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Annual report of American Catholic Historical Society. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume X. Pages 98-101.
American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
11 January 2014
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. In presenting a report for the past year the Executive Board of the American Catholic Historical Society desires to call the attention of the members to the fact that during the year the interest of the members abated somewhat, if we are to judge by the falling off in receipt of dues and resig- nations of members. All the efforts of the ofiicers to whom are intrusted the interests of the Society will avail but little unless warmly seconded by the members themselves. The need of new members is urgent, and strenuous eEorts must be made to enable the Society to maintain the position which it has acquired. It is gratifying to state, however, that notwith- standing many drawbacks the Society has been enabled to hold its own for the past year from a financial point of view. In other respects, considering the limited means at its dis- posal, it has continued to advance. The Board presents for the consideration of the meeting with their approval, an amendment to the By-laws, as follows: Article I., Section 6, to read as follows: “ The annual dues of active members shall be five dollars ($5.00), pay- able in advance, [and, after the first year, on January rst.”] The words in brackets to be stricken out. In the way of entertainments, an excellent course of lec- tures was given by the Society, as follows: October 26th, 1897, “ Women in Finance,” by Miss Agnes Repplier. N0Vembef 25. I397. “ Las Casas and Slavery in Spanish America," by Marc F. Vallette, LL. D., Brooklyn, N. Y. December 27, 1897, “ Spanish Colonization in the Fifteenth and Six- teenth Centuries,” by Rev. Charles Warren Currier, of Baltimore. January 24. 1898-, “The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; its making, meaning and limitations,” by Rev. James A. Doouan, S. J. ' February 15, I898, “ Prominent Catholics of the Revolution,” by Rev. Jos. ‘V. O'Connor. April I5. I898. " Turrets and Spires," by Dr. Edward J. Nolan.