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HISTORY OF THE LAW, THE COURTS, AND THE LAWYERS OF MAINE, FROM ITS FIRST COLONIZATION TO THE EARLY PART OF THE PRESENT CENTURY

Willis, William


Item #: 62032
Published: OE; Bailey & Noes; Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY/WRITINGS ON LEGAL MINDS, LEGAL HISTORY, LEGAL PROFESSION, STATE LAW

Early histories by local lawyers, such as this one, areoften quite valuable because they were written by people whowere steeped in local traditions and had access topractitioners of the preceding generation, who wereinvaluable sources of fact and anecdote about theirgeneration and the generation that preceded them. Writtenduring the early 1860s, this book draws on interviews withpeople who practiced before Maine was a state and couldrecall anecdotes from the colonial period. Along withhistorical chapters and biographical sketches of suchlawyers as Simon Greenleaf and William B. Sewall, the bookhas information about "social usages of the bar," popularlaw books and how lawyers from other colonies were treated.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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