A Short Account of the Massachusetts Historical Society: Originally Prepared by Charles Card Smith, Together with the Act of Incorporation, Additional Acts and By-laws and a List of Officers and Members. January 1791-June 1918

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Society, 1918 - 99 pages
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Page 12 - Admissions shall consist of twenty-one members, who shall be chosen by ballot at the annual meeting, and shall hold office until their successors shall be elected.
Page 6 - And be it further enacted, That the said Society shall have power to make orders and by-laws for governing its members and property, not repugnant to the laws of this Commonwealth; and may expel, disfranchise, or suspend any member, who, by his misconduct, shall be rendered unworthy.
Page 7 - ... real or personal estate, by gift, grant, devise, or otherwise, and the same, or any part thereof, to alien and convey : Provided, That the annual income of any real estate, by said Society holden, shall never exceed the sum of five hundred pounds ; and that the personal estate thereof, besides books, papers, and articles in the Museum of said Society shall never exceed the value of two thousand pounds. And...
Page 19 - Society, or at any other time when the Society may order, a Committee of not less than three persons shall be appointed by nomination from the chair, whose duty it shall be to prepare and publish another volume ; for which purpose, free use is granted to them of all the manuscripts, printed books, and other resources of the Society, except the manuscripts deposited as confidential ; said Committee being required hereby...
Page 7 - ... to take and hold real or personal estate, by gift, grant, devise, or purchase, or otherwise, and the same, or any part thereof, to alien and convey.
Page 8 - SECT. 1. — The Massachusetts Historical Society is hereby authorized to hold real and personal estate, in addition to its Library, to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, SECT. 2. — This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Page 6 - Whereas the collection and preservation of materials for a political and natural history of the United States is a desirable object, and the institution of a Society for those purposes will be of public utility...
Page 11 - Special meetings shall be called by the President, or, in case of his absence or inability, by one of the Vice-Presidents or by the Council. ART. 2. — At regular meetings of the Society, the order of business shall be as follows : 1.
Page 7 - Museum of said Society, shall never exceed the value of two thousand pounds. And be it further enacted, That the members of said Society shall never be more than sixty (except honorary members, residing without the limits of this Commonwealth), and that James Sullivan, Esq., be, and hereby is, authorized and empowered to notify and warn the first meeting of said Society ; and that the same Society, when met, shall agree upon a method for calling future meetings, and may have power to adjourn from...
Page 6 - Society ; and that they and their successors, and such other persons as shall be legally elected by them, shall be, and continue a body politic and corporate, by that name forever.

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