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next annual meeting, and until others shall be chosen in their stead. There shall also be a semi-annual meeting of the Association, on the third Wednesday of July, in each and every year, at such place and time as the Board of Government may appoint. Special meetings may be called by the Board of Government whenever they may deem it expedient, or upon the written application of any ten members, made to the Secretary, provided notice is given to the members as in other meetings.
ARTICLE 3. All meetings of the members of the Association shall be in pursuance of a written or printed notice, addressed to each member, with the name of the President or Secretary attached thereto, and deposited in the post-office, ten days at least before the day of meeting, specifying the time and place of meeting; and at all such meetings fifteen members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
ARTICLE 4. The President, Vice-Presidents and Directors, shall constitute a Board of Government, and have under their care and direction all matters pertaining to the management of the Association; and five of their number shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Meetings of the Board may be called by the President, at such time and place as he may deem expedient, giving each member a written or printed notice of the same,
а at least five days before the day of meeting. At their first meeting, the Board shall elect a Treasurer, Secretary, and Auditor of Accounts, for the year ensuing, and fix the amount of compensation of the Secretary. All vacancies in their Board, occasioned by death or resignation, shall be filled by the Board, and the persons so elected shall hold their offices until the next annual meeting. The Board may, from time to time, as they shall deem expedient, appoint Committees from among their own Board, or from the members at large, to collect statistical information, examine new inventions or processes in manufacturing goods, as also to prepare essays on subjects of interest to the Association.
ARTICLE 5. The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Association, and the Board of Government, keep accurate records of their doings, and prepare a book into which he shall transcribe the By-Laws, and procure the signatures of members to the same. In the absence of the Secretary, at any meeting, a Secretary pro tem. may be appointed by the presiding officer, who shall do all things, while in the office, required of the Secretary.
ARTICLE 6. The Treasurer shall keep a book in which all receipts and payments of money shall be entered, collect all moneys due the Association, and disburse the same upon the written order of the Board of Government. At the annual meeting, in each
ear, he shall make an exhibit of his accounts—or oftener if the Board of Government require it. He shall notify the members of assessments voted, and cause them to be collected in a reasonable time.
ARTICLE 7. The Auditor shall examine the accounts of the Treasurer annually, and report at each annual meeting the state of the finances.
ARTICLE 8. Any person of good moral character, who now is or hereafter may be, Agent or Superintendent of any Cotton Mill in New England, may become a member of this Association, upon his signing the By-Laws and paying an admission fee of Ten Dollars, and an annual assessment not exceeding Ten Dollars. After the first meeting of the Association, and at any regular meeting thereafter, new members may be admitted, upon the nomination of any member, he obtaining a majority of votes of the members present. Any member may withdraw from the Association, at any regular meeting, upon payment of all arrearages, first giving notice of his intention so to do to the Secretary; and any member may be expelled for cause, at any regular meeting, two-thirds of the members present voting therefor.
ARTICLE 9. Amendments to the By-Laws may be made, at any stated meeting of the Association, by a two-thirds vote, provided notice of such proposed amendment be given in writing at a previous meeting, and also notice be given to each member, by the Secretary, of the pendency of such amendment, ten days at least before any such meeting.
BOARD OF GOVERNMENT.
Manchester, N. A.
WM. A. BURKE,
Directors. J. S. DAVIS, Holyoke, Mass.
WILLIAM P. HAINES, Biddeford, Me. CHARLES NOURSE, Woonsocket, R. I. Thos. J. BORDEN, Fall River, Mass. PHINEHAS ADAMS, Manchester, N. H. D. D. CROMBIE, Lawrence, Mass.
BENJAMIN SAUNDERS, Nashua, N. H.
Secretary and Treasurer.
AMBROSE EASTMAN, Boston, Mass.
Office of the Association, 53 Washington Street, Boston.