The Society was called to order by the President, Dr George M. Dawson, in the chapel of the Albany (Boys) Academy. All the sessions of the meeting were held in this place and the President presided at all the sessions except one.
Dr F. J. H. Merrill, State Geologist, spoke a few words of welcome to the Society, and announced that the formal address of welcome, expected at this time, by the Honorable T. Guilford Smith, Chairman of the State Museum Committee, would be given at the dinner in the evening. Dr John M. Clarke, State Paleontologist, also welcomed the Society in a brief address.
Doctor Clarke read the following invitation from the Director of the State Library:
State Library, Albany, New York, December 27,1900.
John M. Clarke, Ph. D., Albany, New York.
Dear Doctor Clarke: Will you kindly extend to the visiting geologists a . . .