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To the American Bar Association : Your special committee raised to consider the advisability of providing for the annual award of a gold medal respectfully report thereon as follows: The Executive Committee of the Association in 1888 (Reports, Vol. XI., p. 81) recommended the adoption of this new by-law: "A gold medal may be annually awarded to such person in any country as the Association, on the recommendation and nomination of the Committee on Award of Medal, may deem to have merited it by services in advancing the science of jurisprudence or the administration of justice; provided that no such award shall be recommended by the committee in any year, unless they shall be of opinion that it has been merited by distinguished services of permanent value."

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