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Captain Courtenay was elected Chairman of the Trustees 2oth March, 1883.
Lieutenant Wilkie died 2yth September, 1889. Mr. John L. Sheppard was elected a trustee November I2th, 1889.
Major Gilchrist resigned on account of ill health March 2d, 1900, and Major W. M. Muckenfuss was elected a trustee in his place March 2d, 1900.
Major Muckenfuss died in November, 1901, and Lieutenant H. B. Olney was elected a trustee in his place January 4th, 1902.
There are two trustees ex-officio the President, W. L. I. Veteran Association, of date 1883, Colonel C. H. Simonton, and the com- manding officer of the Corps of the latter, in succession, there have been Major A. W. Marshall, 1883; Captain Julius E. Cogs- well, 1890; Captain Frank Robson, 1902.
Details of these annual benefactions during nearly three decades are not needed, but the aggregate result will show how large a work has been quietly done. Every New Year's Day the permanent an- nuity of $30 is issued, with four coupons, payable quarterly. These sums, and the current calls for temporary assistance sickness, fun- eral expenses, c., &c. foot up, since 1875, including this fiscal year of 1903, $26,521.00. The principal of the fund is now $17,000, in 5 per cent substantial securities, yielding $850 annually for twenty years to come. The previous investments had yielded 6 per cent, and 7 per cent, interest on less capital.
I append a full roll of membership in the Charitable Association, 1 866-' 74:
ROSTER OF MEMBERS FROM THE THREE COMPANIES OF THE
Adger, J. E. Atkinson, J. A.
Burger, S. J. Burnham, E. S.
Blackwood, G. G. Bomar, R. H.
Bomar, G. W. Barbot, Julian.
Brown, S. N. Carson, J. M.
Cowperthwait, W. B. Caldwell, J. S.
Cantwell, P. H. Cross, E. F.
Cohrs, C. H. Calder, E. E.
Carter, J. W. Cudworth, A.
Douglas, Campbell. Devoe, J. H.
Edgerton, E. C. Enslow, J. A., Jr.
Greer, H. I. Greer, W. R.