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This volume contains a selection from the proceedings 
of the Massachusetts Historical Society, beginning 
with the Annual Meeting in April, 1869, and ending 
with the stated monthly meeting in December, 1870. 

The engraved portraits of the Hon. Levi Lincoln, 
LL.D., the Rev. Alvan Lamson, D.D., and the Rev. 
Nathaniel L. Frothingham, D.D., were furnished by 
their respective families, at the request of the Committee ; 
and that of Isaac P. Davis, Esq., by our associate Mr. 
George T. Davis. They were engraved from photo- 
graphs by the artists whose names they bear. 

For the Committee of Publication. 
Boston, March 15, 1871.