The Bar of Rye Township, Westchester County, New York: An Historical and Biographical Record, 1660-1918

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Knickerbocker Press, 1918 - Courts - 347 pages
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Page 90 - Tell Lieutenant Caldwell to arrest Captain Breshwood, assume command of the cutter, and obey the order I gave through you. If Captain Breshwood, after arrest, undertakes to interfere with the command of the cutter, tell Lieutenant Caldwell to consider him as a mutineer, and treat him accordingly. If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
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Page 123 - Bailly, overthrew twelve hundred electors there assembled, and, in spite of the most strenuous efforts on the part of the magistrates, tore him from their arms, and hanged him.
Page 116 - Lincoln had been a member of the Convention that framed the Constitution of the United States, and...
Page 159 - He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the New York County Lawyers Association.
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Page ix - But I say to you, and to our whole country, and to all the crowned heads and aristocratic powers and feudal systems that exist, that it is to self-government, the great principle of popular representation and administration, the system that lets in all to participate in the counsels that are to assign the good or evil of all, that we owe what we are and what we hope to be.
Page 42 - IN MEMORY OF JOHN JAY, EMINENT AMONG THOSE WHO ASSERTED THE LIBERTY AND ESTABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE OF HIS COUNTRY, WHICH HE LONG SERVED IN THE MOST IMPORTANT OFFICES, LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, JUDICIAL, AND DIPLOMATIC, AND DISTINGUISHED IN THEM ALL BY HIS ABILITY, FIRMNESS, PATRIOTISM, AND INTEGRITY, HE WAS IN HIS LIFE, AND IN HIS DEATH, AN EXAMPLE OF THE VIRTUES, THE FAITH AND THE HOPES OF A CHRISTIAN.
Page 39 - When the spotless ermine of the judicial robe fell on John Jay, it touched nothing less spotless than itself.

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