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Mr. Leavitt:

Mr. President, as one of those who voted for that resolution and to meet that point, I move that it be reconsidered.

Mr. Lovatt:

The Executive Committee is the proper place for these papers to go. Of course, Judges being human, are not perfect. The papers do not give all the reasons for the delays of the Court. A very convincing argument could be written and read on the delays occasioned by lawyers themselves, and the dispatch of business could be greatly increased if lawyers were only prepared to try their cases. I have been at Circuits where the cases were called and they were passed, and Judges had to adjourn the term because none of the counsel were ready. I do not think that this body ought to take the consideration of this matter away from the Executive Committee. They are simply to print the papers: in that, they voice the sentiment of the Association. They are able papers, and the authors of them are able men, and we think such papers ought to be printed and presented for consideration. The applause that was given does not indicate that we approve all that has been said, but the very fine, beautiful, and rhetorical way in which they were delivered, and the collection of facts shows great diligence on the part of my friend Fleischmann. But as to whether we all approve of it or not, that is another subject. Let us have the papers printed under the authority of the Executive Committee.

Frank Harvey Field, of Brooklyn:

Mr. President, before this subject is passed entirely, I, as a practicing lawyer of the Second Department, want to call attention to one statement of Mr. Fleischmann that

I protest against, and that is, that there are sufficient Judges in the Second Department. That is not the case. There is not a man in the Second Department, so far as I have learned, that has sufficient terms, or long enough terms; and, even with the assistance sometimes of four outside Judges holding Trial Terms, we cannot keep anywheres near the head of the calendar, notwithstanding the fact that our five Judges sitting at Trial Term dispatch more business than thirteen sitting and doing the same thing in the First Department.

John Brooks Leavitt, of New York:

Mr. Lovatt's

I think my motion was misunderstood. remarks show he did not catch it. I am moving for a reconsideration for this reason: it seems to me it is not fair to our Executive Committee to cast upon it this burden of the responsibility of determining whether these papers should be issued as special papers. If it is the desire of this body that they should be, why should we not so vote? If it is the desire of this body they should not, why should we not so vote? Why should we put upon our Executive Committee, a small body, that responsibility which we are not prepared to take? Therefore, I move the reconsideration.

The President:

I understand the question is that according to the resolution passed it was left discretionary with the Executive Committee to print these papers. The idea of the reconsideration and change is that it simply be referred to the Executive Committee to have them printed and circulated. Now, the reconsideration, as I understand it, is asked for that purpose, to make it a matter of duty instead of matter of discretion.

Raphael J. Moses, of New York:

I understood that it was referred to the Executive Committee to take action. We expect the Executive Committee to formulate such proposal as is necessary.

The motion was then put and carried.

John Brooks Leavitt, of New York:

Now, Mr. President, I move the two addresses delivered this morning by Messrs. Littleton and Fleischmann be printed at the expense of the Association to the extent of 5,000 copies and distributed.

The President:

You accept that?

W. P. Prentice, of New York:

Yes, sir.

The President:

That is an amendment to the motion. The amendment is accepted, so that the question before the Association is that the Executive Committee have printed at the expense of the Association 5,000 copies of those papers and circulated.

Edward B. Whitney, of New York:


Mr. President, some remarks have been made about my paper this morning. I desire to say that I have put some recommendations in the form of a bill which will be introduced in the Legislature to-day, and I would like to move that it be referred to the Committee on Law Reform.

The President:

There being no objection, it will be so referred. Gentlemen, before adjourning, Mr. Logan, who is down for

a paper on "National Incorporation and Control of Corporations," will, as I understand him, give a resumé of the paper. That is the idea, is it not?

Walter S. Logan, of New York:

I may give an excuse for not giving a resumé.

The President:

We want the resumé, but, as the hour of adjournment has arrived, I think we had better wait until 2 o'clock, Mr. Logan.

The Association then took a recess until 2 o'clock, P. M.

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Walter S. Logan, of New York:

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Mr. President and Gentlemen. compliment you pay me in asking me to

of my paper instead of the paper itself. As we have a large feast, and there are not front seats enough to go around, it is always your best friends who are invited to take a back seat. I have been here before and, as I know you all pretty well, I feel that I am receiving the highest compliment you can pay me when you ask me to give way for the other parts of the program, which you cannot skip without doing an injustice to somebody. My paper is full of eloquence. In that respect, it resembles the papers that have been read before to-day. If differs from them, however, in that the eloquence is of my inferior kind instead of their superior variety. I refer, like the gentleman who read the last paper, to George III, and make the most of it. We orators always invoke the spirit of George III when we get into trouble. (Laughter.) It is an unfailing resource, and I have never yet found an audience that would not respond to it. If I could read to you what I say about George III and Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan and other gentlemen, I am

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