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elections, and to the distribution of public office; also, by Mr. MATTHEWS, a Proposal for the Enlargement of University Learning in New England, 1658–1660. Various original papers relating to the execution of John Brown and to the War of Secession are also included.

Beside the tributes paid to deceased members, five memoirs of Resident Members are printed: that of Daniel Henry Chamberlain, by Mr. GILBERT ; that of Peleg Whitman Chandler, by Mr. STANWOOD; that of Henry Gardner Denny, by Mr. Shaw; that of Samuel Edward Herrick, by Dr. GORDON; and that of Solomon Lincoln, by John D. Long. Four of these are accompanied by photogravure portraits.

The consolidated index of the Second Series of the Proceedings is in press, and will probably be published before the next annual meeting.

The By-Laws of the Society now in use, the result of a careful revision, are included in the proceedings of the April meeting, 1908. This revision, printed together with a new draft of the Short Account of the Society, by Mr. Smith, and a complete list of the officers and members of the Society from its beginning to the time of publication, has been distributed in book form.

CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS,
EDWARD STANWOOD,
JAMES FORD RHODES,

Committee.

BOSTON, October 22, 1908.

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Corresponding Member elected, Wilberforce Eames
Bequest of Stephen Salisbury received .
Report of the Council
Report of the Treasurer
Report of the Auditing Committee
Report of the Librarian
Report of the Cabinet-Keeper
Report of the Committee on the Library and Cabinet
Officers elected
Action on the declination of Charles C. Smith to be re-elected

Treasurer.
Paper by John D. Long on a Reference to W. II. Seward in

Carl Schurz's Reminiscences
Paper by EDWARD STANWOOD on An Anticipation of the

Monroe Doctrine

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