 305 members 

General Lander Corps 29, Lynn 276 

Fletcher Webster Corps 7, Brockton 274 

CoUmgwood Corps 124, Plymouth 246 

Benj. Stone, Jr., Corps 68, Dorchester 234 

Reynolds Corps 102, Weymouth 233 

E. K. Wilcox Corps 14, Springfield 215 

Maj. E. F. Fletcher Corps 72, Milford V . 199 



TABULATED REPORT BY COUNTIES, 

giving the number, location and membership of each Corps, date c4 its 
charter, and number of the Post to which the Corps is auxiliary. 

BARNSTABLE COUNTY. 
Corps No. No. Members. Chartered. 

Auxiliary to Post 55, 63, March 31, 1885 



Provincetown 


. . 51, Auxil 


Sandwich . . . 


. . 132, 


Chatham . . . 


141, 


Falmouth . . . 


142, 


Bourne .... 


. . 156, 


Y-an-no . . . 


. . 175, 



132, 


35, 


June 


23, 1887 


141, 


56, 


Jan. 


20, 1888 


206, 


42, 


May 


13, 1891 


203, 


55, 


Oct. 


27, 1892 


213, 


65, 


June 


27, 1899 



Total — Corps, 6; members, 316. 



BERKSHIRE COUNTY. 



North Adams 
Pittsfield . . . 
Pittsfield . . . 
Great Barrington 

Lee 

Adams .... 



Attleboro 
Eastondale 
New Bedford 
Mansfield . 
New Bedford 
Fall River . 
North Attleboro 
Taunton 
Somerset 



32, 


Auxihary to Post 79, 


82, 


Sept. 


18, 1883 


37, 


(( 


" 125, 


138, 


April 


23, 1884 


129, 


it 


" 197, 


91, 


Jan. 


13, 1897 


139, 


11 


" 196, 


26, 


March 18, 1891 


149, 


ti 


" 177, 


23, 


March 23, 1892 


160, 


it 


" 126, 


31, 


March 29, 1894 


Dtal- 


- Corps, 6; 


members, 391. 










BRISTOL COUNTY. 








45, 


Auxiliary to Post 145, 


88, 


Sept. 


18, 1884 


52, 


(( 


- 52, 


47, 


May 


15, 1888 


53, 


a ■ 


" 1, 


95, 


Sept. 


27, 1885 


61, 


n 


'^ 170, 


47, 


Jan. 


6,1886 


95, 


it 


" 190, 


67, 


Jan. 


3, 1891 


106, 


n 


" 46, 


159, 


May 


21, 1888 


117, 


a 


'' 126, 


66, 


Feb. 


8,1889 


120, 


a 


" 3, 


126, 


March 21, 1889 


131, 
Dtal- 


a 

-Corps, 9; 


" 182, 
members, 745 


50, 


May 


20, 1907 



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Corps No. No. Members. Chartered. 

Oak Bluffs ..... 134, Auxiliary to Post 201, 81, Dec. 4, 1890 
Wilmon W. Blackmar 166, (No Post) 32, March 8, 1906 

Total — Corps, 2; members, 113. 



Georgetown .... 4, 

Danvers 12, 

Amesbury 19, 

Marblehead .... 23, 

Mefrimac 24, 

Newburyport ... 26, 

Lynn ....... 29, 

Beverly 30, 

Salem 34, 

Ipswich 42, 

Saugus 46, 

Peabody 50, 

Lawrence 55, 

Gloucester 77, 

Groveland 87, 

Beverly Farms ... 93, 

Haverhill 96, 

Essex 114, 

Manchester .... 119, 

Swampscott .... 122, 

Andover 127, 

Rockport 173, 



ESSEX COUNTY. 










Auxiliary to Post 108, 


59, 


April 


2, 1883 




' 90, 


134, 


April 


12, 1883 




' 122, 


130, 


Jan. 


27, 1882 




' 82, 


91, 


April 


4, 1885 




' 114, 


95, 


Jan. 


26, 1883 




' 49, 


110, 


Feb. 


14, 1883 




5, 


276, 


Feb. 


20, 1883 




♦ 89, 


158, 


May 


28, 1883 




' 34, 


135, 


Sept. 


7, 1883 




' 128, 


149, 


May 


• 19, 1884 




• 95, 


60, 


Jan. 


16, 1885 




' 70, 


83, 


May 


27, 1885 




' 39, 


125, 


Oct. 


7, 1885 




' 45, 


94, 


Dec. 


29, 1886 




' 101, 


60, 


March 31, 1887 




♦ 188, 


84, 


Oct. 


14, 1887 




' 47, 


156, 


Jan. 


23, 1889 




' 152, 


38, 


Oct. 


25, 1888 




' 67, 


106, 


March 14, 1^89 




' 118, 


70, 


June 


6, 1889 




' 99, 


60, 


April 


22, 1890 




' 106, 


87, 


June 


5, 1896 



Total — Corps, 22; members, 2,360. 



FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



Orange 17, 

Colerain 48, 

Shelburne Falls . . . 56, 

Greenfield 57, 

Turners Falls ... 64, 

Montague 92, 

Conway 98, 

Northfield 164, 



Auxiliary to Post 17, 


157, 


June 


12, 1888 


" 20, 


54, 


April 


29, 1886 


" 93, 


55, 


Nov. 


6, 1885 


'^ 174, 


95, 


Nov. 


13, 1885 


'* 162, 


41, 


Feb. 


15, 1886 


" " 150, 


59, 


June 


22, 1887 


'' 164, 


23, 


Jan. 


18, 1888 



171, 38, Dec. 20, 1894 



Total — Corps, 8; members, 522. 



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HAMPDEN COUNTY. 
Corpa No. No. Members. Chartered. 

Springfield. 14, Auxiliary to Post 16, 215, March 11, 1880 

Westfield . . . . : 22, " " 41, 96, Dec. 15,1882 

Holyoke 38, " " 71, 113, April 10,1884 

Palmer .* 76, '' " 107, 107, Nov. 19,1886 

Monson 145, " " 155, 67, Oct. 23, 1891 

' Total — Corps, 5; members, 598. 



Northampton 
Easthampton 
Belchertown 
Ware . . . 
Amherst . . 
South Hadley Falls 
Plainfield .... 



HAMPSHIRE COUNTY. 



58, 

81, 
115, 
116, 
135, 
158, 

Total — Corps, 7; members, 479. 



MIDDLESEX/ COUNTY. 

Cambridge .... 2, Auxiliary 

Medford 5, 

HoUiston 6, 

Ashland 15, 

Meh-ose . 16, 

Somerville 21, " 

Waltham 25, 

Cambridgeport ... 27, 

Lowell 33, 

Everett 40, 

Arlington 43, " 

Ayer 49, 

Watertown ... 59, 

West Acton .... 62, 

Stoneham 65, " 

East Cambridge . . 66, '' 

Wakefield 69, 

LoweU 75, 

Oroton 83, '* 

Wobum 84, 

Lexington . 97, ** 

Reading 128, 

Hopkinton 138, " 

Wobum 161, 

Maiden 172, . *' 

South Framingham . 174, " 

Total — Corps, 26; members, 2,493. 



ost 86, 


164, 


May 


13, 1885 


" 166, 


66, 


Dec. 


7, 1885 


*' 97, 


36, 


Jan. 


6,1896 


'' 85, 


79, 


Dec. 


7, 1888 


- 147, 


35, 


Jan. 


25, 1889 


" 183, 


29, 


Jan. 


5, 1891 


'' 198, 


20, 


Nov. 


22, 1892 



)8t 56, 


75, 


May 


20, 1879 


" 66, 


111, 


May 


27, 1879 


'' 6, 


70, 


Jan. 


5, 1882 


'' 18, 


74, 


April 


12, 1880 


" 4, 


76, 


Jan. 


6, 1881 


" 139, 


184, 


May 


11, 1882 


" 29, 


165, 


Jan. 


19,1883 


'' 30, 


150, 


Feb. 


16, 1883 


" 120, 


72, 


Nov. 


21, 1883 


" 156, 


106, 


May 


22, 1884 


*' 36, 


92, 


June 


19,1884 


- 48, 


92, 


Jan. 


26,1885 


" 81, 


84, 


Nov. 


30, 1885 


** 138, 


91, 


Jan. 


30, 1886 


- 75, 


103, 


July 


23, 1903 


'' 57, 


104, 


Feb. 


22,1886 


- 12, 


94, 


March 17, 1886 


*' 42, 


42, 


Feb. 


5, 1895 


- 115, 


58, 


May 


21, 1894 


" 33, 


94, 


March 17, 1887 


" 119, 


69, 


Jan. 


10,1888 


" 194, 


117, 


April 


30, 1890 


- 14, 


76, 


March 12, 1891 


'' 161, 


64, 


March 17, 1887 


'' 40, 


95, 


May 


22, 1896 


'* 163, 


135, 


Nov. 


2, 1897 



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NANTUCKET COUNTY. 
Corpe No. No. Members. Chartered. 

86, Auxiliary to Post 207, 100, April 1, 1897 
Total — Corps, 1; members, 100. 



NORFOLK COUNTY. 

Hyde Park 35, Auxiliary to Post 121, 

Foxboro 41, " " 91, 

Walpole ...... 54, '* " 157, 

Plainville 74, " " 133, 

Norwood 78, " " 169, 

Needham 85, " " 181, 

Franklin 89, " *' 60, 

Braintree 94, " " 87, 

Stoughton 99, " " 72, 

Canton 100, " " 94, 

Weymouth 102, 

Quincy 103, 

Dedham 104, 

West Medway . . . 107, 

Brookline 109, 

Randolph 110, 

Avon 123, 

Milton 147, 

Total - 



58, 233, 

88, 89, 

144, 82, 

130, 34, 

143, 125, 

110, 69, 

193, 34, 

102, 54, 
Corps, 18; members, 1,367. 



90, 
93, 
35, 
64, 
63, 
43, 
55, 
69, 
72, 
63, 



Feb. 18, 

April 11 

Sept. 28, 

Oct. 19, 

Jan. 22; 
March 23, 

June 15, 

Nov. 14 

Jan. 20, 

July 18 



Jan. 
May 
Oct. 
Jime 
Jime 
April 
June 27 
Dec. 1 



1884 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1887 
1891 
1887 
1888 
1892 
1893 
1888 
1910 
1888 
1888 
1887 
1889 
1903 



Brockton . . . 

Middleboro . . 

NorweU .... 

Marshfield Hills 

East Bridgewater 

Hingham 

Abington 

Pembroke 

Scituate . 

Plymouth 

Whitman 

Rockland 

Duxbury 

Hanover . 

Hanson . 

Wareham 

Kingston 

Bridgewater 

East Bridgewater 



PLYMOUTH COUNTY. 

7, Auxiliary to Post 13, 274, 

8, '* '* 8, 127 
13, '' '' 112, 49 
44, *' *♦ 189, 48, 
47, " " 124, 44, 
60, *' '' 104, 96, 

108, '' '• 73, 123 

111, *' " 111, 71 

121, '' '' 31, 44 

124, '' " 76, 246, 

136, '* " 78, 185, 

137, '' '^ 74, 159 

143, " " 165, 22, 

144, " '* 83, 67 
146, " '* 127, 73 
151, " " 208, 43 
163, '* '' 154, 51 

169, " " 205, 66, 

170, " ** 212, 66, 

Total — Corps, 19; members, 1,854. 



Oct. 

Jan. 

May 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Dec. 

Jan. 

April 

April 

Dec. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Dec. 

May 

Aug. 

June 

Jan. 



29, 1870 

12, 1885 

6, 1885 

4, 1893 

16, 1885 

17, 1885 
17, 1900 
21, 1891 

5, 1889 

3, 1889 

6, 1891 
14, 1891 

8, 1891 
20, 1891 
29, 1891 
26, 1892 
20, 1894 

4, 1895 

7, 1896 



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East Boston . 






3, Auxih 


Chaxlestown . 






9, 


Chelsea . . . 






10, 


South Boston 






20, 


Boston . . . 






28, 


Charlestown . 






39, 


Roxbury . . 






63, 


Boston . . . 






67, 


Dorchester . 






68, 


Brighton . . 






79, 


Boston . . . 






88, 


South Boston 






91, 


Revere . . . 






126, 


Boston . . . 






157, 



SUFFOLK COUNTY. 
Corps No. No. Members. Chartered. 

X) Post 159, 84, Oct. 12, 1889 



149, 87, 

35, 74, 

2, 55, 

7, 107, 

11, 129, 

26, 154, 

134, 46, 

68, 234, 

92, 168, 

21, 43, 

'N 32, 17, 

199, 42, 

200, 30, 

Total — Corps, 14; members, 1,270. 



Oct. 16, 1879 
Oct. 23, 1879 
April 10, 1882 
March 9, 1883 
April 22, 1884 
Jan. 25, 1886 
Feb. 25, 1886 
Feb. 23, 1886 
Jan. 11, 1887 
20, 1896 
9, 1893 
April 18, 1890 
Nov. 19r, 1892 



Oct 
Oct 



Fitchburg . 

Worcester . 

Leominster 

Shrewsbury 

Warren . . 

Southbridge 

Milford . 

Northboro 

Westboro 

Athol . . 

Gardner . 

Winchendon 

Upton 

Templeton 

Westminster 

Webster . 

Spencer . 

Sturbridge 

Grafton . 

Holden 

Oxford . 

Rutland . 

Leicester 

Uxbridge 

North Brookfield 

East Douglass 

Ashburnham . 



WORCESTER COUNTY. 



11, 

31, 

36, 

70, 

71, 

72, 

73, 

80, 

82, 

90, 
101, 
105, 
112, 
113, 
118, 
125, 
130, 
133, 
140, 
148, 
150, 
152, 
153, 
154, 
159, 
171, 

Total — Corps, 27; members, 2,237. 



)st 19, 


116, 


May 


17, 1879 


*' 10, 


305, 


May 


4, 1883 


" 53, 


174, 


Dec, 


29, 1885 


" 135, 


29, 


Feb. 


21, 1884 


'' 65, 


28, 


May 


6, 1886 


" 168, 


65, 


May 


27, 1886 


" 22, 


199, 


May 


27, 1886 


" 96, 


47, 


June 


24, 1886 


" 80, 


87, 


Jan. 


4, 1887 


" 140, 


155, 


Feb. 


22, 1887 


'' 116, 


103, 


May 


17, 1887 


" 153, 


69, 


March 9,1888 


'* 105, 


60, 


July 


19, 1888 


" 109, 


96, 


Sept. 


5, 1888 


" 69, 


91, 


Jan. 


27, 1890 


'' 61, 


82, 


Oct. 


9, 1901 


" 37, 


86, 


Jan. 


30, 1890 


'' 173, 


50, 


May 


28, 1890 


" 24, 


30, 


Jan. 


23, 1907 


" 77, 


38, 


April 


13, 1891 


'' 27, 


34, 


May 


14, 1903 


" 136, 


17, 


May 


17, 1892 


" 131, 


73, 


May 


27, 1892 


" 25, 


34, 


Sept. 


7, 1892 


" 51, 


62, 


Oct. 


6, 1892 


" 137, 


45, 


Oct. 


12, 1893 


" 184, 


62, 


Jan. 


24, 1896 



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84 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

RECAPITULATION. 

Corps. Members. 

Barnstable County 6 316 

Berkshire County 6 391 

Bristol County 9 745 

Dukes County 2 113 

Essex County 22 2,360 

Franklin County 8 522 

Hampden County 5 598 

Hampshire County 7 479 

Middlesex County 26 2,493 

Nantucket County 1 100 

Norfolk County 18 1,367 

Plymouth County 19 1,854 

Suffolk County 14 1,270 

Worcester County 27 2,237 

Total 170" 14,845 



AMOUNT EXPENDED FOR RELIEF. 

First Quarter $1,560.42 

Second Quarter 1,458.83 

Third Quarter 772.95 

Fourth Quarter 1,987.75 

( 

Total $5,779.95 



ESTIMATED VALUE OF RELIEF OTHER THAN MONEY. 

First Quarter $558.52 

Second Quarter 679.67 

Third Quarter 291.30 

Fourth Quarter 621.94 

Total $2,151.43 



AMOUNT TURNED OVER TO POSTS. 

First Quarter $1,190.30 

Second Quarter 2,030.66 

Third Quarter 936.86 

Fourth Quarter 3,088.81 

Total . $7,266.63 



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Expended from Corps Relief Funds $5,779.95 

Value of relief other than money 2,151.43 

Turned over to Posts 7,266.63 

Total value of relief $15,198.01 



NUMBER OF SOLDIERS ASSISTED. 

First Quarter 160 

Second Quarter 129 

Third Quarter 64 

Fourth Quarter 203 

Total 556 



The following Corps have expended the largest amounts in relief: 

Willard C. Kinsley Corps 21, Somerville $410.26 

William L. Baker Corps 18, Northampton 340.20 

George H. Ward Corps 11, Worcester 189.85 

General Lander Corps 29, Lynn 183.15 

William H. Bartlett Corps 120, Taunton 172.80 

CoUingwood Corps 124, Plymouth 169.29 

Benjamin Stone, Jr., Corps 68, Dorchester 152.16 

John H. Chipman, Jr., Corps 30, Beverly 134.17 

Phil. H. Sheridan Corps 34, Salem 133.86 

Maj. E. F. Fletcher Corps 72, Milford 128.57 

Col. Allen Corps 77, Gloucester 116.30 

E. K. Wilcox Corps 14, Springfield 115.27 

Gen. James Appleton Corps 42, Ipswich 1 13.76 

Allen Corps 119, Manchester . 110.00 

Gen. Kilpatrick Corps 38, Holyoke 106.21 

Charles Russell Lowell Corps 28, Boston 105.00 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

I offer. 

Recommendation No. 1. That bound copies of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of this Convention be placed in public fibraries as heretofore. 

Recommendation No. 2. Owing to the fact that there are more than 
1,300 Past Presidents and that the printing of so many names will entail 
a heavy expense, I recommend that only the names of Past Presidents who 
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86 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

NATIONAL CONVENTION. 

As usual there was a large attendance of the members from the Department 
of Massachusetts at the Annual Convention, and the trip to Rochester was 
in cars attached to the Grand Army Headquarters' official train. The recep- 
tion on the evening of August 23, in the Brown Parlor of the hotel (secured 
through the courtesy of Mrs. Harris, National President), was one of the 
largest ever given, and was an added proof of the fact that Massachusetts 
has many friends throughout the coimtry. 

Mrs. libbey. Department President, had the honor of greeting more than 
one thousand five hundred, representing present and past officers of National 
and State bodies and friends of patriotism from all sections of the country. 

When the National Convention was called to order our Department 
President had the pleasure of reporting that forty officers, past officers and 
delegates were present. 

The following is a list of representatives from Massachusetts who responded 
to the Convention roll-call: 

NeUie F. Libbey, Department President, 
Mary E. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, 
Marie J. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President, 
Mary E. EUiot, Department Secretary, 
Fannie M. Jones, Department Treasurer, 
Augusta A. Wales, Past Department President, 
Emily L. Clark, Past Department President, 
Dorcas H. Lyman, Past Department President, 
Florence Haynes, Past Department President, 

and the following elected Delegates and Alternates: 

Laura I. Smith (Delegate-at-Large), NeUie J. Robinson, North Adams, 

Attleboro, • Annie P. Atwood, Whitman, 

Estella Sargent McCarty, Winchendon, R. Jennie Manning, Hopkinton, 

Mary E. Hyde, Fall River, Lucie R. Bagley, East Weymouth, 

Lena M. W. Snow, Boston, Mary C. Fumess, Everett, 

Kate C. Clapp, Northampton, Maude K. Merriam, Framingham, 

Mary K. O'Brien, South Hadley Falls, Delilah S. Davis, Pahner, 

Emma M. Barrett, Melrose, Margaret Drake, North Brookfield, 

Ida L. Thompson, Charlestown, Martha P. Lyon, Charlestown, 

Anna L. Bell, Milford, Mattie A. Denny, Worcester, 

Hattie A. Calahan, Dorchester, Fannie C. Poyen, Amesbury, 

Mary J. McNamee, Cambridge, Mary A. Landt, Hyde Park. 

Note. — Nina IB. Lovejoy, Ayer, Mabelle Smith, Brighton. Ida M. Cunningham and 
Addie R. Davlin. Somerville. Alternates, served a part of the time during the second day's session 
in place of delegates who were absent. 

The roll of National and Past National officers was responded to by the 
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Sarah E. Fuller, Life Member National Executive Board, 
Lue Stuart Wadsworth, National Patriotic Instructor, 
Mary L. Oilman, Past National President, 
Harriette L. Reed, Past National Secretary. 

We were again pleased to have with us our loved and honored ^rst Depart- 
ment President, Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, and also pleased that our other loved 
and respected Past National President, Mrs. Mary L. Oilman, was able to 
participate in the proceedings. 

Among those who officially visited the Convention were Commander-in- 
Chief Oilman and Adjutant-Oeneral Stillings, and we were proud of the fact 
that these honored officials of the Grand Army of the Republic were from 
our own state. 

An added honor was conferred upon the Department of Massachusetts by 
the appointment of Mrs. Florence Haynes, Past Department President and 
Department Counselor, to the office of National Inspector by Mrs. Cora 
M. Davis, National President. Congratulations were extended Mrs. Haynes 
by numerous friends in this and other states upon this deserved recognition 
of her work and ability. 

My thanks are due Mrs. Fannie M. Jones, Department Treasurer, for 
courtesies extended during the week and on the homeward trip when a few 
days were spent in New York City and an excursion on the Hudson enjoyed. 

Thanks are extended Mrs. Helen C. Mulford, Past President Corps 141, 
Chatham, and National Aide, for beautiful flowers received on the evening 
of the reception. 

DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS. 

The observance of W.R.C. Day in July — the anniversary of the for- 
mation of the National Woman's Relief Corps — was an occasion of special 
interest, and the Department Headquarters Aides, Mrs. Bertha W. Walker, 
chairman, were congratulated upon its success. 

The presentation in November of a beautifully framed picture of Mrs. 
Florence Haynes, Past Department President and National Inspector — 
a gift to Department Headquarters from Phil. H. Sheridan Corps 34 of 
Salem — was an occasion of special interest. 

Another event is pleasantly recalled — the observance of McKinley 
Day in January, 1912, when Mrs. Fanny E. Wheeler, chairman, and the 
Department Patriotic Aides entertained and also received congratulations. 

Committee meetings and other gatherings of interest have been held at 
headquarters the past year, where we have been pleased to greet many 
members and friends. The quarterly conferences with the Department 
Relief Committee have been occasions that will long be remembered, and 
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88 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

courtesies received. I am also indebted to Mrs. Florence Haynes, National 
Inspector, Mrs. Eleanore E. Brown, Department Chaplain, . Mrs. Rebecca 
A. Pickett, of the Department Executive Board, Mrs. Elizabeth E. Hay- 
ward, Past Department Chaplain, Mrs. Helen C. Mulford, National Aide, 
Miss Marianna Harding of Chatham, Department Aide, Mrs. R. Jennie 
Manning of Hopkinton, National Aide, Mrs. Mabelle H. Smith, of the Depart- 
ment Relief Committee, for kindnesses extended many times during the 
year. For flowers sent to brighten Headquarters and for the kindly acts of 
numerous friends I am grateful. 

I thank the Department President for the confidence reposed in me by 
my reappointment to this office and for all courtesies extended. To Mrs. 
Fannie M. Jones, our very able, conscientious and faithful Department 
Treasurer, I tender sincere thanks for many acts of kindness. 

SPECIAL GATHERINGS. 

It is always a pleasure to meet in social and public gatherings those who 
are banded together in the cause of patriotism, and the many invitations 
to attend receptions, anniversaries and meetings of County Associations are 
appreciated. Only a few of these courtesies could be accepted, but I 
had the pleasure of attending the reception given by Gen. Lander Corps 
No. 29 of Lynn in honor of our Department President, the joint anni- 
versary of Charles Russell Lowell Post 7 and Corps 28 of Boston, the 
anniversary of Abraham Lincoln Post 11 and Corps 39 of Charlestown, 
which was also a joint observance, the twenty-fifth anniversary of Corps 
80, Westboro, the tweiity-fifth anniversary of Corps 79, Brighton, and 
several other receptions and anniversaries. 

I enjoyed the Social Day under the auspices of Corps 174, South Fra- 
mingham; the banquet given the Massachusetts Union ex-Prisoners of War 
Association by Corps 16, Melrose, and the dedication of the new Grand 
Army Hall in Weymouth by Reynolds Post No. 58, G.A.R. 

It was a great privilege to participate in the institution of George A. 
Custer Corps No 155 of Millbury and to unite with other Department 
officers in extending a welcome to its members as workers in our grand 
organization. 

Respectfully submitted, in F., C. and L. 

MARY E. ELLIOT, 

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REPORT OF DEPARTMENT TREASURER. 



Boston, April 2, 1912. 
Mary E. Elliot, 

Department Secretary ^ W.R,C, 
Dear Madam: In accordance with Rules and Regulations I herewith 
submit a report of the financial transactions of my office for the year ending 
March 29, 1912. 

ACCOUNT CURRENT. 

Fannie M. Jones, Department Treasurer^ in account with 

Department Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps. 

Dr. 

Cash on hand. Soldiers' Home Fund, March 31, 1911 * $356.56 

" " " Department Relief Fund 1,200.19 

" " " Soldiers' Home Dormitory 137.59 

" " " Memorial Day (South) 14.00 

" " " Chelsea Relief 211.56 

" " " General Fund 1,559.71 



Total cash mall funds March 31, 1911 $3,479.61 

Rec'd for per capita tax, first quarter $1,493.20 

" second quarter 1,492.20 

" third quarter 1,481.50 

" fourth quarter 1,484.50 



Total received for per capita tax $5,951.40 

Rec'd for sale of supplies, first quarter $598.09 

" " " second quarter 240.02 

third quarter 509.35 

fourth quarter ..!,., 864.34 



Total received from sale of supplies $2,211.80 

Amount carried forward $11,642.81 



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THE 


Amount brought forward 


$11,642.81 
$588.46 


Rec'd donations for Department Relief Fund .... 


" interest for Department Relief Fund 


16.38 


'' for Soldiers^ Home Fund 


23.40 


*' donations for Soldiers' Home Dormitory . . . 


177.30 


" interest for Soldiers' Home Dormitory .... 


2.46 


" donations Memorial Day (South) 


10.00 


" '* Daughters of Veterans Memorial to 




Army Nurses 


136.50 


W.R.C. table at Sons of Veterans' 




Auxiliary Fair 


70.25 


" " Department Patriotic Aides of 1910 




for 1911 Convention 


77.00 


" balance on Fair Fund of 1910 


.80 


'* from sale of silk badges National Convention, 




1911 


52.25 


" donation from Corps for G.A.R. Fund .... 


515.00 


" " from Department Patriotic Aides of 




1911 for bronze tablet and Lincoln 




bust 


550.00 


" '* for Department Patriotic .work . . . 


10.00 


'' legacy from estate of Mary Jones 


2,000.00 


Total received for all funds 


.... $4,229.80 







Total receipts to be accounted for $15,872.61 

Cr, 

By expenditures first quarter $2,760.19 

" second quarter 2,412.74 

" third quarter 2,056.54 

" fourth quarter 1,995.61 



Total miscellaneous expenditures . 




$9,225.08 


expenditures Department Relief Fund 


$822.18 




'' Department Relief Fund, 






two beds in hospital . 


100.00 




" Soldiers' Home Dormi- 






tory 


208.00 




Chelsea Relief Fund . . 


78.95 





Amounts carried forward $1,209.13 $9,225.08 $15,872.61 



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Memorial to Army 








Nurses 


136.50 




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Sons of Veterans' Aux- 








iliary Fair 


70.25 




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Gift to Department of 








Massachusetts G.A.R. 


515.00 




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Lincoln Memorial, tablet 








and bust 

Total expenditures for funds . . 


550.00 








$2,480.88 




Total expenditures for the year . 
Balance to new accoimt .... 


.... 




$11,705.96 




$4,166.65 



Above balance, $4,166.65, is in the following funds: 

Balance Soldiers' Home Fund $379.96 

Department Rehef Fund . . 1,882.85 

" Soldiers' Home Dormitory Fund 109.35 

" Memorial Day (South) 24.00 

Chelsea Rehef 132.61 

General Fund 1,637.88 



Total cash in all funds, March 29, 1912 $4,166.65 

^ Bank Account. 

The balance, $4,166.65, is on hand as follows: 

FrankUn Savings Bank $379.96 

New England Trust Co 1,537.35 

North End Savings Bank 142.57 

National Security Bank 1,908.73 

Cash 198.04 



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92 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Soldiers' Home Fund (Care of 3 Dept. Rooms). 

Balance on hand March 31, 1911 $356.56 

Received, Franklm Savings Bank, interest 23.40 

Total receipts $379.96 

Balance, March 29, 1912 379.96 

Department Relief Fund. 

Balance on hand March 31, 1911 $1,200.19 

Received, Norfolk County Association $5.00 

Essex " " 10.00 

Suffolk " " ...... 5.00 

Middlesex " " 5.00 

Bristol " '' 5.00 

" from Corps 100.00 

" '' Department Aides 231.00 

" *' Assistant Inspectors 40.53 

'' friends 10.30 

** " Executive Board members 90.07 

" " Department Relief Committee ... 51.56 

" Helen R. Blackmar 25.00 

" Chase & Sanborn 10.00 

" New England Trust, interest 16.38 

" one half of legacy of Mary Jones' estate as 

voted by Department Council 1,000.00 

Received during the year $1,604.84 

Total receipts $2,805.03 

Total expenditures 922.18 

Balance, March 29, 1912 $1,882.85 

Soldiers' Home Dormitory. • 

Balance on hand March 31, 1911 $137.59 

Received from Corps $115.00 

** North End Savings Bank, interest .... 4.98 

" Soldiers' Home Aides for blankets .... 50.00 

" from members 9.78 

Received during the year $179.76 

Total receipts $317.35 

Total expended, as per bills rendered 208.00 

Balance, March 29, 1912 $109.35 



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Memorial Day in the South. 

Balance on hand March 31, 1911 $14.00 

Received from Corps 10.00 



Total receipts S24.00 

Balance on hand, March 29, 1912 S24.00 

Chelsea Reuef Fire Sufferers. 

Balance on hand, March 31, 1911 S211.56 

Expended 78.95 



Balance on hand, March 29, 1912 $132.61 



Daughters op Veterans' Memorial to Army Nurses. 

Received contributions from Corps $136.50 

Turned over to Lee, Higginson & Co., Trustees 136.50 

W.R.C. Table at Sons of Veterans Auxilury Fair. 

Received contributions from Corps $70.25 

Turned over to L. Edna Foss, Treasurer of Fair 70.25 



Expenditures for Quarter Ending June 30, 1911. 

National Treasurer, per capita tax, 14,932 members $298.64 

suppUes 344.38 

Past Department President, traveling exp>enses 12.49 

" " *' office expenses 5.95 

" " " board, room, carriage, etc.. Depart- 
ment Convention 8.32 

" " " taxicab to meet National President 3.50 

Department President Mrs. Libbey, traveling expenses .... 45.00 

'' '' '' '' office expenses 7.00 

" postage 3.25 

*' " " " exemplification expenses . . 10.00 

'' Secretary, salary 125.00 

'* " postage, miscellaneous 10.00 



Amount carried forward $873.53 



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94 THIBTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Amount brought forward $873.53 

Department Secretary, postage, Department General Orders No. 

1, National Circular Letter 5.20 
" " " Department General Orders No. 

2, Roster and flag program 5.49 
'* " " Department General Orders Nos. 

3 and 4, National No. 5 and 

Department Circular .... 6.86 
" • " " Department General Orders 

Nos. 5 and 6 5.19 

" " " 172 quarterly report blanks 

(sealed) 6.88 

" " 1 box pens 1.25 

" " express and messenger 1.30 

" " expenses Department Convention ... 3.68 

" " desk supplies 2.60 

" Treasurer, salary 125.00 

" " postage on supplies and receipts ... 15.50 

" " express on badges and flags .55 

" " desk supplies .65 

Department Patriotic Instructor, postage and traveling expenses 5.52 
Past Department Inspector Lefa Miller, expenses inspecting 

books .70 

Department Press Correspondent, postage on Circular Letter 1.72 
Carolyn R. Morse, member Department Executive Board, audit- 
ing books .30 

Nina B. Lovejoy, member Department Executive Board, audit- 
ing books 1.74 

Susie Burton, member Department Executive Board, auditing 

books 1.20 

Department Conmiander, gift for G.A.R 500.00 

M. E. Knowles, special work for Department Convention ... 5.00 
J. G. Corson, rent of Shawmut Church for Department Conven- 
tion and services of 2 janitors 110.00 

Salem Cadet Band, orchestra 25.00 

Atlantic Decorating Co., decorating church 35.00 

Percy L. Bryning, services as organist 10.00 

Schubert Quartette 25.00 

Boston Regalia Co., 1 large silk flag 25.00 

" " 14 silk flags (32 x 48), 2 stands and ballot 

balls 16.87 

Amount carried forward $1,816.73 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 95 

Amount brought forward $1,816.73 

S. M. Spencer, 2 silver plates for flags 7.00 

Annie E. Gilgan, typewriting reports for Convention 8.00 

John Carter & Co., typewriting paper .90 

Ehnnan Mann Co., 50 guest badges 4.60 

Nellie F. Libbey, Senior Vice-President, lunches for guests . . . 5.35 

G. A. and J. L. Damon, entertainment of National ofl&cers . . . 52.55 

Lizzie L. Johnson, services at church 4.00 

J. H. Sanders, 4 typewriter ribbons 2.00 

J. H. Sanders, 1 box pens 1.25 

Harriett A. Ralph, services as Assistant Secretary 10.00 

Lucie S. Bagley, pianist at Convention ' 5.00 

Past Department President Florence Haynes, testimonial ... * 35.00 

Obrion & Russell, bond for Department Treasurer 8.00 

Dorcas H. Lyman, chairman ReUef Conmiittee, testimonial . . 50.00 

Israel H. DeWolf 25.00 

NelUe Tracy, special work for Department Treasurer 5.00 

J. Newman & Sons, floral tributes 10.00 

Whitney Brothers, paper and twine 1.20 

Beetle & Maclean, 500 mailing tubes . . * 5.62 

DeWolf e Fiske Co., books presented to Commander-in-Chief 

Gihnan 15.00 

Dennison Manufacturing Co., 200 clasped envelopes 1.60 

" " " 1,000 seals for commissions . . . 2.50 

New England Publishing Co., nickel pathfinder .50 

J. W. Howard, 2 laurel wreaths (tributes to Mrs. Turner and 

Mrs. Barker) 5.00 

Annie P. Atwood, postage on commissions 12.73 

National Tribime, one year 1.00 

V. T. Wentworth, ofiice supplies 2.00 

Freeland-Loomis Co., rent 120.00 

Orifiith-Stillings Press, 72 ribbon badges for Convention . ... 11.75 

*' " invitations and envelopes 9.50 

" letter-heads 65.25 

'' 812 Rosters 130.00 

" General Orders Nos. 1, 2 and 5 .... 57.75 

" 75 cards .50 

" 200 envelopes, Laura I. Smith 2.00 

'' 200 envelopes, E. E. Brown 2.25 

" 825 Circular Letter No. 1 6.75 

P. Donovan, express 2.25 



Amount carried forward $2 505.53 



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96 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Amount broiight forward $2,505.53 

Boston Consolidated Gas Company . 1.00 

Hattie Howard, care of Headquarters 10.00 

J. K. Davison's Sons, 2 gold badges 27.00 

Jacobs, Whitcomb & Co., 1 large silk flag 25.00 

80 silk flags, 32 x 48, and 64 stands . 106.29 

" *' *' 8 silk flags, 32 x 48, unmounted . . . 8.00 

10 silk flags, 24 X 36, with holders . . 7.50 

" " " 8 cotton bunting flags 2.50 

" ** " 5 wool bunting flags 11.25 

" " " expressing .^ .85 

New England Telephone C6., telephone service . . 16.77 

G. H. & A. L. Nichols, General Orders No. 4 9.00 

3 Circular Letters 17.50 

- " " " 1,000 postals, printed 12.00 

Department Relief Fund 367.61 

Chelsea Fire Relief Fund 48.95 

$3,176.75 



Expenditures for Quarter Ending September 30, 1911. 

National Treasurer, per capita tax, 14,922 members $298.44 

" " suppUes 252.04 

Department President, traveling expenses 31.17 

" " expenses of exemplifications 18.83 

" " ofiice expenses 5.00 

ticket to Rochester 13.65 

" " express on trunk 3.00 

'* " parlor car chair, meals and incidentals 10.00 

" " room at Hotel Seneca and meals .... 17.50 

" " Headquarters Room 30.00 

" Junior Vice-President, attending Council meeting . 2.40 

" Secretary, salary 125.00 

*' " general postage 11.85 

" " postage on Department and National 

General Orders Nos. 6, 7 and 8 . . . 6.03 

" " postage on 79 Department Journals . . 8.69 

" " *' 59 Department Journals, boimd 8.85 

" National General Orders No. 1 

with password 4.35 

Amount carried forward $846.80 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 97 

Atnount brought forward $846.80 

Department Secretary, postage 170 quarterly report blanks, 

(sealed) 6.80 

ticket to Rochester 13.65 

" " parlor car chairs, meals, etc 7.25 

*' '* room and meals 18.50 

" ** express on trunk, etc 2.95 

" " desk supplies and expressing 3.40 

'* compiling Department Journal .... 40.00 

*' Treasurer, salary ' 125.00 

*' " postage on supplies 8.00 

'* *' " " 162 per capita tax receipts 3.24 

" " express on tubes from Whitman .35 

" " " " banner box, Rochester and 

return 1.55 

" Inspector, traveling expenses, exemplifications . . 25.34 

" '' postage on inspection blanks 2.50 

" Counselor, representing Department 7.49 

" Patriotic Instructor, representing Department . . 3.90 

*' " '* attending Council meeting . 1.00 

" " ** postage, envelopes, etc. . . . 3.36 

Nina B. Lovejoy, expenses attending Council meeting 1.74 

" " ^' '' auditing books ^ . . 1.74 

Susie Burton, '' '' " 1.20 

'' " " attending Council meeting 1.20 

" '' representing Department Barnstable County . 4.00 

S. E. Southwick, expenses attending Council meeting 4.06 

Hattie M. Tuttle, postage . .74 

Sarah E. Fuller, ticket to Rochester, voted by Council .... 15.65 

Florence Haynes, services assisting on Department Journal 25.00 
" " traveling expenses, assisting on Department 

Journal 14.60 

Mary E. Knowles, ribbon and car fares to cemetery (Turner 

Memorial) 1.00 

Nellie A. Tracy, special work for Department Treasurer .... 5.00 

" " " " " " " Secretary .... 9.50 

Annie P. Atwood, postage on Aides' Commission 8.58 

invitations to National reception . 2.00 

E. C. Mansfield, 500 stamped envelopes 10.72 

J. Newman & Sons, floral tributes 3.00 

Elmer Chickering, 2 photos, for badges 2.00 

Amount carried forward $1,232.81 



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98 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Amount brought forward $1,232.81 

Brown, Durrell & Co., 9 pieces of ribbon 20.72 

Pettingill, Andrews Co., electric fan 13.50 

Whitrfey Bros., paper and twine .75 

John Carter & Co., 5,000 envelopes, printed corner 8.00 

Blanchard Printing Co., 500 large envelopes 1.80 

Reliable Cleaning Co., cleaning windows .60 

Freeland-Loomis Co., rent 120.00 

Grifl&th-Stillings Press, partial payment Department Journal . . 850.00 

" " " 925 Department General Orders No. 6 . 33.25 

" " " 230 labels Department Journals .... 1.75 

'' 374 badges and half-tone 18.75 

" 289 cards, Mrs. Libbey 3.75 

" " " 259 invitations and envelopes 8.75 

" 90 details 2.75 

P. Donovan, expressing .35 

Hattie Howard, services at Headquarters 8.75 

J. K. Davison's Sons, 1 badge 6.75 

Jacobs, Whitcomb & Co., 23 silk flags, 32 x 48, 25 stands, 

and express 32.76 

Jacobs, Whitcomb & Co., 2 silk flags, 32 x 48, unmounted . . 2.00 

2 silk flags, 24 X 36, and holders . . 1.50 

" 12 silk flags, 16 x 24, unmounted . . 4.00 

New England Telephone Co., telephone service 17.45 

G. H. & A. L. Nichols, printing 500 Instructions 22.00 

Department Relief Fund 172.30 

Soldiers' Home Dormitory 22.20 

Daughters of Veterans' Memorial to Army Nurses (Lee Higginson 

& Co.) 107.00 

$2,714.24 



Expenditures for Quarter Ending December 31, 1911. 

National Treasurer, per capita tax, 14,815 members $296.30 

suppUes 132.70 

Department President, traveling expenses 70.00 

'* " office expenses 4.00 

'' postage 1.00 

'' Secretary, salary 125.00 

" " miscellaneous postage 12.25 

Amount carried forward $641.25 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 

Amount brought forward 



99. 
$641.25 



Department Secretary, representing Department at We3anouth .55 

" " expenses to Canton and return .... .30 
" " postage on Department and National 

General Orders 7.33 

" '' postage on quarterly report, blanks (sealed) 6.80 
'' " postage on Form L and Circular Letter 

No. 3 2.11 

J4 lb. rubber bands .65 

*' *' telegram and supplies .52 

" Treasurer, salary 125.00 

'^ " postage, per capita tax receipts ... 3.30 

'' " "on supplies and letters .... 15.00 

'* " car fares to Canton .45 

" " representing Department at South 

Braintree .60 

" ** telegram and express on supplies ... 1.55 
" Counselor, visiting Corps with Department Presi- 
dent 20.70 

" representing Department 2.40 

" Patriotic Instructor, representing Department Ply- 
mouth County Association 1.00 

*' Patriotic Instructor, flag for Lincoln School . . . 10.00 

postage 3.05 

Nina B. Love joy, expenses auditing books 1.74 

Susie Burton '* " " 1.20 

Hattie M. Tuttle, car fares 3.00 

Nellie A. Tracy, special work for Department Treasurer .... 5.00 

Amelia T. Brock, gift for reading 3.00 

J. Newman & Sons, floral tribute 3.00 

Whitney Bros,, wrapping paper and twine 1 .65 

H. H. Joy, printing cards for Auxiliary Fair notices 3.00 

Boston Ice Co., 6.00 

Walter Blake, care of ice 2.50 

Sam'l Ward Co., document envelopes and roll book for Conven- 
tion 2.26 

E. A. Stearns, floral tribute 3.00 

Annie P. Atwood, postage on commissions .52 

E. G. Scott, services at Headquarters 2.00 

Freeland-Loomis Co., rent 120.00 

Griffith-StiUings Press, balance on Department Journal ... 833.18 

Amount carried forward $1,833.61 



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THIRTY-^HIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 



^mount brought forward $1,833.61 

P. Donovan, expressing .70 

Boston Consolidated Gas Co 1.00 

Hattie Howard, services at Headquarters 9.75 

J. K. Davison's Sons, 3 gold badges 45.00 

Jacobs, Whitcomb & Co., 9 silk flags, 24 x 36, with holders . . 6.75 
" " " 7 silk flags, 32 x 48, unmounted ... 7.00 
" 72 silk flags, 32 x 48, 72 stands and ex- 
press 100.87 

" " 19 silk flags, 32 x 48, 5 staffs, 4 stands, 

11 brackets 23.61 

'' 1 cotton bunting flag .31 

New England Telephone Co., service 23.69 

G. H. and A. L. Nichols, 500 election certificates 4.25 

Department Relief Fund 178.29 

Soldiers' Home Dormitory 43.50 

Chelsea Fire Relief 20.00 

W.R.C. Table, Auxiliary Fair, Edna Foss, Treasurer 70.25 

$2,368.58 



Expenditures for Quarter Ending March 29, 1912. 



National Treasurer, per capita tax, 14,845 members $296.90 

supplies 356.85 

" " express on supplies 1.23 

Department President, traveling expenses 74.46 

" office expenses 15.67 

'' postage 2.00 

Junior Vice-President, expenses attending Council 

meeting 4.65 

Secretary, salary 125.00 

'* postage, National General Orders No. 4 4.45 
'* postage National General Orders Nos. 5 

and 6 * 4.62 

'' postage. Department General Orders No. 

8 4.22 

" postage, quarterly reports (sealed) . . . 6.84 

" '' credential cards and coupons . 6.02 

" " miscellaneous 9.50 

supphes 2.32 

Amount carried forward $914.73 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 101 

Amount hroxLght forward $914.73 

Department Treasurer, salary 125.00 

" " postage on per capita tax receipts ... 3.30 

" " " supplies and letters .... 13.80 

express on gold badges and supplies . . 4.20 

" Chaplain, expenses, ofl&cial work for the Department 6.90 

" Inspector, traveling expenses 41.82 

" Coimselor, traveling expenses on official work . . . 6.86 
" I. and I. Officer, traveling expenses instituting Corps 

155 2.00 

" Patriotic Instructor, representing Department at 

Hanover 1.00 

" Patriotic Instructor, postage on packages, etc. . . . 16.82 

" " " attending Coimcil meetings . . 1.30 

Nina Lovejoy, attending Council meeting 1.74 

Susie Burton, " " " 1.20 

'* " expenses auditing books 1.20 

Dorcas H Lyman, car fares, $16.52; office expenses, $11.60; post- 
age, $2.80 30.92 

Hattie M. Tuttle, postage 1.14 

" '' " carfares 2.10 

Marie C. Blake, '' '' 5.40 

Lucy Turner, *' '' 2.50 

EUa Long, . " " 6.00 

Mabelle Smith, '' '' 2.10 

Assistant Inspectors, car fares 82.01 

M. E. Knowles, special work for Department Treasurer ... 2.50 

Nellie Tracy, '' '^ " " " . . . . 5.00 

" " " Secretary .... 7.25 

M. Lizzie Bullock, '^ " " " "... 13.70 

Thorp & Martin, cash book 2.00 

Boston Gas Co., gas mantle and chimney .45 

Sun Publishing Co., printing. slips for Patriotic Instructor . . . 3.25 

Whitney Brothers, wrapping paper 1.00 

John Carter & Co., typewriting paper 3.00 

folio paper 9.70 

Smith Premier Typewriter Co., 1 typewriter and 1 old one in 

exchange 25.00 

Treworgy Publishing Co., 1 quart ink and 2 automatic ink stands 1.00 

Boston Regalia Co., ballot balls 1.00 

Annie P. Atwood, postage on invitations to Anniversary .... 3.00 

Amount carried forward $1,351.89 



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102 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Amount brought forward $1,351.89 

Brown, Durrell & Co., ribbon for badges 3.00 

Official committee's expenses to Corps 100 2.40 

O. H. Burleigh, insurance policy 10.62 

Freeland-Loomis, rent 120.00 

Griffith-Stillings Press, Department General Orders No. 8 . . . 29.75 

" " " 256 invitations and envelopes to Anniver- 
sary 7.50 

" " " 2,340 tickets with coupons 11.75 

P. Donovan, expressing 2.10 

Boston Consolidated Gas Co., 1.50 

Hattie Howard, services and feather duster 10.08 

J. K. Davison's Sons, gold badges 324.50 

Jacobs, Whitcomb & Co., 56 silk flags, 32 x 48, 50 stands, 

and express 77.15 

Jacobs, Whitcomb & Co., 1 dozen silk flags, 16 x 24, unmounted 4.00 

National Tribune 1.00 

New England Telephone Co 31.77 

G. and A. L. Nichols, postals and printing same 6.50 

National Security Bank, collecting check .10 

Department Relief 203.98 

Soldiers' Home Dormitory 142.30 

Chelsea Fire Relief 10.00 

Daughters of Veterans' Memorial to Army Nurses (Lee, Higginson 

&Co) 29.50 

Department of Massachusetts, G.A.R., gift 515.00 

Murdock, Reed Co., bronze tablet and Lincoln bust 550.00 



$3,446,39 



Supplies on Hand March 29, 1912. 

7 Gold Pins, 14 karat $16.45 

10 Bronze Pins 2.00 

1 Gold Charm 2.35 

5 RoUed Gold Pins 4.25 

1 RoUed Gold Charm .85 

3 Loyalty Pms 7.50 

23 Yards Badge Ribbon (Membership) 4.60 

18 Yards Badge Ribbon (Corps Officers) '' . . . 3.60 

10 Yards Badge Ribbon (Department Officers) 2.00 

Amount carried forward $43.60 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 103 

Amount brought forward $43.60 

7 Yards Badge Ribbon (National Officers) 1.40 

183 Emblems (Bronze, Silver and Gilt) 3.66 

82 Rituals 14.76 

15 Corps Service Books (paper covers) ' 1.50 

2 Department Service Books . .50 

25 Burial and Memorial Service 2.50 

132 Rules and Regulations 3.96 

417 Applications for Membership 2.09 

571 Invoice of Supplies to Corps 4.28 

289 Corps Members' Arrearage Blanks 1.16 

27 Sheet Music, Opening Ode 2.16 

20 Initiation March 3.00 

210 Ode Cards 2.10 

105 Discharge Cards . . . , 1.31 

90 Visiting Cards 1.12 

78 Transfer Cards (Corps) .98 

20 Transfer Cards (Department) .40 

2 Journals 1.40 

12 Ledgers 9.60 

1 Double Thick Ledger (for large Corps) 1.35 

11 Cash Books 8.80 

1 Roll Book .80 

19 Corps Secretaries' Order Books 7.60 

15 Corps Treasurers' Receipt Books 6.00 

7 Department Secretaries' Order Books 4.41 

6 Department Treasurers' Receipt Books 3.78 

10 General Order Files 5.50 

3 Letter Files 1.95 

1 Beath's Blue Book .88 

4 SmaU Electros (Badge) 1.00 

6 Electros (Flag and Eagle) 2.10 

2 Large Electros (Badge) .70 

3 Electros (Recognition Pin) .75 

12 Specimen Sheets of Ledger .36 

20 Specimen Sheets of Cash Book .60 

247 Corps Treasurers' Reports (Form W) 1.24 

15 Patriotic Primers * 2.25 

4 Independence Charts 1.00 

8 Oleographs (Origin and History Stars and Stripes) .... 2.00 

13 Mounted Oleographs (Origin and History) 3.90 

Amount carried forward $158.45 



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104 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Amount brought forward $158.45 

225 Membership and Officers' Badges 60.75 

4 Half-tone Engravings (Barker, Fuller, Turner, Elliot) . . . 12.00 
10 Department Histories 5.00 

1 Silk Flag, 32 X 48 1.15 

5 Flags, 16x24 1.70 

1 SmaU Silk Salute Flag, 8 x 12 .10 

208 Ballot Balls, Black or White 1.04 

5 Gavels 3.25 

117 Patriotic Selections 2.34 

10 Department Relief Order Books 8.10 

45 Empty Badge Boxes .90 

Total $254.78 

Assets. 

Supplies as per abstract $254.78 

Office Furniture, Portraits and Fixtures 350.00 

Cash on hand, Relief Fund 1,882.85 

Cash on hand. General Fund 2,283.80 

Total assets $4,771.43 

LIABILITIES, NONE. 

This year has been (as previous years) full of hard work, with few idle 
moments. It seems as if the duties increase year by year, but when one^s 
heart is in the work we soon forget the trying details and try to rise above 
them. 

The pace set by our Department President has not been a slow one, and 
the members have had plenty of work to do her bidding, so there has been 
activity along all hnes. 

Now that the Convention comes in April the expenses for the first quarter 
in the year are much less than any other quarter, thus leaving a larger sum 
in treasury than heretofore, but with the increased expense for Journals, 
Rosters, etc., during the past few years it is a problem as to what should be 
expended in a large charitable organization like ours. The Corps and mem- 
bers have responded nobly to the calls for the various funds, and our efficient 
Relief Committee have attended faithfully to the needs of our beneficiaries 
each week of the year. Great credit is due the Aides for the splendid work 
accomplished by them along many lines. 

I think there has been a decided improvement the past year in the quarterly 
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rections, and if they could be received on time, which should never be later 
than the fifth of the month, the hearty thanks of Department Secretary and 
Department Treasurer would be given to all Secretaries and Treasurers. 

I attended the National Convention at Rochester, and on my return, in 
company with Miss Elliot and others, spent a few days in Albany and New 
York City. The trip down the Hudson was delightful, with its varied scenery. 

I had the pleasure of installing the officers of Corps 69, Wakefield, and was 
remembered with a beautiful gift, which was greatly appreciated. Many 
invitations have been received to attend the various social functions, but it 
is only occasionally we can accept. I extend my thanks to the Department 
officers. Relief Committee, Auditing Committee and many friends who have 
brought fruit, flowers, etc., to Headquarters, and on many occasions have 
lent a helping hand when the days were all too short to accomplish all that 
was desired. Our President has always been bright and cheerful on her days 
at Headquarters, and I hope success will attend her the remainder of. her life. 

For Miss Elliot I can only speak words of praise for the many years' 
service she has given this Department, and I truly appreciate her friendship. 
The year has closed and I have tried to be faithful to the trust. 

" 'Tis better -to do with a will 
The duties that come one by one; 
'Tis better to say 
At the close of the day, 
I have tried to leave nothing undone.*' 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

FANNIE M. JONES, 

Department Treasurer. 



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REPORT OF DEPARTMENT CHAPLAIN. 



Nantucket, Mass., April 2, 1912. 
Miss Mary E. Eluot, 

Department Secretary^ WM,C. 

Madam: In compliance with the rules of our Order I have the honor to 
submit through you to the Thirty-third Annual Convention my report as 
Department Chaplain. 

The majority of the reports were sent in promptly, only a few having been 
received after my report had been forwarded to the National Chaplain. One 
report reached me late in July. 

It should be a matter of special interest to Corps Presidents to assist the 
Corps Chaplain in procuring the data for the report that should be in the 
Department Chaplain's hands not later than June 5. 

There is a marked improvement in the reports this year and I have noted 
with a feeling of pride the enthusiasm displayed in the general observance 
of our nation's Sabbath. 

From the reports sent me I herewith give the following statistics of the 
special work performed by the Corps: 

Edwin V. Sumner Corps No. 1 of Fitchburg. Four hundred and fifty-five 
graves decorated, 75 children taking part, including 15 Boy Scouts. Attended 
memorial services at the Normal School, where 200 pupils took part. Hon. 
A. S. Roe was the orator. 

Charles Beck Corps No. 2 of Cambridge. Two hundred and fourteen 
graves decorated, 30 children taking part, and a memorial service for the 
Sailor-Soldier Dead. 

John A. Hawes Corps No. 3, East Boston. Two hundred and forty graves 
decorated, 35 children taking part. Post and Corps united in memorial 
services for deceased members of the Post, in which Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller 
participated. A memorial service was held at Mrs. Mofifatt's grave for Army 
Nurses. 

Everett Peabody Corps No. 4, Georgetown. 'I\^o hundred and twenty- 
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for the Post. An entertainment by the school children and a Flag Drill by 
members of the Y. W. C. A. 

S. C. Lawrence Corps No. 5, Medford. Refreshments provided for the 
Post and a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. 

P. T. Wyman Corps No. 6, HoUiston. One hundred and seventy-six 
graves decorated, 25 children taking part. Corps held a service to the Un- 
known Dead, filled four large urns at the Monument with flowers, and served 
dinner to the Post, Sons of Veterans and Band. 

Fletcher Webster Corps No. 7, Brockton. Five hundred and twenty- 
eight graves decorated, 217 children taking part, and refreshments provided 
the Post. 

E. W. Pierce Corps No. 8, Middleboro. Three hundred and seventy-three 
graves decorated, 100 children taking part. Refreshments provided Post, 
also evergreen for wreaths. 

Maj. George L. Steams Corps No. 9, Charlestown. Six hundred and 
eighty graves decorated, 36 children assisting. Post and Corps escorted by 
Col. Fred B. Bogan Camp, Spanish War Veterans, and their Auxiliaries 
attended service at the First Baptist Church in the forenoon on Memorial 
Sunday; in the afternoon Post and Corps held services for Sailor-Soldier 
Dead on board U. S. Battleship New Jersey at the Navy Yard. Corps 
also assisted comrades in decorating graves and in the evening assisted by 
the Post and children held services for the Unknown Dead in the G.A.R. Hall. 

Theodore Winthrop Corps No. 10, Chelsea. Four hundred and fifty-six 
graves decorated, 20 children taking part. Refreshments furnished the Post, 
and expended $81.98; also prepared memorials for the Unknown -and Sailor- 
Soldier Dead. Rev. R. Perry Bush and Rev. Willis R. Hadley were our 
guests. 

George H. Ward Corps No. 11, Worcester. Fifteen hundred graves dec- 
orated, 850 children taking part. Sons of Veterans and Daughters of Vet- 
erans, also Spanish War Veterans, assisted Post and Corps Memorial Day. 
Refreshments were provided the Post. 

Ward Corps No. 12, Danvers. Two hundred and eighty-three graves 
decorated, 64 children taking part. Served a supper to Ward Post No. 90, 
Maple Cadets, Scouts and Citizens, about 250 people in all. The services 
Memorial Sunday and on Memorial Day were a grand success in every way. 



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D. Willard Robinson Corps No. 13, Norwell. Seventy-six graves dec- 
orated, 50 children taking part. Refreshments provided the Post. Fifty- 
three wreaths and 13 bouquets were made and 100 baskets filled. Placed 
22 flags in standards for the Veterans of 1812. 

E. K. Wilcox Corps No. 14, Springfield. Eight hundred and fifty-five 
graves decorated, 104 members taking part. Made wreaths for Sons of 
Veterans and Co. G, 2nd Reg., also decorated Army Nurses' graves. 

Col. Prescott No. 15, Ashland. Eighty-seven graves decorated, 298 
children taking part. Refreshments served Post and memorial prepared for 
the Unknown Dead. Mrs. Hosmer, a Corps member, visited the public 
schools in Brookfield on May 29 and talked to 106 children. 

U. S. Grant Corps No. 16, Melrose. One hundred and ninety-five graves 
decorated. Refreshments provided the Post and a memorial prepared for 
the Unknown Dead. Have completed the amount needed for a Memorial 
building in our city. 

Gen. Sedgwick Corps No. 17, Orange. Two hundred and thirty-four 
graves decorated, 68 children taking part. Refreshments furnished Post 
and a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. 

William L. Baker Corps No. 18, Northampton. Three hundred and 
eighty-six graves decorated, 301 children taking part. Refreshments pro- 
vided Post and a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. 

E. P. Wallace Corps 19, Amesbury. Three hundred graves decorated, 80 
children (High School BattaHon) taking part. Memorials prepared for the 
Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead. John A. Douglas Camp, Sons of Vet- 
erans, and Capt. John M. Petingill Camp, Spanish War Veterans, also 
assisted. 

Dahlgren Corps No. 20, South Boston. Six hundred graves decorated, 
75 children taking part, and memorials prepared for the Unknown and 
Sailor-Soldiel" Dead. 

Willard C. Kinsley Corps No. 21, Somerville. Sixty graves decorated, 75 
children taking part. A memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead and 
refreshments provided for Post. About sixty Corps members attended 
services Memorial evening. 

Lyon Corps No. 22, Westfield. Three hundred and twenty-five graves 
decorated, the Sons of Veterans assisting the comrades in this work. Willing 
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diers' graves. High School students under the direction of their Principal 
decorated the Soldiers^ Monument. Refreshments were served the com- 
rades and Sons of Veterans. 

John Goodwin, Jr., Corps No. 23, Marblehead. Five hundred and sixty- 
two graves decorated, 75 children taking part. Prepared memorial for the 
Unknown Dead and held services at the water side for our Sailor-Soldier 
Dead, in which we were assisted by the Post and Sons of Veterans. Placed 
flowers and markers on the graves of our deceased members and of one 
army nurse. 

Col. C. R. Mudge Corps No. 24, Merrimac. One himdred and seven 
graves decorated, 23 children taking part. Memorials prepared for the 
Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead and refreshments provided for the Post. 

F. P. H. Rogers Corps No. 25, Waltham. Three hundred and forty graves 
decorated, 28 members taking part on Memorial Day. Memorials prepared 
for the Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead. The local military societies, 
city officials. Sons of Veterans, Daughters of Veterans and platoon of police 
acted as escort to the Post. Corps made 160 boutonni^res, 300 bouquets, one 
anchor, floral basket for Mother Stickney, President of Ladies' Aid of Wal- 
tham in 1861, and made a pillow for an army nurse. 

A. W. Bartlett Corps No. 26, Newburyport. Six hundred and seventy-six 
graves decorated. Memorials prepared for the Unknown and Sailor-Soldier 
Dead. Appropriate services were held at the bridge, in which Post and Sons 
of Veterans assisted. A great-granddaughter of a Post Commander gave a 
recitation appropriate for the day. 

WiUiam H. Smart Corps No. 27, Cambridge. Two hundred graves dec- 
orated, 60 children taking part. Tent 4, Daughters of Veterans, provided 
buttonhole bouquets for Post members. The Corps gave the Post $10 
and provided a collation for the children. Memorials were prepared for the 
Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead, 19 children taking part in the service 
for the Unknown Dead. Mayor Barry addressed the children. 

Charles Russell Lowell Corps No. 28, Boston Seven hundred and forty- 
six graves decorated, 10 children taking part. Prepared a memorial for the 
Unknown Dead. 

Gen. Lander Corps No. 29, Lynn. One thousand and seven graves dec- 
orated, 300 children taking part. Memorials prepared for the Unknown and 
Sailor-Soldier Dead. Refreshments were provided for Post. A bronze tablet 
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address was by Mrs. Eliza F. Stiles. Commander William Webber appro- 
priately responded. 

John H. Chipman Corps No. 30, Beverly. Four himdred and twenty-nine 
graves decorated, 56 children taking part. Prepared memorial for the 
Unknown Dead. The city provided the money for Memorial Day expenses. 
A dinner was served the Post and guests by the ladies of the parish at the 
chapel. The Ladies^ Naval Veteran Association of Salem held a beautiful 
service for the Sailor-Soldier Dead at Salem Willows. 

Charles H. Stevens Corps No. 31, Leominster. Two hundred and eighty 
graves decorated, 2,250 children taking part. A dinner and supper served 
the Post. May 29 a memorial service was held by the Corps for its deceased 
members. Sixty-one graves were decorated. 

Charles D. Sanford Corps No. 32, North Adams. Thi-ee hundred and ten 
graves decorated, 80 children taking part. A memorial prepared for the 
Unknown Dead, and refreshments provided the Post. 

James A. Garfield Corps No. 33, Lowell. One thousand seven hundred and 
fourteen graves decorated, 125 children taking part. The Post also dec- 
orated 29 graves in Tyngsboro. A memorial was prepared for the Unknown 
Dead. Dinner served the Post and guests. 

Phil. H. Sheridan Corps No. 34, Salem. One thousand four hundred and 
two graves decorated, 75 children taking part. A memorial was prepared for 
the Unknown Dead. Refreshments served the Post. Memorial exercises 
were held at the schools and many members attended. 

Timothy Ingraham Corps No. 35, Hyde Park. Eighty-eight graves dec- 
orated, 100 children taking part. A memorial prepared for the Unknown 
Dead, and refreshments provided the Post. A beautiful monument was 
dedicated in Fair View Cemetery in honor of those who gave their lives on 
land and sea to save their country. The services were very impressive. 

E. A. Andrews Corps No. 36, Shrewsbury. Eighty-four graves decorated, 
150 children taking part. A memorial was prepared for the Unknown Dead, 
also for the Sailor-Soldier Dead. Refreshments were provided the Post. 

W. W. Rockwell Corps No. 37, Pittsfield. Three hundred and eighty-four 
graves decorated, 1,400 children taking part. Memorials prepared for the 
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Gen. Kilpatrick Corps No. 38, Holyoke. Two hundred and seventy- 
eight graves decorated, a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead, and 
refreshments served the Post. 

Abraham Lincohi Corps No. 39, Charlestown. One hundred graves dec- 
orated, a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead, and refreshments pro- 
vided the Post. Memorial Day evening the Corps attended in a body the 
services held annually by Abraham Lincoln Post No. 11. 

James A. Perkins Corps No. 40, Everett. Three hundred and forty-two 
graves decorated, a tribute prepared for the Sailor-Soldier Dead, and refresh- 
ments served the Post; also a service was held for the Sailor-Soldier Dead 
at Chelsea Yacht Club June 11. 

E. P. Carpenter Corps No. 41, Foxboro. One hundred and sixty graves 
decorated, 175 children taking part. A memorial was prepared for the 
Unknown Dead, and refreshments provided the Post. A monument to the 
Unknown was unveiled by Miss Frances Palmer Bemis. 

Gen. James Appleton Corps No. 42, Ipswich. Two hundred and twenty 
eight graves decorated, memorials prepared for the Unknown and Sailor- 
Soldier Dead, and refreshments provided the Post. 

Francis Gould Corps No. 43, Arhngton. Forty-three graves decorated, 
270 children taking part. Memorials were prepared for the Unknown and 
Sailor-Soldier Dead, and refreshments served the Post. * 

David Church Corps No. 44, Marshfield. Eighty-seven graves decorated^ 
40 children taking part. Memorials prepared for the Unknown and Sailor- 
Soldier Dead, and refreshments served the Post. 

William A. Streeter Corps No. 45, Attleboro. One hundred and eighty-two 
graves decorated, 480 children assisting. Memorials prepared for the 
Unknown Dead. Dinner was served in State Armory. Services were 
beautiful and very impressive. 

Gen. E. W. Hincks Corps No. 46, Saugus. One hundred and forty-seven 
graves decorated, 100 children taking part. Memorials were prepared for the 
Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead, and refreshments served the Post. The 
town provides the money for expenses for Memorial Day. 

Justin Dimick Corps No. 47, East Bridgewater. Ninety graves decorated, 
75 children taking part. A memorial was prepared for the Unknown Dead, 
and dinner served the Post, band and invited guests. The President read 
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H. S. Greenleaf Corps No. 48, Colerain. One hundred and twenty-five 
graves decorated, 30 children taking part. Refreshments were provided for 
the Post. 

George S. Boutwell Corps No. 49, Ayer. One hundred and forty-nine 
graves decorated, 100 children taking part. Made 125 bouquets, 40 wreaths, 
19 pieces, 50 buttonhole bouquets, 35 crosses, and provided refreshments 
for Post. 

Union Corps No. 50, Peabody. Two hundred and twenty-three graves 
decorated, 220 children taking part. In West Peabody 70 children assisted 
in decorating graves and in the exercises under the direction of Corps 
Patriotic Instructor Mary O'Donell. 

J. C. Freeman Corps No. 51, Provincetown. Seventy-five graves dec- 
orated. A tribute prepared for the Sailor-Soldier Dead, and refreshments 
provided for the Post. 

A. B. Randall Corps No. 52, Eastondale. Sixteen cemeteries visited and 
208 graves decorated. Twenty-one schoolboys, Sons of Veterans and band 
acted as escort to the Comrades. Exercises were held at Monument and 
in Town Hall. 

Willia^ Logan Rodman Corps No. 53, New Bedford. One thousand one 
hundred and seventeen graves decorated, 75 children assisting. A badge 
made of red, white and blue immortelles for the Unknown Dead, and dinner 
was served the Post. 

E. Brigham Piper Corps No. 54, Walpole. Seventy-two graves decorated, 
50 children taking part. Refreshments served the Post and memorials pre- 
pared for the Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead. 

Needham Corps No. 55, Lawrence. Eight hundred and ninety graves 
decorated, 250 boys assisting, and memorials prepared for the Unknown and 
Sailor-Soldier Dead. 

Ozro Miller Corps No. 56, Shelburne Falls. One hundred and ten graves 
decorated, eight children taking part. Refreshments provided the Post and 
memorial for the Unknown Dead. 

Edwin E. Day Corps No. 57, Greenfield. One hundred and sixty-eight 
graves decorated, 100 children taking part. Refreshments were provided 
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George C. Strong Corps No. 58, Easthampton. Seven hundred and eighty- 
seven graves decorated, a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead, and 
refreshments provided the Post. 

Isaac B. Patten Corps No. 59, Watertown. Three hundred and ten 
graves decorated, 40 children taking part, a memorial for the Unknown Dead 
prepared, and refreshments served the Post. A veteran of eighty years sang 
a solo; his voice, notwithstanding his age, still rings true. 

Edwin Humphrey Corps No. 60, Hingham. Two hundred and thirty-two 
graves decorated, 150 children taking part, memorials prepared for the Un- 
known and Sailor-Soldier Dead, and refreshments served the Post. 

John Rogers Corps No. 61, Mansfield. One hundred and fourteen graves 
decorated, 167 children taking part. Memorials prepared for the Unknown 
and Sailor-Soldier Dead, and refreshments served the Post. 

Isaac Davis Corps No. 62, West Acton. Three hundred and ninety-five 
graves decorated. Forty school children gave valuable assistance in the 
memorial exercises. Address given on *' Triumphant Heroism" by Past 
Department Chaplain, G.A.R., Rev. G. E. Lovejoy. Memorials for the 
Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead were prepared, and refreshments served 
to Post. 

Thomas G. Stevenson Corps No. 63, Roxbury. Eight hundred and twenty- 
five graves decorated, 6 children and 77 members taking part. Refresh- 
ments were served the Post, and memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. 

Manton E. Taft Corps No. 64, Turners Falls. Sixty-three graves dec- 
orated, including those at Gill, where memorial services were held, as is our 
custom. A dinner was served Corps and Post. 

J. P. Gould Corps No. 65, Stoneham. Two hundred and eighty-eight 
graves decorated. Refreshments served Post, and memorials prepared 
for the Unknown Dead. 

P. Stearns Davis Corps No. 66, East Cambridge. Two hundred and 
sixty-seven graves decorated, 40 members taking part on Memorial Day. 

Robert A. Bell Corps No. 67, Boston. One hundred and twenty-five 
graves decorated, 260 children taking part. A memorial prepared for the 
Unknown Dead, and a collation served the Post. Memorial services were 
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Benjamin Stone, Jr., Corps No. 68, Dorchester. Six hundred and thirty 
graves decorated, a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead, and refresh- 
ments served the Post. , 

H. M. Warren Corps No. 69, Wakefield. Three hundred and seventy-six 
graves decorated, many children assisting. The local mihtia, Spanish War 
Veterans, pohce, Relief Corps, Sons of Veterans and High School Cadets 
joined in the good work. Memorials were prepared for the Unknown Dead 
and Apny Nurses. Twelve High School girls placed flowers at the Soldiers' 
Monument. 

Clara Barton Corps No. 70, Warren. Sixty-nine graves decorated, 124 
children assisting; also the "Knights of King Arthur" boys acted as escort to 
the Post. Refreshments were provided Post, and a memorial prepared for the 
Unknown Dead. 

Malcolm Ammidown Corps No. 71, Southbridge. One hundred and 
thirty-four graves decorated, 200 children taking part. A memorial prepared 
for the Unknown Dead, and refreshments served the Post. 

Major E. F. Fletcher Corps No. 72, Milford. Four hundred and sixteen 
graves decorated, 50 children assisting. Memorial prepared for the Unknown 
Dead, and refreshments served the Post. 

