The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800, Volume 6

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Columbia University Press, 1998 - History - 808 pages
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Volume 6 covers the beginnings of federal admiralty and equity jurisprudence, habeas corpus, judicial review, forreign affairs, and the relationship between the national judiciary and state courts. Also included is an appendix of documents pertaining to the question of whether the Supreme Court could issue advisory opinions at the request of the executive branch. A narrative history introduces each case, and the documents are arranged chronologically thereafter. The texts of many of them had to be reconstructed from originals that were severely damaged or written in shorthand. Taken from official court records, as well as related correspondence, lawyers' notes, justices' notes and opinions, newspaper commentary, and pamphlets, these documents provide critical material with which to assess the initial development of federal court practice and procedure.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
William West to John TuckerJuly 23 1791
9
Writ of ErrorNovember 5 1794 665
14
COLLET
27
HAYBURNS CASE
33
Report of a Committee of the United States House
36
Edmund Randolph to George WashingtonApril 5 1792
45
General Advertiser April 20 1792
48
William Pacas District Court Opinion Maryland Journal
324
Dunlaps American Daily AdvertiserAugust 15 1793
333
Petition of Pierre Arcade JohanneneSeptember 30 1793
335
Maryland JournalNovember 12 1793
341
Agreement of ProctorsFebruarys 1794
347
Edmund Randolph to Joseph FauchetMay 29 1795
353
Peter S Du Ponceau to Pierre AdetJuly 28 1795 673
360
Alexander Hamilton to Henry LeeMarch 22 1793
362

National GazetteApri 16 1792
51
Camden General AdvertiserApril 21 1792
55
James Iredells Notes on the Attorney Generals Argument in
61
Edmund Randolph to James MadisonAugust 12 1792
67
BRAILSFORD
73
James Iredells Notes on InterpleaderOctober 1791
88
James Iredells Circuit Court OpinionMay 2 1792
102
Georgia GazetteMay 3 1792
115
John Wereat to Edward TelfairAugust 10 1792
126
DemurrerFebruary 4 1793
132
John Wereat to Edward TelfairFebruary 14 1793
142
Matthew McAllister to Edward TelfairMay 21 1793
148
Venire for a Special JuryJanuary 13 1794
154
Fragment of John Jays Charge to the Petit JuryFebruary 7 1794
170
JENKINS
176
Assignment of ErrorNovember 5 1794 668
180
Writ of ErrorMay 30 1792
192
CitationJune 28 1792
196
Deposition of James MartinFebruary 14 1793
205
John Jay to William GushingAugust 6 1793
211
Record of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
218
Petition of Stephen HooperMarch 7 1791
226
George Hammond to Thomas JeffersonNovember 26 1791
232
Edmund Randolph to Thomas JeffersonJanuary 27 1792
238
Thomas Jefferson to George HammondFebruary 25 1792
244
Edward Tilghman to Joseph Anthony SonMay 8 1792
250
Benjamin R Morgan to Thomas P AnthonyJune 8 1792
257
Theophilus Parsons to Robert Treat PaineDecember 21 1792
263
Edmund Randolph to Thomas JeffersonApril 12 1793
271
Edmund Randolph to Thomas JeffersonSeptember 5 1793
277
EX PARTE CHANDLER
284
Proceedings of the Commissioners on Invalid Pensions
291
Opinions of the Heads of the DepartmentsJuly 12 1793 743
298
CitationNovember 5 1794 669
311
Baltimore Daily RepositoryJuly 1 1793
312
SubpoenaJuly 16 1793
318
UNITED STATES v YALE TODD
370
Edmund Randolph to Henry KnoxAugust 9 1793
377
Henry Knox to William Bradford Jr May 30 1794
384
William Tilghmans Notes of Arguments in the Supreme Court
394
Shearjashub Bourne to the Justices of the Supreme Court
396
BIBLIOGRAPHY 759
398
Assignment of ErrorsOctober 25December 31 1794
406
Citation and Return of ServiceDecember 30 and 31 1794
412
James Iredells Notes on the RecordFebruary 26 1795
418
William Patersons Notes of Arguments in the Supreme Court
428
LibelAugust 5 1795 727
432
William Patersons Notes of Arguments in the Supreme Court
434
Jeremiah Smith to William PlumerFebruary 10 1795
448
William Patersons Notes of Arguments in the Supreme Court
455
William Tilghmans Notes of Arguments in the Supreme Court
461
William Tilghmans Notes of Arguments in the Supreme Court
468
William Patersons Notes of Arguments in the Supreme Court
477
William Patersons Notes of Arguments in the Supreme Court
483
Vive La Patriote NewHampshire GazetteMay 26 1795
492
William Plumer to Jeremiah SmithOctober 17 1795
505
William Plumer to Jeremiah SmithJanuary 1 1796
512
EX PARTE CORBLEY LOCKERY HAMILTON SEDGWICK
514
Writ of ProhibitionAugust 24 1795 738
515
RecognizanceMarch 4 1795
520
Edmund Randolph to John LauranceAugust 12 1794
527
William Tilghmans Notes for Argument in the Supreme Court
540
John Laurance to William TilghmanMarch 10 1795
549
James Sullivan and Christopher Gore to William Bingham
558
Bill of ExceptionsJune 16 1794
565
Writ of ErrorAugust 7 1794
571
Return of ServiceJanuary 2 1795
576
ExceptionsFebruary 21 1795
589
William Tilghmans Notes of Arguments in the Supreme Court
610
William Tilghmans Notes of Arguments in the Supreme Court
629
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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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