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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 15: the Circuits.—Visits in England and Scotland.—August to October, 1838.—age, 27. (search)
friend comes to gild my joy. Let me first answer the matters suggested by your letter. I will examine Lord Hale's manuscript, and will have a copy taken only in the event that I find it contains views and arguments which I think important in illustration of the Admiralty jurisdiction . . . . Baron Alderson Edward Hall Alderson, 1787-1857; a reporter with Barnewall, 1817-1822; a judge of the Common Pleas, 1830-34; and of the Exchequer, 1834-57. Sumner dined with him at his house in Park Crescent, and by his invitation with the bar of the Northern Circuit. In a note, he proposed to call for Sumner and show him our business in Chambers, of which few people know any thing, either in England or America. is the first Equity judge in the Court of Exchequer, and unquestionably a very great judge. Sumner wrote to Hillard, Aug. 18, 1838: I do not know but what I should place him [Alderson] before Parke. . . . He is a great Tory. I do not think you do him justice. I have sat by his s