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reason: called in after the patient is dead and buried, and the Sexton gone home to supper Defeating the annexation of Charlestown to Boston Anecdotes of chief justice Shaw the great Northwestern conspiracy Farragut's prize money interesting criminal and civil cases lawyers must be ready to confute experts defending a murdy would under bill and answer in equity. The case was argued before five justices, at the head of whom was the most learned and the ablest judge of this State, Lemuel Shaw, Esq. I was no favorite of his in my earlier days. He was a man of somewhat forbidding exterior and manners, but of the finest qualities of head and heart. to a very nice coat, which in the inclement weather covered me from the cold and wet. One morning I went into the consultation room of the Supreme Court to meet Judge Shaw on a mere formal matter like signing an order. He greeted me very pleasantly and kindly. We sat a moment after what the judge had to do was done, and he admir
styled The advance on New Berne, and appears to have been extracted from the Petersburg Register, a paper published in the city where your headquarters are located. Your attention is particularly invited to that paragraph which states that Colonel Shaw was shot dead by a negro soldier from the other side of the river which he was spanning with a pontoon bridge, and that the negro was watched and followed, taken, and hanged after the action at Thomasville. The Petersburg Register gives theo get large supplies from a country still abundant; to prevent raids on points westward, and keep tories in check and hang them when caught. From a private, who was one of the guard that brought the batch of prisoners through, we learn that Colonel Shaw was shot dead by a negro soldier from the other side of the river which he was spanning with a pontoon bridge. The negro was watched, followed, taken, and hanged after the action at Thomasville. It is stated that when our troops entered Thom
interview with upon return from New Orleans, 534; his action in recalling Butler critically considered, 535, 537, 549; persuaded by Lincoln to withdraw his resignation, 537, 570; orders English pilots released, 849; Butler's proposition referred to, 907; thrown from carriage, 908; assaulted, 908; negotiations with England, 962; reference to, 1007. Seymour, Governor, reference to, 758. Shaffer, Col. J. W., valuable services of, 639; on Butler's staff, 894; at Newburyport, 404. Shaw, Lemuel, Esq., on Charlestown annexation case, 1001; Butler's last act toward, 1002. Shenandoah Valley, Sheridan in, 901. Shepley, Geo. F., anecdote of, 143; appointed colonel, 305. Shepley, General, acts investigated, 850; tribute to, 850; sent to Fortress Monroe, 871; Governor of Louisiana, 896. Sheridan, reference to, 647; arrives at Haxalls, 653; confers with Butler, 653; declines to obey Butler's orders, 654; crosses James River, 686; reference to, 669, 817, 867; joins Grant, 901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Shaw, Lemuel 1781-1861 (search)
Shaw, Lemuel 1781-1861 Jurist; born in Barnstable, Mass., Jan. 9, 1781; graduated at Harvard College in 1800; became editor of the Boston Gazette; admitted to the bar in New Hampshire in 1804; was a member of the State legislature in 1811-16 and 1819; of the State Senate in 1821-22 and 1828-29; and chief-justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 1830-60. He was a noted jurist and published many orations, addresses, and judicial charges. He died in Boston, Mass., March 30, 1861.
