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VOLUME THE FOURTH:
Printed at Calcutta,
THE unfortunate death of Sir William Jones, on the 27th of April, 1794, having deprived the Society of their Founder and President, a meeting of the Members was convened on the ist of May following, when it was unanimously agreed to appoint a Committee, consisting of Sir Robert Chambers, Mr. Justice Hyde, Colonel John Murray, John Briston, and Thomas Grabam, Esquires, to wait on Sir John Sbore, and in the Name of the Society, request
his ceptance of the office of their President. With this request he, in terms highly flattering to the Society, agreed to comply; and on the 22d of May, 1794, took his seat as President, and delivered the Discourse, No. 12, of this Volume.
EDMUND MORRIS, Secretary.