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At a meeting of the Association of Graduates of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, held June 26th, 1872, the following resolution was adopted, viz:

Whereas, It is deemed expedient to take suitable notice of the close of the first fifty years' work of the Institute.

Resolved, That Prof. Charles Drowne, Prof. H. B. Nason, Charles F. Winslow, Rev. J. H. Brodt and W. H. Doughty, be a committee to make all necessary arrangements for a semi-centennial celebration.

At a meeting of the Association, held June 18th, 1873, it was resolved that the services of the above committee be continued, in connection with the Directors, for the ensuing year.

At a meeting of the graduates, former students and friends of the Institute, residing in Troy, held at the Board of Trade Rooms, April 23d, 1874, Dr. R. B. Bontecou in the Chair, A. J, Swift, Secretary, the following local sub-committees were appointed:

LOCAL SUB-COMMITTEES.

On Reception.—Hon. Wm. Gurley, G. H. Starbuck, G. B. Wallace, B. C. Gowing, H. M. Geer, D. M. Greene, I. F. Bosworth.

On Finance.—E. Thompson Gale, J. Hobart Warren, J. W. Fuller, T. A. Tillinghast, J. M. Landon, Dr. R. B. Bontecou, Wm. H. Young.

On Entertainment,—J. H. Quackenbush, E. W. Arms, W. A. Peck, H. B. Dauchy, P. H. Baermann, T. C. Walbridge, Dascom Greene.

On Excursion.—Hon. Uri Gilbert, W. A. Shepard, H. B. Nason.

On Alumni Dinner.—H. B. Nason, E. G. Gilbert, R. H. Thompson, W. T. Kellogg, A. J. Swift.

FIRST CIRCULAR.

On the ist of May, the following circular was sent to all persons who have attended the Institute, whose residence could be ascertained:

The Sixth Annual Meeting of the Association of Graduates of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be held June 16th, 1874, at 2:30 o'clock p. M., in the Institute Hall.

The exercises of the Semi-Centennial Celebration will commence Sunday, June 14th, and close Thursday, June 18th. Besides the usual reading of theses, and conferring of degrees, arrangements are being made for addresses, receptions, an alumni dinner, one or more excursions, and a grand reunion on Thursday Evening.

A cordial invitation is extended not only to graduates, but to all who have ever been connected with the Institute and to their families, to be present and participate in these exercises.

Special arrangements will be made with the proprietors of the several hotels for the accommodation of visitors at reduced rates, and many citizens have signified their desire to extend hospitality.

In order that all may be provided for without confusion or delay, it is requested that persons intending to be present at the meeting notify this fact to the Secretary before the 1st of June when practicable, and also when possible state the day they will arrive, so that the Committee may engage rooms at the hotels or in private families, as they may desire. On receipt of such communication a second circular will be forwarded immediately.

Copies of this circular will be supplied to any who may desire them, and all are earnestly requested to make the above known as far as possible.

H. B. NASON, Secretary,

OFFICERS OF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FOR 1874.

President.—Strickland Kneass.

Vice-Presidents.—A. C. Boiler, A. J. Cassatt, Frederic Grinnell.

Treasurer.—David M. Greene,

Secretary.—H. B. Nason.

Directors.—William Gurley, E. Thompson Gale, G. H. Starbuck, Henry Burden, Jr., Dascom Greene.

SECOND CIRCULAR.

Troy, N. Y., June ist, 1874.

The special object of this circular is to afford information in regard to the time and order of the various exercises of Commencement week, and to give some directions for the convenience of those who may attend.

The Committee on Reception will be in waiting at the Union Railroad Depot in Troy, on the arrival of trains, to direct visitors to the office of the Local Committee at the store of Messrs. Gurley, near the north end of the depot, where after recording their names, information will be furnished in regard to lodgings in hotels, private families, &c.

In order that all may be provided for without confusion or delay, it is requested that persons intending to be present at the meeting notify this fact to the Secretary before the 10th of June when practicable, and also when possible state the day when they will arrive, so that the Committee may engage rooms at the hotels or in private families, as they may desire.

(Here followed Programme, for which see page 7.)

A cordial invitation is given to all who have ever been connected with the Institute, and to their families to be present and participate in the above exercises.

Copies of this circular will be supplied to any who may desire them, and all are earnestly requested to make the above known as far as possible.

H. B. NASON, Secretary.

P. S.—A large number of graduates and others have already signified their intention to be present, and everything now promises a very large and interesting meeting.

PROGRAMME.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14.

10:30 A. M. Sermon by Rev. G. N. Webber, D. D. First Presbyterian Church.

MONDAY, JUNE 15.

10:00 A. M. Reading of Theses by members of Graduating Class. Institute Hall.

4:00 p. M. Single Scull and Tub Races. Laureate Course.

8:00 p. M. Concert by Institute Glee Club, for the benefit of the R. P. I. Rowing Association. Rand's Hall.

TUESDAY, JUNE 16.

10:00 A. M. Reading of Theses by members of Graduating Class. Institute Hall.

2:30 p. M. Meeting of Alumni. Institute Hall. Address by Alfred P. Boiler, C. E., Presiding Officer. Reports of Committees. Information concerning Graduates and former Students of the Institute. Miscellaneous Business.

4:30 p. M. Dedication of the Eaton Monument. Oakwood Cemetery. Prayer by Rev. H. N. Brinsmade, D. D., of Newark, N. J. Addresses by Prof. James Hall, LL. D., Albany; Hon. Martin I. Townsend, LL. D., Troy> and Prof. H. B. Nason, R. P. I.

A special train of cars will leave Union Depot for Oakwood at 4:00 o'clock, p. M., and returning, leave Oakwood at 5:45 P. M.

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