Annual Meeting of the Infidel Association of America

The Herald of Progress (New York), October 20, 1860, p. 5:

The Infidel Convention.

    The annual meeting of the Infidel Association of America, was held at the City Assembly Rooms, on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 9th and 10th.  The following were the officers of the Convention:
    President—Horace Seaver, of Boston.
    Vice Presidents—Ernestine L. Rose, of New York; Otis Clapp, of Massachusetts; R. Wallen, of Pennsylvania; Joseph Lawton, of Rhode Island; O. S. Murray, of Ohio; A. Duval, of the District of Columbia, and Thomas Dennis, of New Jersey.
    Secretaries—J. M. Beckett, Thomas Curtis.
    Business Committee—T. L. Savage, of Massachusetts; E. L. Rose, of New York; Joseph Treat, of Ohio; J. F. Mendum, of Massachusetts, and John Windt, of New York.
    Finance Committee—W. E. Rose, of New York; J. P. Mendum.
    The attendance was not large, the papers state the numbers the first day at 150.  On Monday it was still less.
    We were only able to look in upon the meeting on Monday.  The question at that time under consideration was the opening of a Hall in New York City for purposes of promulgating liberal principles; to be in part sustained by the national society.
    The prominent speakers in the Convention were Thomas Curtis, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Ernestine L. Rose, of New York; Horace Seaver, of Boston; and O. S. Murray and Joseph Treat, of Ohio.
    We may hereafter publish some of the resolutions considered by the Association, copies of which are furnished us too late for insertion this week.


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