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Stated Meeting, December 2, 1898.

Vice-President SELLERS in the Chair.

Present, 11 members.

Letters were read from J. B. IIatcher accepting membership, and from the London Library.

The list of donations to the Library was laid upon the table. The Librarian reported that the third and fourth voiunes of the manuscript Logan papers, and one volume of Penn's letters and ancient documents, which had been loaned bov order of the Society to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania 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 ininutes.

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 annendments 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 meinbers.

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 confidence 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 N. Keiser, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Prof. Ernest William Brown, Haverford, Pa.
George F. Baer, Reading, Pa.
Hon. John Ilay, Washington, D. C.
Henry S. Pancoast, Philadelphia.
Charles M. IIall, 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 same 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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Page.
Abbe ; On the Altitude of the Aurora above the Earth's Surface. .
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

151
Ioitiation Ceremonies of ; Mathews .

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

108
Brinton; The Linguistic Cartography of the Chaco Region

178
On Two Unclassified Vocabularies from South America.
Chaco Region, The Linguistic Cartography of; Brinton

178
Committees appointed, Standing.

51
Day; The Production of an Aspbalt resembling Gilsonite, by the Distillation of a Mix-
ture of Fish and Wood.

171
Declaration of Independence, Facsimile exbibited

81
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 .

143
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. ..

88
MS. of a Journal kept during the Siege of Fort William Henry, August, 1757 143
Herpetological Notes; Van Denburgh

139
Initiation Ceremonies of Australian Tribes ; Mathews

54
Kansan Drift in Pennsylvania, Notes on; Williams

84
Kendall, Resolutions in regard to Dr.

337
Laws of the Society adopted

155
Lesley, J. P.; Portrait of, presented.

142, 165
Librarian elected..

7
Lioguistic Cartography of the Chaco Region, The; Brinton

178
Magellanic Fund, Resolutions in regard to.

325
Mathews ; Initiation Ceremonies of Avstralian Tribes

54
Divisions of Australian Tribes...

151
Divisions of Queensland Aborigines .

327
Members deceased :
Bayard, Thomas F.

176
Bessemer, Sir Henry.

54
Cattell, William C.

53
De Mortillet, Gabriel

320
Ebers, George M.

176
Foggo, Edward A

54
Gladstone, William E
Hall, James.

176
Legge, James

53
Müller, Friederich.

176
Parvin, Theophilus
Pepper, William,

176
Pulzsky, Francis

176
Trimble, Henry

176
Members elected :
Allen, Alfred H

170
Baer, George F

338

170

52

170

338

4.3.4:1

170

180g

Members elected :

Page.
Brown, Ernest William

338
Bryant, Henry Grier.

170
Converse, John H.

170
Crowell, Edward P.

338
Darwin, George H

53
De Lancey, Edward F

170
Emmet, W. L. R

53
Ford, Paul Leicester.

338
Greene, S. Dana .

53
Hall, Charles M.

338
Harkness, William

170
Hay, John

338
Hutcbinson, Emlen

170
Jayne, li. La Barre
Keiser, Edward N
Knight, William

338
Mengarini, G.

170
Montgomery, Thomas H., Jr

53
Pancoast, Henry S

338
Patterson, Lamar Gray

170
Pettee, William H.

170
Platt, Charles
Prescott, Albert B

170
Rawle, Francis

338
Redwood, Boverton

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

170
Whitfield, R. P

170
Meetings, Adjourned .

155, 336
Stated.

3, 7, 51, 52, 53, 54, 142, 154, 162, 175, 319, 324, 327, 337
Miller; On the Quarternion Group

312
Officers and Council elected

3
Old Broadside, with a Reference to the Throne of Congress; Sachse

45
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-Nymphalidæ, Specialization of the Lepidopterous Wing; Grote
Quaternion Group, On the ; Miller,

312
Queensland Aborigines, Divisions of ; Mathews

327
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. $
Rules of Administration and Order adopted

336, 338
Sachse ; An Old Broadside, with a Reference to the Throne of Congress
Scott; Preliminary Note on the Selenodont Artiodactyls of the Vinta Formation

73
Shakespeare's Pericles and Apollonius of Tyre ; Smyth

206
Siege of Fort Willianı Henry, A Journal Kept during; Hays

142
Smyth ; Shakespeare's Pericles and Apollonius of Tyre.

206
Specializations of the Lepidopterous Wing, the Pieri-Nymphalidæ; Grote.

17
Standing Committees appointed

51
Throne of Congress, Old Broadside, with a Reference to ; Sachse

45
Vinta Formation, Preliminary Note on the Selenodont Artiodactyls of; Scott

78
Van Denburgh ; Herpetological Notes

129
Vocabularies from South America, On Two Unclassified ; Brinton

34
Williams; Notes on the Kansan Drift in Pennsylvania .

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