Joe Johnson Corps No. 73, Northboro. Eighty-five graves decorated, 30 
children taking part. A memorial was prepared for the Unknown Dead, 
and refreshments served the Post. Memorial services were held in Town 
Hall May 29, one hundred and seventy-four children, under the direction 
of the School Superintendent, taking part. 

George H. Maintien Corps No. 74, Plainville. One hundred and ninety- 
two graves decorated, 275 children assisting. A memorial was prepared for 
the Unknown Dead, dinner served the Post and guests, about 250 in all. 

B. F. Butler Corps No. 75, Lowell. Seven hundred and sixty-four graves 
decorated, and refreshments served the Post. The memorial services were 
very impressive and were attended in large numbers by Post and Corps. 
Glowing tributes were given the Comrades by the mayor and clergy. 

L. L. Merrick Corps No. 76, Palmer. One hundred and thirty graves 
decorated, 540 children assisting. During line of inarch at the cemetery these 
children formed at each side of the gate. The Comrades and Sons of Vet- 
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Col. Allen Corps No. 77, Gloucester. Three hundred and sixty-seven 
graves decorated, 205 children taking part. Sons of Veterans also assisted 
in the work. Refreshments were provided the Post. 

George K. Bird Corps No. 78, Norwood. Seventy-five graves decorated. 
The Sons of Veterans and Boys' Brigade acted as escort to the Post. A 
memorial was prepaj'ed for the Unknown Dead, and a dinner served Post and 



Francis Washburn Corps No. 79, Brighton. Two hundred graves dec- 
orated, 100 children taking part. Refreshments were served the Post. The 
members show continued interest, 90 taking part Memorial Day. 

Arthur G. Biscoe Corps No. 80, Westboro. One hundred and sixty-one 
graves decorated, 150 children taking part. A memorial was prepared and 
service held for the Unknown Dead at Monument. Served dinner for Post 
and guests. 

E. J. Griggs Corps No. 81, Belchertown. Forty-nine graves decorated, 
100 children taking- part. A memorial was prepared for the Unknown Dead; 
also placed flags on 26 graves in the old cemetery. 

Hubbard V. Smith Cbrps No. 82, Athol. One hundred and six graves 
decorated, 50 children taking part. Memorials prepared for Unknown and 
Sailor-Soldier Dead, and refreshments provided Post. 

E. S. Clark Corps No. 83, Groton. Seventy-seven graves decorated and 
150 Students of Groton School participating. Refreshments were served 
the Post. 

Burbank Corps No. 84, Wobum. Three hundred and eighty-seven graves 
■decorated, 150 children taking part. Memorials were prepared for the 
Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead, and refreshments provided for the Post. 
The city appropriates $300 for the two Posts for Memorial Day. A new 
flag was presented Post 33 by the Corps and was unfurled by the President 
on the morning of Memorial Day. 

Galen Orr Corps No. 85, Needham. Sixty-eight graves decorated, 200 
•children taking part. A memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead, and 
refreshments provided for Post. 

Thomas M. Gardner Corps No. 86, Nantucket. One hundred and thirty- 
height graves decorated, 160 children taking part. Memorials were prepared for 
the Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead. Collation served the comrades and 
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pressive service at the water front for the Sailor-Soldier Dead, the High 
School Orchestra, with their director, acting as escort. A young High School 
girl gave the Bugle Call and at the end of the full Ritualistic service sounded 
Taps. May 26 a program was given at the Athletic Club, in which 400 pupils 
of the public schools assisted. Memorial services from beginning to end 
were a complete success. 

Charles Sumner Corps No. 87, Groveland. One hundred and fifty-two 
graves decorated, 20 children taking part. Memorials were prepared for 
the Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead, and refreshments served the Post. 

Friedrich Hecker Corps No. 88, Boston. Five hundred graves decorated 
by Post, Sons of Veterans and Daughters of Veterans. Mrs. E. Clough, 
daughter of a veteran, gave a recitation at the graves. A volley was fired 
and Taps sounded. 

Franklin Corps Xo. 89, Franklin. One hundred and forty graves dec- 
orated, 200/Children taking part. Memorials were prepared for the Unknown 
and Sailor-Soldier Dead; refreshments provided the Post. 

D. G. Farragut Corps No. 90, Gardner. One hundred and seventy-one 
graves decorated, 25 children taking part. A memorial was prepared for 
the Unknown Dead, and dinner was served to 141 people. The Corps held 
services at the Monument for the Unknown Dead, prepared a tribute to 
Army Nurses, also all the decorations for the Monument, and assisted the 
Post and Sons of Veterans. 

Armstrong Corps No. 92, Montague. One hundred and ten graves dec- 
orated, 72 children taking part. Refreshments provided the Post. 

Preston Corps No. 93, Beverly Farms. Twenty-three graves decorated, 
70 children taking part. Memorials prepared for the Unknown and Sailor- 
Soldier Dead. 

Gen. Sylvanus Thayer Corps No. 94, South Braintree. Ninety-three graves 
decorated, a memorial prepared and regular service held for the Unknown 
Dead. Refreshments were provided Post. 

R. A. Pierce Corps No. 95, New Bedford. One thousand one hundred and 
seventeen graves decorated, 50 children taking part. Prepared a 
memorial for the Unknown Dead and attended services at the Monument. 
Served dinner to the Post, Sons of Veterans and the Boys' Brigade. 
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Maj. How Corps* No. 96, Haverhill. Eight hundred and twenty-eight 
graves decorated, 23 children taking part. Corps served a dinner to the Post 
and united with them in the ceremonies of the day. 

Gen. George G. Meade Corps No. 97, Lexington. Sixty-eight graves dec- 
orated, 125 children taking part. Memorial prepared for the Unknown 
Dead, also buttonhole bouquets for Post and associate members. Served 
dinner to Post and children. 

Francis A. Clary Corps No. 98, Conway. Thirty-eight graves decorated, 
a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead, and refreshments provided the 
Post. On Monday before Memorial Day over a hundred school children 
took part in exercises at the Town Hall, consisting of recitations, marches 
and Flag DriU. 

A. St. John Chambr^ Corps No. 99, Stoughton. One hundred and seventy- 
five graves decorated, 30 members taking part on Memorial Day. Prepared 
memorial for the Unknown Dead, and served Post with refreshments. 

Revere Corps No. 100, Canton. One hundred and ninety-two graves dec- 
orated, 50 children taking part. Refreshments were provided the Post. 

Gilman C. Parker Corps No. 101, Winchendon. One hundred and thirty- 
eight graves decorated, 804 children taking part. Tributes were prepared 
for the Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead. A beautiful monument has been 
erected to the Unretumed. 

Rejoiolds Corps No. 102, Weymouth. Four hundred and seventy-five 
graves decorated, 440 children taking part. A number of baskets were filled 
with flowers, also a large number of wreaths made. Provided dinner for 
Post and guests — about 188. 

Paul Revere Corps No. 103, Quincy. Four himdred and fifty graves dec- 
orated. Tributes were prepared for the Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead. 
Services were held at the water front May 27, in which 52 children took part, 
under the direction of Miss Ella Hayden. Corps presented Post $24 which 
they had collected. 

Charles W. Carroll Corps No. 104, Dedham. One hundred and fifty-two 
graves decorated, 90 children taking part. Memorial prepared for the 
Unknown* Dead, and refreshments provided for Post. 

J. Orson Fiske Corps No. 105, Upton. One hundred graves decorated. 
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Corps members and 122 children. Tributes were prepared for the Unknown 
Dead and an army nurse. 

Richard Borden Corps No. 106, Fall River. Nine hundred graves dec- 
orated, 1,400 children assisting. The Corps furnished 1 anchor, 1 cross, 1 
crescent, 3 baskets, 3 pillows, 2 anchors with star, 92 wreaths, 1 star, 1 shield, 
1 flag of immortelles, 1 wreath and standard, 3 yards of green and 1,574 
bouquets; provided refreshments for Post. 

James H. Sargent Corps No. 107, West Medway. One hundred and 
eighty-five graves decorated, 75 children taking part. Memorial prepared 
for Unknown Dead; provided refreshments for Post. 

McPherson Corps No. 108, Abington. One hundred and forty-five graves 
decorated, 19 children taking part. Prepared memorial for tjnknown Dead; 
served refreshments to Post. 

C. L. Chandler Corps No. 109, Brookline. Three hundred and eighty-four 
graves decorated. At the service for the Unknown Dead a beautiful wreath 
was presented to Commander of C. L. Chandler Post No. 143 to be placed 
on Soldiers' Monument, Walnut Hills Cemetery, in behalf of the Chaplain 
of Lizabeth A. Turner Tent No. 36, Daughters of Veterans. 

Capt. Horace Niles Corps No. 110, Randolph. Two hundred and sixty- 
five graves decorated, 75 children taking part. In the parade were 40 pupils 
of the Deaf and Dumb School, the Norway Cadets, and they made a splendid 
appearance among the 125 Veterans and Sons of Veterans. Tributes were 
prepared for the Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead. 

Joseph E. Simmons Corps No. Ill, Pembroke. Ninety-four graves dec- 
orated. Dinner was served in G.A.R. Hall to Post, Corps, Sons of Veterans 
and invited guests. Services were held at Monument by W.R.C. and 
Sons of Veterans. 

Ericsson Corps No. 112, Templeton, 16 children taking part, a memorial 
prepared for the Unknown Dead. Refreshments were provided the Post. 
Memorial services were held in all the schools the Friday before Memorial 
Day. 

Joseph P. Rice Corps No. 113, Westminster. Eighty-two graves dec- 
orated, 82 children taking part. Refreshments were provided the Post. A 
memorial was prepared for the Unknown Dead. 

0. H. P. Sargent Corps No. 114, Essex. Eighty-six graves decorated, 125 
children taking part. Evergreen provided by Post for over 100 wreaths. 



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Dinner was served Post and band; a memorial prepared for the Unknown 
Dead. 

J. W. Lawton Corps No. 115, Ware. One hundred and sixty-two graves 
decorated, 34 children taking part. Memorial prepared for the Unknown 
Dead; refreshments served the Post. 

Edwin M. Stanton Corps No. 116, Amherst. Three hundred and fifty 
graves decorated, 150 children taking part. The Mason Tyler Camp, Sons 
of Veterans, escorted the Post and assisted in decorating the graves. The 
procession was led by the College band, whose bugler sounded Taps. The 
Auxiliary of the Sons of Veterans aided the Corps in their duties of the day. 

Prentiss M. Whiting Corps No. 117, North Attleboro. One hundred and 
eighteen graves decorated and refreshments served the Post. 

Nathaniel Lyon Corps No. 118, Webster. Two hundred and twenty-nine 
graves decorated, 20 children taking part. A memorial was prepared for 
the Unknown Dead. Refreshments were served the Post. 

Allen Corps No. 119, Manchester. One hundred and five graves dec- 
orated, 150 children taking part. Tributes were prepared for the Unknown 
and Sailor-Soldier Dead. Supper was provided the Post and friends — about 
150. 

William H. Bartlett Corps No. 120, Taunton. Six hundred and forty 
graves decorated and a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. A dinner 
was served Post. 

George W. Perry Corps No. 121, Scituate. One hundred and fifteen graves 
decorated, 80 children taking part. Memorial prepared for the Unknown 
Dead, and refreshments provided Post. 

Gen. James L. Bates Corps No. 122, Swampscott. Seventy-three graves 
decorated, memorials prepared for the Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead; 
refreshments provided the Post. 

C. M. Packard Corps No. 123, Avon. Forty-eight graves decorated, 
26 members taking part; dinner served the Post. 

Collingwood Corps No. 124, Plymouth. Three hundred and thirty-seven 
graves decorated. The Corps attended the Sabbath memorial services in 
a body with Post, Sons of Veterans and Ladies' Auxihary. Memorial Day 
was observed in an impressive manner. Addresses at the cemetery and 
Soldiers' Monument. 



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F. A. Stearns Corps No. 125, Spencer. One hundred and forty-one graves 
decorated, 50 children taking part. A memorial was prepared for the Un- 
known Dead, and refreshments provided the Post. 

William B. Eaton Corps No. 126, Revere. Twenty-eight graves dec- 
orated, 15 children taking part. Prepared a memorial for the Unknown 
Dead, and provided refreshments for the Post. 

Gen. William F. Bartlett Corps No. 127, Andover. Three hundred and 
eleven graves decorated. A large number attended Memorial Day exercises, 
which consisted of an address by Professor Forbes, and singing by a large 
chorus of Grammar School pupils. 

Veteran Corps No. 128, Reading. One hundred and eighty-two graves 
decorated, 160 children taking part. There were 27 Sons of Veterans present, 
also 20 Spanish War Veterans. 

Berkshire Corps No. 129, Pittsfield. Three hundred and eighty-four graves 
decorated, 1,400 children taking part. Refreshments were provided the Post. 
Memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. 

J. Arthur Johnson Corps No. 130, Sturbridge. Sixty-nine graves dec- 
orated, 75 children assisting in the work of preparing evergreen for wreaths 
and bouquets. The Corps held a service for the Unknown Dead at their 
"Urn." Dinner was served the Post. Considering the small membership 
of Post and Corps we feel we shall remember this day with great satisfaction. 

Cyrus M. Wheaton Corps No. 131, Somerset. Ninety-six graves dec- 
orated, 160 children taking part. Memorials were prepared for the Unknown 
and Sailor-Soldier Dead. Provided refreshments for the Post. 

Charles Chipman Corps No. 132, Sandwich. Eighty-three graves dec- 
orated, 175 children taking part. The dedication of the Soldiers' Monument 
by Post 132 was the principal event of the day. The unveiling of the Monu- 
ment by the Secretary of Corps 132, Miss Nettie Smith, and singing by 
the school children was a beautiful feature of the dedication. 

A. B. R. Sprague Corps No. 133, Grafton. One hundred and seventy- 
eight graves decorated. Prepared tributes for the Unknown and Sailor- 
Soldier Dead. Served dinner to the Post and friends, and made 200 wreaths. 

Henry Clay Wade Corps No. 134, Oak Bluffs. Ninety-eight graves dec- 
orated, 404 children taking part. Corps attended in a body Sunday memorial 
services; on Memorial Day attended with Post services in Methodist Episcopal 
Church. Rev. Lewis C. Buckshorn of Vineyard Haven was the orator of 



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the day. Later the Corps, Post, associate members and guests retired 
to G.A.R. Hall, where there were fine patriotic speeches by Post members 
from Edgartown, Vineyard Haven and other parts of the island, interspersed 
with patriotic songs. 

Charles C. Smith Corps No. 135, South Hadley Falls. Ninety-nine graves 
decorated, 705 children assisting in the work. Three hundred Mt. Holyoke 
College students with the faculty were escorted to the Soldiers' Monument 
by the Post. 

David A. Russell Corps No. 136, Whitman. One hundred and ninety-four 
graves decorated, 1,284 children taking part. Post and Corps attended 
Simday memorial services at the Baptist church. Address by Rev. Frank S. 
Jones. 

Hartsuff Corps No. 137, Rockland. Two hundred and thirty-six graves 
decorated. Twenty-four girls and eighteen boys marched to Mt. Pleasant 
Cemetery, three children taking part in exercises after dinner. 

C. C. Phillips Corps No. 138, Hopkinton. Two hundred and ten graves 
decorated, 75 children taking part. Memorials were prepared for the Un- 
known and Sailor-Soldier Dead. Refreshments were provided for Post. 

Theron E. Hall Corps No. 140, Holden. Eighty-nine graves decorated. 
Refreshments were provided for Post, and tributes prepared for the Un- 
known and Sailor-Soldier Dead. 

Frank D. Hammond Corps No. 141, South Chatham. Two hundred and 
forty-eight graves decorated, 11 children taking part, and refreshments 
were provided for Post. 

B. F. Jones Corps No. 142, Falmouth. Fifty-eight graves decorated. 
Seventy-five children marched to cemetery, carrying flags and flowers. Me- 
morials were prepared for the Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead. 

William Wadsworth Corps No. 143, Duxbury. One hundred and sixty-one 
graves decorated, 84 children assisting. Corps made 154 wreaths, and served 
dinner to the Post. 

Joseph E. Wilder Corps No. 144, Hanover. One hundred and fourteen 
graves decorated. A memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead, and refresh- 
ments were served the Post. 

Marcus Keep Corps No. 145, Monson. One hundred and nine graves 
decorated, 35 children taking part. Refreshments were provided for the Post, 
and a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. 



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T. L. Bonney Corps No. 146, Hanson. Sixty-nine graves decorated, 50 
children taking part. A memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. 

Huntington F. Wolcott Corps No. 147, Milton. Two hundred and five 
graves decorated, 8 children assisting. Memorials were prepared for the 
Unknown and Sailor-Soldier Dead. 

Charles Devens Corps No. 148, Oxford. One hundred and two graves 
decorated, 100 children assisting, and refreshments provided for the Post. 

Scott Bradley Corps No. 149, Lee. Two hundred and one graves dec- 
orated, 130 children taking part. Refreshments were provided for the Post 
and a memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. Post also went to Lenox 
and took part in the exercises there. 

George C. Marshall Corps No. 150, Rutland. Fifty-four graves decorated, 
200 children taking part, and provided refreshments for the Post. 

Gen. William T. Sherman Corps I^o. 151, Wareham. One hundred and 
seventy-five graves decorated, 160 taking part. Refreshments were pro- 
vided for the Post, and a tribute prepared for the Sailor-Soldier Dead. 

George H. Thomas Corps No. 152, Leicester. Eighty-nine graves, includ- 
ing the graves of 4 Spanish War Veterans, were decorated, 330 children 
assisting in the work. Refreshments were provided for Post, Corps and 
guests. Wreaths, potted plants and flowers were placed on the graves. May 
29 exercises were held at the Academy and Grammar Schools. 

H. H. Legge Corps No. 153, Uxbridge. Ninety-six graves decorated. A 
memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead, and refreshments were provided 
for Post. 

Ezra Batcheller Corps No. 154, North Brookfield. One hundred and 
seventeen graves decorated, 27 children assisting. Refreshments were pro- 
vided for the Post. A memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. 

E. B. Nye Corps No. 156, Bourne. Seventy-one graves decorated, 50 
children taking part. Post and Corps attended the dedication of the Soldiers' 
and Sailors' Monument at Sandwich. 

Boston Corps No. 157, Jamaica Plain. Post and Corps attended in a body 
memorial exercises on Memorial Sunday and Memorial Day. Post provided 
the collation. 



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Mountain Miller Corps No. 158, Plainfield. Fifteen graves decorated, 16 
children assisting. A collation served the Post, and a memorial prepared for 
the Unknown Dead. 

Samuel Sibley Corps No. 159, East Douglass. One hundred graves dec- 
orated, 20 children taking part in services at the Monument; seventy-five 
children at the cemetery. The Corps served dinner to about 250 people 
— the Post, Corps, Sons of Veterans and invited guests. 

George E. Sayles Corps No. 160, Adams. One hundred and forty-two 
graves decorated with potted plants furnished by the Sons of Veterans, 100 
gurls taking part. Corps served dinner to comrades and wives. Sons of 
Veterans and a Spanish War Veteran. Rev. Mr. Pease, the orator of the 
day, said: "There is a difference between the poetry and prose of War. Yet 
War with all its horrors is sometimes necessary." 

Woburn Corps No. 161, Woburn. Three hundred and seventy-eight graves 
were decorated, 46 children assisting. A memorial was prepared for the 
Unknown Dead. 

Martha Sever Corps No. 163, Kingston. Fifty-six graves decorated, 26 
children assisting. A memorial was prepared for the Unknown Dead, and 
refreshments provided the Post. 

H. H. Johnson Corps No. 164, Northfield. Sixty graves decorated, 110 
children taking part. Post, Corps and Sons of Veterans' Auxiliary attended 
services, morning and afternoon. Boys' Brigade also assisted in the good 
work. 

Gen. William S. Lincoln Corps No. 165, Enfield. Eighty graves dec- 
orated, 50 children assisting. Refreshments were provided for Post. 

Wilmon W. Blackmar Corps No. 166, Edgartown. Fifty-two graves dec- 
orated, 125 children taking part. Corps, Post and Daughters of American 
Revolution attended services at the Episcopal Church in the evening. Miss 
Hattie L. Shute, in behalf of Corps, presented to the Sunday Schools 4 flags. 
After exercises were over a collation was served. 

M. E. Stowell Corps No. 167, South Deerfield. One hundred and fifty 
graves decorated, 125 children assisting. Exercises were held at Old Deer- 
field. The Deerfield ladies served refreshments to the Post. The Post has 
disbanded, there being but 12 comrades left, some of these non-resident. 
We used potted plants, flowers and green for decorations. 



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Bridgewater Corps No. 169, Bridgewater. Two hundred and twenty 
graves decorated, 800 children assisting. The High School chorus rendered 
three fine selections on Memorial Day. Corps served the Post with refresh- 
ments. 

Alfred C. Monroe Corps No. 170, East Bridgewater. Fifty graves dec- 
orated, 52 children assisting. A memorial prepared for the Unknown Dead. 

Sergt. Plunkett Corps No. 171, Ashburnham. Ninety-one graves dec- 
orated. Refreshments provided for the Post and a memorial prepared for 
the Unknown Dead. 

Maj.-Gen. Hiram G. Berry Corps No. 172, Maiden. Three hundred and 
fifteen graves decorated, 176 children taking part; they also gathered wild 
and cultivated flowers to be used for the decorations. A wreath was pre- 
pared for the Unknown Dead. The mayor ordered that no sports be allowed, 
especially on Memorial Day morning. 

Otis W. Wallace Corps No. 173, Rockport. One hundred and fifty-seven 
graves decorated. Eighty little girls participated in Memorial Day exer- 
cises at Beech Grove Cemetery and at the Town Hall. Refreshments were 
provided for the Post. A memorial was prepared for the Unknown Dead. 

Gen. J. G. Foster Corps No. 174, South Framingham. One hundred and 
twenty-three graves decorated. May 28, Post, Corps, Sons of Veterans and 
Grandsons, with Co. E, Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, attended Divine 
service at Congregational Church. Soldiers^ lot in ^cemetery dedicated 
Post and Corps attended. Corps held services for Unknown Dead and pro- 
vided for Post, Sons of Veterans, Grandsons and invited guests, including 
the clergy, selectmen, poHce, and Co. E, Sixth Regiment. The latter acted 
as escort during the day. 

Y-an-no Corps No. 175, .Hyannis. Twenty-five graves decorated. Post 
and Corps attended exercises especially prepared for Memorial Day at the 
High School; also a drama written and presented by the pupils of the State 
Normal School. Both were much enjoyed by all and reflected great credit 
on those in charge. A collation was provided for the Post. 



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130 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

During the year I have visited, in company with the Department Presi- 
dent, several Corps, and have received a most cordial welcome from all. 

It wat'my pleasure to install the officers of Corps 134, Oak Bluffs. Rep- 
resented the Department on several occasions and assisted in the instituting 
of the new Corps at Millbury. 

I have earnestly striven to perform the duties of my sacred office con- 
scientiously and to the best of my ability, fully realizing that 

"The fight worth winning is the fight 
That calls for all you own, 
Of patience, courage and of might, 
The fight you make alone." 

Again I thank my sister members for the honor they conferred upon me; 
to each and all of my sister officers, co-workers and friends I extend a loving 
greeting, and as the official ties are severed may they hold this thought with 
them, that 

" What is excellent 
As God lives, is permanent; 
Hearts are dust, hearths loves remain; 
Heart's love will meet thee again." 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

ELEANORE E. BROWN, 

Retiring Chaplain. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 131 



REPORT OF DEPARTMENT INSPECTOR. 



Hyde Park, March 20, 1912. 
Mary E. Elliot, 

Department Secretary ^ W.R.C. 

Madam: As Department Inspector I have the honor to render the following 
report for the year ending August 31, 1911, and I also present the following 
summary: 

SUMMARY. 

Number of Corps August 31, 1910 173 

Number of Corps instituted during the year 

Number of Corps surrendered Charter in year 3 

Number of Corps August 31, 1911 170 

Number of members in good standing August 31, 1910 .... 14,874 

Number of members in good standing August 31, 1911 .... 14,795 

Net loss in members during year 79 

Number of Corps inspected in 1911 170 

Total amount of money in General Fund $24,310.48 

Total amount of money in Rehef Fund 12,627.71 

Total amount in General and Relief Funds 36,938.19 

Total amount of money expended for relief 5,681.03 

Total estimated value of relief other than money 2,477.05 

Amount of money turned over to Posts 8,306.06 

Total amount expended for relief in money or its equivalent and 

turned over to Posts 16,464.14 

Total amount expended for Patriotic work 2,433.74 



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Edwin V. Sumner 

Charles Beck 

John A. Hawes 

Everett Peabody 

S. C. Lawrence 

P. T. Wyman 

Fletcher Webster 

E. W. Pierce 

Maj. Geo. L, Stearns. . . . 

Theodore Winthrop 

George H. Ward 

Ward. 

D. Willard Robinson... . 

E. K. WUcox 

Col. Prescott 

U. S. Grant 

Gen. Sedgwick 

William L. Baker 

E. P. Wallace 

Dahlgren 

Willard C. Kinsley 

Lyon 

John Goodwin. Jr 

Col. C. R. Mudge 

F. P. H. Rogers 

A. W. Bartlett 

William H. Smart 

Charles Russell Lowell . . 

Gen. Lander . . . ., 

John H. Chipman, Jr.. . . 

Charles H. Stevens 

Charles D. San ford 

James A. Garfield 

Phil. H. Sheridan 

Timothy Ingraham 

E. A. Andrews 

W. W. Rockwell 

Gen. Kilpatrick 

Abraham Lincoln 

James A. Perkins 

E. P. Carpenter 

Gen. James Appleton. . . 

Francis Gould 

David Church 

William A. Streeter 

Gen. E. W. Hincks 

Justin Dimick 

H. S. Greenleaf 

George S. Bout well 

Union 

J. C. Freeman 

A. B. Randall 

William Log-^n Rodman 

E. Brigham Piper 

Needham 

Ozro Miller 

Edwin E. Day 

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Cyrus M. Wheaton 

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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 



137 



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explain our laws to delin- 
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vided in Revised Ritual, 
page 45? 


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quarters in arrears for dues 
reported as suspended in 
Quarterly Reports? 


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126 


484.30 Part 


Yes 


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127 


40.30 Yes 


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128 


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No 


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129 


5.00 Yes 


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No 


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Yes Yes 


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130 


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131 


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135 


31.83 Yes 


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136 


27.80 Yes 


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137 


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138 


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140 


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No 


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141 


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No |.... 


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142 


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143 


2.00 Yes 


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145 


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Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


Yea 


Yes 


Yes 


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Yes 1 Yes 


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146 


17.63 Yes 


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Yea 


Yea 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


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147 


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148 


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Yes 


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Yes 


Yea 


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15.001 Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


Yea 


Yes 1 Yes 


Yes 


151 


25.00 Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


Yea 


No 


No 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


Yes Yes 


Yes 


152 


10.00 Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


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Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 1 Yes 


Yes 


153 


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Yes 1 Yes 


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Yea 


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Part 


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Yea 


No 


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Yea 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


No .... 


Yes 


160 


12.00 No 


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Yes 


No 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


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Yes Yes 


Yes 


161 
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2.80, Yes 


Yes 


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163 


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Yes ! Yes 

• 1 • 


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164 
165 


7.00 Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


No 


Yes 






Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 1 Yes 


Yes 


166 








167 


























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168 


15.. 56' Yes 


Yes 
Yea 


Yes 

Yea 


Yes 
Yea 




No 
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Yes 
Yea 


Yes 

Yea 


Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yes 


Yes 
Yea 


Yes 
Yea 


Yes Yes 
Yes ! Yes 


Yes 
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169 


7.00 Yes 


Yes 


170 


3.601 Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


Yea 


Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


Yes Yes 


Yes 


171 


Part 


Yea 


Yea 


Yea 


Yes 


Y^es 


Yes 


Yea 


Yea 


Yes 


Part, 


Yea 


Yea 


Yea 


Yes 


172 


Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


Yea 


Yes 


Yes 


Yea 


Yea 


Yea 


Yes 


No 


Yea 


Yea 


Yea 


Yes 


173 


4. 50 Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


No 


Yea 


Yes 


Yes 


> Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


174 


1.00 Part 


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Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


No 


Yes 


Yes 


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Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


Yes 


175 



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THIRTY-THIBD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 



RECAPITULATION AND COMPARATIVE STATEMENT 
For Year^ Ending August 31, 1910, and August 31, 1911. 



Sept. 1. 1910 I Sept. 1, 1911 



Number of Corps in Department. 



173 



170 



Number of Corps reporting. 



1 Number of meetings in the year. 



173 



170 



3,691 



3.599 



2 Number of members in good standing. 


14,874 


14.795 


3 Average attendance of officers. 


12 ' 12 


4 Average attendance of members. 


23 ' 23 


5 Average amount charged for initiation, not ) 
including price of badge. ) 


$1.03 $1.04 


6 Average Amount charged for yearly dues. 


$1.07 


$1.08 

$24,310.48 

$12,627.71 


7 Amount of money in General Fimd. 


$23,476.02 


8 Amount of money in Relief Fund. 


$11,632.68 


9 Amount expended for Relief. 


$6,413.08 ; $5,681.03 


10 Estimated value of relief other than money. 


$2,123.39 ' $2,477.05 


11 Amoimt of money turned over to Posts. 


$0,151.21 1 $8,306.06 


12 Amount expended for Patriotic work. 


$1,631.43 1 $2,433.74 


13 Is the work of the Ritual memorized? 


Yes, 163; No, 20 ; Yes, 152; No, 9 


14 is the number of Rituals complete? 


Yes. 167; No. 6 ' Yes, 164; No, 6 


15 Have all reports and dues been forwarded to ) 
Department Headquarters? ) 


Yes, 173 ! Yes. 170 


16 Does the Treasurer notify all members in 1 
arrears, as required by obligation? j 


Yes, 166; No, 7 Yes, 160; No, 10 


17 Does Corps Treasurer or her assistant visit i 
and explain our laws to delinquent V 
members? i 


Yes, 154; No, 19. Yes, 142; No. 26 


18 Are all members when two quarters in 1 
arrears reported as suspended? J 


Yes, 104; No, 69 ' Yes. 107; No, 59 


19 Are Quarterly Relief Reports sent to Posts? 


Yes, 171; No, 2 


Yes, 169 

Yes. 168; No, 1 


20 Do Post and Corps work in harmony? 


Yes, 173 


21 Did Corps send a representative to last i 
Department Convention? f 


Yes, 162; No, 11 1 Yes, 162; No. 7 


22 Did representative make a report of the pro- 1 
ceedings of last Department Convention? j 


Yes. 159; No. 14 ! Yes. 160; No. 8 


23 Are all Department and National Journals \ 
carefully preserved? J 


Yes. 159; No. 5 


24 How many Department Journals on file? 


, 1,592 (approx.) 


25 How many National Journals on file? 




1.139 (approx.) 


A Is the Ritualistic work properly performed? 


Yes. 164; No, 9 


Yes. 164; No. 2 


B Is the work of Secretary properly performed 1 
and books correct? ( 


Yes, 173 


Yes. 169; No, 1 


C Is the work of Treasurer properly performed? 


Yes, 170; No, 3 


Yes. 167; No, 3 


D Are her results correct? 


Yes, 172; No, 1 


Yes, 167 


E Do the books of the Secretary and Treasurer ) 
show that they have been audited } 
quarterly? ) 


Yes. 171; No. 2 


Ye8,!l69 



Note. — The reason why the "yes" and "no" answers in this year's report to questions No. 13 to 23 
and questions A to E do not always total the number of Corps reported (170) is that to a great 
number of questions, when the answer was not in the affirmative, either no answer w as given by 
the Inspecting Officer or answered in some other manner than a positive "no" (rirf^jseparate.retum 
sheets). All such, if answered in this statement, might be answered with a "no." 



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DBPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 139 

The following Corps have expended $200.00 or over for relief: 

Corps 21, WiUard C. Kinsley $349.80 

18, William L. Baker 295.79 

11, George H. Ward 223.82 



Expended $100.00 or over: 

Corps 120, William H. Bartlett $194.30 

29, Gen. Lander 189.75 

14, E. K Wilcox 165.00 

" 129, Berkshire 152.85 

" 144, Joseph E. Wilder 143.10 

" 68, Benjamin Stone, Jr 133.66 

77, Col. AUen 131.19 

" 119, AUen 131.00 

" 124, CoUingwood 125.32 

" 79, Francis Washburn 104.86 

" 109, C. L. Chandler 100.73 



Expended $50.00 or over: 

Corps 34, Phil. H. Sheridan $98.00 

" 102, Reynolds 91.00 

" 63, Thomas G. Stevenson 85.00 

" 28, Charles Russell Lowell 80.00 

" 60, Edwm Humphrey 78.26 

" 72, Maj. E. F. Fletcher 78.17 

" 106, Richard Borden 76.05 

" 42, Gen. James Appleton 75.35 

7, Fletcher Webster ' 69.00 

" 30, John H. Chipman, Jr 64.92 

20, Dahlgren 61.00 

27, WiUiam K Smart 57.60 

" 39, Abraham Lincoln 56.84 

31, Charles H. Stevens 53.00 

50, Union 52.89 

38, Gen. Kilpatrick 52.67 

" 13, D. WiUard Robinson 52.10 

" 35, Timothy Ingraham 50.36 



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140 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

The following Corps have turned over to their Posts $200.00 or over: 

Corps 11, George H. Ward $400.00 

42, Gen. James Appleton 342.75 

30, John H. Chipman, Jr 245.03 

16, U. S. Grant . 217.00 

63, Thomas G. Stevenson 203.00 

94, Gen. Sylvanus Thayer 200.89 

14, E. K. Wilcox 200.00 

Turned over $100.00 or over: 

Corps 79, Francis Washburn $185.00 

" 106, Richard Borden 176.50 

34, Phil. H. Sheridan 170.00 

" 96, Maj.How 163.65 

" 136, David A. Russell 160.00 

" 124, CoUingwood 154.00 

" 104, Charles W. CarroU 150.00 

95, R. A. Pierce 145.14 

8, E.W.Pierce 145.00 

" 18, William L. Baket 144.20 

'* 170, Alfred C. Munroe 142.00 

" 29, Gen. Lander 140.00 

" 120, WiUiam H. Bartlett 137.00 

26, A. W. Bartlett 135.00 

" 55, Needham 130.00 

" 127, Gen. William F. Bartlett 125.00 

82, Hubbard V. Smith 115.50 

" 90, D. G. Farragut 115.00 

.*' 38, Gen. Kilpatrick 110.00 

7, Fletcher Webster 100.00 

25, F. P. H. Rogers 100.00 

" 39, Abraham Lmcohi 100.00 

" 50, Union 100.00 

" 108, McPherson 100.00 

Turned over $50.00 or over: 

Corps 118, Nathaniel Lyon $99.00 

" 9, Maj. George L. Stearns 90.00 

31, Charles H. Stevens 87.50 

72, Maj. E. F. Fletcher 87.50 

" 128, Veteran 85.00 



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DEPARTMENT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 



141 



orp 


s 60, 




27, 




53, 




64, 




66, 




77, 




151, 




157, 




86, 




84, 




62, 




134, 




37. 




21, 




99, 




103, 




43, 




57, 




59, 




112, 




139, 




154, 




169, 



Edwin Humphrey $84.50 

William H. Smart 83.00 

William Logan Rodman 75.00 

MantonE.Taft 75.00 

P. Steams Davis 75.00 

Col. Allen 75.00 

Gen. W. T. Sherman 75.00 

Boston 75.00 

Thomas M. Gardner 72.00 

Burbank 70.00 

Isaac Davis 65.00 

Henry Clay Wade 60.00 

W. W. Rockwell ^ . . 59.00 

WiUard C. Kinsley 58.87 

A. St. John Chambr^ 58.00 

Paul Revere 51.80 

Francis Gould 50.00 

Edwin E. Day 50.00 

Isaac B. Patten 50.00 

Ericsson 50.00 

D. G. Anderson 50.00 

Ezra Batcheller 50.00 

Bridgewater 50.00 



EXEMPLIFICATION. 

The Thirtynsecond Department Convention having voted to continue the 
exemplifications, your Department President, Mrs. NeUie F. Libbey, and the 
Inspector at once began to make arrangements for them. As the time in 
which to plan for them was limited, it did not take long to get the arrange- 
ments completed after the Corps had been invited to exemplify the work. 

Invitations were sent to twenty-one Corps, who were pleased to do what 
they could for the benefit of the Order, and the following assignments were 
made: 



May 23, Corps 
May 25, Corps 
June 1, Corps 
2, Corps 

5, Corps 

6, Corps 
% Corps 

June 12, Corps 
Jirne 13, Corps 
June 15, Corps 
June 16, Corps 



Jime 
June 
June 
June 



68, Dorchester. 

28, Boston. 

53, New Bedford. 

45, Attleboro. 
101, Winchendon. 
164, Northfield. 

37, Pittsfield. 
128, Reading. 

29, Lynn. 
49, Ayer. 

18, Northampton 



June 19, Corps 156, Bourne. 
June 20, Corps 163, Kingston. 
June 21, Corps 7, Brockton. 
June 22, Corps 94, South Braintree. 
June 23, Corps 25, Waltham. 
June 26, Corps 70, Warren. 
June 27, Corps 11, Worcester. 
June 28, Corps 15, Ashland. 
June 29, Corps 26, Newbur3T)ort. 
June 30, Corps 77, Gloucester. 



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142 THIBTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

That interest is still manifested in the exemplification of the work is 
shown by the attendance of 2,226 members who attended this year, yet it is 
not equal to the attendance of past years, only 12 Department officers and 
8 Departlfcient Presidents participating in the same. The Assistant Inspectors 
appointed to serve as such were ready and willing to do all in their power 
to assist in the work, and nearly all were present at some of the meetings, 
and at many of them some of them were present more than once, showing 
their interest was untiring. 

Visitors were also present from the Departments of New Hampshire, 
Vermont and Rhode Island. 

I regret very much to say that some of the Corps who were assigned to 
other neighboring Corps did not respond when the roll was called, they 
thereby losing the benefit of the exemplification of the work which they 
would have derived therefrom, because in every case the work as performed 
was done in a most creditable manner, especially so in the larger Corps. I 
also think that the smaller Corps should receive more encouragement, feeling 
as they do, being in some instances so far away, that they are forgotten or 
overlooked, which they are not. They are all doing well and are each and 
all living up to the principles for which we are banded together. To the Corps 
who so kindly consented to exemplify the work at short notice I wish to 
extend my grateful thanks and sincere appreciation. Of these Bourne had 
the smallest attendance, while Worcester had the largest. 

While some Corps would be wiUing to exemphfy, they do not in many cases 
respond in a whole-hearted manner, fearing they may make mistakes which 
they feel would be embarrassing to them, and in consequence would not 
volunteer again. Now to obviate this, and in case the next Department Con- 
vention should vote to continue these exemphfications, those Corps who 
would be willing to exemplify should at once send word to this effect to the 
incoming Department President, and the members cannot conceive what a 
great amount of assistance this would be to her, because she could then 
choose those Corps she would visit. I honestly hope this will be done. There 
are Corps to my knowledge who would have exemplified had they been 
asked to do so, and if the above were adopted it would give them the chance 
they seek. I also feel safe in saying that it would be acceptable to the Depart- 
ment President. 

Yet when the amount of money, time and labor to get ready for these 
exemplifications is taken into consideration it is very much of a question 
whether the amount of benefit derived from them would warrant their con- 
tinuance. In my opinion it does not, and I trust the Department President, 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, will embody in her report a recommendation that they 
be discontinued in the future. The County Associations, on the other hand, 
are accomplishing a great deal of good and should be continued. They are 
certainly in nearly every case looked forward to with much pride and interest 
and are always well attended. If the result of these meetings is not always as 



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satisfactory as may be wished, I find that each Corps is nevertheless wiUing 
to try over again. 

INSTRUCTIONS. 

The instructions sent to Corps Presidents and Assistant Inspectors by the 
Department President, who had given much time and thought to have them 
so perfected as to make them as plain as possible, for the benefit of all con- 
cerned, in many cases were simply filed away or else not fully understood, 
differing as they did in some instances from the work as laid down in the 
Ritual. I feel that if the Ritual were to be studied a httle more all would be 
better prepared to do more uniformly the work in which we are interested, 
and I hope the time will come when the Ritual will be memorized to a 
greater extent than it is at present. 



INSPECTIONS. 

In appointing the Assistant Inspectors those chosen were thought by the 
Department President and your Department Inspector to be fully conver- 
sant with their duties, so as to be able to instruct, as well as to inspect, the 
Corps to which they were assigned. I regret to say, however, that in some 
cases this did not prove a fact, and as in each year it is doubtless the same I 
think it would be more expedient if at the beginning of the year schools of 
instruction for the Assistant Inspectors were to be established where they 
could perfect themselves in the work, and I would recommend that such 
should be done. I also am of the opinion that the number of Assistant In- 
spectors should be reduced to not more than twenty-five, and that to each of 
these more Corps should be assigned. Corps to be located as near the residence 
• of the Inspector as possible and convenient to make the expenses in visiting 
the different Corps as shght as possible. This recommendation may not meet 
with the approval of many of the members, yet it is my unbiased opinion that 
if once tried the result would be more satisfactory. 

To the Assistant Inspectors who have given their time to attend to the 
duties assignea them I wish to extend my grateful thanks, and to those 
unable, on account of sickness, to attend I extend my sympathy. Likewise, 
to all those who donated their expenses to the Department Rehef Fund my 
thanks are also due. 

My official work for the year just ended is as follows: I have attended all 
Council meetings, was present at 21 exemplifications, inspected 24 Corps, 
installed the officers of Corps 13 in Nor well and Corps 28, Boston, served as 
Conductor at the installation of officers in 4 Corps, have visited several Corps 
unofficially, was the guest of Corps 29, Lynn, attended Essex County Asso- 
ciation and served as Conductor at the instituting of the new Corps in 
Millbury, and it certainly affords me great pleasure to congratulate the 



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Department Presid^it for having added a new Corps to the ah-eady goodly 
number. 

I have had many invitations to social affairs, anniversaries and County 
Associations, and for these and many other courtesies I wish to extend my 
sincere thanks. 

During the year fast closing I have endeavored to do and perform my 
duties to the best of my ability, and if they prove acceptable I shall feel 
myself fully repaid for the work I have done. The office of Department 
Inspector is one that any member might feel herself honored to hold. The 
duties are arduous and manifold, but the pleasure of being brought in con- 
tact with so many members, thereby enabhng the forming of new friendships, 
fully compensates for all the work done. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

MARY A. LAXDT, 

Department Inspector, 



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REPORT OF DEPARTMENT COUNSELOR. 



Salem, April 2, 1912. 
Mary E. Elliot, 

Department Secretary y W.R.C. 

Dear Madam: The duties devolving upon the Department Counselor 
the past year have not been arduous and but few questions have been sub- 
mitted for consideration. 

I have attended several committee meetings and social gatherings at 
Department Headquarters and have responded whenever the Department 
President desired my services. 

Among the receptions I have had the pleasure of attending was that given 
by Gen. Lander Corps No. 29 of Lynn, complimentary to Mrs. Nellie F. 
Libbey, Department President, one of the honored members of that Corps; 
also the reception given by the Daughters of Veterans at Jamaica Plain 
in recognition of the election of Miss Elizabeth Kirch gassner as Depart- 
ment President of the Daughters of Veterans of Massachusetts. 

On May 25 I represented our Department at the reception to Miss Lillie 
E. Carr at Peabody, in honor of her election as Division President of the 
Ladies' AuxiUary to the Sons of Veterans. 

I served on the Reception Committee at the anniversary of the Ladies' 
Aid Association of the Soldiers' Home held at the Vendome in May, and 
attended the reception in Gardner arranged by Corps 90 in honor of 
Mrs. Marie J. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President; also the reception 
at the Parker House, Boston, to Mrs. Flora Staples Whitney, National 
President of the Sons of Veterans Auxiliary. 

It was my pleasure to represent the Department at the reunion of the 
Twenty-second Massachusetts Regiment held at Lynnfield, at the twentieth 
anniversary of Franklin Corps No. 89 of Franklin, at the meeting of the 
Essex County Association at Andover and of the Bristol County Association 
at Plainville. I participated in the meeting of the Plymouth County 
Association at Hanson, served as Conductor at the installation of the 
officers of the Norfolk County Association, and installed the officers of the 
Essex County Association at Manchester. Was also present at the Worces- 
ter County Association when its meeting was held in Leominster. 

By invitation of Gen. J. G. Foster Post of South Framingham I repre- 



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sented the Order at a public meeting under its auspices, and later in the 
year enjoyed the social day of Corps 174, South Framingham. 

In company with the Department President I visited Revere Corps No. 
100 of Canton and, as a member of the special committee chosen by the 
Department Council, attended several Corps meetings in the western part 
of the state. 

Among the exemplifications I attended were those conducted by Corps 
68, Dorchester, and Corps 29, Xynn. I was one of the Assistant Inspectors 
present at the meetting called at Headquarters by the Department President 
previous to the Annual Inspection. 

By invitation of Mrs. Austin C. Wellington I paid a tribute to the memory 
of the late Col. William M. OUn at the Memorial Day exercises of the Ladies' 
Aid Association of the Soldiers' Home at Forestdale Cemetery. 

It was my sad duty to attend the funeral of Col. George W. Nason of 
Boston and also that of Mrs. Eliza S. Allard of Salem, who for twenty-five 
years was one of my dearest friends. 

As Assistant Inspector I inspected Corps 23 of Marblehead, Corps 72, 
Milford, Corps 90, Gardner, and Corps 105, Upton. 

It was my privilege to participate in the opening of the fair of Corps No. 
104 of Dedham and in its first anniversary exercises, when flowers were pre- 
sented me and also an excellent picture of Mrs. Phil. H. Sheridan, beautifully 
framed. This Corps, which I had the honor to have organized during my 
administration as Department President, is very near to me. 

The Woman's Relief Corps Day and McKinley Day at Department Head- 
quarters were pleasant occasions which I have enjoyed. I appreciate the 
courtesy of the Department Relief Committee in inviting me to be a guest 
at the lunches served on the occasion of the quarterly meetings. 

During the annual installations of officers I accepted the invitation to 
install at Marblehead, Salem, Peabody, Winchendon, Canton, Dedham, 
Upton, Webster and South Framingham. 

Six of these installations were joint with Posts. 

It was my privilege to attend the National Convention at Rochester, N.Y., 
and an unexpected honor was conferred upon me by Mrs. Cora M. Davis, 
National President, upon her installation, which I deeply appreciate. 

I express to Mrs. Davis my sincere thanks for the honor she conferred 
by appointing me National Inspector. 

As I was obliged to leave the National Convention before the installation 
of officers, Mrs. Mary L. Gihnan, Past National President, was detailed 
to install me at our Department Headquarters in Boston. 

Mrs. Gilman was assisted in this ceremony by Mrs. Sarah E. FuUer, life 
member National Executive Board, and Mrs. Maria W. Going, Past 
National Secretary, 1911. Thanks are extended Mrs. Helen C. Mulford 
for the beautiful flowers presented me at the reception in Rochester and 
also on this occasion. 



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I had the pleasure of assistmg the Department President m the prelkninary 
work m behalf of organizing a ReUef Corps at Millbury, and on February 26 
assisted in the institution of George A. Custer Corps No. 155 of Millbury. 

For six consecutive years I have served as a Department officer and during 
these busy years have been active in my own Corps at Salem. Many pleasant 
friendships have been formed in the work. The honors bestowed, the 
numerous acts of kindness extended, will always be appreciated. 

My love for the cause will continue and it will ever be my aim to serv^e 
it faithfully and in a spirit of devotion to its principles. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

FLORENCE HAYNES, 

Department Counselor, 



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REPORT OF DEPARTMENT INSTITUTING AND 
INSTALLING OFFICER. 



Lynn, April 2, 1912. 
Mary E. Elliot, 

Department Secretary j W.R,C. 

I have the honor to submit to you and through you to the Thirty-third 
Department Convention of the Woman's Relief Corps my report as Insti- 
tuting and InstaUing Officer. 

The honor conferred on me was unsought, but none the less appreciated, 
and in return for the confidence placed in me by. our dear Department 
President, NeUie F. Libbey (and my friend), I desired to do all in my power 
to make her year a happy and successful one and to aid our grand Order. 

The official instructions from the National Instituting and Installing 
Officer were forwarded me and promptly obeyed. 

Installations of Corps officers were performed by officers and members of 
the Order as follows: 

Nellie F. Libbey, Department President, 25, 29, 30, 43, 44, 45, 49, 54, 61, 72, 

84, 88, 106, 114, 121, 123, 126, 128, 143, 155, 156, 163, 170. 

Mary E. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President 7, 103 

Marie J. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President 15, 90 

Fannie M. Jones, Department Treasurer 69 

Eleanore E. Brown, Department Chaplain 134 

Mary A. Landt, Department Inspector 13, 28 

Florence Haynes, Department Counselor, National Inspector, 23, 34, 35, 50, 

100, 101, 104, 105, 118, 174. 

Laura I. Smith, Department Patriotic Instructor 41, 74, 95, 120 

Hattie A. Callahan 93 

Nina Lovejoy 5, 19, 62, 94 

Susie F. Burton, Department Executive Board 68 

Nettie D. Hill, Department Executive Board 67, 91 

Mary L. Oilman, Past National and Past Department 

President 63 

Maria W. Going, Past National Secretary and Past Department 

President 65 



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Lue Stuart Wadsworth, Past National Patriotic Instructor and Past 
Department President, 2, 9, 26, 42, 55, 59, 85, 99, 102, 110, 119, 147, 
151, 157. 
Mary E. Knowles, Past Department President, 10, 16, 21, 39, 78, 97, 109, 
122, 117, 124. 

Emily Clark, Past Department President 98 

Angie A. Robinson, Past Department President 6, 73 

Dorcas H. Lyman, Past Department President 20,. 79, 161 

Clara H. B. Evans, Past Department President 37 

Harriett A. Ralph, Past Department President 46, 80 

Alice M. Goddard, Past Department President 38, 146 

Annie C. Shattuck, Past Department President 1, 112, 171 

Elizabeth P. Sawyer, Past Department President .... 181,136,137,166 
Fanny E. Wheeler, Past Department Patriotic Instructor .... 3, 12, 27 

Hattie M. Tuttle, Past Department Secretary 40 

Lefa M. Miller, Past Department Inspector 53 

Mary A. Beal, Past Department Inspector 111,144 

Annie P. Atwood . 47, 108, 169 

Ella M. Lazelle, Past Instituting and InstaUing Officer ... 56, 92, 164 

S. Jennie Thayer 81, 116 

Mattie A. Denny 36,113,140 

Annie K. Day 4 

Dora F. Dempsey 8 

Sarah A. Toole 11,152 

Martha H. Slater 14 

Lucy A. Thompson 17, 64 

Carrie A. Emerson 18 

Jennie L. Kelsay 22 

Alvira D. Churchill 24, 87 

Addie M. Heustis 31,82 

Kathrine Barkley 32 

Hallie E. Whitney 33 

Mary A. Nelson 48 

Salome C. Hawes 51 

Octavia C. Blah- 52 

Nellie J. Robinson 57 

Katherine S. Barrett 58 

Georgia A. Stoddar 60 

Alice J. Lindergan 66 

Mary E. Jennings 70 

Georgia A. Edgerton 71 

Lizzie W. Worthen 75 

Viola L Shaw 76 

Mary J. Parkhurst 77,83 



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LiUie R. Thomas 86 

Annabel Lewis Woodward 89 

Mary H. Norton 96 

Anna L. Howard 115 

Flora S. Chapin 125 

Mary E. Perkins 127 

Carrie Miller 129 

Jennie S. Munroe 130 

Melissa M. Ellis 132 

AnnaBurdick 133,160 

Ellen F. Madson 135 

Maude K. Merriam 138 

S. Anna Starkweather 139 

Grace D. Small 141 

N. B. Bosworth • 142 

Lavinia E. Carpenter 145 

Annie R. Leighton 148 ,159 

Etta H. Johnson 149 

Irene E. Hayden 150 

Florae. Cook 153 

AHce E.Webber 154 

WeUs P. Taylor 158 

Augusta M. Parker . " 172 

Mary Bride Beck 173 

Hattie S. Murphy 175 

Sarah J. Guild 107 

Number of Installations public and joint with Posts 88 

Number of Installations public with Posts and Sons of Veterans 20 
Number of Installations public with Posts and Daughters of 

Veterans 1 

Number of Installations public with Sons of Veterans 3 

Number of Installations, public 24 

Number of Installations, private 35 



I represented the Department at Norwood at the Norfolk County Associa- 
tion Relief Corps Day, June 21, and was made an honorary member on that 
occasion. I assisted the Department President as Conductor at the installa- 
tion of officers at Revere January 13. I was present at the Soldiers' Home 
February 11, the occasion being an entertainment given to the boys Lincoln 
Day by the Department Daughters of Veterans. 

The observance of a reception given at Department Headquarters by the 
Department Aides July 26 will always be remembered with pleasure. 

I have not been forgotten in my home Corps, No. 29, Lynn. I was an 



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honored guest at the installation and also the twenty-ninth anniversary, 
which was very pleasing to me because the members are so dear to me. 

I would recommend that officers mailing reports note the amount of postage 
required before mailing, saving some inconvenience to all connected with 
the same. 

I also reconamend that more joint installations be held between Posts and 
Corps, that we may be closer to each other, as it will, I believe, be very bene- 
ficial to one and all. 

My last official duty was performed on February 26, 1912. It was my 
privilege to institute Corps 155 of Millbury, Mass., with 52 charter 
members, 45 taking our solemn obligation. 

I was assisted by Department President Nellie F. Libbey, Department 
Senior Vice-President Mary E. Holbrook, Department Junior Vice-Presi- 
dent Marie J. Kendall, Department Secretary Mary E. Elliot, Depart- 
ment Counselor Florence Haynes as Treasurer, Department Chaplain 
Eleanore E. Brown as Chaplain, Department Inspector Mary A. Landt 
as Conductor, Department Patriotic Instructor Laura I. Smith as. Patriotic 
Instructor, Chairman of Executive Board Nina B. Lovejoy as Guard, 
Chairman of Department Relief Conamittee Dorcas H. Lyman as Assistant 
Conductor, Department Aide Annie R. Leighton as Assistant Quard, and 
the Color Bearers from Corps No. 11, Worcester. 

It was a most harmonious occasion, and a feeling of pride, as well as the 
honor and the inspiring scene before me, prompted me to give silent thanks 
to Him who had permitted me, with health and strength, to be present, after 
30 years' service in our grand work and loyalty to the principles to which 
we all stand pledged. 

The associations of the year have been exceedingly pleasant, and at this 
time I desire to thank our dear Department President for her kindness 
rendered to me whenever called upon; also to my associate officers and all 
of the earlier friends who have given me such a cordial welcome throughout 
the year. 

Good thoughts are an impervious armor, reflecting peace and good-will 
toward all; with them, not only ourselves, but our friends, are thereby 
benefited. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

ELIZA F. STILES, 
Department Instituting und Installing Officer, 



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REPORT OF DEPARTMENT PATRIOTIC INSTRUCTOR. 



Attleboro, Mass., April 2, 1912. 
Mary E. Elliot, 

Department Secretary j W.R.C. 

Dear Madam: As required by the Rules and Regulations of our Order I 
submit to you my report as Department Patriotic Instructor. 

The several appointive offices at the disposal of each Department President 
are like precious gems that are loaned for a brief period to those members of 
our Order who regard them at their true value and who may be trusted to 
preserve them undimmed. The gem of Patriotism, which was placed in my 
keeping a year ago, I return, and trust in as bright condition as when I re- 
ceived it. * I have tried to keep it unstained and protect its value and bril- 
liancy. I deeply appreciated the honor conferred on me by our Department 
President. To hold the office of Department Patriotic Instructor in Massa- 
chusetts means a great deal, and knowing that in Patriotic efforts, as well as 
in all other branches of our work, Massachusetts is the banner Department, 
I entered upon my year's duties determined to make it as successful as those 
that are now history. . 

With the approval of the Department President a circular was issued and 
sent to every Corps, containing a copy of new Flag Law and asking co- 
operation of every Patriotic Instructor. Their response came quickly, asking 
for suggestions, Patriotic Uterature for Flag Day and anniversaries. I sent 
them cards bearing dates of Patriotic days in Massachusetts, Flag Salute 
leaflets. Patriotic selections, also giving programs, selections and music, 
etc., for different entertainments, trying in every way I could to assist them • 
in their grand work of teaching Patriotism. 

I feel very proud of the work of the Corps Patriotic Instructors for this 
year, and I fully realize that without their loyal, enthusiastic work my year 
could not have been a success. • 

I take pleasure in submitting this tabulated report giving the work done 
by Corps Patriotic Instructors from April, 1911, to April, 1912. 



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158 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

REPORTS OF ASSISTANT PATRIOTIC INSTRUCTORS. 
CORPS 

1, Fitchburg, Ella K. Boss. Eighteen schools visited. Eleven flags pre- 

sented. One large, beautiful silk flag presented to city to be kept in 
mayor's oflfice. Flag Day observed. Lincoln's and Washington's 
birthdays celebrated. 

2, Cambridge, Emma R. Lincoln. Flag Day, also Peace and Arbitration 

Day observed. 

3, East Boston, Frances E. Somerby. Placed three flags in Sunday 

schools. Sent one large flag to Taft Florida School. Assisted school 
children to raise money to purchase large flag and pole for school 
yard. 

4, Georgetown, Ellen S. Adams. Nine schools visited. Three flags pre- 

sented to Sunday schools. Peace and Arbitration Day and Flag 
Day observed. 

5, Medford, Susan H. Blakeley. Five schools visited. Ten flags placed 

in public schools; three flags in Sunday schools. Flag Day and 
Peace and ^bitration Day observed. 

6, Holliston, Nellie Pope. Flag Day and Peace and Arbitration Day 

observed. 

7, Brockton, Adeline C. Hayward. Schools visited, 2; Sunday schools, 4. 

Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

8, Middleboro, Dora F. Dempsey. Seven schools visited. One flag 

placed in schoolroom. Flag Day and Arbitration Day observed. 

9, Charlestown, Grace F. Toomey. Five schools visited. Twenty-five 

flags placed in public schools. Flag Day and Peace and Arbitration 
Day observed. 

10, Chelsea, Alice C. Lincoln. Visited two schools. Presented five flags 

to schoolrooms. Four flags placed in Sunday schools. Flag Day, 
also Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

11, Worcester, Sarah A. Ricker. Ten schools visited. Ten flags in public 

schools placed in Grade 1. The children are mostly Italians and 
very loyal to our flag. Flag Day and Peace and Arbitration 
Day observed. 



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CORPS 

12, Danvers, Olive A. Rackliffe. Nine schools visited. Flag Day and 

Peace and Arbitration Day observed. Citizens' Sunday observed. 
Flags to be presented to schools in a few weeks. 

13, Norwell, Agnes R. Thompson. Two schools visited. Two flags placed 

in public schools; three in Sunday schools. Corps observed Lincoln's 
and Washington's birthdays. Flag Day and Peace and Arbitration 
Day observed. 

14, Springfield, March L. Leitch. Seventy-eight schools visited. Five flags 

placed in public schools; two in Sunday schools. Flag Day and 
Peace and Arbitration Day observed. Notified all newspaper offices 
to remind the people to unfurl their flags on Patriotic days. 

15, Ashland, Mary R. Kendall. Six schoojs visited. Four flags placed 

• in Sunday schools. Flag Day, also Peace and Arbitration Day 
observed. 

16, Melrose, Nellie Driscoll. Three schools visited. Flag Day, also 

Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

17, Orange, Nellie L. Bundy. Visited eighteen schools. Placed seven flags 

in Sunday schools. Observed Lincoln's, Washington's and Mc- 
Kinley's birthdays; also Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day. 

18, Northampton, Martha W. Wright. Number of schools visited, five. 

Flags placed in schoolrooms, nine. Oleographs, nine. Patriotic 
Primers, seven. Flags placed in Sunday schools, eight. All 
Patriotic days observed. 

19, Amesbury. No report. 

20, South Boston, P. Elma Wilder. Two schools visited. Two flags 

placed in pubhc schools; two in Sunday schools. Flag Day, Peace 
and Arbitration Day observed. 

21, Somerville, Sarah P. Davidson. Twenty-three visits made to schools. 

Twenty-one flags placed in public schools; seven flags placed in 
Sunday schools. A very fine entertainment with many guests was 
held in honor of Flag Day; also Peace and Arbitration Day was 
observed. 

22, Westfield, Kate P. Rich. Flag Day and Peace and Arbitration Day 

observed. 

23, Marblehead, Lena Pierce. The Patriotic Instructor of 1911 passed 

away while in office. Mrs. Pierce will conduct the work this year. 



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CORPS 

24, Merrimac, Eva M. Hoyt. Ten schools visited. Ten flags placed in 

public schools; four placed in Sunday schools. Flag Day, Peace 
and Arbitration Day observed. 

25, Waltham, Lucy C. Carpenter. Two schools visited. Thirteen flags 

placed in Sunday schools. Much work has been done by Mrs. 
Carpenter. Flag Day, also Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

26, Newburyport, Lucy H. Grant. All anniversaries and Flag Day ob- 

served. All schools were provided with flags the past year. 

27, Cambridgeport, Blanche E. Calnan. Visited four schools. Presented 

eight flags to public schools. Flag Day, also Peace and Arbitration 
Day observed. 

28, Boston, Louise Gaylord. Five schools visited. Seven flags placed in 

Sunday schools. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 
One hundred small flags, one large flag given to Nickerson School 
for Boys. Lincoln's, McKinley's, Washington's birthdays cele- 
brated. 

29, L3am, Henrietta Wentworth. Six schools visited. Six flags placed in 

public schools; six in Sunday schools. Flag Day, Peace and Arbi- 
tration Day observed. 

30, Beverly, Frances L. Murray. Twenty-four visits made to schools. 

Nine flags placed in Sunday schools. Washington's, McKinley's 
and Lincoln's birthdays observed, also all other anniversaries. 
No opportunity is lost by this Corps whereby Patriotism can be 
advanced. Presented Boy Scouts with flag for parade purposes. 

31, Leominster, Emma M. Wells. Three schools visited. All Patriotic 

days observed. 

32, North Adams, Josephine A. Burdick. Six schools visited. Two flags 

placed in public schools; one flag placed in Sunday school. All 
anniversaries duly observed. 

33, Lowell, Lestina E. Parker. Visited six schools. Placed two flags in 

Sunday schools. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

34, Salem, Bell T. Robson. Six schools visited. Two flags placed in 

Sunday schools. All national anniversaries observed. 



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CORPS 

35, Hyde Park, Elizabeth T. O'Brien. Six schools visited. Twenty-nine 

flags placed in public schools; eight flags placed in Sunday schools. 
Excellent work has been accomplished. Lincoln, Washington and 
McKinley Days all observed; also Flag Day, Peace and Arbitra- 
tion Day duly celebrated. 

36, Shrewsbury, L. Elizabeth Rice. Six schools visited. Twenty-nine 

flags placed in public schools; eight flags placed in Sunday schools. 
Many interesting programs have been greatly enjoyed by the Corps, 
observing Lincoln's, McKinley's and Washington's birthdays. 
Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day duly observed. 

37, Pittsfield, Mary S. Zeigler. Forty schools visited. Seven flags placed 

in pubhc schools; five in Sunday schools. Observed Lincoln's 
McKinley's and Washington's birthdays. Flag Day celebrated. 

38, Holyoke, Fannie Adams. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day 

observed. 

39, Charlestown, Elizabeth Robbins Berry. Three schools visited. One 

flag placed in public school; eight flags presented to Sunday schools. 
Celebrated McKinley's, Lincoln's, Washington's and Grant's 
birthdays by having fine programs. Flag Day was duly observed. 
Corps presented Post with a large bunting flag to be used at 
funerals. 

40, Everett, S. Almeda Chaplin. Ten schools visited. Eight flags placed 

in public schools; twelve placed in Sunday schools. Flag Day 
observed. 

41, Foxboro, Abbie L. Jewett. Twenty schools visited. Twenty flags 

placed in public schools; six flags placed in Sunday schools. All 
anniversaries and Flag Day have been observed. 

42, Ipswich, M. Abbie Danforth. Twelve visits made to schools. Twelve 

flags placed in Sunday schools. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration 
Day observed. 

43, Arlington, Lucretia Belmont. Ten schools visited. Twenty-four flags 

placed in public schools. Peace and Arbitration Day, also Flag 
Day observed. 

44, Marshfield, Lizzie C. Flavell. All schools visited and provided with 

flags. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 



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CORPS 

45, Attleboro, Jennie P. Smith. Eighty schools visited. Eight flags pre- 

sented to public schools; twenty-eight flags to Sunday schools. 
One State flag and one Star-Spangled Banner presented to Boy 
Scouts for parade purposes. Presented Post with altar cloth. 
Observed the birthdays of McKinley, Lincoln and Washington; 
also Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day. 

46, Saugus, Lizzie A. Holt. All Patriotic work is attended to in the public 

schools by the teachers. 

47, East Bridgewater, Gertrude M. Morrill. Visited one school and pre- 

sented one flag. Flag Day, also Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

48, Colerain, Mary A. Nelson. Visited six schools. Presented fifteen flags 

to day schools. Observed all anniversaries, also Flag Day. 

49, Ayer, Lucie S. Richardson. Visited twenty-eight schoolrooms. Pre- 

sented twenty-eight flags to public schools. Celebrated McKin- 
ley's, Lincoln's, Washington's birthdays; also observed Flag Day 
and Peace and Arbitration Day. 

50, Peabody, Mary E. O'Donnell. Visited four schools. Presented Six 

flags to public schools. Observed McKinley's, Lincoln's and Wash- 
ington's birthdays. May 18 a fine program was carried out with 
flag raising. Presented flags to Sunday schools. 

51, Provincetown, Annie E. Doyle. Twenty schools visited. Twenty silk 

flags placed in public schools, which were appreciated by the 
children; two silk flags in Sunday schools. Birthdays of McKin- 
ley, Lincoln and Washington were observed. Flag Day, June 14, 
a fine entertainment was carried out in the Town Hall, hundreds 
of people enjoying the evening. 

52, Eastondale, Clara S. Snell. Seven schools visited. Eleven flags placed 

in schools; six flags placed in Sunday schools. Flag Day, Peace 
and Arbitration Day observed. 

53, New Bedford, Ida E. Sutcliffe. Visited twelve schools. Presented 

five flags to schools; two flags to churches. Flag Day observed, 
also Peace and Arbitration Day. 

54, Walpole, Martha M. Allen. Schools all supplied with flags. Salute 

is given by all pupils and has been for years. Children take great 
interest in veterans, singing to them and distributing flowers. 



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CORPS 

55, Needham, Cordelia C. Morgan. One flag placed in public schools and 

four presented to Sunday schools. Flag Day, also Peace and Arbi- 
tration Day were observed. 

56, Shelburne Falls, Mary I. Ladd. Placed four flags in schools. Flag 

Day observed. 

57, Greenfield, Ella M. Mogle. Schools visited, four. Flags placed in 

schoolrooms, twenty-one. Flag Day, also Peace and Arbitration 
Day observed. 

58, Easthampton, Martha Clay. Number of Sunday schools visited, one. 

Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

59, Watertown. No report. 

60, Hingham, Orianna J. Botting. Twenty-three schools visited. Nine 

flags persented to Sunday schools. One large flag presented to Boy 
Scouts. All anniversaries are observed. Good work being done in 
public schools. 

61, Mansfield, Margaret R. Green. Visited eight schools. Placed nine 

flags in Sunday schools. Presented a flag and pole to Boys' Club. 
Flag for High School Cadets. Held Patriotic entertainments. Post 
attending. All National anniversaries observed. 

62, West Acton. No report. 

63, Roxbury, Jennie I. Bell. Six schools visited. Eight flags presented to 

Sunday schools. McKinley's, Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays 
observed with a grand entertainment and several speakers. Flag 
Day, also Peace Day observed. 

64, Turners Falls, Lucy M. Hall. Twenty-five schools visited. Twenty- 

five flags placed in schools. Flag Day, also Peace and Arbitration 
Day observed. Eleven hundred flags given children in public 
schools on Washington's birthday. 

65, Stoneham, Rose Keenan Coy. Thirty-one Corps visited. Two flags 

presented to public schools. Six flags placed in Sunday schools. 
All anniversaries observed, also Flag Day, with an elaborate pro- 
gram. Much interest is manifested in all Patriotic work. 

66, East Cambridge. No report. 



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CORPS 

67, Boston, Ada L. Law. Ten schools visited. One flag presented to a 

Sunday school. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

68, Dorchester, Lizzie Gihnore. Five schools visited. Twenty flags placed 

in public schools; ten flags presented to Sunday schools. Flag Day, 
also Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

69, Wakefield, Mary L. Wright Warren. Seven schools visited. Eighty- 

five flags placed in public schools; nine flags placed in Sunday 
schools. Flag Day and May 18 observed. 

70, Warren. No report. 

71, Southbridge, Jennie H. Morse. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day 

observed. 

72, Milford, Angie L. Tompkins. Visited five schools. Placed eleven 

flags in Sunday schools. Observed both Flag Day, Peace and 
Arbitration Day. Presented Sons of Veterans a flag on Lincoln's 
birthday. 

73, Northboro, Mary S. Wood. Visited six schools. Placed eight flags in 

schoolrooms. Observed Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day. 
Schools all have flags. 

74, Plainville, Harriet N. Blake. Visited fourteen schools. Presented 

fourteen flags to public schools; six flags to Sunday schools. Lin- 
coln's and Washington's birthdays duly observed with Patriotic 
entertainment, many children attending. Flag Day, Peace and 
Arbitration Day observed. 

75, Lowell, Lizzie N. Worthen. Three schools visited. Two flags pre- 

sented. National Days observed. Flag Day celebrated with flag 
drill by school children and making of the flag by members of 
the Corps. 

76, Palmer, Agnes M. Dimock. Visited sixteen schools. Presented seven 

flags to Sunday schools. Gave five hundred flags to school children. 
Observed Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays. Flag Day and 
May 18 observed. 

77, Gloucester, Jennie L. Story. Six schools visited. Four flags placed 

in schoolrooms. Patriotic Primers and Flag Salute Leaflets dis- 
tributed. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 



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CORPS 

78, Norwood, Emily J. Stetson. Flag Day was observed. Plans are 

being made for a very busy year in Patriotic work. 

79, Brighton, Emma Collier. Four schools visited. Schools are all pro- 

vided with flags. Five flags presented to Sunday schools. Flag Day 
and all anniversaries observed. 

80, Westboro, Jane M. Chase. Fifteen schools visited. Fifteen flags 

placed in schoolrooms. One silk flag presented to Knights of King 
Arthur; six flags presented to Sunday schools. Flag Day, Peace 
and Arbitration Day, Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays, all 
observed. 

81, Belchertown. No report. 

82, Athol, Gertrude E. Mellen. Visited one school. Presented one flag to 

public schools; placed seven flags in Sunday schools. Observed 
Flag Day. 

83, Groton, Maria A. Bowers. Visited eight schools. Observed Flag Day, 

also May 18. 

