Resolved further That in case a sufficient number of disputants shall not volunteer the President shall fill up the number by his own appointment in doing this he shall follow the alphabetical roll and not appoint any member untill [sic] every one may have had an opportunity of participating in the debate. Moved & carried that the above report be accepted it was further resolved that those persons previously elected by this Society forthwith become members by paying their initiation fee. Moved that the foregoing resolution be read by the Secretary three meetings in succession. Mr. F. B. Newman offered the following resolution. Resolved that this Constitution be so amended that two thirds of the members present be empowered to alter the same or which purpose the President appointed a Special Meeting to be held in Two weeks from the time of offering the said resolution meeting to be held after the debate. Excuses were then called for when the following named persons (viz) N. C. D. Taylor Excused, once fined, J. Burnap, fined Wash. Leverett fined.


Moved to adjourn to meet at this place next Thursday Evening half past 6 O’Clock.


George Smith Pres.,


Joseph Gordon Secy

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