Life Of Andrew Jackson (volume 1)

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJames Parton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. THE FRONTIER LAWYER. The young solicitor, immediately upon his arrival in the western settlements, was astonished to find a world of law business awaiting him. One would have supposed that a community situated as this was, struggling to maintain its foothold in a remote wilderness swarming with hostile savages, could have dispensed, for a while, with the costly luxury of law ; i. e., lawyer's law. But no. One of the first things done in all the western settlements was the building of a court house and jail; and lawyers, licensed or unlicensed, were always in waiting to occupy the one and empty the other. In the records of the first court ever held in Nashville, which was in 1783, occurs this entry: "The court then proceeded to fix on a place for the building of a court house and prison, and agreed that, in the present situation of the settlement, it be at Nashborough. Size of the court house to be eighteen feet square, with a shade of twelve feet on one side of the length of the house ; said house to be furnished with the necessary benches, bar, table, etc., fit for the reception of the court. Also a prison, fourteen feet square, of hewed logs of a foot square. * 0 0 To be done on the best and most reasonable terms, and that the same be vendued on the lowest price that can be had."0 These edifices, be it observed, were an improvement upon similar structures in some other parts of the territory, and attest the importance and public spirit of the Nashville settlements. The court house at Grecneville, for example, wherein the short-lived State of Franklin was debated and voted into existence, was a cabin of unhewn logs roofed with clapboards, without floor, door, loft or window, light being * Ramsey's Tennessee, page 495. admitted between the logs. And...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. THE FRONTIER LAWYER. The young solicitor, immediately upon his arrival in the western settlements, was astonished to fin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021796317X

ISBN - 13:9780217963176

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