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Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter

Minutes of the
January 14, 2000, Meeting

The January 2000 meeting of the General George S. Patton, Jr., Chapter of the CASSAR was held in the Library of the Berylwood Officers Club on Friday, January 14, 2000. The meeting was called to order by President Hale Hamilton at 12:00 p.m. Following the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and SAR Pledge, members and guests adjourned to the buffet for lunch. Five Compatriots were present: President Hale Hamilton, Alan D. Buckley, Frank Budroe, Joe Coffman, Ronald Risley, and Jay C. Wood. Three guests present were: Cathy L. Buckley, Willette Budroe, and Rosemarie Risley.

Following lunch, President Hamilton reconvened the meeting at 12:40 p.m. and proceeded immediately into the program. Compatriot Jay C. Wood reported to the Chapter on Albion's Seed, an historical tome by David Hackett Fischer, Warren Professor of History, Brandeis University. In the first volume of his cultural history of the United States, Prof. Fischer examines the impact on early American society and culture of the Puritans in Massachusetts, royalist cavaliers in Virginia, Quakers in Pennsylvania, and English, Scots, and Irish immigrants in the American back country. Compatriot Wood strongly recommended the book to anyone interested in the causes and character of the American war for independence.

Following the program, the minutes of the November and December 1999 meetings were submitted and approved as distributed.

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After the SAR Recessional and Benediction, the meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m. Our next meeting will be held on February 11, 2000, in the Bard Mansion Library.

Respectfully submitted, Alan D. Buckley, Chapter Secretary.