Some Objections to a Joint Resolution, Passed at the Last Session of the Legislature, and about to be submitted at the Approaching Session, Recommending to the People of Pennsylvania an Elective Judiciary [Craig Biddle provenance]. Charles Ingersoll, attributed.

Some Objections to a Joint Resolution, Passed at the Last Session of the Legislature, and about to be submitted at the Approaching Session, Recommending to the People of Pennsylvania an Elective Judiciary [Craig Biddle provenance]

S.l. s.n., 1849. Pamphlet. 61 p.; 22 cm. Disbound from a volume of unrelated 19th-century pamphlets. "23" in ink at upper right-hand corner of title page. In lower half of title page: "by Charles Ingersoll." No publication information. Charles Ingersoll (1805-1882) was the son of Charles Jared Ingersoll (1782-1862), both lawyers in Philadelphia. Charles Ingersoll was the author of several other publications on legal matters. Although opposed by the author of this publication, whether Charles Ingersoll or another, the joint resolution led to an amendment of the Pennsylvania constitution in 1850 introducing the elective judiciary to the state. In the upper right-hand corner of the title page is the partially cropped signature of Craig Biddle (1823-1910), who was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1850 and later a judge. Marginal notations in ink by Biddle, and others in pencil, possibly by another hand. Unfortunately, both the fore-edges and the upper edges were cropped when this was bound with the other pamphlets. Very scarce. In Very Good- Condition: disbound; light foxing on a few pages; marginalia; otherwise, clean. Very Good -. Item #005105

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