The first session of the Society was called to order at 10 o’clock a. m., Wednesday, December 27, at the new National Museum, Washington, D. C., by President Davis, who referred to the pleasure and interest with which the Society met from time to time at the capital, previous meetings having been held there in 1890, 1899, and 1902.
The Secretary then presented the printed report of the Council, which, by vote of Council, was laid on the table till Thursday morning.
The Auditing Committee was then elected, consisting of George P. Merrill and B. H. Kraus, and the Treasurer’s report was referred to it. At the afternoon session E. B. Mathews was added to this committee.
The Secretary declared the vote for officers for 1912, the regular ticket as prepared by the Council being elected, as follows: . . .