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PROCEEDINGS

83292

OF THE

AMERICAN GAS-LIGHT ASSOCIATION,

AT

MEETINGS

HELD ON

. APRIL 16 AND 17, 1873, IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK; OCTO-

BER 15 AND 16, 1873, IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK;
May 13 AND 14, 1874, IN THE CITY OF
CLEVELAND, OHIO; AND ON OCTOBER
21 AND 22, 1874, IN THE CITY

OF BROOKLYN, N. Y.

A. M. CALLENDER & Co.,

PUBLISHERS,
42 PINE STREET, NEW YORK.

1875.

PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

AMERICAN GAS-LIGHT ASSOCIATION.

The first meeting of this Association was held in pursuance of the following call, issued at an informal preliminary meeting, held in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, in September, 1872.

CALL:

DETROIT, March 12, 1873. You are requested to appoint, not to exceed three delegates, to attend a convention of gentlemen from the Illuminating Gas Companies of the United States, to be held in the city of New York, on the 16th day of April next, to consider the importance of organizing a National Association, and the best method and materials for manufacturing gas, and to promote the common interests of the companies and the public. The meeting will convene at “Knickerbocker Cottage,” No. 456 Sixth avenue, at 10 o'clock, A. M. This notice, or the certificate of secretary of the companies invited, will constitute you members thereof.

P. E. DEMILL, Detroit, Mich.
E. T. WATKINS, Chicago, Ill.
T. C. MONTGOMERY, Rochester, N. Y.

Accordingly,

At 10 o'clock, A.M., at Knickerbocker Cottage, New York.

April 16, 1873. On motion of Mr. DeMill, of Michigan, Gen. Charles Roome was called to the chair.

Prof. Henry Wurtz was appointed Secretary.

Mr. DeMill stated the object of the call as set forth in the above circular.

For the governance of this meeting, were adopted provisionally the ordinary parliamentary rules.

On motion of Mr. DeMill, the roll was called of the names of gas-light companies and officials thereof, from whom favorable replies to the above circular had been received. Of these, the following were present and answered the call :

NEW YORK. Manhattan Gas-Light Co. . Gen. Chas. Roome. Harlem Gas-Light Co. . . John Balmore. Syracuse Gas-Light Co.

J A. C. Wood,

1 Gen. Leavenworth. Oswego Gas-Light Co.. Wm. Cartwright. Buffalo Gas-Light Co. , 0. G. Steele. Hudson Gas-Light Co.

Gen. Chas. Roome. Peekskill and Catskill Gas. I Light Co. . .

G. T. Sutton.

. Waterford and Lansingburg i į J. C. House, Gas-Light Co. ..

1 Wm. Humphrey.

MASSACHUSETTS.
Worcester Gas-Light Co. . F. C. Sherman.
Springfield Gas-Light Co. George Dwight.

NEW JERSEY.
Paterson Gas-Light Co. . J. R. Floyd.

PENNSYLVANIA.

Harrisburg Gas-Light Co.

Philadelphia Gas-Light Co.,

J Abram Myers,

L. H. Richards. T. R. Brown.

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Louisville Gas-Light Co. , Benj. Rankin.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington Gas-Light Co., G. A. McIlhenny.

CALIFORNIA.

W. W. Goodwin.

Sacramento Gas-Light Co. .

GEORGIA. The Augusta Gas-Light Co. .

Wm. Helwin.

On motion of P. E. DeMill, Esq., of Michigan:

Resolved, That it is deemed expedient to organize a National Association of companies and individuals engaged in supplying cities and towns with illuminating gas. Adopted.

The President read a rough draft of a Constitution, handed in by Mr. DeMill, as a basis for discussion. 0. G. Steele, Esq., of Buffalo, moved the appointment of a

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