History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County; History of Buffalo Volume 2

History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County; History of Buffalo Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...of Buffalo Before 1812--Prominent Lawyers of the Neil Decade--Rifling the Circuit--Compensalion of Early Lawyers--The Courtsof Common Pleas and General Sessions of the Peace--Their Character--The Recorder's Court of Buffalo--Sketch of Judge Ebenezer Waiden--Biographic Notes of Other Deceased Attorneys and Justices--Present Courts and Judges of Erie County--The Present Bar of the County. HISTORY, truly speaking, is an account of facts, particularly of facts relating to nations or States, while a formal account of the life of individuals is not history, but biography. This chapter will pretend to the dignity of neither, but will endeavor to speak of the men who, since the organization of Erie county, upon the bench and the bar, in the forum of the law and in public and private life, have dignified humanity by their intelligent labors. It will necessarily be confined to the lives of those who have gone before us, leaving to the future annalist the task of narrating an account of those who are now upon the stage of life. This history will be compiled from all sources from which it. has been possible to obtain information, particularly from the files of contemporaneous newspapers, and the valuable archives of the Buffalo Historical Society, and will not aspire to originality in thought, matter or expression. The old county of Niagara, of which Buffalo was the county seat, was organized by an act of the Legislature, passed March 11, 1808. The present county of Erie was not set off from the several counties then embraced in Niagara and organized until 1821. The first court held in Buffalo was in June, 1808, at Mr. Landen's public house, situated on inner lot number one, on the south side of Crow (now Exchange) street. No court had before that time been...show more

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  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 894g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660684
  • 9781236660688