84, Wobum, Pauline A. Whitten. Visited sixteen schools. Placed four 

flags in pubUc schools ; six in Sunday schools. Celebrated Flag Day, 
Peace and Arbitration Day. 

85, Needham, Ruth Manning. Number of schools visited, two. Flag 

Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

86, Nantucket, Lucy N. Eddy. Visited three schools. Placed two flags 

in schoolroom; seven flags in Sunday schools. Observed Flag Day, 
also Peace and Arbitration Day. 

87, Groveland. No report. 

S8j Boston, Frances M. Engman. Visited three schools. Observed Flag 
Day, also May 18. 

89, Franklin, Gertrude M. Rose. Number of schools visited, ten. Flag 

Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

90, Gardner, Carrie E. M. Coleman. Thirty-six schools visited. Thirty- 

six flags placed in pubhc schools; seventeen flags placed in Sunday 
schools. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 



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CORPS 

91/ South Boston. No report. 

92, Millers Falls, Flora Rice. Ten schools visited. All schools provided 

with Declaration of Independence charts; also oleographs. All 
anniversaries observed. 

93, Beverly Farms, Alice L. Preston. Visited one school. Presented three 

flags to public schools; three flags to Sunday schools. All anniver- 
saries observed. 

94, South Braintree, Josephine B. Colbert. Seven schools visited. Post 

and Corps held a very interesting Patriotic contest. Flag Day, 
Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

96, New Bedford, Elizabeth P. Sawyer. Visited six schools. Presented 
one flag in schoolroom. Observed Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration 
Day. 

96, Haverhill, Nellie J. Webster. Fourteen schools visited. Eight flags 

presented to schools; also Patriotic Primers. Patriotic contest has 
been held by Corps; also Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day 
observed. 

97, Lexington, Ina F. Cutter. Five schools visited. Two flags placed in 

schoolrooms. June 14, May 18 observed. 

98, Conway. No report. 

99, Stoughton. No report. 

100, Canton, Abbie M. Deane. Visited all schoolrooms, twenty-seven in 
number. Placed seventeen flags in public schools. Parochial and 
pubhc schools all have flags in rooms. Have presented ten flags to 
Simday schools. Personally sohcited funds which amounted to 
$22.00, with which flags were purchased and presented to the High 
School. Delegations from Post and Corps attended the presen- 
tation. Presented a flag to Baptist Sunday school in Virginia. 
Presented Public Library a copy of "The Tragedy of Anderson- 
ville." Corps has observed all national anniversaries and Flag 
Day. Presented copies of Patriotic selections to thirty-six school 
teachers. Raised $25.00 for Soldiers' Monument and have given 
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CORPS 

101, Winchendon, Martha Stiles. Twenty-nine schools visited. Mrs. 

Estella S. McCarthy gave to Corps thirty-six silk flags. The Corps 
presented twenty-nine to schools and nine to Sunday schools. 
The school children of the town made five hundred and nineteen 
May baskets and they were carried to the Soldiers' Home at 
Chelsea and given to the comrades. 

102, East Wejmaouth, Margaret C. Culley. Visited fifty-six schools. Placed 

fifty-six flags in schoolrooms. Distributed five hundred Flag 
Salute Leaflets. Placed nineteen flags in Sunday schools. Large 
silk flag was given Knights of Columbus. Large silk flag also given 
to the Cla{^ Memorial Building, a flag to the Good Templars, one 
each to the four divisions of the Auxiliary of A.O.H. All anniver- 
saries observed. 

103, Quincy. No report. 

104, Dedham, Annie C. Merritt. Six schools visited. Two flags placed in 

schoolrooms and five flags placed in Sunday schools. May 18, 
Jime 14 observed. 

105, Upton. No report. 

106, Fall River, Mary E. Dow. One school visited. All Patriotic days 

were observed. 

107, West Medway, Clara L. Bullard. Visited schools. Placed one flag 

in public schools. Observed all national anniversaries. 

108, Abington, Nellie G. Thayer. Visited twenty-two schools. Placed one 

flag in school. Presented six flags to Sunday schools. Held Pa- 
triotic contest. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

109, Brookline, Matilda G. Sullivan. Visited ten schools. Placed three 

flags in schoolrooms. Held Patriotic contest. Observed McKin- 
ley's, Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays. Observed Flag Day, 
Peace and Arbitration Day. The Corps has rendered active assist- 
ance in the movement in behalf of a Soldiers' Monument to be 
erected in Brookline. 

110, Randolph, Ellen H. HoUis. Sixteen schools visited. Two flags placed 

in schoolrooms. Flag Day was observed. 

111, Pembroke. No report. 



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CORPS 

112, Templeton, Rose E. Coleman. Visited ten schools. Placed two flags 

in schoolrooms; six flags in Sunday schools. Observed all national 
anniversaries. 

113, Westmiiister, Maud I. Miller. Visited eleven schools. Presented three 

flags to Sunday schools. All anniversaries observed, also Flag Day. 

114, Essex, Nancy C. Andrews. Visited nine schools. Placed flags in nine 

schools and all anniversaries observed. 

115, Ware, Lilla Marsh. Flag Day was observed. 

116, Amherst, C. Louise Hyde. Visited five schools. Placed two flags in 

schoolrooms; also four silk flags in Sunday school rooms. 
Observed Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day. All schools 
have been supphed with charts and oleographs. 

117, North Attleboro, Mabel L. Forbes. Visited six schools. Placed 

one flag in public school; ten flags in Sunday schools. Observed 
all national anniversaries, Flag Day, also Peace and Arbitration 
Day. Have spent $1,218.40 in Patriotic work this year. 

118, Webster, Etta Eddy. Visited ten schools. Placed one flag in school- 

room. Observed May 18 and June 14. 

119, Manchester, Flora S. Hersey. Visited five schftols. Placed thirteen 

flags in schoolrooms; three silk flags in Sunday schools. Observed 
May 18 and Flag Day. 

120, Taunton, Ida F. Carpenter. Placed two flags in Sunday schools. 

Held Patriotic contest. Observed Flag Day, also Peace and Arbi- 
tration Day. 

121, Scituate, Salome A. Litchfield. Visited one school. Observed May 18 

and June 14. 

122, Swampscott, Clara E. Jeffers. Five schools visited. Four flags pre- 

sented to schools. Observed June 14. 

123, Avon. No report. 

124, Plymouth, Mary A. Walker. Schools visited, twelve. Flags placed 

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CORPS 

125, Spencer, Lucy M. Wilson. Visited three schools. Placed one flag in 

schoolroom. Flag Day and Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

126, Revere. Six schools visited. Fourteen flags presented to schools and 

a large silk flag presented to Post, carried first time on Memorial 
Day. All anniversaries observed, also Flag Day. Many Patriotic 
socials have been held this year. 

127, Andover, Mary E. Anderson. Placed ten flags in Simday schools. 

Observed June 14. 

128, Reading, Mary E. Lewis. Schools vi^ted, eight. Placed flags in two 

schools. Patriotic contest been held. Placed four flags in Sunday 
school. Flag Day observed. 

129, Pittsfield, Mary E. Edwards. Visited twenty-five schools. Placed 

four flags in schoolrooms. Presented primers and observed Peace 
and Arbitration Day, also Flag Day. Interesting exercises were 
held in observance of McKinley's, Lincoln^s and Washington's 
birthdays. 

130, Sturbridge, Anna C. Allen. Five schools visited. May 18 and June 

14 observed. 

131, Somerset, Myra E. Post. Visited seven schoolrooms. Placed one flag 

in public school; five large silk flags in Sunday schools. Observed 
McKinley's, Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays, also Flag Day, 
Peace and Arbitration Day. 

132, Sandwich. No report. 

133, Grafton, Harriet M. Owens. Visited seven schoolrooms. Held 

Patriotic contest. Observed May 18 and June 14. 

134, Oak Bluffs. No report. 

135, South Hadley Falls, E. A. Kirkpatrick. Ten schools visited. Flag 

Day observed. All Patriotic work attended to. 

136, Whitman, Helen C. Ford. Fifteen schools visited. Twenty-two flags 

placed in schoolrooms; seven flags placed in Sunday schools. All 
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137, Rockland, Blanche Llewellyn. Five flags have been placed in Sunday 

schools. Patriotic meeting held, at which school children took 
part. All schools provided with flags and Patriotic Uterature. 

138, Hopkinton. No report. 

139, Great Barrington. No report. 

140, Holden. No report. 

141, South Chatham, Helen C. Mulford. Anniversaries and Flag Day 

observed. 

142, Falmouth. No report. 

143, Duxbury, Anna A. Goulding. Seven flags placed in Sunday schools. 

All anniversaries observed. 

144, Hanover, Grace H. Stetson. Eleven schools visited. Eleven flags placed 

in schoolrooms. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

145, Monson, Ida M. Clarke. Five flags presented to Sunday schools. May 

18 and June 14 observed. 

146, Hanson, Mary E. Lewis. Eleven schools visited. All schoolrooms 

have flags and Patriotic Primers. Four Sunday schools presented 
with silk flags. Peace and Arbitration Day and Flag Day observed. 

147, Milton, Emily R. Lincoln. Three schools visited. Two flags placed 

in schoolrooms; seven silk flags placed in Sunday schools. All 
national anniversaries were observed. 

148, Oxford. No report. 

149, Lee. No report. 

150, Rutland. Two schools visited. Seven flags placed in schoolrooms. 

Patriotic contest has been held by Corps. Flag Day, Peace and 
Arbitration Day observed. 

151, Wareham, M. Bryant Besse. Twenty schools visited. Two flags 

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152, Leicester, Lilia B. Watson. Eight schools visited. Five flags placed 

in schoolrooms. Flag Day, also Peace and Arbitration Day 
observed. 

153, Uxbridge. No report. 

154, North Brookfield, Harriet A. Bartlett. One school visited. Flag Day, 

Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

155, Millbury. Instituted February 26, 1912. Miss Mclntyre. 

156, Bourne, Bernice W. Crump. Visited two schools. Been greatly inter- 

ested in Soldiers' Monimient. School children have raised quite a 
smn for it. 

157, Jamaica Plain. No report. 

158, Plainfield, Mrs. Bessie Taylor. Schools visited and everyiihing being 

well conducted along Patriotic lines. School children are all inter- 
ested in veterans and help Corps in performance of their duties. 

159, East Douglass, Frances A. C. Hubbard. Eight schools visited. Much 

patriotism is shown by pupils. Five Sunday schools have been pre- 
sented with large silk American flags. All national anniversaries 
observed. 

160, Adams, Ora A. Burnett. Everything is being done that is necessary 

in pubHc schools. 

161, Wobum, Annie G. Mott. Four schools visited. Eight flags placed 

in schoolrooms. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day observed. 

163, Kingston, Mary F. Woodward. Eleven schools visited. Eleven flags 

placed in schoolrooms. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day 
observed. 

164, Northfield. No report. 

166, Edgartown, Agnes M. Pease. Four flags have been presented to 
Sunday schools. National anniversaries observed. 

169, Bridgewater, Sarah A. Banks. Five schools visited. Fourteei^ flags 
placed in public schools; three flags placed in Sunday schools. 
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170, East Bridgewater, Lucy A. Poole. Four schools visited. Fourteen 

flags placed in schoolrooms; four silk flags presented to Sunday 
schools. Flag Day and all national anniversaries observed. 

171, Ashbumham, Abbie E. Merritt. Ten schools visited. Ten flags placed 

in schoolrooms; three flags presented to Sunday schools. Flag 
Day observed. 

172, Maiden, Euda E. Doughty. Visited eight schools. Observed both 

Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day. Lincoln^s, Washington's 
and McKinley's birthdays were observed with a Patriotic 
entertainment. 

173, Rockport, Emma K. Haskell. Visited ten schools. Placed twenty-one 

flags in schoolrooms. Flag Day, Peace and Arbitration Day 
observed. 

174, South Framingham, Nelhe G. Paine. Several schools visited. One flag 

placed in schoolroom this year. All schoolrooms now provided 
with flags, charts and oleographs. May 18 and June 14 observed. 

175, Hyannis, Annie M. Eldredge. Five flags presented to schools. Ten 

visits made to schools. Flag Day observed, also Peace and Arbitra- 
tion Day. 

I am very sorry some of the Corps have no Patriotic Instructor, yet they 
are doing good work and the Presidents have written me of their success. I 
regret all Patriotic Instructors have not responded to my letters and cards. 

The placing of flags in schoolrooms has been well done in previous years, 
yet 903 flags were presented to public schools during this year. Upon the 
recommendation of Twenty-eighth National Convention "That flags be 
presented to Sunday schools," this year has been a very busy one and I feel 
happy to report 481 flags placed in Sunday schools this year. I have been at 
many of the services at the churches on the different Sabbaths throughout 
the year with the Corps Patriotic Instructors, helping them in their noble 
work. It has indeed been gratifjdng to see how eager the different denomina- 
tions were to receive our Star-Spangled Banner in their churches. Very inter- 
esting exercises of music and recitations were given by the children, and cer- 
tainly every one has been benefited thereby. 

At Department Convention, 1911, the recommendation was adopted 
"That the sum of $50.00 be appropriated for Patriotic work the ensuing year, 
imder the direction of the Department Patriotic Instructor. At the sug- 
gestion of our beloved Sarah E. Fuller, Mrs. Libbey, Department President, 
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anxious that we should present some of the foreign missionaries with flags. 
A consultation was held with the missionaries, which resulted in Mrs. Libbey, 
Miss Elliot, Mrs. Landt accompanying me to Mechanics Hall May 20 to the 
World in Boston, and I had the honor and pleasure of presenting five large 
bunting flags to the missionaries to take with them to Palestine, Turkey, 
India, Korea and Siam. I wish every member of our Order could have been 
there and heard their words of acceptance. They were so pleased to have the 
flags to take with them to foreign shores, and when they look at them they 
will think of the Woman's Relief Corps of Massachusetts and Home, Sweet 
Home. 

** Brighter than ever is that old flag that smiles on them today, 
And brighter still its stars shall grow as ages pass away." 

I am truly grateful to Mrs. Fuller for the suggestion, and regret she was 
unable to see her desire carried out. 

A silk flag was presented to the Abraham Lincoln School on Ferdinand 
Street to be placed in their assembly hall. Fifteen hundred children attend 
school there. The principal and pupils were greatly pleased with the flag 
and certainly appreciated the gift. It was the first flag to be given to the 
school. At the presentation Mrs. Libbey, Department President, made an 
address; also Mrs. Lue Stuart Wadsworth, Past National Patriotic In- 
structor. I had the pleasure and honor of presenting the flag, which every 
pupil saluted, and the school orchestra rendered several fine selections. 

During the year I have written hundreds of letters and postals and sent 
out many packages of supphes. I have tried to answer all questions and help 
my co-workers, have issued 400 Flag Day Leaflets, 1,300 Flag Salute Leaflets, 
165 Patriotic Selections, and hundreds of Patriotic cards. I have received 
hundreds of letters, which I have enjoyed reading so much, and I deeply ap- 
preciate the great effort of every Corps Patriotic Instructor. Surely no De- 
partment Patriotic Instructor could ever have been blessed with a band of 
co-workers more loyal and true or more capable and conscientious. They 
have worked early and late, responding to all calls, their heads, their hearts 
and their hands ever ready to work for our noble Order, and when I report to 
you that over 1,336 visits have been made to public schools, 903 flags have 
been placed in schoolrooms, 481 flags have been presented to Sunday schools, 
1,734 Flag Salute Leaflets have been given out, and $4,261.23 expended in 
Patriotic work under their direction this year, you will realize, to a small 
degree, some of the work that has been done in Patriotism. To each and 
every one I wish to express my sincere appreciation for their work and extend 
thanks for their many courtesies to me. 

I have enjoyed visiting the different Corps, also the County Associations. 
Wish I might have personally met every Patriotic Instructor. I have visited 
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at 28 Corps, and at Barnstable County Association and Plymouth County 
Association, William B. Eaton Corps 126 Patriotic night, T. L. Bonney 
Corps 146 at its twenty-first anniversary and at the dedication of Soldiers' 
Monument at North Attleboro, attended 3 exemplifications, inspected 4 
Corps, installed 4 Corps, served as Conductor at 2 installations and had the 
honor of serving as Conductor at institution of the new Corps 155, Millbury. 

Attended reception tendered to Department President by Gen. Lander 
Corps 29; reception tendered to Mrs. Mary E. Holbrook, Department 
Senior Vice-President, given by Reynolds Corps 102; reception tendered by 
Dahlgren Corps 20 to Mrs. Lue Stuart Wadsworth, National Patriotic 
Instructor, and to Mrs. Hattie Calahan, Department Press Correspondent. 

Also attended anniversaries of Corps 74, 63, 146, 29, 84; receptions given 
by Department Headquarters Aides, Department Patriotic Aides and Sol- 
diers' Home Aides. Attended Governor's reception February 22. Served as 
President of Corps 45 throughout the year, being present every meeting 
except one (was detained at home by illness). Have visited many Sunday 
schools. Presented 109 flags to same for different Corps. Gave Patriotic ad- 
dresses at Faneuil Chapel May 21 ; Somerville, Prospect Hill Congregational 
Church, under auspices of Corps 21, June 13; Provincetown, June 14, Flag 
Day celebration in Town Hall; Adamsdale Chapel, November 19; and at 
Congregational Church, Attleboro Falls, November 26, 1911. 

In closing I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the Department 
officers, especially Miss Elliot and Mrs. Jones, who have shown me so many 
acts of kindness and courtesies. To Mrs. Libbey, Department President, 
I express thanks for trusting me with this responsible office, also for her 
unfailing support. The memory of our official work together will always be 
precious to me, and I sincerely hope she may truly feel I have been faithful 
to the trust. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

LAURA I. SMITH, 
Department Patriotic Instructor, 



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REPORT OF DEPARTMENT PRESS CORRESPONDENT. 



Dorchester, April 2, 1912. 
Miss Mary E. Elliot, 

Department Secretary, W.R.C. 

Madam: In accordance with Rules and Regulations I respectfully render 
the following report : 

Shortly after the announcement of my appointment as Press Correspondent 
I prepared and sent out to the Corps Press Correspondents a Circular Letter 
outlining the duties of their position and urging them to improve every oppor- 
tunity to advance the work of our beloved Order and of assisting me in enlist- 
ing the services of the press in keeping our Order and the principles for which 
we stand pledged before the public. 

Through the courtesy of Mr. J. Harry Hartley, military editor of the 
Boston Globe, that paper generously gave us more space than it had formerly 
done, thus enabling us to make a much more complete report from week to 
week than we had been doing in the past, and it now has a prominent position 
in the paper under the attractive heading of "Woman's Patriotic Organi- 
zations." While we have been more successful the past year in having the 
Corps items published, a fact that is very pleasing to me, still there have been 
the usual complaints from many places of their non-appearance, and requests 
made for the reason why. Every communication that has been received by 
me that has not been on matters that were events that had passed have 
been taken to Headquarters and through the Department Secretary have 
been sent to the papers, and there my responsibility ends. 

Correspondents should not forget that the papers will not print any items 
that tell of events that have occurred previous to the publication of the paper. 

I have found that the local papers are, as a rule, not only wilUng but glad 
to publish local news, and I urge the Corps Correspondents to see that their 
items are sent to their local papers, as I believe it is even more important to 
spread the information of what we are doing among the citizens of the com- 
munities in which the Corps are situated, that they may know of our work 
and of the benefit the Corps is proving itself to be in that vicinity. 

I have received many cheering and interesting letters from my co-workers, 
and to each and all I extend my sincere thanks for their faithful work. In 
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me to be able to say that one hundred and thirty-two of the one hundred and 
seventy-two Corps have responded to the call of duty. 

I have attended all Council meetings; was present at the exemplifications 
at Lynn, Waltham, Braintree and Attleboro. I attended the reception at 
Headquarters in the recognition of Woman's Relief Corps Day, and also 
that given in honor of the birthday of William McKinley. I also attended 
the National Convention at Rochester as a delegate. I inspected Corps 100 
of Canton, 85 of Needham and 102 of Weymouth. I represented the Depart- 
ment at the quarterly meeting of the Middlesex County Association, and 
also at the anniversary of Camp 9, Sons of Veterans. I had the honor of 
installing the officers of Corps 93 at Beverly Farms, and also of acting as 
Conductor for our Department President at the installation of Corps 25, and 
for oui* Past National Patriotic Instructor, Mrs. Lue Stuart Wadsworth, on 
several occasions. 

I offer the following recommendation: That the thanks of this Convention 
be extended to Mr. J. Harry Hartley for the favors received at his hands 
and for the increased space granted through his cooperation. 

In closing my report I tender my heartfelt thanks to my associates at 
Headquarters for the many courtesies received at their hands, and to our 
Department President for the honor she so kindly conferred on me in appoint- 
ing me to this important office. I have striven to discharge my duties faith- 
fully and conscientiously, and if I have earned her approbation I shall feel 
amply repaid for my labors. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

HATTIE A. CALAHAN, 

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TWENTY-NINTH 




A RACE SET FREE 

AND THE COUNTRY AT PEACE 

LINCOLN 

RESTS FROM HIS LABORS 



ROCHESTER, N.Y. 

1911 
MASSACHUSETTS 



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REPORT OF DELEGATE-AT-LARGE. 



Attleboro, Mass., April 2, 1912. 
Miss Mary E. Elliot, 

Department Secretary ^ W.R.C. 

Madam: The Thirty-second Annual Convention of the Department of 
Massachusetts having conferred on me the honor of Delegate-at-Large, it 
becomes my pleasant duty to render a brief report of the proceedings of the 
Twenty-ninth National Convention held at Rochester, N.Y., August 24 and 
25, 1911. 

Owing to short distance and low rates an unusually large number attended 
the Encampment and Convention this year. Having been invited by the 
Department officers of the G.A.R. to accompany them on the official train, 
a very happy company left the North Station on Monday morning, August 21 ; 
many relatives and friends were there to wish us Godspeed. We were more than 
honored to have with us National Patriotic Instructor Lue Stuart Wadsworth 
and Past National President, our own Sarah E. Fuller, also Mrs. Harriette L. 
Reed, Past National Secretary. At the different points we stopped many of 
our members boarded the train, each carrying gifts and flowers for Depart- 
ment President Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey and others of our party. At Gardner 
Department Junior Vice-President Mrs. Marie J. Kendall joined us, laden 
with beautiful flowers, a gift from Corps 90. The trip was one of much 
pleasure. The time passed quicjdy in making visits and receiving friends 
from the different cars. It seemed as if every one was heavily laden with good 
things to eat, and a very happy hour was the lunch hour. We arrived at 
Rochester at 7.30, a httle late and somewhat tired. Tuesday was given to 
sightseeing, and many availed themselves of the opportunity to visit 
Niagara Falls, and many enjoyed the walks, drives and beauties of Rochester. 

Headquarters were opened at Hotel Seneca by Mrs. Libbey, and Mrs. 
Bertha Walker had charge. Mrs. Libbey, Department President, and many 
other officers were present to greet the members of our Department, as well 
as representatives of other Departments, in fact, members of the G.A.R. 
and W.R.C. from all parts of the United States. 

Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Libbey called a meeting of the Department 
officers, Delegates and Alternates. We gathered in Department Head- 
quarters. Matters pertaining to National Convention were discussed and 
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Tuesday evening in Convention Hall a grand camp-fire was held, attended 
by thousands. The body of the house was reserved for the veterans, and it 
was truly an inspiring sight to see them sit there enjoying to the utmost 
everything provided for their comfort and entertainment. While the people 
were gathering entertainment was furnished by the noted Rochester Brass 
Band. 

Executive Director Henry E. Redman called the meeting to order and 
turned the gavel over to Commander-in-Chief John E. Oilman. We all felt 
very proud of the great honor to see our own Commander-in-Chief so honored 
and he was heartily greeted by all. The trooping of the colors was the great 
feature of the evening, under the direction of J. Payson Bradley, Chief of 
Staif. As the band played "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching" 
in marched one hundred and fifty veterans from every part of the United 
States to the front of the platform. Thousands broke into cheers and the 
music of the band was drowned as cheer upon cheer rang out. After present- 
ing colors to the Conunander-in-Chief and saluting the comrades the band 
played "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the flags were stacked each side of 
the platform. , 

Governor Dix of New York made an address, followed by Mayor Edgerton^ 
who, in behalf of the city of Rochester, extended a welcome to the G.A.R- 
and to Gen. George B. Loud, Conmiander of Department of New York. 

Conmiander-in-Chief Gilman began his address, but was interrupted by 
Chief of Staff Bradley, who presented him with a magnificent gold badge 
studded with diamonds, costing nearly a thousand dollars, also a check for 
more than $400. Judge Advocate General T. S. Hopkins of Washington 
then presented S. R. Van Sant, Conmiander-in-Chief, 1910, a badge similar 
to one given Conamander Gilman; also presented Mrs. Van Sant with a 
solid silver tea set. Among the other speakers were Belle C. Harris, National 
President of W.R.C., F. E. Bolton, another Massachusetts boy, Commander 
of Sons of Veterans. The program was interspersed with several vocal 
selections by the Rochester Male Quartet and Mrs. B. A. Keohnle and Miss 
Grace Warren, accompanied by Miss Winifred McCall. 

Wednesday morning the grand parade took place. The members of the 
W.R.C. were favored with good seats on the grand stand. 

Among those on the grand stand besides the Commander-in-Chief and his 
Staff were the President of the United States, William H. Taft, Major- 
General Frederick D. Grant, General Daniel E. Sickles, Governor Dix and 
Mayor Edgerton. More than 20,000 veterans were in line. Patiently we sat 
there in the hot sun waiting for our own Massachusetts boys to pass by, and 
feeling so proud that our division was commanded by Department Com- 
mander Granville Fiske, whom everybody honors. 

The Massachusetts comrades, as usual, presented a fine appearance, and 
they were greeted heartily and cheered on all sides. 

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was called to order in the Central Presbyterian Church at 3 o'clock Wednes- 
day afternoon, August 23, 1911, National President Belle C.Harris presiding. 

This session being an open one, the church was nearly filled by Delegates 
and members of the G.A.R. and friends of our Order. A memorial service 
was held in loving memory of those who had passed away during the year. 
The National President read her report, after which a beautiful silk flag was 
presented to Dr. Albertson for the Sunday school of the church. Flag was 
given by contributions from the different Departments, under the leadership 
of National Patriotic Instructor Lue Stuart Wadsworth. Many presentations 
were made to different officers, among them a check to the National Presi- 
dent from the National Aides, a memory jar from National Secretary, and 
several other tokens of love and appreciation of her and her efficient admin- 
istration. Convention adjourned until 9 o'clock Thursday morning. 

Wednesday evening the reception of the Department of Massachusetts 
was held in the Brown Parlor through the kindness of the National President. 

It was a very pleasing reception, attended by 1,547 persons, who paid their 
respects to the mother Department. In the receiving line, besides the 
Department President and Staff, was the Department Commander of 
Massachusetts, Granville Fiske, and Staff. 

Previous to our reception Mrs. Libbey and Staff attended the reception 
given to Commander-in-Chief John E. Oilman by the National President. 
Department President Mrs. Libbey was presented with a beautiful piece of. 
cut glass from the Reception Committee; also beautiful flowers from her 
own Corps, 29 of Lynn, also from Mrs. Helen C. Mulford, Department Aide. 

The Massachusetts badge was of white satin ribbon with a cut of the 
Emancipation Monument of Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves, with these 
words: "A race set free and the country at peace Lincoln rests from his 
labors." 

Thursday morning Convention was called to order at 9 o'clock by National 
President. Prayer was offered by Mrs. May L. Douglas, who acted as 
Chaplain throughout the Convention. 

The National officers were then introduced. All were present but three. 

National President Mrs. Harris was generous in her appointments to 
members of Department of Massachusetts, appointing as follows: Florence 
Haynes a member of Credential Committee; Sarah E. Fuller on Presi- 
dent's Address; Augusta A. Wales on Secretary's Report; Florence 
Haynes, National Treasurer's Report; Nellie F. Libbey, National 
Patriotic Instructor's Report; Mary E. EUiot, Report of Desecration of the 
Flag; Dorcas H. Lyman on Telegrams and Greetings; Mary L. 
Oilman on Greetings to the Grand Army of tKe RepubUc; Harriette 
L. Reed on Greetings to Army Nurses; Laura I. Smith on Greetings to the 
Sons of Veterans; Anna L. Bell on Greetings to Daughters of Veterans; 
Hattie Tuttle, Assistant Conductor; Marie Shepard, Assistant Con- 



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ductor. Delegations were received from Daughters of Veterans and Sons 
of Veterans Auxiliary and Sons of Veterans. 

On motion of Mrs. Agnes Hitt it was voted to present $100 to Mrs. 
Charlotte E. Wright in recognition of her six years' valuable service as Na- 
tional Treasurer. Motioned by Harriette L. Reed of Massachusetts and 
carried that $4,000 be presented to Grand Army for their Permanent Fund. 

Mrs. Eliza Brown Daggett presented to Mrs. Harris a bag of gold from the 
Staff of National President. 

Adjourned after distribution of luncheon tickets until 1.45 p.m. China 
plates were given to the Delegates from Citizens* Committee. 

Convention was called to order at 2 o'clock by National President. After 
devotional exercises, conducted by May L. Douglas, conductors took the 
password. Minutes of morning session were read and approved as corrected. 
A committee from Army Nurse Association was given a cordial welcome. 

The hour having arrived for election, National Secretary called the roll 
and Department President Nellie F. Libbey reported full delegation. Dr. 
Stillman, National President of the Humane Association, was introduced 
and gave an interesting address. Captain Wallace Foster was received and 
gave his greetings in writing. The National President pinned the Convention 
badge on each and they were escorted from the church. National Secretary 
reported 433 delegates. The following were nominated for National President: 
Ida S. McBride of Indiana, Cora M. Davis of Oregon, Eunice M. Munger 
of Oklahoma, Belle W. Bliss of Wisconsin, Geraldine E. Frisbie of California, 
Lois M. Knauff of Ohio. Mrs. Bliss withdrew her name. Ballots were pre- 
pared, and after balloting four times Mrs. CoraM. Davis was declared elected, 
receiving 214 votes out of a total of 414. Convention then adjourned until 
9 o'clock Friday morning. 

Convention was called to order at 9 o'clock by the National President. 
Devotional exercises were conducted by May L. Douglas, followed by singing 
of opening ode. Mrs. Harris was presented with a gavel made of Dakota 
hickory. Greetings were received from a delegation from ladies of G.A.R. 

The Ladies' Executive Committee of Rochester were introduced and 
given the salute of the Order. On motion of S. A. C. Plummer of Michigan 
the Convention voted to allow the Department of Texas to solicit funds for 
Soldiers' Monument. A letter from Commander-in-Chief John E. Oilman 
was read asking for the pleasure of National President to visit his Encamp- 
ment. On motion of Kate E. Sherwood it was voted to extend Commander- 
in-Chief Oilman a rising vote of thanks for the compliment paid the Woman's 
Relief Corps and that Mrs. Harris head the delegation as requested. 

Department President NelUe F. Libbey in behalf of the delegates present 
presented Mrs. Lue Stuart Wadsworth with a hand-bag, also a sum of money, 
showing her how proud Massachusetts was of her untiring work. 

Mrs. Julia E. Dockery of Kirksville, Mo., was unanimously elected Senior 
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For Junior Vice-President Mrs. Julia Payne Nason of Rhode Island was 
nominated and unanimously elected. 

Mrs. Abbie Lynch of Pennsylvania was unanimously elected National 
Treasurer. 

Mrs. May L. Douglas, an Army Nurse, was unanimously elected Chaplain. 

The following were elected members of National Executive Boatd: Mary 
E. Seely of New York, chairman; Elmina C. Westcott of Florida, Anna 
Ford Johnson of Tennessee, Ida C. Rolfe of Maine, Edith E. Harris of Wash- 
ington and Alaska. 

On motion of Belle W. Bliss it was voted to give a rising vote of thanks to 
the city of Rochester, its citizens, Posts and Corps for the beautiful pieces 
of china presented, also the luncheons provided for the delegates. Adjourned 
imtil 2 P.M. 

Convention was called to order at 2 o'clock by National President. Devo- 
tional exercises were conducted by acting Chaplain May L. Douglas. Con- 
vention repeated flag salute. 

Conunittee on Report of the Andersonville Prison Board gave their report 
and, as they requested. Convention stood in memory of Lizabeth A. Turner. 

Convention also stood at suggestion of Augusta A. Wales, Massachusetts, 
in memory of E. Florence Barker, our first National President. Pianist 
played "One Vacant Chair." Mrs. Lue Stuart Wadsworth, National Pa- 
triotic Instructor, was presented with a sterUng silver bonbon dish from Mrs. 
Putman of Maine. Many other gifts were given National officers. 

On motion of National Senior Vice-President Eliza Brown Daggett it was 
voted to give a rising vote of thanks to Sarah D. Winans and her co-workers 
for their splendid work on Andersonville Prison Board. 

Every one was saddened when news of the wreck reached us. Many 
veterans were killed without an instant's warning. 

This resolution was presented by Flo Jamison Miller, Past National Presi- 
dent, and adopted: Resolved^ That we create a permanent fund sacred to 
theG.A.R.,and that we transfer at once $1,000 from the General Fund to this 
Permanent Fund, and that hereafter $1,000 be added annually and all interest 
accruing from this fund shall be added thereto. 

Committee bearing greetings from the Grand Army was received, con- 
sisting of Comrade Robert B. Beath, Robert B. Brown. Remarks were 
greatly enjoyed from these comrades. Convention sang ''God Be With You 
Till We Meet Again," and they were escorted from the church. The com- 
mittees rendered their reports on the several National Officers^ reports 
and were accepted by the Convention. - 

Mrs. Isabel Worrell Ball of Potomac rendered her report as chairman of 
Committee on Prevention of Desecration of the Flag. It was very interesting 
and every one listened attentively. Mrs. Sarah A. C. Plummer of Michigan 
moved adoption of this most excellent report. Motion carried by rising vote. 
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triotic Instructor's Report. The many recommendations contained therein 
were discussed, and decisions will be found under Alterations and Amendments 
to Rules and Regulations. Kate B. Sherwood moved to adopt the report of 
the conmiittee as a whole, including a rising vote of thanks to the National 
Patriotic Instructor for the work she has accomplished this past year. She 
is worthy of commendation. Motion seconded and carried. Convention 
adjourned until 7.30 o'clock. 

Convention called to order at 7.30 by the National President. Past Com- 
mander-in-Chief John E. Oilman and his Adjutant-General, Comrade 
StiUings, were in waiting and they were received with honors, the pianist 
playing "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again." After very 
interesting addresses by each they retired. 

At the earnest request of the Delegates the National President sang "Cross- 
ing the Bar." JuHa Mason Layton gave a fifteen-minute address in which 
she told of her inspection trip. National President appointed as a Committee 
on Compilation of Patriotic Selections Lue Stuart Wadsworth of Massachu- 
setts, Emma Hampton, Michigan, and Nettie McGowan, Illinois. 

The flags used by Color Bearers during Convention were presented to 
them by the National President. 

Mrs. Harris then thanked all for their attention, for the splendid assistance 
given her, enabling her to expedite work so rapidly. 

At 11 o'clock National President-elect appointed the following officers to 
serve at installation service: Abbie A. Adams, Installing Officer; Harriet 
J. Bodge, Chaplain; Sarah E. Fulton, Conductor; Ada O. Mohr, Pianist; 
EUza Brown Daggett, Secretary; same Color Bearers who served throughout 
Convention. 

Massachusetts was once more honored by the appointment of our beloved 
Past Department President, Mrs. Florence Haynes, as National Inspector, a 
position which she will fill with grace and dignity, as well as an honor to the 
Department and National, for no one could have been chosen for the respon- 
sible position who is better qualified to fill it than she. 

After installation Mrs. Cora M. Davis thanked the Convention for honor 
conferred and asked all to help her make the coming year a success. It was 
after 11 o'clock when Convention closed. 

DECISIONS OF THE TWENTY-NINTH NATIONAL CONVENTION. 

I. The following decisions of the Twenty-ninth National Convention 
as formulated by Retiring National President Belle C. Harris are hereby pro- 
mulgated: 

Alterations and Amendments to Rules and Regulations. 

Note . — W^ith the exception of Decisions Nos. 7, 9, 15, 16 
and 27 all Alterations and Amendments to Rules and Regu- 
lations are the result of revisions made by the Standing Com- 
mittee on Rules and Regulations, who were given full power 
to perfect Rules and Regulations, Ritual and Red Book. 
See Decision No. 70. 



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1. Chapter II, Article I, page 5, Section 1, fourth paragraph, secand line, 

after the word ''badge" insert the words ^^ forty cents ^ 

2. Chapter II, Article I, page 7, Section 12, after the word ''Republic" 

omit the words "cw defined in Blue Booky edition 1904, page 29." 

3. Chapter II, Article II, page 7, Section 1, last line, after the word 

"price" insert the words '^forty cents.^* 

4. Chapter II, Article III, page 9, Section 3, at end of paragraph add the 

sentence: 
"/n transfer a two^hirds haUot is required to elect. ^^ 

5. Chapter II, Article V, page 10, Section 6, after the word "age" 

change the word "cannot" to the words ^*must tiotV 

6. Chapter II, Article VII, page 11, Section 3, change the second sen- 

tence to read : 

"T/ie newly elected officers shall select the Installing Officer, who shall 
be notified of their choice by the Corps Secretary.'* 

7. Chapter II, Article VIII, page 13, Section 8, be amended to read: 

" The Patriotic Instructor shall promote patriotic education by visiting 
schools, presenting flags, Patriotic Primers, Oleographs of the origin and 
history of the Stars and Stripes furnished by the Corps, and by encoura>ging 
the general observance of National Anniversaries and Peace and Flag Days. 

^^She shall compile a record of the year's work on Form V and forward 
the same to the Department Patriotic Instructor through the Corps President, 
thirty days before Department Convention, and shall present a voritten 
report to the Corps monthly. 

'^Detached Corps Patriotic Instructors must report to the National 
Patriotic Instructor on Form V thirty days before National Convention.'' 

8. Chapter III, Article VI, page 19, Section 8, after the word " President" 

in fourth line strike out the word '^sign." 

9. Chapter III, Article VI, page 20, Section 9, be amended to read : 

"T/ic Department Patriotic Instructor shall direct and supervise the 
work of patriotic education and humane teaching, and uith approval of 
the Department President shall furnish to the Corps Patriotic Instructors 
flag salutes, programs and such printed matter as may be furnished fy the 
National Patriotic InstrvxUor. 

^^She shall forward two copies of Form Vtoeach Corps Patriotic Instructor 
sixty days before the Annual Department Convention, and shall tabulate 
the reports of the Corps for her official year (Convention to Convention), as 
shown by Form V on Form W, for the information of the Department 
President of thai year, and shall forward to the National Patriotic Instruc- 
tor, through the Department President, a consolidated report on Form 
VVV." 



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10. Chapter IV, Article II, page 22, Section 1, strike out paragraph 5 

and renumber following paragraphs. 

11. Chapter IV, Article IV, page 23, strike out Section 3. 

12. Chapter IV, Article VI, page 24, Section 1, second paragraph, add the 

following sentence: 

'^She shall prepare for publication in the National Journal the pro- 
ceedings of Convention and the reports of officers.^' 

13. Chapter IV, Article VI, page 24, Section 3, second line, after the 

words "National President'* insert the word **and" and in same para- 
graph after the word "Council" strike out the following: "and prepare 
the minutes of the Convention and reports of officers for publication under 
the direction of the retiring President J* 

14. Chapter IV, Article VI, page 25, Section 8, in fifth line, after the 

word "and" insert the word "of." 

15* Chapter IV, Article VI, page 26, Section 9, be amended to read: 

'^The National Patriotic Instructor shall direct the work of patriotic 
education and humane teaching^ and with the approval of the National 
President shall issue such printed matter as may he deemed necessary for 
the work, 

"She shall forward Forms 7, VV and VVV to the Department Patriotic 
Instructors not later than February 1, and Form V to Detached Corps 
Presidents, also Provisional Presidents, sixty days before National Con- 
vention, and shall tabulate the same for the information of the National 
President. 

"She shall prepare and issue a program for the observance of Peace Day, 
May 18, and Flag Day, June 14." 

16. Chapter IV, Article VI, page 26, strike out Section 13 and renumber 

following paragraphs. 

17. Chapter IV, Article VI, page 27, Section 14 (renumbered 13), second 

paragraph be amended to read: 

" Without expense to the- Order they shovld attend as many Department 
and District Conventions and Corps meetings as possible; give encourage' 
ment to Corps Officers in their work in gaining members; and, when 
requested by Department or Corps Presidents, aid and advice in allaying 
dissensions; and at least twice during their term of service address a letter 
to the National Senior Aide, giving a detailed accouni of work done, and 
other information that may be of benefit to the Order ^ 

18. Chapter V, Article I, page 28, Section 1, third line, after the word 

"October" strike out the words "she shall at the same time forward the 
names of rejected applicants not previously reported^ 



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19. Chapter V, Article V, page 30, Section 1, third line, after the word 

''Inspector" insert the word "and" and after the words "Assistant 
Department Inspectors" strike out the words '^or other members assigned 
to such dtUy.** 

20. Chapter V, Article V, page 31, Section 2, first line, after the word 

"President" substitute the word "may" for "shaU." * 

21. Chapter V, Article V, page 31, Section 4, fifth line, after the word 

"Inspectors" insert the word ^'and.'^ 

22. Chapter V, Article V, page 31, Section 4, sixth line, after the word 

"Corps" strike out the word "and" and insert the words ''she shalV* 

23. Chapter V, Article V, page 31, Section 4, seventh line, after the letter 
. "S" insert the words "and Detached Corps reports, Form U on Form UUJ^ 

24. Chapter V, Article XVIII, page 36, third Une, strike out the word 

"Adjutant" and insert the word "Quartermaster/' so that it shall read 
"Quartermaster-General." 

25. Chapter V, Article XXII^ page 38, Section 6, fifth line, after the word 

"National" strike out the word "elected^*' and after the word "officers" 
strike out the words "also Past National Secretaries, hispectors. Counsel- 
ors, Instituting and Installing Officers, Patriotic Instructors and Press 
Correspondents.'' 

In the same article change last sentence to read: 

** To the bar pin of Past National Aides a gilt or gold shield." 

26. Rules of Order, page 41, Section 1, insert new paragraph No. 14 to read 

as follows : 
"The report of the Committee on Resolutions shall be presented not later than 
the morning of the second day," and change number of paragraph No. 
14 to No. 16. 

27. Rules of Order, page 41, Section 1, insert new paragraph No. 16 to read 

as follows: 



FORM OP ROLL-CALL PRECEDING THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

1. National Offi^rs, 

2. Past National Offixxrs on the Roll. 

3. Departments. As the name of Department is called the Department 

President, or in her absence the Chairman of the delegation, shall 
rise and announce the number of delegates actually present in 
Convention from her Department. 

4. Detached Corps, as printed in the Roll. 



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Amendment to Ritual. 

28. Page 50, the last sentence amended to read: 

" President welcomes him on behalf of the Corps j and instructs Conductor 
to escort Commander to the platform and then says: 'Corps SalvUf* the 
Comrades taking seats on the right of the hall and all are seated.^* 

Revision of Free Blanks. 

29. That the next edition of Form L {Corps Election Returns) be revised so thai 

page three will contain in addition to the list of Past Corps Presidents 
spaces opposite each name for recording the year or years of service; that 
in case of the death of a Past Corps President her name be entered on the 
list in its proper place, and the date of death recorded, 

30. That the next edition of Form N, Corps Relief Reports, be simplified. 

31. That the following questions be added to Form V: 

Number of Sunday schools in which flags have been placed by this Corps, 
Amount expended for patriotic work by this Corps. 



Miscellaneous Decisions. 

32. That the $3,000 set aside for the Grand Army of the Republic "Special 

Fund" by the Twenty-eighth National Convention be transferred to 
the Grand Army for its permanent fund. 

33. That the Woman's Relief Corps present to the Grand Army of the Repub- 

lic $1,000 for its permanent fimd. 

34. That the Woman's Relief Corps create a permanent fund, to be held 

sacred to the Grand Army of the Republic. That $1,000 be transferred 
from the General Fund to this permanent fund and that hereaftw 
$1,000 be added annually and all interest accruing from this fund shall 
be added thereto. 

35. That further transfer from the General Fund to National Headquarters 

Relief Fund be discontinued for the present. 

36. That the call for further contributions to the Southern Memorial Fund be 

continued. 

37. That the incoming National President be empowered to have manufac- 

tured such a quantity of badge ribbon as she deems necessary for some 
years to come. 

38. That a new Red Book be published containing all laws and decisions to 

date, and the action of the Twenty-eighth National Convention regard- 
ing the printing of amendments to Red Book in leaflet form be rescinded. 



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39. That all necessary expense incurred in preparing the Red Book be rendered 

on itemized bills, and paid by National Treasurer on approval of the 
National President. 

40. That members of oiir Order shall rise whenever the "Star-Spangled 

Banner" is played or sm^. 

41. That unless otherwise ordered by Department Presidents, General Orders 

be sent direct from the printer to Department Secretaries. 

42. That the lists of Past Department Presidents on Election Return Blanks, 

Form M, be correctly filled out by Department Secretaries before 
Department Conventions. 

43. That each Department prepare a Charter Book which shall contain the 

names of all their Corps, date of institution and list of charter members. 

44. That a special gift be made the Department of Tennessee, of fifty Patriotic 

Primers, twenty-five Oleographs, twenty-five charts of the Declaration 
of Independence and fifteen 4x8 bimting flags, to be furnished to the 
schools through the Department Patriotic Instructor. 

45. That in the next edition of Flag Salute Leaflets the word ''upward** in the 

seventh and eighth lines be changed to read "downward." 

46. That hereafter the National Woman's Relief Corps, through Colony 

Corps, No. 2, of Fitzgerald, Ga., furnish a band for the exercises at 
Andersonville Cemetery on Memorial Day at an expense not to exceed 
seventy-five dollars. 

47. That the Woman's Rehef Corps never forget nor lose interest in Anderson- 

ville Prison Park, but continue our gifts to the house when needed and 
to the rose garden. 

48. That the Woman's Relief Corps contribute $25 to the monument to be 

erected at Andersonville in memory of loyal Tennesseeans and that the 
incoming National President announce in General Orders that all 
desiring to contribute to this fund may do so by communicating with 
the Tennessee Union Soldiers' Andersonville Monument Association, 
114 Gill Street, Knoxville, Tenn. 

49. That all poems and selections issued in leaflet form by the various National 

Patriotic Instructors be printed in booklet form. 

50. That authority be given the Woman's Relief Corps of Dallas, Tex., to 

issue a circular to solicit contributions with which to erect a monument 
to the Federal soldiers of the Civil War at Dallas, Tex. 



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61. That the National Inspector's instructions be confined to one Circular 
Letter. 

52. That National Inspector furnish the National President detailed reports 
and remarks for her information and use in preparing her annual address, 
but that the National Inspector confine her report to the Convention to 
the tabulated figures and her general introduction. 

63. That the apf)ointment of Julia Mason Layton as Assistant National 

Inspector, guide, counselor and friend to the colored Corps of the 
South be commended. 

64. That the Woman's Relief Corps shall conform to the practice of all legis- 

lative bodies and require standing conmfiittees to report directly to 
National Convention, and that we discontinue the practice of appointing 
committees to act upon reports of standing committees. 

55. That the National President shall not invite the Past National Presidents 

to attend Council meetings unless some special subject should present 
itself. 

56. That $100 be contributed to the Students' Aid Fund of Berea College, 

Berea, Ky., and a like amount be contributed to the Students' Aid 
Fund of Lincoln Memorial College of Cumberland Gap, Tenn. 

57. That a check for $100 be given Charlotte E. Wright, National Treasurer, 

as a testimonial of appreciation of her six years' valuable service as 
National Treasurer. 

58. That as the testimonial voted to Past National President Carrie R. Read, 

aside from the usual testimonial presented the retiring National Presi- 
dent, had never been paid, a check for $100 be given her in lieu of this 
special testimonial. 

59. That $10 be given the janitor of the church for his services, and $10 be 

given the Convention pianist. 

60. That $20 be paid the Assistant National Secretary. 

61. That the salary for the month of September be paid the retiring National 

Secretary and National Treasurer. 

62. That the usual testimonial of $40 be presented the retiring National 

President. 

63. That a committee be appointed to purchase a testimonial for Sarah D. 

Winans in appreciation of the valuable services rendered the Woman's 
Relief Corps as chairman of the Andersonville Prison Board. 



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64. That $200 be set aside from the General Fund for promoting patriotism 

in the Departments of Florida, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. 

65. That a memorial page be placed in the National Journal in memory of 

Past National President Emma R. Wallace. 

66. That the Woman's Relief Corps enter more cordially into the work of the 

National Council of Women. 

67. That the report of Enmfia Stark Hampton, delegate to the National 

Council of Women, be read in Corps meeting upon the receipt of the 
Twenty-ninth National Journal. 

68. That only two delegates be sent to the National Council of Women, one 

to be the National President and one elected delegate, and no proxies 
be permitted. 

69. That Department Presidents be urged to see that the reports from their 

officers harmonize before they are forwarded to National officers. 

70. That the Committee on Revision of Rules and Regulations be given full 

power to make Rules and Regulations, Rituals, Red Book and blanks 
conform, and to change any existing law which may conffict with this 
decision. 

71. That each Department be permitted to determine what city shall receive 

the High School Flag presented by the Department. 

72. That the Committee on Prevention of Desecration of the Flag be con- 

tinued and the name of Agnes L. Keeler of Department of Potomac be 
added to the committee, and that stationery be furnished the chairman. 

73. That the entire appropriation of $500 be used for the work of Patriotic 

education, and that the blanks and official stationery now paid from the 
appropriation be paid from the General Fund, the amount expended 
for flags and visiting Departments to be under the supervision of the 
National President. 

Saturday morning we wended our way to the railroad station; some took 
trains for home, others to see the sights in surrounding country and to sail 
down the Hudson; a large party took a trip up through Montreal. 

Your Delegate-at-Large reached home at 1.30 Sunday afternoon, happy 
with the thought that she had the privilege of being able to attend the Con- 
vention; also with the honor conferred by the Thirty-second Department 
Convention. I wish time and space could be given to a more detailed report, 
as it has been impossible for me to give you the description of the decorations, 
electrical display and the many delightful entertainments provided by the 
warm-hearted, patriotic people of Rochester. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

LAURA I. SMITH, 

Delegate-at'La rge. 



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REPORT OF SENIOR AIDE. 

Whitman, April 2, 1912. 
To Mary E. Elliot, 

Department Secretary, W.R,C, 

Madam: As Senior Aide of the Department of Massachusetts Woman's 
Rehef Corps I have- the honor to render the following report: 

One year ago the Department President, Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, appointed 
me her Senior Aide, and I have tried to the best of my abihty to perform 
the work required of me. 

I have sent to the appointed Aides nearly one thousand commissions and 
have received many reports from them of the good work done. Can safely 
say that in all the Corps in Massachusetts great interest in the work is mani- 
fested. 

I attended the reception to the Department President given by her own 
Corps at Lynn, and it was a very enjoyable affair. 

Inspected four Corps and installed the officers of three, but on account of 
illness was unable to install the officers of two other Corps that kindly 
invited me. Acted as Conductor at the installation of three. 

Attended the National Convention at Rochester and acted as chairman 
of the Reception Committee, holding our reception in the Brown Parlor of 
the Seneca Hotel. It was a grand success, 1,547 clasping the hands of the 
Department officers in line. 

Have .attended the receptions held at Department Headquarters by the 
Patriotic and Headquarters Aides; also the one at the Soldiers' Home given 
by the Soldiers' Home Aides. These receptions were carried out in a 
maimer that reflected great credit upon the Aides of those Departments. 

Represented the Department at the miUtary ball given by the Massa- 
chusetts Division of the Sons of Veterans. 

It has been a pleasure to visit many of the Corps with the Department 
President, and have always been greeted most cordially. 

And now in closing let me express through you my appreciation of the 
honor conferred upon me by Mrs. Libbey, and hope in the years to come 
success will ever follow her footsteps, and her year as Department President 
be a happy memory. 

Yours truly in F., C. and L. 

ANNIE POOLE ATWOOD, 

Senior Aide, W.R.C^ 



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PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION. 



At the conclusion of the reading of the President's Address Mrs. Mary 
E. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, assumed the chair and 
said: 

"This excellent report of the Department President will be referred to 
the Committee on President's Address." 

Mrs. Holbrook then presented a gift of gold to Mrs. Libbey on behalf of 
all the members of the Council, expressing their regard and best wishes, and 
in closing said: "I hope your coming years will be just as bright as the past 
year has been.'' 

The Department President, who resmned the chair, thanked Mrs. Hol- 
brook and the other members of the Council for this gift and for their kindly 
thoughts and greetings. 

Mrs. Harriette L. Reed, Past National Secretary, addressed the Depart- 
ment President, sajdng that a pleasant duty had been given her to perform; 
she then, in behalf of Mrs. Waterman (mother of Mrs. Wadsworth), presented 
a silk quilt to Mrs. Libbey, which was made by Mrs. Waterman, who is 84 
years old. The recipient expressed her appreciation of this beautiful gift 
from her friend. 

A committee from the ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic was 
announced, and the members of the committee were escorted to the platform 
and received a welcome. Mrs. Stone, chairman, extended cordial greetings 
on behalf of the organization she represented. 

After this committee had retired Mrs. Ida M. Montgomery, Past Depart- 
ment President of New Hampshire, was introduced and welcomed. 

Moved by Miss Nellie A. Tracy, Past Department Press Correspondent, 
that a message of love and remembrance be sent Miss Clara Barton, only 
Honorary Member of the Woman's ReUef Corps, and to all Past Department 
Presidents who are absent. 

Seconded by several members and carried. 

Mrs. Ralph, Past Department President, moved that the first business 
after the report of the Credential Committee this afternoon be the election 
of oiSicers. 

Seconded by Mrs. Furness of Everett and carried. 

Mrs. Lyman, Past Department President, chairman of the Conmiittee 



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on Lunches, reported the plans made by the committee and gave directions 
regarding the restaurants in this vicinity. 

Mrs. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President: I move that the 
Department President have the privilege of visiting the Encampment in 
Faneuil Hall tomorrow with the National oiSicers and the Committee on 
Greetings. I will take care of the Convention during her absence. 

Mrs. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President, placed this motion 
before the Delegates and it was carried unanimously. 

Mrs. Libbey expressed her appreciation of this vote. 

Votedj That when we adjourn it be to meet at 1.30 o'clock. 

The chair announced the appointment of the following committees: 



ON REPORTS OF DEPARTMENT OFFICERS 

President's Address: 

Eva T. Cook, Gloucester, Chairman. 
Annie P. At wood. Whitman. 
Ida R. Janell, New Bedford. 
Mary S. Langdon, Ipswich. 
Grace M. Leshe, Woburn. 

Senior Vice-President^ s Report: 

Augusta A. Wales, Dorchester, Chairman. 
Elizabeth A. Dexter, Lowell. 
Emily Corey, Southbridge. 
Lydia A. Kemp ton. New Bedford. 
Annie K. Day, Groveland. 

Junior Vice-President's Report: 

Annie C. Shattuck, Fitchburg, Chairman. 
Hattie T. Gott, Cambridge. 
Lizzie E. Brown, Gardner. 
Kate J. Gifford, Fall River. 
Hannah Tappan, Manchester. 

Report of Secretary: 

Harriett A. Ralph, Somerville, Chairman. 
Roxie R. Hunt, Canton. 
Mary Bride Beck, Gloucester. 
Mary T. Cobb, Hyde Park. 
R. Jennie Manning, Hopkinton. 



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Report of Treasurer: 

Mary L. Gilman, Roxbury, Chairman. 
Nettie M. Streeter, Holyoke. 
Ida M. Cunningham, Somerville. 
Welthea E. Savery, Plymouth. 
Carrie F. Loring, Weymouth. 



Chaplain's Report: 

Emilie L. W. Waterman, Foxboro, Chainnan. 
Arria E. Rivinius, Cambridge. 
Minnie Phipps, Foxboro. 
Mary C. Perkins, Danvers. 
Olive M. White, South Boston. 



Inspector's Report: 

Lue Stuart Wadsworth, South Boston, Chairman. 
Ellen E. Plumley, Greenfield. 
Marie B. Shepard, Jamaica Plain. 
Ellen F. Madsen, South Hadley Falls. 
Martha Clay, East Hampton. 



Counselor's Report: 

Harriette L. Reed, Dorchester, Chairman. 
Estella S. McCarty, Winchendon. 
Irene E. Haven, Worcester. 
Rosie Arrington, Salem. 
Marie C. Blake, Roxbury. 



Report of Instituting and Installing Officer: 

Mary E. Knowles, Somerville, Chairman. 
Ella Lazelle, Northfield. 
Carolyn R. Morse, Arlington. 
Alma V. Fisher, Walpole. 
Mary P. Holden, Plainfield. 



Report of Patriotic Instructor: 

Maria W. Going, Somerville, Chairman. 
Jennie R. Jennings, Provincetown. 
Fannie E. Wheeler, Brighton. 
Bertha J. Pond, Plain ville. 
Grace Church, Hyde Park. 



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Report of Press Correspondent: 

Susie F. Burton, Dorchester, Chairman. 
Mary E. Mahoney, East We3nQ[iouth. 
Lucy M. Keith, Warren. 
Mary A. Sands, Foxboro. 
Abbie T. MitcheU, Beverly. 



Report of Delegale-atnLarge: 

Alice M. Groddard, Brockton, Chairman, 

Lizzie Hutchinson, Lynn. 

Lottie A. Barker, Orange. 

Margaret White, Revere. 

Corrie A. Emerson, Northampton. 



Report of Relief Committee: 

M. Susan Groodale, Medford, Chairman. 
Harriet Healey, Rutland. 
Cora Carman, Quincy. 
Lavinia Carpenter, Palmer. 
Lucy A. Thompson, Athol. 



Senior Aide's Report: 

Emily L. Clark, Northampton, Chairman, 
Mary A. Cusick, Newburjrport. 
Minnie A. Rodgers, East Bostcm. 
Bertha B. Mansfield, Saugus. 
Lottie A. Greene, Wobum. 



Nomination of Delegates to National Convention: 

Lue Stuart Wadsworth, South Boston, Chairman. 
Margaret T. Webb, Stoughton. 
Grace B. South wick, Lynn. 
Etta D. Gray, Brockton. 
Fannie Home, Leicester. 



Committee on Resolviions: 

M. Lizzie Bullock, Everett, Chairman. 
Harriette L. Reed, Dorchester. 
Mary E. Blodgett, Charlestown. 
Elizabeth E. Hayward, South Framingham. 



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DEPARTMENT OP BiASSACHUSBTTS, W.R.C. 195 

Greetings to O.A.R.: 

Mary E. Holbrook, East Weymouth. 
Annie Poole Atwood, Whitman. 
Susie S. Fifike, Ashland. 

Reception Committee: 

Annie Poole Atwood, WTiitman, Chairman. 

All Department Officers. 

Etta A. Lockhart, Cambridge. 

Emma A. Henry, Brookline. 

Fannie E. Wheeler, Brighton. 

Bertha M. Fay, Melrose. 

Agnes M. Parker, Watertown. 

Committee of Arrangements at Church: 

Mabel Little, New Bedford, Chairman. 
Elizabeth Merrill, Lynn. 

Convention adjourned at 12.30 to meet at 1.30 p.m. 



TUESDAY — AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The afternoon session Tuesday was called to order by Mrs. Libbey, 
Department President, at 2 o'clock. 

The Conductors were instructed to take the password and to collect the 
credential cards-. 

The records of the first Council meeting were then read by the Secretary. 

Minutes of First Meeting of Department Council. 

Boston, April 7, 1912. 

The first meeting of the new Department Coimcil was called to order at 
11 o'clock a.m. by Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, Department President, who 
extended a cordial greeting to all. 

Prayer by Mrs. Eleanore E. Brown, Department Chaplain. 

All the members of the Coimcil were present. 

Records of yesterday afternoon's session of Convention were read by the 
Secretary and were approved, on motion of Miss Burton, seconded by Mrs. 
Landt. 

The smn of five dollars each was voted the two janitors of the Shawmut 
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196 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Moved by Mrs. Haynes, seconded by Mrs. Kendall, that we present Mrs. 
Lucie S. Bagley, musician at the Convention, the sum of five dollars for her 
services. [Carried.] 

Remarks by Mrs. Haynes in regard to Miss Brock, the reader. She 
thought a sum of money should be voted Miss Brock, as her mother declined 
to send in a bill for her services. Mrs. Haynes stated that she presented 
Miss Brock a flag at the exercises last evening. 

Moved by Mrs. Lovejoy, seconded by Mrs. Haynes, that we give Miss 
Brock the sum of three dollars. [Carried.] 

The members of the Executive Board retired and subsequently reported 
the selection of the following as the 

AUDITING COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR: 

Mrs. Nina B. Lovejoy, Chairman j 
Miss Susie F. Burton, 
Mrs. Nettie D. Hill, 

and they were duly elected. 

Moved by Mrs. Haynes, seconded by Mrs. Holbrook, that a vote of thanks 
be extended Mrs. Fanny E. Wheeler, Past Department Patriotic Instructor, 
for the able manner in which she presented the flags to the principal of the 
High School and also to the principal of the Pickering School, Salem, last 
evening. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Kendall moved that the Council express its love and appreciation to 
Mrs. Haynes, the retiring Department President and present Department 
Counselor, for the able, gracious and dignified manner in which she presided 
over the anniversary exercises and pubhc reception in the Shawmut Church 
last evening. Seconded by all and carried. 

Mrs. Stiles, Department Instituting and Installing Officer, expressed her 
thanks for the appointment and pledged her assistance in all the work of the 
Council. 

Mrs. Brown moved that we express, by a rising vote, our pledge of loyalty 
and service to the newly installed Department President. Seconded by all 
and carried unanimously. 

Mrs. Haynes, the retiring Department President, transferred the keys 
of Department Headquarters to Mrs. Libbey, Department President, saying: 
"When you transfer them to your successor may you be as happy as I am 
today.'' 

The National President, Mrs. Belle C. Harris, National Senior Vice- 
President Mrs. Ehza Brown Daggett, accompanied by Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, 
Life Member National Executive Board, and Mrs. Mary L. Oilman, Past 
National President, were introduced. They called earlier in the meeting to 
pay their respects to the new Council and were cordially invited by the 
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Mrs. Harris, when responding, said: "It has given me great pleasure 
to attend your Council meeting this morning. I have known of the good work 
of the Department of Massachusetts and am convinced of the truth of all 
I have heard of this Department. There is a great work for the National 
Aides to do," said Mrs. Harris, who expressed her appreciation of the duties 
performed by her Aides in Massachusetts. 

She referred to the excellent manner in which Mrs. Haynes presided 
over the Convention and extended greetings to Mrs. Libbey, the successor of 
Mrs. Haynes, as Department President. Mrs. Haynes, Department Coun- 
selor, thanked Mrs. Harris, National President, for her kindly expressions of 
commendation and said : "Your words will be cherished among the pleasant 
memories of my Convention." 

Mrs. Daggett, National Senior Vice-President, also responded to an 
introduction and renewed the invitation (extended at Department Con- 
vention) to our members to visit Rochester during the week of the National 
Convention in September. She referred in complimentary terms to the 
Department of Massachusetts and its very successful Convention. 

Remarks of interest were also made by Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, Life Member 
of the National Executive Board, and by Mrs. Mary L. Oilman, Past National 
President. 

Moved by Miss EUiot, seconded by all, that this administration pledge 
its loyal support to the Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the 
Repubhc, throughout the year. [Carried.] 

Moved by Mrs. Holbrook, seconded by all, that we also tender our loyal 
support to Mrs. Harris, National President, during the remainder of her 
term. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Harris, when acknowledging this courtesy, said: "Mrs. President 
and members of the Department Council of Massachusetts, I thank you for 
this expression of good-will. I know that I shall receive the unanimous sup- 
port of Massachusetts." 

The recommendation adopted by Department Convention, that a com- 
mittee of three be chosen by the incoming Department Council to consider 
the best methods of strengthening weak Corps, was considered. 

Moved by Miss ElUot that two members of the conmiittee consist of 
the Department President and Department Counselor. 

Seconded by Mrs. Brown and carried. 

After remarks by several members upon the general subject of the recom- 
mendation it was moved by Mrs. Haynes that Mrs. Kendall, Department 
Jimior Vice-President, be chosen as the third member of this committee. 

Seconded by Mrs. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, and 
■carried. 

A message of greeting was received from Mrs. Hattie A. Bray, Past 
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Expressing her regards and best wishes to Mrs. Libbey, Department Presi- 
dent, and her associates. 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. Holbrook, that the Coimcil adjourn. 
Adjourned at 1.20 p.m. 

Attest: MARY E. ELLIOT, 

Secretary. 

Moved by Mrs. Loring of We5rmouth, seconded by Mrs. Brown, Depart- 
ment Chaplain, that the records be accepted. [Carried.] 

Minutes of the Second Meeting op Department Council.. 

Boston, Aug. 1, 1911. 

The second meeting of the Department Council of 1911 was called to order 
at 1.30 o^clock p.m. by Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, Department President. 

The Department Senior Vice-President was absent (a message was 
received from her stating that it would be impossible for her to return from 
New Hampshire in time for the meeting). 

The Department Chaplain, Department Listituting and Installing Ofl&cer 
and fifth member of the Department Executive Board were absent. 

By request of the Department President all the members present united in 
repeating the Lord's prayer. 

Records of the last Council meeting were read and approved. 

Kioved by Miss Elliot, seconded by Mrs. Hill, that the sjrmpathy of the 
Council be extended Mrs. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, in 
the death of her brother. [Carried.] 

An invitation was received from Department Conmiander Fiske extend- 
ing to the Department of Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps an invitar- 
tion for its representatives to the National Convention to travel to Rochester 
on the Headquarters G.A.R. official train. 

Moved by Mrs. Haynes, seconded by Mrs. Landt, that the invitation be 
accepted with thanks. [Carried.] 

The Secretary annoimced that there are five vacancies to be filled in the 
list of Delegates and Alternates to the National Convention, viz.: Mrs. 
Marie A. Mayhew, Mrs. Sarah B. Noyes, Miss Hattie L. Shute and Mrs. 
Mary W. Gomley. Delegates, and Mrs. Carrie E. Spear, Alternate. 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. Kendall, seconded by Mrs. Smith, that Mrs. 
Mary A. Landt be chosen to fill the first vacancy. 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Calahan, that Mrs. 
Lovejoy be chosen to fill the second vacancy. 

Mrs. Haynes moved, seconded by Mrs. Lovejoy, that Mrs. Southwick 
be chosen to fill the third vacancy. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Lovejoy moved, seconded by Mrs. Calahan, that Miss Ella Turner 
of Cambridgeport be chosen to fill the fourth vacancy. [Carried.] 



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Votedy on motion of Mrs. Haynes, seconded by Miss Elliot, that Mrs. 
Ella F. Long of Hyde Park be chosen to fill the fifth vacancy. 

Moved by Mrs. Haynes that the Department President be empowered to 
fill any vacancies that may hereafter occur previous to leaving the State. 

Seconded by Mrs. Landt and carried (the Department Junior Vice- 
President placing the motion before the Council). 

Moved by Miss Elliot, seconded by Mrs. Haynes, that a letter be sent 
Miss Hattie L. Shute, Past Department Instituting and Installing Officer, 
expressing sympathy in the illness of her sister, this being the cause of Miss 
Shute resigning as a Delegate to National Convention. [Carried.] 

Voted, on motion of Miss Elliot, seconded by several, that we sustain the 
Department President in all plans she has made for the National Convention. 

Moved by Miss Burton, seconded by Mrs. Hill, that the Department 
President be authorized to purchase all flags that are necessary for Depart- 
ment Headquarters at Rochester. [Carried.] 

Votedy on motion of Miss Elliot, seconded by Mrs. Southwick, that we 
extend a vote of thanks to Mrs. Harris, National President, for her kindness in 
granting us the use of the National Headquarters parlor (known as the 
"Brown Parlor") at the Seneca Hotel, Rochester, N.Y., for our evening 
reception. 

Moved by Mrs. Haynes that we extend a vote of thanks to Adjutant- 
General E. B. Stillings for his suggestion that the Brown Parlor might be 
secured for the evening reception of the Department of Massachusetts at 
Rochester. 

Seconded by Mrs. Smith and carried. 

Mrs. Hajmes moved that the Department of Massachusetts Woman's 
Relief Corps purchase a ticket for Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller for the round trip to 
Rochester provided she is able to journey to the National Convention. 
Seconded by the entire Council and unanimously carried. 

A conmaunication was received from Mrs. Wadsworth, National Patriotic 
Instructor, regarding the presentation of a flag for the Sunday school for the 
church in Rochester where the National Convention will be held. She sug- 
gested that the Department Patriotic Instructor have charge of collecting 
a small contribution from members of the Council for this purpose, the flag 
to be a gift from the various Departments throughout the country. 

Moved by Mrs. Lovejoy, seconded by Mrs. Smith, that we adopt the 
recoDomendation of the National Patriotic Instructor. 

The motion was carried and the collection taken by Mrs. Smith, Depart- 
ment Patriotic Instructor. 

Mrs. Fuller, Life Member of the National Executive Board, having in- 
formed the Department President that a framed inscription is needed for the 
Massachusetts room at Andersonville, to designate that the room is fur- 
nished by the Department of Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps, this 
matter was brought to the attention of the Council. 



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Mrs. Landt stated that she thought that Mr. Landt would be wflling to 
engross the inscription on parchment. 

Moved by Mrs. Lovejoy, seconded by Miss Burton, that we accept the 
kind ojffer of Mrs. Landt with thanks. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Jones, Department Treasurer, stated that 150 unbound copies of the 
Department History are at the Griffith-Stillings Press building, and that 
Mr. Stillings had reported to Headquarters that the room is needed by the 
firm. 

After discussion upon the subject it was voted, on motion of Mrs. Haynes 
(seconded by Miss Burton), that we order 50 copies of the History bound at an 
expense not to exceed thirty-five cents, this being the amount named by 
Mr. Stillings as the cost of binding, and that each member of the Coimcil use 
her efforts to secure orders for their sale. 

• Mrs. Landt moved that we express to Mrs. Fuller our love and best 
wishes, this being her birthday. 

Seconded by all the members and carried. 

Moved by Mrs. Kendall, seconded by Mrs. Hill, that we adjourn. 

Adjourned at 3.30 p.m. 

Attest: MARY E. ELLIOT, 

Secretary, 

Votedy on motion of Mrs. Bullock of Everett, that the records of second 
Coimcil meeting be accepted. , 



Minutes of the Third Meeting of the Department Council. 

Boston, March 9, 1912. 

A meeting of the Department Council was called to order by Mrs. Nellie 
F. Libbey, Department President, at 10.40 a.m. 

The Department Counselor, Department Instituting and Installing 
Officer and second member of the Department Executive Board were absent. 

Prayer by Mrs. Eleanore E. Brown, Department Chaplain. 

Records of the last meeting read and approved. 

