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Pall Mall Club, Waterloo-place, S.W., is established “to facilitate the association of gentlemen who wish to enjoy the social advantages of a club having no political bias.” The election of members is vested solely in the committee, and is decided by ballot. Five members of the committee form a quorum, and two black balls exclude. The entrance is at the discretion of the committee from time to time, and is at present £15 15s. Subscription: Town members, £8 8s. Country members, £6 6s.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879