Papers, 1803-1811.


Papers, 1803-1811.

Account book, legal notes, and vocabulary of French legal terms kept by John Pickering, philologist and lawyer at Salem (Mass.) and later Boston. Account book lists dates, plaintiffs' and defendants' names (often with occupations), amounts paid or due, method of payment, and resolutions of the cases; also includes fee schedule and index of plaintiffs' names. Legal notes refer mostly to cases tried in the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court and the legal opinions of Judge Edmund Trowbridge.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7405224

Massachusetts Historical Society

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Pickering, John, 1777-1846 (person)

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