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_PROCEEDINGS

AND ADDRESSES AT

LANCASTER,

PA.,

NOV.

6,

1908

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The Pennsylvania-German

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and buildings of that

institution

Society.

were inspected and greatly

admired.

Because of a serious attack of laryngitis the president of

Hon. John Wanamaker, of Philadelphia, was prevented from being present, much to the disappointment of those in attendance. In his absence the Society was called to order at lo.oo a. m., by James M. Lamberton, Esq., of Harrisburg, Pa., the Society, the

Vice-President,

who

ably presided during

its

various ses-

sions.

The meeting was opened with

a

fervent invocation

by the Rev. Theo. E. Schmauk, D.D., of Lebanon, Pa., after which a cordial welcome was extended to those present by the Rev. John

S.

Stahr, D.D.,

LL.D., president

of Franklin and Marshall College.

Address of Welcome.

Mr.

President:

On tion

the fifteenth of April, 1891, pursuant to an Invitaextended to representative members of the people

Germans, there was held in the court house in this city a meeting which resulted in the orThe Soganization of the Pennsylvania-German Society. ciety had a small beginning; but since the day of Its orIt has grown ganization it has had a prosperous career. in membership. It has accomplished a work of which it may well be proud, and it has won a place and a standing of no mean significance among similar societies in this called the Pennsylvania

I deem It an honor, therefore, to be permitted welcome the Society again to the city of its birth. The Society has done two things. It has helped the

country. to

Pennsylvania Germans to find themselves.

veloped

among them

a consciousness of their

It

has

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Response

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to

Address of JFelcome.

response to this welcome was fittingly

presiding

James M. Lamberton,

officer,

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made by

Esq.,

the

vice-

first

president and acting president:

Response to the Address of Welcome.

To the cordial words of welcome so graciously spoken by Franklin and Marshall’s honored president, the Chairman is not prepared fully and fittingly to reply. It certainly is very appropriate that this Society should meet again in Lancaster where not only was it organized but where the first steps looking to an organization were taken.

It

is

delightful to meet within these classic shades

of old Franklin and Marshall, and

its

associated

insti-

whose alumni have taken such a distinguished part the affairs of the commonwealth and of the nation. To the good citizens of the City of the Red Rose, we

tutions, in

return hearty thanks.

Despite the enforced absence of President because of to

illness,

what proved

the audience

to be a

The

of the session.

Wanamaker,

treated, at this period,

most novel and interesting feature

annual address of the president, pre-

viously transmitted by liv'ered to those

was

him

to suitable cylinders,

present through

tlie

was

de-

instrumentality of a

very superior Edison phonograph

in a clear,

satisfactory manner, meeting, at

conclusion, with hearty

its

distinct

and

and deserved applause.

Introductory Letter. Private Office, New York, November Dear

Officers

5,

’08

and Brethren

of the Pennsylvania-German State Society: I

have great sorrow for

annual meeting

in

my

necessary absence from the

Lancaster, owing to the condition of

my

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