Official Report of the Trial of Laura D. Fair; For the Murder of Alex. P. Crittenden

Official Report of the Trial of Laura D. Fair; For the Murder of Alex. P. Crittenden

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... let the Court pass upon it efore I answer it. Mrs. Fair attracted my attention first by bowing to me. I did not recognize her till she did that. Then after that we entered into a conversation, and she spoke of wanting me to draw a paper for her, and made an appointment to meet me at my ofice for that purpose. She told what were the terms of the aper, to some extent. That I suppose, of course, I couid not state. She did not ever come to my ofiice and I never drew the paper, and that was the last of it, and whether it is legal for me to state what the pa er was or not I am very much in doubt. Elr. COOK.--I will ask you if you had not before that time been acting as her attorney in other business? The WITNESS---In the divorce case. I had got the divorce for her; I had got the judgment, and I had been paid up for that. Q. In this case she told you the character of the paper? A. She did. She told me what it was first, and then told me what the provisions were. Q. The conversation had reference to that? A. The first part of the conversation had reference to that. The COURT.----If you received a communication from her as counsel, of course you can not divulge it. Mr. CAMPBELL.--If the relation really exists. The WITNESS.--No, your Honor, I do not wish to ass upon it; I prefer to take the ruling of the Court. I had got through with all our former business entirely, and until our conversation there, certainly I was no longer her attorney. The question only is whether her consulting me upon this, and telling me what the paper was she wished drawn, constituted me her attorney. The COURT-You accepted the employment? The WITNESS.--Yes, your Honor, I expected to draw it. The COURT.--Well, that was the relation. Mr. CAMPBELL.-Well, did she talk to you...
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  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 853g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236961781
  • 9781236961785