Friday, 23rd of June 2017

Friday, 23rd of June 2017

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he purposes of this Society shall be to perpetuate the ideals of worthy warriors who served as a military
or naval officer, or as a soldier, sailor, or marine, or as a privateersman, under authority of any of
the Colonies which afterward formed the United States, or in the forces of Great Britain which
participated with those of the said Colonies in any wars in which the said Colonies were engaged, or in
which they enrolled men, during the period from the settlement of Jamestown, May l3, 1607, to the battle
of Lexington, April 19, 1775; or who held office in any of the Colonies between the dates above mentioned.

The purposes of this Society shall also be to commemorate the memory of the principal events in the
history of the various Colonial Wars which took place during this period, and to this end:

  1. To discover, collect, and preserve all existing monuments, memorabilia and documents relating to Colonial history and genealogy.
  2. To gather a library composed of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, pictures and other material relating to Colonial history and genealogy.
  3. To cause to be prepared and delivered before the Society lectures on matters relating to Colonial history and genealogy.
  4. To cause to be prepared and published books, monographs and pamphlets or other publications relating to Colonial history and genealogy.
  5. To award prizes for work on subjects relating to Colonial history and genealogy and to award fellowships or scholarships to students of Colonial history in accredited American colleges and universities.
  6. To support, when practicable, Colonial causes, charities, enterprises and institutions in the State of New Jersey.
  7. To promote and encourage social intercourse between its members and between it and other Societies of Colonial Wars in other States.