Miss EUiot referred to the action of the last Council meeting in regard to 
the inscription for the Massachusetts room at Andersonville and offered the 
following motion: That Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller be chosen a conunittee to 
prepare said inscription for framing. 

Seconded by Mrs. Hill and carried. 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President, explained the plans she had made for 
Department Convention April 2 and 3, stating that she had engaged the 
Shawmut Church as the place of meeting. 

Moved by Mrs. Lovejoy, seconded by several members, that the De- 
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tion. The motion was placed before the Council by the Department Senior 
Vice-President and carried. 

The Department President referred to the reception and anniversary to 
be held on the evening of April 3 and stated that she had engaged the talent. 

Moved by Mrs. Landt, seconded by several members, that we sustain the 
Department President in the arrangements made for the evening of April 3. 
The Department Senior Vice-President placed the motion before the 
Coimcil and it was unanimously carried. 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President, announced that she had some pleasing 
news to present the members: that a legacy of two thousand dollars ($2,000) 
from the estate of the late Mary E. Jones of Boston had been received, and 
that Mr. A. B. Merrill of Brookhne, administrator of her estate, called a few 
days ago and presented a check for this amoimt. 

Mrs. Landt moved, seconded by Mrs. Holbrook, that $1,200 of this amount 
be placed in the General Fimd and $800 in the Rehef Fimd. 

Miss Burton offered an amendment that the sum received from the legacy 
be equally divided: $1,000 placed in the General Fund and $1,000 in the 
Relief Fimd. Seconded by Mrs. Hill and others. 

After discussion the motion was carried. 

The Secretary was requested to forward a letter to Mr. Merrill, adminis- 
trator, expressing the gratitude of the Department of Massachusetts for this 
gift and for his promptness and interest in presenting the legacy; also to 
explain to him that we have calls upon the General Fund for cases of relief 
which cannot be assisted from the regular Relief Fund, also calls for the 
expenditure of money for patriotic purposes. 

A communication was received from Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National 
President, accepting the invitation to be present at the Convention; also one 
from Mrs. Jennie B. Higgins, National Secretary, regretting her inability 
to attend. 

The following cpnmiunication was read: 

Headquarters H. S. Greenleaf Relief Corps No. 48, 
Department of Massachusetts, 
CoLERAiN, Mass., February 21, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

President Department of Massachv^ettSy W.R.C. 
My dear Mrs. Libbey: We have in our town an association called the Cata- 
mount Hill Association, founded in 1875, and this year, at the reunion, it is pro- 
posed to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the raising of the first flag 
«ver floated over a schoolhouse, which has been fully proved to have been raised 
on this hill. 

The committee is planning to make it of national interest, and it has been 
brought before one county meeting, but I think there was no representative from 
Department at that meeting. 

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the Association, Miss Emily D. Stacy, as to what the Woman's Relief Corps is 
willing to do to assist in this historical event? Miss Stacy, whose address is 
Griswoldville, Mass., is the prime mover in this event. She is a teacher in the 
Normal School at North Adams. I have a copy of the reports of these remiions 
from 1875-1900, which I think will be interesting reading for you and will 
serve to create interest in our Order. I will send it to you with the hope that 
you will be able to enjoy reading it and in return help materially in making 
the occasion one of interest it deserves. 

Sincerely yours in F., C. and L. 

IDA A. PURINGTON, 

Secretary Corps No. 48. 

Miss Elliot moved that this matter be referred to the incoming Depart- 
ment President to investigate the subject and report at a future meeting of 
the Council for action, as the proposed celebration will not take place 
before August or September and will occur during her administration. 

Seconded by several members and carried. 

Mrs. Smith, Department Patriotic Instructor, reported that she collected 
the contribution voted at the last meeting to be taken for a flag for the 
Sunday school at Rochester, and gave the sum to Mrs. Wadsworth, National 
Patriotic Instructor, last year. Mrs. Smith further stated that she had the 
pleasure of representing Massachusetts at the presentation of the flag. 

An invitation was received from William McKinley Circle, Ladies of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, for Department officers to attend a reception 
complimentary to Mrs. Sarah L. Murphy, their Department President, at 
Roxbury, March 23. 

The invitation was accepted and the Department President detailed Mrs. 
Mary A. Landt, Department Inspector, to represent the Order. 

Granville C. Fiske, Department Commander of the Grand Army of the 
Republic, entered and was cordially greeted by the Department President, 
who invited him to remain. 

Mrs. Lovejoy, chairman, read 

Report of the Department Executive Bo.^jid. 

Ayer, Mass., March 9, 1912. 
^ In accordance with my duties as chairman I present the report of the 
Department Executive Board of the present administration. 

Friday, April 7, 1911, the first Council meeting was called by the Depart- 
ment President, Mrs. NeUie F. Libbey. 

We had with us as special guests the National President, Mrs. Belle C. 
Harris of Kansas. 

At this meeting all unfinished business from Department Convention 
was duly attended to, and the Executive Board retired and made choice 
of the following members for Auditing Committee : Nina B. Lovejoy, chair- 



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man, Susie F. Burton and Nettie D. Hill, the same receiving the endorsement 
of the Council. 

At close of meeting the Executive Board consulted together regarding 
ways and means in which to financially aid the Department during the 
coming year. No definite plan was suggested, but each member pledged 
herself to do the best she possibly could, and so reported to the Department 
President. 

Second meeting of Department Council was held on August 1, when 
arrangements were made for the National Convention to be held at Rochester, 
N.Y., the week of August 21. 

Third meeting of Department Council held March 9, 1912, when arrange- 
ments were made for Department Convention. 

Following are the reports of the members of the Board: 

Mrs. Sarah E. Southwick, second member, reports: 

"I cannot report a large amount of work done during the year, but what 
I have to report was a pleasure. 

"I have attended Council meetings, four County Association meetings 
and two exemphfications. 

"Represented the Department at the western Massachusetts G.A.R. 
Field Day at Mt. Tom, Holyoke, in Jime, also Hampshire and Hampden 
County Association at Holyoke March 7. 

"Inspected Corps 38 and 22 and was present at the silver anniversary 
of Corps 76. 

"Attended the National Convention at Rochester, N.Y., and served as 
Alternate the second day. ' 

"Am Treasurer of my own Corps, and was tendered a reception in honor 
of my position in Department. 

"Have earned $20 for the Department Relief Fund, and I thank you 
for allowing me to earn it in my own way. 

"I appreciate the many invitations extended to me and would have been 
glad to attend many pleasant gatherings had it been possible.'' 

Miss Susie F. Burton, third member, reports: 

"I have attended all Council meetings and have had the pleasure of 
-^rving as a member of the Auditing Committee, work that I have enjoyed 
very much. 

"Was detailed by the Department President, Mrs. Libbey, to represent 
the Order at the Barnstable County Association in July, and also at the 
opening of the fair at East Bridgewater. 

"It was my privilege and pleasure to instruct Corps 94, Braintree, in 
preparation for their exemplification. 

"Was present at three exemplifications, inspected three Corps and was 
present at two more. 

"Was invited to install the officers of Corps 68 (my own Corps), an honor 
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"I also served as Conductor at the installation of Corps 169. I have held 
myself in readiness to respond to any call made upon me and have tried to 
perform the duties devolving upon me to the best of my ability. 

"I have visited all the Corps in my vicinity and tried in every way to 
encourage an added interest in our work. 

"Thanks are extended for the many invitations that I have received to 
anniversaries and social gatherings, but, owing to the distance, it has been 
impossible for me to attend. 

"I wish to extend my congratulations to our Department President for 
the wonderful amount of work that she has been able to accomplish this year 
and I feel that every member of our Order is greatly indebted to her. 

"My associations with all the Department officers havebeen exceedingly 
pleasant and the year's work enjoyed. My only regret is that I could not have 
done more. Have earned $15 for the Department Relief Fund." 

Mrs. Nettie D. Hill, fourth member, reports: 

"Appreciating the honor conferred on me, I began the year determined 
to do all in my power to advance the interests of the Department, but in 
reviewing my work I feel I have accomplished very little. 

"Have attended all Coimcil meetings and the meetings of the Auditing 
Committee and havejoimd them both profitable and enjoyable. 

"Inspected four Corps and instaUed the officers of two Corps and acted 
as Conductor of one. 

"Attended three exemplifications; six inspections, three County Days and 
three anniversaries. 

"Was present at the reception tendered Mrs. Libbey at Lynn, and Corps 
20 to Mrs. Lue Stuart Wadsworth, National Patriotic Instructor, and Mrs. 
Calahan, Department Press Correspondent. 

"Represented the Department at the Twenty-sixth Anniversary of Corps 
66, Cambridge. Spent a delightful afternoon at Headquarters when the 
Patriotic Aides tendered a reception to Mrs. Libbey on McKinley Day. 

"I have enjoyed the work of the year with its varied experiences, and my 
only regret is that illness prevented my accepting the many invitations to 
receptions and other social functions, but the pleasant thought of remem- 
brance is appreciated, and for all these courtesies I am grateful. Have 
earned $15 for the Department Fimd." 

Mrs. Rebecca A. Pickett, fifth member, reports: 

"Was present at the first Council meeting, and greatly to my regret waa 
unable to attend the second meeting owing to sudden illness of my husband. 
I trust that I shall be permitted to attend the third on March 9. 

"I attended the reception to our Department President, Mrs. Libbey, 
tendered her by her home Corps, No. 29 of Lynn. 

"Also attended two exemplifications and inspected two Corps. Was 
present at the reception tendered by the Headquarters Aides on W.R.C. 
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"Attended Twenty-second Anniversary of Corps 122 of Swampscott. 
Represented the Department President August 30 at the outing of the 
Middlesex County G.A.R. Association at Bass Point, Nahant, and was pres- 
ent at Mehose Highlands at the meeting of Middlesex County Association. 

"I have spent several pleasant days at Headquarters trying to assist the 
Department Secretary, Miss EUiot, and Department Treasurer Mrs. Jones. 

"I fully appreciate all the invitations I have received to receptions, 
anniversaries and county associations, but owing to my home duties could 
accept but few. 

"As there is *No great loss without some small gain^ and ^A penny saved 
is a penny earned,^ so in saving of traveling expenses I have earned the 
pennies and the Department Rehef and Dormitory Funds are a trifle larger, 
the former by $20 and $6.18 for the latter. I should have been pleased to 
attend with the Department officers the pubUc reception by Governor Foss, 
but fot more than twenty-five years Corps No. 30 has catered for the 'Ran- 
toul Association' (Co. G, 23d Regt.) on the 22nd of February and, as I am 
chairman of Executive Committee, I had it in charge. 

"Also attended the reception to Department and National officers by 
Corps 34 of Salem." 

Chairman of the Board reports: 

Attended reception tendered our Department President, Mrs. Nellie 
F. Libbey, by Corps 29 of Lynn; a reception tendered Department Senior 
Vice-President Mrs. Holbrook by Corps 102 of Weymouth; reception 
tendered by Corps 20 of South Boston to the National Patriotic Instructor, 
Mrs. Lue Stuart Wadsworth, and the Department Press Correspondent, 
Mrs. Hattie A. Calahan. 

I also attended the reception to our Department Commander, Granville 
C. Fiske, and Mrs. Fiske on the occasion of their fortieth wedding anniver- 
sary, at Ashland June 27; reception tendered the Department Junior Vice- 
Conunander, Isaac C. Day, by Post 101 of Groveland. 

Attended reception of Patriotic Aides on McKinley Day at Headquarters; 
social day with Corps 19 of Amesbury, Corps 112 of Templeton and 
Corps 31 of Leominster. 

Was a guest of Corps 101 of Winchendon June 4 when they dedicated a 
beautiful monument to the "Unretumed." 

Have attended all meetings of Department Coimcil and Auditing Com- 
mittee. . 

Have attended fourteen County Associations, representing the Depart- 
ment President at the Hampshire and Hampden County Association at 
South Hadley Falls September 14. 

Attended four exempUfications, inspected five Corps, also present at 
three other inspections and a meeting of Assistant Inspectors held at Head- 
quarters September 18. 

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scott, the Twenty-first Anniversary of Corps 136 of Whitiiian, and Red 
Letter Day of Corps 102 of Weymouth. 

Have installed the officers of Corps 5, 19, 62 and 94, and served as Con- 
ductor at installation of Corps 110. 

Attended reception of Ladies' Aid Association at Hotel Vendome, and 
served on the Soldiers' Home table during their Christmas sale. I also 
served on the Department table of the W.R.C. at the Sons of Veterans 
Auxiliary fair in Lorimer Hall; also reception of Soldiers' Home Aides at 
the Home. 

Was present at the National Convention at Rochester, N.Y., serving 
both days as Alternate, and attended the annual reunion of New Hampshire 
Veterans at The Weirs, N.H.; also reception tendered Department and 
National officers by Corps 34, Salem. 

Have visited forty-two Corps; was present at the instituting of the new 
Corps at Millbury and assisted in its exercises, serving as Guard during 
institution and installation. Accompanied the Department officers to the 
reception of Governor Foss on February 22. 

Have served my own Corps as Treasurer, also as chairman of Executive 
and Soldiers' Home Committees, also Cotiference Committee, and served as 
instructor of the Corps for their exempHfications. 

I have earned $20 for the Department ReUef Fund; also presented 
the baby Corps of Millbury a silk altar cloth. I regret I have been unable to 
accept many more invitations. 

I wish to thank the several Department officers for the many acts of 
kindness to me diuing the year, and trust that I in my feeble way may have 
done something toward making the present administration a success. 

' 'No service in itself is small or great, 
Though earth it fill; 
But that is small which seeks its own. 
And great which seeks God's will." 

RespectfuUy submitted in F., C. and L. 

NINA B. LOVEJOY, 
Chairman Department Executive Board, 

Mrs. Calahan moved that the report be accepted with thanks. 

Seconded by several members and carried. 

Reference was made to the Hberality of Mrs. Pickett oi the Executive 
Board. 

The Secretary stated that Mrs. Pickett had rendered very efficient help 
throughout the year in the clerical work, giving her services at Headquarters 
and at her home, and referred to her as an able assistant. 

Moved by Mrs. Hill, seconded by several members, that a rising vote of 
thanks be extended Mrs. Pickett for her services. [Carried.] 



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Remarks by Mrs. Libbey, Department President, who expressed heartfelt 
appreciation to the members for their loyal support, and referred to the year 
as one of the pleasantest in her life. 

Moved by Mrs. Kendall that we express our thanks to the Department 
President for the earnest and enthusiastic work she has performed, for her 
kindly greetings and cordiality in dealing with members. 
Seconded by Mrs. Lovejoy and carried. 

Mrs. Holbrook moved that a letter be sent Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller convey- 
ing regrets at her absence and expressing our love and respect. 
Seconded by all and carried. 

Mrs. Smith, Department Patriotic Instructor, thanked the Department 
President for her appointment and stated that the year had been a very 
pleasant one and that great interest is being taken all over the State in 
patriotic work. 

Mrs. Landt, Department Inspector, referred to her travels with the 
Department President and to the very pleasant experiences of the year. 
She extended her thanks for the appointment to this important position. 

Mrs. Calahan, Department Press Correspondent, expressed her gratitude 
for the imexpected honor that came to her with the appointment to this office 
— a position she has truly enjoyed. 

Miss Elliot, Department Secretary, thanked the Department President 
for the confidence shown by her reappointment and referred to the pleasant 
associations of the year. 

A list of the hbraries receiving bound copies of Department Journal, 1912, 
is as follows: 

Boston Public Library. 

State Library of Massachusetts. 

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 

Library of the War Department, Washington, D.C. 

Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Grand Army Headquarters, State House. 

Library of Harvard University. 

Yale College Library. 

Library of Princeton College. 

American Antiquarian Society. 

Essex Institute. 

State Library of New York. 

State Library of New Hampshire. 

East Boston Public Library. 

Medford Public Library. 

No other business being presented, it was voted, on motion of Mrs. 
Kendall, that we adjourn. 
Adjourned at 1.45 p.m. 

Attest: MARY E. ELLIOT, 

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Moved by Mrs. Mills of Worcester, seconded by Mrs. Sargent of Everett, 
that the records of the third Council meeting be accepted. [Carried.] 

The Conductor reported all present in possession of the proper password. 

Department President : As there are not any printed preliminary reports, 
I have had my recommendations tjrpewritten, and a copy will now be dis- 
tributed to each Representative, in order that you may. thoroughly understand 
the subjects which you will be called upon to decide. 

Mrs. Bray, chairman, read 

Report of Committee on Telegrams and Messages. 

Lynn, April 3, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President j W.R.C. 

My dear Mrs. Libbey: Your Committee on Telegrams and Messages has 
sent letters to the following: 
\ 

Miss Clara Barton, Past National President Red Cross Association. 

Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, Member National Executive Board. 

Mrs. Emma B. Loud, P&st Department President. 

Mrs. Mary G. Deane, Past Department President. 

Mrs. Angie A. Robinson, Past Department President. 

Mrs. Elizabeth P. Sawyer, Past Department President. 

Mrs. Eleanor B. Wheeler, Past National Secretary. 

Mrs. Myra Dunbar. 

Miss Helen Houghton. 

Miss EUzabeth A. Dexter. 

Mrs. Addie A. Nottage. 

The following is a copy of some of the letters forwarded: 

Boston, April 2, 1912. 
Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, 

Life Member National W.R.C. Executive Board. 
My dear Mrs. Fuller: It is said that "Friendship is the golden thread that 
binds the world together." We wonder today, as you think of your "children" 
in Convention assembled, if this "golden thread" does not draw us a bit nearer. 
Surely the work for which we are banded together tends to bring forth all that 
is purest and best in womanhood, and we rejoice as we think of the three Massa- 
chusetts pioneers, Mrs. Lizabeth A. Turner and Mrs. E. Florence Barker, of 
blessed memory, and your own loved self, who paved the way for the future use- 
fulness of many thousands of loyal, patriotic workers. 

We hope for your presence in our midst, and without hesitancy we say the 
entire Convention sends its sincere love. 

Faithfully yours in F., C. and L., 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President. 



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Boston, April 2, 1912. 
Miss Clara Barton, 

Past President Red Cross Association^ 
Glen Echo, Md. 
My dear Miss Barton: The Woman's Relief Corps of Massachusetts, who 
are holding their Thirty-third Annual Convention, send to you their affectionate 
greetings. To them the name of Clara Barton is a synonym of patriotism and an 
inspiration to service. • 

May the tender ministration of those who love you and the memory of 
the many thousands who have been blessed because erf your presence and loving 
service be a source of comfort and sunshine in these days of loyalty and peace. 

Faithfully yours, 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President. 



Boston, April 2, 1912. 
Mrs. Elizabeth P. Sawyer, 

Pa^t Department Presidentj W.R.C. 
My dear Mrs. Sawyer: Very tenderly are your sisters in Convention assembled 
thinking of you today. You know how warm are their hearts and how strong 
their affection for the woman who has served the cause of patriotism so faithfully 
and well these many years. We have not closed the alabaster boxes of our affec- 
tion until it was too late; you know the warm place you have in our hearts, and 
when we learned that your beloved husband had reached the Homeland, we 
could not refrain from saying: 

"We oannot and we will not say that he is dead; 
With a gentle smile and a wave of the hand 
He has gone into a better land. 
And left us dreaming how very fair it needs must be. 
Since he lingers there." 

Accept our sincere sympathy. We know that words are poverty-stricken 
things to express all that we would convey to you, yet there is a silent language 
known only to friends, and we are sure that you will understand. 
Faithfully yours in F., C. and L., 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President. 



Boston, April 2, 1912. 
Mrs. Mary G. Deane, 

Past Department President, W.R.C. 
My dear Mrs. Deane: The Thirty-third Annual Convention of the Woman^s 
Relief Corps is now in session and, while wereaUze the necessity of living in the 
present, almost unconsciously we find ourselves turning memory's pages, and we 
miss many of those who in other days we learned to love and respect. Among 
these is your own dear self, and we regret exceedingly to learn that illness con- 
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many of the workers in the Woman's Rehef Corps today realize that its achieve- 
ments of the present are largely due to the faithful efforts of the workers of 
former years, whom we deeply appreciate. 

Faithfully yours in F., C. and L. 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President. 

Boston, April 2, 1912. 
Mrs. Angie A. Robinson, 

Past Department President, W.R.C. 
My dear Mrs. Robinson: Your many friends of the Woman's Relief Corps 
in Convention assembled regret that you are prevented from being in our midst 
by illness, and we sincerely trust that you may soon be enjoying your usual 
health. 

We know your thoughts are with us, and as you think of the good work 
accomplished in bygone years when you were "bearing the heat and burden of 
the day," of the present, with its duties, which we have endeavored faithfully to 
perform, and of the future, with its ever-multiplying opportunities for usefulness, 
may you feel, as do we, that "They also serve who only stand and wait." 
Faithfully yours in F., C. and L., 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President. 

It has been a pleasure to have served you even in this small capacity, 
and I can wish for your successor nothing more desirable than that the same 
results may crown her labors which have made yours a success long to be 
remembered. ' 

Faithfully your friend in F., C. and L. 

Harriet A. Bray, Chairman, 
Helen C. Mulford, 
Lucy L. Turner, 

Committee, 

Moved by Mrs. Clark, Past Department President, seconded by Mrs. 
Reed, Past National Secretary, that the report be accepted. [Carried.] 

Moved by Mrs. Oilman, Past National President, seconded by Mrs. 
Haynes, Department Counselor, that a rising vote of thanks be extended Mrs. 
Bray for the beautiful report she has rendered. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Lovejoy, chairman of the Auditing Committee, read the report, viz., 

Report of Auditing Committee. 

Boston, April 2, 1912. 
Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Convention Department 
of Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps: 
The Auditing Committee have examined the books of the Department 



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Secretary and Treasurer an^ find the work of both officers faithfully and con- 
scientiously performed. 

We fully realize only too well the enormous amount of work required of 
them during the year, and your committee have only words of praise and 
commendation for the manner in which they have performed their duties. 

We find the books in excellent condition. 

We have also examined the books of the Department Rehef Committee 
and find the work performed in the same earnest and faithful manner as in 
the past, doing all in their power to lighten the burden of those poor unfor- 
tunates. 

Balance on hand March 31, 1911 $3,479.61 

Received from all sources during the year 12,393.00 

Total receipts $15,872.61 

Total expenditures for the year 11,705.96 

Total cash balance on hand in all funds, March 31, 1912, $4,166.65 

The above balance on hand in the following funds: 

Soldiers' Home Fund $379.96 

Department ReUef Fund 1,882.85 

Soldiers' Home Dormitory Fund 109.35 

Southern Memorial Fimd 24.00 

Chelsea Relief Fund 132.61 

General Fund 1,637.88 

Total cash balance in all funds March 31, 1912 $4,166.65 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Nina B. Lovejoy, 
Susie F. Burton, 
Nettie D. Hill, 

Auditing Committee, 

Moved by Mrs. Lederer cd Pittsfield, seconded by Mrs. Morse of Arhng- 
ton, that the report be accepted. [Carried.] 
Mrs. Cook, chairman, read 

Report op Committee on Address of Department President. 

Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Department Convention of 
Massachusetts: 

The Committee appointed on Address of Department President submits 
the following. 

While the work of the year just past, which is contained in our President's 
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which she was rendering to our Department, not alone during the year as 
our Department President, but in all the years of service preceding it, still 
we do most heartily endorse the report as a whole and congratulate both the 
President and our Department on the results of the year. 

Our attention is first called td the trouble which is caused in our Corps by 
members allowing their dues to fall behind and thus compelling the Corps to 
report so many suspended members. The matter of arrearages has been a 
problem hard to solve; the members unintentionally allow the time to go by 
and fall in arrears, making the membership and the treasuries smaller and 
the ofl&cers' work harder. Our President in Recommendation No, 1 seems 
to have found a way to relieve this condition somewhat, if not wholly to 
solve it, and your committee most heartily say: 

"Recommendation No, 1 approved." 

Recommendation No. 2. Approved. 

While this committee do not desire or intend to interfere with the work of 
the Committee on Treasurers' Reports, we cannot allow that which our 
President has forwarded the Department Commander to pass by entirely 
ignored. We do therefore congratulate her on being able to forward such an 
encouraging account of the condition of our Department to the Order for 
which we so cheerfully labor, and do also commend the disposal of the 
legacy of $2,000 received from the estate of the late Mrs. Mary E. Jones. 

Your committee are in full accord with the work done along the lines of 
so-called "Missionary Work'' and most thoroughly endorse 

Recommendation No, 3. Approved. 

Recommendation No. 4. We realize the need of funds to carry on our work, 
etc., but deciding for a fair requires time and consideration; we therefore 
recommend ihsit Recommendation No. 4 be left with the incoming President 
and Council. 

We desire to take this opportunity which is offered us to speak a word of 
praise for those faithful workers for the helpless ones dependent upon us, the 
Rehef Committees, both of Corps and Department. Your committee have 
been untiring in the discharge of the arduous duties required of them, which at 
all times demands faithful, conscientious service and consideration, and we 
therefore report 

Recommendation No. 5. Approved. 

Realizing that the thought of doing away even for a year with the exempli- 
fications causes a great deal of argument, we still feel that our Department 
President knows the condition of the Corps and their needs better than can 
we, and with this thought in view report upon 

Recommendation Xo. 6, be referred to the Convention. 



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Your committee camiot refrain from referring to the subject in the 
report to the "Woman's Relief Corps" being founded for the interests 
of the G.A.R., and in the light of the present consider how wise were the 
founders, for they builded better than they knew when they admitted to our 
membership those whose own loyal hearts prompted their service instead of 
their love for husband, father, brother or son, for as the years go by these 
relatives of the veteran are growing old with him, and to these same loyal 
women must we look for aid in every direction, and beUeve it to be right 
and just to use every honorable means to add to our membership and 
usefulness. 

Recommendation No. 7. Approved. 

With a full realization of the great need of teaching patriotism in our 
public schools, where a large per cent of the children are bom in other lands, 
where the flag does not represent to them what our flag does to us and to 
them, we most heartily endorse every effort made to that end, and 
therefore report 

Recommendation No. 8. Approved. 

With great pride and satisfaction we refer to the placing of the bust of 
Abraham Lincoln in Doric Hall at the State House, and the placing of our 
flag in so many of our schoolhouses, and congratulate both our President and 
all associated with her in carrjdng out the work to such successful conclusions, 
and report 

Recommendation No. 9. Approved. 

. We reaUze fully that the extra amount of work required to compile the 
Department Journal is very great and requires not only time and strength but 
experience and an understanding of the work in hand, and we therefore 
cheerfully report 

Recommendation No. 10. Approved. 

And now, Mrs. President, your committee end wherq they began, in con- 
gratulations to yourself and our Department for your year of grand and 
noble work in our behalf. We especially note the number of visits to Corps 
and the social functions you have attended, and point with pride to the fact 
that, while you have responded to all these demands upon your time and 
strength, you have not neglected the more important yet perhaps not as 
pleasing duties of the routine work of your office, and we cheerfully say 
as the women who have been selected to pass in judgment upon your report 



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as our' President: "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been 
faithful over many things and have well earned a just reward." 

This report is respectfully submitted in F., C. and L., by your committee. 

Eva T. Cook, Chairman^ 
Ida R. Janell, 
Mary S. Langdon, 
Grace M. Leslie, 

Committee, 

The Committee on Credentials being ready to report, action on the recom- 
mendations in the President's Address was deferred. 

Report of Committee on Credentials. 

Boston, April 2, 1912. 
Mrs. President and Members of the Convention: 

~ Your Committee on Credentials having carefully examined the Con- 
vention Roll-book and Credential cards present the following report. 
Number of members entitled to representation: 

Department Officers 16 

Past Department Presidents 18 

Past National Presidents 2 

Past National Secretaries 3 

Past Department Secretary 1 

Past Department Treasurer 1 

Corps Presidents 171 

Past Corps Presidents 1,368 

Delegates 265 

Total 1,845 

Number of voting Representatives present, viz. : 

Department Officers 16 

Past Department Presidents 13 

Past National Presidents 1 

Past National Secretaries 2 

Past Department Secretary 1 

Corps Presidents 143 

Past Corps Presidents 362 

Delegates 227 

Total 765 

Submitted in F., C. and L. 

Mary E. Elliot, 
Mary A. Beal, 
Lydia B. Phinney, 

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Department President: The Credential Committee having reported, the 
Conductors will distribute the ballots for Department President and we will 
proceed with the election of ofl&cers in accordance with the vote passed this 
morning. Nominations for the office of Department President are now in 
order. 

Nominations for Department President. 

Mrs. Carrie F. Loring, Past President Reynolds Corps 102, Wey- 
mouth: Mrs. President :» Two years ago it was my pleasure and privi- 
lege to place in nomination for the office of Department Junior Vice- 
President the name of Mrs. Mary E. Holbrook, to which position she was 
elected. One year ago it was again my privilege to nominate Mrs. 
Holbrook for Department Senior Vice-President, which office she now 
holds. That she has served you in her official capacity faithfully and 
well there is no doubt. Knowing this fact I consider it a great honor today 
to place in nomination for Department President of the Woman's Rehef 
Corps of Massachusetts the name of a woman who is loved, honored and 
respected wherever she is known for her splendid, sterling qualities — the 
Senior Vice-President, Mrs. Mary E. Holbrook. The nomination was 
received with applause. Seconded by Mrs. Mahoney, President, and the 
Delegates of Corps 102 in a body. 

Mrs. Florence Haynes, National Inspector, nominated Mrs. Nelhe F. 
Libbey, the present incumbent of the office, and this nomination was also 
received with hearty applause. 

Mrs. Libbey declined this compUmentary nomination with thanks. Mrs. 
Hajnies then seconded the nomination of Mrs. Holbrook. 

The following is an additional list of the seconders to the nomination of 
Mrs. Holbrook for Department President: 

Mrs. Mary L. Oilman, Past National President; Mrs. Marie J. Kendall, 
Department Junior Vice-President; Mrs. Maria W. Ooing, Past National 
Secretary; Paul Revere Corps 103 of Quincy; Mrs. Dearborn, President, on 
behalf of Willard C. Kinsley Corps 21, Somerville; Mrs. Rebecca A. Pickett 
of the Department Executive Board; D. A. Russell Corps 136, Whitman; F. 
P. H. Rogers Corps 25, Waltham; William H. Smart Corps 27, Camftridge- 
port; Mrs. Mary P. Holden, Past President Corps 158, Plainfield; Thomas 
O. Stevenson Corps 63, Roxbury; Mrs. Reed, Past National Secretary; Jennie 
Waitt, President Ward Corps 12, Danvers; Mrs. Emilie L. W. Waterman, 
Past Department President; Benj. Stone, Jr., Corps 68, Dorchester; Mrs. 
Emily L. Clark, Past Department President; Miss Josephine McGuire, 
President Charles Russell Lowell Corps 28, Boston; Mrs. Hattie M. Tuttle, 
Past Department Secretary; Mrs. Mary A. Lockhart, President, and Del- 
egates Dahlgren Corps 20, South Boston; Isaac B. Patten Corps 59, Water- 
town; Mrs. Etta D. Gray, President, on behalf of Fletcher Webster Corps 



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7, Brockton; Mrs. Myra C. Keene, President, on behalf of E. K. Wilcox 
•Corps 14, Springfield; Mrs. Lucy A. Thompson, Past President Corps 82, 
Athol; Hartsuff Corps 137, Rockland; Mrs. Delia M. Emerson, President, 
on behalf of J. P. Gould Corps 65, Stoneham; S. C. Lawrence Corps 5, 
Medford; Mrs. Lillian M. Josselyn, President, on behalf of J. E. Simmons 
Corps 111, Pembroke; Edwin Humphrey Corps 60, Hingham; D. G. Farragut 
Corps 90, Gardner; Mrs. Annie M. Stinson, President Charles Beck Corps 
2, Cambridge; Allen Corps 119, Manchester; Mrs. Elizabeth A. Spring, 
Delegate, on behalf of Charles Chipman Corps 132, Sandwich; J. P. Rice 
Corps 113, Westminster; Ida M. Barker, President, on behalf of Union 
Corps 50, Peabody; Mrs. Estella Sargent McCarty, President, on behalf 
of Gilman C. Parker Corps 101, Winchendon; Mrs. Corrie A. Emerson, 
Past President W. L. Baker Corps 18, Northampton; D. G. Anderson Corps 
139, Great Barrington; Francis Gould Corps 43, Arlington; Berkshire Corps 
129, Pittsfield; E. P. Carpenter Corps 41, Foxboro; Mrs. Julia A. Bartlett, 
President, on behalf of W. L. Baker Corps 18, Northampton; Mrs. Ida R. 
Janell, President W. L. Rodman Corps 53, New Bedford; E. M. Stanton 
Corps 116, Amherst; George K. Bird Corps 78, Norwood; Capt. Horace 
Niles Corps 110, Randolph; Cyrus M. Wheaton Corps 131, Somerset; James 
L. Bates Corps 122, Swampscott; Friedrich Hecker Corps 88, Boston; Mrs. 
Annabelle Brown, President, on behalf of Burbank Corps 84, Wobum; Mrs. 
Arria E. Rivinius, Past President Charles Beck Corps 2, Cambridge; Mrs. 
Sarah A. Towle, Past President George H. Ward Corps 11, Worcester. 

Moved by Mrs. Kennedy, President Corps 66, East Cambridge, that the 
Secretary cast the ballot of the Convention for Mrs. Holbrook. 

Seconded by several members, but there being one objection, a ballot was 
ordered. 

The chair appointed the following to serve as 

TELLERS 

Emma E. Willey, Lynn. 
Catherine Finley, Arlington. 
Eileen G. Sawyer, Ayer. 
Mary P. Holbrook, Attleboro. 
Abbie E. Copeland, Whitman. 

National officers were announced in waiting. The Committee on 
Courtesies retired and escorted them to the platform. Mrs. Gilman intro- 
duced Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President, Mrs. Going pi'esented Mrs. 
Florence Haynes, National Inspector, and Mrs. Shattuck introduced Mrs. 
Ida C. Rolfe of the National Executive Board. They were officially greeted 
and Mrs. Davis was invited to address the Convention. In responding she 
said: ''I have come all the way from the Pacific Coast to meet this magnifi- 



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cent body of women. I bring you the greetings of the National Woman's 
Relief Corps, and I am also here to receive your greetings. It is a great privi- 
lege to attend this large Convention, and I feel that I shall gain new inspira- 
tion from my visit to Massachusetts." 

While the ballots were being distributed and counted action was taken 
on the report of the Committee on Address of Department President. 

Mrs. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, occupied the chair 
while the recommendations were being considered. 

Moved by Mrs.^ Jones, Department Treasurer, seconded by Mrs. Tink- 
ham of Taunton, that the report be accepted and recommendations acted 
upon separately. [Carried.] 

Recommendation No. 1. That each Corps President be requested ta 
appoint a committee (of which the Corps Treasurer shall be one member) ta 
devise some plan that will serve as a direct effort in securing dues from 
members who are in arrears, thereby lessening the number of suspensions. 

Moved by Mrs. Towle of Worcester, seconded by Mrs. Mills of Worcester^ 
that this recommendation be adopted. [Carried.] 

Recommendation No. 2. That we petition National Convention to change 
the laws of the Order so that five members will constitute a quorum for Corps 
having a membership of forty or less. 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. Morse of Arlington, that it be adopted. 

Recommendation No. 3. That the line of missionary work be continued 
and that the incoming Department President appoint a committee of three 
to visit Corps that need advice and encouragement. 

Moved by Mrs. Knapp of Somerville, seconded by Mrs. Semons of 
Chelsea, that this recommendation be adopted. [Carried.] 

Recommendation No. 4. That a fair be held the ensuing year in aid of the 
funds of the Department of Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps, the 
incoming Department President to appoint the committee and have charge 
of the plans, under the direction of the Department Council. 

(The committee recommend this matter be left with the incoming Pres- 
ident and Council to decide.) 

Moved by Mrs. Loring of Weymouth, seconded by Mrs. Olive M. White 
of South Boston, that the recommendation of the committee be adopted. 
[Carried.] 

Moved by Mrs. Ralph, Past Department President, seconded by several 
members, that if the incoming Department President is willing to undertake 
a fair the Department of Massachusetts hold one some time during the year. 
[Carried.] 

Recommendation No. 5. That the sum of fifty dollars be presented Mrs. 
Dorcas H. L3nnan, chairman of the Department Relief Committee, in 
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Moved by Mrs. Shattuck, Past Department President, seconded by several 
members, that it be adopted. [Carried.] 

Recommendation No, 6. That the exemplifications be discontinued the 
ensuing year and a Corps of Assistant Inspectors be appointed to give 
thorough instruction in the work. 

(Referred to the Convention for action.) 

Moved by Miss Sarah L. Mecuen, Past Department Inspector, seconded 
by Mrs. Snow of Corps 88, Boston, that the recommendation of the committee 
be adopted. [Carried.] 

Remarks upon the subject by Mrs. Libbey, Department President, and 
Miss Burton, Past Department Inspector. 

Moved by Mrs. Chapin of Worcester, seconded by Mrs. Barnes of West- 
minster, that the recommendation of the Department President be adopted. 

Discussion by Miss Mecuen and by Mrs. Wales, Mrs. Ralph, Mrs. Oilman 
and Mrs. Goodale, Past Department Presidents, after which the motion was 
carried. 

Recommendation No, 7. That the pictures of the late Comrades Olin, 
Moore and Eldredge be inserted in the Journal. 

Moved by Mrs. Harrington of Charlestown, seconded by Mrs. Brown, 
Department Chaplain, that this recommendation be adopted- [Carried.] 

Recommendation No. 8. That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated for 
the work of the Department Patriotic Instructor the ensuing year. 

Moved by Mrs. Parker of Watertown, seconded by Mrs. Church of Hyde 
Park, that this recommendation be adopted. [Carried.] 

Recommendation No. 9. That a picture of the bust and tablet of Lincoln 
be inserted in the Journal. 

• Moved by Mrs. Wheelockof Roxbury, seconded by Mrs. Going, Past 
National Secretary, that this recommendation be adopted. [Carried.] 

Recommendation No. 10. That the sum of forty dollars be given the 
Department Secretary for her extra work in compiling the Department 
Journal. 

Moved by Mrs. Haynes, National Inspector, that this recommendation 
be adopted. 

Seconded by Mrs. Bullock of Everett and carried. 

The report was then adopted as a whole on motion of Mrs. Towle oi 
Worcester, seconded by Mrs. Lear of Lynn. 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President, resumed the chair. 

Mrs. Willey, chairman of Tellers, reported the following as the result of 
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Ballot for Department President., 

Whole number of votes cast 735 

Necessary for a choice 368 

Mrs. Libbey received 3 

Mrs. Holbrook received 732 

and Mrs. Mary E. Holbrook of South Weymouth was declared elected. 

She was introduced as the Department President-elect, and in responding 
said: "I hope I will be able to return to you the magnificent trust which Mrs. 
Libbey has given to you. I pledge the best there is in me to the work of the 
Department of Massachusetts the coming year, and I pledge to Mrs. Davis, 
National President, the best service I can render for the National Woman's 
Relief Corps." 

Mrs. Mahoney, President Reynolds Corps No. 102, Weymouth, presented 
a beautiful candelabra to Mrs. Holbrook with the love of its members; also 
a gift from the officers and Past Presidents of Reynolds Corps 102. 

Mrs. Annie Jordan, Junior Vice-President Corps 102, presented Mrs. 
Holbrook a gift of gold from individual members of the Corps. 

The recipient expressed her grateful appreciation of these gifts. 

Department President: Nominations for the office of Department Senior 
Vice-President are now in order. 

Mrs. Shattuck, Past Department President, nominated Mrs. Marie J. 
Kendall, referring to her faithful work and ability in the interests of the 
Department of Massachusetts, and of Corps 90, Gardner, of which she is 
a Past President. 

Seconded by Mrs. Gates, President D. G. Farragut Corps No. 90, Gardner, 
on behalf of the Corps; by Mrs. Haynes, National Inspector; Mrs. Gilman, 
Past National President; Mrs. Clark, Past Department President; Mrs. 
Myra C. Keene, President, on behalf of E. K. Wilcox Corps 14, Springfield; 
Mrs. May Dearborn, President, on behalf of WiUard C. Kinsley Corps 21, 
S<Mnerville; Isaac Davis Corps 62, West Acton; Mrs. Mary F. Wood of 
Worcester; Col. J. P. Rice Corps 113, Westminster; Mrs. Ralph, Past Depart- 
ment President; Mrs. Lucy A. Thompson, Past President H. V. Smith Corps 
82, Athol; Mrs. Tuttle, Past Department Secretary; President and Dele- 
gates of Dahlgren Corps 20, South Boston; Mrs. McCarty, President Gilman 
C. Parker Corps 101, Winchendon; Mrs. Hawkes, President Ericsson Corps 
112, Templeton; Charles D. Sanford Corps 32, North Adams; S. C. Lawrence 
Corps 5, Medford; E. M. Stanton Corps 116, Amherst; Mrs. Streeter, Presi- 
dent, on behalf of General Kilpatrick Corps 38, Holyoke; Mrs. Stinson, 
President, on behalf of Charles Beck Corps 2, Cambridge; Mrs. Delia M. 
Emerson, President, on behalf of J. P. Gould Corps 65, Stoneham; Francis 
Gould Corps 43, Arlington; Mrs. Bartlett, President, on behalf of W. L. 
Baker Corps 18, Northampton; George H. Maintien Corps 74, Plainville; 
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Corps 61, Mansfield; Mrs. Eleanore E. Brown, Department Chaplain; 
Francis Washburn Corps 79, Brighton; Mrs. Rivinius, Past President Charles 
Beck Corps 2, Cambridge; Mrs. Ellen M. Steams, Past Department Chaplain; 
Mrs. Pickett of the Department Executive Board; F. P. H. Rogers Corps 25, 
Waltham; Mrs. Spring, Delegate Charles Chipman Corps 132, Sandwich; 
Cyrus M. Wheaton Corps 131, Somerset; Mrs. Going, Past National Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Towle, Past President Corps 11, Worcester; Mrs. Freeman, Presi- 
dent Prentiss M. Whiting Corps 117, North Attleboro; Hubbard V. Smith 
Corps 82, Athol; Friedrich Hecker Corps 88, Boston; Mrs. Waterman, Past 
Department President; Mrs. Sands, President E. P. Carpenter Corps 41, 
Foxboro; Mrs. Josselj^, President Joseph E. Simmons Corps 111, Pembroke; 
O. H. P. Sargent Corps 114, Essex; Thomas M. Gardner Corps 86, Nantucket; 
and George E. Sayles Corps 160, Adams. 

Moved by Mrs. Etta A. Lockhart of Cambridge that the Secretary cast 
the ballot of the Convention for Mrs. Kendall. 

There being one objection, a ballot was ordered. 

A magnificent bouquet of flowers was presented Mrs. Davis, National 
President, on behalf of the Gettysburg Publishing Co., Mrs. Mabelle Smith, 
Platform Aide, making the presentation remarks at the request of J. E. 
Gates, manager of the company. 

Mrs. Clark, chairman, read 

Report of Committee on Report of Department Senior Aide. 

Mrs. President: 

Your Committee on Senior Aide's Report has carefully examined the 
same and fully recognizes her abihty and untiring efforts for the vqjbuilding 
and welfare of our loved Department. 

We recognize the fact that she has cjieerf ully given of her time and strength 
by responding to the numerous calls made upon her. We feel that she 
deserves the highest commendation for her faithful labors. 
Submitted in F., C. and L. 

Emily L. Clark, Chairman, 
Mary A. Cuseck, 
Emma F. Mansfield, 
Lottie A. Greene, 

Committee, 

Moved by Mrs. Streeter of Holyoke, seconded by Mrs. Merrill of Lyni, 
that the report be accepted. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Stiles, chairman Committee on Greetings to the Ladies of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, reported that the members of the committee 
were cordially received and that an invitation was extended for the Represent- 
atives of our Convention to attend their reception to be held this evening. 
Mrs. Wheeler, chairman, read 



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Lincoln Bust and Tablet 

Presented to the Commonwealth by the Department of 

Massachusetts, W.R.C. 

Unveiled in Doric Hall March, 1912. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 



221 



Report OF Department Patriotic Aides. 

Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Annual Convention: 

Eleven months ago you appointed a committee of thirty to serve you as 
Patriotic Aides; to them you expressed a desire that a tablet with Lincoln's 
speech at Gettysburg, surmounted by our martyred President's bust, might be 
placed in the State House, to be an incentive of patriotic thought for future 
generations, in addition to the work already adopted by the Patriotic Aides. 

We have been busy raising the necessary funds to defray the expense of 
our work and have held a two-days' sale October 31 and November 1, a 
whist January 8 and February 20, and a whist and sale March 29. 

The committee was organized at its first meeting, held May 15. Miss 
Marie B. Shepard was elected Secretary and Treasurer. We have held 
thirteen meetings, with an average attendance of 16. At our third meeting, 
held at my home at Juniper Point, Salem, we invited some friends. Among 
them were six gentlemen whom we made honorary members, and they 
have proved worthy of that name. Mrs. Libbey, you have been our guest 
at many of our meetings and showed a deep interest in our work, which 
we greatly appreciate. 

The bonds of friendship existing between a few of the members have 
grown stronger and many new ties of friendship formed, which I trust will 
never be broken. 

As in all undertakings where the heart is in the work, our efforts have 
been crowned with success, and your desire has been made a realization. 
On March 28, at Doric Hall, State House, a large company gathered to 
witness the unveiling of the tablet and bust of Abraham Lincoln, when the 
result of our efforts was turned over to you, and you in behalf of the Depart- 
ment of Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps presented it to Gov. Eugene 
N. Foss, who accepted it in the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Our work has been further carried on by purchasing one large flag, thirty 
small flags, and two silver shields for the large flags, which will be presented 
at the Campfire. 

W^e wish to thank you for the honor conferred upon us, and trust that the 
work assigned to us has been carried out to your satisfaction. 

The treasurer of our committee gives the following report showing how 
we raised the money desired to carry on our work. 



Chocolate sold by Aides 

Sale October 31 and November 1 

Received from Corps No. 79, Brighton . . 
119, Manchester 
18, Northampton 
30, Beverly . . 
69, Wakefield . 
115, Ware . . . 
97, Lexington . 



$107.00 
124.00 
5.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
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222 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Received from Corps No. 11, Worcester $1.00 

'' " " 80, Westboro . 1.00 

" 173, Rockport 1.00 

'' 103, Quincy 2.00 

" " " " 31, Leominster 1.00 

" 82, Athol 1.00 

" 42, Ipswich 3.00 

" 50, Peabody 2.00 

" 23, Marblehead 1.00 

" 141, Chatham 2.00 

'* 95, New Bedford 1.00 

'' 104, Dedham 1.00 

'' 38, Holyoke .25 

'* 20, South Boston 3.00 

" 35, Hyde Park 2.00 

" " " " 102, Weymouth 2.00 

*' 43, Arlington 2.00 

" 26, Newburyport 2.00 

" 120, Taunton 1.00 

" 86, Nantucket 5.00 

'' 41, Foxboro 1.00 

" 56, Shelbume Falls 1.00 

" 98, Conway 2.00 

" 29, Lynn 25.00 

" 45, Attleboro 5.00 

" " 84, Wobum 2.00 

'^ " 53, New Bedford 10.00 

" 151, Wareham 1.00 

" 88, Boston 1.00 

Post 30, Cambridge 1.00 

Middlesex County Association 5.00 

Past Presidents Association of Essex County 2.00 

Thimble Club of Corps 79 2.00 

Gift to Mrs. Libbey from Essex County Association 10.00 

Donations from Aides 232.00 

Donations from friends 29.48 

$609.73 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for bust and tablet $550.00 

" '* 1 large silk flag 25.00 

" " 30 silk flags 27.00 

'' '' 2 silver shields 7.00 

$609.00 
A balance of seventy-three cents was left in our treasury. 
Submitted in F., C. and L. 

FANNY E. WHEELER, 

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DEPAKTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 223 

Moved by Mrs. Ralph, Past Department President, that a vote of thanks 
be extended the Department Patriotic Aides for the grand work they have 
accomplished the past year. 

Seconded by Mrs. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, and 
carried. 

The Tellers reported the following as the result of the 

Ballot fob Department Senior Vice-President. 

Whole number of votes cast 698 

Necessary for a choice 350 

Mrs. Fanny E. Wheeler received 2 

Mrs. Marie J. Kendall 696 

and Mrs. Kendall was declared elected. 

Mrs. Shattuck, Past Department President: I want the pleasure of 
introducing my friend, Mrs. Kendall. I know she will be faithful to you, 
as she has been to every cause in which she has been interested. 

Response by Mrs. Kendall, Department Senior Vice-President-elect, 
who expressed sincere thanks for the honor conferred and pledged her love 
and faithful cooperation in the work. 

She was presented flowers by Mrs. Lizzie E. Brown on behalf of Corps 
90, Gardner, and expressed her appreciation of the gift. 

Nominations for Department Junior Vice-President. 

Mrs. May Durgin of Arlington nominated Mrs. Carolyn R. Morse, 
Past President and the present Secretary of Francis Gould Corps No. 43, 
referring to her many years of faithful work and to her executive abiUty. 

Seconded by Mrs. Finley, President, on behalf of Corps 43; Col. Prescott 
Corps 15, Ashland; and Francis Washburn Corps 79, Brighton. 

Mrs. Going, Past National Secretary: It is my privilege and great pleasure 
to nominate a member who for twenty-one years has been a loyal, earnest 
worker. Nineteen years ago I installed her into the office of Corps Presi- 
dent, a position she has filled seven years. She has served one year as 
President of the Bristol County Association and one year as Secretary. 
Until the past year the Corps she represents has never had a Department 
officer. I refer to Mrs. Laura I. Smith of WiUiam A. Streeter Corps No. 
45, Attleboro. Mrs. Smith has a splendid record in Attleboro, and her 
work as a member of the Department ReUef Committee in 1910 and as 
Department Patriotic Instructor the past year has been highly commended. 
I nominate Mrs. Smith for the office of Department Junior Vice-President. 

Seconded by Mrs. WilUams, President, and the Delegates of Corps No. 45, 
Attleboro, Mrs. WiUiams referring to Mrs. Smith as "a faithful worker for the 
soldiers from childhood," and stating that she is endorsed by the Post and 
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224 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Mrs. Knowles, Past National Chaplain, who referred to the long service 
and ability of Mrs. Smith, and by Mrs. Haynes, National Inspector; Mrs. 
Oilman, Past National President; Mrs. Elizabeth Robbins Berry, Past 
National Press Correspondent; Mrs. Goodale, Mrs. Waterman, Mrs. Ralph, 
Past Department Presidents; Col. Allen Corps 77, Gloucester; Mrs. 
Estella Sargent McCarty, President Oilman C. Parker Corps 101, Win- 
chendon; Mrs. Davis, President, on behalf of Abraham Lincoln Corps 
39, Charlestown; Mrs. Sands, President, on behalf of E. P. Carpen- 
ter Corps 41, Foxboro; Miss Nellie A. Tracy, Past Department Press Corre- 
spondent; Mrs. Barker, President, on behalf of Union Corps 50, Peabody; 
Mrs. Brown, Department Chaplain; Mrs. Mary E. Hyde, President Bristol 
County Association; Mrs. Streeter, President, on behalf of Oen. Kilpatrick 
Corps 38, Holyoke; John Rogers Corps 61, Mansfield; Oeorge H. Maintien 
Corps 74, Plainville; T. L. Bonney Corps 146, Hanson; Mrs. Rebecca A. 
Pickett of Beverly; Mrs. Ellen F. Madsen, President, on behalf of Charles 
C. Smith Corps 135, South Hadley Falls; Charles D. Sanford Corps 32, 
North Adams; H. M. Warren Corps 69, Wakefield; Mrs. Dearborn, 
President, on behalf of Willard C. Kinsley Corps 21, Somerville; Mrs. 
Elizabeth A. Spring, Delegate, on behalf of Charles Chipman Corps 132, 
Sandwich; Oeorge E. Sayles Corps 160, Adams; Thomas M. Gardner 
Corps 86, Nantucket; Mrs. Helen C. Mulford, Past President, on behalf 
of F. D. Hammond Corps 141, Chatham; Mrs. Etta D. Gray, President 
Fletcher Webster Corps 7, Brockton; Mrs. Caldwell, Past President R. A. 
Pierce Corps 95, New Bedford; Oen. Lander Corps 29, Lynn; D. A. Russell 
Corps 136, Whitman; Mrs. Rogers, President Thomas G. Stevenson Corps 
63, Roxbury; Cyrus M. Wheaton Corps 131, Somerset; Mrs. Lydia A. 
Kempton, President Corps 95, New Bedford. 

Mrs. Eileen 0. Sawyer, President George S. Boutwell Corps 49, Ayer, 
nominated Mrs. Nina B. Lovejoy, Past President of that Corps and 
chairman of the Department Executive Board, who has served three years 
as a member of the Board. Mrs. Sawyer referred to Mrs. Lovejoy as an 
"able worker who has never failed to respond to the call of duty. She will 
give all her time, if elected, to the work of the Department of Massachu- 
setts, of which she has a thorough knowledge." 

The nomination of Mrs. Lovejoy was seconded by Corps 49 of Ayer; 
Mrs. E. Louise Shattuck, President Charles H. Stevens, Corps 31, Leom- 
inster; Mrs. Clark, Past National Chaplain; Mrs. Wadsworth, Past Na- 
tional Patriotic Instructor, who referred to the active work of Mrs. Lovejoy 
for more than twenty years; Reynolds Corps 102, Weymouth; Mrs. Bartlett, 
President, on behalf of W. L. Baker Corps 18, Northampton; Ericsson Corps 
112, Templeton; Charles Beck Corps 2, Cambridge; Mrs. Fanny E. Wheeler, 
Past Department Patriotic Instructor; P. Steams Davis Corps 66, East 
Cambridge; Mrs. Rose E. Holt, Past President, Corps 31, Leominster; E. M. 
Stanton Corps 116, Amherst; S. C. Lawrence Corps 5, Medford; Allen Corps 



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119, Manchester; Everett Peabody Corps 4, Georgetown; and E. P. Wallace 
Corps 19, Amesbury. 

While the ballots were being counted Mrs. Ralph, Assistant Secretary, 
read the following communications. 

3609 Broadway, New York, March 6, 1912. 

My dear Miss Elliot: My Credential for Department Convention arrive(^ 
this A.M. I thank you and am sorry that I cannot avail myself of the opportunity 
to meet so many of my old friends. 

I also acknowledge the receipt of the Department Journal, which I enjoyed 
very much. With kindest regards to the Department President and other friends* 

Sincerely in F., C. and L. 

EMMA B. LOWD, 

Past Department President. 

Union, Ore., March 15, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President Woman's Relief Corps^ 
Lynn, Mass. 
My dear President: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your cordial invitation 
to attend your Thirty-third Anniversary and Reception, and to say that it will 
be my great pleasure to avail myself of this privilege. 

With assurances of my kindest wishes and trusting that a splendid Con- 
vention will crown your year of hard work, I beg to remain. 

Sincerely yours in F., C. and L. 

CORA M. DAVIS, 

National President. 

Providence, R.I., March 16, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President Massachusetts Woman^s Relief Corps. 
Greeting: Your cordial invitation to participate with the Massachusetts 
Department in the occasion of the Thirty-third Anniversary and Reception on 
Wednesday evening, April 3, 1912, was received with pleasure, thanking you for 
the honor. 

At this time I regret very much the dates of Massachusetts and Rhode Island 
Conventions are so closely allied, for I must forego that pleasure. 

Convey to the Representatives assembled my loving greetings. I extend 
to you sincere congratulation upon a fine administration, and best wishes for a 
successful Convention. 

Fraternally, 

MRS. JULIA PAYNE NASON, 

National Junior Vice-President, 



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226 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Concord, N.H., March 12, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, W.R.C. 
My dear Mrs. Ldbbey: I accept your invitation with appreciative pleasure 
to be present at the Convention of the Department of Massachusetts Woman's 
Relief Corps in Shawmut Church April 2 and 3; also I shall be glad to be present 
at the Thirty-third Anniversary and Reception Wednesday evening, April 3. 

Yours very cordially in F., C. and L. 

MAY L. DOUGLAS, 

NaUonal Chaplain^ W.R.C. 



Pittsburgh, Pa., March 16, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President^ W.R.C. 
Lynn, Mass. 
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your invitation to be present on the 
occasion of the Thirty-third Anniversary and Reception on Wednesday evening, 
April 3. 

It would be a pleasure indeed to accept it and to meet with the splendid 
women of the mother Department, especially as Massachusetts is my birthplace, 
and it would seem hke going home, but the great distance, as well as the duties 
of my office, prevent. I sincerely hope this may be your very best Convention, 
and that greater prosperity than ever before may result from your meeting 
together. 

Thanking you for your courtesy. 



Yours very truly in F., C. and L. 



ABBIE LYNCH, 

National Treasurer, 



Union, Ore., March, 24, 1912. 
Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, W.R.C* 
Lynn, Mass. 
Dear Mrs. Libbey: The cordial invitation to attend your Department 
Convention received. 

Kindly extend to your officers and members the sincere greetings of the 
National Secretary and my deep regret at not being able to be present, 
owing to the many miles that intervene. 

As a fitting close to your year's work, may your Convention be both 
successful and harmonious. 

< Sincerely and faithfully yours in F., C. and L. 

JENNIE B. HIGGINS, 

National Secretary. 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 227 

Cleveland, 0., March 29, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 
Department President^ 
Lynn, Mass. 
Dear Mrs. Libbey: Your very kind invitation to attend your Reception and 
Convention received, and sincerely regret my inability to accept the same. 

I extend greetings to you, and through you to your Department, hoping 
that you may have a profitable and harmonious Convention. 

Loyally yours, 

LOIS M. KNAUFF, 
National Patriotic Instructor. 

Baraboo, Wis., March 17, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, W.R.C. 
Lynn, Mass. 
Dear Mrs. Libbey: The invitation received to attend the Thirty-third Anniver- 
sary and Reception on April 3. I thank you very much for this remembrance 
and wish I might attend, but as that will not be possible please allow me to extend 
my congratulations and wish for a profitable session for old Massachusetts. 
Sincerely yours id F., C.and L. 

BELL W. BLISS, 
National Institviing and Installing Officer W.R.C. 
508 East Street, Baraboo, Wis. 

Palo Alto, Cal., March 23, 1912. 
Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, Massachusetts W.R.C. 
My dear Mrs. Libbey: Please extend to the Thirty-third Department Con- 
vention assembled loving greetings, with a sincere wish that love and harmony 
will prevail in all your deliberations. 

I congratulate you upon your year's work, and hope you may be blessed 
with a long life to continue in the noble work. 

Yours cordially in F., C. and L. 

GERALDINE E. FRISBIE, 
Past National Senior Vice-President. 

The tellers reported the following as the result of the 

Ballot for Department Junior Vice-President. 

Whole number votes cast 685 

Necessary for a choice 343 

Mrs. Morse received 48 

Mrs. Lovejoy 272 

Mrs. Smith 365 

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228 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Mrs. Lovejoy requested the privilege of introducing Mrs. Smith, and 
when responding the Junior Vice-President-elect said: "I appreciate the 
honor conferred upon me by this election and thank my friends for their 
loyal support." 

Mrs. Morse expressed thanks to her friends for the support given her. 

Nominations for Department Treasurer. 

Mrs. Mary E. Knowles, Past National Chaplain: It has been my privi- 
lege at former Conventions to nominate for offices of responsibility a friend 
who is true and tried — a woman who has served ably and faithfully in 
many positions of trust and who has rendered valued service for the Order. 
During the past three years she has performed the duties of Department 
Treasurer in an efficient manner. Her sterhng worth, her devotion to 
duty and her experience in this line of work render her eminently fitted 
for this position. I take great pleasure in nominating Mrs. Fannie M. 
Jones and trust she will be re-elected to the office she is so well qualified 
to fill. 

Seconded by Mrs. Dearborn, President Willard C. Kinsley Corps 21 of 
Somerville, on behalf of the Corps; Mrs. Oilman, Past National President; 
Mrs. Going, Past National Secretary; Mrs. Haynes, National Inspector, 
Abraham Lincoln Corps 39, Charlestown; Mrs. Goodale, Past Department 
President; Mrs. Mulford of Chatham; Miss Tracy, Past Department Press 
Correspondent; Mrs. Waitt, President, on behalf of Ward Corps 12 of Danvers; 
Mrs. Davis, Past Department Senior Vice-President, Edwin Humphrey Corps 
60 of Hingham; Mrs. Clark, Past National Chaplain, Charles Beck Corps 2 
of Cambridge; Mrs. Lockhart of Corps 66, Cambridge; Reynolds Corps 102, 
Weymouth ; Mrs. Pickett of the Department Executive Board, D. A. Russell 
Corps 136, Whitman; Mrs. Waterman, Past Department President; Mrs. 
Blake of the Department Rehef Committee; Mrs. Barker, President Union 
Corps 50, Peabody; Mrs. Brown, Department Chaplain, E. K. Wilcox Corps 
14, Springfield; Thos. M. Gardner Corps 86, Nantucket; Charles Chipman 
Corps 132, Sandwich; Mrs. McCarty, President Gilman C. Parker Corps 101 of 
Winchendon; Mrs. Emerson, President J. P. Gould Corps 65,Stoneham; Mrs. 
Power, President, on behalf of Paul Revere Corps 103, Quincy; and others. 

Moved by Mrs. McCarty of Winchendon, seconded by Mrs. Chapin of 
Worcester, that the Secretary cast the ballot of the Convention for Mrs. 
Jones. The motion was carried and Mrs. Fannie M. Jones of Willard C. 
Kinsley Corps 21, Somerville, was declared unanimously re-elected. 

She was introduced by Mrs. Eaiowles, who congratulated the Convention 
upon retaining the services of such a conscientious and efficient Treasiu'er. 

When responding Mrs. Jones said: "In all matters large and small I 
have held the funds as sacred and shall be true to the trust in the futiu'e. 
I thank you heartily for this expression of your confidence." 

Mrs. Gilman, Mrs. Haynes and Mrs.- Ralph, Past Department Presi- 
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Jones intimately for many years, complimented her very efficient work 
and her conscientious devotion to every duty. 

Mrs. Dearborn, President Corps 21, Somerville, on behalf of the Corps 
presented flowers to Mrs. Jones, expressing the regard of all its members. 
The recipient responded with sincere thanks. 

Mrs. Knapp, Past President Corps 21, presented a bouquet to Miss Elliot, 
Department ^Secretary, who also expressed her appreciation. 

Moved by Mrs. Calahan, Department Press Correspondent, seconded 
by Mrs. Snow, President Corps 88, Boston, that the Convention open 
tomorrow at 9 a.m. [Carried.] 

A cream dish was presented Mrs. Libbey, Department President, by Mrs. 

Keith of Warren, on behalf of Clara Barton Corps No. 70 of that town. 

Mrs. Libbey expressed her thanks and also her interest in this Corps. 

Nominations for Department Chaplain. 

Mrs. Anna M. Harrington, President Berkshire Corps No. 129, Pitts- 
field, nominated Mrs. S. Anna Starkweather, a Past President of that Corps 
and its Chaplain. She referred to Mrs. Starkweather as a Christian woman 
who is in every way fitted for this office. 

Seconded by Berkshire Corps 129 of Pittsfield; by Mrs. Keith of Warren; 
Mrs. Going, Past National Secretary; Mrs. Lederer of W. W. Rockwell 
Corps 37 of Pittsfield; Mrs. Haynes, National Inspector, who said: "We 
have learned to love our Department Chaplain, Mrs. Brown, and feel 
that Mrs. Starkweather will be a worthy successor"; by Mrs. Clark, Past 
National Chaplain; Mrs. Eleanore E. Brown, the present Department 
Chaplain, who pledged her support to Mrs. Starkweather as soon as her 
candidacy was announced; Mrs. Streeter, President Gen. Kilpatrick Corps 
38, Holyoke; Mrs. Henrietta L. Parker, President W. W. Rockwell Corps 37, 
Pittsfield, on behalf of the Corps; Mrs. Ralph, Past Department President; 
Mrs. Barker, President, on behalf of Union Corps 50, Peabody; Mrs. Keene, 
President E. K. Wilcox Corps 14, Springfield, on behalf of the Corps; 
Charles D. Sanford Corps 32, North Adams; George E. Sayles Corps 160, 
Adams; and Col. Allen Corps 77 of Gloucester. 

Moved by Mrs. Haynes, National Inspector, seconded by Mrs. Brown, 
Department Chaplain, that the Secretary be instructed to cast the ballot 
of the Convention for Mrs. Starkweather. [Carried.] Mrs. Starkweather 
was declared imanimously elected. 

She was introduced by Mrs. Brown, and expressed her appreciation for 
this imanimous election, sajdng: "I am a daughter of a veteran and the 
wife of a veteran, and I have tried to uphold the principles of this Order. I 
shall pray for you and for the cause, not only this year but during all the 
years of my life." 

Mrs. Harrington, President Berkshire Corps, presented a cut-glass dish 
to Mrs. Starkweather, with the love and congratulations of the members. 



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230 THIRTY-THIRD AI^UAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Moved by Mrs. Calahan, seconded by Mrs. Collier of Brighton, that this 
session adjourn at 6.30 o'clock p.m. [Carried.) 

Nominations for Chairman of the Department Execxttive Board. 

Mrs. Wales, Past Department President, nominated Miss Susie F. Burton, 
a Past President of Benjamin Stone, Jr., Corps 68, Dorchester, a Past Depart- 
ment Inspector, and a present member of the Department Executive Board. 
Mrs. Wales referred in a complimentary maimer to the qualifications of 
Miss Burton, who is endorsed by the Corps in Dorchester of which she 
is a member. This nomination was seconded by Corps 68, Dorchester; 
Mrs. Brown, Department Chaplain; Francis Washburn Corps 79, Brighton; 
Mrs. Barker, President Union Corps 50, Peabody, on behalf of the Corps; 
Mrs. Waterman, Past Department President; Mrs. Morse of ArUngton; 
Thomas M. Gardner Corps 86, Nantucket; David A. Russell Corps 136 of 
Whitman; Mrs. Reed, Past National Secretary, who said she had known 
Miss Burton for many years and could heartily endorse her; and Mrs. 
Elizabeth A. Spring of Sandwich. 

Mrs. Goodale, Past Department President, nominated Mrs. Rebecca A. 
Pickett of John H. Chipman, Jr., Corps 30, Beverly, referring to her as "a 
generous, loyal, kind-hearted woman," and also as an oflBicer of ability and 
one who is faithful to every trust. She felt that Mrs. Pickett deserved a 
reelection on the Board, having served only one year, and that she would 
make an excellent chairman. 

Seconded by Corps 30 of Beverly; J. C. Freeman Corps 51, Province- 
town; H. M. Warren Corps 69, Wakefield; Mrs. Going, Past National 
Secretary, and others. 

Miss McGuire, President Charles Russell Lowell Corps 28, Boston, 
nominated Mrs. Mary A. Landt, the present Department .Inspector and a 
Past President of Corps 28. 

Seconded by Charles Russell Lowell Corps 28, Boston; Mrs. Haynes, 
National Inspector; Needham Corps 55, Lawrence; and others. 

Mrs. Glover, Past President E. K. Wilcox Corps 14, Springfield, nominated 
Mrs. Sarah E. Southwick, a Past President of that Corps and "a loyal, 
faithful member of the Order, who deserves promotion from the office 
of second member of the Board to that of chairman.'' 

Mrs. Streeter, President Gen. Kilpatrick Corps 38 of Holyoke, seconded 
the nomination of Mrs. Southwick, and stated that she is endorsed by 
the Hampshire and Hampden County Association; also seconded by 
Mrs. Going, Past National Secretary, and by Henry H. Johnson Corps 164, 
Northfield. 

Mrs. Landt withdrew in favor of Miss Burton; Mrs. Pickett also with- 
drew as a candidate for the office of chairman of the Board. 

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of Mrs. Southwick, and expressed the opinion that members after serving 
two years on the Board should retire and give other sections of the State 
opportunity to be represented. 

The Conductors were instructed to distribute the ballots. 

Mrs. Eliza Brown Daggett, Past National Senior Vice-President, a 
member of the Department of New York, was introduced as one who is 
specially interested in the Woman's Relief Corps of Massachusetts. 

Mrs. Daggett expressed her regard for the members of the Order in 
Massachusetts and her pleasure that she again has the privilege of attending 
a Convention in Boston. 

In closing she said: "It is an inspiration to see such a large number present 
— the largest number of delegates ever assembled in a State or National 
Convention of the W.R.C. I bring you greetings from the Department 
of New York, and thank you for all courtesies extended me in Massachusetts, 
my former home. I regret that I must now leave your Coi^vention to meet 
other engagements, and I assure you of my sincere wishes for your con- 
tinued success.'' 

The following communications were received. 

Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, Mass. W.R.C. 
Dear Mrs. President: It is a great disappointment to me not to be able to be 
with you at this time and share with aU my sister workers in the pleasure 
of legislating for the further advancement of our beloved Order, but having been 
a "shut-in' ' for some time can only be with you in spirit. Accept my congratula- 
tions upon a successful year's work. Will you kindly extend my loving greeting 
to all and my sincerest wishes for a pleasant and profitable Convention. 
Yours sincerely in F., C. and L. 

MARY G. DEANE, 
Assonet, Mass., April 1, 1912. Pa^t Department President, Mass. W.R.Cm 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 30, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, Mass. W.R.C. 
My dear Mrs. Lihhey: As the culmination of your year's work as Depart- 
ment President of Massachusetts Woman's Rehef Corps draws near, count 
me among those friends upon whose belief in you and your work you may lean 
as upon a strong staff. 

Your Convention will, I know, reflect the quaUty of your administration 
and take its place creditably upon the long list of excellent Conventions which 
have marked the progress of our '^Mother Department." Greetings to its mem- 
bers assembled. 

In F., C. and L. 

JENNIE IOWA BERRY, 

National Counselor. 



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232 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Office of Department President, 

Exeter, N.H., March 29, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, W.R.C., 
Lynn, Mass. 

Dear Mrs. Libbey: I have eagerly looked forward to being present at your 
Department Convention, but find at the eleventh hour that it will be impossible 
for me to enjoy that pleasure; however I wish for you a very pleasant and har- 
monious Convention and offer hearty congratulations on the success of your 
administration. You richly deserve much credit for all advancement. Kindly 
extend to your officers and members the sincere fraternal greetings from New 
Hampshire. 

Sincerely in F., C. and L. 

LIZZIE F. ELKINS, 

Department President. 



Office of Department President, 

South Royalton, Vt., March 13, 1912. 
Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, Mass. W.R.C. 

My dear Mrs. Libbey: I accept with pleasure your invitation to attend re- 
ception at your Department Convention April 3 and thank you for the courtesy 
to my Department. And please accept at this time my hearty congratulations 
on your most successful year's work, and may your Convention be both a pleasure 
and a profit to all in attendance. 

Fraternally yours, 

NINA M. STOUGHTON, 
Department President, Vermont W.R.C. 



Providence, R.I., March 17, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

President Department Mass. Woman's Relief Corps. 

