Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book


Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book


University of Virginia. Jefferson Society




1880 November 13


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




Hall of the Jeff. Society,

The House was called to order at 7 o’clock, Pres. Wilson in the chair, & proceeded to the regular order of business. Under the head of nomination & election of members, Mr. Garrison was nominated & elected, but not being present was not duly initiated. The President gave notice that at the next meeting an election of officers for the ensuing term would be held.The Question for debate was then read & discussed on the Aff. by Messrs. Swearinger & Gaines and on the Neg. by Messrs. Kent & Horner. The Question Committee submitted its report & the following question was selected for three weeks hence: “Should the U. S. have a protective tariff?” To be debated on the Aff by Messrs. Gaines RH.Neg. Messrs. Hughes.Gaines. C.B. JamesHorner.Kent.
The Treasurer’s report was read & excuses heard. Upon motion Mr. Rutherford was excused from attendance on the Society at first Roll call.Mr. Page’s resolution was taken from the table & discussed. Upon motion of Mr. Gaines it was again tabled.Mr. Robinson reported that the services of Professor’s Southall, Shele DeVere & Mallet had been secured to decide upon the magazine medal. Report adopted. It was moved to reconsider the expediency of purchasing a new carpet—Carried—The motion was discussed, put to the House & lost. The classes for Debate were read, the second Roll was called & the society adjourned—

Original Format

Meeting Minutes




University of Virginia. Jefferson Society, “Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Minute Book,” 1880 November 13, WWP17262, Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Records, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.