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Item #73876 Remarks of Richard H Dana, Jr Esq Before the Committee on Federal. Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Remarks of Richard H Dana, Jr Esq Before the Committee on Federal...

Dana Calls for the Removal of a Pro-Slavery Judge Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. [1815-1882]. Remarks of Richard H. Dana, Jr. Esq. Before the Committee on Federal Relations, On the Proposed Removal of Edward G. Loring, Esq. From the Office of Judge of Probate. March 5, 1855. Boston: Printed by Alfred Mudge & Son, 1855. 28 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in self-wrappers. Thread broken, leaves separating. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampstaining to edges, light foxing and soiling in places, lower corner of final leaf lacking without loss to text, early ownership signature (of J.W. Stone?) to head of title page. $400. * Only edition. "Loring was the United States Commissioner who presided over the trial of the alleged fugitive slave, Anthony Burns. Anti-slavery feeling in Massachusetts was so strong that his removal from the office of Probate Judge, which he held concurrently, was sought in these proceedings" (Cohen, internal citation omitted). Dana, a notable American attorney and author of the memoir Two Years Before the Mast (1840), had served as Anthony Burns's chief defense counsel. Loring was removed from office three years later but subsequently appointed to a federal position. Cohen, Bibliography of American Law 14215.

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