History of the Court of Common Pleas of the City and County of New York

History of the Court of Common Pleas of the City and County of New York : With Full Reports of All Important Proceedings (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from History of the Court of Common Pleas of the City and County of New York: With Full Reports of All Important Proceedings During 1895 the writer contributed a number of articles to the New York press. One of these entitled End of the Common Pleas, was published in the Sun of May roth. This book is the sequence of that article. It is not a law treatise. The decisions of no Court have been better reported than those Of the Court of Common Pleas of the City and County of New York. It treats of the personal side of the Court, and is in a measure, therefore, supplementary to the Reports. The writer may have erred in dealing so little with the many interesting trials, decisions and questions of law which have arisen and have been adjudicated during the life of this Court. He has been frequently tempted also to include such stories and anecdotes as have come within his knowledge, and they have been many, but has refrained because he wished rather to produce a work which should be dignified and in keeping with the spirit of one of the Oldest, if not the oldest, Court our people have known. The Minutes are gone into at some length, because the proceedings covered by them are historical, and for the reason that this part of the history of the Court has nowhere else been printed. Sketches of all, and portraits of twenty-one of the twenty-three Judges identified with the later history of the Court, will be found within these covers. There are also portraits of many whose names appear in the text. Without the peculiar experiences incident to the collecting Of biographical data, there can be no conception of the amount of labor involved. The simple note in the appendix concerning Judge Inglis gives little or no idea of the amount of time and inquiry devoted to obtaining the material for his sketch, and yet scarce half a century has passed since he sat on the bench. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 444g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 89 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243081871
  • 9780243081875