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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. H. Seward in

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

Monroe Doctrine

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Letters of James Cheetham, 1801-1807, taken from the

Jefferson Papers in the Library of Congress, communicated

by WORTHINGTON C. FORD
Memoir of Samuel Edward Herrick by GEORGE A. GORDON

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MAY MEETING, 1907.

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Corresponding Member elected, George Walter Prothero
Report by the PRESIDENT of Amendments to the By-Laws .
Minute by the PRESIDENT in grateful recognition of the long

and faithful services (1877–1907) of Charles C. Smith as

Treasurer of the Society.
Votes to secure the portraits of Mr. Smith and of his prede-

cessors, as Treasurers .
Tribute by the PRESIDENT to Daniel Henry Chamberlain
Letter of Henry A. Wise, November 16, 1859, relative to the

approaching execution of John Brown, communicated by

Josiah P. QUINCY
Mention of extracts from a paper by F. B. SANBORN on

Edward Gove

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JUNE MEETING, 1907.

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Resident Member elected, William Vail Kellen
Corresponding Member elected, Jean Jules Jusserand
Announcement of the resignation of Charles C. Smith as Editor

of the Society's publications . .
Report back from the Council of Amendments to the By-Laws,

which were then adopted, to dispense with entrance fee
and annual payment; to furnish members regular publi-

cations free of charge; and to repay commutation fees
Address by the PRESIDENT at the unveiling, in the Dowse

Library, of the bust of Robert C. Winthrop, President of

the Society from 1855 to 1885
Paper by Edwin D. MEAD on John Cotton's Farewell Sermon

to Winthrop's Company at Southampton .

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Memorandum by the President on W. H. Seward and Carl

Schurz, suggested by John D. Long's paper at the April

Meeting
Letter of James Savage, Jr., May 28, 1862, relative to the part

borne by the Second Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer
Infantry during the campaign in the Shenandoah Valley,

communicated by the PRESIDENT Paper by EDWARD STANWOOD on The Separation of Maine

from Massachusetts

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OCTOBER MEETING, 1907.

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Corresponding Member elected, James Kendall Hosmer . 166 Minute presented by WILLIAM R. THAYER on the eightieth birthday of Pasquale Villari .

166 Remarks by SAMUEL A. GREEN on the gift by Mrs. Elizabeth

Anna (Byles) Ellis of a chair which once belonged to
Lieutenant-Governor William Tailer, to whom it was
presented by Queen Anne

166 Remarks by SAMUEL A. Green on the Petition of Christopher

Talbot to Sir Edmund Andros for letters-patent to be
granted for his engine

167 Invitation by the First Church in Boston to the Society, to

be present at the unveiling of the Memorial to John
Cotton.

169 Memoir of Daniel Henry Chamberlain, by EDWARD H. GILBERT 170

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NOVEMBER MEETING, 1907.

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Appointment of the Committee to publish the Proceedings of

the Society Recognition by the PRESIDENT of the services of Charles C.

Smith as Editor of the Society from November, 1889 to

October, 1907
Announcement of the deaths of Resident Members, Henry G.

Denny, John Elliot Sanford, and Solomon Lincoln

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Tributes by the PRESIDENT :

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182 to John E. Sanford

183 to Solomon Lincoln

183 to David Masson, an Honorary Member .

184 Announcement of the deaths of Corresponding Members, Jolin

Marshall Brown, John A. Doyle, and Sir Spencer Walpole 185 Tribute by the PRESIDENT to Sir Spencer Walpole

186 Tribute to Henry G. Denny, by EDWARD E. HALE

186 Tribute to Solomon Lincoln, by John D. LONG

189 Tribute to David Masson, by BARRETT WENDELL

193 Tribute to John Andrew Doyle, by EDWARD CHANNING .

196 Tribute to Sir Spencer Walpole, by James F. RHODES

198 Paper by ALBERT MATTHEWs on Documents in a File of the

Boston News-Letter (1711-1715) in the Boston Athenæum 204 Paper by M. A. DEWOLFE Howe on More Letters of William Vassall, 1784, 1785

210 Paper by F. B. Sanborn on The Early History of Kansas, 1854-1861

219 Remarks by SAMUEL A. Green on the gift by Joseph and

Susanna Willard of a silhouette of Joseph Willard, Presi-
dent of Harvard University, 1781-1804 .

229 Remarks by SAMUEL A. GREEN on the gift by Mrs. J. A. Swan

of two water-color views of Trinity Church, Summer Street,
Boston

230 Memorandum by GRENVILLE H. Norcross on an extract from

Haldimand's diary, 1786, relative to a strike among car-
penters at New York in 1781

230 House Committee appointed

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DECEMBER MEETING, 1907.

Remarks by BARRETT WENDELL in presenting from Mrs. C. V.

Jamison some papers relating to a characteristic episode

in the life of Longfellow
Paper by M. A. DEWOLFE Howe on the bust of George

Bancroft, and the curious history of its discovery

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Paper by William B. WEEDEN On Early Oriental Commerce in
Providence

236 Memoir of Solomon Lincoln, by John D. LONG

279 Memoir of Peleg Whitman Chandler, by Edward STANWOOD. 281

JANUARY MEETING, 1908.

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Resident Member elected, Frederic Winthrop .

291 Corresponding Member elected, John Bagnell Bury

291 Honorary Member elected, Henry Adams .

291 New draft by CHARLES C. Smith of a Short Account of the Society

291 Mention of a paper read by Roger B. MERRIMAN on a neglected

phase of Queen Elizabeth's treatment of her Catholic subjects in England

295 Remarks by JAMES F. HUNNEWELL in giving a large photo

graphic likeness of Richard Frothingbam, Treasurer of
the Society from 1847 to 1877

295 Paper by JAMES F. HUNNEWELL on Three Early Washington Monuments

296 Paper by Albert MATTHEWs on A Proposal for the Enlarge

ment of University Learning in New England, 1658–1660 301 Memoir of Henry Gardner Denny, by SAMUEL S. SHAW 310

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FEBRUARY MEETING, 1908.

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Resident Member elected, Robert Samuel Rantoul
Corresponding Member elected, Rafael Altamira y Crevea
Honorary Membership of the Society, and the election of Henry

Adams, by the PRESIDENT
Tribute by the PRESIDENT to Edward Henry Strobel
Tribute to Mr. Strobel by ARCHIBALD Cary Coolidge .
Paper by President Adams on President Lincoln's Offer of a

Military Command to Garibaldi in 1861 . .
Paper by Josiah P. Quincy in presenting papers relating to

the execution of John Brown

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