The Society was called to order by the President, Raphael Pumpelly, at 10.10 o’cock a m, at the Normal School, where all the sessions were held during the meeting except the evening session of this day.
By vote of the Society the address of welcome and response were postponed to the afternoon.
The report of the Council was called for, and was presented by the Secretary, in print, as follows:
To the Geological Society of America, in Eighteenth Annual Meeting Assembled:
The stated Annual Meeting of the Council was held at Philadelphia conjointly with the meeting of the Society. It has been unnecessary to hold any special meeting, but some routine business has been done by correspondence.
The following reports of the officers give the details of administration for another prosperous year, the seventeenth, in the history of the Society. . . .