The clerk of the court was absent. According to papers in the Texas State Library, he arrived with a cane fishing pole and a jug saying, 'I'll be d___ed if I am going to nursemaid a bunch of women. I'm going fishing,' and he departed.
 
   
- An excerpt from Rough Road to Justice: The Journey of Women Lawyers in Texas
 
     

 
 
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