Reminiscences of Virginia's Judges and Jurists

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byJohn Randolph Tucker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895. Excerpt: ... Reminiscences of Virginia's Judges and Jurists. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Richmond Bar Association: Your kind invitation to give to you my reminiscences of the Bench and Bar of Virginia was a pleasant assurance that, in the quiet seclusion of my professorial life, I still lived in the memory of the bar, to association with which I was first admitted on the 10th of January, 1845, in the Hustings Court of this city. I am a veteran with more than semi-centennial memories. A half century--how crowded with tremendous events; how full of social, political and professional changes--radical changes--how bright with stirring recollections of conflicts in the lists of the forum with the Chevaliers of the Virginia Bar, while eminent judges held in even balance the ' Scales of Justice" for the decision of the contests--judges and lawyers whose names and fame it is our sacred duty to embalm in our heart of hearts forever. In October, 1835, my honored and beloved father, then president of the Court of Appeals, brought his family to reside in Kichmond. He had seven sons, of whom an old wag said to my father, as we were following him: ' Judge, I hope they are not like the seven plagues of Egypt." I was old enough to take interest in the forensic contests of that splendid era; and, while I can tell but little of the legal problems involved, the faces and personnel of judges and lawyers are impressed on my memory as living pictures. THE OLD COURT. The old Court of Appeals was held in what is the present Senate chamber, the five judges sitting in common deal arm-chairs, each at his own little table, three on one side of the large fire-place and two on the other, and ranged perpendicularly to the wall. Behind a plain curved bar, covered with gray cloth, stretched al...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895. Excerpt: ... Reminiscences of Virginia's Judges and Jurists. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Richmond Bar Association: Your kind invitat...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217254403

ISBN - 13:9780217254403

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