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 5 (search)
ed into one republic. Men thought the new generation had indeed come. We waited twelve months, and the turrets and towers of old institutions — the church, law, nobility, government-reappeared above the subsiding wave. Now there are no such institutions here ;--no law that can abide one moment when popular opinion demands its abrogation. The government is wrecked the moment the newspapers decree it. The penny papers of this State in the Sims case did more to dictate the decision of Chief Justice Shaw, than the Legislature that sat in the State-House, or the statute-book of Massachusetts. I mean what I say. The penny papers of New York do more to govern this country than the White House at Washington. Mr. Webster says we live under a government of laws. He was never more mistaken, even when he thought the antislavery agitation could be stopped. We live under a government of men-and morning newspapers. [Applause.] Bennett and Horace Greeley are more really Presidents of the Unit
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 6 (search)
nal beneath a chain four feet from the soil? Did he not recollect he was the author of that decision which shall be remembered when every other case in Pickering's Reports is lost, declaring the slave Med a free woman the moment she set foot on the soil of Massachusetts, and that he owed more respect to himself and his own fame than to disgrace the ermine by passing beneath a chain? There is something in emblems. There is something, on great occasions, even in the attitude of a man. Chief Justice Shaw betrayed the bench and the courts of the Commonwealth, and the honor of a noble profession, when for any purpose, still more for the purpose of enabling George T. Curtis to act his melancholy farce in peace, he crept under a chain into his own court-room. And, besides, what a wanton and gratuitous insult it was! What danger was there, with two hundred men inside the court-house, and three hundred men around it on the sidewalk? Near five hundred sworn policemen in and around that bui
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 9 (search)
word in their defence. Then comes Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw:-- The general principle was, throvision, said Mr. Austin. There sat Prescott, Shaw, Webster, Story, Lincoln,--the men whom you loois, Gentlemen, I will read the remark of Chief Justice Shaw, when he was counsel for the House again will recollect, in 1821. On that occasion, Judge Shaw was counsel for the House of Representativeswell-considered and weighty sentences of Chief Justice Shaw show his idea of the extent of your powehe good old doctrine. In the Prescott case, Judge Shaw went so far as to contend that a judge mighticially recognized in the act of 1793, then Judges Shaw and Loring find the two acts so much alike allege that the same reasoning would condemn Judge Shaw for refusing to set Sims free, by habeas corind who sees no difference between a judge like Shaw, who, thinking he has no power to arrest the Sstrates and people than any casual remark of Judge Shaw to his next-door neighbor as they stand toge[6 more...]
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 10 (search)
e women forgot their homes, it was said, in endeavoring to make the men do their duty. It was a noble lesson which the sisters and mothers of that time set the women of the present day,--I hope they will follow it. There was another charge brought against them,--it was, that they had no reverence for dignitaries. The friend who sits here on my right (Mrs. Southwick) dared to rebuke a slaveholder with a loud voice, in a room just before, if not then, consecrated by the presence of Chief Justice Shaw, and the press was astonished at her boldness. I hope, though she has left the city, she has left representatives behind her who will dare rebuke any slave-hunter, or any servant of the slave-power, with the same boldness, frankness, and defiance of authorities, and contempt of parchment. Then there was another charge brought against their meetings, that they indulged in exceedingly bold language about pulpits and laws and wicked magistrates. That is a sin which I hope will not di
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 12 (search)
Letter to Judge Shaw and President Walker the hotels of Boston, with the connivance of the city government, refuse to obey the Maine Liquor law of Massachusetts. The Revere House, the most fashionable of our hotels, was chosen to offer a public dinner to Morphy, at which were present Judge Shaw, President Walker, the Mayor,Judge Shaw, President Walker, the Mayor, Professor Huntington, and other dignitaries. Lemuel Shaw, Chief Justice of Massachusetts, and James Walker, President of Harvard University. Gentlemen: Now that the press has ceased its ridicule of your homage to Morphy at the Revere House,--a criticism of little importance,--I wish to present the scene to you in a differentLemuel Shaw, Chief Justice of Massachusetts, and James Walker, President of Harvard University. Gentlemen: Now that the press has ceased its ridicule of your homage to Morphy at the Revere House,--a criticism of little importance,--I wish to present the scene to you in a different light. You, Mr. Chief Justice, represent the law of the Commonwealth; to you, Mr. President, is committed the moral guardianship of the young men of her University. Yet I find you both at a table of revellers, under a roof whose chief support and profit come from the illegal sale of intoxicating drink, and which boasts itself
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, Capital punishment (1855) (search)
m whence he can never escape; where he can never see the face of his kind again. Has society any need to take that man's life to protect herself? Has she retreated to the wall? If society has only the right that the individual has, she has no right to inflict the penalty of death, because she can effectually restrain the individual from ever again committing his offence. Suppose a man should attempt to kill me in the street, and I should take his life, and when I was brought before Chief-Justice Shaw, and asked how I killed him, I should say: I overcame him; I threw him on the sidewalk; I bound him hand and foot; and then I killed him, --would that be justifiable? No, I should be imprisoned for manslaughter. Society takes the murderer; she shuts him up in jail; she keeps him ninety days, or longer; she tries him before twelve men; and then, having him utterly, irremediably in her power, she hangs him; and then she turns round and tells you, I have only the right of the individua
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