The Iowa Historical Record Volume 11-12

The Iowa Historical Record Volume 11-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...practice was, as we might say, a " hail fellow well met" in every jovial company, was not only a surprise, but a shock to my feelings from which I never wholly recovered. I learned, however, in later years that a man can have two natures, for upon the bench Joe Williams was t/ze "judge," a man of dignity, self composure and who ever commanded the respect of the bar and of the public; once off the bench, he became "Joe Williams" and was the life and soul of every company into which he entered, creating more amusement, giving more interest to the hour, by his anecdotes, his wit and his songs than any other of the company, however goodly it might be. Of course, having consummated the purpose of my visit east and returned to my distant home in Iowa, I was anxious to meet the gentleman of whom I had for the first time heard in Columbus. The evening of my arrival I met him in the Governor's parlor (for Iwas at the time an inmate of the house with the Governor and sharing with him his room), and then and there began a personal acquaintance with the subject of my sketch, which continued to the period of his death, and I was quite as long and as intimately thrown into close communion with him, by reason of our social and legal relationship, as almost any other man. He was, as it were, sandwiched, both personally and locally-, between his associate judges as he was assigned to the second or middle judicial district, and took up his residence at Bloomington, now Muscatine. In age Judge Williams was the senior of his associates, being at the time of his appointment thirty-seven years of age; while the Chief Justice, Mason, was but thirty-one, and the younger of the trio, Wilson, only twenty-six. There more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898818
  • 9781236898814