Minutes of the Philomathesian Society
October 1st, 1845
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Oct 1st 1845
Society met according to adjournment, Vice Pres. in the chair. The roll was called & journal of the last meeting read. Judicial committee then made their report. Compositions were then read by Collier & D. Bowe & Poem by Leavitt. Then followed the discussion. Decision of the question was then made, 7 voting in the Aff. & 15 in the Neg. Appointments were then taken as follows.
Appointments for Oct. 8th were then read as follows. Question. "Is an intelligent man influnced more by his direct association with Society than by his books?"
Neg.: T.D. Strong
Grout then read a
letter from R. W. Emerson, addressed to the chairment of the Prudential
com. stating a refusal to publish the address delivered before the Society
at their last anniversary. Society then adjourned.