Fourth (Special) Meeting. 7th June, 1871.
Julius Haast, Ph.D., F.R.S., President, in the chair.
Mr. Fereday proposed, and Mr. Inglis seconded, “That the subscription be reduced to one guinea.”
Mr. Fraser moved, as an amendment, “That from this date the subscription to the Society be—for the first year of membership two guineas, and for every subsequent year one guinea.”
The amendment was seconded by Dr. Powell.
Mr. Fereday, by permission, withdrew his original motion in favour of the amendment.
Dr. Turnbull moved, as an amendment, “That the subscription continue two guineas as heretofore, but that the Council be directed to expend one pound of the subscription in purchasing an annual ticket of membership of the Literary Institute for each member.”
Mr. Enys seconded the amendment pro formd.
Amendment put and negatived.
The Rev. C. Fraser's amendment was then put as a substantive motion, and carried.
It was proposed “That the life subscription be reduced from twenty to ten guineas,” and carried.
The ordinary business was then proceeded with.
New members.—Shirbrooke Walker, Norman Planta Thompson, and Mr. Broadfoot.
A minute of the Council was read, recommending that John Matthews, M.D., of 4, Mylen Street, London, be proposed as an honorary member of the Society.