A Great Philadelphia Lawyer-Statesman Strong, William [1808-1895]. An Eulogium on the Life and Character of Horace Binney. Philadelphia: McCalla & Stavely, Printers, 1876. 51 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet, wrappers lacking. Minor edgewear, light toning to interior. $75. * Only edition. Binney [1780-1875] was a leading Philadelphia lawyer who served as an Anti-Jacksonian in the United States House of Representatives. Among his most famous cases are Lyle v. Richards (1823) and Vidal et al v. Philadelphia et al (1844), also known as the Girard Will Case. Nationally famous, he was also well-regarded orator and pamphleteer. Among his publications are three important essays (from 1861, 1862 and 1865) that defended President Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus.
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