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Jolliffe, John:

ARGUMENT BEFORE THE HON. SECRETARY OF WAR, IN THE CASES OF SAMUEL WORTHINGTON AND DR. WILLIAM W. WORTHINGTON, BY... THEIR COUNSEL.

McGill & Witherow, Washington: [1866] 20pp + original printed yellow wrappers [dusty, chipped along gutters and at lower blank forecorner of front wrap, loosening], with wrapper title [as issued]. Good+. Jolliffe, an attorney at 15th and F Streets in Northwest Washington, says he "Attends specially to Claims against the United States for Cotton and other Property." In 1863, Union forces seized the cotton and mules of the Brothers Worthington, elderly owners of adjacent plantations in Mississippi, and sold them at Memphis, believing the brothers were Confederates. But Jolliffe's affidavits establish that the Worthingtons were "at all times loyal" citizens of the United States, having opposed secession from its inception. He reminds the Secretary that loyal persons in insurrectionary States do not require a pardon as a condition to restoration of their "personal and proprietary rights." They have always been entitled to the protections of the Constitution, including the guarantee that their property not be taken for public use without just compensation. FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Harv. Law Cat., Marke. Not located on OCLC, as of November 2013.


Book Id: 21939

Price: $450.00

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