Dear Madam: Invitation received to attend your reception on Wednesday 
evening, April 3, 1912. We thank you sincerely and extend to you and friends 
a most cordial invitation to attend the Twenty-fifth Convention, Department 
of Rhode Island, to be held in Bristol on Thursday, April 4. 

I regret exceedingly my inability to accept, for Department Convention 
duties will oblige me to do so. Again thanking you, we extend best wishes for 
a successful Convention. 

Fraternally, 

MRS. MARY E. DEXTER, 

Department President, 
Mrs. Jttlia P. Nason, 

Department Secretary, 



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Mbs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, W.R.C. 
Lynn, Mass. 
My dear Mrs. Libhey: Thank you kindly for the invitation to attend the 
"Thirty-third Anniversary and Reception^' to be held Wednesday evening, 
April third. I should love dearly to meet with you, but find it will be impossible. 
Please accept my congratulations and the wish you may have many, many 
more successful years to engage in the good work. Have you heard of the great 
sorrow that has overwhelmed us in the death of our dearly beloved Department 
President, Sarah E. Phillips, who passed away early Friday morning, February 
23, at my home? A beautiful woman — a lifelong friend — true as steel. 
God is caring for her. Sincerely yours, 

MARY E. SEELY, 

Department President, 

Syracuse, N.Y. 
Wednesday, March thirteenth, nineteen himdred and twelve. 

Office of Department President, W.R.C, 
Toledo, 0., March 30, 1912. 
Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, Mass. W.R.C. 
Greetings and best wishes from your Buckeye sisters. May this be one of 
the best Conventions the Woman's Relief Corps of Massachusetts has ever held. 

Loyally, 

KATE G. RAYNOR, 
Department President, Ohio W.R.C. 

Nellie F. Libbey^ Omaha, Neb., March 20, 1912. 

Department President Mass. 
• My dear Mrs. Lihbey: Your very kind invitation came to me, and I regret 
sincerely my inabiUty to be with you during your Convention in April. 

I am well aware how busy you are at this time, for my Convention is not 
until May 14-16, and the extra amoimt of work is very apparent. 

My wish for you, Mrs. Libbey, and your staff, is that the kind blessings 
of the Father of us all will be with you, and I know your feeling will be when 
you hand the gavel to another woman, "I have finished a year of honest, con- 
scientious work." With my kindest wishes I am, 

Most sincerely, 

LILLIAN P. EDDY, 
National Press Correspondent. Department President Neh. 

Report of Department Relief Committee. 

Boston, Mass., April 2, 1912. 
Mrs, President and Members of the Thirty-third Anwiml Convention: 

As chairman of the Department Relief Committee I take pleasure in 
reporting to you the work that has been accomplished during the year. 



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234 THIKTY-^THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

The record of a year has been closed; the work has been a sacred privilege, 
an ever increasing source of interest. How inadequate we feel to under- 
take to report the work of a given period, for only with God is there the 
true record of all that this year has been to this committee in their efforts 
to bring sunshine and happiness into weary lives. 

The relief work at Headquarters has passed the pioneer stage and is 
gradually growing into a steady, faithful effort on the part of the Corps to 
do all they can to help in the good work of caring for the veteran and his 
dependent ones. The bareness of their lives with but few bright spots makes 
the visits of our workers seem like those of ministering angels. 

Last April when Mr. Lyman was so ill we were informed of a widow of 
a veteran who had died very suddenly and was at the morgue at the City 
Hospital, with no means to bury her. She had one brother who was finan- 
cially stranded at the time. Her husband was buried in Taunton, and it 
was thought best if possible to have her laid beside him. An undertaker 
was found who was willing to do all this for the $35 given by the State 
for a soldier's widow. He did it and had services at his rooms, out of the 
kindness of his heart. The Department sent a few flowers, that there might 
be a little ray of sunshine at that sad time, and the brother was very grateful 
for all that was done. My faithful Secretary, Mrs. Hattie M. Tuttle, attended 
to it all, and my grateful thanks are due her, also love and gratitude for her 
faithfulness throughout the year. 

New cases are continually coming to our notice, sometimes just to tide 
them over some httle difficulty, perhaps waiting to go into the Soldiers' 
Home, or have had some sickness which has used up their Uttle income, 
but whatever it is we do the best we can for them, and receive their heart- 
felt thanks. We wish we could name to you the different ones who come to 
us for aid and the circumstances attending each one. Your eyes might 
fill with tears and your hearts ache with sorrow, but you would be full of 
gratitude to know that their woes are heard by those who are willing to do 
all they can for those who are worthy. Through the loving ministrations 
of the members of this committee and one Corps many of the members 
of the veterans were made happy and many widows cheered by the distri- 
bution of luxuries such as jellies, preserves, fruit and candy at Christmastide. 

We are greatly indebted to Assistant Adjutant-General W. A. Wetherbee 
for his advice and counsel, also to Commissioner John E. Gilman, who is 
ever ready to help us. The crippled widow of a veteran of whom mention 
was made in the report of last year, whose pension was not enough to pay 
her board, has been provided for by the generosity of Corps 109, Brookline. 
Mrs. Amelia Fisher, who was quite an old lady, for whom we have been 
caring for a number of years, passed away last October. A comrade, almost 
seventy years of age came in just a few weeks ago, saying he had enough to 
pay his board, but it was hard work to get clothes, and had we any to give 
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different Corps, and you never saw a happier or more grateful man. Such 
cases as these are little known to the outside world, but it is most grati- 
fying to our members to realize that we are banded together for the grand 
and noble work of caring for the Union veteran and his dependent ones. 
One cannot understand what real reUef work is until brought face to face 
with the true condition of those seeking aid. 

From the Chelsea Fire Fund, which is not entirely exhausted, some of 
the sufferers have received aid at Thanksgiving and Christmas and, when 
necessary, throughout the year. We were glad to be able to give five of our 
beneficiaries a Uttle extra at Christmas, that a Uttle ray of sunshine might 
come into their lives. 

Regular meetings have been held every Friday and quarterly meetings 
with the first five officers of the Department, and the committee have shown 
their interest by their endeavor to be present at these meetings. It is with 
such small, insignificant duties that our Uves are full, and as we look back 
there is so little to show for what has been done, but somebody has to do 
them, and I arff grateful for the privilege. 

"Spend and be spent would we, 
While lasteth time's brief day; 
No turning back in coward fear, 
No lingering by the way." 

Our faithful committee have wrought well for the honor of the cause 
they love and serve, and I tender to them my sincere thanks and to Mrs. 
Marie C. Blake especially, who has performed the duty of investigation, 
when asked, so wiUingly and faithfully. 

I appreciate the unfailing courtesy and kindness which I have received 
from the Department Secretary and Treasurer, and to the Department 
President I wish to express my thanks for the appointment to this office 
of great trust and your assurance that some measure of success has crowned 
our efforts. 

Only too often are we reminded that joy and sorrow are twin sisters 
and seldom are separated for long. Mrs. Ehza S. Allard, a faithful member 
of this committee, gently fell asleep in Jesus last December. The going away 
of Mrs. Allard is a distinct loss to this committee, her Corps and the organ- 
ization that valued her services greatly. What the removal from the family 
circle means to those who remain we only who have passed through similar 
sorrow can surmise. 

**Not dead, but promoted. 
She has entered the Order above. 
And there 'neath the smiles of the Master 
She will finish her labor of love." 



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236 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Words are inadequate to express my appreciation of the love and sym- 
pathy tendered me by my committee when I had the great sorrow of my life 
last spring, the going of Mr. Lyman to answer to the roll-call of the Great 
Commander on high, but I wish to thank you one and all. 

As I review the year and think of the effort there has been I realize 
how far short we have come, but I am not discouraged, for our services are 
judged by our purposes, and as I lay aside my responsibilities as chairman 
I feel secure for the future of the work committed to Massachusetts Corps, 
as the record of the past is a sure promise of a brighter future. 

The following is the financial report: 

Financial Statement. 

Expended for regular beneficiaries $394.00 

Expended balance of board for Mrs. LaTour 5.86 

Expended for Mrs. Fisher 53.00 

Orders for coal and groceries 174.32 

Salvation Army and Church Rescue Mission (for lodging 

and meals) 13.95 

Orders on Jordan Marsh Co. and others for goods ... 4.52 

For special cases of relief 60.30 

From Chelsea Fire Fund for sufferers from the fire ... 35.00 

By Assistant Adjutant-General for transportation . . . 110.12 

$851.07 

Value other than money 502.95 

Total amount $1,354.02 

Value of contributions of food, clothing, etc 616.95 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Dorcas H. Lyman, Chairman^ 

Hattie M. Tuttle, Secretary^ 

Elizabeth A. Dexter, 

Elizabeth Merrill, 

Marie C. Blake, 

Helen C. Mulford, 

Minnie A. Osborn, 

Lucy L. Turner, 

Abbie E. Hastings, 

Grace M. Leslie, 

Ella F. Long, 

Mabelle H. Smith, 

Lucy A. Frederick, 

Addie a. Nottage, 

Abbie E. Copeland, Committee^ 



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Referred to the Committee on Report of Department Relief Committee. 

The tellers reported the following as the result of the 

Ballot for Chairman of the Department Executive Board. 

Whole number of votes cast 343 

Necessary for a choice 172 

Mrs. Jones received 1 

Mrs. Southworth 1 

Mrs. Landt 7 

Mrs. Pickett 9 

Mrs. Southwick 145 

Miss Burton , . 180 

and Miss Susie F. Burton of Dorchester was declared elected. She was 
introduced by Mrs. Southwick and pledged her hearty support to the work. 

Mrs. Wales, Past Department President, extended congratulations to 
Miss Burton. 

Convention adjourned at 6.30 o'clock p.m. 



WEDNESDAY — MORNING SESSION. 

The second day's session of Convention was called to order at 9.15 o'clock 
a.m. by Mrs. Nelhe F. Libbey, Department President. 

Prayer by Mrs. Eleanore E. Brown, Department Chaplain, followed 
by singing and the flag salute. 

The Conductors were instructed to take the password. 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President, announced that copies of the 
Department History can be purchased at the cost of binding — thirty-five 
cents — and she appointed Mrs. Rose A. Knapp of Somerville committee 
to have charge of their sale. 

Moved by Mrs. Oilman, Past National President, that a letter of sym- 
pathy with flowers be sent Mrs. Sarah E. FuUer, our first Department 
President, who is detained at home on accoimt of illness. 

Seconded by Mrs. Landt, Department Inspector, and carried. 

Moved by Mrs. Pickett of the Department Executive Board, seconded 
by Mrs. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, that a penny col- 
lection be taken for the purchase of the flowers so that all may have a part 
in this tribute. [Carried.] 

The Conductors were instructed to take charge of this collection. 

Moved by Mrs. Wales, Past Department President, that a letter of 
sympathy with flowers be sent Mrs. S. Agnes Parker, Past Department 
President, who is unable to attend this Convention on account of illness. 
Seconded by several members and carried. 



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Moved by Miss McGuire, President Corps 28, Boston, seconded by Mrs. 
Knapp of Somerville, that a letter of sympathy be sent Mrs. Ida M. Cun- 
ningham, Past President Corps 21,/Somerville, in the sudden death of her 
husband. [Carried.] 

The Conductors reported all correct in the password. 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President, received a souvenir spoon of Ben- 
nington, Vt., Mrs. Stoughton, Department President of that State making 
the presentation remarks. 

Mrs. Libbey gratefully responded, referring to her pleasant visits to Ben- 
nington. 

Mrs. Wadsworth, chairman, read the 

Report of Committee on Department Inspector's Report. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 
Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Department Convention: 

The committee appointed on the Department Inspector's report have 
carefully examined the same, and have only words of praise and commenda- 
tion for the faithful and conscientious manner in which she has performed 
the duties of her office. 

Recommendation No, 1. That schools of instruction for Assistant Inspec- 
tors be estabUshed. Approved by the committee, and we recommend its 
adoption. 

Recommendation No. 2. That the number of Assistant Inspectors be 
hmited to twenty-five. 

Not approved by the committee, believing that this matter should be 
left with the Department President and Department Inspector. 
Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

LuE Stuart Wadsworth, Chairman^ 
Marie B. Shepard, 
Ellen F. Madsen, 
Ellen E. Plumley, 
Martha Clay, 

CommUtee. 

Moved by Mrs. Lederer of Pittsfield, seconded by Mrs. Young of Dedham, 
that the report be accepted and recommendations acted upon separately. 
[Carried.] 

Moved by Mrs. White of Corps 28, Boston, seconded by Mrs. Calahan 
of South Boston, that Recommendation No. 1 be adopted. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Tuttle, Past Department Secretary, moved that the report of the 
Committee on Recommendation No. 2 be adopted. 

Seconded by Mrs. Wheelock of Roxbury and carried. 

Moved by Mrs. Clark, Past Department President, seconded by Mrs. 
Lockhart of Cambridge, that the report be adopted as a whole. [Carried.] 



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Mrs. Harrington moved, seconded by Mrs. Bray, Past Department In- 
spector, that a rising vote of thanks be extended Mrs. Landt for her faithful 
work. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Winnifred Stiles Marsh, Chief Conductor, presented a ten-dollar 
gold piece to the Department President on behalf of the Conductors and 
Guards of Convention. 

Mrs. Libbey accepted the gift with appreciative remarks. 

Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President, and Mrs. Florence Haynes, 
National Inspector, were escorted to the platform; Mrs. Davis was intro- 
duced by Mrs. Oilman, Past National President, and Mrs. Haynes by Mrs. 
Reed, Past National Secretary. 

The National oflBicers were officially greeted. 

A delegation from Lieut.-Col. C. R. Mudge Camp No. 1, Sons of Veterans, 
of Ljmn was announced in waiting. Mr. Walter Penney and Mr. George 
Bray were introduced and cordially greeted by the Department President. 

Mr. Penney, Past Division Commander, responding for the camp, said that 
he esteemed it an honor to be present at this Convention and to extend 
greetings in behalf of Camp No. 1 of Lynn. He presented flowers to Mrs. 
Libbey, Department President, saying: "These flowers express our apprecia- 
tion of the honor you have conferred upon us," and also said that the mem- 
bers of the camp appreciate the distinction of having a resident of their city 
in the honored position of Department President of the Woman's Relief 
Corps. 

Mrs. Libbey in replying said: "How can I thank you for the words of 
commendation you have spoken this morning? I shall continue to take an. 
interest in Camp 1, and you have my best wishes for your prosperity." 

The Department President then called upon Mr. Bray, "husband of Mrs. 
Hattie Bray, Past Department Inspector," complimenting him for his work 
in the Camp at Lynn. Mr. Bray briefly responded. 

The Credential Committee reported as follows. 



Report op Committee on Credentials. 

Mrs, President and Members of the Corwention: 

The following is a list of Representatives present entitled to vote, accord- 
ing to the roll of Convention: 

Department officers 14 

Past Department Presidents 10 

Past National President 1 

Past National Secretary 2 

Past Department Secretary 1 

Corps Presidents 121 



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240 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Past Corps Presidents 283 

Delegates 190 

Total 622 

Submitted in F., C. and L. 

Mary E. Elliot, 
Mary A. Beal, 
Lydia Phinney, 

Committee. 



The Department President appointed the following members to serve as 



Emma E. Willey, Lynn. 
Eileen G. Sawyer, Ayer. 
Catherine Finley, Arlington. 
Mary P. Holbrook, Attleboro. 
Abbie E. Copeland, Whitman. 

The Convention was about to proceed with the election of officers when 
a delegation from the Department Encampment of the Grand Army of the 
Republic was announced in waiting. 

The Committee on Courtesies retired and Mrs. Gilman, Past National 
President, introduced Past Department Commander Alfred S. Roe, chair- 
man, who was accompanied by the following members of the committee : Capt. 
Alonzo E. Foss, Past Commander Post 14, Hopkinton, Eugene N. Libbey 
of Gen. Lander Post 5 of Lynn and Commander David S. Bostwick of the 
Worcester County G.A.R. Association. After officially greeting the com- 
mittee the Department President introduced Hon. A. S. Roe, Past De- 
partment Commander, as the "silver-tongued orator, '* who said in part: 
*'Mrs. President: We have seen many sights in our lives and the flag 
on many occasions. The salute with which you have greeted the young men 
from the Grand Army Encampment eclipses anything we have seen. I 
have no doubt your record shows an increase in numbers; the membership 
of the Grand Army of the Republic is constantly decreasing. In the great 
battle of life we cannot stop. I wish all the boys assembled in the Encampment 
at Faneuil Hall could pass around and see this sight, which is an inspi- 
ration. The comrades of the Grand Army realize the obUgations they are 
under to the Woman's ReUef Corps. As I have gone up and down this 
Commonwealth in past years I found that the Grand Army men insisted 
that their particular Corps is the best." 

Past Department Commander Roe -extended the sincere greetings of the 
Department Encampment. At the close of his address the Commander- 
in-Chief and members of his Staff were announced in waiting. 



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The Committee on Courtesies retired and escorted to the platform 
Commander-in-Chief H. M. Trimble, Adjutant-General Koch, J. B. Lewis, 
National Patriotic Instructor, E. B. StiUings, Past National Junior Vice- 
Commander-in-Chief, and Charles Thompson of the National Staff. 

The Committee on Courtesies again retired and introduced the following 
officers of the Massachusetts Army Nurse Association, who were in waiting: 
Mrs. Fanny T. Hazen, President, Mrs. Mary E. Smith, Junior Vice-Presi- 
dent, Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, Secretary, and Mrs. Mary 0. Stevens 
of the Executive Board. 

Mrs. Bertha W. Walker, chairman of the Department Headquarters 
Aides, requested these Aides to rise. She then presented on their behalf the 
sum of fifty dollars to the chairman of the delegation from the Department 
Encampment, for the treasury of the Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. 

Past Department Commander Roe in accepting the money said: "I voice 
the sentiment of every comrade when I say that we cherish the spirit in which 
this is given. It represents the utmost fealty and devotion on your part. 
Every gift to our treasury is used for the good of the cause. 

"We mark fifty years, and your gift is significant of the years from the 
advance of our Une at Petersburg fifty years ago today." 

The delegation being obUged to return to the encampment in Faneuil 
Hall retired under escort of the Committee on Courtesies. 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President: At the request of the Commander- 
in-Chief I will call upon the Adjutant-General first. 

Adjutaiit-General Koch in responding referred to "this magnificent 
audience, this beautiful sight, and this welcome which is an inspu-ation." 
He complimented the work of the Woman's Rehef Corps. 

Hon. J. B. Lewis, National Patriotic Instructor, responding to an intro- 
duction said: "As I saw so many flags waving when we entered tears came 
to my eyes as I thought of its meaning. I am interested in the subject of 
patriotism and in the boys in blue, and I thought what so many of them 
died for is safe, as I reaUze there are so many women interested in patriotism. 
The women suffered as well as the men during the war." A small flag was 
given each of the comrades as a souvenir of their visit to this Convention. 

Past Junior Vice-Commander-in-Chief E. B. StiUings was introduced 
and said: "I am glad that the Commander-in-Chief and his Adjutant-General 
are permitted to see this group of women. I congratulate you, Mrs. Presi- 
dent, upon your success." 

Mr. Thompson was next invited to respond and in the course of his 
remarks said: "How well the Woman's Relief Corps has performed its work 
history alone will tell." 

The Commander-in-Chief was next introduced. 

Judge Trimble, Commander-in-Chief: Mrs. President: I bring you the 
greetings of the Grand Army of the RepubUc. Here and in all the enhght- 
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civilization. Need we doubt for a moment that you have so far demonstrated 
this fact that men have come to the conclusion that women have secured 
the right to vote? I beheve that the women of this country should have the 
privilege of helping to administer the affairs of the nation. 

The Grand Army of the Repubhc, since the administration of Paul 
Van Dervoort as Commander-in-Chief, has recognized the great value of 
the Woman's Rehef Corps, and we realize it more and more ever>' year as 
we travel toward the sunset of life. Our last prayer will be: "God bless the 
Woman's Relief Corps of this nation." 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President, presented a small flag to the Com- 
mander-in-Chief, who, in replying, said: "This token shall hang in my home 
where my grandchildren will see it." 

Mrs. Fanny T. Hazen, President of the Massachusetts Army Nurse 
Association, was invited to speak for that organization, and in responding 
said: "We bring you the loving, loyal greetings of the Army Nurses." 

Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, Secretary of the Massachusetts Army Nurse 
Association, briefly responded, expressing her regard for the Woman's Rehef 
Corps and its members, and said: "I will love you as long as I hve, and may 
Heaven's blessing rest upon you." Mrs. Stevens was also invited to respond. 

The Commander-in-Chief and Staff and the Army Nurses were escorted 
from the church by the Color Bearers and committee. 

Mrs. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President, occupied the chair. 

Moved by Mrs. Knowles, seconded by Mrs. Ralph, that the Convention 
adjourn at 12 o'clock to meet again at 1 p.m. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Annie Poole Atwood, Department Senior Aide, requested the 
Department Aides to rise. She then presented Mrs. Libbey, Department 
President, a sum of money and a check, enclosed in a beaded bag, saying: 
"Please accept this with the best love and esteem of the Aides, who have 
enjoyed serving you in this work." 

Mrs. Libbey gratefully acknowledged this gift, compUmenting Mrs. 
Atwood and her Aides for their loyal service. 

Mrs. Bertha W. Walker, chairman Department Headquarters Aides^ 
addressing the Department President, said: "Mrs. Libbey, you have done 
your duty faithfully and impartially, and we ask you to accept this purse of 
money as a token of love and esteem, and we wish you future success." The 
Department President expressed her cordial thanks to the Headquarters 
Aides. 

A delegation from the Sons of Veterans was announced and the Com- 
mittee on Courtesies retired and introduced Rev. R. L. Webb, Division 
Chaplain, Past Commander E. H. Lynds of Camp 60, Holyoke, Past Com- 
mander A. S. Hall of Camp 6, Beverly. Rev. R. L. Webb of Camp 129, 
Haverhill, Division Chaplain and chairman of the delegation, extended the 
greetings of the Division of Massachusetts Sons of Veterans and referred to 
the work in which both organizations are interested. He said he had vis- 



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ited many battle-fields in the South and seen many unknown graves, and he 
realized the importance of the cause in which we are engaged. He regretted 
that so many of the present generation are forgetting the principles for which 
their fathers fought and died. 

Mrs. Kendall, acting President, gave each of the visiting oflBicials a small 
flag, saying: "I am the wife of a Son of a Veteran, and I take great pleasure 
in presenting you this souvenir of your visit to the Woman's ReUef Corps 
Convention/' The members of the delegation acknowledged this courtesy. 
Past Commander Hall in responding said that his mother was a charter 
member of the Rehef Corps in Beverly. 

Mrs. Davis, National President, invited her Aides in Massachusetts to 
meet her in the vestry of the church this noon. 

After the visiting delegation had retired the Convention (according to 
a vote previously taken) adjourned at 12 o'clock to meet at 1 p.m. 



WEDNESDAY — AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Convention was called to order Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. 
Marie J. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President, at 1.20 o'clock. 

The Conductors were instructed to take the password and collect the 
coupon tickets. 

Mrs. Ljonan, chairman Committee on Luncheons, made an announce- 
ment regarding plans for members who desired to remain for the evening 
reception. 

Records of the morning session of yesterday's Convention were read 
by the Secretary and approved, on motion of Mrs. WelUngton, seconded by 
Mrs. McCully of Somerville. 

Records of yesterday afternoon's session were read and approved, on 
motion of Mrs. Fielding of Somerville. 

The Conductors reported all correct in the password. 

Mrs. Ralph, chairman, read the following 

Report of Committee on Report of Department Secretary. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 
Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Corivention, Department of 
Massachusetts, Woman's Relief Corps: 
It has been a pleasure to examine the report of our Department Secretary. 
As we have noted the care with which this report has been compiled we 
could but think that it was synonymous of her work for the past twenty- 
nine years. Always striving to make her own work perfect, she has stood 
ready at all times to "lend a hand" to assist others, and her services, as is 
so often said, have indeed been invaluable. 

The report contains two recommendations, which are approved by the 
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Recomrnendation No, 1. That bound copies of the Journal of the pro- 
ceedings of this Convention be placed in public libraries as heretofore. 

Recommendation No, 2, Owing to the fact that there are more than 1,300 
Past Presidents, and the printing of so many names in the Journal 
of Convention would entail a heavy expense, I recommend that only the 
names of Past Presidents who are present at the Convention be printed 
in the Journal. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Harriett A. Ralph, Chairnnan, 
Mary Bride Beck, 
R. Jennie Manning, 
Mary T. Cobb, 

Committee. 

Voted f on motion of Mrs. WiUiams of Attleboro, that the report be accepted 
and recommendations acted upon separately. 

Recommendation No. 1 was adopted, on motion of Mrs. Towle of Worces- 
ter, seconded by Mrs. Chapin of Worcester. 

Recommendation No. 2. Moved by Mrs. Glover of Springfield, seconded 
by Mrs. Littlehale of Fitchburg, that this recommendation be adopted. 
[Carried.] 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. Flowers of Corps 2, Cambridge, that the report 
be adopted as a whole. 

Mrs. Hattie E. Shipman, Department Junior Vice-President, of Vermont, 
was officially received. 

Mrs. Williams, President Corps 45, Attleboro, presented a cut-glass 
dish to Mrs. Laura I. Smith, Department Patriotic Instructor, on behalf 
of Corps 61, Mansfield, in appreciation of services rendered this Corps by 
Mrs. Smith. 

Mrs. Going, chairman, read 

Report of Committee on Report of Department Patriotic Instructor. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 

Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Convention^ Department of 
Massachusetts y Woman^s Relief Corps: 

The committee appointed to examine the report of our Department 
Patriotic Instructor have attended to their duty, and most respectfully 
render the following. 

The able report of our Patriotic Instructor, teeming with love and loyalty 
for the work, must certainly be an inspiration to all who carefully peruse its 
valuable pages. We commend our Patriotic Instructor for her earnest, 
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worked unceasingly with zeal and earnestness for the upUfting and advance- 
ment of patriotism in our community; this with her many years of faithful 
service has made her well fitted to fill the important office of Patriotic 
Instructor, and your committee feel that a marked advancement has been 
made along these lines during the past year. A summary is herewith deduced 
from tabulated reports: 

1,336 visits to public schools. 

903 flags placed in schoolrooms. 

481 flags placed in Sunday schools. 
1,734 flag salute leaflets distributed. 
$4,261.23 expended in patriotic work during the year. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Maria W. Going, Chairman^ 
Fanny E. Wheeler, 
Bertha J. Pond, 
Jennie B. Jennings, 
Grace M. Church, 

CorrvmiUee. 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. Gray of Brockton, that the report be accepted. 

Moved by Mrs. Landt, Department Inspector, seconded by several mem- 
bers, that a rising vote of thanks be extended Mrs. Smith for her earnest 
work the past year. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, occupied the chair. 

Moved by Mrs. Ralph, seconded by Mrs. Gilman, that a committee be 
appointed to procure the usual testimonial for the retiring Department 
President. 

The acting President named Mrs. Ralph as chairman, but she preferred 
serving as second member of the committee and the following were appointed: 
Eliza F. Stiles, Lynn; Harriett A. Ralph, Somerville; Annie P. Atwood, 
Whitman. 

Mrs. Jones, Department Treasurer, reported that the penny collection 
for flowers to be sent Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, our first Department President 
and Life Member National Executive Board, amounted to $9.20. 

Moved by Mrs. Lyman that the money be sent Mrs. Fuller in* place of 
the flowers. Seconded by several members and carried. 

Voiedy on motion of Mrs. Shattuck, Past Department President, that the 
amount be raised to $10. 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President, resumed the chair. 

A pleasing incident of the Convention was the appearance upon the plat- 
form of the Department Soldiers' Home Aides, who marched down the 
aisle of the church bearing a large vase filled with flowers, suspended from 
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the Soldiers' Home Aides, presented on their behalf this gift to Mrs. Libbey, 
Department President, expressing the friendly regard of these Aides for 
their Department President. 

In responding Mrs. Libbey told of the good work accomplished by her 
Soldiers' Home Aides the past year and expressed heartfelt appreciation of 
their kindness. 

Mrs. Calahan, Department Press Correspondent, presented a pair of 
handsome towels to the Department President, who accepted the gift with 
thanks and with compUments for the work of the Department Press Corre- 
spondent. 

Mrs. Calahan thanked the Corps Press Correspondents for the good 
reports received and expressed the hope that her successor would have the 
same support. 

Mrs. Davis, National President, and Mrs. Haynes, National Inspector, 
were escorted to the platform. 

Mrs. Nichols of Corps 9, Charlestown, presented a sofa pillow to the 
Department President, who responded with appreciation. 

Mrs. Waterman, chairman, presented 

Report of Committee on Department Dormitory 
AT THE Soldiers' Home. 

Forest Hills, Boston, Mass., April 1, 1912. 

Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Convention, Department of 
Massachusetts, Woman^s Relief Corps: 

As chairman of Committee in charge of Department Woman's Relief 
Corps Dormitory at the Soldiers' Home I have the honor to render the fol- 
lowing report. 

During the fifteen months that have elapsed since closing our previous 
report many needed suppUes and comforts have been furnished. 

In April of last year work on renovating pillows was commenced and 
completed in September. Now both feather and hair pillows are in fine con- 
dition. 

In October chairman received a letter from one of the men, written in 
behalf of the other occupants in the Dormitory, asking if it would be possible 
for them to have rubber bumpers (the same as are used in the hospital) 
put on the chair legs. 

This request was immediately compUed with, as it seemed like gross 
negligence that this comfort had not been thought of before; for what noise 
can be more nerve-wracking than scraping of chair legs on hardwood floors, 
oftentimes waking one out of much-needed sleep? 

Sheets, pillow-slips and towels (six dozen of each) and blankets, thirty- 
three pairs purchased. 

Four more large rocking-chairs have been added, making now one dozen, 
which are very much enjoyed by the men. 



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Subscriptions for the following-named magazines and papers were renewed 
for 1912: Everybody^ Sj McClure^s^ Scrap Book and Outlook^ Saturday Evening 
Post and National TribunCy three copies of the latter. 

From personal observation I think these subscriptions are one of the 
most welcome of our gifts, for they take Christmas into every month in the 
year, and as they are read it seems to give a sense of fellowship and enjoy- 
ment. The date of their coming, especially the National Tribune^ is looked 
forward to with pleasure. 

On Christmas morning the new blankets were put on the beds when they 
were made up. To each man was given a pretty Christmas box filled with 
chocolates and a pocket calendar. 

Twenty Corps have donated specially to the Dormitory Fund, an 
increase of eleven more than in 1910. 

The Soldiers' Home Department Aides, Miss Freda Heuser, chairman, 
made a donation of fifty dollars ($50) from the proceeds of a sale held 
by them to purchase comforts for the veterans. This was to help pay for the 
blankets. Other members of the Order have made personal donations, as 
will be seen in financial statement. 

In September Mrs. Nina Lovejoy, chairman of Soldifers' Home Com- 
mittee, of Corps 49, Ayer, with other members visited the Dormitory and 
served the men with ice cream. 

Two meetings of the committee have been held at Department Head- 
quarters. 

Twenty-four visits to Dormitory made. 

Twenty-seven communications received and thirty-four written. 

Financial Statement. 



Cash balance in Dormitory Fund January 1, 1911 
Added during the year^ 
iteceived from Corps 



No 



July interest .... 

1, Fitchburg. . . 

13, Norwell . . . 

15, Ashland . . . 

16, Melrose . . . 
24, Merrimac . . 
39, Charlestown . 
43, Arlington . . 
52, Eastondale . . 
74, Plainville . . 
80, Westboro . . 
83, Groton . . . 

94, South Braintree 

95, New Bedford . 



Amount carried forward 



$137.5^ 
2.46 
5.00 
2.00 

11.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5.00 

10.00 
5.00 
1.00 

10.00 
5.00 
5.00 

10.00 

$216.05 



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Amount brought forward 



Received from Corps No. 118, Webster 
'' 136, Whitman 



138, Hopkinton . . . 

139, Great Barrington 
144, Hanover .... 
150, Rutland .... 
163, Kingston .... 



January, 1912, interest 
Soldiers' Home Aides 
Rebecca A. Pickett . . 
Fannie M. Jones . . . 
Mattie A. Denny . . . 



Total received 



Expended : 



James A. Houston Co., 6 doz. sheets 

6 *' pillow slips . . . 

" 6 " towels 

** " 33 pairs blankets . . . 

Renovating 66 pillows 

Enterprise Rubber Co., 1 gross rubber bumpers 
W. B. Clarke & Co., renewals subscriptions . . 
Cobb, Bates & Yerxa, Christmas candy . . . . 

Jordan Marsh Co., 4 rockers 

Mattie A. Denny, traveling expenses 

Florence Haynes, ** ** 

Total expended 

Leaving balance, March 31, 1912 



$36.00 
12.60 

9.60 
85.80 
28.50 

2.75 
10.65 

7.20 
11.00 

3.20 
.70 



$216.05 

2.00 
10.00 
5.00 
10.00 
5.00 
5.00 
2.00 

$255.05 
2.52 
50.00 
6.18 
2.60 
1.00 

$317.35 



$208.00 
$109.35 



Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Emilie L. W. Waterman, Chairman ^ 
Mary L. Oilman, 
Florence Haynes, 

Committee. 

Mrs. Clark, Past Department President, moved that the report of the 
Dormitory Committee be accepted. Seconded by Mrs. White of Corps 28, 
Boston, and carried. 

Mrs. Bertha Fay of Corps 68, Dorchester, presented a large silk flag to 
Mrs. Libbey, Department President, as one of her Special Aides. 

The Department President thanked Mrs. Fay for her hberality and kind- 



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ness and for this flag, which she said is one of the flags to be presented the 
High School of Lynn at the pubhc reception this evening, and added: "Mrs. 
Fay has also given me one hundred of the small flags that were sold in 
Convention. 

Singing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" by the Convention. 

There being one vacancy in the Committee on Soldiers' Home Dormi- 
tory, owing to the expiration of the five years' term of one of the members, 
Mrs. Calahan, Department Press Correspondent, nominated Mrs. Nellie 
F. Libbey, Department President, for the position. 

Seconded by Mrs. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, Corps 
28, Boston, Corps 5, Medford, and several others. Miss Sarah L. Mecuen, 
Past Department Inspector, nominated Mrs. Dehlah S. Davis, formerly 
Secretary of the committee. Mrs. Knowles, Past Department President, 
made an earnest plea for Mr^. Davis, who was also endorsed by Mrs. Oilman, 
Past National President, Mrs. Wales, Mrs. Shattuck and Mrs. Waterman, 
Past Department Presidents, and others. 

Moved by Mrs. Wales, seconded by Mrs. Towle of Worcester, that the 
Dormitory Committee be enlarged to six members. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, Department President, and Mrs. Dehlah S. 
Davis, Past Department Senior Vice-President, were then duly elected 
members of the Dormitory Committee of the Soldiers' Home. 

Miss Nina A. Littlefield, National Senior Vice-President of the Daughters 
of Veterans, and Mrs. Beatty, a past member of the Department Executive 
Board of Massachusetts, were escorted to the platform. 

Miss Littlefield extended the greetings of the Daughters and said: "We 
are sisters in the fraternal work. I have signed an apphcation for admission 
to the Woman's Rehef Corps, and many of the Daughters are members of 
your organization. I bring you the best wishes of our President and of our 
incoming President and present you these violets with love and esteem." 

Mrs. Libbey stated that she felt great interest in the Daughters of 
Veterans. She thanked them for the beautiful violets and for their expression 
of regard. 

Mrs. Beatty expressed her pleasure at being one of the Committee on 
Greetings, adding: "I have been a member of the Woman's Rehef Corps 
for twenty-five years and my heart is in both organizations." 

Mrs. Waterman, chairman, presented the 

Report of Committee on Report of Department Chaplain. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 
Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Convention^ Department of 
Massachusetts J Woman^s Relief Corps: 
The committee to which was referred the report of the Department 
Chaplain have examined the same and have only words of praise for the 



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evidence of eaxnest, thoughtful work given in detail on the many pages 
which it contains. 

We quote the following from the consolidated report: 

Number of Corps reporting ^ 167 

Members in good standing 14,918 

Members reported 6,239 

Number of children taking part .....* 36,878 

Expense incurred by Corps $2,432.70 

Number prepared tributes for the Unknown Dead . . 162 

Number prepared tributes for the Sailor-Soldier Dead 55 
Number of members lost by death from May 30, 1911, to 

May 30, 1912 302 

We note that Corps Chaplains are given much credit for sending in reports 
more promptly than in former years, with a marked improvement in same 
and a feeling of tender pride and enthusiasm in the general observance, of 
Memorial Day. 

In addition to the duties of her office the Chaplain has foimd time to 
attend many of the social functions of our Order as well as duties of Presi- 
dent of her own Corps. 

It is the opinion of the committee that she has conscientiously performed 
these duties, and the report is heartily approved. 
Submitted in F., C. and L. 

Emilie L. W. Waterman, Chairman^ 
Olive M. White, 
Mary C. Perkins, 
Arria E. Rivinius, 
Mary A. Sands, 

Committee, 

Moved by Mrs. Blaisdell of Quincy, seconded by Mrs. Rodgers of East 
Boston, that the report be accepted. [Carried.] 
The Committee on Credentials reported as follows: 

Department officers present 14 

Past Department officers 12 

Past National officers 3 

Corps Presidents 118 

Past Corps Presidents 324 

Delegates 208 

Total 679 

Representatives who entered while the committee was in 

session 37 

Total number entitled to vote 716 



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Department President: Nominations for second member of the Depart- 
ment Executive Board are now in order. 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. Pickett of the Department Executive Board, 
that the doors be closed and that no one be admitted until after the ballot 
is taken. 

Nominations for Second Member of the Department Executive Board. 

Mrs. Saunders, Past President of Charles Russell Lowell Corps 28, Boston, 
nominated Mrs. Mary A. Landt, Department Inspector. Seconded by Mrs. 
Ha3mes, National Inspector, who said that "Mrs. Landt has worked early 
and late for the Department and has given her time, her money and her 
efforts for the cause." 

The nomination of Mrs. Landt was further seconded by Miss McGuire, 
President, on behalf of Corps 28 and Benj. Stone, Jr., Corps 68, Dorchester. 

Mrs. Keene, President E. K. Wilcox Corps 14, Springfield, nominated 
Mrs. Sarah E. Southwick. Seconded by Corps 14, Springfield; Mrs. Maria 
W. Going, Past National Secretary; Gen. Kilpatrick Corps 38,Holyoke; Mrs. 
Glover, Past President Corps 14, Springfield; Henry H. Johnson Corps 164, 
Northfield, and Miss Tracy, Past Department Press Correspondent, who 
thought the Corps of which Mrs. Southwick is a member entitled to repre- 
sentation, it being one of the largest and most active Corps in the State. Last 
Memorial Day its members, Miss Tracy said, made eight hundred wreaths for 
the Post, and she felt that Mrs. Southwick is worthy of re-election on the 
Board. Mrs. Waterman, Past Department President, also seconded her 
nomination. 

Mrs. Russell, Secretary of Gilman C. Parker Corps 101, Winchendon, 
nominated Mrs. Estella Sargent McCarty, referring to her as one of the 
most earnest workers in the State, who has given liberally to the cause, a 
woman who ably carries out her plans and is very successful in her efforts 
as Corps President. Mrs. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President, 
endorsed Mrs. McCarty as "a faithful, earnest worker." 

Votedj on motion of Mrs. Sawyer, Past President Corps 79, Brighton, 
that hereafter nominating speeches be limited to two minutes. 

Mrs. Walker, President D. A. Russell Corps 136, Whitman, nominated 
Mrs. Annie Poole Atwood, Department Senior Aide, on behalf of the Corps, 
stating that she has been endorsed by the Plymouth County Association, 
of which she is Senior Vice-President. 

Seconded by Mrs. Gomley, President McPherson Corps 108, Abington; 
C. M. Packard Corps 123, Avon; E. W. Pierce Corps 8, Middleton; and 
Reynolds Corps 102, We3niiouth. 

Mrs. Gilman, Past National President, nominated for re-election on the 
Board Mrs. Nettie D. Hill of Thomas G. Stevenson Corps 63, Roxbury, 
saying that Mrs. Hill has been an active member for twenty-six years and an 
energetic worker for the interests of the Department of Massachusetts. 



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Seconded by Corps 63, Roxbury, Francis Washburn Corps 79, Brighton, 
Washington Corps 91, South Boston. 

Mrs. Mitchell, President John H. Chipman, Jr., Corps 30, Beverly, 
nominated Mrs. Rebecca A. Pickett for re-election on the Board, on behalf 
of Corps 30. Seconded by Mrs. Goodale, Past Department President, 
H. M. Warren Corps 69, Wakefield, J. C. Freeman Corps 51, Provincetown, 
Mrs. Brown, Department Chaplain, and Thomas M. Gardner Corps 86, 
Nantucket. 

Mrs. McCarty withdrew as a candidate for second member of the Board. 

Mrs. Kinney, Past President Maj. E. F. Fletcher Corps 72, Milford, 
nominated Mrs. Anna L. Bell, Past President Corps 72, as one who has 
served faithfully in many positions of trust and often attended the National 
Convention as a Delegate. 

Seconded by Corps 72, Milford, Mrs. OUve De W. Taft, President, on 
behalf of H. H. Legge Corps 153, Uxbridge, Mrs. Brown of J. Orson Fiske 
Corps 105, Upton. 

Mrs. Woodside, Past President Burbank Corps 84, Wobum, nominated 
Mrs. Annabelle Brown, President Corps 84. Seconded by Burbank Corps 
of Wobum. 

Department President: If there are no further nominations the Con- 
ductors wiU distribute the ballots and we will proceed with the election. 

While the ballots were being distributed and counted Mrs. Goodale, 
chairman, read 

Report of Committee on Report of Department Relief Committee. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 
Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Annual Convention: 

The committee appointed on Report of the Department ReUef Com- 
mittee have read the account of work accompUshed with much interest, 
finding evidence throughout the entire report of faithful, conscientious 
effort to attend to the wants of the needy ones outside of the jurisdiction 
of any Corps. 

The Department is to be congratulated on having in charge of this im- 
portant feature of its work a committee possessed of the true spirit of our 
Order. 

We rejoice that the Chelsea Fire Fund is still available for the sufferers 
from that dreadful calamity, from which they can never fully recover. 

The words at the close of the report are full of courage, assuring us that 
the Department of Massachusetts may feel secure for this important 
part of the work for the veterans will be faithfully attended to, as "the 
record of the past is a sure promise of a brighter future." 

M. Susan GoodalEj ChairmaUj 

Harriet A. Healy, 

Cora M. Carman, 

Lucy A. Thompson, Committee, 



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Moved by Mrs. Rogers, President Corps 63, Roxbury, seconded by Mrs. 
Hyde, President Corps 106, Fall River, that the report be accepted. 
[Carried.] 

Mrs. Fanny E. Wheeler, chairman of the Department Patriotic Aides, 
presented on their behalf an "Easter Egg" filled with gold, to the Depart- 
ment President. Mrs. Wheeler extended Easter greetings and referred to 
the friendship that existed between Mrs. Libbey and her Patriotic Aides. 

The Department President, when acknowledging this testimonial from the 
Patriotic Aides, recalled the pleasant gatherings she had attended as their 
guest on several occasions the past year. She compUmented them for the 
great work they have accomplished in the purchase of flags,* in placing the 
bust and tablet of Lincoln in Doric Hall, and in carrying out her wishes in 
all these matters. 

The Department President acknowledged the following additional gifts: 
a candlestick from Mrs. Smith, Department Patriotic Instructor, and Mrs. 
Landt, Department Inspector; maple sugar from Mrs. Mary P. Holden, Past 
President Corps 158, Plainfield; a pair of embroidered towels from Mrs. 
Seddie L. Follet, President Corps 119, Manchester; a silver cold-meat fork 
from Miss Minnie K. Eames, President Corps 128, Reading; two souvenir 
spoons from Mrs. Mary J. Parkhurst, Past President Corps 77, Gloucester; 
and a silver shawl from Mrs. Agnes Parker, Past President Corps 59, 
Watertown. 

Moved by Mrs. Kinney of Milford, seconded by Mrs. Holbrook, Depart- 
ment Senior Vice-President, that a rising vote of thanks be extended the 
"Chocolate Committee'' of the Department Patriotic Aides for the work 
they accomplished. [Carried.] 

A delegation from the Sons of Veterans Auxihary was announced, and 
after the official welcome Miss Dickinson, chairman of the committee, 
was invited to represent her organization. She briefly responded and said: 
"Mrs. President: Our httle Convention extends greetings to your great 
Convention." Mrs. Gertz and Miss Robinson, members of the delegation, 
were also introduced. 

After the delegation retired Mrs. Goodale, chairman, presented the 



Report of Committee on Department Rooms at the Soldiers' Home. 

Medford, April 1, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, Massachusetts W.R.C. 
My dear Madam: The committee appointed to care for the Department 
Memorial rooms held a meeting at the Home March 19, only two members 

* Twenty- two of the flags given by the Patriotic Aides have been presented to the schools of 
Lynn, and nine flags to the Abraham Lincoln school of Boston. 



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254 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

being able to be present — Mrs. Mary E. Knowles and Mrs. M. Susan 
Goodale. A thorough inspection of the rooms was made, resulting in the 
preparation of a long list of articles needed. 

They were purchased March 27 and are as follows: 

2 large brooms, 6 Turkish towels, 

3 whisk-brooms, 4 spreads, 

1 dust-pan, 12 pillow-cases, 

2 long-handled brushes, 2 bureau cushions, 

1 feather duster, 2 covers for cushions, 

4 flags for shams, 3 rugs, 

12 face towels, 1 Puritan rocker. 

The repairs to chair cushions will be attended to immediately. 
Submitted in F., C. and L. 

M. Susan Goodale, Chairman, 
Augusta A. Wales, 

Committee, 

Moved by Mrs. Furness of Everett, seconded by Mrs. Rivinius of Corps 
2, Cambridge, that the report be accepted. [Carried.] 
The Tellers reported the following as the result of the 

Ballot for Second Member of the Department Executive Board. 

Whole number of votes cast 654 

Necessary for a choice 328 

Mrs. Streeter received 1 

Mrs. Brown 6 

Mrs. Bell 35 

Mrs. Hill 56 

Mrs. Pickett 68 

Mrs. Atwood 100 

Mrs. Landt 186 

Mrs. Southwick 202 

and there was no choice. 

The Conductors distributed the ballots for another vote for second 
member of the Board. 

Mrs. Haven, chairman, read 

Report of Committee on Report of Department Counselor. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 
Mrs, President, Officers and Members Thirty-third Annuoi Convention: 

The members of this committee have read with much pleasure the report 



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of the Department Counselor, and feel that much credit is due her and that 

she fully deserves the honor conferred upon her. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Irene E. Haven, 

EsTELLA Sargent McCarty, 

Marie C. Blake, Committee, 

Moved by Mrs. White of Corps 28, Boston, seconded by Mrs. Emma 
Weston of Somerville, that the report be accepted. [Carried.] 
Mrs. Knowles, chairman, read 

Report of Committee on Report of Department Instituting and 
Installing Officer. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 
Mrs, President and Members of the Thirty-third Annual Convention of the 
Department of Massachusetts , Woman^s Relief Corps: 
The committee to whom was referred the report of the Instituting and 
Installing Officer, Mrs. Eliza F. Stiles, present the following report. 

Evidence is given in the report that all requirements relative to the duty 
of the Instituting and Installing Officer have been strictly and promptly 
comphed with, and we congratulate the Department President on her 
selection of a member of our Order who brought to her work the earnestness 
of purpose which Mrs. Stiles has always manifested in every duty which 
she has been called upon to perform. 

The social duties connected with her office have been performed with 
credit to herself and honor to the Department, and the invitations given 
prove that the old-time workers are not forgotten by the Corps. 
Two recommendations are noted in the report. 

Recommendation No. 1, "That officers maiUng the installation reports 
should note the amount of postage required before maihng the reports," is 
approved by the committee. 

Recommendation No. 2, " That more joint installations between Posts 
and Corps be held whenever possible," is heartily approved by the committee. 
We beUeve the two organizations are brought more closely together in 
the bond of Fraternity, a clearer knowledge of the needs of Posts and Corps 
is gained, and sometimes encouragement and assistance rendered to both, 
which would serve to strengthen the zeal and loyalty which is an incentive 
in our work for the veterans of the Grand Army of the RepubUc. 
Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Mary E. Knowles, Chairman^ 

Carolyn R. Morse, 

Martha M. Allen, 

Ella M. Lazelle, 

Mary P. Holden, Committee, 



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Moved by Mrs. Southwick of the Department Executive Board that the 
report be accepted and recommendations acted upon separately. [Carried.] 
Recommendation No. 1 was adopted on motion of Mrs. Loring of 
Weymouth, seconded by Mrs. Hyde of Fall River. 

Recommendation No. 2 was adopted on motion of Mrs. Harrington of 
Corps 9, Charlestown, seconded by Mrs. Whitney of Corps 39, Charlestown. 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. Calahan, Department Press Correspondent, that 
the report be adopted as a whole. [Carried.] 

Miss Burton, chairman, read the 

Report of Committee on Report of Department Press Correspondent. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 
Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Anniud Convention: 

The committee appointed on the Report of Department Press Corre- 
spondent have examined the report and heartily commend her faithful 
work for the past year. The recommendation that the thanks of the Con- 
vention be extended to Mr. J. Harry Hartley for the favors received at hia 
hands and for the increased space granted through his cooperation is most 
heartily approved by the committee. 

The committee recommend that a rising vote of thanks be given to our 
Press Correspondent for her faithful work for the past year. 
Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Susie F. Burton, Chairma% 
Mary E. Mahoney, 
Mary A. Sands, 
Abbie Payne Mitchell, . 

Committee, 

Moved by Mrs. Dolhver of Corps 28, Boston, that the report be accepted 
and recommendation of the Department Press Correspondent adopted. 

Seconded by Mrs. Tuttle, Past Department Secretary. [Carried.] 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. DoUiver, seconded by Mrs. Tuttle, that the 
recommendation that a rising vote of thanks be extended the Department 
Press Correspondent for her faithful work be adopted. 

Mrs. Calahan thanked the committee and the Convention for this 
commendation of her work. 

Mrs. Shattuck, chairman, presented 

Report of Committee on Report of Department Junior Vice-President. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 
Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Annual Convention, Depart- 
ment of Massachusetts, Woman's Relief Corps: 
The committee to whom was referred the report of the Department 
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present the following. We have read with much pleasure the report of her 
year's work, and especially commend her for her faithfulness in attending 
to all the duties she was called upon to perform, and feel assured that she will 
be just as faithful in the future as she has been in the past. We feel that 
she will fill with honor and credit any and all offices that may be bestowed 
upon her. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Annie C. Shattuck, Chairman^ 

Lizzie Brown, 

Hattie T. Gott, 

Kate J. Gifford, 

Hannah G. Tappan, Committee. 

Moved by Mrs. Delaney of North Adams, seconded by Mrs. Sherman of 
South Framingham, that the report be accepted. [Carried.] 
Mrs. Wales, chairman, read 

Report of Committee on Report of Department Senior Vice-President. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 

Mrs, President and Members Thirty-third Department Convention: 

The committee to which the report of the Department Senior Vice- 
President has been referred, after carefully reading the same, heartily com- 
mends her earnest efforts in behalf of the Department. 

She has been ever ready to respond, as far as possible, to any demands 
made upon her, whether in the line of duty or of pleasure. 

Her interest in patriotic work among the children is expressed in her 
pleasure in being invited to present the flags to each of the Sunday schools 
in one of the large towns in the State, all the schools meeting together for the 
purpose. 

Her faithfulness in a few things proves her worthy to be ruler over many. 
Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Augusta A. Wales, Chairman, 

Emily L. Corey, 

Lydia a. Kempton, 

Annie K. Day, Committee. 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. Nickerson of Chelsea, seconded by Mrs. Clark, 
Past Department President, that the report be accepted. 

Mrs. Wales, on behalf of the members of Corps 68, Dorchester, presented 
a cut-glass dish and flowers to Miss Burton (a Past President of Corps 68) 
with congratulations upon her election as chairman of the Department 
Executive Board. 

Miss Burton briefly responded in acknowledging this gift. 

Mrs. Gilman, chairman, read 



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258 thirty-third annual convention of the 

Report of Committee on Department Treasurer's Report. 

Boston, April 2, 1912. 
Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Annual Convention: 

Your committee have deemed it a great pleasure to examine the report 
of the Department Treasurer. 

We find the report correct and concise, and we most sincerely congratulate 
the Department on having such a faithful, conscientious, upright and able 
officer. We note in her report that the Corps Secretaries and Treasurers 
are requested to send in their quarterly reports not later than the fifth of 
the month. We trust that these officers will take notice of this request 
and thereby receive the thanks of the Department Secretary and Treasurer. 
Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Mary L. Oilman, Chairman^ 
May E. Dearborn, 
Amanda M. Morton, 
Nettie M. Strbbter, 
Mary E. Mahoney, 

Committee. 



Moved by Mrs. Rogers of Roxbury, seconded by Mrs. Sherman of South 
Framingham, that the report be accepted. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Florence Haynes, National Inspector, requested the National 
Aides to rise. Mrs. Haynes then addressed Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National 
President, presenting her the sum of $40 with the love of the National 
Aides of Massachusetts. The money was enclosed in a purse contributed 
by Mrs. Rosa Arrington of Salem. Mrs. Haynes explained that time did 
not permit of the purchase of a testimonial during Convention, and she 
therefore asked the National President to purchase at her convenience 
some article as a souvenir of her visit to Massachusetts. 

Mrs. Davis, National President, addressing Mrs. Haynes and the Aides, 
thanked them most cordially for this gift, saying: "I did not think of this 
from my Aides when I came to Massachusetts. I have enjoyed a heart-to- 
heart talk with you this afternoon and I appreciate your work and your 
kindness. This gift will always be a pleasant reminder of my visit to your 
State." 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President, gave a copy of the "History of the 
Department of Massachusetts, 1879-1895'' to the National President, who 
said: "This * History of the Department of Massachusetts,' the largest 
Department of the Woman's Relief Corps, I shall always prize, and it will 
give me pleasure to read its pages upon my return to my western home." 

The tellers reported the following as the result of the 



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Second Ballot for Second Member Department Executive Board. 

Whole number of votes cast 640 

Necessary for a choice 321 

Mrs. Brown received . 6 

Mrs. BeU 17 

Mrs. HiU 23 

Mrs. Pickett 26 

Mrs. Atwood 73 

Mrs. Landt 171 

Mrs. Southwick 324 

and Mrs. Sarah E. Southwick of Springfield was declared re-elected as 
second member of the Executive Board. She was introduced and briefly- 
expressed her appreciation. 

Nominations for Third Member Department Executive Board. 

Mrs. Mary A. Landt was again nominated by Mrs. Saunders of Corps 
28, Boston. Seconded by Mrs. Haynes, National Inspector, Charles Russell 
Lowell Corps 28, Boston, Needham Corps 55, Lawrence, George A. Custer 
Corps 155, Millbury, Gen. James L. Bates Corps 122, Swampscott. 

Mrs. Gibnan, Past National President, again nominated Mrs. Nettie D. 
Hill of Roxbury. Seconded by Corps 63, Roxbury. 

Mrs. Walker again placed in nomination Mrs. Annie Poole Atwood of 
Whitman. Seconded by Corps 136, Whitman, and Corps 108, Abington. 

Mrs. Russell of Winchendon renewed the nomination of Mrs. Estella 
Sargent McCarty of Winchendon. Seconded by Corps 101, by Mrs. Wales 
and Mrs. Waterman, Past Department Presidents. 

Mrs. Kinney also again nominated Mrs. Anna L. Bell of Milford. 
Seconded by Corps 72, Milford, Mrs. Olive De W. Taft, President, on 
behalf of Corps 153, Uxbridge, and Mrs. Brown of Corps 105, Upton. 

Mrs. Martha Lyon, Past President George L. Stearns Corps 9 of Charles- 
town, was nominated by Mrs. Knowles, Past National Chaplain. 

Seconded by Corps 9, Charlestown, by Abraham Lincoln Corps 39, 
Charlestown, and by John A. Hawes Corps 3, East Boston. 

Mrs. Fanny E. Wheeler, Past Department Patriotic Instructoi*, was 
nominated by Mrs. M. Jennie Davis, Past President Corps 79, Brighton. 

Seconded by Mrs. Lyman, Past Department President, and by Corps 
79, Brighton, Allen Corps 119, Manchester, Mrs. Emma Ward, Past Presi- 
dent Gen. Lander Corps 29, Lj'^nn. 

Mrs. Rebecca A. Pickett was again nominated by Mrs. Goodale, Past 
Department President. Seconded by Corps 30, Beverly, Mrs. Brown, Depart- 
ment Chaplain, Corps 51, Provincetown, Corps 86, Nantucket, and Corps 
69, Wakefield. 

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260 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE 

Moved by, Mrs. Mary A. Cuseck, Past President A. W. Bartlett Corps 
26, Newhurj-^port, seconded by several members, that a rising vote of thanks 
be extended Mrs. Davis, National President, for her appointment of Mrs. 
Florence Haynes to the office- of National Inspector. [Carried.] 

The National President acknowledged this vote and expressed her 
regard for Mrs. Haynes. 

Mrs. Goddard, chairman, read 

Report of Committee on Report of Delegate-at-Large. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 

Mrs. President^ Officers and Members Thirty-third Annual Corwention, Depart- 
ment of MassachiLsettSy Woman^s Relief Corps: 
Your committee on the report of Delegate-at-Large to the National 
Convention at Rochester, N.Y., have read the same and find it carefully 
prepared, giving a pleasing description of the trip to and from Rochester. It 
contains a detailed accoimt of all business transacted at the Convention 
and of the receptions and social gatherings held. Your conamittee heartily 
conmiends her for the excellent report rendered. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Alice M. Goddard, Chairman ^ 
Lottie A. Barker, 
Lizzie Hutchinson, 
CoRRiE A. Emerson, 
Margaret White, 

Committee, 

Moved by Mrs. Hayward, Past Department Chaplain, seconded by Mrs. 
Streeter of Holyoke, that the report be accepted. [Carried.] 

The Department President expressed her pleasure that Mrs. Adaline B. 
Moore, President of the new Corps at Millbury, is participating in this 
Convention, and extended a cordial greeting to Mrs. Moore, and also to 
another member of this Corps who is serving as Conductor. 

Mrs. Bullock, chairman, presented 

Report of Committee on Resolutions. 

Boston, April 3, 1912. 

Mrs. President and Members of the Thirty-third Anntuil Convention of the 
Department of Massachusetts, Woman^s Relief Corps: 

Your committee appointed to examine the resolutions presented for 
consideration have attended to their duty and render the following report. 

Resolutions Nos. 1 and 2 are as follows: 

Presented by Abraham Lincoln Corps No. 39, Charlestown: 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 261 

By vote of Abraham Lincoln Relief Corps, No. 39, at a regular meeting on 
the evening of February 27, 1912, the undersigned committee was authorized 
to present the following resolutions to be considered by the Massachusetts 
Department Convention of 1912 and, if favorable action thereon be taken, to 
be submitted to the National Convention of 1912 for final consideration: 

Whereas, The Grand Army of the Republic has advanced the rank of Patriotic 
Instructors of that Order to a grade next below that of Chaplain, with a special 
installation service; and 

Whereas, In the Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of 
the Republic, and the first organization in the field of Patriotic Instruction, the 
office of Patriotic Instructor has developed into one of especial dignity and 
importance; and 

Whereas, To the Woman's Relief Corps the flag of our country is an object 
sacred next to the Bible; 

Resolved, That the rank of Patriotic Instructors, National, Department and 
Corps, be advanced to conform with that of similar officers of the Grand Army 
of the RepubHc ; and 

Resolved, That the station of Patriotic Instructor in the Corps room shall be 
near that of the Chaplain. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

Elizabeth Robbins Berry, Patriotic Instructor, 
Margaret A. Davis, President, 
Mary E. ICnowles, PcLst President, 
Nellie A. Tracy, Abraham Lincoln Relief Corps, No. 39, 

Corps Secretary. Committee, 

Resolutions Nos. 1 and 2 are approved by ihe committee. 
Resolution No. 3, presented by E. B. Nye Corps, No. 156, Bourne, 
Resolved, That the Rules and Regulations be so amended as to provide 
for the organization of County Associations. 

This resolution we refer to the Convention for such action as may be 
deemed advisable. 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and L. 

M. Lizzie Bullock, Chairman, 
Elizabeth E. Hayward, 
Mary E. Blodgett, 

Committee. 

Moved by Mrs. Knowles, seconded by Mrs. Holbrook, Department 
Senior Vice-President, that the report be accepted and resolutions acted 
upon separately. [Carried.] 

Resolution No. 1 was endorsed for reference to the next National Conven- 
tion, on motion of Mrs. Knowles. 

Resolution No. 2. Moved by Miss Sarah L. Mecuen that it be accepted 
and forwarded to National Convention. Seconded by Mrs. Holbrook and 
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Resolution No. 3 was discussed by Mrs. Ralph, Past Department Presi- 
dent, Mrs. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, Mrs. Mary E. 
Hyde, President Bristol County Association, and others. The sentiments 
expressed favored keeping the County Associations as strictly social gather- 
ings, for the mutual encouragement and interest of the Corps. 

IVloved by Mrs. Ralph, seconded by Mrs. Snow of Corps 88, Boston, 
that we do not approve of this resolution. [Carried.] 

Voted, on motion of Mrs. Streeter of Holyoke, that the report be adopted 
as a whole. 

Mrs. Haynes, chairman of the Committee on Greetings to the Division 
Encampment of the Sons of Veterans, reported that the members of the 
committee were cordially greeted by the Sons. 

Mrs. Brown, chairman of Committee on Greetings to the Army Nurses, 
reported that although many of the nurses are too old and feeble to attend 
their Convention, the few who were present deeply appreciated the friendly 
interest and good wishes of the Department of Massachusetts Woman's 
Relief Corps. 

Mrs. Southwick was congratulated by Corps 14, Springfield, upon her 
re-election as a member of the Department Executive Board, Mrs. Keene, 
President, voicing the regard of the members. 

A rising vote of thanks was extended Mrs. M. Emma Weston, musician, 
for her services during the two days of Convention. 

Mrs. Jessie M. Young, President Charles W. Carroll Corps 104 of Dedham, 
on behalf of the members, presented flowers to Mrs. Haynes, National 
Inspector, with their cordial regards for "the mother of Corps 104." 

Mrs. Haynes in replying said: "Mrs. Young and members of my Corps 
in Dedham, I thank you for this beautiful gift. I am proud of you and of 
the work you are doing. I appreciate your gifts, but I appreciate more the 
good work you have accomphshed." 

The tellers reported the following as the result of the 

Ballot for Third Member Department Executive Board. 

Whole number votes cast 603 

Necessary for a choice 302 

Scattering 2 

Mrs. Bell 20 

Mrs. Hill 33 

Mrs. McCarty 36 

Mrs. Lyon 54 

Mrs. Atwood 74 

Mrs. Pickett 80 

Mrs. Wheeler 118 

Mrs. Landt 186 

and there was no choice. 



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263 



Mrs. Wheeler withdrew as a candidate. The convention proceeded to 
another ballot. 

Mrs. Wadsworth, chairman, read the following 

Report of Committee on Special G.A.R. Fund. 

Boston, April 1, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, Department President. 

Madam: It is with pleasure that the committee appointed by you on 
"Special G.A.R. Fund" render the following report of the work accomplished 
by that committee. Our first work was to issue a Circular Letter to the 
Corps calling attention to the rapidly decreasing membership of the Grand 
Army of the Republic and the consequent diminishing of its yearly revenue, 
and calling attention to the fact that this was an opportune time to prove 
our worth as its auxiliary, and each Corps was asked to contribute a small 
amoimt toward a fimd to be presented to the Department of Massachusetts 
at its Thirty-sixth Encampment. 

As a result of that Circular responses have been received from one 
hundred and sixty-seven Corps as follows: 

Contributions from Corps for Special G.A.R. Fund. 



Corps No. 1, Fitchburg $2.00 Corps No. 



2, Cambridge 5.00 

3, East Boston 3.00 

4, Georgetown 2.00 

5, Medford 2.00 

6, HolUston 2.00 

7, Brockton 5.00 

8, Middleboro 2.00 

9, Charlestown .... 5.00 

10, Chelsea 5.00 

11, Worcester 5.00 

12, Danvers 2.00 

13, NorweU 2.00 

14, Springfield 5.00 

15, Ashland 5.00 

16, Meh-ose 5.00 

17, Orange 5.00 

18, Northampton .... 20.00 

19, Amesbury 2.00 

20, South Boston .... 2.00 

21, SomerviUe 5.00 

22, Westfield 2.00 

23, Marblehead 3.00 

24, Merrimac 5.00 

25, Waltham 2.00 

26, Newburyport .... 2.00 

27, Cambridge 3.00 

28, Boston 5.00 

29, Lynn 10.00 

30, Beverly 5.00 



31, Leominster . 

32, North Adams 

33, Lowell . . . 

34, Salem . . . 

35, Hyde Park . 

36, Shrewsbury . 

37, Pittsfield . . 

38, Holyoke . . 

39, Charlestown 
member) . . . 

40, Everett .... 

41, Foxboro . . . 

42, Ipswich .... 

43, Arlington . . . 

44, Marshfield . . 

45, Attleboro . . . 

46, Saugus .... 

47, East Bridgewater 

48, Colerain ... 

49, Ayer 

50, Peabody . . . 

51, Provincetown . 

52, Eastondale . . 

53, New Bedford . 
54, . 

55, Lawrence ... 

56, Shelbume Falls 

57, Greenfield . . 

58, Easthampton . 

59, Watertown . . , 



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$5.00 
1.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
5.00 
1.00 

3.50 
5.00 
2.00 
10.00 
5.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
5.00 

2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
5.00 
2.00 



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THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 



Corps No. 60, 

61, 

62, 

63, 

64. 

65, 

66, 

67, 

68, 

69, 

70, 

71. 

72, 

73, 

74, 

75, 

76, 

77, 

78, 

79, 

80, 

81, 

82, 

83. 

84, 

85, 

86, 

87, 

88, 

89, 

90, 

91, 

92, 

93. 

94. 

95. 

96, 

97, 

98. 

99, 

100, 

101, 

102, 

103, 

104. 

105, 

106. 

107, 

108, 

109, 

110. 

Ill, 

112, 

113. 

114, 

115, 

116, 



Hingham $2.00 

Mansfield 2.00 

West Acton 2.00 

Roxbury 10.00 

Turners Falls .... 2.00 

Stoneham 5.00 

East Cambridge . . . 2.00 

Boston 2.00 

Dorchester 5.00 

Wakefield 5.00 

Warren 1.00 

Southbridge 10.00 

Milford 5.00 

Plainville 3.00 

Lowell ....... 1.00 

Palmer 5.00 

Gloucester 5.00 

Norwood 2.00 

Brighton 10.00 

Westboro 2.00 

Belchertown .... 1.00 

Athol 5.00 

Groton 5.00 

Woburn 5.00 

Needham 1.00 

Nantucket 1.00 

Groveland 1.00 

Boston 2.00 

Franklin 2.00 

Gardner 2.00 

South Boston .... 1.00 

Montague 2.00 

Beverly Farms . . . 10.00 

South Braintree . . . 5.00 

New Bedford .... 5.00 

Haverhill 5.00 

Lexington 5.00 

Conway .50 

Stoughton 2.00 

Canton 2.00 

Winchendon .... 2.00 

Weymouth 5.00 

Quincy 2.00 

Dedham 5.00 

Upton 2.00 

Fall River 3.00 

West Medway .... 2.00 

Abington 5.00 

Brookline 10.00 

Randolph 2.00 

Pembroke 1.00 

Templeton 1.00 

Westminster .... 2.00 

Essex ....... 1.00 

Ware 2.00 

Amherst 10.00 



Corps No. 



117, 
118. 
119, 
120, 
121, 
122, 
123. 
124, 
125, 
126, 
127. 
128. 
129, 
130, 
131, 
132, 
133, 
134, 
135, 
136, 
137, 
138, 
139, 
140, 
141. 
142, 
143, 
144, 
145. 
146. 
147, 
148, 
149, 
150, 
151, 
152, 
153, 
154, 
155, 
156, 
157. 
158, 
159, 
160. 
161, 
163, 
164, 
166. 



170, 
171, 
172. 
173, 
174. 
175. 
Total. 



North Attleboro . . 

Webster 

Manchester .... 

Taunton 

Scituate 

Swampscott .... 

Avon 

Plymouth 

Spencer 

Revere ...... 

Andover 

Reading 

Pittsfield 

Sturbridge .... 

Somerset 

Sandwich 

Grafton 

Oak Bluffs .... 
South Hadley Falls . 

Whitman 

Rockland 

Hopkinton .... 
Great Barrington 

Holden 

South Chatham . . 
Falmouth 



Duxbury . . . . 
Hanover . . . . 
Monson . . . . 

Hanson 

Milton 

Oxford 

Lee 

Rutland . . . . 
Wareham . . . . 
Leicester . . . . 
Uxbridge . . . . 
North Brookfield 
Millbury . . . . 

Bourne 

Jamaica Plain . . 
Plainfield . . . . 



Adams 

Woburn 

Kingston 

Northfield . . . . 
Edgartown . . . . 
Bridgewater . . . . 
East Bridgewater 
Ashburnham . . . 

Maiden 

Rockport 

South Framingham 
Hyannis 



$5.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
3.00 
2.00 
1.00 
.50 
5.00 
5.00 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
5.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5.00 
3.00 
1.00 

1.00 
2.00 
1.00 

1.00 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
5.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
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DEPARTMENT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 265 

Total amount received to be presented to the G.A.R. of Massachusetts, 
five hundred and thirty-three dollars and fifty cents. 
Expenses of chairman for Circular Letter and postage, and postage 

on return receipts $8.96 

Contribution from Middlesex County Association, W.R.C, for ex- 
penses of committee 3.00 

Net expenses of committee $5.96 

Respectfully submitted in F., C. and li. 

LuE Stuart Wadsworth, Chairman^ 
Helen C. Mulford, 
Susie M. Nason, 

Committee. 

Miss Sarah L. Mecuen, Past Department Inspector, asked if every mem- 
ber present would be entitled to a copy of the printed Journal of Proceedings 
of this Convention. For the purpose of having the matter decided Miss 
Mecuen moved that every Representative voting in this Convention have 
a copy of the Department Journal. 

Seconded by several members. Mrs. Jones, Department Treasurer, and 
Mrs. Knowles, Past Department President, opposed the motion on the 
ground of expense. 

Mrs. Leocardia F. Flowers, Past President of Corps 2, Cambridge, sug- 
gested that the Past Presidents pay for the copy they receive. The motion 
was further discussed by Mrs. Hyde of Fall River, Mrs. Ralph, Past 
Department President, Mrs. Glover of Springfield, Mrs. Chapin and Mrs. 
Pinkham of Worcester, Mrs. Perry of Brighton, Mrs. Trow of Kingston, 
and by Mrs. Atwood of Whitman, who offered a substitute motion that one 
of the Journals be sent to Corps, and that all Corps ordering additional 
copies be requested to pay for the same. 

