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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Senate, United States (search)
ate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, for that . . . disregarding the duties and dignity of his judicial character, did, at the circuit court for the District of Maryland, held at Baltimore in the month of May, 1803, pervert his official right and duty to address the grand jury . . . for the purpose of delivering to the said grand jury an intemperate and inflammatory harangue, etc. (4) James Peck, district judge, Missouri, for high misdemeanors in office, 1826-31. (5) West W. Humphreys, district judge, Tennessee, for advocating the right of secession in a public speech, 1861. (6) Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors, 1868. (7) William W. Belknap, Secretary of War, for high misdemeanor in office, 1876-77. When the Senate tries a case of impeachment, each Senator takes an oath in the following form: I solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trumbull, John 1750-1843 (search)
utor in Yale College. During that time he wrote his first considerable poem, The progress of dulness. He was a warm and active patriot. In 1775 the first canto of his famous poem, McFingal, was published in Philadelphia. The whole work, in four cantos, was published in Hartford in 1782. It is a burlesque epic, in the style of Hudibras, directed against the Tories and other enemies of liberty in America. This famous poem has passed through many editions. After the war, Trumbull, with Humphreys, Barlow, and Lemuel Hopkins, wrote a series of poetic essays entitled American antiquities, pretended extracts from a poem which they styled The Anarchiad. It was designed to check the spirit of anarchy then prevailing in the feeble Union. From 1789 to 1795 Mr. Trumbull was State attorney for Hartford; and in 1792 and 1800 he was a member of the legislature. He was a judge of the Supreme Court for eighteen years (1801-19), and judge of the court of errors in 1808. In 1825 he removed to