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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 22

Section XVI.—Secretaries, not including the Foreign Secretary

Section XVI.—Secretaries, not including the Foreign Secretary.

1.—It shall be the duties of the Secretaries,—
1°.To conduct the correspondence of the Society and Council, either by writing, or by causing the Clerk to write, such letters as may from time to time be necessary; unless, from some particular cause, some other person be appointed to that duty:
2°.To attend the general meetings of the Fellows, and the meetings of the Council; to take minutes of the proceedings of such meetings during their progress; and at the commencement of every such meeting to read aloud the minutes of the previous meeting:
3°.At the ordinary meetings of the Fellows, to announce the presents made to the Society since their last meeting; to read the certificates of Candidates for admission into the Society; and the original papers communicated to the Society, or the letters addressed to it:
4°.To make abstracts of the papers read at the ordinary general meetings, to be inserted in the minutes:
5°.To see that all such minutes and abstracts of the proceedings, whether of the Society or of the Council, are entered by the Clerk in the several minute-books, before the following meeting shall be page 24 holden; and that all other writings are made by the Clerk which the service of the Society in the department of the Secretaries may require:
6°.To edit the Transactions of the Society; and to superintend the printing, and the making of the Index of each volume:
7°.To give direction for placing in the cabinets all newly presented specimens.

2.—The Secretaries, according to their number, shall, by mutual agreement, divide among themselves the performance of the duties above enumerated, and shall communicate to the first meeting of the Council to be holden after the day of the annual election, which of those duties they have each undertaken to perform.

3.—The Secretaries, by virtue of their office, shall be Members of all Committees appointed by the Council.