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that nine members be present, and that two-thirds vote in the affirmative, but for the transaction of other business five members shall constitute quorum.
Art. 8. The time and place of every meeting shall be published in at least two of the newspapers of the State.
Art. 1. The standing committee shall regulate all the common expenses of the society and make the necessary purchases of such small articles as may be wanted, and shall have power to draw on the treasurer to defray the expense.
ART. 2. They shall assist the librarian and cabinet-keeper when it shall be necessary in arranging and preserving the books, manuscripts, &c., belonging to the society.
ART. 3. They shall frequently inspect the records, and inquire whether all the orders of the society are carried into effect with promptitude and fidelity.
Art. 4. It shall be a part of their duty to inquire for, and take judicious measures, within the means of the society, to procure books, manuscripts, and articles of curiosity for the benefit of the institution.
Art. 5. They shall prepare such business as may deserve the attention of the society.
THE LIBRARY AND MUSEUM.
Art. 1. At every annual meeting of the society a catalogue of the books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and maps shall be laid before the society by the librarian, and a catalogue of the curiosities by the cabinet-keeper.
Art. 2. Once every year the standing committee shall report to the society respecting the state of the library and museum.
ART. 3. No book shall be taken from the library but with the knowledge of the librarian, who shall make a record of the same. A member shall not have more than three books at a time without permission from the society. No member shall retain a book more than eight weeks, without leave of the standing committee; nor without the same leave, be permitted, after having it for this period, to return and receive it again, till after an interval of three months.
ART. 4. The publishing committee may make use of the library without restriction.
Art. 5. Newspapers and maps may be taken from the library only by the publishing committee.
Art. 6. Fines for not returning books according to the third article, shall be ten cents per week for every book less than an octavo; twenty cents for an octavo; thirty cents for a quarto; and forty cents for a folio.
Art. 7. All persons who take books from the library shall be answerable for any injury to the same, which shall be estimated by the standing committee.
Art. 8. The privilege of using the library shall be denied to those who are indebted to the society for fines or assessments, and which are of longer stand
ing than one month, provided they have received due notice of them from the librarian or standing committee.
Art. 9.—All pamphlets shall be bound and such a catalogue be kept by the librarian, as will render it easy for any member to find any pamphlet or manuscript in the library he may wish to see.
Art. 10. Every present shall be duly acknowledged by the standing committee, and a particular account of it given at the next meeting after it shall have been received.
Art. 11. A printed ticket shall be pasted on the inside of the cover of each volume, signifying that it is the property of the society, and also the name of the donor, if it is a present.
'PUBLICATIONS. Each resident member shall take and pay for the publications of the society at their cost.
DUTY OF THE PRESIDENT.
The president shall preside at all meetings of the society, shall call special meetings of the society when the same may be necessary, and shall ex officio be one of the standing committee.
DUTY OF THE RECORDING SECRETARY,
The recording secretary shall ex officio be one of the standing committee. He shall fairly record, in a book kept for that purpose, all the votes of the society. And he shall notify all meetings of the society agreeably to the by-laws.
DUTY OF THE TREASURER.
The treasurer shall receive all moneys belonging to the society, and shall pay the same to the orders of the standing committee. He shall make and keep fair entries, in a book to be kept for that purpose, of all monies received and paid by him; and at every annual meeting shall exhibit to the society a statement of his accounts, and the funds of the society; and shall deliver the moneys on hand, books of account, and other property in his custody belonging to the corporation to his successor in office.
No person shall be eligible to the office of treasurer for more than five years in succession, the operation of this rule to commence from the present time.
SEPTEMBER 3, 1828. “Voted, that the Annual Meeting of the society be held at the Atheneum Hall in Portland, on the third Wednesday of January, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, until the further order of the society."
RESIDENT MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY.
Allen Rev. Wm. *Ames Benjamin *Abbott William *Abbot John
Allen Frederick *Bradbury George *Bridge James *Balch Horatio G. *Bailey Jeremiah *Boutelle Timothy *Brown Theodore S. *Bronson David *Black John *Bradley Samuel A. *Bond Thomas *Cony Daniel
Cogswell Rev. Jonathan *Chaplin Rev. Jeremiah *Chapin Rev. Stephen *Chessman Rev. Daniel *Cleaveland Parker *Cobb David *Cummings Rev. Asa *Clark William *Cutler Nathan *Chamberlain Mellen
Cutter Wm. *Dane Joseph *Dana Judah *Dunlap Robert P. *Deane John G. Daveig Charles S. Everett Ebenezer *Everett Rev. Stevens
Evans George *Emerson Samuel *Frothingham Rev. Wm. *Fuller Henry W. *Fisher Rev. Jonathan Folsom George Gardiner Robert H. *Gillet Rev. Eliphalet *Greeley Rev. Allen
Greenleaf Rev. Jonathan *Greenleaf Moses
*Greene Benjamin *Greenleaf Simon *Hasey Benjamin *Hayes William A. *llolmes John *Ilow Nathaniel *Hathaway Joshua W. *Hurd Rev. Carlton *Ilsley Isaac *Johnson Alfred, jr. *Johnson Rev. Samuel *Jarvis Leonard *King William *Kingsbery Sandford *Kellogg Rev. Elijah *Kavanagh Edward Kent Edward Lincoln Isaac *Lincoln Enoch * Longfellow Stephen *Lincoln Theodore *Loomis Rev. Harvy Longfellow Henry W. *Mellen Prentiss *Merrick John **Mann Ariel McGaw Jacob McKeen Joseph *McKeen John McKeen James McIntire Rufus K. McLellan Judah *Mellen Grenville **Nichols Rev. Ichabod *Newman Samuel P. *Nourse Peter *Nason Rev. Reuben *Orr Benjamin *Parris Albion K. *Parker James *Payson Rev. Edward *Preble Wm. P. *Packard Rev. Hezekiah
Packard Alpheus S. *Packard Charles
Reddington Asa, jr. *Robinson Silvanus W. *Seaver Josiah W. *Sewall David
Shepley Ether Sprague Peleg *Sewall Joseph *Stebbins Josiah
Shepard Rev. George Shepard John H. *Smith Samuel E. *Selden Calvin Smyth William *Smith Rev. John
Sewall Wm. B. *Tappan Rev. Benjamin *Tappan Enoch S. *Thatcher George *Tyler Rev. Bennett *Thayer Solomon *Tilton Rev. Nathan
Upham Thomas C. *Vaughan Benjamin *Vaughan John A.
Ware Ashur *Wingate Joshua, jr. *Warren Ebenezer T.
Weston Nathan, jr. *Williams Reuel *Williamson Wm. D. *Wilson John Willis William Whitman Levi *Weston Jonathan D.
Warren Henry *Wells Rev. George W. Williams Daniel.
OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, TO 1831.
* ALBION K. PARRIS, 1822.
WILLIAM ALLEN, 1822–1827. *ICHABOD NICHOLS, 1828
* EDWARD RUSSELL, 1822.
*BENJAMIN HASEY, 1822.
*PRENTISS MELLEN, 1822–1830.
LIBRARIANS AND CABINET KEEPERS.
*EDWARD Payson, 1822.