December Meeting, 1942

    A STATED Meeting of the Society was held at the Club of Odd Volumes, No. 77 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, on Thursday, December 17, 1942, at three o’clock in the afternoon, the President, Kenneth Ballard Murdock, in the chair.

    In the absence of the Recording Secretary, the Editor was designated as Recording Secretary pro tempore.

    The records of the Annual Meeting in November were read and approved.

    The Corresponding Secretary reported the receipt of a letter from Mr. Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., accepting election to Resident Membership in the Society.

    The President announced the resignation of Mr. Walter Muir Whitehill, who had been commissioned and ordered to active duty in the United States Naval Reserve, as an Executive Member of the Council, and the election by the Council of Mr. Lawrence Shaw Mayo to fill Mr. Whitehill’s unexpired term of two years.

    Mr. Richard LeBaron Bowen read a paper entitled “Early New England Women Counterfeiters.”203