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Author Campbell, John Campbell, Baron, 1779-1861.

Title Atrocious judges. [electronic resource] Lives of judges infamous as tools of tyrants and instruments of oppression. Compiled from the judicial biographies of John lord Campbell. With an appendix, containing the case of Passmore Williamson. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by Richard Hildreth.

Imprint New York; Auburn, Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1856.


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Description 432 p. 19 cm.
Series Making of America.
Note Passmore Williamson was imprisoned for contempt of court in refusing to answer to a writ of habeas corpus, issued by the U.S. District court for the Eastern district of Pennsylvania, commanding him to produce the bodies of Jane, Daniel and Isaiah Johnson, slaves of John H. Wheeler. He petitioned the Supreme court of Pennsylvania for a writ of habeas corpus, which was denied.
Contents Introduction.--Roger Le Brabancon.--Robert Tresilian.--Thomas Billing.-- John Fitzjames.--Thomas Fleming.--Nicholas Hyde.--John Brampston.--Robert Heath.--Robert Foster.--Robert Hyde.--John Kelynge.--William Scroggs.--Francis North.--Edmund Saunders.--George Jeffreys.--Robert Wright.--Appendix.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Digital Library Initiatives, 2000. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. [Making of America] This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of Making of America IV: the American voice, 1850-1877.
System Details Mode of access: Internet.
Subject Johnson, Jane, b. 1820?
Judges -- Great Britain.
Electronic information resources.
Contempt of court
Habeas corpus -- United States.
Slavery -- United States -- Legal status of slaves in free states.
Added Author Hildreth, Richard, 1807-1865
Williamson, Passmore, defendant.
University of Michigan. Library.
In: Making of America. URL:

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