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List of Officers and Councillors
Charter of Incorporation
A.Dended Charter
Hinorary and Corresponding Members
He ows.
Fews lleceased—1889.
A.phabetical List of Foreign and Domestic Geographical and other

senatic Bodies with which this Society is in Correspondence and

Exchange of Publications
A ditions to Library and Map-Room, by Gist and Purchase
Iransactions of the society-1539


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PAPERS READ BEFORE THE SOCIETY AND CONDIŁt). Among the Natives of Australia, by Cari LIVHOLIZ, M.A. Tre Portuguese in the Track of Columbus, by Dr. P. J. J. VALENTINI 35, 107, 354 ! ne kw San Juan de Nicaragua, by Civil Engineer R. E. Prar), l'.S. X. :be Russian Traveller Prjevalsky, by EUGENE SCHU YLER "I me Hawaiian Islands, by Titus MIASON COAN, M. D). 1retreat Basin, by Prof. W. H. BREWER A look at Algeria and Tunis, by FREDERICK A, OBER

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287 Ice Hillites, by the Rev. LYSANDER DICKERMAN

325 tars and the Amazons (in Inks), by William BI MLER (DEX, F. 1.(..S. +59 1:e south African Republics, by Miss A. Ri'SELL I see nitions of Geographical Names, etc., by KONRAD GAVENUTTER, PH.D. 510 b.em of Interoceanic Communication, etc., by A. DE GOMARYA

526 ise käy in Moeris, by Cope WHITEHOUSE

530 daphical Notes, by GEO, C. Hurlbt'i

90), 22", 3), 5*3 Wazion Letter .

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GRANTED .IPRIL 13, 1854.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. George Bancroft, Henry Grinnell, Francis L. Hawks, John C. Zimmerman, Archibald Russell, Joshua Leavitt, William C. H. Waddell, Ridley Watts, S. De Witt Bloodgood, M. Dudley Bean, Hiram Barney, Alexander J. Cotheal, Luther B. Wyman, John Jay, J. Calvin Smith, Henry V. Poor, Cambridge Livingston; Edmund Blunt, Alexander W. Bradford, and their associates, who are now or may become hereafter associated for the purposes of this act, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of "The American Geographical and Statistical Society," for the purpose of collecting and ditfusing geographical and statistical information.

$ 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the said Society shall possess the general powers and privileges, and be subject to the general liabilities, contained in the third title of the eighteenth chapter of the first part of the Revised Statutes, so far as the same may be applicable, and may not have been modified or repealed ; but the real and personal cstate which the said Society shall be authorized to take, hold, and convey, over and above its library, and maps, charts, instruments, and collections, shall not at any time exceed an amount the clear yearly income of which shall be ten thousand dollars.

$ 3. The officers of said Society shall be a president, three vepresidents, a corresponding secretary, a recording secretary, a libre rian, and a treasurer and such other officers as may from time to time be provided for by the by-laws of the said Society.

$ 4. The said Society, for fixing the terms of admission of its members, for the government of the same, for changing and altering

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the officers above named, and for the general regulation and management of its transactions and affairs, shall have power to form a code of by-laws, not inconsistent with the laws of this State, or of the United States, which code, when formed and adopted at a regular meeting, shall, until modified or rescinded, be equally binding as this act upon the said Society, its officers, and its members.

5. The Legislature may, at any time, alter or repeal this act. 6. This act to take effect immediately.



, }ss. Secretary's Office, I have compared the preceding with the original law on file in this office, and hereby certify the same to be a correct transcript therefrom, and of the whole of said original law.

Given under my hand and seal of office, at the city of Albany, this [L. s.] thirteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four.


Deputy Secretory of State.


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