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TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COURT, AND BIO-
AND THEIR COUNSEL, AND OF SOME
OF THE WITNESSES.
NEW YORK :
LAW BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS.
95 NASSAU STREET.
HARVARO COLLEGE LIBRARY
Entered according to act of Congress in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five,
BY GEORGE W. SMITH,
“The higher the crime or deeper the fraud, sought to be established, the more strigently the rules of evidence should be enforced.” *
“Arguments respecting testimony are a delightful part of the practice of the law; they show the good generalship of the contending counsel.”+
At the request of the Chief Justice, and with the approval of the attorneys of both parties, Mr. tbbott undertook the task of revising the official minutes of the proceedings in this case, and of illustrating the questions of law and rules of evidence, by the citatiou of authorities in such manner as (without transcending propriety in discussing the rulings in a cause as yet udecided) might add to the interest and value of the report, for the profession throughout the country.
The nature of the issue and character of the parties, and the dramatic incidents of the trial as portrayed in the eridence now reproduced in this authentic form, must have an unfailing interest to the general reader.
The report is prepared from the shorthand notes of Messrs. A. F. WARBURTON, WILLIAM F. BONYNGE, FRED. M. ADAMS, and TIMOTHY BIGELOW.
From these the editor, under the sanction of the Chief Justice, has omitted, in his discretion, conversations had in court on matters irrelevant to the proceedings, and distinct and separable matters involving neither the merits nor any question of law. (such as the examination of jurors who
* Blackburn v. Beall (21 Md. 208). + Shirk v. Vanneman (3 Seates, 196).