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OF THE

TEXAS BAR ASSOCIATION

AT ITO

ORGANIZATION SESSION,

HELD IN THE CITY OF GALVESTON, JULY 15 AND 17, 1882

WITH THE

OFFICERS, STANDING COMMITTEES, AND ROLL

OF MEMBERS

FOR THE YEAR 1882.

GALVESTON:
PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE ASSOCIATION.

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These proceedings are published by authority and distributed to members by the Association.

CHARLES S. MORSE, Secretary.

The First Annual Meeting of the Association will be held in Galveston, commencing December 12, 1882.

Printed by E. W. Swindells, Austin, Texas.

PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

ORGANIZATION SESSION

OF THE

TEXAS BAR ASSOCIATION.

FIRST DAY.-OPENING SESSION.

BE IT REMEMBERED, that at the organization session of the Texas Bar Association, held in the city of Galveston, on the fift enth and seventeenth days of July, A. D. 1882, the following procee lings were had:

The meeting was called to order, at 10 o'clock a. m., by Hon. H. J. Labatt, of Galveston, who stated that the first thing in order, was to effect a temporary organization.

On motion of Hon. M. F. Mott, of Galveston, Hon. J. H. McLeary, of San Antonio, was unanimously elected temporary President.

On being escorted to the chair, General McLeary addressed the meeting as follows: Gentlemen of the Bar Texas :

I most heartily thank you for this unexpected honor. I can think of no more pleasing compliment that could be given any lawyer, than to be called to this task by his brethren. It is with the greatest gratification that I assume the chair for the few hours necessary for a temporary organization.

We have been warmly welcomed to the Island City. We all know its many attractions and its generous hospitality so often shown to the people of our State.

I am not sufficiently posted on the subject to be able to correctly state the objects of this meeting, or fully to explain the purposes to be accomplished by this effort at Co-operation by the Bar of Texas; and I hope some one who has given the question more attention will perform that duty.

I know that one object to be accomplished is to bind the members of our very useful and honorable profession more strongly to each other in the bonds of fraternal union. It is quite remarkable that a greater degree of good feeling prevails

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