When, a short time ago, I was advised by our indefatigable secretary that by virtue of having been chosen vice-president of this body, the duty of making the presidential address fell to my share, I was somewhat disconcerted. I was at first inclined to push my honors from me and to say that inasmuch as no time remained for the preparation of a suitable discourse, the presiding officer would simply waive his prerogative in that particular and pass to the next order of business.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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MacBride, Thomas H.
"The President's Address,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 5(1), 12-23.
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