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Dr. F. C. Furniss stated that he had been informed that there is no set of the bound volumes of the reports of this Society in the Governor's mansion, and inasmuch as those volumes are in most public institutions of the state, he moved that a set of the volumes be forwarded to the Governor's mansion, and kept complete in the future.

The motion was duly seconded and carried.

General J. Warren Keifer stated that appropriations have been made, by the Legislature, for a monument on the battlefield of Piqua and the birthplace of Tecumseh. He has been in the habit of saying that the most important battle, in its results, of the Revolutionary War was fought partly over the farm on which he was born, which extends to and includes this battlefield and the birthplace of Tecumseh, in Clark county. "You can investigate that", said he, "Tecumseh was then only twelve years old. This was his first battle. The Indians were defeated, not only Shawanoes but Wyandots and some others. They were driven back by George Rogers Clark, August 5, 1780. This territory was claimed by Great Britain, and even Benjamin Franklin was willing at one time to concede the claim to this territory, but some Revolutionary statesmen insisted that the battle fought August 5, 1780, at Piqua, gave the territory by right of conquest to the United States. They insisted on the title not being conceded, and it was not. The pioneers came and settled the country, and instead of becoming a part of Canada there have been preserved to the United States, by reason of that battle, the territories northwest of the Ohio River — Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin, and

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we have opened a way across the plains to the Pacific Ocean. Now, what battle was more important than that?" General Keifer's remarks were greeted with applause.

Mr. Galbreath stated that he had a matter to present, of considerable importance to the Society but of no special importance to him personally. It is a suggestion for a very brief modification of the Constitution, and "I offer this resolution, and am entirely indifferent as to its adoption."

Be it resolved by The Ohio State Archæological and Historical Society, That that part of article 2, section 2, of the Constitution which reads,

"Any person who shall make a donation to the Society, the value of which shall be determined by the Trustees to be not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be entitled to life membership,"

be amended to read as follows:

"Any person who shall make a donation to the Society or contribute a service the value of which shall be determined by the Trustees to be not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be entitled to life membership.'

Colonel Hayes: Mr. Chairman, this is the second time at our annual meeting that, after the dinner bell has rung, proposed amendments to the constitution have been presented by Mr. Galbreath. Amendment of the constitution is a serious matter. It should not be done in this haphazard way. At our last meeting the amendments were passed. I objected. I had no objection to the amendment, but this is not a proper way to amend the constitution. It should be printed and submitted to us, and then acted on at the next meeting, in fact I believe it would be well to have a committee appointed to revise the constitution.

The resolution was seconded by Professor Cole.

An aye and nay vote being taken, the Chairman was in doubt as to the result, and called for a standing vote. The result of this vote was: Aye, 16; nay, 11.

The resolution was duly adopted.

Colonel Hayes moved, and it was seconded, that a committee be appointed to revise the constitution.

The Chairman being in doubt as to result of an aye and nay vote, called for a standing vote. The vote resulted as follows: Aye, 7; nay, 14.

The motion was defeated.

On motion of Professor Cole the meeting recessed to 1:45 P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION

I:45 P. M.

The meeting was called to order by President Campbell.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY.

Mr. C. W. Justice, Chairman of the Committee on Necrology, read the report as follows:

During the past year the following members of our Society have passed away:

Dr. N. B. C. Love, Perrysburg, December 29, 1922.

Mr. Spencer B. Newberry, Bay Bridge, November 28, 1922.
Mrs. S. E. Reynolds, Eaton, April 5, 1923.

Hon. Daniel J. Ryan, Columbus, June 15, 1923. Mr. Ryan was Vice President of the Society at the time of his death.

Mr. R. C. M. Hastings, Columbus, April 13, 1923.
Mr. W. D. Brickell, Columbus, August 7, 1923.
Dr. R. S. Dunlap, Columbus, January 20, 1923.
Mr. Martin B. Bushnell, Mansfield, May 1, 1923.
Mr. W. H. Rayner, Springfield, June 26, 1923.

On motion the report was received and ordered placed on file.

President Campbell stated that three Trustees

should be elected, to succeed Dr. W. O. Thompson, Colonel Webb C. Hayes and General Edward Orton Jr., whose terms expire. Mr. George F. Bareis moved: That Dr. W. O. Thompson, Colonel Webb C. Hayes and General Edward Orton, Jr., be elected Trustees to succeed themselves. The motion was seconded and carried.

Professor W. H. Siebert stated that the President of this Society, the President of the University, and the Historical Department of the University joined two years ago in extending an invitation to the American Historical Society, requesting that organization to meet in Columbus this year. Shortly after Christmas they will hold their annual meeting in Columbus. Cities all over the country bid for the meetings of the American Historical Association. At their meeting two years ago, in St. Louis, a tentative vote favored Columbus for the meeting this winter. At the New Haven meeting that vote was confirmed. Wherever the American Historical Society meets the Mississippi Valley Historical Society meets, and the Political Science Association generally meets in the same city. It is understood that the Political Science Association will meet here this coming summer. It is customary for local and state associations to extend hospitality, and it is hoped the Trustees of The Ohio State Archæological and Historical Society will take action, either at their annual meeting or some meeting in the near future, appointing a committee, with the President as Chairman, ex officio, with power to act in making arrangements, in co-operation with the local committee, for such courtesies as it may be thought best to extend to the members of these several Societies when they come here, on the Thursday, Friday and

Saturday after Christmas. That meeting is the greatest meeting of historians in the country, and their sessions will be open to the public, there will be plenty of newspaper publicity, so that all will know when the sessions occur.

Professor Siebert moved: That the Chairman appoint a committee of five, with power to act, in making proper arrangements to extend hospitality to the American Historical Society and the Ohio Associated Societies when they meet here in December.

The motion was seconded by Mr. Galbreath.

Professor Siebert explained that the Associated Societies mentioned are a part of the American Historical Society, and that the motion therefore covers only the American Historical Society.

The motion was carried.

The Chairman appointed as the Committee the following members of this Society:

Dr. W. H. Siebert, Dr. W. O. Thompson, Professor Carl Wittke, General Edward Orton, Jr., and Mr. C. B. Galbreath.

Dr. W. O. Thompson stated that he would have to withdraw from the meeting, and wished to make a re

est that some time be given to the matter of the historical work at Spiegel Grove and the question of an editorial force in connection with the QUARTERLY. He stated that he would be glad to introduce a motion if it were a proper time, but did not want to delay and get into a discussion. He stated that some one would present the question in his own name, or in the name of Dr. Thompson if desired.

President Campbell at this point called upon Governor A. V. Donahey, who was present, and responded

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