April Meeting, 1961

    A STATED Meeting of the Society was held at its House, No. 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, on Thursday, 28 April 1961, at half after eight o’clock in the evening, the President, Mr. Richard Mott Gummere, in the chair.

    The records of the last Stated Meeting were read and approved.

    The Corresponding Secretary reported the receipt of a letter from Mr. Roger Allan Moore accepting election to Resident Membership in the Society.

    Messrs. Thomas Churchill Barrow, of Salem, and Marcus A. McCorison, of Worcester, were elected Resident Members, and Mr. Edward Chase Kirkland, of Thetford Center, Vermont, was elected a Corresponding Member of the Society.

    The chair appointed the following committees in anticipation of the Annual Meeting:

    To nominate candidates for the several offices,—Messrs. Elliott Perkins and Myron Piper Gilmore.

    To examine the Treasurer’s accounts,—Messrs. William Bradford Osgood and John Bryant Paine, Jr.

    To arrange for the Annual Dinner,—Messrs. Walter Muir Whitehill and David Britton Little.

    Mr. Marcus A. McCorison then read a paper entitled: “The Bayley-Hazen Military Road,”380 illustrated by colored slides showing the topography of this route, built in the later years of the American Revolution with the intent of providing a shorter passage between Vermont and Canada.