Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
volume IV (1876-1877)
Report of the secretary: first summer meeting, pp. 271-275 PDF (1.3 MB)
Proceedings of the Academy. 271 place hereafter on the last Wednesday and Thursday of December, at Madison and the summer annual meeting to be held on the third Tuesday in July, -at such place as shall be fixed upon at the regular annual meeting in De. cember. Special meetings may be called by the President at his discretion, or by request of any five members of the council. By-law, Art. I, sec. 7, to be amended to make the fee of annual members three dollars in place of two. The resignation of the Librarian was accepted, and the Secretary was re- quested to act as Librarian until the next election of officers. The Department of Fine Arts was regularly organized. Hon. Joseph Hamilton, of Milwaukee, was elected an Honorary member of the Academy. Hon. J. C. Ford, of Madison, an annual member. The report of the treasurer was then read as follows: WIsCoNsIN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, ARTS AND LETTERtS, TREASURER'S OFFICE, Madison, Dec. 13, 1877. Hon. P. R. Hoy, President: I have the honor to report the financial condition of the Academy as fol- lows: Total amount -of fees and dues received from 58 members ........ $ 778 25 Total fees received from 10 life members..1,000 00 Interest on loan............. ......t 370 O Total amount disbursed in payment of warrants, to date .......... 777 97 Balance in treasury ............................ .. 1,370 28 Signed, GEORGE P. DELAPLAINE, Treasurer. The Academy then adjourned. to meet at Racine upon the 10th of July following. FIRST SUMMER MEETING. Held at Racine, Wisconsin. FIRST SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING. July 10, 11 and 12, 1877. W. A. Germain, Acting Secretary. FIRST SESSION. Raceine, July 10, 7:30 P. M. The Academy met at 7: 30, P M., President Hoy in the chair. Dr. Meachem, mayor of the city, delivered an address of welcome. Rev Dr. Steele, of Appleton, responded. Prof. Chamberlin then read a Eulogy on the late Prof. James Eaton, of Beloit, which was ordered printed in the transactions. Rev. Dr. James DeKoven, Pres't Racine College, then read a paper on " Re- ligion as an Element in Education." The Academy adjourned to meet next morning at nine o'clock.
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