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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Hibernian Benevolent Society 1852
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 02:32:54 -0600


Chicago Tribune April 21, 1852

HIBERNIAN BENEVOLENT & SOCIETY

At a regular meeting of the Hibernian Benevolent Society of
Chicago, held on Wednesday evening, April 14th, at the
Rio Grande House, pursuant to public notice, for the purpose
of electing officers of the Society to serve during the Present year,
and for the transaction of other business. After the admission
of several members to the Society, a committee of seven being
appointed to make nominations for the different offices, said
committee reported to the Society the names of the following
gentlemen who were unanimously elected by ballot:

CHAS O'CONNORPresident
PHILIP OCONNELY ? Vice President
PATRICK CONOLYTreasurer
PATRICK NUGENTSecretary
Executive Committee: Patrick O'Connor, Michael Gleason, Thomas Devoy
John Quinn and Michael ? (Prior).

The Principal objects of the above society are the union of Irishmen,
for
the purpose of raising a fund to be applied for the sustenance and
support
of sick members, for the decent and respectful interment of deceased
members of the society, and with a view to promote and encourage a
friendly and affectionate feeling of Brotherhood among Irish men in
Chicago
regardless of the particular sections of Ireland from which they hail,
and regardless of their political or religious feelings or principles.

N.B. the next regular meeting of the society will he held at he Rio
Grande House
on Wednesday evening, May 5th, at half past seven o'clock.
P. Nugent Sec'y.


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