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PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

AMERICAN ACADEMY

ARTS AND SCIENCES.

VOL. VI.

FROM MAY, 1862, TO MAY, 1865.'

SELECTED FROM THE RECORDS.

BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE:
WELCH, BIGELOW, AND COMPANY.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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Five hundred and ninth meeting.

May 27, 1862.- ANNUAL MEETING. The PRESIDENT in the chair.

The Corresponding Secretary read letters relative to the exchanges of the Academy.

As Secretary of the Council, he also read its Annual Report upon the changes which have occurred in the Academy during the past year, as follows:

Five Resident Fellows, one Associate, and three Foreign Honorary Members have deceased since the last anniversary meeting.

The names now removed from our list of immediate members are those of NATHAN APPLETON, SAMUEL A. Eliot, Richard SULLIVAN, CORNELIUS CONWAY FELTON, and LUTHER V. BELL.

The Hon. NathAN APPLETON, LL. D. died at his residence, in this city, on the 14th day of July last, at nearly 82 years of age, having been born on the 6th day of October, 1779.

He was a native of New Ipswich, in the State of New Hampshire, whither his family had removed from Old Ipswich, in the State of Massachusetts. He enjoyed the advantages of a good school education, was fitted for College, and was regularly admitted to the Freshman Class at Dartmouth, in August, 1794. But it having been decided that he should be a merchant rather than a scholar, he abandoned the collegiate course at the very outset of the term, and came at once

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