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Speech of William Claggett, Esq in the House of Representatives of. William Claggett.

Speech of William Claggett, Esq in the House of Representatives of...

"No Government, Without an Independent Judiciary as a Co-Equal and Co-Ordinate Branch, Can Long Retain its Freedom" Claggett, William [1790-1870]. Speech of William Claggett, Esq. in the House of Representatives of N.H., June Session, 1814. Upon the Following Motion, To Wit-"Resolved that an Act of the Legislature of this State, Passed on the 24th Day of June, A.D. 1813, Entitled "An Act Establishing a Supreme Judicial Court, And Circuit Courts of Common Pleas" Ought to be repealed." Concord, NH: Printed by Isaac & W.R. Hill., 1814 24 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning, light foxing to a few leaves, early corrections to a few passages. $450. * Only edition. This bill would have established a Supreme Court with greater judicial independence than the existing Superior Court of Judicature. A well-reasoned and impassioned argument for an independent judiciary, Claggett's speech supported this bill, which was defeated. Claggett establishes his thesis at the beginning of his speech: "No government, without an independent Judiciary as a co-equal and co-ordinate branch, can long retain its freedom." (3). OCLC locates 2 copies (American Antiquarian Society, New Hampshire Historical Society). Not in Cohen.

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