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No. I.- THE CLUB.
THE following complete list of THE CLUB, (referred to in p. 272.), with the dates of the elections of all the members, and of the deaths of those deceased, from its foundation to the present time, and the observations prefixed and annexed, have been obligingly furnished by Mr. Hatchett, the present treasurer.
"THE CLUB was founded in 1764, by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Dr. Samuel Johnson, and for some years met on Monday evenings. In 1772, the day of meeting was changed to Friday; and about that time, instead of supping, they agreed to dine together once in every fortnight, during the sitting of parlia
"In 1773, the Club, which, soon after its foundation, consisted of twelve members, was enlarged to twenty; March 11. 1777, to twenty-six; November 27. 1778, to thirty; May 9. 1780, to thirty-five; and it was then resolved that it never should exceed forty.
"It met originally at the Turk's Head, in Gerrard Street, and continued to meet there till 1783, when their landlord died, and the house was soon afterwards shut up. They then
removed to Prince's, in Sackville Street; and on his house being soon afterwards shut up, they removed to Baxter's, which afterwards became Thomas's, in Dover Street. In January, 1792, they removed to Parsloe's, in St. James's Street; and, on February 26. 1799, to the Thatched House in the same
"From the original foundation to this time, number of members is one hundred and eleven. petua.
"Belle Vue House, Chelsea, March 10. 1835.
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