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Sampson against the Philistines, or The reformation of lawsuits; [electronic resource] : and justice made cheap, speedy, and brought home to every man's door: agreeably to the principles of the ancient trial by jury, before the same was innovated by judges and lawyers. : Compiled for the use of the honest citizens of the United States. To whom it is dedicated
Bib ID 3732896
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Higgins, Jesse, 1763-
 
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Edition The second edition. A large allowance made to those who purchase a number of copies. 
Description Philadelphia: : Printed by B. Graves, for W. Duane., 1805 
iv, [1], 6-96 p. ; 24 cm. 
Series

Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 8348.

Notes

"My intention in this work, is to expose to full view the prodigious evil of our jurisprudence, to shew the absurdity of common law, and to suggest a competent remedy for that evil by a reform. ... "--Preface, p. iv.

Appendices, p. [79]-96, include "No. I. Passmore's case," "No. II. Extract from the last will and testament of General Washington," "No. III. From the National intelligencer. Address to the legislatures of the respective states. Letter fourth," "Commentary on letter 4th in the National intelligencer," "Some account of the Danish tribunal of conciliation. From Catteau's 'Tableau des Etats Danois,'" and "a summary of the reasons and the principles on which amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania are required."

Copyright June 8, 1805 by William Duane.

Variously attributed to William Duane, Jesse Higgins and William Sampson. For conclusive attribution to Jesse Higgins, a wealthy Delaware landowner, see "Memoirs of a senator from Pennsylvania, Jonathan Roberts, 1771-1854" in the Pennsylvania magazine of history & biography, v. 62 (April 1938), p. 213-223, and Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Delaware, 1609-1888 (1888), p. 959-960.

Includes bibliographical references.

Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.

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Shaw & Shoemaker 8348

Shaw & Shoemaker 9307

Reproduction Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 8348). 
Subjects Justice, Administration of -- United States.  |  Law -- United States -- History.
Place United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Other authors/contributors Duane, William, 1760-1835  |  Sampson, William, 1764-1836

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