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REPORT

OF THE

THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING

OF THE

American Bar Association

HELD AT

PORTLAND, MAINE

AUGUST 26, 27 AND 28, 1907

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BALTIMORE:
THE LORD BALTIMORE PRESS

THE

THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING

WILL BE HELD AT

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

AUGUST 25, 26, 27 AND 28,

1908

DEC 11 inne.

TRANSACTIONS

OF THE

THIRTIETH ANNUAL MEETING

OF THE

American Bar Association

HELD AT

PORTLAND, MAINE

August 26, 27, and 28, 1907.

Monday, August 26, 1907. The Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association convened in the City Hall, Portland, Maine, on Monday, August 26, 1907, at 10.30 A. M.

The meeting was called to order by George R. Peck, of Illinois, last President of the Association, who introduced the President, Alton B. Parker, of New York.

Alton B. Parker, of New York:

Gentlemen of the American Bar Association, ladies and gentlemen: I have great pleasure in presenting to you one of Maine's favorite sons, one whom the people of the state have honored with the highest trust in its gift-I present Governor Cobb.

William T. Cobb, Governor of the State of Maine:

Mr. President and gentlemen of the American Bar Association: The duty that brings to me the honor of an invitation to attend this meeting is a simple but most agreeable one. It is to welcome in behalf of the citizens of the State of Maine the delegates who may be present, together with their guests and friends, and to extend to all of them a cordial greeting.

While Maine possesses unusual attractions at this season of the year, and her people are second to none in the cultivation of the

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