An Historical Account of the Origin and Formation of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge

An Historical Account of the Origin and Formation of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...November 3rd. Fines due from the 13th of Feb. to the 25th of August 1758 inclusive. Therefore the Club existed on the 13th of Feb. 1758. November 10. "W. Franklin out of town." December 1st. "The company resolved that as Peter Chevalier had been absent four nights successively, without sending an apology, that he is no longer to be deemed a member." Dec. 22nd. "Wm. Franklin abroad." Dec. 29th. Paul Jackson present as a member; but not previously mentioned either as present or absent. 1759. Jan. 5. C. Thomson proposed "Will it be most advantageous to the company to continue or discontinue keeping a minute book?" 19th. Agreed to keep a minute book. It was apprehended that, if no minutes were kept, "fewer queries would be discussed than otherwise would be, and the Junto consequently less improved." Turn as Secretary came round not much sooner than a year. Feb. 2. "If this want of zeal, this disinclination to industry and due attendance should continue, is it not evident that a dissolution of the Society must speedily follow?" "As our anniversary will be held next Monday, when it is customary for us to express our good wishes for the Society's prosperity" etc. the company proposing to celebrate their anniversary, the Secretary is appointed to bespeak an entertainment suitable to the occasion. Feb. 5. (Monday) Minutes at the Widow Gray's. "Wm. Franklin at sea." "This night, agreeable to a fundamental law of this Society, the original laws were distinctly read, and also the bye-laws." February 23rd. Edward Duffield ballotted for and approved. "Edmd. Physick and Wm. Hopkins are appointed to speak to him." Sep. 27th. "As several of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739795
  • 9781236739797