April Meeting, 1943

    A STATED Meeting of the Society was held, at the invitation of Mr. Augustus Peabody Loring, Jr., at No. 2 Gloucester Street, Boston, on Thursday, April 29, 1943, at a quarter before nine o’clock in the evening, the President, Kenneth Ballard Murdock, in the chair.

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

    The Corresponding Secretary announced the death on March 13, 1943, of John Pierpont Morgan, a Corresponding Member.

    Mr. John Eliot Alden, of Cambridge, Mr. Willard Goodrich Cogswell, of Haverhill, and Mr. Lawrence Waters Jenkins, of Danvers, were elected Resident Members of the Society.

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

    To nominate candidates for the several offices,—Messrs. Zechariah Chafee, Jr., Elliott Perkins, and Fred Norris Robinson.

    To examine the Treasurer’s accounts,—Messrs. Allston Burr and Hermann Frederick Clarke.

    To arrange for the Annual Dinner,—Mr. Augustus Peabody Loring, Jr., Dr. James Lincoln Huntington and Mr. Richard Mott Gummere.

    Mr. Henry Joel Cadbury read a paper entitled “John Bourne, Pioneer of Freedom.”

    Mr. George Frederick Robinson exhibited a subscription list dated July 15, 1773, for the establishment of a school in the city of Williamsburg, Virginia, which he wished to present to the city through the Society. Among the subscribers were John Blair and Edward Randolph. It was voted that the Society transmit this list to the city of Williamsburg for Mr. Robinson.