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ARGUED AND ADJUDGED
The Supreme Court
THE UNITED STATES,
OCTOBER TERMS, 1873 AND 1874.
JOHN WILLIAM WALLACE.
WASHINGTON, D. C.:
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875,
By W. H. & O. H. MORRISON,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,
AS MADE APRIL 1, 1874, UNDER THE ACTS OF CONGRESS OF JULY 23, 1866, AND
MARCH 2, 1867.
NAME OF THE JUDGF., AND STATE NUMBER AND TERRITORY OF THE DATE AND AUTHOR OF THE JUDGE'S WHENCE COMING.
Hon. J. P. BRADLEY, Georgia, FLORIDA, ALA-
BAMA, M18Sissippi, Lou
TUCKY, AND TENNESSEE.
1862. January 24th. PRESIDENT LINCOLN,
Hon. S. F. MILLER, Minnesota, Iowa, Mis.
souri, KANSAS, ARKAN-
Hon. DAVID DAVIS, INDIANA,, Illinois, AND
1862. December 8th. PRESIDENT LIncoin.
Hon. S. J. FIELD,
California, OREGON, AND
1863. March 10th. PRESIDENT Lincoln.
BENJAMIN ROBBINS CURTIS.
The Honorable BENJAMIN ROBBINS CURTIS, for several years one of the judges of this court, but at the time of his death, returned to the bar, departed this life at Newport, R I., September 15th, 1874. On Monday, October 13th, at the opening of the term first following the sad event, the bar of this court met in the court-room, at 12 o'clock, to pay respect to his memory
The Hon. Jon ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL was appointed Chairman, and D. W. MIDDLETON, Esquire, Secretary.
On motion of the Hon. P. PHILLIPS, the chair appointed the following Committee on Resolutions, viz., Messrs. Reverdy Johnson, Philip Phillips, W. M. Evarts, Benjamin H. Bristow, George H. Williams, John A. J. Cresswell, Richard T. Merrick, T. D. Lincoln, and Richard M. Corwine.
The committee, through its chairman, reported the following resolutions :
TAE BAR OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, assembled upon occasion of the death of their brother Curtis, in testimony of their great affection and esteem for him in life, and of their sense of the loss which the courts and the bar of the whole country and the community at large suffer in his death, adopt the following resolutions :
Resolved, That we find in the professional life, litbors, and honors of BenJAMIN Robbins Curtis, as displayed in an elevated and extended career of judicial and forensic duty and distinction, the imposing trails and qualities of intellect and character which, in concurrence, make up the true and permanent fame among men of a great lawyer and a great judge.
Resolved, That the example presented by his life, of great natural powers faithfully disciplined and completely developed, expanded by large acquire. ments, and kept vigorous and alert by strenuous exercise, applied to noble uses, and effecting illustrious results upon a conspicuous theatre of action and in manifold and diversified opportunities of public service and of public notice, is rare among lawyers as among men, and furnishes a just and assured title to permanent renown in the memory of his countrynien.
Resolved, That in the special qualities which mark him as a consummate forensic advocate and as an authoritative judge, the structure of Mr. CURTIS's mind, and its discipline, combined the widest and most circumspect