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Stated Meeting, December 2, 1898.

Vice-President SELLERS in the Chair.

Present, 11 members.

Letters were read from J. B. Hatcher accepting membership, ind from the London Library.

The list of donations to the Library was laid upon the table. The Librarian reported that the third and fourth volunes of the manuscript Logan papers, and one volume of Penn's letters and ancient documents, which had been loaned by order of the Society to the Historical Society of Pennsyl. vania on April 23, 1879, had been returned.

The Treasurer read his annual report, and it was ordered that this and all other annual reports be spread upon the mninutes.

The annual reports of the Treasurer, the Curators and of the Standing Committees were read.

Mr. Dickson and Dr. Morris gave notice of certain proposed amendments to the Rules of Administration and Order.

The Society was then adjourned by the presiding officer.

Stated Meeting, December 16, 1898.
Vice-President SELLERS in the Chair.

Present, 24 members. A letter was read from Dr. Kendall, declining a renomination as Vice-President of the Society.

Dr. Frazer offered the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted :

WHEREAS, Prof. Kendall has served the Society twenty-seven years, or from 1849 to 1876 (inclusive), as Secretary, and twenty one years, or from 1877 to date, as Vice-President;

Resolved, That the Society desires to express its high appreciation of Prof. Kendall's long and faithful services in its behalf.

Resolved, That the Society assures him of its continued confi. dence and affection, and wishes him the health and happiness which his unremitting labor for the good of others deserves.

A letter was also read from Mr. Robert Patterson, declining a renomination as a Councillor of the Society.

The Library Committee presented their annual report, which was accepted and ordered spread upon the minutes.

The report of the Finance Committee was read and or. dered to be spread upon the minutes.

Nominations for Officers and Council for the ensuing year were then made.

The Judges and Clerks for the next annual meeting were elected.

The Tellers reported that the following-named gentlemen had been elected members of the Society :

Prof. Edward P. Crowell, Amherst, Mass.
Prof. William Knight, St. Andrews, Scotland.
Paul Leicester Ford, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Francis Rawle, Philadelphia.
Prof. Edward X. Keiser, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Prof. Ernest William Brown, Haverford, Pa.
George F. Baer, Reading, Pa.
Hon. John Hay, Washington, D. C.
Henry S. Pancoast, Philadelphia.
Charles M. Hall, Niagara Falls, N. Y.

The amendments to the Rules of Administration and Order offered by Mr. Dickson at the meeting held December 2 were then unanimously adopted.

The amendments to the sam. Rules offered by Dr. Morris at the same meeting were lost.

The Society was adjoined by the presiding officer.

INDEX TO VOLUME XXXVII.

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Abbe; On the Altitude of the Aurora above the Earth's Surface. ............ 4
Artiodactyls of the Uinta Formation, Selenodont; Scott ................ 73
Aurora above the Earth's Surface, Altitude of the ; Abbe. ..
Asphalt resembling Gilsonite by the Distillation of a Mixture of Fish and Wood, The

Production of; Day.............................. 171
Australian Tribes, Divisions of ; Mathews ........
Ioitiation Ceremonies of ; Mathews ....

..... 54
Bitumens, Genesis of as related to Chemical Geology; Peckham ...

..... 108
Brinton ; The Linguistic Cartography of the Chaco Region ....,

... 178
Oa Two Unclassified Vocabularies from South America.

... 321
Chaco Region, The Linguistir Cartography of; Brinton ................
Committees appointed, Standing............................ 51
Day; The Production of an Asphalt resembling Gilsonite, by the Distillation of a Mix-

ture of Fish and Wood........................... 171
Declaration of Independence, Facsimile exhibited ..

A Note on the History of the Jefferson Draught Manu-

script of: Hays .................. 88
Fort William Henry, MS. of a Journal kept during the Siege of; Hays . ........
Fraley, Frederick; Portrait of, presented ...................... 142, 162
Grote ; Specializations of the Lepidopterous Wing, the Pieri-Nymphalidae ....... 17
Hays; A Nole on the History of the Jefferson Manuscript Draught of the Declaration of

Independence. ....... ... .. ...............

MS. of a Journal kept during the Siege of Fort William Henry, August, 1757. . 143
Herpetological Notes; Van Denburgh . . . . . .. . .. . ..