Mrs. Chapin of Worcester favored the substitute motion. Mrs. Wads- 
worth, Past Department President, also endorsed the substitute motion. 

Mrs. Patten, Past President Corps 61 of Wobum, suggested that Past 
Presidents register their order and pay for the copies received. 

Fiul/her discussion by Mrs. Shattuck and Mrs. Wales, Past Department 
Presidents, Mrs. Snow of Corps 88, Boston, Mrs. Beal, Past Department 
Inspector, Mrs. Emerson of Stoneham and Mrs. Whitney of Corps 39, 
Charlestown. 

Mrs. Ralph thought elected Delegates serving in this Convention should 
be furnished a copy of the Journal, and she offered the following amendment: 

That the regularly elected Delegates (or Alternates, serving in the place 
of Delegates) be entitled to a copy of the Journal in addition to the Corps 
President and last Corps President. 

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266 THIRTY-THnO) ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

The amendment to the substitute motion was seconded and carried, 
and the motion offered by Mrs. Atwood was carried as amended. 

Moved by Miss Mecuen that a Circular be issued by May 15, or as 
soon thereafter as possible, asking Corps how many copies they wish. 

Seconded by Mrs. Snow of Boston. 

Amended by Mrs. Knowles that the price per copy be stated in the Cir- 
cular. Mrs. Wadsworth suggested a later date than May 15, as it might 
not be possible to ascertain the price by that time. 

The motion as amended was carried, the date of issuing the Circular 
to be left with the retiring Department President and the Department 
Secretary. 

The tellers reported the following as the result of the 

Second Ballot for Third Member of the Department Execut^ive Board. 

Whole number of votes cast 506 

Necessary for a choice 254 

Mrs. South wick received 1 

Mrs. Wheeler 11 

Mrs. Bell . . 11 

Mrs. McCarty 24 

Mrs. Hill 28 

Mrs. Lyon 33 

Mrs. Atwood 60 

Mrs. Pickett 68 

Mrs. Landt 270 

and Mrs. Mary A. Landt of Corps 28, Boston, was declared elected. 

She was introduced and responded with thanks to her friends for their 
support. 

Nominations for Fourth Member Department Executive Board. 

Mrs. Rebecca A. Pickett was nominated by Mrs. Goodale. Seconded by 
Corps 30, Beverly, Mrs. Going, Past National Secretary, and others. 

Mrs. Nettie D. Hill was nominated by Mrs. Oilman. Mrs. Hill declined 
in favor of Mrs. Pickett. 

Other nominations were as follows: 

Mrs. Martha P. Lyon of Charlestown, by Mrs. Knowles. 

Mrs. Estella S. McCarty of Winchendon, by Mrs. Russell of Corps 101. 

Mrs. Mary E. Hyde of Fall River, by Mrs. Kate J. Oifford of Corps 106. 

Mrs. Hattie A. Calahan of South Boston, by Mrs. Olive M. White of 
Dahlgren Corps 20. Seconded by Corps 20 and Rej^nolds Corps 102. 

Mrs. Annie P. Atwood of Whitman, by Mrs. Walker of Corps 136. 

The several candidates were seconded by their respective Corps and others. 

The ballots were distributed by the Conductors. 



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Moved by Mrs. Wadsworth, seconded by Mrs. Ralph, that the sum of 
three hundred dollars be set aside for the traveling expenses of the Depart- 
ment President the ensuing year, exclusive of the trip to the National 
Convention. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Haynes, Department Counselor, stated that but few questions 
had been submitted, and proceeded to answer those received, among which 
are the following: 

Qicestion. When a Corps plans to celebrate its anniversary who should 
send the invitations, the Secretary of the Corps or the chairman of the 
Entertainment Committee? 

Answer, It depends upon the vote of the Corps. If full power is given 
the committee it is proper that the invitations be sent by the committee. 

Question, When two Delegates are elected to attend this Convention, 
also two Alternates, and the second Delegate cannot attend, who shall take 
her place? 

Answer. The first Alternate. 

Question. The chairman of the Executive Committee is often handi- 
capped in not having a key to the closet in which are kept table and cooking 
articles, as well as flags and other articles used at the meeting of the Corps. 

How can matters be arranged to obviate these difficulties? 

May she have an extra key for use while holding that position? 

Answer. A Corps can vote to furnish an extra key for the chairman 
of the Executive Committee. 

Question. Can a Post disband a Corps at will? 

Answer. No. See Rules and Regulations and Red Book. 

Question. If a Post goes out of existence should the Corps that was 
its auxiliary disband? 

Answer. A Corps can continue after the Post to which it was auxiliary 
disbands, and quarterly reports with per capita tax should be forwarded to 
Department Secretary as formerly. The report (Form N) must be sent to 
the Department Commander G.A.R. 

Question, If the Post does not want the National Special Recruiting 
Aide to do anything about securing members for the Post what course 
should said Aide pursue? 

Answer, Under suck circumstances the Recruiting Aide should not 
endeavor to obtain members for the Post. 

Question, In a line of march whaV officers should march together? 

Answer, There are no printed instructions regarding this matter. 

Question, When should General Orders be filed if no action is to be 
taken? 

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268 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

Mrs. Wadsworth, chairman, presented the following 

Report op Committee on Nomination of Delegates and Alternates 
TO National Convention. 



Delegate-at'Large . 
Freda Heuser, Brighton. 

Delegates. 

1 Mary A. Allen, Brookline. 

2 Ellene Lederer, Pittsfield. 

3 Lizzie Atwood, Whitman. 

4 Lucy Hicks, North Adams. 

5 Ida M. Cunningham, SomerviUe. 

6 Sara E. Cain, Weymouth. 

7 Mary S. Langdon, Ipswich. 

8 Martha P. Lyon, Charlestown. 

9 Elizabeth A. Dexter, Lowell. 

10 Mary J. Parkhurst, Gloucester. 

11 EUza Grifl&n, Watertown. 

12 Carrie E. Russell, Hanover. 

13 Frances Sokoll, Fall River. 

14 Ora A. Burnett, Adams. 

15 Lucy Carpenter, Waltham. 

16 Eleanore E. Brown, Nantucket. 

17 Marie B. Shepard, Reading. 

18 Lottie A. Barker, Orange. 

19 Ehzabeth R. Berry, Charlestown. 

20 R. Jennie Manning, Hopkinton. 

21 Annie F. A. Hunt, Milton. 



A Itemate-at-Large . 
Elizabeth Pratt, Wejrmouth. 

Alternates. 

1 Abbie M. Deane, Canton. 

2 AdeUa A. Adams, Cambridge. 

3 Annie R. Leighton, Worcester. 

4 Lizzie E. Kennett, Beverly. 

5 Annie Marston, Amesbmy. 

6 Ella N. Kelley, Lynn. 

7 Helen P. Fuller, South Framingham. 

8 Josephine Mahoney, South Boston. 

9 Marion E. Crafts, Fitchburg. 

10 Margaret Drake, North Brookfield. 

11 DeUlah S. Davis, Pahner. 

12 Mary B. Besse, Wareham. 

13 Sylvia J. Alden, Duxbury. 

14 Henrietta Crossley, Lawrence. 

15 Margaret A. Kershaw, HaverhilL 

16 Emily L. Corey, Southbridge. 

17 Fannie M. J. Clifford, Avon. 

18 Anna L. Bell, Milford. 

19 Ella M. Lazelle, East Northfield. 

20 Mary A. Mills, Worcester. 

21 Flora Pratt, Brockton. 



The tellers reported the following as the result of the 



Ballot for Fourth Member op the Department Executive Board. 



Whole number votes cast 
Necessary for a choice 
Scattering . . 
: ; , • Mrs. Bell . . . 
Mrs. McCarty 
Mrs. Hyde . . 
■■ Mrs. Calahan . 
Mrs. Lyon . . 
, . ^ .3 ;^rs,-^twood . 
Mrs. Pickett 

and there was no choice. 



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Mrs. Bell, Mrs. McCarty, Mrs. Atwood and Mrs. Calahan withdrew in 
favor of Mrs. Pickett. Mrs. Hyde and Mrs. Lyon also withdrew. 

Vofedj on motion of Mrs. Ralph, seconded by Mrs. Goodale and Mrs. 
Calahan, that the Secretary cast the ballot of the Convention for Mrs. 
Pickett, she being the only candidate. Mrs. Rebecca A. Pickett of Beverly 
was declared elected and upon being introduced expressed her thanks for 
the honor of this unanimous election. 



Nominations for Fifth Member Department Executive Board. 

Mrs. Annie P. Atwood was nominated by Mrs. Wales, Past Department 
President. Seconded by Corps 136, Whitman, Mrs. Going, Past National 
Secretary, E. W. Pierce Corps No. 8, Middleboro, Reynolds Corps 102, 
Weymouth, C. M. Packard Corps 123, Avon, and others. 

Mrs. Estella Sargent McCarty was again nominated by Mrs. Russell 
of Corps 101 of Winchendon. Seconded by Corps 101. 

The Conductors distributed the ballots. 

Votedy on motion of Mrs. Ralph, that the report of Committee on Nomi- 
nation of Delegates and Alternates to the National Convention at Los 
Angeles be accepted and the list elected as a whole. 

Moved by Mrs. Ralph, seconded by Mrs. Kendall, Department Junior 
Vice-President, that the Secretary be instructed to cast the ballot of the 
Convention for the list of nominees. [Carried.] 

The Delegates and Alternates nominated by the committee were then 
declared duly elected. 

It was announced that a letter had been received from Governor Eugene N. 
Foss acknowledging the invitation to the evening reception and anniversary. 

Remarks by Mrs. Wales regarding the legacy from the estate of Mar\' 
E. Jones of Boston. She thought the sum placed in the General Fond by 
vote of the Department Council too large and moved that $1,000 received 
from this estate be set aside for patriotic purposes. 

Seconded by Mrs. Cuseck of Newburyport. Mrs. Holbrook, Department 
Senior Vice-President, expressed the opinion that the amount voted to the 
General Fund should remain in that fund, as calls for relief, expenditures 
for patriotic work and other worthy objects are often responded to from the 
General Fimd. 

The subject was discussed at length by Mrs. Wales, Mrs. Holbrook, 
Mrs. Ralph, Mrs. Gilman, Mrs. Pettingill of Everett, and Mrs. Wadsworth, 
who offered an amendment that the sum of S200 be set aside from the 
General Fund in memory of Mary E. Jones, the interest to be expended in 
patriotic work. After further discussion upon the subject the amendment 
offered by Mrs. Wadsworth, which was duly seconded, waa carried, and 
the motion as amended was adopted. 



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The tellers reported the following as the result of the 

Ballot for Fifth Mimbir Department Executive: Board. 

Whole number votes cast 283 

Necessary for a choice 142 

Mrs,. Bell received 1 

Mrs. McCarty 44 

Mrs. Atwood 238 

and Mrs. Annie Poole Atwood of Whitman was declared elected. 

In responding to an introduction she pledged her best efforts in aid of 
the work and thanked her friends for their support. 

Mrs. Nellie J. Robinson of North Adams, Special Department Aide, 
presented Mrs. Libbey, Department President, a pair of embroidered pillow- 
slips, for which the recipient tendered thanks. 

Mrs. Robinson presented a similar gift to Mrs. Haynes, Department 
Counselor and National Inspector, and Mrs. Haynes expressed appreciation 
for this kindly remembrance. 

Moved by Mrs. Jones, Department Treasurer, seconded by several, that 
the list of deceased members be omitted from the printed Journal of this 
Convention. [Carried.] 

Mrs. Kendall reported as chairman of Committee to visit the Daughters 
of Veterans that the committee received a friendly greeting at their 
convention. 

Votedj That all unfinished business be referred to the incoming Depart- 
ment Council. 

Moved by Mrs. Ralph that a rising vote of thanks be extended Mrs. 
Nellie F. Libbey, Department President, not only for her good work the past 
year but for the gracious and pleasing maimer in which she has presided 
over this Convention. The motion was seconded by many members and 
placed before the Convention by Mrs. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice- 
President. The members in the galleries united in this expression of regard 
for the Department President, who expressed her cordial appreciation of 
this unanimous vote. 

Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President, assisted by Mrs. Mary L. 
Oilman, Past National President, as Conductor, and Mrs. Maria W. 
Going, Past National Secretary, as Chaplain, installed the following elected 
officers: 

Department President Mary E. Holbrook, South Weymouth. 

Department Senior Vice-President . Marie J. Kendall, Gardner. 

Department Junior Vice-President Laura I. Smith, Attleboro. 

Department Treasurer Fannie M. Jones, Somerville. 

Department Chaplain S. Anna Starkweather, Pittsfield. 



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f Susie F. Burton, Chairman, Dorchester. 
I Sarah E. Southwick, Springfield. 
Department ExectUive Board -j Mary A. Landt, Boston. 

I Rebecca A. Pickett, Beverly. 
(^ Annie P. At wood, Whitman. 

The newly installed Department President announced the following 
appointments: 

Department Secretary Mary E. Elliot, Somerville. 

Department Inspector Mary S. Langdon, Ipswich. 

Department Cotmselor Lue Stuart Wadsworth, Boston. 

Department I. and I. Officer . . . Nina B. Lovejoy, Ayer. 

Department Patriotic Instructor . Carrie F. Loring, East Wejrmouth. 

Department Press Correspondent . Carolyn R. Morse, Arlington. 

The appointed officers were then duly installed. 

The Department President thanked the National President for her 
services and declared the Convention closed at 7.15 o'clock p.m. 

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a correct record, to the best of my 
knowledge and belief, of the Proceedings of the Thirty-third Annual Con- 
vention of the Department of Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps, Aux- 
iliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. 




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272 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 



UNOFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS. 



EVENING RECEPTION AND OBSERVANCE OF THE 
THIRTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY. 



A large audience gathered at the Shawmut Congregational Church at 
the close of Convention on the evening of April 3, and members of the Grand 
Army of the Republic and representatives of other organizations were 
present from all parts of the State, also many other friends. 

At 8 o'clock Mrs. Annie Poole Atwood, Department Senior Aide, and 
the Reception Committee escorted to the platform Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 
retiring Department President, and the guests of the evening, led by the 
Color Bearers. 

Mrs. Atwood introduced Mrs. Libbey as the presiding officer, who ex- 
tended a cordial greeting to all present. 

After music by an orchestra under the direction of Mrs. M. Emma Weston 
there was singing by the Lotus Quartette of Boston. 

Major Robert Green of the Governor's staff was introduced as the 
representative of the Conmionwealth. During his remarks he said that 
Governor Eugene N. Foss extended his heartiest and most cordial greetings, 
and requested him to "tell the members of the Woman's Relief Corps that my 
heart is with them in this noble work." 

Past Conmiander-in-Chief John E. Gilman, Soldiers' Relief Commissioner 
of the city of Boston, represented Mayor John F. Fitzgerald and extended 
the greetings of the Mayor and of the city. 

After a solo by Mrs. Charles P. Tanner of Boston, Judge Harvey M. 
Trimble, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, was 
introduced, and expressed his pleasure at being present, and in the course of 
hiSs address he uttered the following sentiments: 

"As Mass^husetts in the early days sounded the tocsin of war for free- 
dom, so Massachusetts now soimds the voice that seems inspired from 
Heaven that writes the rights of the human race. President Lincoln, who 
adorns the brightest page in the history of the world, said that wrong could 
not live in this nation. 

"If ever I was proud it was to serve my country. I swear eternal fidelity 
to the land of my birth, the land of Uberty. Let me have that courage that 



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Lincoln had to swear allegiance to the land of liberty and of my love. The 
cause of the Union seems something more than the holding together these 
imion of states. In those days of the civil conflict we did not realize as we 
realize today the importance of the issue. 

" The voice of a noble woman born in Massachusetts saw the righteous- 
ness of God in that struggle, and JuUa Ward Howe's * Battle Hymn of the 
Repubhc ' has been an inspiration to thousands." 

At the request of the Conmiander-in-Chief the Lotus Quartette sang 
'' The Battle Hymn of the Republic." 

Continuing his address. Judge Trimble said: "It was not the simple music, 
although it had in it the grandeur of simphcity, that stirred the world, but 
the intense patriotism of the woman who in the silent watches of the night 
penned these inspiring lines." 

Referring to the armies at the front during the days of the Civil War, 
Judge Trimble said: "You would have thought that the spirit of God was 
with that army, and now since peace has conquered and men are free, you, 
my comrades, and you, my fellow citizens, may change the last verse: 

"As he lived, let us live to keep men free." 

The Commander-in-Chief in closing his address said, "The spirit of our 
heroes shall never die." 

Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President, was the next speaker, and in 
responding said: "Difficult indeed it is to follow such an eloquent address 
as that given by the Commander-in-Chief. My coworkers in Massachu- 
setts, I bring you the greetings of 165,000 women of our National organiza- 
tion. I appreciate the cordiality of the welcome extended me in your State. 
In the language of the great statesman, Daniel Webster, I feel like saying, 
I shall enter upon no encomium upon Massachusetts; she needs none." 

Mrs. Davis paid a tribute to the patriotic work of the late Mrs. E. Florence 
Barker and Mrs. Lizabeth A. Turner, Past National Presidents, and to the 
great services of Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, one of the early National Presidents, 
pioneers in the work, and also to "that queen among women, Mrs. Mary L. 
Gilman, who but a few years ago was our National President." Continuing, 
Mrs. Davis said: "There comes to me a vivid picture as West and East clasp 
hands together. I am often asked where does the West begin. My answer is : 

"Out where the landscape's a little stronger. 
Out where a smile dwells a little longer, 

That's where the West begins. 
Out where the sun shines a little brighter, 
Where the snows that fall are a little whiter, 
Where the bonds of home are a wee bit tighter, 

That's where the West begins. 



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" Out where the sky is a trifle bluer, 
Out where friendship's a little truer, 

That's where the West begins. 
Out where a fresher breeze is blowing, 
Where there's laughter in every streamlet flowing, 
Where there's more of reaping and less of sowing, 

That's where the West begins. 

" Out where the world is in the making. 
Where fewer hearts with despair are aching, 

That's where the West begins. 
Where there's more of singing and less of sighing, 
Where there's more of giving and less of buying, 
Where a man makes friends without half trying. 

That's where the West begins." 

Mrs. Davis complimented the Department of Massachusetts upon its 
excellent work and its harmonious Convention, and in closing said: "I 
have a profound gratitude for the hospitality and kindness extended me in 
Massachusetts and for your cordial reception. As I return to my western 
home in Oregon I will take with me pleasant thoughts of my visit to your 
State." 

The Lotus Quartette sang "Sweet Charity," and the next on the pro- 
gram was a reading of "The Perfect Tribute'' by Miss Dorothy Carpenter. 

A pleasing feature of the evening was the march down the aisles of the 
church of the Department Patriotic Aides bearing with them flags for 
presentation to schools. Mrs. Fanny E. Wheeler, chairman of the Patriotic 
Aides, presented on their behalf a large silk flag to Mrs. Libbey, Department 
President, who accepted it with hearty thanks to her Aides, and introduced 
Mrs. Laura I. Smith, Department Patriotic Instructor. Mrs. Smith, address- 
ing Mayor William Connory of Lynn, said: "To me has been given the 
honor of presenting these flags to you for the high schools of your city. 
During the past year we have had a sample of the patriotism your city 
teaches in Mrs. Libbey, our Department President, whose heart is in the 
work of patriotism. 

" During my year as Department Patriotic Instructor 1,500 flags have 
been given to day schools and to Sunday schools by tl^e Relief Corps of 
Massachusetts. It has been customary to present flags to the schools of 
the city or town where our Department President resides, and we ask you to 
accept these flags as a gift to your city from the Department of Massachu- 
setts Woman's Relief Corps." 

Mayor Connory in replying said: "There are times in our lives when 
we are unable to express our feelings, and this is my position tonight. 

"The thanks of the entire people of Lynn will be extended for the thought, 
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In the near future we will have to rely on this and similar organizations to 
keep what the flag means to the front." 

The Mayor then presented one of the flags to the principal of the Classical 
High School. Mr. Eugene D. Russell, upon accepting it, said: **As the wives, 
mothers and sisters protected the colors in the years of the Civil War, so 
today they are true to the sentiment which the flag represents. The school 
boys and girls of our city of Lynn will add to their spirit a true chivalry as 
they gaze upon these colors." 

Lieutenant Tudor of the school was given custody of the flag, the principal 
saying: ''We will remember who have consecrated these colors and dedicated 
them to our service." 

The other silk flag, a gift from Mrs. Bertha M. Fay, one of the Department 
Patriotic Aides, to the Department President, was presented Principal 
Charles S. Jackson of the English High School. When accepting it he said: 
"It was woman's thought, woman's skill, inspired by woman's loyalty, 
that gave our country the most beautiful flag in all the world." 

Mr. Jackson referred to the extending in the public schools the loyalty 
that has been taught in the home and added: "I transfer this flag to the 
student body through Lieutenant Pierce." 

Solo, "The Star-Spangled Banner," by Mrs. Tanner, the audience joining 
in the chorus. 

After another song by the quartette Adjutant-General Wetherbee, on 
behalf of five comrades who were "Honorary Aides" to the Department 
President, presented a flag to Mrs. Libbey, who gratefully accepted the 
gift, saying: "This is the greatest surprise of all." 

Col. George A. Hosley, the newly installed Department Commander of 
the Grand Army of the Republic, tendered his regards to the Woman's Relief 
Corps and best wishes for the success of its work in the future. 

Mrs. Mary E. Holbrook, who was introduced as the incoming Depart- 
ment President) responded briefly, referring to the pleasant friendships 
formed by Mrs. Libbey during her administration, and she wished her 
many years of continued happiness. Mrs. Holbrook pledged her loyal 
support to the Department Commander and to the Grand Army of the 
Republic. 

Past Department Commander Granville C. Fiske pleasantly responded, 
after being introduced as one who had been a faithful friend to the adminis- 
tration the past year. 

After another reading by Miss Carpenter and a selection by the Lotus 
Quartette Miss Elizabeth Kirchgassner, Department President of the 
Daughters of Veterans last year, responded for that organization. 

Among other official representatives seated on the platform were members 
of the staff of the Commander-in-Chief and of the Department Commander, 
G.A.R., Department officers of the W.R.C, James T. Wellington, Division 
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The reception and anniversary was in charge of the following committee: 

Annie P. Atwood, Department Senior Aide, Chairman. 

All Department Officers. 

Fanny E. Wheeler, Brighton. 

Emma A. Henry, Brookline. 

Etta A. Lockhart, Cambridge. 

Agnes H. Parker, Watertown. 

Bertha M. Fay, Dorchester. 

The following letters were received. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
Executive Chamber, State House, 
Boston, March 30, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 
Lynn, Mass. 
My dear Madam: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your invitation to the 
Governor, on behalf of the Woman's Relief Corps, Auxihary to the Grand Army 
of the Republic, to be present on the occasion of the Thirty-third Anniversary 
and Reception at the Shawmut Congregational Church, on Wednesday evening, 
April the third. 

The Governor hopes that he may be able to be present on that occasion, 
but does not desire to make a definite engagement to that effect, as his pubhc 
duties are pressing him very hard just at present, and it may be impossible for 
him to be there. 

Yours very truly, 

DUDLEY M. HOLM AN, 

Secretary to the Governor. 



Office of Commander-in-Chibf, 

Princeton, III., March 14, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President^ W.R.C., 
Boston, Massachusetts. 
Dear Madam President: You have my sincere thanks for your kind invitation 
to be present at your Thirty-third Anniversary and Reception on the evening 
of April 3 proximo. It will afford me great pleasure to be present. 

Fraternally yours, 

H. M. TRIMBLE. 



New York, N.Y., March 18, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President ^ Woman* s Relief Corps, Massachusetts. 
Dear Madam: Your kind invitation to the Thirty-third Anniversary and 
Reception of your Corps received. I would love to be present, but at that date 
it will be impossible. 



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I thank you for remembering me. Please convey to the Corps my apprecia- 
tion of the courtesy tendered. 

Fraternally yours, 

NICHOLAS W. DAY, 
Senior Vice^ommander-in-Chief G.A.R, 



Boston, Mass., April 1, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department Presidentj Woman^s Relief CorpSy 
657 Washington St., Boston. 
Madam President: I have just returned from a trip to Central and South 
America and find your kind invitation for the evening of April 3, and shall be 
very glad to be present in company with Commander-in-Chief Trimble. 
Cordially and kindly yours in F., C. and L. 

J. B. LEWIS, 
National Patriotic Instructor G.A.R. 



CoaOiONWEALTH OP MASSACHUSETTS, 

The Adjutant-General's Office, State House, 

April 4, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President j Woman^s Relief Corps, 
657 Washington St., Boston, Mass. 
My dear Mrs. Libbey: I have delayed replying to invitation received from you 
to attend the Thirty-third Anniversary and Reception to be held at the Shawmut 
Congregational Church. Would say that it is my intention to be present, and 
I trust the occasion will be one of pleasure and profit to your organization and to 
the Grand Army. 

Thanking you for the invitation, I remain 

Cordially, 

ROBERT E. GREEN. 



March 12, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, W.R.C, 

657 Washington St., Boston. 
My dear President: I am in receipt of your very kind invitation to be present 
on the occasion of the Thirty-third Anniversary and Reception of your Depart- 
ment at the Shawmut Congregational Church, Boston, Wednesday evening, 
April 3, 1912, and accept the same with pleasure. 

Let me congratulate you upon the triumphant success of your administration. 
With best wishes, always 

Yours faithfully in F., C. and L. 

E. B. STILLINGS, 
Pa^t Junior Vice-Commander^n-Chief, 



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March 23, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 
Lynn, Mass. 
Dear President: Your kind invitation to your Thirty-third Anniversary and 
Reception on April 3 has been duly received and I thank you very much for 
remembering me. I would be glad to be with you were it possible for me to go 
East at this time. However, I cannot arrange my affairs to do so. However, 
I hope you will have a most pleasant and enjoyable occasion and that you all 
may live to enjoy many of them. 
With kindest regards, I remain 

Sincerely yours, 

NEWTON J. McGUIRE, 

Commander-in-Chief. 



Headquarters Massachusetts Division 
Sons op Veterans U.S.A. 
Boston, March 18, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Deparim,ent President, W.R.C., 
Boston, Mass. 
My dear Mrs. Lihhey: Your very kind invitation to attend the Reception 
given by the Department on the evening of April 3 is at hand, and it is a very 
great pleasure to accept the same. 

Many pleasures and many cares are crowded into the 2d and 3d of April, 
and I feel that this last pleasure will be one of the pleasantest that I shaU be 
permitted to enjoy as Division Commander. 

Sincerely yours, 

JAMES T. WELLINGTON, 

Division Commander. 

Jamaica Plain, March 24, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President of the W.R.C. 
Dear Madam: Your cordial invitation to me to be present at your Thirty-third 
Anniversary and Reception at the Shawmut Congregational Church on Wednes- 
day, April 3, has been received, and I accept the same with many thanks. 
Yours in F., C. and L. 

ELIZABETH T. KIRCHGASSNER, 

Department President. 

Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President, W.R.C. 
Dear Coworker: I accept with pleasure your kind invitation to be present 
at the reception to be held on Wednesday evening, April 3. 

May you have a successful and prosperous Encampment is the earnest wish 
of your friend and coworker in this grand patriotic work. 
Yours in F., C. and L. 

FLORA A. WHITNEY, 
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Mattapan, Mass., March 27, 1912. 
Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President j W .R.C, 
Dear Sister: I have received your cordial invitation to be present at your 
Reception on Wednesday evening, April 3. 

I extend to you my thanks for the same and wish to say I will be present at 
that time. 

Fraternally yours, 

SARAH L. MURPHY, 
Department President Ladies of the G.A.B. 

Members of Lt.-Col. C. R. Mudge Camp No. 1, Sons of Veterans, of 
Lynn, served as ushers during the evening. 

The exercises, which were heartily enjoyed by the large audience present, 
closed at 10.45 o'clock p.m. by the singing of "America." 



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MtlUam no. mn 

PAST SENIOR VICE-COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF 
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC 

SECRETARY OF THE CC«ifMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS 

B publx^0pitited citi3en wbo ectvc^ bxe State anb bi0 

counttis witb dceat abilitis ae a solibiet 

anb in ofQcfal lite 

HE WAS PROMINENTLY IDENTIFIED WITH THE SOLDIERS' 

HOME AS ONE OF ITS TRUSTEES AND AS 

TREASURER FOR MANY YEARS 

AND WAS SERVING AS CHIEF AIDE ON THE STAFF OF THE 

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF G.A.R. AT THE 

TIME OF HIS DEATH 

Bpril 15, 1911 

faitbtul to tbe cau0e ot bi0 comtabe0, bi0 wotk tot tbeit 

intete0t0 contfnueb until be wa0 0ummoneb 

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WILLIAM M. OLIN 

National Chief of Staff, G A.R. 

Sept., 1910-April, 1911 

Past National Senior Vice-Commander-in-Chief 



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DANIEL C. ELDREDGE 
Past Assistant Quartermaster-General 
Department of Massachusetts, G.A.R. 



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In flDcmori? of 

Capt. H)aniel C iBlbreboe 

ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF 

MASSACHUSETTS, GRAND ARMY OF THE 

REPUBLIC, 1909-1910 

HE SERVED IN THE UNION ARMY FROM AUGUST 2, 1861, 

TO JUNE 30, 1866, AND WAS CHOSEN 

PRESIDENT OF HIS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION AND 

HISTORIAN OF THE REGIMENT 

1)16 comtaDee in (3tanD Uxm^ circlee anD in olber Bocietice 

ot wbicb be was an bonoreD member anD bie aeeociatee 

in business lite revere bis memori^ 

THIS SINCERE FRIEND OF THE WOMAN^S RELIEF CORPS 
PASSED TO THE OTHER SHORE 

©ctober 12, 1911 

HIS PORTRAIT IS IN THE HALL OF HEROES AT THE 
STATE HOUSE, CONCORD, N.H. 



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In flDcmon? of 

Ibubert ©. fRoore 

WHO WAS INSTALLED AS COMMANDER OF GEN. LANDER 
POST NO. 5, G.A.R., LYNN, JANUARY 1, 1912 

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL 

DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS GRAND ARMY OF THE 

REPUBLIC FROM JULY, 1891, TO FEBRUARY, 1898 

DURING WHICH TIME HE WAS A FAITHFUL FRIEND TO THE 

DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS WOMAN's RELIEF 

CORPS AND PARTICIPATED IN MANY OF ITS 

PUBLIC GATHERINGS 

flDareb 7t I9i2 

1)e anawetei) tbe final tolUcall 



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HERBERT O. MOORE 

Past Assistant Adjutant-General 

Department of Massachusetts, G.A.R. 



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GENERAL ORDERS, CIRCULAR LETTERS, ETC. 



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Headquarters Dept. of Mass. Woman's Relief Corps, 
Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, 
No. 657 Washington Street, Room 

General Orders, ) Boston, April 8, 1911. 

No. 1. J 

I. Having been elected to the highest office in the gift of this Depart- 
ment, I tender grateful acknowledgments for the confidence reposed in me. 
In assuming the duties of the office, I will endeavor by faithful work and untiring 
zeal to show my appreciation of the high honor conferred upon me. 

II. The officers elected at the Department Convention held in Boston, 
April 5 and 6, are as follows: 
Nellie F. Libbey, Department President, Corps 29, Lynn. 
Mary E. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, Corps 102, Weymouth. 
Marie J. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President, Corps 90, Gardner. 
Fannie M. Jones, Department Treasurer, Corps 21, Somerville. 
Eleanorb E. Brown, Department Chaplain, Corps 86, Nantucket. 
Executive Board 
Nina B. Love joy. Corps 49, Ayer. 
Sarah E. Southwick, Corps 14, Springfield. 
Susie F. Burton, Corps 68, Dorchester. 
Nettie D. Hill, Corps 63, Roxbury. 
Rebecca A. Pickett, Corps 30, Beverly. 

III. The appointment of the following officers is hereby announced: 
Mary E. Elliot, Department Secretary, Corps 21, Somerville. 

Mary A. Landt, Department Inspector, Corps 28, Boston. 
Florence Haynes, Department Counselor, Corps 34, Salem. 
Eliza F. Stiles, Department Instituting and Installing Officer, Corps 29, Lynn. 
Laura I. Smith, Department Patriotic Instructor, Corps 45, Attleboro. 
Hattie a. Calahan, Department Press Correspondent, Corps 20, South Boston. 
These officers will be obeyed and respected accordingly. 

IV. The following-named members are hereby appointed to serve 
during the year as the 

Department Relief Committee 
Dorcas H. Lyman, Chairman, Brighton. 
Hattie M. Tuttle, Secretary, South Boston. 
Elizabeth A. Dexter, Lowell. 
Elizabeth Merrill, Lynn. 
Marie C. Blake, Roxbury. 
Eliza S. Allard, Salem. 
Helen C. Mulford, Chatham. 
Minnie A. Osborn, Peabody. 

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Lucy L. Turner, Brookline. 
Abb IE E. Hastings, Cambridge. 
Grace M. Leslie, Wobum. 
Ella F. Long, Hyde Park. 
Mabelle Smith, Brighton. 
Lucy A. Fredrick, Boston. 
Add IE A. Nottage, East Boston. 
Abb IE E. Copeland, Whitman. 

V. Additional appointments and decisions of the Convention will be 
announced in future General Orders. 

VI. Department Headquarters will be open daily (Monday excepted) 
from 10 A.M. to 4 p.m. 

VII. The Department password is hereby promulgated. 
VIII. The Department President will be at Headquarters Tuesdays and 
Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

IX. The Forty-fifth Annual Encampment of the Department of Massa- 
chusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, held in Boston, April 5 and 6, elected the 
following officers: 

Granville C. Fiske, Department Commander, Post 18, Ashland. 
George A. Hosley, Department Senior Vice-Commander, Post 11, Chariestown. 
Isaac C. Day, Department Junior Vice-Commander, Post 101, Groveland. 
T. Delap Smith, M.D., Department Medical Director, Post 26, Roxbury. 
Joshua D. L. Bodfish, Department Chaplain, Post *1 13, Boston. 

Official Staff 
Wilfred A. Wetherbee, Assistant Adjutant-General, Post 62, Newton. 
Eugene D. Sanborn, Assistant Quartermaster-General, Post 15, Boston. 
BowDOiN S. Parker, Judge Advocate, Post 113, Boston. 
Alphonso B. Pierce, Chief Mustering Officer, Post 63, Natick. 
Edward O. Skelton, Patriotic Instructor, Post 191, Boston. 

Council of Administration 
William L. Gage, Post 87, Braintree. 
James Armstrong, Post 10, Worcester. 
John R. Merritt, Post 118, Swampscott. 
Charles H. Fuller, Post 163, South Framingham. 
J. Everett Pierce, Post 66, Medford. 

The following appointments are announced by the Commander: 
Linus E. Clark, Chief-of-Staff, Post 11, Chariestown. 
John M. Flockton, Chief Bugler, Post 26, Roxbury. 
Israel H. DeWolfe, Headquarters Clerk, Post 139, Somerville. 



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Headquarters Dept. of Mass. Woman's Relief Corps 

AUXIUART TO THE GrAND ArMY OF THE RePUBUC, 

No. 657 Washington Street, Room 

Boston, April 18, 1911. 
General Orders, ) 
No. 2. J 

I. The Thirty-second Annual CJonvention of the Department of 
Massachusetts Woman's ReUef Corps, was held in the Shawmut Congregational 
Church, comer of Tremont and West Brookline Streets, Boston, April 5 and 6, 
and was attended by nearly five hundred delegates and several hundred visiting 
members. 

Dignity and harmony characterized the proceedings and the reports of officers 
and committees proved that the administration of 1910 was one of success and 
progress. 

II. We had the pleasure of welcoming guests from other States, 
among whom were Belle C. Harris, National President; EUza Brown Daggett, 
National Senior Vice-President; Eliza A. Patten, Department President of 
New Hampshire, with other Department Officers and Past Department Presi- 
dents of that State; Mary E. Dexter, Department President of Rhode Island; 
Annie L. Pender (the retiring Department President of Rhode Island) and 
other officers and Past Department Presidents of that Department; Nellie P. 
Weston, Past Department Secretary of the Department of Colorado and Wyo- 
ming and also National and Past National Officers of our own State. 

We appreciate the greetings extended by Commander-in-Chief Oilman 
and members of his Staff, by the delegations from the Department of Massa^ 
chusetts. Grand Army of the RepubUc, by Commander-in-Chief Bolton and 
other representatives of the Sons of Veterans, by the Army Nurses, the Ladies 
of the G.A.R., the Daughters of Veterans and the Sons of Veterans Auxiliary. 

III. The following decisions are herewith promulgated: 
Decisions of Thirty-second Department Convention 

That an additional sum of five hundred dollars be presented the Department 
of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Repubhc, making a total gift of eight 
hundred dollars, from the proceeds of the Department Fair. 

That one hundred dollars be appropriated from the Department ReUef Fund 
for the endowment of two beds in the new hospital at the Soldiers' Home. 

That the sum of fifty dollars be presented Dorcas H. Lyman, Chairman of 
the Department ReUef Committee, as a testimonial for her services the past year. 

That a oonmiittee of three be chosen by the incoming Department Council 
to devise some method of strengthening Corps that are weak and therefore 
need encouragement. 

That the sum of twenty-five dollars be presented Assistant Adjutant-General 
De Wolff of the Department of Massachusetts, G.A.R., as a slight recognition of 
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That Exemplifications of the work of the Order be continued the present 
year. 

That a picture of the late Department Commander J. Willard Brown be 
published in the Journal of Proceedings of this Convention with a memorial 
page as a tribute to his memory. 

That one page be set apart in the printed Journal of Convention to the memory 
of the six Past Department Commanders of the Grand Army of the Republic 
who have passed away during this administration. 

That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated for patriotic work the ensuing 
year under the direction of the Department Patriotic Instructor. 

That the retiring Department Secretary receive the sum of forty dollars for 
the work of compiling the Department Journal. 

That boimd copies of Department Journals of 1911 be presented the public 
libraries on our Ust. 

That hereafter the financial year end March 31, the date of closing the books 
to be announced in General Orders. 

That Corps Presidents be specially instructed to see that Memorial Day 
blanks (Form J) are properly and concisely filled out, the name of the Corps 
and the town or city placed in their proper spacing. 

That the Department of Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps earnestly 
endeavor to secure a more sacred observance of Memorial Day and use every 
legitimate method to induce the municipal authorities to recognize the day and 
to legislate against horse-racing and games as an impropriety and desecration 
of the nation's Sabbath. 

That Mrs. Haynes, Department President, be sustained in her action in 
presenting a flag to the frigate Constitution, and that the Department assume the 
duty of replacing said flag on Old Ironsides whenever necessary. 

That this Convention express thanks to Mrs. Haynes, Department President, 
and Mrs. Helen C. Mulford, Committee, for their successful efforts in securing a 
block in the Pilgrim Memorial Monument at Provincetown, the Department of 
Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps being the first woman's society to be repre- 
sented in this memorial to the pilgrims. 

That a testimonial be presented Florence Haynes, the retiring Department 
President. 

That hereafter all Past Corps Presidents be allowed a seat in Department 
Convention as voting members. 

That the thanks of the Convention be extended Gen. Charles H. Taylor, pro- 
prietor of the Boston Globe, and to the editors of other Boston daily papers who 
are repubhshing articles relating to the events of fifty years ago, realizing that 
these Civil War articles are instructive and a valuable addition to the patriotic 
literature of the present day. 

That the sum of three himdred dollars be allowed the Department President 
for traveling expenses, this amount not to include the expenses of Exemplifica^ 
tions or of the trip to National Convention. 



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IV. The following is a list of delegates and alternates to National 
Convention: 



DeUgate-al-Large 
Laura I. Smith, Attleboro. 



AUemate-at'Large 
Abbie M. Deane, Canton. 



Delegates 
Marie A. Mayhew, Roxbury. 
Estella S. McCarty, Winchendon. 
Mary E. Hyde, Fall River. 
Mary B. Beck, Gloucester. 
Lena W. Snow, Corps 88, Boston. 
Kate C. Clapp, Northampton. 
Mary K. O'Brien, South Hadley Falls. 
Helen C. Mulford, Chatham. 
Emma M. Barrett, Melrose. 
Ida L.Thompson,Corps 39,Charlestown. 
Sarah B. Noyes, Corps 37, Pittsfield. 
Hattie L. Shute, Edgartown. 

Mary W. Gomley, Abington. 
Anna L. Bell, A^ord. 
Hattie A. Calahan, South Boston. 
Mary J. McNamee, East Cambridge. 
Nellie J. Robinson, North Adams. 
Annie P. Atwood, Whitman. 
R. Jennie Manning, Hopkinton. 
Lucie R. Bagley, East Weymouth. 
Mary C. Fumess, Everett. 



Alternates 
Maud K. Merriam, Framingham. 
Eleanore E. Brown, Nantucket. 
Delilah S. Davis, Palmer. 
Margaret Drake, North Brookfield. 
Marietta Chipman, Waltham. 
Lucy A.Frederick,Corps 28,Charlestown. 
Martha P. Lyon, Corps 9, Charlestown. 
Greorgiana F. Rogers, Corps 6, Milford. 
Mattie A. Denny, Worcester. 
Fannie C. Poyen, Amesbury. 
Henrietta Sargent, Beverly. 
Mary M. H. Washburn, Corps 95, New 

Bedford. 
Minnie K. Eames, Reading. 
Lizzie W. Foster, Lawrence. 
Elizabeth A. Dexter, Corps 33, Lowell. 
Carrie E. Spear, Leominster. 
Grace M. Leslie, Corps 161, Wobum. 
Augusta M. Parker, Wakefield. 
Lottie A. Barker, Orange. 
Nettie D. Hill, Roxbury. 
Carolyn R. Morse, ArUngton. 



V. Florence Haynes was elected a member of the Dormitory Com- 
mittee to serve for five years and this Committee is constituted as follows: 

Committee on Department Dormitort at the Soldiers' Home 

EmiUe L. W. Waterman, Chairman, Boston. 
Mary L. Gilman, Roxbury. 
Mary G. Deane, Fall River. 
Mattie A. Denny, Worcester. 
Florence Haynes, Salem. 

VI. Committee on Department Rooms at the Soldiers' Home 

M. Susan Goodale, Chairman, Medford. 

S. Agnes Parker, Brockton. 

Augusta A. Wales, Dorchester. 

Mary E. Knowles, Corps 39, Charlestown. 

Elizabeth P. Sawyer, New Bedford. 



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Committee on Testimonial to Florence Hatnes, Retiring Department 

President 

(Appointed at Convention.) 
Annie C. Shattuck, Fitchburg. 
Eliza S. Allard, Salem. 
Helen C. Mulford, Chatham. 

VII. The reports of the Department Secretary and Treasurer for the 
qiutfter ending March 31 give the following statistics: 

Number of members in good standing 14,932 

Amount expended in relief $1,560.42 

Turned over to Poets 1,990.30 

Estimated value of relief other than money 558.52 

VIII. It is hoped that all Corps officers and members will make a special 
effort to secure the reinstatement of idl members reported as suspended; this is 
an important matter and one that every Corps President and Treasurer should 
consider a part of their duty. 

IX. Contributions received ance last Greneral Orders: 

Department Relief Fund 

Viola N. Burpee $1.00 

Sylvia B. Linc<^ 5.00 

Annie E. Higgins 10.00 

Emma A. Henry 5.00 

Hattie M. Tuttle 2.20 

Lucy L. Turner . 2.50 

Dorcas H, Lyman 15.76 

Eliza S. Allard 7.80 

Minnie Osbom 4.00 

A friend 5.00 

Corps 56, Shelbume Falls 1.00 



$59.26 



X. Corps Treasurers are requested to note when sending requisition 
that the price of Past Officers' badges is forty cents each, which includes the cost 
of the emblem. 

XI. Corps are reminded that, according to the laws of our Order, 
Peace and Arbitration Day must be observed on or near May 18. Peace Day 
programs have been sent to all Corps Presidents. 

The Flag Day program issued by the National Patriotic Instructor accom- 
panies this General Order, one copy for Corps President and one copy for Patriotic 
Instructor. 

Additional copies will be furnished for distribution to t*eachers upon request. 

XII. A cordial welcome will be extended all members of the Order 
who may visit Department Headquarters during the year, also to all comrades 
of the Grand Army of the Republic and thdr friends. 



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XIII. The heartfelt sympiithy of the Woman's Relief Corps is extended 
the Grand Army of the RepubKc in the death of another Past Department 
Commander, Col. Myron P. Walker, of Belchertown, who, when our present 
Headquarters were opened, expressed his interest by a substantial gift. * Colonel 
Walker, whose death occurred March 25, 1911, was -a member of E. S. Griggs 
Post 97, Belchertown. 

We deeply sympathize with the National and Department Headquarters of 
the Grand Army of the Republic, and with their members throughout the 
country, in the loss of Col. WiDiam M. Olin, Past Senior Vice-Commander-in- 
Chief and an officer of Thomas G. Stevenson Post 26 of Roxbury. 

Colonel Olin, who for more than twenty years had served as Secretary of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was Chief of Staff of the National G.A.R. 
at the time of his death, A{»il 15, 1911. He had participated in many of our 
public gatherings and was well known and highly respected by our entire memb^- 
ship. 



XIV. The Department President extends cordial thanks to Corps 
members throughout the State and to many friends in the various organizations 
f<»' letters and other expressions c^ congratulation and promises of support. 
She again pledges her most loyal service to the work placed in her charge. 



By command of 



NELUE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President. 




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Headquarters Dbpt. op Mass., Woman's Relief CorpSj 
Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, 
No. 657 Washington Street, Room 17 
Boston, April 29, 1911. 
General Orders, ) 
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I. In appreciation of the services rendered by the heroes whose valor 
brought victory to the nation and whose deeds are cherished. May thirtieth was 
established as Memorial Day. 
Annually on its return 

"A nation meets to build 
A nation's troiAy to the dead," 

and the loftiest thought of its people, the most grateful homage that himian 
hearts can pay, and the loving tributes of surviving comrades and of aU loyal 
citizens are freely tendered in the truest spirit of reverence and gratitude, to 
honor those whose deeds are fragrant with inspiration. 

The most beautiful flowers that bloom in garden and field should be gathered 
to symbolize the love in our hearts for the flag which these brave men defended 
with their lives. 

The lessons taught by the ceremonies of this sacred day will be treasured, 
and their influence will be "a perpetual incentive to duty" in the coming years. 

On this Commemorating Day a tribute should be paid wherever possible 
in honor of the 

"Brave hearts that went down in the seas." 

With tenderest gratitude we should remember the Army Nurses whose devotion 
to the cause of their country entitles their names to be recorded on its honor roll. 

Attention is called to the decision of the Thirty-Second Department Conven- 
tion: 

That the Department of Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps earnestly 
endeavor to secure a more sacred observance of Memorial Day, and use every 
legitimate method to induce the municipal authorities to recognize the day, and 
to legislate against any impropriety and desecration of the nation's Sabbath. 

Corps are requested to use their influence with the town and city oflicials in 
their respective localities, for the proper observance of this day, so precious to 
the hearts of the comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic. 

The invitation from Posts to participate in the ceremonies of May 30 and of 
the Simday preceding ^ould be accepted by Corps throughout the State, and 
all members should esteem it a privilege to assist in plans and work for this 
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"To those comrades whose forms are ashes today." 

"Lie lovingly over them, blossoms of Spring, 
Lift up your costliest offerings, fling 
Out your censers of incense over the bed 
Where are Isdng asleep these ranks of the dead.*' 

In compliance with the vote of Department Convention of 1909, a laurel 
wreath will be placed upon the grave of Mrs. E. Florence Barker at Forest Dale, 
Maiden, and upon the monument of Mrs. Lizabeth A. Turner in the same ceme- 
tery. Mrs. Mary E. Knowles, Past National Chaplain, is hereby appointed the 
committee to pay this loving tribute to our deceased Past National Presidents of 
Massachusetts. 

Memorial Day blanks have been forwarded to Corps Presidents and should 
be returned (properly made out by Corps Chaplains) to Mrs. Eleanore E. Brown, 
Department Chaplain, No. 24 Broad Street, Nantucket, Mass., on or before 
June 5. 

By command of 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President, 



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Headquarters Dept. op Mass., Woman's Relief Corps, 
Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic 
No. 657 Washinqiion Street, Room 

Boston, May 6, 1911 
General Orders, ) 
No. 4. I 



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I. In accordance with a decision of the Thirty-Second Department 
ConventioQ, the ammal Exemplifications of the work of the Order will be con- 
tinued the present year. 

Arrangements for these gatherings having been completed, assignments are 
h^eby announced as follows: 

May 23, Corps 68, Dorchester. Corps 20, 63, 78, 85, 91, 104, 147, 157. 

May 25, Corps 28, Boston. CatpB 3, 9, 10, 21, 35, 39, 40, 67, 88. 

June 1, Corps 53, New Bedford. Corps 86, 95, 106, 131, 134, 166. 

June 2, Corps 45, Attleboro. Corps 41, 61, 74, 89, 117, 120.. 

June 5, Corps 101, Winchendon. Corps 90, 112, 113, 171. 

June 6, Corps 164, Northfield. Corps 17, 48, 56, 57, 64, 82, 92, 98, 167. 

June 9, Corps 37, Pittsfield. Corps 32, 129, 139, 149, 158, 160. 

June 12, Corps 128, Reading. Corps 5, 16, 33, 65, 69, 75, 84, 161, 172. 

June 13, Corps 29, Lynn. Corps 12, 23, 30, 34, 46, 50, 122, 126. 

June 15, Corps 49, Ayer. Corps 1, 31, 62, 83. 

June 16, Corps 18, Northampton. Corps 14, 22, 38, 58, 81, 116, 135. 

June 19, Corps 156, Bourne. Corps 51, 132, 141, 142, 151, 175. 

June 20, Corps 163, Kingston. Corps 13, 44, 121, 124, 143, 144, 146. 

June 21, Corps 7, Brockton. Corps 8, 52, 111^ 136, 169. 

June 22, Corps 94, S. Braintree. Corps 47, 60, 99, 100, 102, 103, 108, 110, 

123, 137, 170. 

June 23, Corps 25, Waltham. Corps 2, 27, 43, 59, 66, 79, 97, 109. 

Jime 26, Corps 70, Warren. Corps 76, 115, 145, 154, 165. 

June 27, Corps 11, Worcester. Corps 36, 71, 73, 80, 118, 125, 130, 133, 140, 

148, 150, 152, 153, 159. 

June 28, Corps 15, Ashland. Corps 6, 54, 72, 105, 107, 138, 174. 

June 29, Corps 26, Newburyport. Corps 4, 19, 24, 55, 87, 96, 127. 

June 30, Corps 77, Gloucester. Corps 42, 93, 114, 119, 173. 

II. If not convenient for a Corps to attend the Exemplification to which 
it is assigned, a change in date can be arranged, but a notice of the change must be 
sent to Mrs. Mary A. Landt, Department Inspector, 20 Lincoln Street, Hyde 
Park. Assistant Inspectors must attend at least one Exemplification, and should 
be present at several of these gatherings if possible, in order to become familiar 
with the duties of their position. 

III. These meetings will begin promptly at one o'clock p.m., and the 
Corps under the auspices of which they will be held will be exempt from any 
other inspection. 



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Tea and coffee will be furnished by Corps exemplifying for those who desire 
to carry a lunch. 

IV. The Department President and Department Inspector will be present 
at aU of the Exemplifications, and it is expected that as many officers and members 
as possible will attend these meetings. 

V. The work will be performed in accordance with the ritual of 1911, 
and Corps Presidents and Assistant Inspectors should prociu*e a copy; also the 
latest edition of Rules and Regulations (if they have not copies already) in order 
that they may have a thoijough knowledge of the duties required. 

VI. Any Assistant Inspector unable to accept the appointment herein 
announced must notify the Department Inspector at once. 

VII. The following Assistant Inspectors are hereby appointed: 



Allard, EUza S. 
Atwood, Annie P. 
Beal, Mary A. 
Beck, Mary Bride 
Bell, Anna L. 
Blake, Marie C. 
Bliss, Bertha E. 
Boss, Ella K. 
Bullock, M. Lizzie 
Burton, Susie F. 
Calahan, Hattie A. 
Clark, Emily L. 
Coopa*, Mary A. 
Copeland, Abbie E. 
Crofisley, Henrietta S. 
CusedL, Mary A. 
Danforth, Abbie M. 
Follett, Seddie 
Fuller, Ella J. 
Gromley, Mary W. 
Gott, Hattie T. 
Haynes, Florence 
Hill, Nettie D. 
Holbrook;, Mary E. 
Jordan, Martha A. 
Keith, Lucy M. 
Kendall, Cora N. 
KendaU, Marie J. 
Langdon, Mary S. 
Lear, Sarah F. 
Leighton, Annie R. 
Lincoln, Sylvia B. 
Lockhart, Etta A. 



Corps 34 Salem 

" 136 Whitman 

" 137 Rockland 

" 77 Gloucester 

" 72 Milford 

" 63 Roxbury 

" 129 Pittsfield 

" 1 Fitchburg 

" 40 Everett 

" 68 Dorchester 

'' 20 South Boston 

" 18 Northampton 

" 23 Marblehead 

" 136 Whitanan 

*^ 66 Lawrence 

" 26 Ne^uryport 

" 42 Ipswich 

'^ 119 Manchester 

6 Medford 

" 108 Abington 

" 27 Cambridgeport 

" 34 Salem 

" 63 Roxbury 

" 102 Weymouth 

" 1 Fitchburg 

" 70 Warren 

" 90 Gardner 

" 90 Gardner 

" 42 Ipswich 

" 29 I^ynn 

" 80 Westboro 

*' 142 Fahnouth 

" 66 East Cambridge 



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Long, Ella F. 
Lovejoy, Nina B. 
Manning, R. Jennie 
Mann, Annie A. 
Mansfield, Bertha B. 
Mecuen, Sarah L. 
McCarty, Estella S. 
Miller, Lefa M. 
Morse, Carolyn R. 
Nickerson, Lizzie V. 
Noyes, Sarah B. 
Osborne, Minnie A. 
Pelley, Ella J. 
Perkins, Mary C. 
Pickett, Rebecca A. 
Preston, Alice L. 
Robinson, Nellie J. 
Russell, Rosie E. 
Sargent, Lizzie L. 
Savery, Welthea E. 
Smith, Laura I. 
Studley, Eimice W. 



Corps 35 Hyde Park 

" 49 . . * Ayer 

" 138 Hopkinton 

" 56 Shelbume Falls 

" 46 Saugus 

" 39 Charlestown 

" 101 Winchendon 

" 15 Ashland 

" 43 Arlington 

" 10 Chelsea 

37 Pittsfield 

'* 50 Peabody 

" 122 Swampscott 

** 12 Danvers 

" 30 Beverly 

" 93 Beverly Farms 

" 32 North Adams 

** 55 Lawrence 

" 40 Everett 

" 124 Plymouth 

" 45 Attleboro 

" 13 Norwell 



VIII. Delegates and Alternates who will be unable to attend the National 
Convention at Rochester, N^Y., the week beginning August 21 should notify 
the Department Secretary by Jime 25. 

IX. The loving sympathy of the Department of Massachusetts is extended 
Mrs. Dorcas H. Lyman, Past Department President and Chairman of the Depart- 
ment ReUef Committee, in the death of her husband, WiUiam H. Lyman, who 
passed away at his home in Faneuil May 5. He was an honored member of 
Francis Washburn Post 92, G.A.R., of Brighton, and was actively identified with 
the interests of our Order. Always ready to assist with a helping hand, he rendered 
faithful service for many years. He will be missed by hundreds of friends who 
appreciated his worth and his genial companionship. 

X. Corps are reminded that Department Headquarters will be closed 
at one o'clock p.m. Saturdays during June, July and August. 

XL The appointment of Department Aides will be annoimced in next 
General Orders. 

By command of 




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NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department PresiderU, 



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Headquarters Dept. of Mass., Woman's^ Relief Corps, 
Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, 
No. 657 Washington Street, Room 

Boston, May 20, 1911. 
General Orders, 
No. 5 



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I. Announcement is hereby made of the appointment of the following- 
oamed members, representatives from every Coips in the State, as Department 
Aides. Corps Secretaries are requested to read only the names that relate to 
their respective Corps and should notify these members of their appointment. 
Commissions for Department Aides will be sent to Corps Presidents for 
distribution. 

Senior Aide 
Annis Pools Atwood (Corps 136). 82 Pleasant St.. Whitman. 

Special Aide to Dept. Press Correspondent 
Nblldd a. Tract, 16 Curtis St.. Wett Somenrille. 

Special Aides at Dept. Hbadquarters 



Bertha W. Walker, Chi 


ttrmon. Whitman 


Etta Butler. 


Cambridge 


Grace B. Southwiok. 


Lynn 


Annie R. Leighton, 


Worcester 


Esne J. Cook. 


Lynn 


M. Emma Weston, 


Somerville 


Miriam G. CaU. 


Salem 


Clara A. Trask, 


Beverly 


Mary A. Cuseck. 


Newburyport 


M. Edna Mecuen, 


Charlestown 


Katharine A. Hubbard 


, Brookline 


Alice Gamage, 


Melrose 


Rosie Anington, 


Salem 


Minnie K. Eames. 


Reading 


Etta A. Lookhart. 


Cambridge 


Carrie E. Young. 


Medford 


Biarie A. Mayhew. 


Roxbury 


Fannie J. Simpson, 


Cambridge 


Biary Bride Beck, 


Gloucester 


Minnie A. Rodgers. 


East Boston 


Carrie F. Loring. 


East Weymouth 


Mary C. Fumess, 


Everett 


Rose E. Holt. 


Leominster 


Mary A. Carney. 


Melrose 


Kate L. Palmer, 


New Bedford 


Cora Carman. 


Quincy 




Special Aides foi 


I Soldiers' Home 




Freda Heuser, Chairman, Brighton 


Mary E. Blodgett, 


Charlestown 


MiUie F. WiUey. 


Lynn 




Manchester 


Nannie Bjrron. 


Salem 


Annie E. Tolman, 


Dorchester 


Alice L. Preston. 


Beverly Farms 


Margaret E. Beath. 


Dorchester 


Annie M. Wiley. 


South Boston 


Lena Snow, 


Boston 


Jennie M. Hubbard. 


Brookline 


Elisabeth E. Hayward, 




Elisabeth A. Spring. 


Sandwich 


Minnie A. W. Phipps, 


Foxboro 


Lizde v. Nickerson. 


Chelsea 


Lucy A. Thompson, 


Athol 


Mary C. Perkins. 


Danvers 


Carolyn R. Morse. 


Arlington 


Abbie L. Perry. 


Brighton 


Lila B. Loud. 


Rockland 


Jennie J. Martin, 


Revere 


Arria E. Rivinius. 


Cambridge 


Augusta K. PettengiU, 


Everett 


Sara A. Banks. 


Middleboro 


Sarah L. Mecuen, 


Charlestown 


Jennie 1. Baker, 


Melrose 


M. Abbie Danforth. 


Ipswich 







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Special Aides for Patriotic Work 



Fannie £. Wheeler. Chairman, Brighton 

Marie B. Shepard. Jamaica Plain 

Mary W. Gomley, Abington 

Emma P. Ward. Lynn 

Biary S. Langdon. Ipswich 

Hattie M. Tuttle, South Boston 

Seddie Follett. Manchester 

Bewie L. Whitney. Westboro 

Anna J. Gould. Quincy 
Margaret P. Waterman. Dorebeeter 

Annie A. Hunt. Milton 

Grace Church. Hyde Park 

Emma Clark, Salem 

Abbie M. Deane. Canton 

Mary L. Durgin Arlingtcm 



Lixsie L. Sargent, 
Mjrra H. Dunbar. 
Mary L. Phillips. 
Fannie Home, 
Susie S. Fiske. 
M. Anna Smith, 
Elisa Griffin, 
Mary Wiggin, 
Nellie L. Harrington, 
Carrie E. Duston 
Carrie R. Staples, 
Hattie T. Gott, 
E^nma Bestwick. 
Nellie J. Robinson, 
Olive M. White, 



Everett 

Wakefield 

Boston 

Leicester 

Ashland 

Holyoke 

Watertown 

Needham 

Turners Falls 

East Boston 

Swampscott 

Cambridge 

Dedham 

North Adams 

South Boston 



Special Aides 



Eleanor S. Merrill, 


Abington 


Lefa M. Miller. 


Ashland 


DcUa L. Ford. 


Abington 


Alma B. Greenwood, 


Ashland 


Emma Stuart. 


Abington 


Louisa Williams, 


Attleboro 


Katherine Lahey. 


Adams 


Kate Williamson, 


Attleboro 




Adams 


Mary E. Robinson, 


Attleboro 


Mary Dudley, 


Adams 


Mary P. Holbrook, 


Attleboro 


Ruby E. Fortune, 


Adams 


Ruth E. Fisher, 


Attleboro 


Fannie H. Carleton. 


Amesbury 


Margaret Eden, 


Attleboro 


Mary B. Tucker, 


Amesbury 


PhUena Chandler. 


Attleboro 


Georgie A. Collins. 


Amesbury 


Sarah W. Holmes, 


Attleboro 


Annie Elkins. 


Amesbury 


Evelina Blais, 


Attleboro 


Alice R. Pelham, 


Amherst 


Minnie Moore, 


Attleboro 


Lillian Sherman, 


Amherst 


Cora P. Smith, 


Athol 


Genevieve Taylor. 


Amherst 


Mercie S. Doane, 


Athol 


Almira Bardin, 


Amherst 


Carrie E. Keyes, 


Athol 


EUa Hall. 


Amherst 


Minnie Wade. 


Avon 


S. Jennie Thayer, 


Amherst 


Sadie Orcutt. 


Avon 


M. Belle Eastman, 


Andover 


Annie Wood, 


Avon 


Eva A. Buxton, 


Andover 


Esther Bryant. 


Avon 


Esther G. Holt, 


Andover 


Eileen G. Sawyer, 


Ayer 


Margaret Jackson, 


Andover 


Millie M. Beveriy. 


Ayer 


Jennie M. Bean, 


Andover 


Ruth C. Phelps, 


Ayer 


Delia Curley, 


Andover 


Lucy Richardson. 


Ayer 


Nellie M. Farmer. 


Arlington 


Mary A. Beverly, 


Ayer 


Minnie 0. Eames, 


Arlington 


Mary B. Johnson, 


Ayer 


Clara J. Smith, 


Arlington 


Josie M. StUes, 


Ayer 


Mary E. MUlett, 


Arlington 


Julia D. Hubbard, 


Belchertown 


Henrietta Peppard, 


Arlington 


Jennie S. Draper, 


Belchertown 


NeUie Marden. 


Arlington 


Ella C. Witt. 


Belchertown 


Annie L. Kaulback, 


Arlington 


Addie F. Spear, 


Beverly 


Harriet W. Hardy. 




Catherine R. Hood. 


Beverly 


Adelaide E. Lombard. 


Ashburnham 


Mary H«man 


Beverly 


May S. Barrett, 


Ashbumham 


Eva Defoe. 


Beverly 


Abbie E. Merritt, 


Ashburnham 


Martha Clark, 


Beverly 


Ida L. Bascom, 


Ashbumham 


Mary L. Hull. 


Beverly Farms 


TiUie H. Morse, 


Ashland 


Alice Coilamey. 


Beverly Famis 


Grace Frankland. 


Ashland 


Mary A. Wood. 


Beverly Farms 


Grace L. Hogan. 


Ashland 


Marion E. White. 


Boston 


Mary Loring. 






(Corps 28) 



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MayJ.SMDden. 


Bofton 


TCitunn R. liinooln. 


Cambridge 




(Corps 28) 




(Coups a) 


Josephine Dothrw. 


BastOB 


Fanny T. Haasn. 


Cambridge 




{Corps 28) 




(Corps 2) 


Jennie A. Bamet, 


Boston 1 


Eva Z. Davis. 


CMoabridge 




CCorps28) 




(Corps 2) 


Susie A. K, Tayior. 


Boston 


Melissa V. Pi^rson, 


Cambrtdgeport 




<Corps«7) 


Abbie Hastings, 


Ckmbridgeport 


Emma F. Lorett. 


Boston 


Blanche Colman. 


Cambridgeport 




(Corpse?) 


Marietta Cook. 


Cambridgeport 


Martha While, 


Boston 


Adelakie Johnson. 


Canton 




(Corps 67) 


RoxieR.Hunt, 


Canton 


Ada Law. 


Boston 




Canton 




(Corpse?) 


Josie FuUer, 


Canton 


Mary A. Oondsh, 


^^^"^^r. 


AUoe^am, 


Canton 




(Corpse?) 


Margaret Harrington. 


Chariestown 


Lillian M. McDowell. 
Mary M. Thamer. 


Boston 

(Corps 88) 
Boston 

(Corps 88) 


(Catherine A. Durham. 


(Coips9) 
Chariestown 

(Coips9) 


Barbara C. Martikke. 


Boston 


Kate OToole, 


Chariestown 




(Corps 88) 




(Corps 9) 


Susan D. Phinney. 


Bovine 


Annie Rushforth, 


Chariestown 


Mercy £. McDermott. 


Bourne 




(Coips9) 


NcOlie B. Tripp, 


Bourne 


Martha Lyon. 


Chariestown 


Eyelyn M. Raleigh. 


Bourne 




(Corps 9) 


Lillian O. Ryder. 


Boome 


Mary A. Doherty. 


Chariestown 


Harriet B. Estabrook. 


Brighton 




(Coips9) 


Mercy A. Wolff. 


Brighton 


Annie E. Higghis. 


Chariestown 


Dorcas fi. Lyman. 


BriiHiton 




(Coips39) 


Emma B. OoUier. 


Brighton 


Lucy A. Frederick. 


Chariestown 


Annie Tisdale. 


Brighton 




(Corps 28) 


MabeUe Smith. 


Brighton 


Ida L. Thompson, 


Chariestown 


^fcttie A. Oastle. 


Brighton 




(Corps 39) 


M. Jennie Davis. 


Brighton 


NeUie Mecuen. 


Chariestown 




Brighton 




(Corps 39) 


Florence Tasker. 


Brighton 


Elisabeth R. Berry. 


Chariestown 


Bertha Smith. 


Brighton 




(Corps 39) 


Etta D. Gray, 


Brockton 


Tryphena C. Berry. 


Chariestown 


Octavia C. BUur. 






(Corps 39) 


Marion B. Waldron. 


Brockton 


Ida W. Dixon, 


Chariestown 


Jennie Newoomb, 


Brockton 




(Corps 39) 


Bertha L. DeForest. 


Brockton 


Martha A. Emmart, 


Chariestown 


Hannah Hamilton, 


Brockton 




(Corps 39) 


Harriet L. Pierce. 


Brookline 


Abbie L. Whitney. 


Chariestown 


Lucy L. Turner, 


Biookline 




(Corps 89 X 


Helen L. Paine. 


Brookline 


Helen C.Mullbrd. 


Chatham 


Mary A. Smith, 


Bcookline 


MarcelU Basford 


Chelsea 


Enuna A. Henry, 


Brooktitas. 


S. Jessie Crowell. 


Chelsea 


Mary A. Brown. 


Brookline 


Elisa A. Baker. 


Chelsea 


Mary J. Shaw. 


Bridgewatsr 


Almira Lakin. 


Chelsea 


Sara C. Curtis. 


Bridgewater 


Alice L. Lincoln, 


Chelsea 


NeUie B. Totten, 


Bridgewater 


Carrie W. Aditon. 


Colerain 


Edith T. ChurchUl. 


Bridgewater 


Ida A. Purrington, 


Colerain 


Lissie Coombs, 


Bridgewater 


Mary A. Nelson, 


Colerain 


MabeUe Pope, 


Cambridge 


Almeda G. Mann, 


Conway 




(Corps 2) 


Mary T. Vincent. 


Conway 


Bessie L, Shaw. 


Cambridge 


Mary E. Steams. 


Conway 




(Corps 2) 


Eliza Nye, 


Conway 



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Special Aidbs — Continued 



Jennto I. Waite, 
LiUie E. Tibbetts. 
M. Enuna Brown, 
Jennie P. Whittier, 
Jeesie M. Young, 
Anna Chambeiiain, 
Nora Sullivan, 
Emfly M. Barney, 
Mary R. Rogers, 
Emma J. Huasey, 
SuBie F. Smith. 
Susie D. Oufif, 
Julia A. Smith. 
Marion HiU FuUer. 
Bertha Fay. 
Amanda A. Goulding. 
Mary A. Sollis, 
Grace M. Walker, 
Emilie T. Smellie, 

Alice F. Jones, 

Maud E. Magoun, 

Maud C. Edson, 

Mary J. E. Poole. 

Georgie A. Hill. 
Amelia Stewart, 
Jennie Philbrick, 
Addie A. Nottage. 
Mary Weisse Goepper. 
Josephine Walsh, 
Ada Howard, 
Gertrude McMahon, 
Martha Clay, 
Mary Barrett, 
Evelyn D. Wilbur, 
Mary J. Ames, 
Mary E. Currier, 
Hattie L. Shute, 
Elizabeth Cleveland, 
Lillian M. Olds. 
Angle I. Felton. 
Mary A. Kimball, 
Lucy C. Bumham, 
Mary E. Miller, 
Frances French, 
Lottie C. Baldwin, 
Mary E. Hyde, 
Lena G. Lennan, 
Mary E. Dow, 
Sylvia B. Lincoln, 
Margaret Fish, 
Celia Shiverick, 
Lucia E. Gleason, 
Ella K. Boss, 



Danvert 
Danvert 
Danven 
Danvers 
Dedham 
Dedham 
Dedham 
Dorcheeter 
Dorchester 
Dorchester 
Dorchester 
Dorchester 
Dorchester 
Dorohaster 
Dorchester 
Duxbury 
Duxbury 
Duxbury 
East Bridgewater 
(Corps 47) 
East Bridgewater 
(Corps 47) 
East Bridgewater 

(Corps 170) 
East Bridgewater 

(CJorps 170) 
East Bridgewater 

(Corps 170) 
East Boston 
East Boston 
East Boston 
East Boston 
East Cambridge 
East Cambridge 
East Douglass 
East Douglass 
Easthampton 
Easthampton 
Eastondale 
Eastondale 
Eastondale 
Edgartown 
Edgartown 
Enfield 
Enfield 
Essex 
Essex 
Everett 
Everett 
Everett 
Fall River 
Fall River 
Fall River 
Falmouth 
Falmouth 
Falmouth 
Fitchbuig 
Fitchburg 



Abbie E. Demmon, 
OUve A. Cilley. 
Mary A. Sands. 
Mary B. Folsom, 
Cristina M. Whittemore. 
Marian W. Comey. 
Abbie 'L. Jewett. 
Gertrude M. Rose. 
Ellen S. Whittaker. 
Carrie C. Mason, 
Carrie E. Coleman, 
Elvira C. Sampson, 
Minnie Brown, 
Mary H. Lathrop, 
Lizzie E. Brown, 
Gertrude E. Coburn, 
Josie M. Hinds, 
Iva B. Webber, 
Edith Woodbury, 
Hattie Hamlin, 
Genevieve Cook, 
Abbie M. Strong. 
Mary J. Parkhurst, 
Jenny L. Story, 
Lydia Foley, 
Seddie Stevens, 
Sarah Parsons, 
Elizabeth Richardson, 
Julia Molansen, 
Mary E. Starbard, 
Alberta F. Cheever, 
Ida M. Nicholas, 
Ethel Nicholas, 
Anna Nicholas, 
Nettie A. Fay, 
Nettie A. Packard, 
Ellen M. Potter. 
Alice H. Wood. 
Effie V. Harrmgton. 
Alice P. Rockwood, 
Maria A. Bowers, 
Annie K. Day, 
Hattie K. Sargent. 
Florence Webber, 
Martha Pickard, 
Alice N. Shephard, 
Grace Stetson, 
Carrie Russell, 
Liilie M. EUis, 
Enmia J. Lucas, 
Agnes Cooper, 
Ella A. Bourne, 
Cornelia J. Cook, 
Sarah B. Pratt. 
Margarett A. Kershaw, 
Sarah F. Woodman, 
Mary H. Norton, 
Cora A. Townsend, 



Fitchburg 

Fitchburg 

Foxboro 

Foxboro 

Foxboro 

Foxboro 

Foxboro 

Franklin^ 

Franklin 

Franklin 

Gardner 

Grardner 

Gardner 

Grardner 

Gardner 

Gardner 

Grardner 

Greoigetown 

Georgetown 

Georgetown 

Gloucester 

Gloucester 

Gloucester 

Gloucester 

Gloucester 

Gloucester 

Gloucester 

Gloucester 

Gloucester 

Grafton 

Grafton 

Great Barringfcon 

Great Barrington 

Great Barrington 

Greenfield 

Greenfield 

Greenfield 

Greenfield 

Groton 

Groton 

Groton 

GroVeland 

Groveland 

Groveland 

Groveland 

Hanover 

Hanover 

Hanover 

Hanover 

Hanover 

Hanover 

Hanson 

Hanson 

Hanson 

Haverhill 

Haverhill 

Haverhill 

Hingham 



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Fannietta Lovell, 


Hingham 


Elizabeth A. Dexter, 


LowcU 


Helen R. Blaokmar, 


Hingham 




(Corps 33) 


Annis J. Knowles, 


Holden 


Hallie E. Whitney, 


LoweU 


Mattie L. Holden. 


