New York: G.L. Birch & Co., 1820. , 195, [1 blank] pp. Later stitching, untrimmed, some dusting. Good+.
Goodwin stabbed Stoughton with the blade of a sword-cane on lower Broadway. He claimed the sword came out accidentally. With medical testimony by Valentine Mott. "Mr. Sampson was the first in our country to fix public attention on the subject of legal reform. In this cause he laboured assiduously for many years...His invectives, however, against the Common Law, were often injudicious, and indiscriminately severe, and his love of ridicule frequently took the place of prudence, of reason, and of useful learning." Marvin. This Irish immigrant was a lawyer who "achieved high rank chiefly through his eloquence and his vigorous advocacy of personal rights." DAB.
AI 3480. Item #29688