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At a General Meeting of the Camden Society held at the Freemasons' Tavern, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, on Monday the 2nd May, 1842,

THOMAS AMYOT, Esq. F.R.S., Treas. S.A., Director,


The Director having opened the business of the Meeting,

The Secretary read the Report of the Council agreed upon at their meeting of the 28th April last, whereupon it was

Resolved, That the said Report be received and printed, and that the Thanks of the Society be given to the Council for their services.

The Thanks of the Society were also voted to the Editors of the Society's publications; to the Right Honourable Thomas Grenville; to the Master and Fellows of St. Peter's College, Cambridge; to J. I. Blackburn, Esq. M.P.; to the Local Secretaries; and to Messrs. Nichols, for the assistance towards attaining the objects of the Society mentioned in the Report as having been given by them.

The Secretary then read the Report of the Auditors, agreed upon at their meeting of the 30th of April last, whereupon it was

Resolved, That the said Report be received and approved, and that the Thanks of the Society be given to the Auditors for their trouble.

Thanks were then voted to the Director, Treasurer, and Secretary for their services during the past year j and

The Meeting then proceeded to the election of Officers, when
The Right Hon. Lord Francis Egerton, M.P.
was elected President, and

Thomas Amyot, Esq. F.R.S. Treas. S.A.
The Right Hon. Lord Braybrooke.
John Bruce, Esq. F.S.A.
John Payne Collier, Esq. F.S.A.

Charles Purton Cooper, Esq. Q.C. D.C.L. F.R.S. F.S.A.
T. Crofton Croker, Esq. F.S.A. M.R.I.A.
Sir Henry Ellis, K.H. F.R.S. Sec. S.A.
James Orchard Halliwell, Esq. F.R.S., F.S.A.
The Rev. Joseph Hunter, F.S.A.
Sir Frederic Madden, K.H., F.R.S., F.S.A.
John Herman Merivale, Esq. F.S.A.
The Rev. Lancelot Sharpe, M.A., F.S.A.
Thomas Stapleton, Esq. F.S.A.
William John Thoms, Esq. F.S.A. and
Thomas Wright, Esq. M.A., F.S.A.
were elected as the Council, and

John Yonge Akerman, Esq. F.S.A.

Charles Frederick Barnwell, Esq. F.R.S., F.S.A., and Peter Cunningham, Esq. were elected Auditors of the Society for the ensuing year.

Thanks were then voted to the Director, for his able conduct in the Chair.


At a Meeting of the Council of the Camden Society held at No. 25, Parliament Street, Westminster, on Thursday the 5th May, 1842,

Thomas Amyot, Esq. in the Chair;
The Council having proceeded to the Election of Officers,—

Thomas Amyot, Esq. was elected Director; John Bruce, Esq. Treasurer; and William J. Thoms, Esq. Secretary, for the Year next ensuing.

DATED 1st MAY, 1842.

The Council elected on the 3rd May 1841 are pleased to be able to report that the affairs of the Society continue in a condition of unabated prosperity.

The number of 1200 Members, to which the Society is limited, has been maintained; and there continues to be a large number of Candidates for admission upon vacancies.

The investment standing in the names of the Trustees for the Society has been increased, since the last General Meeting, from the sum of £408 0s. 4d., Three per Cent, consols, to £574 13s. 8d. This increase has arisen from the investment of sums received for Compositions; and the Council recommend that whatever sum may now be in hand on that account, should be added to the investment.

The Council have added the following gentlemen to the list of Local Secretaries:—

The Rev. Joseph Bosworth, LL.D. for Nottingham.

Richard Rees, Esq. F.S.A. for Cardiff, in the place of Captain

W. H. Smyth, retired. James Heywood Markland, Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A. for Bath, in the place of Rev. William L. Nichols, who has removed. The Publications for the past year have been—

The Second Book of the Travels of Nicander Nucius, a Corcyraean Gentleman who came to England in the suite of an Ambassador from the Netherlands, sent by the Emperor Charles V. to the Court of Henry VIII.: translated from the Original Greek MS. formerly belonging to Archbishop Laud, and now preserved in the Bodleian Library. Edited by the Rev. John Antony Cramer, D.D. Principal of New Inn Hall, and Public Orator, Oxford.

The Latin Poetry of Walter Mapes, Archdeacon of Oxford at the beginning of the thirteenth century. Edited by Thomas Wright, Esq. M.A., F.S.A. and

Three inedited Early English Metrical Romances. Edited, from a MS. in the possession of J. I. Blackburn, Esq. M.P., by John Robson, Esq.

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