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Title: Minutes of March 5, 1799 [Meeting to Create Rules Establishing a Memorial for Deceased Members]: Electronic Edition.
Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Philanthropic Society
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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First Edition, 2007
Size of electronic edition: ca. 20K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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Title of collection: Records of the Philanthropic Society (#40166), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Minutes of March 5, 1799 [Meeting to Create Rules Establishing a Memorial for Deceased Members]
Author: [University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Philanthropic Society]
Description: 5 pages, 5 page images
Note: Call number 40166 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Minutes of March 5, 1799 [Meeting to Create Rules Establishing a Memorial for Deceased Members]
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Philanthropic Society



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. . .
March 5th. 1799
Society met according to adjournment with the attendance of all its members.
    Mr. George Mars Prest.
    Mr. William Murfree Supervisor
    Mr. Johnston Blakeley Treasurer
    Mr. Nicholas Long Librarian
    Messers George Long & William CherryCortr.
    Thomas King Secretary.
The minutes of last meeting were read. The fines

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were likewise read and reported by the Treasurer paid. The motion laid over last meeting was read and sanctioned.
Mr. Thomas Hunt was fined 20 cents for not performing his duty last meeting.
Mr. Frank Dancy motioned that every member of this society shall be obliged to speak once in the debate. seconded.
Mr. George Long motioned that the novels in society shall be sold at the original cost (if possible) and the money thence are appropriated to the purchase of historical books. seconded.
The petition of Mr. Joseph Hawkins to become a member was read and seconded.
The committee appointed by society to devise the duties of respect and extum to be paid to the remains of such of their fellow members as shall be deposited at this place presented the following.
1st. The Grave to be inclosed and the form as followeth. The pailings to be erected in the form of a parallelogram nine feet in length and four feet in breadth. The pailings of the usual length and breadth to be plained and painted black except three inches at the upper ends to be white. The pieces to be placed at each end of the Grave shall be also plained and painted black. They shall be a foot in breadth, three

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inches in thickness and of such a length that the one at the head of the Grave shall appear two and a half feet above the surface of the earth, and that at the foot, only two. The wood of the pieces shall be of the heart of oak or yellow poplar. The name of the person departed shall be painted in white letters on the piece at the head of the Grave as well as the date of his decease and the name of the Philanthropic Society.
2nd. The Grave shall be covered with turf.
3d. Each member of the Philanthropic Society shall after the loss of a fellow member, wear for three Month on his left arm above the elbow one yard of black ribon ¾ of an inch wide, the ribon to be purchased by Society but charged to each members account.
Regular duties
Messeuers. Marmaduke Baker } Read
William Cherry
William Clark
Johnston Blakely
Frank Dancy
Thomas Benton and
William Baker.
Messeuers. Pleasant Hall }
Thomas Hunt

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and George Long composed
Messeuers. William Murfree } Spoke
James Ridley
Fleming Saunders &
John Somerville
Messeuers. Thomas King, Nicholas Long, John Branch and William Martin opened the debate on this question. Wheather ought women to have liberal education? ߞ decided they ought by a large majority.
A motion was made by Mr. George Long that another question should be chosen and discussed. rejected.
The correcters corrected the compositions
Mr. Joseph Lewis elected President
The first class speaks
The second reads and
Third composess.
Messeuers William Cherry, George Long, Thomas Benton and Fleming Saunders will open the debate on this question. Wheather ought Americans to wish success to the French or British in the present contest? Mr. George Long and Thomas Benton for the French.
Mr. William Cherry and Fleming Saunders for the British.

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The Supervisor handed in his bill
Mr. Pleasant Hall fined 20 cents for not composing 20 lines.
Messeuers William Murfree, Fleming Saunders Thomas Benton , and Thomas King fined each five cents for irregularity.
Mr. Frank Dancy 15 cents for the same
Society adjourned at nine Oclock
. . .