Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, Volume 8

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Page 11 - ... two of whom shall be elected for one year, two for two years and two for three years from the date of the annual school meeting next succeeding such special meeting.
Page 206 - The spirit of poetry, like all other living powers, must of necessity circumscribe itself by rules, were it only to unite power with beauty. It must embody in order to reveal itself; but a living body is of necessity an organized one; and what is organization but the connection of parts in and for a whole, so that each part is at once end and means?
Page 137 - SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the state of Louisiana...
Page 270 - Account of Louisiana, being an abstract of documents in the offices of the departments of State and of the treasury, with appendix.
Page 12 - The Executive Committee shall have general charge of the affairs of the Association including the calling of meetings and selection of papers to be read.
Page 27 - I second the motion, that the rules be suspended and that the Secretary be instructed to cast the white ballot for the nominees as now selected — Mr.
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