Minutes, 17 March 1842

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The previous question was then put— Shall this Society be call’d ?— carried unanimously.—
Prest. J. Smith— I now declare this Society organiz’d with President and Counsellors &c. according to Parliamentary usages— and all who shall hereafter be admitted into this Society must be free from censure and receiv’d by vote—
Prest. J. Smith offered— $5.00 in gold piece to commence the funds of the Institution.
Prest. requested that the gentlemen withdraw before they proceed to the choice of Secretary and Treasurer, as was mov’d by Prest. J. Smith—
Secty.
The gentlemen withdrew when it was Motioned and second. and unanimously pass’d that be appointed Secretary, and Phebe M. Wheeler, Assistant Secretary—
Motioned, second. and carried unanimly. that Elvira A. Coles be appointed Treasurer—
Prest. then arose and proceeded to make appropriate remarks on the object of the Society— its duties to others also its relative duties to each other Viz. to seek out and relieve the distressed— that each member should be ambitious to do good— that the members should deal frankly with each other— to watch over the morals— and be very careful <of> the character and reputation— of the members of the Institution &c.
P. A. Hawkes— Question— What shall we reply to interrogatories relative to the object of this Society?
Prest. replied— for charitable purposes. [p. 13]
The previous question was then put— Shall this Society be call’d ?— carried unanimously.—
Prest. J. Smith— I now declare this Society organiz’d with President and Counsellors &c. according to Parliamentary usages— and all who shall hereafter be admitted into this Society must be free from censure and receiv’d by vote—
Prest. J. Smith offered— $5.00 in gold piece to commence the funds of the Institution.
Prest. requested that the gentlemen withdraw before they proceed to the choice of Secretary and Treasurer, as was mov’d by Prest. J. Smith—
Secty.
The gentlemen withdrew when it was Motioned and second. and unanimously pass’d that be appointed Secretary, and Phebe M. Wheeler, Assistant Secretary—
Motioned, second. and carried unanimly. that Elvira A. Coles be appointed Treasurer—
Prest. then arose and proceeded to make appropriate remarks on the object of the Society— its duties to others also its relative duties to each other Viz. to seek out and relieve the distressed— that each member should be ambitious to do good— that the members should deal frankly with each other— to watch over the morals— and be very careful of the character and reputation— of the members of the Institution &c.
P. A. Hawkes— Question— What shall we reply to interrogatories relative to the object of this Society?
Prest. replied— for charitable purposes. [p. 13]
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