A Notable Libel Case: The Criminal Prosecution of Theodore Lyman, Jr. by Daniel Webster in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, November Term 1828
Trial of the indictment of Theodore Lyman, Jr., for alleged criminal libel upon Daniel Webster, Senator of the United States, in 1828. The trial embraced in its scope the political history of the country during the tumultuous period from 1806 to 1816, the Embargo Acts, and the resistance to them, the conduct of the Hartford Convention, the construction of the Federal Constitution, the power of the United States to "raise and support armies," and the right of the States to secede from the Union.
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