Story Eulogizes An Exemplary Lawyer-Statesman Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Sketch of the Life of Samuel Dexter, LL.D. By the Hon. Joseph Story, LL.D. Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States, And Presiding Judge of the Circ. Court of the U.S. for the First Circuit, As Delivered to the Grand Jurors of the District of Massachusetts, And to the Members of the Suffolk Bar at the Opening of the Court in Boston, May 15, 1816. Published at Their Joint Request. Boston: Printed by John Eliot, 1816. 20 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light rubbing to extremities, light browning and foxing, small chip to head of title page, clean tears and faint dampstains to final two leaves, which are partially detached but secure. A scarce title. $250. * Only edition, one of 2 issues, both in 1816. Considered a model lawyer-statesman by Story, Dexter [1761-1816] served in the Massachusetts legislature and both house of the U.S. Congress. He also served briefly as secretary of war and secretary of the treasury under John Adams. OCLC locates 11 copies, 4 in law libraries (Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Yale). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 1975.
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