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AMERICAN UNITARIAN ASSOCIATION,
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING,
MAY 27, 1845.
BOSTON: JAMES MUNROE & CO., 134 WASHINGTON STREET.
Price 6 Cents.
The Twentieth Anniversary of the American Unitarian Association was celebrated on Tuesday evening, May 27th, 1844. The meeting for business was in the Berry Street Vestry, at nine o'clock, A. M., Hon. StePHEN FAIRBANKs in the chair. Prayers were offered by Rev. Frederick A. Farley, of Brooklyn, N. Y.
An amendment to the 5th Article of the Constitution, proposed by Rev. Mr. Farley at the last Annual Meeting, came up for consideration; and after a full discussion, was amended, and unanimously adopted. It requires the addition of three to the Board of Directors, two of whom at least shall be laymen.
A Resolution, offered by Rev. Mr. Lothrop, as a substitute for some propositions presented by Rev. Dr. Gannett, authorizing and instructing the Executive Committee to appoint a travelling Agent, with a suitable salary, was passed.
On motion of Mr. Geo. G. Channing, a vote was passed, requesting the Executive Committee, should they think it expedient, to procure an Act of Incorporation for the Association, at the next session of the Legislature.
Rev. F. A. Farley, Dummer R. Chapman, Esq., Rev. Samuel Barrett, and Hon. Albert Fearing were appointed a Committee to nominate the Officers for the ensuing year.
The Association then adjourned.
The meeting for the choice of Officers was held in the same place, at half past six o'clock, P. M.
The Treasurer's Report was read and accepted.
Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the
American Unitarian Association, from May 28, 1844, to May 27, 1845.
Balance in the Treasury May 28, 1844, as per account then rendered,
$2223 03 From Auxiliary Associations and Subscriptions, 2577 11 Donations,
300 07 Life Members,
540 45 Donations for building a Church at Windo
200 00 Donations for building a Church at Hart. ford, Conn.,
570 00 Donations for aid of Meadville Theologi. cal School,
121 22 Donations for aid of Unitarian Society in Sharon,
From Domestic Missionary Fund, being the
amount appropriated by the Executive
For Paper, and Printing and Binding Tracts and
1467 81 Salary of the General Secretary for 1 year, 1800 00 “ Travelling Expenses of do.,
100 00 " Rent of Office, Tract Agency, &c.,
200 00 " Incidental expenses,
3736 90 " Aid of Unitarian Soc. in Milwaukee,* W. T., 167 00
Geneva,* III. 100 00
Hillsboro,* III. 390 00
Albany,* N. Y. 525 00
Standish, Me. 75 00
* The payments and appropriations marked thus (*) have been made, wholly or in part, from funds specially designated by the Donors to be applied to those purposes. VOL. XVIII. — No. 215.