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OF THE CABINET-KEEPER, AND THE MUSEUM.
ARTICLE 1. — The Cabinet-Keeper shall have charge of all coins, works of art, remains of antiquity, and other articles appropriate to the Society's Museum, and shall make and keep perfect and exact catalogues of the same.
ARTICLE 2. - He shall acknowledge each donation he may receive, by letter, to the person making it, and at every Monthly Meeting of the Society he shall report whatever may have been added to the collection of wh he has charge, with the names of the donors.
OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE.
ARTICLE 1. — The Standing Committee, as vacancies may occur in the Society by death or otherwise, shall report nominations for Resident Members to fill the same.
ARTICLE 2. — They shall pay the current expenses of the Society, drawing on the Treasurer, from time to time, for such sums as may be necessary for that purpose.
Article 3. — They shall annually, in the month of April, make a careful examination of the Library and Museum of the Society, comparing the books, manuscripts, and other articles in each, with their catalogues, respectively, and reporting at the April meeting, in detail, concerning their condition.
ARTICLE 4. They shall record in full, in a book kept by them for the purpose, any permission granted by any one of their number for the consultation of the manuscripts of the Society, by persons not members.
ARTICLE 5. — They shall meet in the Society's rooms half an hour previous to every Regular Meeting, for the fulfilment of their appropriate duties, and for the purpose of facilitating the transaction of such business as is likely to come before the Society.
ARTICLE 6. — They shall, at every meeting, report to the Society all their doings since the last meeting, suggesting at the same time such business as they may deem advisable to bring before it.
OF THE PUBLISHING COMMITTEE.
IMMEDIATELY after the publication of any volume of the Collections of the Society, 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 to return whatever they may have thus received, so soon as their use of the same for the purposes of such publication shall have ceased.
OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS.
At the Monthly Meeting in March, annually, a committee shall be appointed by nomination from the chair, consisting of not less than two persons, whose duty it shall be to examine the Treasurer's accounts for the year preceding, and at the Monthly Meeting in April to report thereon, and on the state of any property of the Society in his hands.
MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY,
ELECTED APRIL 13, 1851.
Hox. JAMES SAVAGE, LL. D.
JOSEPH WILLARD, A. M.
Rev. WILLIAM P. LUNT, D. D.
Rev. JOSEPH B. FELT, A. M.
RICHARD FROTHINGHAM, JR., Esq.
NATHANIEL B. SHURTLEFF, M. D.
COMMITTEE OF PUBLICATION FOR THE PRESENT VOLUME.
Rev. GEORGE E. ELLIS, A. M.
IN THE ORDER OF THEIR ELECTION.
Hon. Josiah Quincy, LL. D.
Rev. George E. Ellis, A. M.