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Text:"...WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. 225 With regard to California, Mr. Meredith strenuously and persistently contended for its right to admission as a free state, untrammeled by any conditions or compromises..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. 219 The indictment came up March 14th, 1836, for trial before Chief Justice Gibson in the Supreme Court, to which it had been removed by certiorari. After the evidence..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. 21J pears as having argued fifteen out of a total of 120 cases reported. Of these Commonwealth v. Allmyer is the last decided, and it appears as far as I can judge to have..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...212 WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. be vulgarly called a politician; but with him it was the conduct of a dutiful citizen ; and in all his political relations he served his country; and this he thought he..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...206 WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. yers, he tried his hand in the defense of prisoners in the criminal courts, and one of these cases led to an important episode in his life, as well as to his first..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...208 WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. Finally, after the jury as above mentioned, had come in several times and after they had been out fifteen hours, they were discharged by the decision of a majority..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...232 WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. naturally selected as one of this delegation and went to Washington and participated in its deliberations, though without much confidence or expectation of any favorable..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...220 WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. in many cases they read their speeches. Judge Cadwalader said the restoration of true extemporaneous speaking was due to Mr. Meredith, who, depending upon his..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. 223 full share in the preparation of the case, but returned the fee of $10,000 when sent him, saying he preferred not to take it, as he had not the opportunity of earning it..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. 237 old friend and colleague, was in the field. For them and many other Pennsylvanians in the army, some of them relatives, he cared like a father. The relations, never too..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...242 WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. teen or twenty minutes. They were still models of their kind. The one or at most two leading points in the case would be selected, and the argument in the most condensed..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...226 WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. dith what he thought of the constitutionality of the statute. He said in reply he had once seen a poor ragged negro bound and haled by a rope by several men through..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...204 WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. in the old Grammar School connected with the University, from which he early proceeded into the collegiate department of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...224 WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. of State, and Reverdy Johnson, of Maryland, AttorneyGeneral. It might at first excite surprise that Mr. Meredith did not occupy this position rather than the higher one..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. 221 strings of a jury as some skilfull player upon an instrument sweeps its chords and renders them vocal with the sympathies which for the time move his own heart..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...2IO WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. adjudged that William M. Meredith and James C. Biddle should be committed to prison, in the debtors department, until the first day of June for a high contempt of court..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. ject. The late Mr. John C. Bullitt in his reminiscenses of the Bar spoke of Meredith as having risen to the greatest height of oratory in his argument of this case. Mr..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. 200. to make any order and Judge Hallowell vindicated the publication, saying there was no reason why what had been done publicly should not be published. The counsel..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. 213 election to the legislature in 1829, and in the same year became a director of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. His connection with and active interest..."
Date:1907
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Text:"...WILLIAMMORRISMEREDITH. 207 older, an intimate friend and companion of Mr. Meredith and afterwards his brother-in-law, both of them having married daughters of Michael Keppele. There was a serious..."
Date:1907