Practicing Law in the Early American Republic



Practicing Law in the Early American Republic

The papers offered here feature documents written by major figures from the American Revolutionary era. These include Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and future Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; President James Monroe and future president John Quincy Adams; George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson's mentor at the College of William and Mary; John Marshall, future chief justice of the Supreme Court; Charles Lee, the brother of Light Horse Harry Lee and uncle to Robert E. Lee; and Edmund Randolph, the first Attorney General of the United States.

Federal District Court Judge John W. Woolsey donated this collection of legal documents to the Law Library in 1940.


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Court Cases, Courts, People, Places