ce of officers, in 1867, Charles H. Merrill, of First Congregational, was substituted as vicepresident.
Mr. Badger had resigned soon after his election, and Francis H. Kidder had been chosen to fill the vacancy.
At the same time Charles E. Joyce tendered his resignation, and Arthur T. Tufts was elected to the office of secretary.
At the third election, in 1868, when the membership numbered ninety-two, the following board was chosen:—
President,Daniel W. Wilcox.
Vice-president,Charles C. Newcomb,Methodist.
Elisha B. Curtis,Baptist.
D. B. Callender,Mystic Congregational.
Francis H. Kidder,First Congregational.
Benjamin P. HollisEpiscopal.
Treasurer,Alonzo E. Tainter.
Secretary,Arthur T. Tufts.
A literary class, a Bible class, and a course of lectures were maintained, with occasional interruptions, for two years.
The Association was sustained in a more or less flourishing condition until the spring of 1869, when, at the annual meeting in March, this entry upon the r