VOLUME XII, now completed, contains the Transactions of the Society at twelve meetings, and a portion of the record of one meeting of the Council, from January, 1908, to December, 1909, both included, in continuation of Volume XI.

    The Committee gratefully acknowledges the Society’s indebtedness to several institutions, and to friends and members of this Society, for permission to reproduce documents in their possession, for the gift of plates, or for other courtesies, namely: to the American Philosophical Society, the Essex Institute, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Doubleday, Page & Co., Mr. Francis Noyes Balch, Miss Elizabeth Lane Betton, Mr. Wilton Lockwood, Miss Susanna Willard, Miss Theodora Willard, and Messrs. Henry Winchester Cunningham, Andrew McFarland Davis, Henry Herbert Edes, Denison Rogers Slade, and Horace Everett Ware.

    For the Committee of Publication,

    Henry Lefavour,


    Boston, 1 May, 1910.