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Page 7 of Ancestry, life and reminiscences of Gen. Wilbur R. Smith, Lexington, Kentucky, many years an educator, official and honored citizen / the inception of this book was by resolution from the Philemporium Society of the Commercial College of Kentucky University.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Important suggestions concerning the State Militia. General Smith's resignation as Adjutant General. Election of Governor Bradley as United States Senator. CHAPTER VII. EFFORTS FOR FREEDOM OF CUBA. Reminiscences of an U. S. Consul to Cuba influence Gen. Smith to champion her freedom in after years. Promoter of the first mass meeting in the United States, advocat- ing Cuban freedom. Collecting funds for Cuban Patriots. Securing the mobilization of the State troops at Lexington, Ky. Requests Governor Bradley for a commission to raise a Regiment. He visits Cuba. Meeting General Gomez, Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Army. His visit to Morro Castle. Visits Castle Atares. where Crittenden was shot by Spanish soldiers. Meets Maj. James Bryant at Matanzas, Cuba. CHAPTER VIII. MEXICAN WAR VETERANS. Made honorary Member of National Association of Mexican War Veterans and then their Seeretary and Treasurer. Planning and assisting in carrying out their annual programme at meetings in different cities. Successful campaign for increase of Mexican War Veterans' pen- sions by Congress. Presentation of Badge of Honor by the National Association of Mexican War Veterans. CHAPTER IX. HEI.D MVANY POSITIONS OF HONOR AND TRUST. Appointed by Mayors of Lexington, different Governors of Ken- tucky. and by the President of the United States to posi- tions of honor and trust. In Social, Patriotic, Historical and Fraternal Societies. Also in Banks and other organizations. Member of Lincoln Centennial Celebration. Committee at Lincoln's old home. An Odd Fellow and E. A. Mason. In Financial and Banking Concerns. 7

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