Minutes of the Philomathesian Society

October 1st, 1845

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Philomathesian Rooms 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.

Debate:
Trowbridge
Blanchard
Folsom
Maranville

Composition:
Everest
Remele

Poem:
Gaskill

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?"

Aff.: Slyon
G.C. Strong

Neg.: T.D. Strong
Myres.

Composition, Hopkins & Blanchard.
Poem Bixby.

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.
S. Albee, Sec.



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