...... 139
Initiation Ceremonies of Australiao Tribes ; Mathews ..
Kansan Drift in Pennsylvania, Notes on; Williams .

......... 84
Kendall, Resolutions in regard to Dr. ...........
Laws of the Society adopted ..............
Lesley, J. P.; Portrait of, presented. ...........
Librarian elected.......................
Lioguistic Cartography of the Chaco Region, The; Brinton ...
Magellanic Fund, Resolutions in regard to. ........
Mathews; Initiation Ceremonies of Australian Tribes . ....
Divisions of Australian Tribes...............

.. 151
Divisions of Queensland Aborigines .....................
Members deceased :

Bayard, Thomas F...
Bessemer, Sir Henry.
Cattell, William C. ..
De Mortillet, Gabriel .....

...... 320
Ebers, George M....
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.. 176
Foggn, Edward A .......

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Gladstone, William E.......................

....... 170
Hall, James..

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Legge, James ...........

.. 53
Müller, Friederich. ..
Parvin, Theophilus . ..............

.. 52
Pepper, William, .............
Pulzsky, Francis .........................

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Trimble, Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Members elected :

Allen, Allred H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/V
Baer, George F .. ............................ 338

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Brown, Ernest William ............ .
Bryant, Henry Grier.

... 170
Converse, John H. .....

... 170
Crowell, Edward P. .....
Darwin, George H ....
De Lancey, Edward F...
Emmet, W. L. R ..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .
Ford, Paul Leicester. ...
Greene, S. Dana .....
llall, Charles M......

... 338
Harkness, William
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.. 170
Hay, John ......

... 338
Hutcbinson, Emlen ..

.. 170
Jayne, hi. La Barre ...

. 170
Keiser, Edward N.....
Knight, William ......

338
Mengarini, G. .......
Montgomery, Thomas H., Jr.
Pancoast, Henry S .....
Patterson, Lamar Gray ,

... ... 170
Pettee, William H.....

.. 170
Platt, Charles ........ ......

.. 170
Prescott, Albert B

. ... 170
Rawle, Francis ....

... 338
Redwood, Boverton ...

170
Scott, Charles F....
Stillwell, L. B....
Tiele, C. P. .........
W hitfield, R. P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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170
Meetings, Adjourned . ....

, Journeu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Stated ............3, 7, 51, 52, 53, 54, 142, 154, 162, 175, 319, 324, 327, 337
Miller; On the Quarternion Group .....
Officers and Council elected ......... .. .. . .. . ... . .
Old Broadside, with a Reference to the Throne of Congress ; Sachse....
Peale; Collection of Indian Antiquities, Photographs of

.. 142
Peckham; The Genesis of Bitumens as related to Chemical Geology ...

. 108
Pennsylvania, Notes on Kansan Drift in; Williams ............

84
Pericles and Apollonius of Tyre, Shakespeare's; Smyth ...

206
Pieri-Nymphalidae, Specialization of the Lepidopterous Wing; Grote .........
Quaternion Group, On the; Miller ........................... 312
Queensland Aborigines, Divisions of ; Mathews
Richardson ; Description of Four New Species of Rocinella, with a Synopsis of the Genus 8
Rocinella, Description of Four New Species, with a Synopsis of the Genus; Richardson. S
Rules of Administration and Order adopted .................... 336,
Sachse : An Old Broadside, with a Reference to the Throne of Congress.
Scott ; Preliminary Note on the Selenodont Artiodactyls of the Uinta Formation
Shakespeare's Pericles and Apollonius of Tyre; Smyth ................ 206
Siege of Fort Williamı Henry, A Journal Kept during ; Hays .............
Smyth ; Shakespeare's Pericles and Apollonius of Tyre . ...............
Specializations of the Lepidopterous Wing, the Pieri-Nymphalidæ ; Grote ......
Standing Committees appointed ..........................
Throne of Congress, Old Broadside, with a Reference to ; Sachse ..........
Vinta Formation, Preliminary Note on the Selenodont Artiodactyls of; Scott ....
Van Denburgh ; Herpetological Notes .........................
Vocabularies from South America, On Two Unclassified ; Brinton ...........
Williams: Notes on the Kansan Drift in Pennsylvania .......

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