Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book

Identifier

WWP17261

Description

Handwritten meeting minutes from the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia.

Language

English

Text

Jefferson Society Hall 

The House was called to order at 7 o’clock, President Wilson in the chair.—The roll was called & absentees noted—The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved—The president then stated that the constitution required two more members on the Joint Committee than had been appointed & added to that number Messrs. Massie & Lindsay—The Debate was next in order & was participated in on the Aff. by Messrs Patterson, Dabney & Robinson, & on the Neg. by Messrs. Youmans, Pendleton, Blair, Page & Lefevre—Decided in favour of the Neg. by a vote of eleven to four. The Question Committee submitted its report, from which the following question was selected for three weeks hence: “Should the U. S. Navy be raised to a footing similar to that of the great European powers?” Debaters appointed on the Aff.: Messrs. Patterson.on the Neg. Messrs. Pendleton.Blair.
Dabney.
Dabney.
Blair.
Youmans.Swearinger.
The report of Committee on Hall was submitted & discussed—It was decided to postpone laying carpeting & roofing the hall, but to accept the bid for repairing chandelier. The treasurer’s report was read & excuses were heard. Mr. Page introduced the following resolution wh. was tabled. “Resolved, that the initiation fee from beginning of session up to & including the first meeting in December be five dollars. The Vice President’s report was read, the second roll called & the society pronounced adjourned.

President.
Secretary.

Original Format

Meeting Minutes

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MinutesPg118119.pdf

Tags

Citation

University of Virginia. Jefferson Society, “Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book,” 1880 November 6, WWP17261, Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Records, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.