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42 THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY manner and were constituted a member of the Officers' Mess. At London, too, we were entertained at luncheon at the Army and Navy Club by Major General Sir Edward Woodward, the Colonel-in-Chief of • the Leicestershire Regiment, and at this function was present General Croker whose ancestry has figured for one hundred and nine years on the 17th Regiment rolls. On July 16, 1936 three members of the Field Exploration Committee, Messrs. Wall, Calver and Barck, represented the Society at the Dedication of the new Historical Museum building at Stony Point-on-the-Hudson. While the usual attention has been given to disclosure within the metropolitan district, the Hudson Highlands area has, throughout the past season, continued to be a field for our labors. A helping hand, for instance, was extended to the staff of the Trailside Museum at the westerly end of the Bear Mountain Bridge in which locality highly efficient work has been done in the exploration of the sites of Forts Clinton and Montgomery. £&#! To a recent accession of about one dozen shakos and other bits of early 19th Century headgear have' been added by the committee, several early capplates, and these objects with some uniforms and early drums are, we trust, destined to form a nucleus of Period Regular Army and State Militia equipment to be shown in the Military Room of our new building. Respectfully submitted, William L. Calver, Chairman.