The Salem Athenĉum, 1810-1910

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Berkeley Press, 1917 - 67 pages
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Page 63 - Company," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and shall be able to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, in all courts of law and equity within the United States, and may make and have a common seal.
Page 28 - ... to collect such facts and observations as tend to the improvement and security of navigation ; " third, " to form a museum of natural and artificial curiosities, particularly such as are to be found beyond the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn.
Page 21 - Item. It is well known, that the valuable scientific library of the celebrated Dr. Richard Kirwanf was, during the revolutionary war, captured in the British Channel, on its way to Ireland, by a Beverly privateer ; and that, by the liberal and enlightened views of the owners of the vessel, the library thus captured was sold at a very low rate ; and in this manner was laid the foundation upon which have since been successively established, The Philosophical Library, so called, and the present Salem...
Page 63 - House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by authority of the same, that the...
Page 63 - ... said corporation; and they shall also be capable in law to take, receive, and hold personal estate, to an amount, the yearly value of which shall not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars, exclusive of the books, papers, memorials, and other articles composing...
Page 64 - Salem, the sum due on such share or shares, and the time and place of sale, at least thirty days before the time of sale ; and such sale shall be a sufficient transfer of the share or shares so sold, to the purchaser ; and...
Page 22 - Thus, in early life, I found near me a better collection of philosophical and scientific works than could be found in any other part of the United States nearer than Philadelphia. And by the kindness of its proprietors I was permitted freely to take books from that library and to consult and study them at pleasure.
Page 65 - This bill having had three several readings, passed to be enacted. TIMOTHY BIGELOW, Speaker. In the Senate, June 20*A, 1812.
Page 22 - ... than could be found in any other part of the United States nearer than Philadelphia. And by the kindness of its proprietors I was permitted freely to take books from that library and to consult and study them at pleasure. This inestimable advantage has made me deeply a debtor to the Salem...
Page 64 - That the proprietors of said Corporation shall have power to impose suitable fines, not exceeding five dollars, for the nonfulfilment or breach of the same by-laws. And the said Corporation shall have a suitable remedy, by action, to recover such fines in any court of law proper to try the same. SECT. 5. Be it further...

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