The first general session of the Society was called to order at 9.55 o’clock a. m., Tuesday, December 29, in the lecture hall of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by First Vice-President Lindgren in the absence of President Becker, who was detained at home by illness. Professor Lindgren introduced Dr. Samuel G. Dixon, who in turn welcomed the visiting geologists and paleontologists in the name of the Academy.
The report of the Council for the year ending November 30, 1914, was presented as follows:
To the Geological Society of America, in twenty-seventh annual meeting assembled:
The regular annual meeting of the Council was held at Princeton, New Jersey, in connection with the meeting of the Society, December 30 and 31,1913, and January 1, 1914.
The details of administration for the twenty-sixth year of the existence of the Society are . . .