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26 THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY with the appes: to the said Thomas Delavall his heires and assignes to his and their proper uses for ever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seale this 6th of July 1669. R: Nicholls. Sealed & Delivered in presence of Tho Billopp, Abraham Horton. Recorded in the office of Records for the Province of New Yorke in Lib B. fol. (315) the 27th day of Sept. 1681. John West. CI. NOTES OF THE SOCIETY The following minute was forwarded to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment. At a meeting of the Executive Committee, held on March 19, 1918: The New-York Historical Society, through its Board, desires to express its disapproval to any space in Central Park being diverted from the use for which the Park was originally intended. The President appointed Mr. Thomas T. Sherman a member of the Executive Committee of the Second Class ending 1920 in place of Mr. Stanley W. Dexter, who resigned owing to ill health. Mr. James Benedict, Capt. Richard Henry Greene and Mr. Archer M. Huntington were re-appointed members of the Executive Committee of the Fourth Class ending 1922. The President appointed the following members as a Committee on Membership: Frederic Delano Weekes, Samuel V. Hoffman, Thomas J. Burton, Frank B. Porter and Edmund B. Child. obituary Frederick Sturges, a life member since 1880 and Fellow of the Society, died December 22, 1917, in the 85th year of his age. William S. Pelletreau, a life member since 1899, died January 6, 1918, in the 78th year of his age. Henry L. Morris, a life member since 1874, died at Atlantic City, N. J., January 8, 1918.