The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 4, July 1900 - April, 1901 Page: 60
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60 Texas Historical Association Quater y.
Association a fac-simile of the great seal of the Confederate States,'
which was received by President Reagan. In reference thereto the
following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That the thanks of the Association are hereby tendered
Mrs. Sallie ISawyers Ayres and Mrs. Cornelia Branch Stone for the
fac-simile of the great seal of the Confederacy generously given it
by the former through the agency of the latter.
,A similar resolution was adopted relative to the gift by Mr. J. W.
D:arlington, of Taylor, ,of a painting of the first capitol building of
the Republic erected in Austin.2
The ,Association then proceeded to the election of officers for the
year 1900-1901. Judge John, H. Reagan was elected President,
and Hon. Guy IM. Bryan, Mrs. Julia Lee Sinks, ex-Gov. F. R. Lub-
bock and 'T. S. Miller, IDsq., were elected Vice-iPresidents in the
order given. 'Mr. L. G. Bugbee was elected Corresponding Secre-
tary and 'Treasurer; Judges Z. T. Fulmore and John C. Townes
were elected Members of the Council from the Fellows, Judge Ful-
more for the term ending in 1903, and Judge Townes to fill the
unexpired term of Judge Raines, resigned." Dr. Rufus, C. Burle-
son was elected from the members to serve on the Council for the
tenm ending in 1905.
The Association then adjourned.
1Mns. Ayres writes that the ,original seal is a block of 'silver about two
inches Ithick, 'which she understands to be now in the possession of a
United IStates army 'officer; that Col. John fT. Pickett, of Kentucky, had
the reproductions made; and that she recently purchased from his son all
that remained 'of them. With each reproduction goes a certificate from
J. IS. and A. B. Wyon, 'chief engravers of 'her Majesty's seals, whose prede-
cessor, Joseph S. (Wyon, engraved the original in 1864 for James M. Mason,
then representing the Confederate IStates in London. The certificate states
that the reproduction must be correct for the reason that its impression is
the same as that which the Wyons have preserved from the original, of
which they have never made a duplicate.
RMr. Darlington, who 'was one of the builders, gave the assurance that the
painting, though executed only from descriptions furnished by himself, is
-a faithful 'representation of the old capitol. President IReagan, who knew
the building well, added his 'testimony to the same effect.
sJudge 'Raines became, by 'his appointment a't State Librarian, an em-
officio member ,of the COouncil, and 'has therefore given up his place as an
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