Proceedings at the Dedication of the Brooks Library Building, Brattleborough, Vermont, January 25, 1887: With the Address by Hon. Mellen Chamberlain ...

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J. Wilson and Son, 1887 - 51 pages
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Page 13 - The riches of scholarship, the benignities of literature defy fortune and outlive calamity. They are beyond the reach of thief or moth or rust. As they cannot be inherited, so they cannot be alienated. But they may be shared, they may be distributed, and it is the object and office of a free public library to perform these beneficent functions. " Books," says Wordsworth,
Page 11 - ... held at which three trustees shall be chosen, one for one year, one for two years, and one for three years, and each shall qualify and enter upon the duties of his office on the fourth Saturday of the same January. On the third Saturday in each succeeding January, an election shall be held to choose a successor to the trustee whose term is about to expire, and the term of his office shall be for three years and until his successor has qualified.
Page 5 - Divine power and supplied from sources reached only by him who humbly waits and fervently prays for "that wisdom which is from above, first pure, then peaceable, gentle and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
Page 11 - Act, and there is herein' appropriated the further sum of seven thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary...
Page 11 - ... each newly elected member to hold his office for the term of five years, and no retiring member to be eligible to re-election until he shall have been out of office two years. In case of the death, resignation, or removal from said town of any trustee, the remaining trustees shall thereupon fill the vacancy so occasioned.
Page 11 - On the completion of said library said trustees shall decide by lot which of their number shall hold the office one, two, three, four, and five years, respectively, and within thirty days of the expiration of one year from that time they shall elect a successor to the trustee whose term is about to expire, and they shall...
Page 11 - Said library building, when constructed, shall always be under the management and control of the five trustees above named and their successors. On the completion of...
Page 10 - Street, a distance of sixty-five feet; thence easterly in a line parallel with the south line of said...
Page 10 - Street, and thence northerly on the west line of said street to the place of beginning...

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