Owing to an unavoidable delay in receiving the decision of the judges, it has been deemed advisable to print the Prize Essay, without discussion, in the present number of the Proceedings.
The meeting for the discussion of the Essay at Annapolis, Md., will be held on October 14, 1887. The Corresponding Secretaries will hold meetings at their respective Branches for the discussion of the Essay at any convenient date, not later than October 14th. Members not able to attend any of the meetings may take part in the discussion by forwarding their remarks in manuscript to the Secretary and Treasurer, or to the Corresponding Secretary of any Branch, not later than October 13, 1887.
All MSS. of the discussion must ba forwarded from the Branches to the Secretary and Treasurer before October 20, 1887.
By direction of the Board of Control.
Chas. R. Miles, Lieut., U. S. JV.,
Secretary and Treasurer.
New York, May 19, 1887.
Secretary, Naval Institute, Annapolis, Md.