Holden 




(Corps 33) 


Loia M. Hubbard. 


Holden 


Lestina E. Parker, 


LoweU 


£. Marie Hubbard. 


Holden 




(Corps 33) 


Geoisianna F. Rogers. 


HoUiston 


Mary Smith, 


LoweU 


Lizzie F. Chaflin, 


HoUiston 




(Corps 33) 


NeUie V. Pope, 


Holliston 


Annie E. Tuttle, 


LoweU 


NeUie Fiske. 


HoUiston 




(Ckjrpf 33) 


Augusta Holmes, 


Holyoke 


Emma J. Ober 


LoweU 


Vera Watson, 


Holyoke 




(Corps 75 


Eva A. Austin, 


Holyoke 


Lydia G. Bartlett, 


LoweU 


Katherine Duflfy, 


Holyoke 




(Corps 75) 


R, Jennie Manning, 


Hopkinton 


Eliza Goodwin, 


LoweU 


Lillian Chaflin. 


Hopkinton 




(Corps 75) 


Ellen S. Thompson, 


Hopkinton 


Lizzie W. Worthen, 


LoweU 


Lizzie R. Smith. 


Hopkinton 




(Corps 75) 


Eunice Ring, 




EUzabeth Merrill, 


Lynn 


Cora W. Baxter, 


Hyannis 


Clara H. Smith, 


Lynn 


Annie Eldridge, 




Lizzie F. Mudgett. 


Lynn 


Mary T. Cobb, 


Hyde Park 


Sarah F. Lear. 


Lynn 


Elizabeth F. O'Brien. 


Hyde Park 


Hattie A. Bray, 


Lynn 


Susan E. Mitchell, 


Hyde Park 


Annie Jewett, 


Lynn 


Mary C. Eldredge. 


Hyde Park 


Henrietta Wentworth, 


Lynn 


Ella F. Long, 


Hyde Park 


Josephine Spear, 


Lynn 


Susie M. Nason, 


Ipswich 


Margaret Chase, 


Lynn 


Sarah E. Foster, 


Ipswich 


Lizzie A. Moulton, 


Lynn 


LiUian D. Peirce. 


Jamaica Plain 


Mary J. Robinson, 


Maiden 


Maria A. Coleman, 


Jamaica Plain 


Charlotte Amazeon, 


Maiden 1 


C. Maude Holmes, 


Kingston 


Susan F. Bacon. 


Maiden 


Emma P. Ford, 


Kingston 


Rita F. C. Mitchell. 


Manchester 


Georgianna M. Trow, 


Kingston 


Sarah E. Crombie, 


Manchester 


Viola V. Weston. 


Kingston 


Mary M. Laue, 


Manchester 


Mary Woodward, 


Kingston 


Flora Hersey, 


Manchester 


Lizzie W. Foster. 


Lawrence 


Carrie Cook, 


Manchester 


Rose Russell 




Hannah Tappan, 


Manchester 


Henrietta Crossley. 


Lawrence 


Julia Reed, 


Manchester 


Cordelia Morgan. 


Lawrence 


Lena B. Hibbert, 


Mansfield 


Clara J. Sylvester. 


Lawrence 


Addie Hamilton, 


Mansfield 


Alice M. Willmott. 


Lee 


Addie Sweet. 


Mansfield 


Isabell Cook. 


Lee 


Mary Elizabeth CoUins. 


Mansfield 


Ellen DeForest, 


Lee 


Seraphiae Welch, 


Mansfield 


Linda Bradley, 


Lee 


Dora E. Boyden. 


Mansfield 


Bertha J. Smith, 


Leicester 


Mary A. Cooper, 


Marblehead 


Mary 0. Gould. 


Leicester 


Grace E. Rogers, 


Marblehead 


Adelaide V. Gibbs. 


Leicester 


Clara A. Bowden, 


Marblehead 


Lelia B. Watson. 


Leicester 


Sarah E. Haskell. 


Marblehead 


Julina R. Day, 


Leominster 


S. Anna EweU. 


Marshfield 


LUlie R. Maynard. 


Leominster 


Eva Williamson, 


Marshfield 


Martha A. Russell, 


Leominster 


Ann Lapham, 


Marshfield 


Stella E. Larose, 


Leominster 


Ella E. Harlow. 


Medford 


Agenoria H. Baldwin. 


Leominster 


Fannie E. Palmer, 


Medford 


EUa R. Jones, 


Lexington 


Mary J. Beane, 


Medford 


Mattie Gumey, 


Lexington 


Eva P. Mason, 


Medford 


Emily Bacon, 


Lexington 


Ella J. Fuller, 


Medford 


Mary E. Ofifurtt, 


Lowell 


Marie Antoinette Allen 


, Medford 




(Corps 33) 


Frances A. Roulstone, 


Melrose 



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SPECIAL Allies — Continued 



Carrie A. Fuller. 
Harriett F. Potter, 
Emma Douglas, 
Ada Blanchard, 
Eva M. Hoyt, 
Harriette L. Kelley, 
Jpsephine M. Sawyer, 
EKsabetli W. Smart. 
Nellie K. Noutm. 
E^nma NickersoD , 
Mary P. Chancer, 
Dora L. Dempsey, 
Annie E. Gaskffl, 
Xiottie £. Damon, 
Anffie Tompkins, 
Mary Thomas. 
Carrie M. Orossman. 
N^ie B. MitcheU, 
Emily Lincc^n. 
Rosa Redfem. 
Alice Hockaday, 
Nettie L. Aldrich. 
Ila Clark, 
Sarah Warren, 
Mary Smith, 
LoueUa P. Russell. 
Susie Stebbins, 
Mary H. Soott, 
Melissa Dudley. 
Cora N. CoHins, 
Emily Fitsgerald, 
Fanny Gehiing, 
Julia S. Wright, 
Ruth Manning, 
Ida R. Janelle, 

Jennie L. Toppan. 

Lydia J. Boomer, 

Minnie F. Taber. 

Nannie Simmons, 

Lydia A. Kempton, 

Mary J. Haszard, 

Nellie G. Thompson, 
Mary E. Bartlett, 
Mary A. Cuseck, 
Margaret Ewin, 
Eliza A. Moody, 
Nellie I. Richmond, 
Mary H. Crittenden, 
Louise Pettis, 
Mary E. Curley, 
Clara Monteom«ry, 



Melrose 

Melrose 

Melrose 

Melrose 

Merrimac 

Merrimac 

Merrimac 

Merrimac 

Middleboro 

Middleboro 

Middleboro 

Middleboro 

Mflford 

Milford 

MUford 

MUford 

Milton 

Milton 

Milton 

Milton 

Milton 

Moasou 

Monson 

Monson 

Monson 

M<mtague 

Montague 

Montague 

Montague . 

Nantucket 

Nantucket 

Needham 

Needham 

Needham 

New Bedford 

(Corps 53) 

New Bedford 

(Corps 53) 
New Bedford 

(Corps 63) 
New Bedford 

(Corps 63) 
New Bedford 

(Corps 68) 
New Bedford 

(Ck>rp8 OS) 
New Bedfbrd 

(Corps 95) 
Newburyport 
Newburyport 
Newburyport 
Newbiu*yport 
Newburyport 
Northampton 
Northampton 
NorthanH)ten 
North Adams 
North Adams 



Mary Cady, 
Giace Lee. 
Helen E. CHney. 
Mabel L. Forbes. 
Mary 1. Dexter. 
Fannie L. Stone, 
Minnie P. M^vin, 
Hattie A. Bartlett. 
Belle C. Corey, 
Emma M. Cutler. 
Rosie J. Warren, 
Julia E. Proctor, 
EUa M. LazeUe, 
Nellie Chamberlain. 
Louisa J. Robinson, 
Harriet R. Poole, 
Eunice W. Studley. 
Emma D. Vining, 
Clara E. Douglass, 
Flora F. Smith, 
Mary E. Buckman, 
Sydna Eldridge. 
Susie J. Chase, 
Mary J. Foss, 

Ida M. Parsons. 

H. A. Hendrickson, 
Nellie L. Bundy, 
Lottie A. Barker, 

Viola M. Shepardson, 

Mary E. Perfaam, 

EUa E. Newton, 

Ida M. Bond. 

Georgianna P. Davis, 

Agnes M. Dimock. 

Ida M. Barker. 

Elizabeth McCarthy. 

Mary E. O'Donnell. 

Minnie A. Osbom. 

Lilla E. Bacon. 

Florence G. Carter, 

Jennie L. Sturtevant. 

Mary S. Howe, 

Gertrude Carter, 

Helen R. Lewis, 

Carrie M. Young, 

Mabel Simpson, 

Sarah Howard, 

Annie Carter, 

Henrietta L. Parker, 

EUene Lederer, 
Mary S. Ziegler, 
Mata A. Tower, 
Anna Solon, 



North Adams 

North Adams 

North Attleboro 

North Attleboro 

North Attleboro 

North Brookfield 

North BrookfieW 

North Brookfidd 

Nortfaboro 

Northboro 

Northboro 

Northfidd 

NorthfieM 

Northfield 

Norwell 

Norwell 

Norwell 

Norwell 

Norwood 

Norwood 

Norwood 

Oak Bluffs 

Oak Bluffs 

Oak Bluffs 

Orange 

Orange 

Orange 

Orange 

Oxford 

Oxford 

Oxford 

Palmer 

Palmer 

Palmer 

Peabody 

Peabody 

Peabody 

Peabody 

Pembroke 

Pembroke 

Pembroke 

Pembroke 

Pembroke 

Pembroke 

Pembroke 

Pembroke 

Pembroke 

Pembroke, 

Pittsfield 

(Corps 37) 

Pittsfield 

(Corps:37) 

Pittsfield 

(Corps 37) 

Pittsfield 

(Corps 129) 

Pittsfield 

(Corps 129) 



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Mary C. Edwards, 

Anna Harrington, 

'Carrie. Miller, 

Cora Shipman, 

Caroline E. Hunt, 

Lucy Combs, 

Sara Combs. 

Jessie M. Pierce, 

Charlotte Lyon, 

Harriet Lawrence, 

Mary P. Holden, 
Isabelle Luce. 
Florence Bills, 
Ethel L. Coombs, 
Ella Woodward, 
Elizabeth Dimond, 
Harriet Blake, 
Annie C. Moore, 
Hattie E. Sampson, 
Abbie D. Danforth. 
Mary E. Holmes, 
Welthea E. Savery 
Sarah L. Fisher, 
Martha Wheldon, 
Annie E. Doyle, 
Edith C. Young, 
Emma E. Marnock, 
Laura E. Holt. 
Aniiie G. Grignon, 
Eliza A. Penniman. 
Hannah Horton. 
Helen Houghton, 
Linda Niles. 
Ellen Hollis. 
Carrie I. Storey, 
A. Belle Bancroft. 
Mary E. Lewis, 
Mary E. Clapp, 
Annie S. Nichols, 
Margaret White, 
Laura A. Haynes. 
Ruby Freeman, 
Irene Thompson. 
Mary A. Beal, 
Hannah P. Lewis, 
Blanche Llewellyn. 
Emma F Haskell. 
Mary E. Choate, 



Pittsiield 

(Corps 129) 
Pittsfield 

(Corps 129) 
Pittsfield 

(Corps 129) 
Pittsfield 

(Corps 129) 
Pittsfield 

(Corps 129) 
Pittsfield 

(Corps (129) 
Pittsfield 

(Corps 129) 
Pittsfield 

(Corps 129) 
Pittsfield 

(Corps 129) 
Pittsfield 

(Corps 129) 
Plainfield 
Plainfield 
Plainfield 
Plainville 
Plainville 
Plainville 
Plainville 
Plainville 
Plymouth 
Plymouth 
Plymouth 
Plymouth 
Provincetown 
Provincetown 
Provincetown 
Provincetown 
Quincy 
Quincy 
Quincy 
Quincy 
Randolph 
Randolph 
Randolph 
Randolph 
Reading 
Reading 
Reading 
Reading 
Reading 
Revere 
Revere 
Revere 
Rockland 
Rockland 
Rockland 
Rockland 
Rockport 
Rockport 



Mabel F. Brock. 
Susie L. SchoU, 
Marie C. Blake. 
Mary A. White, 
Laura E. Rounds. 
S. Louise R(%ers, 
Bessie Cuzner, 
Elsie L. Nourse, 
Mary E. Bray, 
Mary J. Quimby. 
Minnie B. Redmond, 
Elisa S. Allard. 
Annie A. Brown; 
Hannah R. Strout, 
Matti© S. Frye, 
Lizzie Newcomb, 
Manella Eastman, 
Melissa M. Ellis, 
Nettie E. Smith. 
Elizabeth Clark. 
Bertha B. Mansfield, 
EUa V. Little, 
Adeline McNutt. 
Mary A. Webb, 
Abbie A. T. Dick. 
Mandana Morris, 
Alice Dolby. 
Clara Osborn, 
Annie Ellis. 
Mary E. Coombs, 
Winona Capson, 
Jessie E. Prairie, 
L. Elizabeth Rice, 
Mary M. Buxton, 
Josephine L. Fassett, 
Mary E. Andrews, 
Mary A. Perry, 
Maria B. Fremcis, 
Hazel F. Wilkinson, 
Ida M. Cunningham, 
Addie R. Davlin. 
Rose A. Knapp, 
Harriette R. Wilson. 
Annie A. Mann, 
Luella Meekins. 
Mary I. Ladd, 
Mary A. Liockhart. 

Sarah F. Tenney. 

Nellie M. Gross, 

Katherine F. Healy, 

Hattie A. Donovan, 

Mary A. Toomey, 



Rockport 

Roxbury 

Roxbury 

Roxbury 

Roxbury 

Roxbury 

Roxbury 

Rutland 

Rutland 

Rutland 

Salem 

Salem 

Salem 

Salem 

Salem 

Salem 

Salem 

Sandwich 

Sandwich 

Sandwich 

Saugus 

Saugus 

Saugus 

Scituate 

Scituate 

Scituate 

Scituate 

Scituate 

Sheffield 

Sheffield 

Shrewsbury 

Shrewsbury 

Shrewsbury 

Shrewsbury 

Somerset 

Somerset 

Somerset 

Somerset 

Somerset 

Somerville 

SomerviUe 

Somerville 

Somerville 

Shelburne Falls 

Shelburue Falls 

Shelburne Falls 

South Boston 

(Corps 20) 
South Boston 

(Corps 20) 
South Boston 

(Corps 20) 
South Boston 

(Corps 91) 
South Boston 

(Corps 91) 
South Boston 

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NeUie J. Rickey. 

Samh R. Melleii, 
Sarah J. Anderson, 
Annie R. Thayer, 
Mary A. Young, 
Jennie H. Morse. 
Franoclia Weld, 
Hattie Morse. 
Lillian R. Harding, 
Mary B. Small. 
Marrianna Harding, 
Mattie A. Ward. 
Elizabeth A. Jewett, 
Anna M. Dodge, 
Maud K. Merriam, 
Elizabeth A. Clark. 
Emma Reed, 
Bernice E. Comey, 
Helen P. Fuller, 
Marion Blades, 
Nellie Blades. 
Mary K. O'Brien. 
Ellen F. Madsen. 
Charlotte E. Holmes. 
Harriet C. Judd, 
Ellen A. Kirkpatrick. 
Marcia P. HUl, 
Etta Smith, 
Annie Grout, 
Sara Carpenter, 
Fannie V. Taylor, 
Ida R. Brown, 
Nellie R. W. Storey. 
Iva D. Davis, 
Mary E. Coombs, 
Carrie Hamlin, 
Margaret T. Webb, 
Jennie E. Stevens, 
Mary A. Thomas, 
Georgia A. Edgerton. 
Emma Cranston, 
Anna C. Allen, 
Maria A. Corey, 
Ella J. Pelley, 
Carrie Sprague, 
Carrie Pingree, 
Lue M. Ashton, 
Annie Mitchell, 
Emma E. Coleman, 
Anna J. Harvey, 
Annie R. Haskins, 
Ida F. Carpenter, 
Maria H. Hawkes, 
Ida M. Cleveland. 
Grace E. Manning, 
Rose Coleman, 
Luella E. Wilson, 



South Boston 

(Corps 91) 
South Braintree 
South Braintree 
South Braintree 
Southbridge 
Southbridge 
Southbridge 
Southbridge 
South Chatham 
South Chatham 
South Chatham 
South Deerfield 
South Deerfield 
South Deerfield 
So. Framingham 
So. Framingham 
So. Framingham 
So. Framingham 
So. Framingham 
So. Framingham 
So. Framingham 
So. Hadley Falls 
So. Hadley Falls 
So. Hadley FaUs 
So. Hadley Falls 
So. Hadley Falls 
Spencer 
Spencer 
Spencer 
Spencer 
Springfield 
Springfield 
Stoneham 
Stoneham 
Stoneham 
Stoneham 
Stoughton 
Stoughton 
Stoughton 
Sturbridge 
Sturbridge 
Sturbridge 
Stm-bridge 
Swampscott 
Swampscott 
Swampscott 
Swampscott 
Swampscott 
Taunton 
Taunton 
Taunton 
Taimton 
Templeton 
Templeton 
Templetoo 
Templeton 
Templeton 



Ella N. Thornton. 
Lucy Hall, 
Luoetta Sweeley. 
Ada Emery, 
Annie Burdick, 
Myrtice S. King. 
Florence Wyman. 
Jennie L. Bailey, 
Olive DeW. Taft. 
Mary J. Seagrave, 
Margaret Seagrave, 
Lucy E. Ainsworth, 
Harriet R. Barnes, 
Susie B. Southworth. 
Susan Brown. 
Alma C. Parker. 
Josephine P. MaoQuinn, 
Margaret Hamilton, 
Mary L. Warren. 
Carrie Adams. 
Alma V. Fisher, 
Esther Bateman, 
S. Jennie Nye. 
Martha M. Allen, 
Agnes Phdps. 
Jennie H. Greenlief. 
Lucy C. Carpenter, 
Marietta Chipman, 
Florence A. Corey. 
Lucy J. Stringer, 
Emma F. Walsh, 
Elisabeth W. Ryder, 
Julia A. Fuller, 
Mary B. Besse, 
Susie A. Wilde. 
Almina E. Cutler. 
Lucy M. Keith, 
Carrie H. Putnam, 
Agnes H. Parkfer, 
Georgianna Ham, 
Addie Newcomb, 
Alice H. HaU, 
Annie D. Hill, 
Etta Eddy, 
Abbie K. Murdock, 
Nellie A. Norris, 
Susie A. Hall, 
Kate Sawyer, 
Ellen M. Stearns, 
Sarah A. Fales, 
Abby J. Piper, 
Emily H. Blake, 
Vienna A. Pomeroy, 
Louisa J. Provin, 
Kate P. Rich, 
Mary L. Warren. 
Nellie M. Pearson, 
Virginia S. Smith, 



Turners FaUs 

Turners Falls 

Turners Falls 

Turners FaUs 

Upton 

Upton 

Upton 

Upton 

Uxbridge 

Uxbridge 

Uxbridge 

Ware 

Ware 

Ware 

Ware 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Wakefidd 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Walpole 

Walpole 

Walpole 

Walpole 

Waltham 

Waltham 

Waltham 

Waltham 

Waltham 

Wareham 

Wareham 

Wareham 

Wareham 

Wareham 

Wareham 

Warren 

Warren 

Warren 

Watertown 

Watertown 

Watertown 

Webster 

Webster 

Webster 

Webster 

West Acton 

West Acton 

West Acton 

Westboro 

Westboro 

Westboro 

Westboro 

Westfield 

Westfield 

Westfield 

Westfield 

West Medway 

West Medway 



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Sarah Gilmore. 
Maud I. Miller. 
Nellie Sawin. 
Emma Spauldios, 
Edith Griffin, 
Mary E. Mahoney, 
Mary £. Smith. 
Amiie E. Jordan, 
Margaret Galley, 
Drusilla Davis. 
Mary McLaughlin, 
Lucy Hayden, 
Ellen Kidder. 
Helen G. Bonney, 
Mary Perry, 
Abbie E. Copdand, 
Dora Edson, 
Betsie Sampson, 
Lucy Gumey, 
Liillian Morse, 
Estella S. McCarty, 
Emily A. Capron, 
Fannie Lovdand, 
Belle A. Russell, 



West Medway 

Westminster 

Westminster 

Westminster 

Westminster 

Weymouth 

Weymouth 

Weymouth 

Weymouth 

Weymouth 

Weymouth 

We3nnouth 

Weymouth 

Whitman 

Whitman 

Whitman 

Whitman 

Whitman 

Whitman 

Whitman 

Winchendon 

Winchendon 

Winchendon 

Winchendon 



Lottie A. Green, 
Mary F. Barrett, 
Mary I. MacLane, 
Pauline A. Whitten, 
Sarah A. Woodside, 
Grace M. Leslie, 
Hattie B. Northrup. 
Helen E. Patten, 
Annie G. Mott, 

Irene E. Haven. 
Jessie W. Lowell. 
Sarah A Towle, 
Gertie V. Bemis, 
Esther M. Howell, 
Lizzie F. Hubbard, 
Abbie F. Moore, 
Annie M. Sullivan. 



Wobum 

(Corps 84) 
Wobum 

(Corps 84) 
Wobum 

(Corps 84) 
Wobum 

(Corps 84) 
Wobum 

(Corps 84) 
Wobum 

(Corps 161) 
Wobum 

(Corps 161) 
Wobum 

(Corps 161) 
Wobum 

(Corps 161) 
Worcester 
Worcester 
Worcester 
Worcester 
Worcester 
Worcester 
Worcester 
Worcester 



Aides 



Ruth Bates. 
Nellie Reynolds, 
Eva Folsom, 
Lucy Wells, 
Anna Richardson, 
Jennie England, 
Sadie Hobbs, 
Annie Bucham, 
Violet Duigin, 
Kate Grath, 
Anna A. Cox, 
Elmina L. Evans. 
Helen Walkup, 
Liiszie Granger, 
Etta Thayer, 
S. Jennie Howard, 
Mary E. White. 
Abbie Linfield, 
May Bryant, 
Clara F. Stebbins, 
Abbie Folsom, 
Blanche Dennet, 
Ethel Day, 
Katherine Turner, 
Fannie Crosby. 

Cynthia A. Haley, 

Amanda R. Phinney, 
Theresa G. Tucy. 
Eliza M. LeBaron, 



Abington 

Abington 

Abington 

Adams 

Adams 

Amesbury 

Andover 

Andover 

Arlington 

Arlington 

Ashbumham 

Ashbumham 

Ashland 

Ashland 

Ashland 

Ashland 

Athol 

Avon 

Avon 

Belchertown 

Beverly 

Beverly 

Beverly Farms 

Beverly Farms 

Boston 

(Corps 28) 
Boston 

(Corps 28) 
Bourne 
Bourne 
Bridgewater 



Cora Robbins, 
Harriet Holmes, 
Stella Johnson, 
Ellen Kelley, 
Annie Holmes, 

Lizxie Harding, 

Annie Hogan, 

Grace Toomey, 

Julia Jirrell, 

Louise Lundy, 

Nellie F. Dyke. 

Margaret A. Davis, 

Hannah K. Reed, 
Abbie Ashton, 
Matty Clary. 
Louisa Keyes, 
Carrie Barnes, 
Olive Raokliff, 
Mary F. Fowler, 
Susan J. Holmes, 
Louisa Scott, 
Ck>ra E. Chandler, 

Mariana F. Hall, 



Bridgewater 

Canton 

Canton 

Canton 

Charlestown 

(Corps 9) 
Charlestown • 

(Corps 9) 
Chariestown 

(Ck>rp8 9) 
Charlestown 

(Corps 9) 
Charlestown 

(Corps 9) 
Charlestown 

(Corps 9) 
Charlestown 

(Corps 39) 
Charlestown 

(Corps 39) 
Colerain 
Colerain 
Conway 
Conway 
Danvers 
Danvers 
Duxbury 
Duxbury 
Duxbury 
East Bridgewater 

(Corps 47) 
East Bridgewater 

(Corps 47) 



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Emily Lineoln. 

Lottie Raymond, 

Liuie F. Paine. 
Rena Frederielu, 
Elixa MoMurtrie. 
Mary Hudgina. 
Ines Bowen. 
Hattie Smith. 
Mary Deane, 
Sarah J. Coomes 
Susan Coombs. 
Elisabeth Fales. 
Grace House, 
Eveline M. Bumham, 
Agnes M. Smith, 
Helen J. Clark. 
Mary P. Turner, 
Helen Howland 
Mary A. Mills, 
Hattie M. Lawrence, 
Churline De V. Page, 
Ann C. Blanding, 
Narcissa Lincoln, 
Henrietta J. Hooper, 
Minnie B. Foster, 
Minta Growen, 
Emily M. Ford, 
Hattie Sage, 
Jane Miller, 
Emma A. Collier, 
Myra Walsh, 
Elisabeth A. Fish, 
Hden A. Tower, 
Lydia A. Sampson, 
Grraoe G. Bonney, 
Emily S. Blount. 
Jennie Hum, 
Liszie A. Kett. 
Olive M. Chapman, 
Susan Howes. 
Martha Frank, 
Annie M. Leighton, 
Hattie Fairbrother. 
Hattie Fairbanks, 
Katie Bearse, 
Julia Baxter, 
Mary A. McKenna. 
Hannah Dunbar. 
Annie H. Grant, 
Grace A. Gould, 
M. Floretta Barker, 
Lulu G. Peirce, 
Bertha L. Chandler, 
Martha Hammond. 
Mary A. Harrington, 
Almira Sherman, 



East Bridgewater 
(Corps 170) 

East Bridgewater 
(Corps 170) 

East Boston 

East Boston 

East Cambridge 

East Douglass 

East Douglass 

Easthampton 

Eastondale 

Edgartown 

Edgartown 

Enfield 

Enfield 

Essex 

Fall River 

Fall River 

Falmouth 

Falmouth 

Fitchburg 

Fitchburg 

Foxboro 

Foxboro 

Franklin 

Franklin 

Franklin 

Franklin 

Grafton 

Great Barringtcn 

Great Barrington 

Groton 

Groveland 

Hanover 

Hanovei 

Hansou 

Hanson 

Hanson 

Haverhill 

Holliston 

Holliston 

Holyoke 

Holyoke 

Hopkinton 

Hopkinton 

Hopkinton 

Hyannis 

Hyannis 

Hyde Park 

Hyde Park 

Ipswich 

Ipswich 

Jamaica Plain 

Jamaica Plain 

Kingston 

Kingston 

Lawrence 

Lawrence 



Mary Casey. 
Mary Lewis, 
Frances Sawyer. 
E. Augusta Marsh. 
Marietta Davis. 
Mary L. Shiriey, 

Helen E..Caveriy, 
Lucy A. Burckes, 
Lillian Ck>keley, 
Jennie L. Blanohard, 
Charlotte Chamberlain, 
Frances J. Campbell, 
Letitia C. Haskell. 
Sarah M. Haseltine, 
Clara L. Perry. 
Delphine P. N. Billings, 
Henrietta C. Thompson. 
Hattie F. Townsend, 
Jennie W. Allen, 
Minnie Haight. 
Muriel Hartshorn, 
Martha Moon, 
Emma A. Peyton, 
Eliza Smith, 
Clara Jones, 
Jennie Walen, 
Mamie Morgan, 
Lottie Hildreth, 
Babara Cook, 
Hattie J. Preston, 
Mary E. Lucas, 
Fannie Robbins. 
Lissie Martin, 
Mialma Lincoln, 
Alice Deane, 
A. Avis Ewell, 
S. Ella Damon. 
Mary C. Fisher. 
Hattie Putnam, 
Agnes M. Robinolt, 

Emily M. Emberson, 

Mary M. H. Washburn, 

Melissa A. Simmons. 
Lenora Gilmore, 
Margaret Pearson. 
Isaline Coy, 
Ruth Cahoon, 
Minnie C. Eldridge, 
Juliette A. Stowell, 
Emma Bertrand. 
Emma Sandson. 
Jennie Smith, 
Alice M. Eaton, 
N. Lavinia Safford, 



Lee 
Lee 

Leicester 
Leominster 
Lexington 
LoweU 

(Corps 33) 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Lynn 
Maiden 
Manchester 
Manchester 
Manchester 
Manchester 
Manchester 
Manchester 
Manchester 
Mansfield 
Mansfield 
Mansfield 
Mansfield 
Marshfield 
Marshfield 
Nantucket 
Needham 
New Bedford 

(Corps 95) 
New Bedford 

(Corps 95) 
New Bedford 

(Corps 95) 
Somerset 
Somerset 
South Braintree 
South Braintree 
South Chatham 
South Chatham 
South Deerfield 
South Deerfidd 
South Deerfield 
Springfield 
Springfield 
Stoughton 



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807 



Aides — Continued 




Stoochtoo 


Mary £. JeoAings. 


Warren 


Tftunton 


Carrie Livennore. 


Watertown 


TempletoD 


£inma Brown, 


Watertown 


Uptoa 


Auguato J. Jarvit, 


Watertown 


Upton 


Nancy 8. Voae. 


West Acton 


Uxbridge 


Enuna F. Adama, 


Weet Medway 


Uxbridce 


Elixa Ferria. 


Weymouth 


Wmw 


JeoniaCaUahaa. 


Weymouth 


Warren 


Annie E. Fisher. 


Weymouth 



Emma L. Bly«, 
Helen D. Tiadale» 
Agnes Hadlook. 
Agnes Glancy, 
Gertrude Brjrant, 
Delilah Qegg. 
Ida Snowiing, 
Elin RichaitlaDn. 
Mary L. Conway, 

These officers will be obeyed and respected accordingly. 

II. It is important that the Aides mtity Annie P. Atwood, Department 
Senior Aide, No. S2 Pleasant Street, Whitoian, at the «arii68t poestfole date^ 
that she may ha^e a correct list and the Post^ffioe address of those accepting 
the appointment. Commissions will be promptly forwarded. 

All Department Aides are reminded that badges should be procured through 
their Corps Treasurer by requisition on Department Treasurer. Care should be 
taken when ordering badges to have the requisition state plakUy whether an 
Aid€'9 or a Speddl Aide*8 badge is desired. 

III. In addition to performing the dtities of aides as prescribed in 
Chap. III., Art. VI., Sect. 13, of Rules and Regulations, the DepartmMit President 
earnestly desires that every aide ea)m one dorllar or more for the Department 
Relief Fund, the contributions to be forwarded to Faanie M. Jones, Department 
Treasurer, 657 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 

IV. Special attention is called to the adoption of the resolution at 
the last National Convention in regard to placing flags in the Sunday schools. 

This work can be imdertaken by the aides in their respective towns and 
cities in cooperation with the Corps Patriotic Instructor. 

The results of this work should be sent to Laura I. Smith, Department 
Patriotic Instructor, No. 29 Pine Street, Attleboro, in time for a report of the 
tame to be given at the National Convention. 

V. Acknowledgment is herewith made of the contribution of five 
dollars from Colonel Prescott Relief Corps No. 15, of Ashland, for decorating 
on Memorial Day the grave of George W. Fi^r (husband of oiu* beloved Saiah 
K, Fuller, Past National President) at Hampton, Va. This 0©«pe has for many 
years paid this tribute to the memory of that brave comrade of the Fourth 
Mass. Cavalry, whose last resting-place is in the National Ocmeteiy at Hampton. 
VI. Arrangements for the Twentyniinth National Convention, to be 
held in Rochester, N.Y., the third week in August, are progressing and will be 
announced in future General Orders. 



By command of 



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NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

D&jfMrtment President, 



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308 THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 



Headquarters Dept. op Mass. Woman's Relief Corps, 
Auxiliary to the Grand Army op the Republic, 
No. 657 Washington Street, Room 

Boston, July 15, 1911. 
General Orders, ) 
No. 6. ) 

I. Arrangements for the trip to the Twenty-ninth National Convention, 
which will be held in Rochester, N.Y., during the week beginning August 21, 
are nearly completed and the following plans are herewith annoimced: 

Through the courtesy of Department Commander Fiske, two parlor cars will 
be attached to the official train of the Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army 
of the Republic, for the Department of Massachusetts Woman's Relief Corps. 
This train will leave Boston Monday, August 21, at 9.15 a.m., from the North 
Station, and will stop at Ayer at 10.10 a.m.; Fitchburg, 10.35 a.m.; Gardner, 11.10 
A.M.; Athol, 11.36 a.m.; Orange, 11.44 a.m., and arrive at Greenfield at 12.10 p.m., 
where limch can be procured. 

The train will leave Greenfield at 12.25 p.m., and North Adams at 1.25 p.m., 
arriving in Rochester at 7.50 p.m. 

Parties going from Worcester can leave that city at 8.10 a.m., and connect 
with the official train at Gardner. Trains leaving Springfield at 10.30 a.m., 
Holyoke at 10.47 a.m., and Northampton at 11.05 a.m., will connect with the 
official train at Greenfield. 

The route from Rotterdam Junction will be via the West Shore Railroad. 

II. Tickets for the round trip, Boston to Rochester and return, $13.65. 
Price of parlor car seats, $2.00 each, good only for one way. 

Those desiring to return via Hudson River (day boat) to New York City, 
Soimd Lines to Boston, can purchase a roimd trip ticket for $16.67. 

The return trip must be made in time to reach Boston Wednesday, August 30, 
but an extension of thirty days can be. secured by the payment of one dollar at 
the validation office in Rochester. 

There will be several day coaches attached to the official train, and every 
purchaser of a ticket will be assured a seat in the day coach without additional 
expense, as a coupon will be given at time of purchase which will entitle the 
holder to a seat. 

No one will be allowed to enter this train unless in possession of one of these 
coupon tickets or a parlor car check. 

III. The special tickets and also seats in the two parlor cars assigned 
to the Woman's Relief Corps can now be purchased at Woman's Relief Corps 
Headquarters, and members and their friends who desire to secure accommoda- 
tions on the official train should notify Mary E. Elliot, Department Secretary, 
657 Washington St., Boston, at an early date. 

IV. Headquarters of the Department of Massachusetts, Woman's 
Relief Corps, in Rochester will be established at Hotel Seneca, which will also be 
the National Headquarters of the Grand Army of the Republic and Woman's 
Relief Corps, and of the Department of Massachusetts Grand Army of the 



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Republic. The following Headquarters Reception Committee is hereby 
appointed: 

Bertha W. Walker, Whitman, Chairman; Hattie T. Gott, Cambridgeport; 
Lucy A. Thompson, Athol; Carrie E. Russell, Hanover; Carrie F. Loring, Wey- 
mouth; Anna J. Gould, Quincy; Lucy M. Keith, Warren; Sarah A. Towle, Wor- 
cester; Susie A. Wilde, Wareham; Clara A. Osbom, Scituate; Hattie M. Tuttle, 
South Boston; Maude K. Merriam, South Framingham; Ida M. Cunningham, 
SomerviBfe; Minnie A. Osbom, Peabody; Annie E. Tinkham, Taimton; Rose E. 
Holt, Leominster; Mary E. Hyde, Fall River; Mary C. Fumess, Everett; Helen P. 
Fuller, South Framingham; Nellie K. Nourse, Middleboro, and Susan D. Phinney, 
Bourne. 

Headquarters will be opened Tuesday, August 22, at 10.30 a.m., and some 
members of the Committee will be on duty each day to welcome guests, and all 
visitors will receive a Cordial greeting. 

Members who desire to secure accommodations in Rochester should write to 
Sarah E. Fulton, 143 Powers Building, Rochester, New York, stating plainly 
the price, etc., and the location desired. 

V. A meeting of the Delegates and Alternates will be held at our 
Headquarters, The Seneca, Tuesday at 5 o^clock p.m., when badges for voting 
members will be delivered. 

VI. The following Committee on Sale of Souvenir Badges is hereby 
appointed: 

Abbie M. Deane, Canton, Chairman; Ella F. Long, Hyde Park; Lena W. 
Snow, Boston (Corps 88). 

VII. In accordance with the usual custom a reception will be given by 
the Department of Massachusetts, Woman's Relief Corps, during National 
Encampment week, and a cordial invitation is extended to all to be present 
at this reception complimentary to the Grand Army of the Republic and friends, 
at the Brown Parlor, Hotel Seneca, Wednesday evening, from 9 to 10.30 p.m. 
The following are hereby appointed as the Conunittee on Reception: 
Annie P. Atwood, Department Senior Aide, Chairman; Susie Fiske, Ashland; 
Etta A. Lockhart, Cambridge; Mabelle H. Smith, Brighton; Elizabeth Robbins 
Berry, Boston; Annie K. Day, Groveland; Arria E. Rivinius, Cambridge; Mary 
S. Langdon, Ipswich; Ella F. Long, Hyde Park; Grace Frankland, Ashland; 
Louise J. Pettis, Northampton; Annie R. Leigh ton, Westboro; Dora Edson, 
Whitman; Marie B. Shepard, Jamaica Plain; Myra Dimbar, Wakefield; Eileen G. 
Sawyer, Ayer; Grace Church, Hyde Park; Marion E. White, Boston (Corps 28); 
Margaret Drake, North Brookfield; Mary W. Gomley, Abington; Mary K. O'Brien, 
South Hadley Falls; Fannie Poyen, Amesbury; Mary J. McNamee, Cambridge; 
C. Maude Holmes, Kingston; Blanche Llewellyn, Rockland. 

VIII. Department Headquarters in Boston will be closed from Friday 
night, August 18, to Saturday morning, September 2. 

IX. The Twenty-ninth National Convention will be held in the Central 
Presbyterian Church, comer of Plymouth Avenue and Church Street, Rochester, 
N.Y., Thursday morning, August 24. 



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Credential cards for the representadv«e from the Departmeiit of Maasachci- 
setts will be mailed on or before July 24. 

AH Delegates and Alternates should notify the Department Secretary iimnedi- 
ately if unable to serve in order that WMjancies may be filled Tuesday, August I. 

X. The Journal of Proceedings of the Thirty-eeoond Department 
Convention (Mrs. Haynes' Journal) will be ready for distribution during the 
first week in August. 

A copy will be sent for every delegate who served in the Convention (an 
alternate who served in the place of a delegate is the one entitled to receive a 
copy). One copy should be given the Post Conmiander, and a copy of the 
Journal will also be furnished for filing with the Corps. Corps are expected to pay 
expressage. 

XI. The cpnsolidated reports of the Department Secretary and Treasurer 
for the quarter ending June 30 contain the following statistics: 

Number of members in good standing .... 14,922 

Amount expended in relief $1,458.83 

Amount turned over to Posts 2,050.66 

Value of relief other than money 679.67 

XII. Contributions received since last acknowledgment: 



DEPARTMENT RELIEF FUND. 

Corps 56, Shelburne Falls $1.00 

" 109, Brookline 13.00 

Mrs. Troy 1.00 

Oliver Rood 2.00 

Estelle S. McCarty , . . . 1.00 

R. Jennie Manning 1.00 

Abbie E. Hastings 1.00 

Mary Perry :2.00 

Ida M. Chmningham 1.00 

Annie E. Gaskell 1.00 

Abbie Deane 2.00 

Helen C. Mulford 5.00 

Laura I. Smith 3.90 



$34.90 



soldiers' home dormitobt. 

Cocps 15, Aahhuid $5.00 

74. Plainville l.QO 

" 139, Great Harrington .... 5.00 



$1100 



XIII. The project of the Daughters of Veterans of Massachusetts to 
place in the State House a memorial to the army nurses is heartily endorsed 
and all contributions for this fund should be sent to Fannie M. Jones, Depart- 
ment Treasurer, and will be duly acknowledged in General Orders. The amounts 
thus received will be forwarded to Lee, Higginson & Co., trustees of the fund. 



XIV. 

appointed : 



The fdlowing additional Special Department Aides are hereby 

Abbie F. Woodward Athol 

Martha A. Oakes Athol 

Nellie A. Chapin Athol 

Hattie A. Freeman Attleboro 



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DSPABTIdUCNT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 311 

Edith G. Page Attleboro 

Mary V. Morgan Beverly Farms 

Lillian D. Standley Beverly Fanns 

Maria Simpson Bridgewater (Corps 169) 

Ida B. Jenkinson Brookline 

Maggie Jones Chaiiestown 

Annie M. Willis . • Dorchester 

Sarah E. Morrison Everett 

Sarah A. Page Everett 

Abbie M. Stickney Everett 

Ida Gleason Everett 

Mrs. Watson Everett 

Priscilla C. Hollingsworth Fall River 

Louise Kirby Fall River 

M. Lizzie Andrews Gloucester 

Mary J. Parkhurst Gloucester 

Mary Lewis Hanson 

Winna Trabandt Kingston 

Mary Smith Lowell (Corps 75) 

Lizzie Hutchinson Lynn 

Bertha Moore Lynn 

Cynthia Estes Lynn 

Carrie E. Wooley Medford 

Emma Douglas Melrose 

Ida R. Havner Milford 

Amy CoUyer New Bedford 

Josephine M. White Newburyport 

Alice M. Goodwin Newburyport 

Ellen Woods Newburyport 

Eunice B. Little Newburyport 

Mary T. Dutton Northfield 

Maria Groodrich Norwell 

Bertha J. Pond Plainville 

Kate A. Blaisdell Quincy 

Hannah J. Dresser Rowley 

Cornelia T. Damon Swampscott 

Annie J. Quigly West Newbury 

Lois Canterbury Whitman 

Mary Daub Whitman 

XV. The following additional Assistant Inspectors are hereby appointed: 

Lucy A. Thompson Athol 

Eileen G. Sawyer Ayer 

Emily M. Barney Dorchester 

C. Maude Holmes Kingston 

lizzie Hutchinson Lynn 

Ida R. Janell New Bedford 

Carrie I. Storey Reading 



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Sarah E. Southwick Springfield 

Irene E. Haven Worcester 

Abbie E. Copeland Whitman 



XVI. According to the Rules and Regulations, the Annual Inspections 
must be held during September, October and November. The following 
assignments of Assistant Inspectors are hereby announced, the recommenda- 
tions of Mary A. Landt, Department Inspector, having been approved by the 
Department President: 



Atwood, Annie P of Corps 136 

Barney, Emily M of Corps 68 . 

Beal, Mary A of Corps 137 

Beck, Mary Bride of Corps 77 . 

Bell, Anna L of Corps 72 . 

Blake, Marie C of Corps 63 . 

Bliss, Bertha E of Corps 129 

Boss, Ella K of Corps 1 . 

Bullock, M. Lizzie of Corps 40 . 

Burton, Susie F of Corps 68 . 

Calahan, Hattie A of Corps 20 . 

Clark, Emily L of Corps 18 . 

Cooper, Mary A of Corps 23 . 

Crossley, Henrietta S. . . . . of Corps 55 . 

Cuseck, Mary A of Corps 26 . 

Danforth, Abbie M of Corps 42 . 

EoUett, Seddie of Corps 119 

Oott, Hattie T of Corps 27 . 

Haynes, Florence of Corps 34 . 

Haven, Irene E of Corps 11 . 

Hill, Nettie D of Corps 63 . 

Holbrook, Mary E of Corps 102 

Holmes, Maude of Corps 163 

Janell, Ida R of Corps 53 . 

Jordan, Martha A of Corps 1 

Hutchinson, Lizzie of Corps 29 . 

Keith, Lucy M of Corps 70 . 

Kendall, Cora N of Corps 90 . 

Kendall, Marie J of Corps 90 . 

Langdon, Mary S of Corps 42 . 

Lear, Sarah F of Corps 29 . 

Leighton, Annie R of Corps 80 . 

Lincoln, Sylvia B of Corps 142 

Lockhart, Etta A of Corps 66 . 

Long, Ella F of Corps 35 . 

Lovejoy, Nina B of Corps 49 . 

Manning, R. Jennie of Corps 138 

Mansfield, Bertha B of Corps 46 . 



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121, 143. 
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138, 174. 
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62, 83, 82. 
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123, 136, 147. 
85, 100, 102. 
98, 158. 
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119, 173. 
42, 114. 

63, 97. 

23, 72, 90, 104. 
152, 159. 
66, 109. 

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Mecuen, Sarah L of Corps 39 Corps 108, 110. 

McCarty, Estella S of Corps 101 ..... Corps 1, 31. 

Miller, LefaM of Corps 15 ..... Corps 6, 79, 118. 

Morse, Carolyn R of Corps 43 Corps 19, 54, 55, 99. 

Nickerson, Lizzie V of Corps 10 Corps 35, 67. 

Noyes, Sarah B of Corps 37 Corps 32, 160. 

Osbom, Minnie A of Corps 50 Corps 9, 34. 

Pelley, Ella J of Corps 122 .... Corps 69. 

Perkins, Mary C of Corps 12 Corps 161. 

Pickett, Rebecca A of Corps 30 Corps 12, 172. 

Preston, Alice L of Corps 93 Corps 84. 

Robinson, Nellie J of Corps 32 Corps 57, 129. 

Russell, Rosie E of Corps 55 Corps 87, 127. 

Sargent, Lizzie L of Corps 40 Corps 134, 166. 

Sawyer, Eileen G of Corps 49 Corps 73, 80. 

Savery, Welthea E of Corps 124 .... Corps 144, 146. 

Smith, Laura I of Corps 45 Corps 61, 89, 95, 107. 

Southwick, Sarah E of Corps 14 Corps 22, 38. 

Story, Carrie I of Corps 128 .... Corps 5. 

Studley, Eunice W of Corps 13 Corps 60, 103. 

Thompson, Lucy A of Corps 82 Corps 17, 64, 92. 

Mary A. Landt, Department Inspector: Corps 13, Norwell; 14, Springfield; 
41, Foxboro; 51, Provincetown; 58, Easthampton; 74, Plainville; 76, Palmer; 
81, Belchertown; 106, Fall River; 115, Ware; 116, Amherst; 117, North Attleboro; 
120, Taunton; 122, Swampscott; 131, Somerset; 132, Sandwich; 135, South 
Hadley Falls; 140, Holden; 141, South Chatham; 142, Fahnouth; 145, Monson; 
150, Rutland; 151, Wareham; and 175, Hyannis. 

The following-named Corps having exemplified the work will not be required 
to have any further inspection: Corps 7, 11, 15, 18, 25, 26, 28, 29, 37, 45, 49, 53, 
68, 70, 77, 94, 101, 128, 156, 163 and 164. 

The ritualistic work must be conducted according to instructions given at 
the exemplifications and Corps Officers and Assistant Inspectors must be pre- 
pared to perform the work in a thorough manner. 

All bills for travehng expenses must be sent to Mary A. Landt, Department 
Inspector, 20 Lincoln Street, Hyde Park, for approval. 

Assistant Inspectors must write plainly their post-office address, in order that 
the Department Treasurer may have the proper address when mailing checks 
in payment. 

XVII. It is our sad duty to announce the death of Emma R. Wallace 
of Chicago, a Past National President who was known and respected by our 
entire membership. Mrs. Wallace was a constant attendant at National Con- 
ventions imtil two years ago when prevented by illness from being present. 

XVIII. Wednesday, July 26, will be observed at Department Head- 
quarters as Woman's Relief Corps Day, and a cordial invitation is extended all 
members of the Woman's Relief Corps and other organizations to attend. 



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314 THIRTT-^rHmD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF IBB 

The reception will be in charge of the Department Headquarters Aides and 
will be held from two to four o'clock p.m. 

XIX. Accompanying these General Orders is a Circular issued by 
Wilfred A. Wetherbee, G. A. R. Headquarters, State House, Boston, giving 
details of a special trip to the Thousand Islands, Montreal and Quebec, which 
he will conduct at the close of the National Encampment at Rochester. 

XX. A meeting of the Department Council will be held at Head- 
quarters, Tuesday^ August 1, at one o'clock p.m. 



By command of 



NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department Preeident. 



y^ Departmetd Secretary. 



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DEPABTMBNT OV HAi»8Ae]iUSBTVSy W.R.C. 315 

Ueadouakters Deft, of Mass. Woman's Rbubf Corps, i 
Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, • 
No. 667 Washington Street, Room 17. 



Boston, October 26, 1911. 
General Orders, 
No. 7. 



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I. According to the requirements of the Rules and Regulations, 
the Annual Election of Corps Ofl&cers must be held on the first regular meeting 
in December, but if necessary a special meeting may be called to complete the 
election. 

Delegates and alternates to the Department Convention must also be elected, 
and the ratio of representation is one delegate and one alternate for every sixty 
members in good standing at the close of the quarter ending September 30 and 
one additional for a fraction over one-half that number. Thus a Corps having 
ninety-one members is entitled to elect two delegates and two alternates. Every 
Corps is entitled to one delegate and one alternate, even though it had a mem- 
bership of less than sixty September 30. 

II. A member who is six months in arrears is not entitled to vote, 
and this privilege is accorded only to members in good standing. 

III. Attention is called to the decision of last Department Convention, 
viz. : That hereafter all Past Corps Presidents be allowed a seat in Department 
Convention. 

IV. Care must be taken in making out the Election Returns (Form L), 
which are herewith enclosed, and the names and addresses of all Past Corps Pres- 
idents must be entered on page three of this form. The date of meeting must 
be plainly written in the place designated. 

It is not sufficient to state that meetings are held Monday afternoon, but 
it is necessary to record either afternoon or evening after giving the day of the 
week. 

It is the duty of the retiring Secretary to fill out Form L, and two copies 
should be given the Installing Officer at the time of installation. These returns 
must be " attested by the retiring President and Installing Officer on the inside 
fold, and approved on the outside fold by the newly installed President." 

V. One copy of the Election Certificate (which is also enclosed) should 
be sent the Department Secretary immediately after the election of officers 
and delegates. 

VI. All invitations received from Posts of the Grand Army of the 
Republic for joint installations should be accepted. It is also advisable to 
arrange for public installations whenever possible, and efforts should be made to 
have the occa^on one of interest to Posts and the other patriotic organizations 
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VII. The newly elected officers will have charge of the arrangements 
for the installation and after selecting an installing officer must promptly notify 
the Department Secretary the name and address of the one selected. Only mem- 
bers of the Order are authorized to perform this service, except in places where 
it is impossible to oomplywith this rule, when a Post Commander or Past Com- 
mander may conduct the service if detailed from Department Headquarters 
W.R.C. 

VIII. The Twenty-ninth National Convention, held in Rochester, N.Y., 
in August and presided over by Mrs. Belle C. Harris, National President, was 
one of interest and harmony. The Department of Massachusetts Woman's 
Relief Corps was honored by the appointment of Mrs. Florence Haynes, 
Past Department President and Department Counselor, to the office of National 
Inspector, and cordial congratulations have been extended her. 

IX. The following additional aides are hereby appointed: 

DEPARTMENT SPECIAL AIDES 

Emma C. Baker Allston 

Frances E. Somerby East Boston 

Agnes F. Baldwin East Braintree 

Anna Litchfield East Weymouth 

Mary L. Drawbridge Hopkinton 

Clemantine Rollins Hopkinton 

Gertrude Lyman Medford 

Mary B. Chase Newburyport 

Nellie Wells Newburyport 

Abbie Jordan North Weymouth 

Emeline Vining South Weymouth 

X. In response to a request from Division Headquarters of the Sons 
of Veterans a committee to confer with a similar committee from that organ- 
ization is hereby appointed. 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE WITH SONS OF VETERANS 

Mary E. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President. 
Mary E. Elliot, Department Secretary. 
Fannie M. Jones, Department Treasurer. 

XI. Statistics from the consolidated quarterly reports of the Depart- 
ment Secretary and Treasurer for the quarter ending September 30 'are as 
follows : 

Number of members in good standing .... 14,815 

Amount expended for relief $772.95 

Turned over to Posts 936.86 

Value of relief other than money 291.30 



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XII. The following contributions received since last General Orders 
are acknowledged with thanks: 



DBPiOtTMENT RBUEV FUND 



Corps 56, Shelbume Falls $1.00 

" 109, Brookline 13.00 

Essex County Asso. W.R.C 10.00 

Norfolk County Asso. W.R.C 5.00 

Rebecca A. Pickett, Dept. Executive 

Board 20.07 

Helen R. Blackmar 25.00 

Emma Reed 1.00 

Maude R. Merriam 1.00 

Elvira C. Sampson 1.00 

Josie L. Fassett . .' '. 1.00 

Fannie H. Loveland 1.00 

Mary E. Qapp 1.00 

Ellen S. Whitaker 1.00 

Eunice B. Little 2.00 

Ida M. Cunningham 1.00 

Henrietta Crosaley 1.00 

Emma F. Haskell 1.00 

Almira Sherman 1.00 

Mansaret Ewin 1.00 

D. or V. MEMORIAL TO ARMY NURSES 

Corps 2, Cambridge $25.00 

29, Lynn 5.00 

30, Beverly 3.00 

31, Leominster 5.00 

39, Charlestown 10.00 

60, Peabody 5.00 

57, Greenfield 2.00 

63, Roxbury 10.00 

66. E. Cambridge ...... 5.00 

71, Southbridge 5.00 

79, Brighton 5.00 

84, Wobum 5.00 

88, Boston 2.00 

•• 90. Gardner 2.00 

*' 93, Beverly Farms 5.00 

95, New Bedford 5.00 

" 97, Lexington 5.00 

** 99, Stoughton 2.00 

•• 108, Abington 5.00 

" 118, Webster 2.00 

" 119, Manchester 5.00 

*• 120, Taunton 5.00 

" 148. Oxford 1.00 

" 21, 51, 65 and 156 sent direct to 
Lee, Higginson & Co. 



MaryHoman $1.00 

Lizzie W. Foster 1.00 

Eva De Foe 1.00 

Iva B. Webber 1.00 

Welthea Savery 1.00 

Helen C. Mulford 5.00 

Annie Houghton 1.00 

Helen P. Fuller 1.00 

Eliza Smith 1.00 

Clara Montgomery 1.00 

Biartba P. Lyon 2.00 

Marianna Harding 1.00 

Abbie E. Copeland 1.00 

Emily M. Barney 1.00 

Eliza A. Baker 1.00 

S. Jennie Crowell 1.00 

C. Maude Holmes 1.00 

Georgianna M. Trow ' 1.00 

Minna Trabaudt 1.00 

Four Aides of Corps 145, Monson . . 4.00 

W.R.C. TABLE AT 8. OV V. AUXILIART VAIB 

Clorps 11, Worcester $1.00 

13, Norwell 50 

15, Ashland 50 

26, Newburyport ...... 2.00 

30, Beverly 3.00 

39, Charlestown 1.00 

40, Everett 1.00 

•• 78, Norwood 3.00 

80. Westboro 1.00 

95, New Bedford 1.00 

" 105, Upton 1.00 

•• 113, Westminster 1.00 

" 136, Whitman 1.00 

'* 138. Hopkinton 100 

The foUowiiis Corpt have contributed ar- 
tielee: 
Corps 4, Georgetown 

*' 38, Holyoke 

*' 101. Winchendon 

" 117, No. Attleboro 

" 118, Webster 

" 145, Monson 

* 151, Wareham 

•• 153, Uxbridge 



XIII. It is with regret that announcement is made that three Corps 
have surrendered their charters during the present year, viz.: 

Gen. J. G. Barnard Corps No. 162, Sheffield; J. W. Lawton Corps No. 165, 
Enfield; and M. E. Stowell Corps No. 167, South Deerfield. 



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These Corps have been in a weak couditioD tor several years and unable to 
surmount the obstacles to their success. Nearly all the members of these dis- 
banded Corps have taken transfer cards and will remain members of the 
Order. 

XIV. Manton E. Taft Corps No. 64, Turners Falk, has ^langed its 
date of meeting to the first and third Monday evenings in the month. George 
K. Bird Corps No. 78, Norwood, has changed its regular meetings to the first 
and third Monday evenings. 

XV. Sunday, May 21, the management of the Boston Z>at7y Olobe 
transferred the Woman's Relief Corps items from the military column, where 
they had been published for many years, to the department since known by 
the heading Woman's Patriotic Organizations. ' More i^ace is now given to 
om* work, and Corps Press Correspondents should send items of public interest 
to Mrs. Hattie A. Calahan, Dept. Press Correspondent, No. 153 East Cottage 
Street, Dorchester. 

XVI. The Department President has been requested to call attention 
to the volume recently published by N. P. Chipman entitled "The Tragedy of 
Anderson viUe." Gencoral Chipman was Judge Advocate of the Military Court at 
the trial of Wirz, the rebel keeper of the Anderson ville prison pen, arid this 
hock is the most auth^itic of any pubHcation relating to Anderscuiville. It is 
urged that each Corps purchase a copy for presentation to its local public 
library, as it is of great importance that the Hbraries be furnished with a correct 
record of Andersonville that will impress future generations with the justice 
of the cause for which thousands of Union heroes suffered and died. General 
Chipman, who was Ad jutant-Qeneral G. A.R. on the staff of Ooinmander<4n-0hief 
John A. Logan, is now a resident of Sacramento, California, and orders for the 
book can be sent to his address. Price of the volume $2.00 each, postage prepaid. 

XVII. Another publication of special interest is an illustrated Souvenir 
of the Battle of Gettysburg, designed as a gift book. It contains a map of the 
battlefield, poems, photographs of generals, vivid illustrations of the battle, 
a picture of Lincoln, also his famous Gettysburg address, and is a souvenir 
of historic interest. The price of single copies is fifty cents each, but in dubs of 
twelve or more a commission of twenty cents each is given. 

The suggestion is made that Corps Presidents, or a committee specially 
authorized, procure subscriptions and plan to form '^ subscription clubs" as 
one means of aiding the Corps fimds. Communications upon the subject should 
be addressed to Mrs. J. E. Gates, Manager, the Gettysburg Publishing Co., P.O. 
Box 63, Fenway Station, Boston, Mass. 

XVIII. A sale will be held in Gilbert Hall, Tremont Temple building, 
October 31 and November 1, imder the auspices of the Department Patriotic 
Aides, Mrs. Fannie E. Wheeler, Past Department Patriotic Aide, Chairman. 
The object is to purchase flags and for the promotion of patriotic work. It is 
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XIX. The Sons of Veterans Auxiliary wiU hold a Fair in Lorimer Hall, 
Tremont Temple, Boston, on the afternoons and evenings of November 9, 10 and 
11. Official notice of the same has been mailed every Corps President. 

We trust that the Department W.R.C. table in this fair will be a success and 
that it will be well patronized by our members. 

The following officers have been appointed as the 

COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS TABLE IN 8. OF V. AUXILIARY FAIR 

Mary E. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President, Chairmanj 
Marie J. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President, 
Hattie A. Calahan, Department Press Correspondent, 
Nina B. Lovejoy, Chairman Department Executive Board, 
Hattie M. Tuttle, Secretary Dept. Relief Committee. 



XX. The following-named members are her^y appointed as a 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON QJL.B. FUND. 

Lue Stuart Wadsworth, Chairman. 
Helen C. Mulford, Chatham. 
Susie M. Nason, Ipswich. 

XXI. Three former Department Officers of the Grand Army of the 
Republic of Massachusetts have recently been called to the Life Beyond: 

September 14, Lieut. Charles H. Tracy (father of Miss Nellie A. Tracy, 
Past Dept. Press Correspondent), who was commended by President Lincoln 
and Governor Andrew for bravery at Petersburg, where he lost a limb. 

Lieut. Tracy, who also received a CongresskHial Medal of Honor, was a mem- 
ber of Abraham Lincoln Post No. 11, Charlestown. He was a constant sufferer 
from his wound, which prevented him from taking an active part in public 
affairs. He served as a member of the Department Council of Administration, 
G.A.R., in 1885. 

September 28, Lieut. E. Palmer Jewett, Past Commander E. P. Carpenter 
Post No. 91, Foxboro (whose widow, Mrs. Abbie L. Jewett, Department Aide, 
and daughter are active members of Corps 41). Lieut. Jewett was wounded in 
the Battle of the Wilderness and received promotion for efficiency. He held 
prominent positions in civil life and for many years was deeply interested in 
the Grand Army of the Republic and in other organizations. He was a brother 
of Mrs. Emilie L. W. Waterman, Past Department President. In 1891, Lieut. 
Jewett was Assistant Quartermaster General of the Department of Massachusetts 
G.A.R. 

October 12, Capt. Daniel Eldredge, Past Commander Timothy Ingraham 
Post No. 121, Hyde Park, who enlisted at the opening of the Civil War and was 
severely wounded in the engagement at Drury's Bluff. He was mustered out 
in July, 1866, having rendered distinguished service. 

Capt. Eldredge compiled a history of his regiment and was much interested 
in literary and historical matters. His widow, Mrs. Mary C. Eldredge, has been 
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Quartermaster General of the Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. in 1909 
and 1910. 

The sincere and heartfelt sympathy of the Department of Massachusetts 
Woman's Relief Corps is extended the families and friends of these departed 
comrades and also to the Posts of which they were such honored members. 

They were firm friends of our Order and in many ways assisted in its ad- 
vancement. 

XXII. As the closing months of the year approach, we are reminded 
that the hoHday season is near and that there are many in our midst who will 
be unable to enjoy its blessings because of sacrifices made in the service of their 
country. To cheer the hearts and homes of these by "word and deed" at 
Thanksgiving and Christmas time is a duty our members have performed in 
the past and are willing to assume in the future. 

If there are Corps located in places where such aid is not needed, will they 
kindly remember the special work of the Department ReHef Committee and 
send contributions to Headquarters for the worthy applicants whose cases have 
been thoroughly investigated by this committee. 

All such contributions will be gratefully received and duly acknowledged in 
General Orders. 



By command of 




Department Secretary, 



NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department PresiderU* 



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Headquarters Dept. of Mass. Woman's Relief Corps, ^ 
Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, >■ 
No. 657 WAmfiNGTON Street, Room 17. ) 
Boston, March 2, 1912. 
General Orders, 
No. 8. 



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I. The Thirty-third Annual Convention of the Department of Massa- 
chusetts, Woman's ReKef Corps, will be held in the Shawmut Congregational 
Church, comer Tremont and West Brookline streets, Boston, Tuesday and 
Wednesday, April 2 and 3. 

Officers for the ensuing year will be elected and other business of importance 
transacted. 

Rev. E. Ellsworth Shumaker, D.D., pastor of the Shawmut Church, will 
extend a welcome at the opening session which will be called to order promptly 
at 10 o'clock A.M. 

II. According to the rules of the Order, the Convention will be com- 
posed of Department Officers, Past National Presidents and Secretaries who are 
members of this Department, Past Department Presidents, Secretaries and 
Treasurers, the Corps Presidents of 1912 and Delegates elected by their respective 
Corps (or regularly elected Alternates serving in the place of Delegates). In 
accordance with a decision of last Department Convention, all Past Corps Presi- 
dents will be entitled to vote. 

III. If a Corps President is unable to attend, her Credential Card should 
be given the Senior Vice-President, who, if unable to serve, must pass it to the 
Junior Vice-President. 

It is necessary that the name of a Senior or Junior Vice-President serving 
in the place of a President and of an Alternate serving in the place of a Delegate 
be written on the card. In this way only can a correct list of voting members 
be secured for the printed roll of Convention. See instructions on back of tickets. 

IV. Credential Cards have been mailed to Corps Presidents and must 
be distributed to all entitled to receive them. 

Coupon tickets for admission on the second day of Convention were 
enclosed with the credentials for distribution to those entitled to vote. 

As the addition of more than a thousand Past Corps Presidents to the usual 
voting delegation will require much time and labor on the part of the Credential 
Committee in counting and comparing the roll of members' it will be a difficult 
task to issue new credentials and tickets during the sessions of Convention. 

It is therefore earnestly hoped that every one receiving these cards will 
not fail to have them in readiness at the proper time, as forgetfulness in this 
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V. K necessary, the first row of seats in the balcony of the church will 
be reserved for representatives entitled to vote. All members intending to be 
present must secure the Department Password in order to gain admission to 
the church. 

VI. It is the duty of Corps Presidents to inform the members of their 
respective Corps who intend being present at Convention of the plans annoimced 
in General Orders. 

VII. Several lines of cars paas by or near the Shawmut Church, viz. : the 
Tremont Street cars (surface line); the Washington Street timnel line (Elevated 
railroad) for Dover Street Station, where a transfer can be obtained for a surface 
car for Dover Street direct to the church. Another line of cars passes the comer 
of Washington and West Brookline streets, stopping within two minutes' walk 
of the church. 

VIII. Mrs. Winnifred Stiles Marsh, of Gen. Lander Corps No. 29, Lynn, 
is hereby appointed Chief Conductor, 

Mrs. Emma S. Martin, of Lynn, is hereby appointed Chief Guard. 

The list of Assistant Conductors and Assistant Guards will be announced at 
the opening session. 

IX. All resolutions for consideration by the Convention should be for- 
warded the Department Secretary by March 20. 

X. The books of the Department Treasurer will be closed March 16, 
and it will be impossible to issue supplies either by mail, express or at Head- 
quarters after that date. 

XI. Department Headquarters in Boylston Building will be closed during 
the two days of Convention. 

XII. The following members are hereby appointed as the 

COMMITTEE ON ACCOMMODATIONS 

Carrie E. Duston, Winthrop, Chairman. 
Lizzie V. Nickerson, 5 Harbell Terrace, Dorchester. 
Tryphena C. Berry, 523 Newbury Street, Boston. 
Marion E. White, 340 Warren Street, Roxbury. 

All desiring to secure rooms or board should notify the chairman of the 
committee at an early date, stating explicitly the price and location desired and 
other facts that will enable the members of the committee to arrange their work 
in a satisfactory maimer. 

XIII. A meeting of the Department Coimcil will be held at Department 
Headquarters Saturday, March 9, at 10.30 o'clock a.m. 



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XIV. Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President, has accepted an invitation 
to be present and other National Officers will attend the Convention. 

Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, our first Department President, is hereby appointed 
Chairman of the Committee on Courtesies, which will consist of Past Department 
Presidents and others. 

XV. A public reception will be held in the Shawmut Church on the evening 
of April 3, in observance of the Thirty-third Anniversary of the Department of 
Massachusetts. Officials representing the Commonwealth and the City will 
participate and Commander-in-Chief Trimble of the Grand Army of the Re- 
pubUc is also expected. An excellent program of music and readings has 
been arranged, and the presentation of flags will form a part of the evening's 
exercises. 

An invitation is extended the members of all organizations associated with 
the Grand Army of the Republic to be present. 

The following-named members are hereby appointed as the 

COMMITTEE ON EVENING RECEPTION AND ANNIVERSARY 

Annie P. Atwood, Department Senior Aide, Chairman. 

All Department Officers. 

Fanny E. Wheeler, Brighton. 

Emma A. Henry, Brookline. 

Etta A. Lockhart, Cambridge. 

Agnes H. Parker, Watertown. 

Bertha M. Fay, Dorchester. 

The following members will serve as a Committee of Arrangements at the 
Church : 

Elizabeth Merrill, Lynn; Mabel L. Little, New Bedford. 

XVL Contributions received since last General Orders: 



DEPARTMENT RELIEF FUND 



Corps 11, Worcester 



29, Lynn .... 
56, Shelbume Falls 



59, Watertown . 

" 97, Lexington . 

" 104, Dedham . . 

" 106, Fall River . 

" 109, Brookline 

" 113, Westminster 

" 148, Oxford . . 

" 171, Aflhbumham 
Annie A. Brown . . . 
EUsa S. Allard .... 
Julina R. Day .... 
Abbie Hastings .... 
Helen C. Mulford . . . 
Angle Tompkins . . . 
Pannie E. Palmer . . . 



$5.00 
10.00 
1.00 
5.00 
5.00 
6.00 
5.00 
18.00 
5.00 
2.00 
3.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
5.00 
1.00 
1.00 



Mabelle F. Brook . 

Hattie Tuttle . . . 

Julia E. Gates . . 

M. V. Payson . . 

Ellene Lederer . . 

Grace Walker . . 

Susan Holmes . . 

Mary Fowler/ . . . 

Louisa Scott . . . 
Amanda Goulding 

Jennie Waitt . . . 

Mary Perkins . . 

Emma Brown . . 

Jennie Whittier . . 

Olive Rackliffe . . 

Carrie Barnes . . 

Lillie Tibbetts . . 
E£Se Harrington 



$1.00 
3.00 
2.30 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 



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DEPARTMENT RELIEF FUND — CJoNTiifuw> 



Eileen G. Sawyer . 
Mary B. Johntoa . 
Mary A. Beveriy . 
MiUie M. Beveriy . 
Ruth C. Phelpe . . 
Luoy S. Riohardaon 
Joaie M. Stike . . 
Maggie Jones . . . 
Mary B. Chaae . . 
Addle F. Spear . . 
Frances French . . 
Seraphine Welsh . 
Cynthia Estes . . 
Marie C. Blake . . 
Lydia J. Boomer . 
Mary A. ColliDS . 
Mary Daub . . . 
M. A. Danforth 
Hattie A. Calahan 
Lucy A. Thompson 
Alice L. Preston 
Rebecca A. Pickett 
Annie R. Leighton 
Lissie L. Sargent . 
Sarah F. Lear . . 
Lucy M. Keith . . 
Carolyn R. Morse . 
Minnie A. Osborne 
Mary S. Langdon . 
Mary A. Beal . . 
Mary A. Cuseck . 
Annie P. Atwood . 
R. Jennie Manning 
Eunice W. Studley 
Irene £. Haven . . 
Anna L. Bell . . . 
lixsie A. Kett . . 
lisxie F. Claflin 
Mary J. Shaw . . 
Josie M. Hinds . . 
Gertrude Cobum . 
Carrie Colman . . 
Lissie Brown . . . 



