History of the Work of the Board of Trade of Portland, Maine: What it Has Originated and Accomplished Since Its Organization; Constitutution and By-laws, Original and Present Membership, with Illustrations

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Page 14 - Dollars, and also, further to take, hold and convey, all such books, cabinets, library, furniture and apparatus, as may be necessary for attaining the objects, and carrying into effect the purposes of the said corporation.
Page 14 - an Act to incorporate the Board of Trade of Portland," power was given to said board to appoint such number of pilots for the harbor of Portland, as said board may deem necessary for the safety and convenience of the commerce of said port; and also to affix such compensation for the services of said pilots as said board may deem just and reasonable.
Page 49 - ... Treasurer, read the minutes of the last previous meeting at the monthly meetings of the Directors and annual meetings of the members, and report the proceedings of the Committee of Arbitration at each meeting of the Board of Directors.
Page 12 - Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and twenty-four Directors. We give below the rules and regulations of the association as adopted at a general meeting of the members : — Believing in the necessity of an association of citizens to give tone and energy to their efforts in securing the advantages which the position of the city offers to commerce and manufactures, and that this end may be accomplished by the establishment of a Board of Trade, the duty of whose executive shall be to consider...
Page 48 - ... provided, and shall hold their offices until others are duly elected and qualified to take their places as directors. And the said directors (four of whom shall be .a quorum for the •transaction of business) shall elect one of their number to be president of the board, who shall also be president of said company; they shall also choose a...
Page 51 - ... arbitrate and decide all disputed accounts and contracts, and all controversies of a mercantile character, which may be brought before them by the members, the parties having previously signed a penalty bond for such an amount as the committee may require, to abide by the decision of the same.
Page 61 - ... extremity of Casco Bay, and on approaching it from the ocean is seen to great advantage. The harbor is one of the best on the Atlantic coast, the anchorage being protected on every side by land, whilst the water is deep, and communication with the ocean direct and convenient. It is defended by forts Preble and Scammel.
Page 51 - The President, or in his absence one of the Vice Presidents, shall preside at all meetings of the Association and its Board of Directors, and perform the ordinary functions of the presiding officer.
Page 29 - In 1865 a great convention of the boards of trade and chambers of commerce of the United States was held at Detroit, to which representative men from all the cities of British North America were invited.
Page 53 - ... properly caulked and secured; and if they have been opened by some person not a port warden, that fact shall also be noticed, and all the facts in relation to the hatches of said vessel shall be entered in the official record. They shall also examine the condition and stowage of the cargo of any...

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