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WASHINGTON, January 9, 1889.
   The stated annual meeting of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution was held this day at half past 10 o'clock a.m.
   Present: Chief-Justice MELVILLE W. FULLER, Hon. J.J. INGALLS, Hon. J.S. MORRILL, Hon. S.M. CULLOM, Hon. R.L. GIBSON, Hon. S.S. COX, Hon. W.W. PHELPS, Hon. JOS. WHEELER, Dr. HENRY COPPEE, Dr. JAMES C. WELLING, General M.C. MEIGS, and the Secretary, Mr. S.P. LANGLEY.
   On motion of Mr. Morrill, Mr. Ingalls was called to the chair.
   Excuses for non-attendance were read from Dr. NOAH PORTER and Dr. J.B. ANGELL, and the Secretary stated that Dr. A.D. WHITE was out of the country.
   The journal of proceedings of the Board of the regular annual meeting of January 11 an the special called meeting of March 27, 1888, was read and approved.
   The Secretary stated that since the last annual meeting the death had occurred of one of the most distinguished and useful members of the Board, Dr. ASA GRAY, and it was proper that some expression be made by the Board in regard to the loss it had sustained.
   Dr. Coppee, in a few eulogistic remarks on the late Dr. Gray, portrayed his character and particularly his active usefulness as a Regent, and thought the expression of the feeling of every one of his associates should be placed upon the permanent records of the Institution. On his motion, it was

 [[italics]]Resolved[[/italics]], That a committee of three be appointed, of which the Secretary shall be chairman, to prepare and record in our proceedings a resolution expressing the sentiments of the Board upon the loss of Professor Gray.

   The Chair appointed Prof. S.P. Langley, Dr. Coppee, and Dr. Welling as the committee, which subsequently reported the following:


   It is rarely indeed that the departure from this life of any man produces so profound and so general a sense of personal loss as has followed the death of our friend, Dr. Asa Gray. His associates in the

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