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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sergeant Smith Prentiss and his career. (search)
rrors and appeals of Mississippi thought that Prentiss appeared to most advantage before that court, well as labor-saving machines, and that of Mr. Prentiss was one of them. In youth he had devoted hown with great effect into the jury box. Mr. Prentiss was never thrown off his guard or seeminglyt with scornful and malignant defiance. When Prentiss rose to speak, and for some time afterwards, e desperation of a criminal's fortunes. Mr. Prentiss was employed only in important cases, and ged. One of these savors of the ludicrous. Mr. Prentiss was retained, as associate counsel, with Mr had trusted greatly to Mr. P.'s assistance. Prentiss appeared in the court-room when the case was ind of personal interest in him; he was their Prentiss. They had first discovered him—first brought considered the golden prime of the genius of Prentiss. His real effective greatness here attained of the board laden with wine and cards? What Prentiss effected they failed in compassing. Like a c[24 more...]