From George Turner
Philadelphia 22d May 87
I have the Honour to enclose an Extract from the Minutes of the late General Meeting, which immediately concerns the Office of President-Genl—whenever the whole of the Minutes can be fairly transcribed the Copy will be forwarded to your Excellency1 by, Sir, Your most obedient and mo: humble Servant
Assist: Secy Genl
1. No minutes of the General Meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati in May 1787 have been found. Edward Carrington of Virginia wrote George Weedon, 18 June 1787, that the General Meeting had “avoided the publication of any part of these proceedings except the election of Officers—publications answer no useful purposes to the Order, and are often the Means of bringing into Public speculation things that are not matured and of course liable to misconstruction” (Hume, Papers of Virginia Cincinnati, description begins Edgar Erskine Hume, ed. Papers of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia, 1783–1824. Richmond, 1938. description ends 168–71).