The Monthly Law Reporter Volume 2

The Monthly Law Reporter Volume 2

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...which are spent in preparatory studies; very little of the anxious and laborous hours, spent in preparing for that seemingly short process, while themse ves are engaged in their pleasures, or devoted to repose. But this is the sombre side of the picture. If this world were intended for no other purpose than to supply the common wants of our nature, if there were no such thing in it as the gratification of being useful to others, and serviceable to those who come after us, in preserving, and transmitting free government, and individual, and national character, the common yeomanry of the land might claim a better existence than profes sional laborers. If we are poor in fee simple, in freehold, in choses in action, and in chattels; if the quarter days of the nation, and the semi-an nual periods of monied institutions, have no at tractions for us; if we cannot expect to leave heirs, who will be thankful for our saving knowledge, or good luck, we have something to console us in our necessar connexion with the well being of society, and in the promotion of the general good. We may relieve the dejection which comes over us, in the exhibit of professional poverty, by adverting to the confidence, which our fellow citizens, in this free and happy land, have been pleased to repose in us. Within the memory of many who are present, the bar of Sufiblk has ielded a President, and Vice President of the United States. Three ChiefMagistrates of this State. One ChiefJustice, and five other Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court. One Judge of the United States Circuit Court, and one District and Court Judge. Five Senators in Congress. Ei ht Representatives in Congress. Two Ambassa ors, and one Commissioner, in Europe. Thrice the office of Attorney more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695663X
  • 9781236956637