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especial interest was the first census taken in the Colony of Louisiana, showing the number of inhabitants, their residences and occupations.
The meeting was then adjourned.
APRIL 2014, 1910. The regular monthly meeting of the Society was held on Wednesday, April 20th, 1910, in the State Museum. President Fortier called the meeting to order at 8 p. m., and Secretary Gill announced a quorum present.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted.
Mr. W. 0. Hart, on behalf of the committee on the Henry Clay celebration, reported that the celebration had been held in accordance with the program. He further stated that a recent history of Kentucky had been presented by the joint committee to the battleship Kentucky, and that the flag used at the celebration had been given to the Kentucky Historical Society.
Mr. Marks, through Mr. Hart, donated to the Society the badge that he had worn at the unveiling of the Clay monument. The Society thanked Mr. Hart and the committee for their services in enabling the Society to make the celebration a success, and thanked Mr. Marks for the gift.
Mr. Paul E. Mortimer, clerk of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, through Mr. Hart, presented to the Society a certified copy of the resolutions adopted by the Supreme Court of Louisiana, relative to the death of Henry Clay. The Society passed a vote of thanks to Mr. Mortimer for the copy of the resolutions.
SATURDAY, July 3D, 1852.
Present their Honors, George Eustis, Chief Justice; P. A. Rost and Isaac T. Preston, Associate Justices.
His Honor Judge Thomas Slidell is absent.
On motion of Jno. R. Grymes, Esq., on behalf of Isaac Johnson, Attorney General of this State:
It is ordered that the following proceedings of a meeting of the members of the Bar, held yesterday, on the occasion of the decease of Henry Clay, be spread upon the minutes of the Court, viz:
At a meeting of the members of the Bar of New Orleans, held in the Supreme Court room on Thursday, July 1st, to render homage to the memory of Henry Clay, on motion of M. M. Cohen, Esq., the Honorable George Eustis, Chief Justice of the State of Louisiana, was called to the chair, and A. K. Josephs, Esq., was appointed Secretary.
The meeting having been opened by an address from the President, on motion of R. N. Ogden, Esq., seconded by the Hon. I. E. Morse, and after appropriate and eloquent remarks from both gentlemen, it was resolved that a committee of eight be appointed by the Chair, to prepare resolutions suitable to the occasion, to be, when adopted, offered to the Supreme Court, with the request that they be spread upon the minutes of the Court. In accordance therewith Messrs. R. N. Ogden, M. M. Cohen, Charles Maurian, I. E. Morse, E. A. Bradford, Edward Rawle, J. R. Price and Henry St. Paul were appointed, and the meeting adjourned until Friday, July 2d, to receive the report of said committee, when, having met pursuant to adjournment, the Honorable R. N. Ogden, chairman of the same, reported the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted :
It has pleased the Almighty Disposer of the lives of men to call Henry Clay to rest from his great labors. His fame as a statesman belongs to the whole people of this great Union. The members of this Bar take a peculiar pride in his high standing as one of the profession and as their immediate associate. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That we bow with reverence and submission to this afflicting dispensation of an all wise Providence, which has given fullness to the fame and perfection of the character of our illustrious brother.
Resolved, That we will ever cherish the memory of Henry Clay with sacred regard, as one who in his learning, his eloquence, his integrity and his noble bearing, has raised the profession which he adorned up to the high standard of his world wide fame.
Resolved, That the name and deeds of Henry Clay have been transferred by death into the sacred keeping of history, and will ever stand
“Great in the mouths of the wisest censure,” as a noble exemplification of all that elevated the American character, in his unyielding integrity, his holy patriotism, his deep wisdom, his matchless eloquence, his sublime and unselfish devotion to the glory of his own land, and his ardent encouragement of the hopes of liberty throughout the world. In his life, without fear and without reproach, he kept the brightness of his fame, which, as he went down to the shades of death,
“Like the sun, seemed largest at its setting." Resolved, That we condole with the immediate family of the illustrious dead, and with the whole American people in this great national bereavement. · Ou motion of Alfred Hennen, Esq., it was resolved that a committee of three be appointed to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the family of the deceased. Messrs. Alfred Hennen, Garnette Duncan and II. H. Straubridge were appointed on said committee, and on motion of Mr. H. H. Straubridge, the Honorable Chief Justice Eustis was added.
On motion of H. H. Straubridge, Esq., it was resolved that a copy of the resolutions of the Bar of New Orleans, just adopted, be presented by the Attorney General to the Supreme Court, with the request of the Bar that they be spread upon the minutes of the Court.
On motion of Honorable Ed. Rawle, the meeting adjourned.
(Signed) GEORGE EUSTIS, Chairman.
(Signed) A. K. JOSEPH, Secretary.
CLERK'S OFFICE, New Orleans, April 4th, 1910. A true copy:
PAUL E. MORTIMER, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana. Mr. Henry M. Gill reported that all arrangements had been completed to celebrate Louisiana Day in the schools.
Mr. W. 0. Hart, on behalf of Hon. H. Garland Dupré, reported that Mr. Dupré would introduce the bill at the session of 1910 of the Legislature of Louisiana, authorizing the Louisiana Historical Society to celebrate with proper ceremonies the one hundredth anniversary of the admission of Louisiana into the Union as a State, and to make an appropriation therefor.
Mr. H. H. Ahrens was elected a member of the Society.
Mr. W. 0. Hart, seconded by Mr. T. P. Thompson, made a motion that the Society appropriate twenty-five dollars for the monument to be erected in memory of the Acadians, near Lafayette, La.
Mr. T. P. Thompson moved that the Louisiana Historical Society, which had been the first society to approve of an exposition on the completion of the Panama Canal, should reindorse the exposition. Mr. W. 0. Hart seconded the motion, and it was unanimously carried.
Mr. T. P. Thompson read his paper on “Early Louisiana Writers and Imprints,” and exhibited to the Society some rare books.
Mr. Edgar B. Stern read a paper on “Napoleon and the Louisiana Purchase.”
Both papers were extremely interesting, and on motion made by Mr. Chas. G. Gill and seconded by Judge Henry Renshaw, the Society thanked Messrs. Thompson and Stern for their papers.
Mr. W. 0. Hart stated to the Society that the Henry Clay celebration originated from a suggestion made by Mrs. Susan B. Elder, a former member of the Society.
Mr. W. O. Hart read a list of the contents of the box taken from the corner stone of the Mechanics’ Institute, which formerly occupied the site where the Grunewald Hotel Annex is now located.
The box was presented to the Society by Mr. Theodore Grunewald. On motion of Mr. C. G. Gill, seconded by Mr. T. P. Thompson, the Society passed a vote of thanks to Mr. Grunewald for the valuable gift, and to Mr. Hart for the interesting description of the articles.
The Society selected Mr. W. 0. Hart as its representative at the next meeting of the Mississippi Valley Historical Society.
It was decided that the Society issue another number of Publications during the fall.
The meeting was then adjourned.
NOVEMBER 16TH, 1910. The monthly meeting of the Society was held in the Historical Room of the State Museum, on Wednesday, November 16th, 1910. President Fortier called the meeting to order at 8 p. m., and Secretary Gill read the minutes of the previous meeting. These were adopted.
The Society elected as members Mr. A. J. Peters and Mr. J. G. Campbell.
Mrs. J. R. Ficklen wrote the Society, thanking the members for assisting in the publication of the work of the late Prof. J. R. Ficklen on “Reconstruction in Louisiana.” Prof. Butler reported that he had adopted a plan for the distribution of the copies purchased by the Society, and copies of the book would be sold to members of the Society at fifty cents a copy.