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Motion Made at a Meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati, [4 July 1804]

Motion Made at a Meeting of the Society
of the Cincinnati

[New York, July 4, 1804]

On the 4th of July, on motion of Hamilton, the Committee were directed, in case of a favorable report upon claims for admission as a member of right (except where there may have been a previous admission in another State Society), to report specifically the ground upon which they conceive the original right of the applicant to stand, and the reason which may have prevented an earlier application for admission if any delay has been.1

The Institution of the Society of the Cincinnati … Together with Some of the Proceedings of the General Society, and the New-York Society (New York, 1851), 101.

1Aaron Burr also attended this meeting of the Cincinnati, at which H sang an old military song. See “What Was Hamilton’s ‘Favorite Song?’” William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., XII (April, 1955), 298–307.

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