An adjourned meeting is regarded simply as a continuation of a former meeting, and after roll call,* the business should be resumed, the same as if no adjournment had taken place. The President should, however, announce the business, and if it be the further consideration of a proposition or resolution, state it, or direct it to be read.

At special meetings, the business for which the meeting was convened, is first in order, after roll call. After that business has been disposed of, any other matter may be taken up, a majority assenting. In all practicable cases the object of a special meeting should be stated in the call, and endorsed on the notice.

* In some Societies it is the custom to read the minutes of a former meeting, at both adjourned and special meetings.