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elected by ballot at the annual meeting in the year 1868, and every third year thereafter, and shall hold his office for the term of three years, and until his successor is elected and qualified. When a vacancy occurs at any other time, it shall be filled by election for the remainder of the term. In the absence of the Secretary, a secretary pro tempore shall be chosen.

MEETINGS.

SECTION 4. — The annual meeting of the Overseers shall be held in Boston, on the second Wednesday of July. The other stated meetings shall be held at Cambridge on Commencement Day, and at Boston on the second Wednesdays of January, April, and October in each year, at some central place to be selected by the Secretary, unless designated by the Board. Special meetings will be convened upon application made to the Secretary, in writing, by the President of the Board, by the President or President and Fellows of the College, or by seven or more Overseers, setting forth the object of the meeting, its time and its place, either in Cambridge or Boston. Meetings may be held by adjournment at such times and places as the Board shall order. SECT. 5. — Notice of all meetings of the

. Board, and of all adjournments thereof, shall be given by the Secretary, or, in case of his absence, inability, or neglect, or of a vacancy in the office, by the President: the notification of the meeting to specify its time and place, and, if a special one, its object; and to be mailed to the address of each member at least seven days, and published in not less than two newspapers of Boston at least three days, before the time of the meeting. Provided, that in the case of a special meeting alleged in the application therefor to be one of great urgency, notice will be sufficient if mailed four days before the same. And provided further, that the Board may, in adjourning from day to day, dispense with notice thereof by the Secretary.

SECT. 6. — The votes and proceedings of the Overseers, with the names of the members present at each meeting, shall be recorded ; and the record shall be produced by the Secretary at the Overseers' meetings. At the opening of every meeting, the journal of the preceding meeting shall be read by the Secretary, unless otherwise ordered.

SECT. 7. — The Secretary shall have a list of the Overseers, ready to be produced at any meeting

He shall also acquaint the presiding officer, in writing, what Committees have not reported, and what business is by assignment to come before the Board.

SECT. 8.- A quorum of not less than nine members shall be requisite for the transaction of any business, except adjourning, or obtaining the attendance of members.

SECT. 9. — There shall be laid before the Overseers, as soon as may be after the close of the fiscal year, by the President of the University, a statement, authenticated by the Treasurer, of the expenses of the Institution during the past college year.

SECT. 10. — There shall always be presented an attested copy of such votes of the Corporation as are laid before the Overseers for their confirmation; and the Secretary shall, from time to time, and as soon as conveniently may be, deliver to the President of the University an attested copy of the votes of the Overseers, to be by him communicated to the Corporation.

SECT. 11. - The Overseers will not receive any votes from the Corporation as to giving degrees on Commencement Day, except such as shall be presented before ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day; and the grounds and reasons of the Corporation for conferring occasional degrees shall be laid before the Overseers.

SECT. 12. - When the consent of the Overseers shall be asked to a vote of the Corporation electing any person to be an officer of instruction or government or a lecturer in the Univer-sity, or conferring on any person an honorary degree, the decision shall be by ballot; except in the case of Proctors, when the question may be taken orally or by resolution.

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SECT. 13. — No nomination of a member of the Corporation or of a permanent Professor shall be ratified by the Board, except at a meeting or adjournment held on seven days' notice; nor shall any such nomination be finally acted on at the meeting or adjournment at which it shall have been made.

SECT. 14. — All Committees shall be nominated by the presiding officer, excepting in those cases where it may be otherwise determined by the Overseers; and the person first named shall be chairman.

SECT. 15. — When any member shall require a question to be determined by yeas and nays, the President shall take the sense of the Board in that manner, provided that one fourth part of the members present shall be in favor of it.

SECT. 16. - Whenever a question shall be taken by yeas and nays, the Secretary shall call the names of all the members, except the President; and no member shall be permitted to vote after the decision is announced from the chair.

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