$1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
3.30 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.20 
1.02 
2.58 

.90 
1.80 
2.20 
2.00 
1.18 
4.83 
3.00 

.90 
2.94 
2.18 
1.00 
1.50 

.50 
1.00 
1.30 

.60 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 



Chase A Sanborn . . . 
Suffolk County Asso. . 
Middlesex County Asso. 
Bristol County Asso. . 
Dept. Aides of Corps 71 
Dept. Aides of Corps 75 
Dept. Aides of CoriM 42 
Nina B. Lovejoy . . . 
Sarah E. Southwick . . 
Carrie Churchill . . . 
Estella 8. McCarty . . 
Agnes Cooper .... 
Carrie E. Russell . . . 
Helen L. Paine .... 
Henrietta Crossley . . 

Irvine Pope 

Georgiana F. Rogers 
Mary H. Lathrop . . . 
Minnie A. Brown . . . 
Olive De W. Taft . . . 
Mary J. Seagrave . . . 
Delilah A. Clegg . . . 
Ida M. Snowling . . . 
Margaret A. Seagrave . 
Betsey Sampson . . . 
Lois CantertMiry . . . 
Susie L. Soholl .... 
Bessie Cusner .... 
Seddie L. Follett . . . 
Mary M. Lane .... 
Sarah C. Crombie . . . 
Rita F. C. Mitchell . . 
Hannah G. Tappan . . 
Carrie F. Cook .... 
Lottie G. Hildreth . . 

ilora Hersey 

Barbara Cook 

Mary Lucas 

Hattie Preston .... 
Jennie L. Walen . . . 
Julia C. Reed .... 
Mary Morgan .... 



$10.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
4.00 
5.00 
12.50 
20.00 
20.00 
1.00 
2.10 
1.00 
1.00 
3.00 
.30 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 

$280.13 



W.R.C. DORMITORY AND CHRISTMAS AT SOLDIERS* HOME 



Corps 1, Fitchburg 

•• 13, 

" 16, 

•• 16, 

•* 24, 

" 39, 

" 43, 



80. 
83, 
94. 
95. 
118 



Norwell 

Ashland . . . 

Melrose . . . 

Merrimac . . 

Charlestown . 

Arlington . . 

Eastondale . . 

Westboro . . 

Groton . . , 

8. Braintree . 

New Bedford . 

Webster . . . 



$5.00 
2.00 
6.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5.00 

10.00 
5.00 

10.00 
5.00 
5.00 

10.00 
2.00 



Corps 136. Whitman 

" 138. Hopkinton 

'* 139. Gt. Barrington .... 

" 144. Hanover 

" 150. Rutland 

" 163. Kingston 

Soldiers' Home Aides (for blankets) 

Mattie A. Denney 

Rebecca A. Pickett 

Fannie M. Jones 



$10.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
60.00 
1.00 
6.18 
2.00 

$163.78 



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SPECIAL G.A.R. FUND 



Corps 



3. 
4. 
6, 
8, 
9. 
14, 
16. 
16. 
17, 
18, 
19. 
20. 
24, 
25, 
29. 
30. 
31. 
36. 
40, 
42. 
44. 
49. 
61, 
53. 
55, 
57. 
58. 
61. 
62, 
63. 
64, 
68, 
70, 
71, 
76, 
77, 
78, 
79, 
82. 



East Boston 
Georgetown . 
HoUiston . . 
Middleboro . 
Charlestown 
Springfield . 
Ashland . . 
Mdrose . . 
Orange . . . 
Northampton 
Amesbury 
South Boston 
Menimae . . 
Waltham 
Lynn . . . 
Beverly . . 
Leominster . 
Shrewsbury . 
Everett . . 
Ipswieh . . 
Marshfield . 
Ayer .... 
Provinoetown 
New Bedford 
Lawrence . . 
Greenfield . 
Easthampton 
Mansfield 
West Aoton . 
Roxbury . . 
Turners Falls 
Dorchester . 
Warren . . 
Southbridge 
Palmer . . . 
Gloucester . 
Norwood . . 
Brighton . . 
Athol . . . 
Boston . . . 



$3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
6.00 
5.00 

20.00 
2.00 
2.00 
6.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
5.00 

10.00 
1.00 
5.00 
2.00 
6.00 
2.00 
2.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 

10.00 
2.00 
5.00 
1.00 

10.00 
5.00 
5.00 
2.00 

10.00 
6.00 
2.00 



Corps 90. 
91. 



94. 

95. 

97. 

99. 
106. 
106. 
107. 
109, 
111, 
113, 
117, 
119. 
120, 
121, 
125, 
126, 
127, 
128, 
129, 
131, 
132, 
133, 
137. 
138, 
139. 
140, 
141, 
146, 
150. 
153, 
163, 
170. 
173, 
174, 
175, 

Total 



Gardner 

South Boston . . . 
Beverly Farms . . 
South Braintree . . 
New Bedford . . . 
Lexington .... 
Stoughton .... 

Upton 

FaU River . . . . 
West Medway . . 

Brookline 

Pembroke .... 
Westminster . . . 
North Attleboro . . 
Manehettar .... 

Taunton 

Scituate 

Spencer 

Revere 

Andover 

Reading 

Pittsfield 

Somerset 

Sandwich 

Grafton 

Rockland 

Hopkinton .... 
Groat Barrington 

Holden 

So. Chatham . . . 

Hanson 

Rutland 

Uxbridge 

King8t(m 

East Bridgewater . 

Rockport 

South Framingham 
Hyannis 



S2.00 
1.00 

10.00 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
2.00 

10.00 
l.OO 
2.00 
5.00 
6.00 
5.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
2.00 
5.00 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
3.00 
2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 

$277.00 



W.R.C. TABLE AT SONS OF VETERANS AUXILIARY FAIR 



Corps 1. Fitchburg 



10. 
16. 
23. 
27, 
28. 
34. 
37, 
41. 
42. 
45. 
49. 
60, 
53, 
69. 



Chelsea 

Melrose . . . 
Marblehead 

Cambridge . . 

Boston . . . 

Salem . . . . 

Pittsfield. . . 

Foxboro . . . 

Ipswidi . . . 

Attleboro . . 

Ayer . . . . 

Peabody . . . 

New Bedford , 

Watertown . . 



$1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
2.00 
.60 



Corps 63, Roxbuiy 



77. 
79, 
81, 
82, 
84, 
86, 
88. 
90. 
94. 
102. 
107, 
109, 
112, 
116. 



Gloucester . 
Brighton . . 
Belohertown 
Athol . . . 
Wobum . . 
Nantucket . 
Boston . . . 
Gardner . . 
S. Braintree 
Wesrmouth . 
W. Medway 
Brookline . 
Templeton . 
Ware . . . 



$2.00 
2.25 
1.00 
.60 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
6.00 
1.00 
2.00 
1.00 
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Coipi 120» Taunton . . 
*' 122. Swampseott 
- 124. Plymouth . 
•• 183. Grafton . . 
*• 140. Holden . . 
•• 144, Hanoyer . . 



$1.00 

1.00 

1.00 

.50 

.50 

1.00 



Corps leo, Biidflewater 
«* 172, Maiden . . 
'* 173. Rodcport . 

Florenoe Hasmea . . . 



fl.OO 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 



$52.25 



D. OF V. MEMORIAL TO ARMY 
NURSES 



Corps 14. Springfield . . 
'* 26, Newburyport . 
** 170. E. Bridcewater 



$5.00 
1.00 
1.00 



$7.00 



DEPARTMENT PATRIOTIC WORK 
Carps 103. Quinoy $5.00 



$5.00 



XVII. The consolidated reports for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 1911, con- 
tain the following statistics: 

Number of members in good standing 14,845 

Amount expended for relief $1,987.76 

Turned over to Posts 3,088.81 

Estimated value of relief other than money 621.94 

XVIII. The following are hereby appointed as additional 

DEPARTMENT SPECIAL AIDES 

Lydia Cutting, Worcester; Mary A. Holbrook, West Medway; Margaret 
Harrigan, Dedham (who has been added to the Soldiers' Home aides). 

XIX. The thanks of the Department of Massachusetts are extended Phil. 
H. Sheridan Relief Corps No. 34 of Salem for the gift to Headquarters of a picture 
of Mrs. Florence Haynes, Past Department President and the present National 
Inspector. This gift, which is a hand sepia enclosed in a gold-leaf frame, is a 
welcome addition to the collection of pictures of previous Department Presidents 
at Department Headquarters. 

XX. The birthday of the martyred President McKinley (Jan. 29) was 
observed at Headquarters Jan. 27 by the Department Patriotic Aides, Mrs. 
Fanny E. Wheeler, chairman. About two hundred guests attended, including 
Department Ofl&cers of the G.A.R., Division Commander Wellington of the 
S. of v., and other friends. Thanks are extended the Patriotic Aides for the 
beautiful decorations, the refreshments served, and for all their efforts to make 
the occasion one of interest and pleasure. 

XXI. The Department Patriotic Aides have labored untiringly throughout 
the year to raise funds for the purchase of flags and for placing in the State 
House a bronze bust of President Lincoln with a tablet containing his Gettys- 
burg address. The bust and tablet are valued at several hundred dollars, £md 
the amount has been secured largely through the individual efforts of the aides 
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They are deserving of great credit for their successful work. The memorials 
will be dedicated in March, the authority for placing them in the State House 
having been granted by act of the legislature and approval of the Art Com- 
missioners. 

XXII. It is with sorrow that we record the death of a member of the De- 
partment ReUef Committ^, Mrs. Eliza S. Allard, who was serving a second year 
on this committee. Mrs. Allard was a charter member of Phil. H. Sheridan Corps 
No. 34 of Salem, and for twenty-nine years was devoted to the work. She was 
constant in her attendance at the meetings, faithful to every duty entrusted 
to her, and never wearied in well-doing, receiving, as she deserved, the love and 
respect of her associates. 

The sincere sympathy of the Department of Massachusetts is extended her 
husband (a Past Commander of Phil. H. Sheridan Post No. 34) and her sons 
and daughter; also the Corps of which she was a Past President and a loved 
member. 

XXIII. A hearty welcome to our Order is extended Greorge A. Custer Corps 
No. 155, which was instituted at Millbury Feb. 26, 1912, with a charter list of 
more than fifty, forty-five of whom were initiated as members. The prospects for 
the future success of this Corps are encouraging, and congratulations are ex- 
tended Commander D. E. Hurd of George A. Custer Post No. 70 and his associ- 
ates upon the institution of this auxiliary in Millbury. Mrs. Adaline B. Moore 
was installed as President. 

XXIV. During the nearly eleven months in which I have already served as 
Department President I have received many courtesies from members in all 
sections of the State and am truly grateful for their acts of kindness. Department 
Commander Fiske and other officers and comrades of the Grand Army of the 
Republic and members of allied organizations have loyally manifested their 
interest in our work, which is appreciated. 

In closing my last General Orders I send a message of regard and gratitude 
to all who have sustained the work during the past year and aided me in my 
endeavors for a successful administration. 

By conm[iand of 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President, 




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Office of Press Correspondent, 

Departbient of Massachusetts, Woman's Relief Corps, 

Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic 

153 East Cottage St., Dorchester, April 18, 1911 



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Circular Letter ) 
No. 1. j 

Fully appreciating the honor conferred upon me by our beloved Depart- 
ment President in my appointment as Department Press Correspondent, 
and the honor also conferred upon Dahlgren Corps No. 20, of which I am a 
member, I assume the duties with misgivings as to my ability for the place, 
but will do what I can to promote the interest of the Woman's ReUef Corps. 

No standard can m^ure the value of the pen in bringing the object of our 
Order before the public, so that loyal women who are not members will become so 
interested that they will join our ranks. It teaches patriotism and love of the 
flag to those who have made America their adopted home. 

The Woman's ReUef Corps has a most charitable object, that of caring for the 
Union veteran and his dependent ones, so let us keep always before the public 
this great object for which we are banded together. 

Corps Press Correspondents are requested to report all items of interest in their 
local papers. Write upon one side of the paper and make your articles crisp and 
short, and items of interest sent to my address I will use my best endeavors to 
have published in Sunday papers. The name and address of Corps Correspond- 
ents should be sent me at an early date. 

Corps Presidents will place one of these letters in the hands of the Corps 
Press Correspondents, and place the other on file after being read to Corps. 

Sincerely yours in F., C. and L. 

HATTIE A. CALAHAN, 
Department Press Correspondent, 

Approved: 

Nellie F. Libbey, 

Department President. 

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Office of Dept. Patriotic Instructor, Woman's Relief Corps, 

Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, 

29 Pine Street, Attleboro, Mass. (Tel. 148M) 

April 24, 1911 
Circular Letter 
No. 2 



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To Corps Presidents and Corps Patriotic Instructors: 



Deeply appreciating the great honor conferred upon me by our Department 
President, Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, in appointing me Department Patriotic Instruc- 
tor, I enter upon the duties of the ofl&ce fully realizing that with the honor come 
responsibilities. 

It is my earnest desire that the patriotic work will make great advancement 
in Massachusetts, and I ask the hearty cooperation of every Corps Patriotic 
Instructor that the work accomplished this year will be second to none. 

In accordance with the duties of your office encourage the observance of 
national anniversaries by special exercises: 

January 29. Birthday op William McKinley. 

February 12. Birthday of Abraham Lincoln. 

February 22. Birthday of George Washington. 

April 27. Birthday of U. S. Grant. 

May 18. Peace and Arbitration Day. 

Observe Sunday preceding Memorial Day. 

May 30. Memorial Day. 

Jime 14. Flag Day. 

July 4. Independence Day. 

July 26. Woman's Relief Corps Day. 

First Sunday in October. Citizens' Sunday. 

Have as many pubhc patriotic entertainments as possible on the anniversaries; 
nvite the children and the pubhc. All will have a clearer idea of the significance 
of the days observed. Become thoroughly enthused in your work as Patriotic 
Instructor and certainly you will enthuse others. Do not neglect to display our 
glorious banner, visit factories and pubhc buildings where the flag has not been 
displayed and request it to be raised as a reminder that as every flag rises and f alia 
on the breeze it is a great lesson in patriotism. Attention is called to the new 
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330 THIRTT-THIRD ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

In the Year One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eleven. 

AN ACT 

Relative to the Display of the United States Flag on Schoolhouses. 

Section fifty of chapter forty-two of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 
two hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine, 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following new section: — Section 50. The school conmiittee of every 
city and town shall provide for each schoolhouse in which pubhc schools are 
maintained and which is not otherwise supplied a United States flag of silk or 
bunting not less than four feet in length and suitable apparatus whereby such 
flag shall be displayed on the schoolhouse building or grounds every school day 
when the weather permits and on the inside of the schoolhouse on other school 
days. Failure to observe this law for a period of five consecutive days upon the 
part of the master or principal who may at the time be in charge of such school 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than five dollars for each period of five 
days of such neghgence, unless such failure is caused by the school committee in 
not providing the said master or principal with a flag, in which case the above 
pen^ty shall be imposed on those directly responsible for the failure to so supply 
the said master or principal. Said pejialty shall be imposed by any court of 
competent jurisdiction within the Commonwealth upon complaint of such non- 
observance. 

Your attention is called to the fact that by vote of the Twenty-Eighth National 
Convention, "Corps may mark the station of the Patriotic Instructor with a flag 
like those used by the Color Bearers." Also voted at the Twenty-Eighth National 
Convention, 'That as the Woman's Rehef Corps is accredited the placing of flags 
on schoolhouses from Maine to California, that we extend the work into every 
Sunday school room.'' I trust Massachusetts will take the lead in this 
new work. 

The citizens of the future are the children of today, therefore through them 
we will reach the home. To reach the children our means is through the public 
schools, but remember that no work can be successfully done in our schools 
without first obtaining the consent of School Committee and Superintendent. 
If they see we are interested in the children they will willingly give advice as to 
what to do to best advance patriotism. See that each schoolroom has a flag. If 
each room is suppUed in your city or town, how about the village or hamlet near 
by where there is no Corps? 

Don't you think those children would enjoy Old Glory in their schoolroom 
and appreciate a visit from you? 

The Declaration of Independence charts, oleographs of the Stars and Stripes, 
and Patriotic Primers may also be presented and will be interesting and in- 
structive. 

Patriotic selections, salute to flag leaflets, flag drills, etc., will be sent free of 
charge upon apphcation. 

In compliance with Rules and Regulations, (3) three copies of Form V are 



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hereby forwarded, and must be filled out and forwarded to the Department 
Patriotic Instructor not later than June 1. 

Communications in regard to the work will be promptly answered and any 
information or, assistance will be gladly given. 

I will be very grateful if every Patriotic Instructor will send me her full name 
and address at once. 

One copy of this circular letter is to be given to the Corps Patriotic Instructor, 
and one must be filed. 

Cordially yours in F., C. and L. 

LAURA I. SMITH, 

Department Patriotic Instructor. 
Approved: 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President. 



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Heabquarters Dept. op Mass., Woman's Reliep CorpSj 
Auxiliary to the Grand Army op the REPtJBLic, 
No. 657 Washington Street, Room 



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17.) 



Boston, December 6, 1911. 
Circular Letter ) 
No. 3. [ 

The revised Election Returns (Form L) having been received from the National 
Treasurer, two copies are herewith enclosed in place of those previously mailed to 
Corps Presidents. 

Please destroy the old copies and use the latest edition of Form L, carefully 
noting all changes and instructions. 

Special attention is called to the fact that the names, addresses and date of 
service of all Past Corps Presidents must be recorded on page three of the Election 
Returns. 

The Army Nurses* Memorial Association of the D^^ughters of Veterans of 
Massachusetts will give a concert of Old Songs in Ford Hall, Boston, Wednesday 
evening, January 31, 1912, in aid of the Army Nurse Memorial Fund. The 
following committee is hereby appointed to cooperate with the other Patriotic 
Orders in making this concert a financial success: 

Mary E. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President. 

Florence Haynes, Department Counselor. 

Mabelle H. Smith, Member Department Rehef Committee. 

The Department President heartily approves the circular issued by Division 
Commander James T. Wellington of the Sons of Veterans of Massachusetts, and 
trusts that Corps Presidents will appoint a committee as suggested by him. It 
is hoped that the Division Commander will be given all the encouragement 
possible in his efforts to strengthen the organization of the Sons of Veterans in 
every part of the State. 

Yours in F., C. and L. 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President. 




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Office of Department Senior Aide, Woman's Relief CorpSj 

Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, 

82 Pleasant Street, Whitman, Mass, 

AprU 18, 1911 
Circular Letter. 



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To the Department Aides. Greeting: 

As we are about to begin the work of a new year in our grand and beloved 
Order, our Department President, Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey, has conferred an honor 
upon you by making you her Aides for the year 1911. 

It is her wish that this year be a very successful one in ev^'y way, and asks 
each one of you to do your part in assisting her in the good work. 

She especially requests all Aides to bring new members into their respective 
Corps, and also to reach the mothers, wives and sisters of the boys eligible to 
become members of the Sons of Veterans, and try to persuade them to influence 
the sons to become members of that faithful organization, so that through our 
efforts that order may be enlarged. 

Please bear in mind the duties that rest upon you, and strive to make this the 
banner year in the work of the Department. 

Send acceptance to the Department Senior Aide, with correct post office 
address, so that your commissions may be forwarded without delay. 

Yours in F., C. and L. 

Tel. 9-3. ANNIE POOLE ATWOOD, 

Department Senior Aide. 
Approved : 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President. 
MARY E. ELLIOT, 

Department Secretary. 



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Headquarters Dept. of Mass., Woman's Relief Corps, ) 

Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, >■ 

No. 657 Washington Street, Room 17. ) 

Boston, September 27, 1911. 

To Corps Presidents and Members: 

The Massachusetts Division, Sons of Veterans Auxiliary, will hold a Fair on the 
afternoon and evening of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 9, 10 and 11, 
1911, in Lorimer Hall, Tremont Temple, Boston. The Department of Massa- 
chusetts Woman's Relief Corps will have a table in this Fair, and it is earnestly 
hoped that every Corps in the state will contribute at least one article or a small 
sum of money for the W.R.C. table. 

The Sons of Veterans Auxiliary has rendered efficient aid in several Depart- 
ment Fairs and has pledged its assistance in the future. We should improve this 
opportunity to show our appreciation and help make this effort in their behalf 
a success. Please send all contributions to Department Headquarters, No. 657 
Washington Street, Boston. 

Yours in F., C. and L. 

MARY E. HOLBROOK, 

Chairman of Committee. 
Approved: 

NELLIE F. LIBBEY, 

Department President, 
MARY E. ELLIOT, 

Department Secretary. 



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ROSTER 

DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS 

WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS, 

AuzUiary to the Grand Army of the Republic. 

1911 

Headquarters, Boylston Bldg. (Room 17), 657 Washington St., Boston. 

DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT. 

Nellie F. Libbey, Corps 29 57 Henry Ave., Lynn 

DEPARTMENT SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT. 

Mary E. Holbrook, Corps 102 290 Pleasant St., South Weymouth 

DEPARTMENT JUNIOR VICE-PRESIDENT. 

Marie J. Kendall, Corps 90 170 South Main St., Gardner 

DEPARTMENT SECRETARY. 

Mary E. Elliot, Corps 21 657 Washington St., Boston 

DEPARTMENT TREASURER. 

Fannie M. Jones, Corps 21 657 Washington St., Boston 

DEPARTMENT CHAPLAIN. 

Eleanore E. Brown, Corps 86 24 Broad St., Nantucket 

DEPARTMENT INSPECTOR. 

Mary A. Landt, Corps 28 20 Lincohi St., Hyde Park 

DEPARTMENT COUNSELOR. 

Florence Haynes, Corps 34 217 North St., Salem 

DEPARTMENT INSTITUTING AND INSTALLING OFFICER. 

Eliza F. Stiles, Corps 29 15 Abom Place, Lynn 

DEPARTMENT PATRIOTIC INSTRUCTOR. 

Laura I. Smith, Corps 45 '. . . . 29 Pine St., Attleboro 

DEPARTMENT PRESS CORRESPONDENT. 

Hattie A. Calahan, Corps 20 163 E. Cottage St., Dorchester 

DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Nina B. Lovejoy, Chairman, Corps 49 ... • Ayer 

Sarah E. Southwick, Corps 14 Springfield 

Susie F. Burton, Corps 68 Dorchester 

Nettie D. Hill, Corps 63 Roxbury 

Rebecca A. Pickett, Corps 30 Beverly 



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DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, 

Grand Army of the Republic. 

HBADQUARTBRS, STATE HOUSE, BOSTON. 

1911 

DEPARTMENT COlfMANDER. 

Granville C. Fiske, Post 18 Ashland 

DEPARTMENT SENIOR VICE-COMMANDER. 

George A. Hosley, Post 11 Charlestown 

DEPARTMENT JUNIOR VICE-COMMANDER. 

Isaac C. Day, Post 101 Groveland 

DEPARTMENT MEDICAL DIRECTOR. 

T. Delap Smith, M.D., Post 26 Roxbury 

DEPARTMENT CHAPLAIN. 

Joshua D. L. Bodflsh, Post 113 Boston 

OFFICIAL STAFF. 

Assistant Adjutant-General. 
Wilfred A. Wetherbee, Post 62 Newton 

Assistant Quartermaster-General. 

Eugene D. Sanborn, Post 15 Boston 

Inspector. 
Henry A. Pond, Post 22 Milford 

Judge Advocate. 

Bowdoin S. Parker, Post 113 Boston 

Chief Mustering Officer. 
Alphonso B. Pierce, Post 63 Natick 

Patriotic Instructor. 
Edward O. Skelton, Post 191 Boston 

COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATION. 

William L. Gage, Poet 87 Braintree 

James Armstrong, Post 10 Worcester 

John R. Merritt, Post 118 Swampscott 

Chas. H. Fuller, Post 163 South Framingham 

J. Everett Pierce, Post 66 Medford 

Chief of Staff. 
Linus E. Clark, Poet 11 Charlestown 

Chief Bugler. 
John M. Flockton, Post 26 Roxbury 

Headquarters Clerk. 
Israel H. DeWolfe, Post 139 Somerville 



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Committee on Department Rooms at the Soldiers' 
Home, Chelsea 

M. Susan Goodale, Chairman Medford 

S. Agnes Parker Brockton 

Augusta A. Wales Dorchester 

Mary E. Knowles Charlestown 

Elizabeth P. Sawyer New Bedford 



Committee on Department Dormitory at the 
Soldiers' Home, Chelsea 

EnyUe L. W. Waterman, Chairman Boston 

(Elected in 1909 for five years.) 
Mary L. Oilman Roxbury 

(Elected in 1910 for five years.) 
Mary G. Deane Fall River 

(Elected in 1908 for four years.) 
Mattie A. Denny Worcester 

(Elected in 1908 for five years.) 
Florence Hajoies Salem 

(Elected in 1911 for five years.) 



Department Relief Committee 

Dorcas H. Lyman, Chairman Brighton 

Hattie M. Tuttle, Secretary South Boston 

Elizabeth A. Dexter Lowell 

Ehzabeth Merrill Lynn 

Marie C. Blake Roxbury 

EUza S. Allard Salem 

Helen C. Mulford . Chatham 

Minnie A. Osbom Peabody 

Lucy L. Turner Brookline 

Abbie E. Hastings Cambridge 

Grace M. Leshe Wobum 

Ella F. Long Hyde Park 

Mabelle H. Smith Brighton 

Lucy A. Frederick Boston 

Addie A. Nottage East Boston 

Abbie E. Copeland Whitman 



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NATIONAL OFFICERS 
WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS 

AUXILIARY to THE G.A.R. 
1910-1911 

National Headquarters, Emporia, Kansas 

National President. 

Belle C. Harris Emporia, Kan. 

National Senior Vice-President. 

Eliza Brown Daggett i New York, N.Y. 

National Junior Vice-President. 

Charlotte J. Durell . Trenton, N.J. 

National Secretary. 

Ida Wilson Moore Abilene, Kan. 

National Treasurer. 

Charlotte E. Wright New Haven, Conn. 

National Chaplain. 

Mary A. Gardner Seattle, Wash. 

National Inspector. 

Geraldine E. Frisbie San Mateo, Cal. 

National Counselor. 

Emma Stark Hampton Detroit, Mich. 

National Instituting and Installing Officer. 

Julietta Morris Beloit, Wash. 

National Patriotic Instructor. 

Lue Stuart Wadsworth Boston, Mass. 

National Press Correspondent. 

Ida M. Trenary Chicago, 111. 

National Senior Aide and Chief of Staff. 

Susie F. Loomis ~ ' Scranton, Pa. 

National Executive Board. 

Sarah E. Fuller (Life Member, Elected in 1887) Medford^ Mass. 

Alice C. Dilworth, Chairman Omaha, Neb. 

Florence E. Moody Detroit, Mich. 

Barbara Shelley Hawk Sacramento, Cal. 

Katherine H. Moore Missoula, Mont. 

Mary M. Stark St. Louis, Mo. 

Standing Committee on Rules and Regulations 

Mary L. Carr, Chairman Longmont, Colo. 

(To fill unexpired term for two years of Mary L. Oilman, elected in 1909.) 

Harriet J. Bodge . . , Hartford, Conn. 

(Elected in 1909 for two years.) 

Jennie Iowa Berry Cedar Rapids, la. 

(Elected in 1910 for three years.) 



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Army Nurses Association of Massachusetts. 
1911 

President. 

Mrs. Fannie T. Hazen 61 Oxford St., Cambridge 

Secretary. 

Mrs. Margaret Hamilton 70 Elm St., Wakefield 



Department of Massachusetts, Daughters of Veterans. 

1911 

DEPARTMENT OFFICERS. 

Department President. 
Miss Elizabeth Kirchgassner 328 Centre St., Jamaica Plain 

Department Senior Vice-President 
Mrs. Mattie C. Tucker Medford Square, Cambridge 

Department Junior Vice-President. 

Miss Agnes I. McCoy West Sbmerville 

Department Secretary. 
Mrs. Eva M. Carl 4323 Washington St., Roslindale 

Department Treasurer. 

Mrs. Emma Metcalf 155 Pond St., Leominster 

Massachusetts Division, Sons of Veterans. 
1911 

HEADQUARTERS, 15 BEACON STREET, BOSTON 
DIVISION OFFICERS. 

f Commander. 

James T. Wellington Norwood 

Senior Vice-Commander. 
Arthur C. Beal Brockton 

Junior Vice-Commander. 

Edward S. Emerson Springfield 

Secretary. 
Henry F. Weiler Meh-ose 

Treasurer. 

William T.Tisdale Allston 



SONS OF VETERANS AXJXILIARY. 
President. 

Miss Lillie E. Carr Peabody 



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343 



ROSTER OF CORPS. 



ALPHABBTICALLT ARRANOia) BY TOWNS. 



Abington 108 

Adams 160 

Amesbury 19 

Amherst 116 

Andover 127 

Arlington 43 

Ashbumham 171 

Ashland 15 

Athol . 82 

Attleboro 45 

Avon 123 

Ayer 49 

Belchertown 81 

Beverly 30 

Beverly Farms 93 

Boston 28 

Boston 67 

Boston . . y • . . 88 

Bourne 156 

Braintree 94 

Bridgewater 169 

Brighton 79 

Brockton 7 

Brookline 109 

Cambridge 2 

Cambridgeport 27 

Canton 100 

Charlestown 9 

Charlestown 39 

Chelsea 10 

Colerain 48 

Conway 98 

Danvers 12 

Dedham 104 

Dorchester 68 

Duxbury 143 

East Boston 3 

East Bridgewater 47 

East Bridgewater 170 



East Cambridge . 66 

East Douglass 159 

Easthampton 58 

Eastondale 52 

Edgartown 166 

Essex 114 

Everett 40 

Fall River 106 

Fahnouth 142 

Fitchburg 1 

Foxboro 41 

Franklin 89 

Gardner 90 

Georgetown 4 

Gloucester 77 

Grafton 133 

Great Barrington 139 

Greenfield . 57 

Groton 83 

Groveland 87 

Hanover 144 

Hanson 146 

Haverhill 96 

Hingham 60 

Holden 140 

Holliston 6 

Holyoke 38 

Hopkinton 138 

Hyannis 175 

Hyde Park 35 

Ipswich 42 

Jamaica Plain 157 

Kingston 163 

Lawrence 55 

Lee 149 

Leicester 152 

Leominster 31 

Lexington 97 

Lowell 33 



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THIBTT-THIBD ANNUAL CONYBNTXQN OF THE 



LoweU 76 

Lynn , . . • • 29 

Maiden 172 

Manchester 110 

Mansfield 61 

Blarblehead 23 

Marshfield HUb 44 

Medford 6 

Melrose • 16 

Merrimac 24 

Middleboro 8 

Millbury 155 

Milford 72 

Milton 147 

Monson 145 

Montague 92 

Nantucket 86 

Needham 85 

New Bedford 53 

New Bedford 95 

Newburyport 26 

North Adams 32 

North Attleboro 117 

Northampton 18 

Northboro 73 

North Brookfield 154 

Northfield 164 

Norwell 13 

Norwood 78 

Oak Bluffs 134 

Orange . 17 

Oxford 148 

Palmer 76 

Peabody 50 

Pembroke Ill 

Pittsfield 37 

Pittsfield 129 

Hainfield 158 

Plainville 74 

Plymouth 124 

Provincetown 51 

Qumcy 103 

Randolph 110 

Reading 128 

Revere 126 

Rockland 137 

Rockport 173 



Roxbury . . . . ' 63 

Rutland 150 

Salem 34 

Sandwioh 132 

Saugus 46 

Sdtuate 121 

Shelbume Falls ........ 56 

Shrewsbury 36 

Somerset 131 

Somerville 21 

South Boston 20 

South Boston . 91 

Southbridge 71 

South Chatham 141 

South Framingham 174 

South Hadley Falls 135 

Spencer 125 

Springfield 14 

Stoneham 65 

Stoughton 99 

Stiu-bridge 130 

Swampsoott 122 

Taunton 120 

Turners Falls 64 

Templeton 112 

Upton 105 

Uxbridge 153 

Wakefield '. 69 

Walpole 54 

Waltham 25 

Ware 115 

Wareham . 151 

Warren 70 

Watertown . 59 

Webster 118 

West Acton 62 

Westboro . 80 

Westfield 22 

West Medway 107 

Westminster 113 

Weymouth 102 

Whitman 136 

\^^chendon 101 

Wobum 161 

Wobum 84 

Worcester 11 



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345 



ROSTER OF CORPS. 



IN ACCORDANCE WITH DATE OF CHARTER. 



1879 

NO. LOCATION. CHARTERED. 

1 Fitchburg May 17 

2 Cambridge "20 

6 Medford "27 

9 Cbarlestown Oct. 16 

10 Chelsea . "23 

7 Brockton "29 

1880 

14 Springfield Mar. 11 

1*5 Ashland Apr. 12 

1881 

16 Melrose Jan. 6 

1882 

6 Holliston Jan. 5 

19 Amesbury "27 

20 South Boston .... Apr. 10 

21 Somerville May 11 

22 Westfield Dec. 15 

1883 

25 Waltham Jan. 19 

24 Merrimac "26 

26 Newburyport .... Feb. 14 

27 Cambridgeport .... "16 

29 Lynn "20 

28 Boston Mar. 9 

4 Georgetown Apr. 2 

12 Danvers "12 

11 Worcester May 4 

30 Beverly "28 

34 Salem . Sept. 7 



1883 ' 

NO. LOCATION. CHARTERED. 

32 North Adams .... Sept. 18 

33 Lowell Nov. 21 

1884 

35 Hyde Park Feb. 18 

36 Shrewsbury "21 

38 Holyoke Apr. 10 

41 Foxboro "11 

39 Charlestown "22 

37 Pittsfield ^ " 23 

42 Ipswich ' May 19 

40 Everett "22 

43 Arlington Jime 19 

45 Attleboro Sept. 18 

1885 

8 Middleboro Jan. 12 

46 Saugus "16 

47 East Bridgewater ... "16 

49 Ayer "26 

51 Provincetown .... Mar. 31 

23 Marblehead ..... Apr. 4 

13 Norwell May 6 

18 Northampton .... "13 

50 Peabody "27 

53 New Bedford Sept. 27 

54 Walpole "28 

55 Lawrence Oct. 7 

56 Shelbume Falls . . . . Nov. 6 

57 Greenfield "13 

59 Watertown "30 

58 Easthampton .... Dec. 7 



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1885 (ConfmtMd) 
NO. LOCATION. CHABTERED. 

60 Hingham Dec. 17 

31 Leominster ..... " 29 

1886 

61 Mansfield Jan. 6 

63 Roxbury "25 

62 West Acton "30 

64 Turners Falls .... Feb. 15 

66 East Cambridge ... "22 

68 Dorchester "23 

67 Boston "25 

69 Wakefield Mar. 17 

48 Colerain Apr. 29 

70 Warren May 6 

71 Southbridge "27 

72 MUford "27 

73 Northboro June 24 

74 Plainville Oct. 19 

76 Palmer Nov. 19 

77 Gloucester Dec. 29 



1887 

80 Westboro . 

79 Brighton . 

78 Norwood . 

82 Athol . . 

84 Wobum . 
161 Wobum . 

85 Needham . 
87 Groveland 

110 Randolph . 

90 Gardner . 

92 Montague . 
132 Sandwich . 

93 Beverly Farms 

94 Braintree . , 



Jan. 4 

" 11 

" 22 

" 22 

Mar. 17 

" 17 

" 23 

" 31 

Apr. "1 

May 17 

June 22 

" 23 

Oct. 14 

Nov. 14 



1888 

97 Lexington Jan. 10 

98 Conway "18 

141 South Chatham ... "20 

99 Stoughton "20 

101 Winchendon .... Mar. 9 

103 Quincy ....... May 7 

52 Eastondale . ! . . . "15 



1888 

NO. LOCATION. CHARTERED. 

106 Fall River May 21 

107 West Medway .... June 6 
109 Brookline " 8 

17 Orange "12 

105 Upton July 19 

112. East Templeton . . . Sept. 5 

114 Essex Oct. 25 

115 Ware Dec. 7 

1889 

3 East Boston .... Oct. 12 

96 Haverhill Jan. 23 

116 Amherst "26 

117 North Attleboro . . . Feb. 8 

119 Manchester Mar. 14 

120 Taunton "21 

121 Sdtuate Apr. 5 

122 Swampsoott .... June 6 

123 Avon "27 

124 Plymouth Dec. 3 



1890 

113 Westminster 

125 Spencer . 

126 Revere . . 

127 Andover . 

128 Reading . 
130 Sturbridge 
134 Cottage Gty 



1891 

95 New Bedford .... Jan. 3 

135 South Hadley .... " 6 

136 Whitman " 6 

137 Rockland "14 

138 Hopkinton Mar. 12 

139 Great Barrington . . "18 

140 Holden Apr. 13 

111 Pembroke "21 

142 Fahnouth May 13 

89 Franklin Jime 15 

143 Duxbury Sept. 8 

144 Hanover Oct. 20 

145 Monson "23 

146 Hanson Dec. 29 



Jan. 


27 


u 


30 


Apr. 


18 


« 


22 


t( 


30 


May 


28 


Dec. 


4 



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1892 

NO. LOCATION. CHARTERED. 

149 Lee Mar. 23 

150 Rutland May 17 

161 Wareham "26 

152 Leicester "27 

100 Canton July 18 

153 Uxbridge Sept. 7 

154 North Brookfield . . . Oct. 6 

156 Bourne "27 

167 Jamaica Plain .... Nov. 19 

158 Plainfield "22 





1893 




44 


Marshfield Hills . . 


. Jan. 4 


102 


Weymouth . . . 


" 31 


91 


South Boston . . . 


. Oct. 9 


169 


Eiast Douglass . . . 


" 12 



1894 

160 Adams Mar. 29 

83 Groton "21 

163 Kingston Aug. 20 

164 Northfield Dec. 20 

1895 

75 Lowell Feb. 5 

169 Bridgewater .... Jime 4 

1896 

81 Belchertown .... Jan. 6 

170 East Bridgewater . . "7 

171 Ashbumham .... "22 

172 Maiden May 22 

173 Rockport June 5 

88 Boston Oct. 20 

1897 

129 Pittsfield Jan. 13 

86 Nantucket Apr. 1 

174 South Framingham Nov. 2 



1898 

NO. LOCATION. CHARTERED. 

None InstittUed. 

1899 
175 Hyannis June 27 

1900 
108 Abington Jan. 17 

1901 
118 Webster Oct. 9 

1902 

None Instituted, 

1903 

148 Oxford May 14 

65 Stoneham July 23 

147 Milton Dec. 1 

1905 

None Instituted, 

1906 

166 Edgartown Mar. 8 

1907 

133 Grafton Jan. 23 

131 Somerset May 20 

1908 
None Instituted. 

1909 

None Instituted, 

1910 

104 Dedham Oct. 26 

1912 

155 Millbury Feb. 26 



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DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICERS. 
1879-1911. 



i7«A*iv» "~~ TT aiVcW* 



tJoHN G. B. Adams, 

Commander^ 

Lynn, 
t James F. Meech, 

Asst, AiftUant-GeneraU 

Worcester. 
Edward T. Raymond, 

As8t. Quartermaster-General y 

Worcester. 



1879. 

Sarah E. Fuller, 

President^ 

East Boston. 
^Kathrina L. Beedlb, 

Secretary, 

Cambridge. 
Mary F. Merchant, 

Treasurer, 

Fitchburisr. 



tJoHN A. Hawbs, 

Commander, 

New Bedford, 
t James F. Mbech, 

Asst. Adjutant'Qeneral, 

Lynn. 
Edward T. Raymond, 

Asst. Quartermaster-General, 

Worcester. 



1880. 

Sarah E. Fuller, 

President, 

East Boston. 

tKATHRINA L. BEEDLE, 

Secretary, 

Cambridge. 
^Amanda M. Thayer, 

Treasurer, 

Chelsea. 



1881. 



jGbo. W. Crbasby, 

Commander^ 

Newburyport. 
tJAMBS F. Meech, 

Asst, Adjutant- General. 

Edward T. Raymond, 

Asst, Quartermaster- General, 

Worcester. 



Sarah E. Fuller, 

President, 

East Boston. 

tPAMELIA F. SpRAGUB, 

Secretary, 

East Boston. 
S. Agnes Parker, 

Treasurer, 

Brockton. 



1882. 

tOEORGE H. Patch, 

Commander, 

Saxony ille. 
$ Jambs F. Meech, 

Asst, Adjutant-General, 

Lynn. 
{George L. Goodale, 

Asst. Quartermaster-General, 

Medford. 



tE. Florence Barker, 

President, 

Maiden. 
Sarah E. Fuller, 

Secretary, 

East Boston, 
t Matilda E. Lawton, 

Treasurer, 

So. Boston. 



t Deceased. 



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1883. 



tGsoROE S. Evans, 

Commander^ 

Cambridgeport. 
$ Alfred C. Monrob, 

Asst. Adjutant- General y 

Brockton. 
{Charles O. Fellows, 

Asst, Quartermaster-Generah 

Chelsea. 



tE. Florence Barker, 

President, 

Maiden. 
Sarah E. Fuller, 

Secretary, 

East Boston, 
t Matilda E. Lawton, 

Treasurer, 

So. Boston. 



John D. Billings, 

Commander^ 
Cambridgeport. 
$Alfrbd C. Monroe, 

Asst, Adjutant' General, 

tTHOMAS E. Barker, 

Asst. Quartermaster-General, 

Maiden. 



1884. 

M. Susie Goodalx, 



President, 

Medford. 
Sarah E. Fuller, 

Secretary, 

Medford. 
^Matilda E. Lawton, 

Treasurer^ 

So. Boston. 



John W. Hbrset, 

Commander^ 

Springfield. 
tALFRBD C. Monroe, 

Asst, Adjutant-General. 

W. W. SCOTT, 

Asst. Quartermaster- General, 

Worcester. 



1885. 

M. SuSDfi GrOODALB, 



President, 

Medford. 
Sarah £. Fuller, 

Secretary, 

East Boston. 

tEATHRINA L. BBBDLB, 

Treasurer, 

Cambridge. 



tBiCHARD F. TOBIN, 

Commander, 

So. Boston, 
t Alfred C. Monroe, 

Asst. Adjutant-General, 

{John H. O'Donnbll, 

Asst, Quartermaster-General, 

So. Boston. 



1886. 

S. Agnbs Parker, 



Mart E. Elliot, 



Hattie a. Ralph, 



President, 

Brockton. 

Secretary, 

SomervlUe. 

Treasurer^ 

SomervlUe. 



Charles D. Nash, 

Commander, 

So. Ablngton. 
tALFRBD C. Monroe, 

Asst. Adjutant-General. 

t Augustus H. Wright, 

Asstf Quartermaster- General^ 

Ablngton. 

^Deceased. 



1887. 

S. Agnes Parker, 



Mart E. Eluot, 



Hattie A. Ralph, 



President. 

Brockton. 

Secretary, 

SomervlUe. 

Treasurer, 

SomervlUe. 



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t Myron P. Walker, 

Commandery 

BelchertOTvn 
t Alfred C. Monroe, 

Asst, Adjutant' General f 

Brockton 
Ephraim Stearns, 

Asst, Quartermaster^General. 



1888. 

Emma B. Lowd, 



Mary E. Elliot, 



Hattie a. Ralph, 



President, 

Salem. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 

Treasurer, 

Somerville. 



^George L. Goodale, 

Commander^ 

Medford. 
t Alfred C. Monroe, 

Asst, Adjutant' General J 

Brockton. 
Cranmore N. Wallace, 

Asst. Quartermaster' General, 

So. Braintree. 



1889. 

j Emma B. Lowd, 



President, 



Salem. 



Mary E. Eluot, 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 
Harrietts L. Reed, 

Treasurer, 

Dorchester. 



^ 1 890. 

tGEORGE H. Innis, I Mary E. Knowles, 

Commander, i President, 

So. Boston. Charlestown. 

t Alfred C. Monroe, | Mary E. Elliot, 

Asst. Adjutant'Generalj Secretary, 



Brockton. 
tJOHN H. 0*Donnell, 

Asst. Quartermaster'General, 

So. Boston. 



Somerville. 
Harriettb L. Reed, 

Treasurer, 

Dorchester. 



1891. 



t Arthur A. Smith, 

Commander, 

Colerain. 
^Alfred C. Monroe, 

Asst. Adjutant- General. 
t Hubert O. Moore, 

Asst. Adjutant-General, 

Lynn. 
JE. P. Jewett, 

Asst. Quartermaster'General, 

Foxboro. 



Augusta A. Wales, 

President, 

Dorchester. 
Mary E. Elliot, 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 
Harriette L. Reed, 

Treasurer, 

Dorchester. 



James K. Churchill, 

Commander, 

Worcester. 
jHubert O. Moore, 

Asst. Adjutant-General, 

Lynn. 
John M. Deane, 

Asst. Quartermaster-General, 

Fall River. 



1892. 

Mary G. Deane, 



Mary E. Elliot, 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



President, 

Fall River. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 

Treasurer^ 

Medford. 



t Deceased. 



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351 



Bli W. Hall, 

Commander, 

Lynn, 
t Hubert O. Moorb, 

Asst. Adjutant-General 1 

Lynn, 
t Frank W. Graves, 

Asst, Quartermaster-GeneraL 

Woburn. 



1893. 

Emily L. Clark, 



Mary E. Elliot, 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



President, 

Northampton. 

Secretary^ 

Somenrille. 

Treasurer, 

Medford. 



Wilfred A. Wktherbee, 

Commander, 

Newton, 
t Hubert O. Moore, 

Asst. Adjutant' General, 

Lynn. 
Henry W. Downs, 

Asst. Quartermaster- General, 

Newton. 



1894. 

J Clare H. Burleigh, 

President, 



Mary E. Elliot, 



Athol. 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



Secretary, 

Somerville. 

Treasurer, 

Medford. 



t Joseph W. Thayer, 

Commander, 

Chelsea. 
^Hubert O. Moore, 

Asst. Adjutant- General, 

Lynn. 
Silas A. Barton, 

Asst. Quartermaster- General, 

Waltham. 



1895. 

Eva T. Cook, 



Mary E. Elliot, 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



President, 

Gloacester. 

Secretary^ 

Somerville. 



Treasurer, 



Medford. 



1896. 



t William P. Derby, 

Commander, 

Springfield. 
tHuBERT O. Moore, 

AssL Adjutant- General^ 

Lynn. 
James L. Bowen, 

Asst. Quartermaster- General, 

Springfield. 



t Helen A. Brigham, 

President, 

Hyde Park. 
Mary E. Elliot, 

Secretary.^ 

Somerville. 
Sarah E. Fuller, 

Treasurer, 

Medford. 



John M. Deane, 



Commander, 



Fall River. 
t Hubert O. Moore, 

Asst. Adjutant- General, 

Lynn. 
James N. Parker, 

Asst. Quartermaster- General, 

New Bedford. 



1897. 

I Emilie L. W. Waterman, 

President^ 



tDeceaeed. 



Mary E. Elliot, 



Boston. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



Treasurer, 



Medford. 



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XWUJAAU H. Bartlktt, 

Commander^ 

Worcester. 
^ Warren B. Stbtson, 

As$$, Ac^utant-Generalf 

Middleboro. 
Clarendon W. Putnam, 

Asst. QiKtrtennaster- General t 

Worcester. 



1898. 

JOSBPHINR A. BXTRDIGK, 

President, 

North Adams. 
Mart E. Elliot, 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 
Sarah E. Fuller, 

Treasurer, 

Medford. 



John E. Oilman, 

Commander, 

Roxbary. 
{Edward P. Preble, 

Asst. Adjutant- General, 

Boston. 
John Anderson, 

Asst. Quartermaster-General, 

Belchertown. 



1800. 

Angib a. Robinson, 

President, 

Worcester. 
Mart E. Elliot, 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 
Sarah E. Fuller, 

Treasurer^ 

Medford. 



jPeter D. Smith, 

Commander, 

Andover. 
jEdward »P. Preble, 

Asst. Adpitant- General, 

Boston. 

tD WIGHT O. JUDD, 

Asst, Quartermaster- General, 

Holyoke. 



1900. 

Mart L. Gilman, 



Mart E. Eu.iot, 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



President, 

Roxbury. 

Secretary^ 

Somerville. 

Treasurer, 

Medford. 



Silas A. Barton, 

Commander, 

Waltham. 
jEdward p. Preble, 

Asst. Adjutant-General, 

Boston. 
{Charles E. Barnes, 

Asst, Quartermaster- General, 

Plymouth. 



1901. 

Maria W. Going, 



Mart E. Eluot, 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



President, 

Somerville. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 



Treasurer^ 



Medford. 



jWilmon W. Blagkmar, 

Commander, 

Boston. 
{Edward P. Preble, 

Asst. Adjutant- General, 

Boston. 
{Elisha T. Harvell, 

Asst, Quartermaster- General, 

Rockland. 



1902. 

Dorcas H. Ltman, 



Mart E. Elliot, 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



President, 

Faneuil. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 

Treasurer, 

Medford. 



{ Deceased. 



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353 



JD WIGHT O. JUDD, 

Commander f 

Holyoke 
^Edward P. Prrblb, 

A»st. Adjutant- General, 

Boston. 
tBusHA T. Habvell, 

Asst. Quartermaster- General t 

Rockland. 



1008. 

Clara H. B. Evans, 



Mary E. Elliot^ 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



President, 

Plttsfleld. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 

7Vca«ttr«r, 

Med ford. 



J Lucius Field, 

Commander^ 

Clinton, 
t Edward P. Prbblb, 

Asst. Adjutant- General^ 

Boston. 
jElisha T. Harvell, 

Asst, Quartermaster- General, 

Rockland. 



1904.. 

t Annie M. Warne, 



Mary E. Elliot, 



Sarah E. Fuller. 



President^ 

Waltham. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 

Treasurer, 

Med ford. 



James H. Wolff, 

Commander, 

Brighton. 
^Edward P. Preble, 

Asst. Adjutant- General, 

Boston. 
^Elisha T. Harvbll, 

Asst. Quartermaster-General, 

Rockland. 



1905. 

Harriett A. Ralph, 



Mauy E. Elliot, 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



President, 

Somerville. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 

Treasurer, 

Medford. 



J. Payson Bradley, 

Commander, 

South Boston. 
^Edward P. Preble, 

Asst, Adjutant-General, 

Boston. 
jElisha T. Harvell, 

Asst. Quartermaster-General, 

Rockland. 



1906. 

Alice M. Goddard, 



Mary E. Elliot, 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



President, 

Brockton. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 

Treasurer, 

Medford. 



D. H. L. Glbason, 

Commander, 

Natick. 
Wilfred A. Wetherbee, 

Asst. Adjutant-General, 

Boston. 
jElisha T. Harvell, 

Asst. Quartermaster-General, 

Rockland. 

t Deceased. 



1907. 

Annie C. Shattuck, 



Mary E. Elliot, 



Sarah E. Fuller, 



President, 

Fitchburg. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 

Treasurer, 

Medford. 



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354 

Alfred S. Roe, 

Commander, 

Worcester. 
Wilfred A. Wbtherbbe, 

Astt. Adjutant-General, 

Boston. 
Granville C. Fiskb, 

Aeet. Quartermcuter-Oeneral, 

Ashland. 



1008. 

LxjE Stuart Wadsworth, 

Preeident, 

Boston. 
Hattie M. Tuttle, 

Secretary, 

Ajshmont. 
Sarah £. Fuller, 

Treasurer, 

Medford. 



John L. Parker, 

Commander, 

Ljmn. 
Israel H. DeWolf, 

Asst, AdjiUimt-Oeneral, 

Boston. 
Daniel C. Eldredoe, 

Aast. Quartermaater-Oeneral, 

Hyde Park. 



1909. 

Elizabeth P. Sawyer, 

President, 
New Bedford. 
Mart E. Elliot, 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 
Fannie M. Jones, 

Treasurer, 

Somerville. 



tJ. WiLLARD Brown, 

Commander, 

Stoneham. 
Israel H. DeWolf, 

Asst. Adjutant-General. 

Somerville. 
Daniel Eldredoe, 

Asst. Quartermaster-General, 

Hyde Park. 



1910 

Florence Haynes, 



Mary E. Elliot, 
Fannie M. Jones, 



President, 

Salem. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 

Treasurer, 

Somerville. 



Granville C. Fiske, 

Commander, 

Ashland 
Wilfred A. Wetherbee, 

Asst. AdjulanirGeneral, 

Boston 
Eugene D. Sanborn, 

Asst. Quartermaster-Oeneral, 

Boston 



lOl 1 

Nellie F. Libbey, 



Mary E. Elliot, 
Fannie M. Jones, 



President, 

hyrm. 

Secretary, 

Somerville. 

Treasurer, 

Somerville. 



t Deceased. 



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INDEX 



Paob 
ADDRESS OF DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT 

Acknowledgments 71, 72 

Army Nurses of the Civil War 64 

Condition of the Department 56 

Conclusion 72 

Daughters of Veterans 64 

Department Headquarters 69 

Department Relief Work 60 

Exemplifications 61 

Finances 68, 69 

Grand Army of the Republic 62 

Ladies of the G.A.R 66 

Legacy from the Estate of Mary E. Jones 59, 60 

Memorial Day 66 

National Convention 66, 67 

Official Visitations 70 

ACTION ON RECOMMENDATIONS OF 

Department President 217 

Department Secretary 244 

Department Inspector 238 

Department Instituting and Installing Officer 266 

ACTION ON REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON 

Department President's Address 217, 218 

Department Senior Vice-President's Report 257 

Department Jimior Vice-President's Report 256, 257 

Department Secretary's Report 244 

Department Treasurer's Report 258 

Department Chaplain's Report 250 

Department Inspector's Report 238 

Department Counselor's Report 254 

Department Instituting and Installing Officer's Report . . . 256 

Department Patriotic Instructor's Report 245 

Department Press Correspondent's Report 256 

Report of Delegate-at-Large 260 



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ACTION ON REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON— Continued Page 

Department Rooms at the Soldiers' Home 253, 254 

Dormitory at Soldiers' Home 248 

Report of Committee on Resolutions 261, 262 

Report of Department Relief Conamittee 252, 253 

Report of Department Senior Aide 220 

ACTION ON REPORT OF COUNCIL MEETINGS 198, 200, 208 

ADJOURNMENT 

Tuesday Morning Session 195 

Tuesday Afternoon Session 237 

Wednesday Morning Session 243 

ANNIVERSARY AND PUBLIC RECEPTION 272 



APPOINTMENTS FOR CONVENTION 

Assistant Secretary 3 

Color Bearers 3 

Conductors 4 

Guards 4, 5 

Pianist 4 

Platform Aides 5 



APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES FOR CONVENTION 

Acconmiodation Committee 5 

Anniversary and Reception Committee 195 

Courtesies 5 

Credentials 5 

Greetings to the Army Nurses 195 

Greetings to the Department Encampment G.A.R 195 

Greetings to the Department Convention of the Daughters of 

Veterans 195 

Greetings to the Division Encampment of the Sons of Veterans 195 

Greetings to the Sons of Veterans Auxiliary 195 

Greetings to the Ladies of the G.A.R 195 

Information 6 

Nomination of Delegates and Alternates to National Con- 
vention 194 

Luncheon Committee 6 

Press 5 

Reports of Department Officers 192 

Resolutions 194 

Sale of Department History 237 

Telegrams and Messages 6 



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APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON ADDRESS OF DE- P^ob 

PARTMENT PRESIDENT 192 

APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS 2X6, 240 

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON TESTIMONLO. TO 
MRS. LIBBEY, RETIRING DEPARTMENT PRESI- 

DENT 245 

APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS AT INSTALLATION BY MRS. 
LIBBEY, DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT, VIZ.: 

Department Secretary 271 

Department Inspector 271 

Department Counselor 271 

Department Instituting and Installing Officer 271 

Department Patriotic Instructor 271 

Department Press Correspondent 271 

ASSISTANT INSPECTORS 

Appointment of 295, 296 

Assignment of 312 

BALLOT FOR 

Department President 219 

Department Senior Vice-President 223 

Department Junior Vice-President 227 

Department Treasxirer 228 

Department Chaplain .• 229 

Chairman Department Executive Board 237 

Second Member Executive Board 254, 259 

Third Member Executive Board 262, 266 

Fourth Member Executive Board 268, 269 

Fifth Member Executive Board 270 

BOUND JOURNALS FOR LIBRARIES 207 

CIRCULAR LETTERS 328-334 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM 

Conunander-in-Chief Trimble 276 

Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President 225 

Senior Vice-Commander-in-Chief G.A.R 276 

Dudley M. Holman, Secretary to Governor Foss 276 

Major Green of the Governor's Staff 277 

Hon. J. B. Lewis, National Patriotic Instructor G.A.R. . . . 277 

Commander-in-Chief McGuire, Sons of VetCTans 278 

JuUa P. Nason, National Junior Vice-President 225 

Jennie B. Higgins, National Secretary 226 



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358 THntTT-THIBO ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM — Continued Pag. 

Abbie Lynch, National Treasurer 226 

May L. Douglas, National Chaplain . . . : 226 

Jennie I. Berry, National Counselor 231 

Lois M. Knauff, National Patriotic Instructor 227 

Lillian P. Eddy, National Press Correspondent 233 

Bell W. BUss, National Instituting and Installing Officer . . 227 

Mary E. Seely, Chairman National Executive Board .... 233 

E. B. Stillings, Past Junior Vice-Commander-in-Chief G.A.R. 277 

James T. Wellington, Division Commander Sons of Veterans . 278 
Elizabeth T. Kirchgassner, Department President Daughters 

of Veterans 278 

Flora Staples Whitney, National President Sons of Veterans 

Auxiliary 278 

Sarah L. Miurphy, Department President Ladies of the G.A.R. 279 

Geraldine E. Frisbie, Past National Inspector G.A.R 227 

Lizzie L. Elkins, Department President, New Hampshire . . 232 

Mary E. Dexter, Department President, Rhode Island . . . 232 

Kate G. Raynor, Department President, Ohio 233 

Nina M. Stoughton, Department President, Vermont .... 232 

Enmia B. Lowd, Past Department President, 'Massachusetts . 225 

Mary G. Deane, Past Department President, Massachusetts . 231 

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT IN REPORT OF DEPART- 
MENT INSPECTOR 138 

CONVENTION CLOSED WEDNESDAY EVENING 271 

COUNCIL RECORDS 

First Meeting, April 7, 1911 195-198 

Second Meeting, August 1, 1911 198-200 

Third Meeting, March 9, 1912 200-207 

CONVENTION ROLL-CALL 8-55 

CORPS RELIEF WORK 59, 84, 85 

DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS 64 

DECISIONS OF THIRTY-SECOND DEPARTMENT CONVEN- 
TION 287,288 

DECISIONS OF TWENTY-NINTH NATIONAL CONVENTION 182 

DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES TO NATIONAL CONVEN- 
TION AT ROCHESTER, N.Y 289 



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DBPARTMBNT OF MASSACHUSBTTS, W.R.C. 359 

DEPARTMENT AIDES APPOINTED BY MRS. LIBBEY, Pao. 

DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT 297-307 

DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, G.A.R. AND W.R.C. 348 

DEPARTMENT FAIR PROPOSED 60, 217 

DEPARTMENT OFFICERS, G.A.R., 1911 339 

DEPARTMENT OFFICERS, W.R.C, 1911 338 

DEPARTMENT RECEPTION AT ROCHESTER 336 

DEPARTMENT RELIEF COMMITTEE . 286, 286 

DEPARTMENT RELIEF FUND (CONTRIBUTIONS AC- 
KNOWLEDGED IN GENERAL ORDERS) ... 290, 310, 317, 323 

DEPARTMENT RELIEF WORK 233-236 

DEPARTMENT DORMITORY AT THE SOLDIERS' HOME . 246-248 

DETAIL FOR ASSISTANT INSPECTORS 335 

ELECTION OF 

Department President 219 

Department Senior Vice-President 223 

Department Junior Vice-President 227 

Department Treasurer ^228 

Department Chaplain 229 

Chairman Department Executive Board 237 

Second Member Executive Board 259 

Third Member Executive Board 266 

Fourth Member Executive Board 269 

.Fifth Member Executive Board 270 

Auditing Committee 196 

Alternates to National Convention to fill vacancies 198, 199 

Delegates and Alternates to National Convention 269 

Mrs. Nellie F. Libbey and Mrs. D. S. Davis as Members of 

Dormitory Committee 249 

EVENING ANNIVERSARY AND RECEPTION 272-279 

EXEMPLIFICATIONS 61,294.295 

FINANCES 58, 88-103 

FLAG LAW 330 



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^ Page 

GENERAL ORDERS, CIRCULAR LETTERS, ETC 285-334 

GIFTS TO 

Mrs. Davis, National President 220, 258 

Mrs. Haynes, National Inspector 262, 270 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President 

7, 191, 229, 238, 239, 242, 246, 248, 253, 270 

Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller, Past National President 245 

Mrs. Holbrook, Department President-elect 219 

Mrs. Kendall, Department Senior Vice-President-elect . . . 223 

Mrs. Smith, Department Junior Vice-President-elect .... 244 

Miss ElUot, Department Secretary 229 

Mrs. Jones, Department Treasurer 229 

Mrs. Starkweather, Department Chaplain-^ect 229 

Miss Burton, Chairman-elect of Department Executive Board 257 

Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the RepubUc . 241 

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC 62 

GREETINGS BY 

Commander-in-Chief Trimble 241 

Mrs. Davis, National President 239 

Rev. Dr. Schumaker, Pastor Shawmut Church 6 

Mrs. Daggett, Past National Senior Vice-President 231 

Oflftcial Committee from the Grand Army Encampment . . . 240 

Delegation from the Daughters of Veterans 249 

Officers Massachusetts Army Nurse Association 242 

Official Committee from Division Encampment Sons of Vet- 
erans 242 

Lieut.-Col. C. R. Mudge Camp No. 1, Sons of Veterans, of Lynn 239 
Delegation from the Sons of Veterans AuxiUary of Massachu- 
setts 253 

Ladies of the G.A.R 191 

IN MEMORIAM 281-284 

INSPECTIONS, 1911 131-140, 143 

INSTALLATION OF CORPS OFFICERS, JANUARY, 1911 . . 148 

INSTALLATION OF DEPARTMENT OFFICERS, 1912 . . . 270, 271 

INSTITUTION OF GEORGE A. CUSTER CORPS 155, MILL- 
BURY 57,58 

INTRODUCTION TO CONVENTION OF 

Army Nurses 241,242 

Commander-in-Chief Trimble and Staff 241 



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DBPABTMBirr OF KAS8A0HUSBTTB, W3.C. 361 

INTRODUCTION TO CONVENTION OF— Continued Paoe 

Mrs. Cora M. Davis, National President 216, 239, 246 

Adjutant-Genial Koch 241 

Past Junior Vice-Commander-in-Chief E. B. Stillings .... 241 

Charles Thompson of the Commander-in-Chief's Staff .... 241 

Mrs. Florence Haynes, National Inspector 216, 239, 246 

Mrs. Ida C. Rolfe, Member National Executive Board . . . 216 
Mrs. EUza Brown Daggett, Past National Senior Vice-Presi- 
dent 231 

Delegation from Department Encampment G.A.R 240, 241 

Miss Nina A. Littlefield, National Senior Vice-President, 

Daughters of Veterans 249 

Rev. E. E. Schumaker, Pastor Shawmut Church 6 

Delegation from Division Encampment Sons of Veterans . . 242 

Delegation from Camp No. 1, Sons of Veterans, Lynn . . . 239 

Delegation from Daughters of Veterans Convention .... 249 

Delegation from Sons of Veterans AuxiUary 253 

Department Officers 3 

Department Aides 242 

Department Relief Committee 7 

Past National OflBcers 6 

Visitors from Other States 7, 191, 244 

INVITATION TO RECEPTION AT ROCHESTER, N.Y. ... 336 

INVITATION TO THIRTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY DEPART- 
MENT OF MASSACHUSETTS W.R.C 337 

LEGACY FROM THE ESTATE OF MARY E. JONES ... 59, 201, 269 

MEMORIAL DAY 65, 106-130, 249, 250 

MEMORIAL PAGES 281-284 

MINUTES OF DEPARTMENT COUNCIL 195-207 

NATIONAL CONVENTION AT ROCHESTER .... 66, 67, 86, 177-189 

NOMINATIONS FOR 

Department President 215, 216 

Department Senior Vice-President 219, 220 

Department Junior Vice-President 223, 224 

Department Treasurer 228 

Department Chaplain 229 

Chairman Department Executive Board 230 

Second Member Executive Board 251, 252 

Third Member Executive Board 259 

Fourth Member Executive Board 266 

Fifth Member Executive Board 269 



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OPENING SESSION OF CONVENTION 3 

PATRIOTIC WORK . . .67,68,69,162-174,221,222,244,245,269,329-331 

PORTRAITS OF 

Nellie F. Libbey, Department President Frontispiece 

Granville C. Fiske, Department Commander . facing 59 

Mary E. Holbrook, Department Senior Vice-President . . . facing 73 
Marie J. Kendall, Department Junior Vice-President .... facing 73 

Mary E. Elliot, Department Secretary facing 78 

Fannie M. Jones, Department Treasurer facing 92 

Eleanore E. Brown, Department Chaplain, facing 73 

Mary A. Landt, Department Inspector facing 73 

Florence Haynes, Department Counselor facing 73 

Eliza F. Stiles, Department Instituting and Installing Oflficer . facing 152 

Laura I. Smith, Department Patriotic Instructor facing 152 

Hattie A. Calahan, Department Press Correspondent .... facing 152 
Nina B. Lovejoy, Chairman Department Executive Board . . facing 206 
Sarah E. Southwick, Second Member Executive Board . . . facing 206 

Susie F. Burton, Third Member Executive Board facing 206 

Nettie D. Hill, Fourth Member Executive Board facing 206 

Rebecca A. Pickett, Fifth Member Executive Board .... facing 206 
Sarah E. Fuller, First Department President of Massachusetts facing 196 
Dorcas H. Lyman, Chairman Department Relief Committee . facing 152 

Annie P. Atwood, Department Senior Aide facing 152 

Col. William M. Olin, National Chief of Staff, G.A.R facing 282 

Hubert O. Moore, Past Assistant Adjutant-General facing 284 

Capt. Daniel C. Eldredge, Past Assistant Quartermaster- 
General facing 283 

Lincoln Bust and Tablet facing 221 

Souvenir Badge, National Convention at Rochester facing 177 

PRESENTATION TO COMMONWEALTH OF LINCOLN BUST 

AND TABLET 69, 221 

PRESENTATION OF FLAGS TO FOREIGN MISSIONARIES . 68 

PRESENTATION OF FLAGS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 68, 156-172, 274, 275 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 267 

RECOMMENDATIONS IN 

Address of Department President 57,60,61,64,68,69,70 

Report of Department Secretary 85 

Report of Department Inspector 143 

Report, of Department Press Correspondent 176 

Report of Committee on Address of Department President 212, 213 



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RELIEF WORK . 69,60,84,85,233-236 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE 211 

REPORT OF DELEGATE-AT-LARGE TO NATIONAL CON- 
VENTION AT ROCHESTER 177-189 

REPORT OF DEPARTMENT OFFICERS: 

Address of Department President 56-72 

Department Senior Vice-President 73 

Department Junior Vice-President 74 

Department Secretary 76-88 

Department Treasurer 89-105 

Department Chaplain 106-130 

Department Inspector 131-143 

Department Counselor 145-147 

Department Instituting and Installing Ofl&cer 148 

Department Patriotic Instructor 152-174 

Department Press Correspondent 175 

Chairman Department Executive Board •. . . . 202, 206 

Department Senior Aide 190 

REPORT OF CHAIRMAN DEPARTMENT PATRIOTIC AIDES . 221, 222 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ADDRESS OF DEPART- 
MENT PRESIDENT 211-214, 217, 218 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON 

Auditing 210,211 

Credentials 214, 239, 250 

Department Senior Vice-President's Report 257 

Department Junior Vice-President's Report 256, 257 

Department Secretary's Report 243, 244 

Department Treasurer's Report 258 

Department Chaplain's Report 249, 250 

Department Inspector's Report 238 

Department Counselor's Report . 254 

Department Instituting and Installing Officer's Report . . . 255 

Department Patriotic Instructor's Report ......... 244, 245 

Department Press Correspondent's Report 256 

Delegate-at-Large Report 260 

Department Relief Committee's Report 252 

Department Senior Aide's Report 220 

Greetings to Army Nurses 262 

Greetings to the Daughters of Veterans 270 

Greetings to the Ladies of the G.A.R 220 

Greetings to the Sons of Veterans 262 



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Page 

REPORT OF CHAIRMAN DEPARTMENT PATRIOTIC AIDE8 221, 222 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATION OF DELE- 
GATES AND ALTERNATES TO NATIONAL CONVEN- 
TION 268 

REPORT OF DEPARTMENT RELIEF COMMITTEE .... 233-236 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENT ROOMS AT 

THE SOLDIERS' HOME 263, 254 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENT DORMITORY 

AT THE SOLDIERS' HOME 246, 247, 248 

REPORT OF DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT TO DEPARTMENT 

COMMANDER 59 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL G.A.R. FUND . . 263-265 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TELEGRAMS AND MESSAGES 208-210 

REPORT OF TELLERS . 237,258,259,262,266,268 

RESOLUTIONS 260,261,262 

ROLL OF CONVENTION 8-55 

ROSTER OF CORPS: 

Alphabetically Arranged by Towns 343 

By Counties 79-84 

By Date of Charter 345-347 

ROSTER DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, G.A.R. . . 339 

ROSTER DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. . . 338 

SESSIONS OF CONVENTION: 

Tuesday Morning , 3 

Tuesday Afternoon 195 

Wednesday Morning 237 

Wednesday Afternoon 243 

SOLDIERS' HOME 66,253 

STATISTICS OF MEMBERSHIP 76-84 



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DBPARTBiBNT OP MASSACHUSETTS, W.R.C. 365 

TABULATED REPORTS: Pag. 

Department Chaplain ^ ^. . . . 125-129 

Department Inspector 132-138 

Department Patriotic Instructor 153-167 

By Counties 79 

TESTIMONIAL TO MRS. LIBBEY, RETIRING DEPARTMENT 

PRESIDENT 245 

TRIBUTES TO THE MEMORY OF 

Col. WiUiam M. Olin 282 

Capt. Daniel C. Eldredge 283 

Hubert O. Moore 284 

UNOFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS 272 

VOTE OF THANKS TO 

Mrs. Davis, National President 260, 271 

Mrs. Libbey, Department President ^ 270 

Mrs. Landt, Department Inspector 239 

Mrs. Smith, Department Patriotic Instructor 245 

Mrs. Calahan, Department Press Correspondent 256 

Department Patriotic Aides 223, 253 

Mrs. Weston, Pianist of Convention 262 

J. Harry Hartley, Military Editor Boston Globe 256 



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