San Joaquin County Legal Papers, 1861-1898.
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Attorney. Educated at St. Johns College (Md.) and at Jefferson Law College (Md.). Admitted to Maryland Bar (1840). Came to California (1850) and was hired as legal counsel by Charles M. Weber, founder of Stockton (1851). Practiced law in Stockton (1851-1906). Kept transcripts and briefs of cases in which he and his colleagues were involved. Many cases involve land disputes. Most important litigations in which Hall took part were People vs. Las Mariposas Estate (Fremont Grant) (1866-1868) and Sto...
David Smith Terry was a lawyer, politician, and California Supreme Court justice. Born in Kentucky, he lived in Texas during the Revolution and joined the Texas Rangers during the Mexican War. After settling in California, he was elected a judge of the Supreme Court in 1855. Political rivalry with David C. Broderick, culminated in the famous Terry-Broderick duel in 1859, in which Broderick was killed. Terry joined the Confederate army during the Civil War and returned to California afterwards to...