Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION.
The thirteenth annual meeting of the Association took place in
the hall of the House of Representatives in the Capitol, at 8 p. m.,
March 2, 1909. Arrangements had been made for the meeting ac-
cording to custom in the evening at the University, and the pro-
gram had been printed and mailed to the members. This program
announced the following papers to be read: "Stephen F. Austin
and the Independence of Texas," by Eugene C. Barker; "The Case
of the Brig Pocket," by C. T. Neu; and "The Services of Athanacio
de Mezibres in Texas, 1770-1779," by Herbert E. Bolton. On the
morning of March 2, however, the House of Representatives sent a
committee to invite the Association to take part in the exercises to
be held in the evening by the two houses of the Legislature jointly,
asking that Judge Terrell, president of the Association, deliver an
address. The invitation was accepted; and, in order to prevent the
exercises from being unduly lengthy, the papers of Mr. Neu and
Dr. Bolton were omitted, leaving only that of Dr. Barker, as espe-
cially appropriate to the occasion. The motive of this joint cele-
bration of Independence Day was most commendable, and, though it
was hastily organized, the results were highly gratifying. The
audience was large; the address of Judge Terrell was in his usual
happy vein; and Mr. Barker's paper, though read under difficulties,
was well received. It is hoped, however, that if another meeting of
the kind should be provided for, there will be earlier announcement
of the arrangements and more deliberate preparations for it.
The public exercises were followed by the regular annual business
meeting of the Association, at which the following officers were
Judge A. W. Terrell, president.
Hon. Beauregard Bryan, first vice-president. ..
Hon. R. L. Batts, second vice-president.
Dr. M. J. Bliem, third vice-president.
Mr. Luther W. Clark, fourth vice-president.
Mr. C. W. Ramsdell, corresponding secretary and treasurer.
Judge Z. T. Fulmore, member of the Council from the fellows
for the term ending 1912.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101048/. Accessed December 18, 2013.