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TRIAL AND ACQUITTAL

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EDWARD SHIPPEN, Esquire, Chief Justice,

JASPER YEATES And THOMAS SMITH, Esquire*,
ASSISTANT JUSTICES,
QF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA,

ON AN IMPEACHMENT,

BEFORE THE SENATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH}

AND

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District of Pennsylvania, to wit.'

BE it remembered, that on the 12th day of August, m the thirtieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1805, William Hamilton, of the said district, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit:

"Report of the Trial and Acquittal, of Edward Shippen, Esquire, "Chief Justice, and Jasper Yeates and Thomas Smith, Esquires, *. Assistant Justices, of the Snpreme Court of Pennsylvania, on an "Impeachment, before the Senate of the Commonwealth. January, 1805. By William Hamilton, Editor of the Lancaster Journal."

In consormity to the act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies cf maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned;" and also to the act, entitled *' An act supplementary to an act, entitled. " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned," and extending thereof to the arts of desigmng, engraving, and ttching historical and other prints."

D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the

District of Pennsylvania.

NOTE.

The reader will. observe in fiage 327, that Mr. Boileau refers to the opinion of Mr. Lewis, an contained in a letter from that gentleman to Mr. Passmore. The reporter had not a cofiy of this letter at the time when Mr. Boileau's speech was suit to press. It tuas afterwards procured, and will be found as read by Mr. Ingersoll in pages 391, % '3.

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EDWARD SH1PPEN, Esq,. Chief Justice,

AND

JASPER YEATES, V THOMAS SMITH,
Esqji's. Assistant Justices of the Supreme
Court of Pennsylvania,
ON AN IMPEACHMENT

SEToRE rHE SENArE rHE CoMMoNwEALrH:
JANuARr, 1805.

INTRODUCTION.

ON the 28th of February, 1803, in the House of Representatwe* of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mr. Ferguson presented the following memorial, signed by Thomas Passmore, of the city of Philadelphia.

To the Honorable the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The memorial of Thomas Passmore, of the city of Phi* ladelphia,

RESPECTFULLY SHEWETH, .

That your memorialist conceives it to fc* tha undoubted and most invaluable right of every free citizen of this Commonwealth, to address your honorable body, when he has unsortunately sustained injuries of such a description,. as you, and you only, are properly authorized to redress; and that it is more especially the bounden duty of any individual, who serioufly apprehends the constitutional and legal exercise of Judicial authority towards himself, to have been manifestly exceeded, to present for your consi. deration a cafe, pregnant with so many alarming consequences to the rights and liberties of the people: Under these impreffions, your memorialist respectsully solicits your attention to a recent decision of the honorable Ed.ward Shippen, Chief Justice, and Jasper Teats and Thomas Smith, Esquires, Judges of the Supreme Court of this state, in which, without the opportunity of defending him-,

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