Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book

Identifier

WWP17245

Description

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

Language

English

Text

Jeff. Hall

House was called to order President Gibson in the chair, after roll call the minutes were read & with a single correction approved. The following gentlemen were then elected members—Messrs W. Minor, Jack, Dabney & Hallam. The following gentlemen were question was chosen for to-night three weeks “Is the Government of Great Britain better adapted to promote the welfare of society than that of the US? There were appointed as debaters

Affirmative
Messrs. Andrews
Thom Lea

Messrs.Robinson


Negative
DanielHolcombeWilson
The Treasurer’s report was read & the caucus hear heard & acted upon. Mr. Bruce’s amendment after being largely & spiritedly discussed was lost from failure to obtain the requisite two thirds majority. After Vice-President’s report the Society adjourned.
WL LeFevre Secy.
BD Gibson Presdt.—

Original Format

Meeting Minutes

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/MinutesPg8687.pdf

Tags

Citation

University of Virginia. Jefferson Society, “Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book,” 1879 October 18, WWP17245, Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Records, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.