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Texas State Association of Architects Minutes and Proceedings

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Moved by J Andrewartha that the names recommended by the Com. be considered elected unanimously [named?]

J.J. Cain was escorted [to?] the cair by Mr. J N Preston, in a few [appropriate?] remarks he thanked the [?] for the honor [confessed?] -

An address of welcome was then by J. Andrewartha

Moved by J N Preston that a vote of thanks be [accolated?] to Mr. Andrewartha for his eloquent address which was carried.

Moved that the said address was to the published and embodied in the proceedings of the convention

Moved by W.W. Lamour that the chair appoint a [Com?] on membership, which was [?] - the chair appointed Mr. Andrew.

Moved by J.N. Preston that a [Com?] on constitution by-laws be appointed. Carried the chair appointed [?] Preston, Andrewartha + Dodson.

Moved that to procure a [Com?] charter be appointed carried. The chair appointed [?] J. Larmour, A M C Nixon, O. Ruffini and the secretary

Moved to adjourn until 3 pm caused

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Afternoon session 3 pm

Meeting called to order - President in the chair

The [Com?] on membership reported the following as charter members

[?] J.J. Kain of Fort Worth A.N. Dawson J.E. Flanders "Dallas" W.C. Dodson Waco W.W. Larmour [?] W.W. Dudley [?] Nathaniel Tobey Galveston N.J. Clayton " W.H. Lydall " J. Larmour Austin A.M.C. Nixon " J.N. Preston " S.A.J. Preston " Oscar Ruffini " Jn. Andrewartha " E. T. Heiner Houston Geo. E. Dickey " Alfred Giles San Antonio James Wahrenberger " Albert Beckmann "

Names accepted report adopted and [com?] discharged

By request the com on constitution and by law was allowed further time to report

After discussion by [?] Dodson Preston and Andrewartha in regard [?] it was decided by vote to defer

\left margin/ Also Haggart Fort Worth [J.W. ?] Kane [dr?]

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action until after the report of the [Co or?] constitution [?].

Moved and carried that the secretary read the [?] as framed by the W.A.A. to [?] the practice of architecture in various states and also a paper on architect's [protective?] association.

Moved by J N Preston and seconded by N. Tobey that the [Com?] to [procure?] charter [be?] also [?] to provide a suitable [?].

Moved and carried that the Convention stand adjourned tomorrow morning until 9:30

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Second Day

Morning session January 20th 1886

Convention called to order by the President

Minutes of the first-days proceedings read and approved.

[Com?] on constitution bylaws submitted their report on motion they were read by section and then adapted as a whole.

As follows

Constitution

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- By Laws -

- Rules of Practice -

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The conv. also reported and recommended the before mentioned "Rules of Practice" which were adopted -

On motion of J. Andrewartha the sect'y was instructed and authorized to purchase one hundered copies of the Austin Daily Statesman containing each days proceedings and distribute marked copies [?] where they will be calculated to do the most good -

The following resolution was presented by Mr. J. N. Preston - Resolved that the following fellows shall constitute the members of the Executive Com. for the ensuing year. Mr. J. Andrewartha chair, Mr. W. C. Dodson - Waco; Mr. James Wahrenberger San Antonio, Mr. E. J. Heiner - Houston; Mr. J. E. Flanders, Dallas; -adopted-

On motion Mr. J Haggert of Forth Worth was added to the list of charter members

Convention adjourned until 9.30 pm

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Afternoon session 2:30 pm

President called the meeting to order and the report of the com. on charter and [seal?] was received [&?] requesting further time in which to report which was granted

On motion it was decided to refer to the executive com. the question of drafting a final bill [repudiating?] the practice of architecture for presentation to the legislature -

It was moved and carried that this association hold its next regular meeting in Austin on the third Tuesday of January 1887.

On motion an appropriation of $75.00 was made for the purpose of procuring charter paying for [?] and [?] expenses -

The name of J J Caine of Fort Worth was proposed for membership in this [Ass'in.?] and on motion his name was added to the list of charter members -

The follow resolution was adapted

Resolved that the thanks of Texas State

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The following resolution presented by Mr. Andrewartha was adopted and ordered [spread?] on the minutes - Whereas: It appears that [press?] abuses and [pernicious?] practices exist and have been [?] in selecting plans, contracts and superintending public and private buildings throughout this state [?] to the best public and private architects of the state and to the advancement of the arch. profession and practice of building, and most abuses can be traced both directly and indirectly to the agency of scheming manufacturer's agents, contractors and others for their selfish and speculative purposes.

Therefor be it resolved and it is recommended by this convention that the entire fellowship of this association and nearly all the best renown architects throughout the state and others who may locate [the?] duly qualified and become fellows of this association as soon as practicable to procure legal rights, and petition the coming legislative assembly of this state to make and pass laws to govern all matter pertaining to our profession for the good of the state [?] and the advancement of skill in both the profession and the practice of building and to use all lawful and fair means and influences to secure success.

It was moved that the convention now adjourn. Carried.

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Proceedings of the Executive Committee of T.S.A.A. - Austin, Jan 17-'87

Meeting called to order Chairman Andrewartha and [?] Heiner, Dodson, Wahrenberger, present, and [?].

Chairman of the committee are [trained?] to telegraph to [?] Kane to be present to open the Convention.

Application for memberships in the Association [was?] need from [?], recommended by W. W. Larmour and W. C. Dodson in the applicant was admitted.

Resolution of endorsement and assistance from [+?] Texas Society of Engineers, to be presented for [?], Association was received and ordered spread on the minutes of [?]

The [?] of Mr. Andrewartha of expense incurred as Chair [?] Com. approved and ordered paid.

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Proceedings of the second annual meeting of the T.S.A.A.

Meeting called to order by Pres. Kane in the chair -

Reading of minutes of last meeting [?] will.

Report of standing com. called for more time; which was granted. Meet of city [?] until [?]

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