April Meeting, 1945

    A STATED Meeting of the Society was held, at the invitation of His Excellency, Most Reverend Richard J. Cushing, d.d., Archbishop of Boston, at the Archbishop’s House, No. 2201 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, on Thursday, April 26, 1945, at ten minutes before nine o’clock in the evening, the President, Kenneth Ballard Murdock, in the chair.

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

    The President reported the death on March 16, 1945, of Edmund Burke Delabarre, a Corresponding Member, and the death on April 12, 1945, of the President of the United States, the Hon. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, an Honorary Member of the Society.

    The President announced that Mr. Howard Mumford Jones, having fulfilled the ancestral qualifications, had been transferred by the Council from Associate Membership to Resident Membership in the Society.

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

    To nominate candidates for the several offices,—Messrs. Richard Mott Gummere, Philip Putnam Chase and George Norton Northrop.

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

    To arrange for the Annual Dinner,—Messrs. Augustus Peabody Loring, Jr., William Alexander Jackson and Allyn Bailey Forbes.

    The President, Kenneth Ballard Murdock, read a paper entitled “The Literary Theory of the Puritans.”