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UNIVEESITY OF ILLINOIS.
M E E T I N G OF A P R I L 22, 1896
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois met in special session in the University parlor, Urbana, Illinois, at 2 o'clock p. m., Wednesday, April 22, 1896, pursuant to the following call issued by the Secretary, April 15, 1896: . "By order of the President,fMr. James E. Armstrong, the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois is called to meet in special session in the University parlor, Urbana, Illinois, at 2 o'clock p. m., Wednesday, April 22, 1896, to consider plans and specifications for the library building1, and to transact such other business as may come before the Board." There were present Governor Altgeld and Messrs. Armstrong, Bullard, Graham, Inglis, McLean, Morrison, and Raymond, and Dr. Smith and Mrs Flower; absent, Messrs. Judy and Morgan. The Committee on Buildings and Grounds asked for instructions as to the location of the Observatory. I t was ordered that the building should be erected east of the Experiment Station warehouse on the highest ground between Burrill avenue and Matthews avenue. On motion of Mr. Bullard, $700.00 was appropriated for the payment of the architects of the library building. On motion of Mr. McLean, it was voted to erect the library building a little ways northwest of University Hall, the buillding to front northeast, as indicated by stakes recently set. On motion of- Mr. Morrison, it was voted that one-half of Mr. Clinton's salary for the year beginning September 1, 1895, be paid from University funds. After looking over the plans, etc., for the library building, on motion of Mr. Morrison, it was voted to adopt plans as presented. On motion of Mr. Morrison, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That advertisements be published forthwith for bids for the erection of the new library building; that bids be taken for the erection of the entire building; that bids be received up to 12 o'clock noon of May 25th by the Secretary of the Board; and that the Board meet at 2 o'clock p. m. of that day and open said bids. President Draper read a letter from Colonel Morgan expressing his regret at his not being able to be present at this meeting of the Board on account of the date being later than had been first proposed.