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The New York Times, January 18, 1906

Association Formed to Plan for a Centennial in 1907.

Next year is the centenary of the sailing of Robert Fulton's Claremont from New York to Albany. A meeting was held yesterday afternoon at the Waldorf-Astoria to form an association to erect a monument to the inventor. Gen. Frederick D. Grant was in the chair. Hugh Gordon Miller was secretary, and among those present were Robert Fulton Cutting, great-nephew of the inventor; Samuel L. Clemens ("Mark Twain,") Andrew F. Burleigh, Col. John A. Sheppard, Col. H. O. L. Heistand, and Col. Albert A. Pope.

The Battery or some place on the Hudson was suggested in the talk over a site for the monument. The names of J. Pierpont Morgan, Lyman E. Gage, and Jacob H. Schiff were mentioned as among the possibilities for treasurer. Subscriptions are to be solicited from every part of the United States and from other countries.

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