The Smithsonian Institution; Journals of the Board of Regents, Reports of Committees, Statistics, Etc

The Smithsonian Institution; Journals of the Board of Regents, Reports of Committees, Statistics, Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...States, Hon. H. Hamliu, Hon. J. A. Garfield, Hon. L. P. Poland, Hon. Peter Parker, General Sherman, and the Secretary, Professor'Henry. The Secretary stated that the meeting had been called for the purpose of electing a chancellor in place of Chief Justice Chase, who had deceased, and that this was a case of emergency, as the semi-annual interest, due on the first of next month, necessary to carry on the operations of the Institution, could only be drawn according to law on the requisition of the chancellor and secretary of the Institution. On motion of General Garfield, Mr. Justice Nathan Clifford was elected chancellor. g The Secretary announced that since the last meeting of the board two of its most prominent and valuable members had deceased, Chief Justice Chase and Professor Agassiz. On motion of Mr. Hamlin, a committee was appointed to prepare resolutions expressing the sentiments of the board in regard to the death of Mr. Chase and Professor Agassiz. The chancellor appointed Messrs. Hamlin, Sherman, Parker, and the Secretary as the committee. General Garfield made the following remarks: Mr. Chancellor: I rise to second the motion for the appointment of a committee to draught resolutions in reference to the death of our distinguished brother regents Chief Justice Chase and Professor Agassiz. Never before in a single year has the Board of Regents suffered so severe a loss. It would be difficult to find, in any organization, two men more eminent, and representing a wider range of culture, than the two regents who have fallen since the last meeting of this board. This is not the occasion to speak at length on the subject; but as my term of service will expire before the next meeting, 1 ask the indulgence of the board while I refer briefly to...show more

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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629043
  • 9781236629043