MONTREAL, CANADA, September 1, 1913.

To the American Bar Association:

The report of the proceedings of the last annual meeting held at Milwaukee, Wis., August, 1912, has been printed and distributed to all members of the Association, to all State Bar Associations and legal journals, and to a large number of libraries in the United States and abroad.

There were 5584 members of the Association at the time of the publication of the 1912 report. A special committee on increase of membership entitled " Membership Committee" has been constituted with Mr. Lucien Hugh Alexander, of Pennsylvania, as Chairman. The Executive Committee have elected over 2000 new members.

The membership of the Association now includes representatives of all the states, of the District of Columbia, and of the insular possessions of Hawaii, Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands.

Invitations were sent several months in advance of the meeting to all State Bar Associations to appoint three delegates to the present meeting. There are in existence forty-seven State Bar Associations and also the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the Bar Association of the Hawaiian Islands.

Invitations were sent to the Chief Judge of the Court of Last Resort in each of the several states, the Senior Circuit Judge of each of the Federal Courts of Appeal, the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, and the Chief Judge of the Court of Commerce, to attend the Montreal meeting, to be the guests of the Association at its banquet, and to participate in the Conference on Uniform Judicial Procedure to be held Saturday night, August 30, 1913.

The Secretary's office has continued to supply upon request copies of the Code of Professional Ethics adopted by the Association.

Notices were duly sent by the Secretary to all standing and special committees requesting their attention to such matters as were particularly referred to them.

Reports of committees for the year 1912-13 were printed and distributed by mail to the members of the Association fifteen days in advance of the meeting, as follows:

Standing Committees. Jurisprudence and Law Reform; Judicial Administration and Remedial Procedure; Commercial Law; International Law; Patent, Trade-Mark and Copyright Law; Insurance Law; Uniform State Laws; Publicity.

Special Committees.-Uniform Judicial Procedure; To Suggest Remedies and Formulate Proposed Laws, etc.; To Oppose the Judicial Recall; Compensation for Industrial Accidents and their Prevention; To Present to Congress Bills Relating to Courts of Admiralty; Government Liens on Real Estate; Compensation to Federal Judiciary; Legislative Drafting; Managers of Comparative Law Bureau.

Synopses of the various addresses to be delivered at the present meeting and of the 1912-13 reports of committees were printed and sent to all of the Press Associations for release on appropriate dates.

A register of those in attendance will be placed at the rear end of the concourse, adjoining the Rose Room of the Windsor Hotel,. except during the sessions of the Association, when the register will be placed in the reading room opposite the Assembly Hall, Royal Victoria College.

Members and delegates are particularly requested to register at headquarters as soon as convenient after arrival in order that the printed list of those present may be complete. A list of members and delegates present will be printed for distribution at the meeting, and will also be included in the report of the proceedings.

A separate register will be kept in the Secretary's office at the Windsor Hotel in which all members of the Bench are requested to register their names and addresses immediately upon arrival. Another separate register will be kept at the Secretary's office at the Windsor Hotel, in which members of the Association are

requested to register the names and local addresses of the members of their respective families who accompany them.

Copies of the Constitution and By-Laws, Lists of Officers and Committees, copies of Committee Reports, Programs, and Nomination Blanks can be had at the headquarters of the Association at the Windsor Hotel.

The Secretary endeavors to keep the street address of each member, and notification of change in address is requested. Respectfully submitted, GEORGE WHITELOCK,





To cash on hand at date of last report.....
To cash received subscriptions by members to
annual dinner at Milwaukee, Wis., August,
1912 ...

To cash received from the sale, by Secretary
Whitelock, of copies of the annual reports
of the Association during the year 1912-

To cash received from express companies for overcharges on shipments....

To cash received from the sale of old reports for
waste paper

To interest on funds deposited to the credit of
the Treasurer in Albany Trust Company,
Albany, N. Y., special interest account, to
January 1, 1913..

To cash received dues of members for 1906 (1)
To cash received dues of members for 1907 (1)
To cash received dues of members for 1909 (1)
To cash received dues of members for 1910 (1)
To cash received dues of members for 1911 (23)
To cash received dues of members for 1912 (216)
To cash received dues of members for 1913 (4915)
To cash received dues of members for 1914 (1151)

Total receipts

Credit by Disbursements as follows:


Aug. 27. By cash paid Milwaukee Auditorium

Board balance of rent due for
auditorium for use at annual

Carried forward





115.00 1,080.00 24,575.00











$85.00 $39,997.54


Brought forward

Aug. 27. By cash paid Lynn Helm, Los Angeles, Cal., to refund his disbursements in attending meeting of Executive Committee at Cape May, August 8-22, from Chicago, and also disbursements for telegrams

30. By cash paid Hotel Plankinton, Mil-
waukee, Wis., for annual dinner,
wine, music and decorations....

30. By cash paid Evening Wisconsin Co.,
Milwaukee, Wis., for printing two
editions of list of members reg-
istered at annual meeting, table
cards, etc., etc.....

30. By cash paid Milwaukee Club for
luncheon given to guests...

30. By cash paid Hotel Pfister, Milwau-
kee, bill of J. L. Archambault,
K. C., of Montreal, guest of asso-

Sept. 4. By cash paid Joseph Caplan, Albany, for special services, as per .resolution of Executive Committee..

4. By cash paid F. P. Ward, Brooklyn,
N. Y., for services and disburse-
ments as press representative...

4. By cash paid Frederick E. Wadhams,
Albany, to refund amount paid by
him to Mr. Rome G. Brown to
refund his disbursements for cer-
tain telegrams

Carried forward

$85.00 $39,997.54









$3,143.73 $39,997.54

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