R.E. Lee Monumental Association formed New Orleans January 1871.

So if the Lee Monument organized and paid for the monument in New Orleans the question is then (and will have to search it), who owns it. Did they give it to the city or indefinite loan or does the deed have conditions on it?

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R.E. Lee Monumental Association formed New Orleans January 1871. - The Monument to i-es. i-es. i-es. The members...
The Monument to i-es. i-es. i-es. The members of the Executive Committee Committee of the B E. Lee Monumental Association, Association, in a card which appears in another another column, announce that they are about to commence the collection of the funds nectstary to carry out the objeet of the association, viz : the erection of a grand monument in this city to the grandest gentleman of his age, the peerless peerless and immortal Lee. It is the purpose of the association to make the proposed monument in every way worth of the man whose memory it is designed to perpetuate monument of noble aEd imposing character, so that for all coming time those who point to it may say " Lo, the evidence of a peoples peoples admiration and love '." Even as Lee towered above ordinary mortals in the majesty of his character, so ahculd the pile our affection rears to his memory rise fax above the monuments monuments to other men. It should be the work of some master hand the conception conception of a genius capable of appreciating the grandeur, the sublimity of the man. The gentlemen who have been appointed appointed to canvass the city will oom-menoe oom-menoe oom-menoe at once, and those who intend to subscribe should bear in mind that, owing to the length of time over which the work must extend, the payments may be very easily arranged. They, instead of subscribing in cash, give notes, which will be collected at maturity. Parties who may desire to aid the association by giving balls or other entertainments, should communicate with Mr. E. A. Tyler, Chairman of the Sub-Committee Sub-Committee Sub-Committee to which this branch of the enterprise has been confided. The following well known citizens compose the Executive Committee: Samuel II. Kennedy, Am. Fortier, A. W. Bosworth, Wm. S. Pike, E. A. Tyler, Samuel Boyd, E. 8. Morse, Wm. II. Dameron and Lloyd B Coleman.

Clipped from The Times-Picayune29 Jan 1871, SunPage 15

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)29 Jan 1871, SunPage 15
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  • R.E. Lee Monumental Association formed New Orleans January 1871. — So if the Lee Monument organized and paid for the monument in New Orleans the question is then (and will have to search it), who owns it. Did they give it to the city or indefinite loan or does the deed have conditions on it?

    blevins – 02 Feb 2016

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