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THE SPALDING CLUB,
FOR THE PRINTING OF
THE HISTORICAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, GENEALOGICAL,
NORTH-EASTERN COUNTIES OF SCOTLAND.
INSTITUTED A.D. M DCCC XXXIX.
THE COUNCIL OF THE SPALDING CLUB,
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS, ON THURSDAY
AT a Meeting of the COUNCIL of THE SPALDING CLUB, held on
Mr. THOMSON of Banchory in the Chair;
The following Report was unanimously agreed to, and ordered to be printed and circulated among the Members:
It is the agreeable duty of the Council to report that the affairs of the Club continue in the most prosperous condition.
Since the last General Meeting, three volumes have been delivered to the Members: I. The third and concluding volume of GORDON'S SCOTS AFFAIRS, edited by Mr. JOSEPH ROBERTSON, and Mr. GEORGE GRUB. II. A DESCRIP- TION OF BOTH TOWNS OF ABERDEEN, in 1661, edited by Mr. COSMO INNES. III. A second volume of THE MISCELLANY OF THE CLUB, edited by THE SECRETARY, Mr. JOHN STUART.
During the year, the transcription of THE CHARTULARY OF ABERDEEN has been completed, and this most important work is now in the press, at Edinburgh, under the superintendence of Mr. COSMO INNES. A considerable portion of the funds of the Club-nearly three hundred pounds-has already been expended on this undertaking; but some portion of this sum, and a sixth part of all that may hereafter be advanced, fall to be repaid by the MAITLAND CLUB, which has united with our Society in contributing to the cost of this publication.
It was unavoidable that, in the early years of the Club's existence, a great part of its revenue should be expended in procuring TRANSCRIPTS of ancient manuscripts and copies of rare printed works, and in examining the sources whence materials were to be drawn for the object of its labours, the illustration of the History, Literature, and Antiquities of the North-Eastern Shires of Scotland. But so much has now been accomplished in this way, that the Committee would hope that this