Dr. Hutchinson said the resolution had taken him very much by surprise. It was a very great source of grief to him that he was going to leave Wellington and the Society; but there were other considerations. He could not stand the worry of professional life, and he desired a change. As it was the last time he would occupy the chair, he wished to tender his thanks to the members of the Council, and the Secretary, for the kindness they had always shown him.
The resolution was carried unanimously.