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Reports of Cases Ruled and Adjudged in the Court of Pennsylvania Before and Since the Revolution.

By A. J. Dallas, Esquire.

Atque eo magis necessaria est haec opera, quod et nostro saeculo non desunt, et olim non defuerunt, qui hanc juris partem ita contemnerent, quasi nihil eius praeter inane nomen existeret.

Grotius.

Philadelphia:

Printed, for the Reporter, by T. Bradford

M,DCC,XC.

We all knowing the Learning, Integrity and Abilities of Alexander James Dallas, Esquire, Counsellor at Law, do, for the common good, approve and recommend the printing and publishing his book, intitled, "Reports of Cases rules and adjudged in the Courts of Pennsylvania, before and since the Revolution."

Thomas M'Kean.
William A. Atlee.
Jacob Rush.
George Bryan.
Edward Shippen.

Philadelphia, 29th April, 1790.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: September Term, 1754.

April Term, 1759.

April Term, 1760.

April Term, 1762.

September Term, 1762.

April Term, 1763.

April Term, 1764.

September Term, 1764.

September Term, 1765.

September Term, 1766.

September Term, 1767.

April Term, 1768.

April Term, 1773.

September Term, 1773.

September Term, 1774.

April Term, 1776.

Here terminate all the decisions, previously to the Revolution, which I have been able to collect. For the Cases, from the first Page to the close of the seventeenth, I am indebted to the Honorable Edward Shippen, Esquire; who obligingly permitted me to publish them from his manuscript, in the possession of Mr. Burd. The rest of the Cases, through the kindness of the Attorney-General, I have had an opportunity of extracting from the Note Book of the deceased Joseph Reed, Esquire, formerly President of this State.

Reports of Cases, since the Revolution

On the orginization of the Courts of Justice under the Constitution, established by the General Convention, elected for that purpose, and held at Philadelphia, July 15th, 1776, and continued by appointments to September the 28th, 1776, the following appointments took place:

The Honorable Thomas M'Kean, Esquire, D. L. L. was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, on the 28th day of July 1777.

The Honorable William Augustus Atlee, Esquire, was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court, on the 15th day of August 1777.

The Honorable John Evans, Esquire, was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court, on the 15th day of August 1777.

Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, Esquire, was appointed Attorney General, on the 28th day of July 1777.

Edward Burd, Esquire, was appointed Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, on the 12th day of August, 1778.

Oyer and Terminer &c. at Philadelphia: September Sessions, 1778.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: April Term, 1779

The following appointments took place in the course of April and September Terms 1780.

The Honorable George Bryan, Esquire, was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court, on the 3d day of April, 1780.

Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, Esquire, having resigned the office of Attorney General on the 20th day of November 1780:

William Bradford, junior, Esquire, was appointed Attorney General, on the 23rd day of November, 1780.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: April Term, 1780

High Court of Errors and Appeals of Pennsylvania: April Sessions, 1780.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: April Term, 1781.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: September Term, 1781.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: April Term, 1782.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: April Term, 1783.

Oyer and Terminer, &c at Philadelphia: September Sessions, 1783

The Honorable Edward Shippen, Esquire, was appointed President of the Court of Common Pleas, for Philadelphia County, on the 7th day of May 1784.

Jonathan-Bayard Smith, Esquire, was appointed Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, for Philadelphia County, on hte 25th day of August 1777.

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: June Term, 1784.

The Honorable Thomas M'Kean, Esquire, D. L. L. was re-appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, on the 29th day of July 1784.

The Honorable William-Augustus Atlee, Esquire, was re-appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court, on the 9th day of August 1784.

The Honorable Jacob Rush, Esquire, was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court, on the 15th day of Feruary 1784; in the room of the Honorable John Evans, Esquire, deceased,

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: September Term, 1784.

High Court of Errors and Appeals, of Pennsylvania: September Sessions, 1784.

Oyer and Terminer, &c at Philadelphia: October Sessions, 1784

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: December Term, 1784

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: April Term, 1785

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: June Term, 1785

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: September Term, 1785

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: September Term, 1785

Oyer and Terminer, &c at Philadelphia: September Sessions, 1785

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: December Term, 1785.

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: March Term, 1786.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: April Term, 1786.

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: June Term, 1786.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: September Term, 1786.

High Court of Errors and Appeals of Pennsylvania: September Sessions, 1786.

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: September Term, 1786.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: January Term, 1787

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: June Term, 1787

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: September Term, 1787

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: September Term, 1787

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: January Term, 1788

Oyer and Terminer &c. at Philadelphia: February Sessions, 1778.

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: September Term, 1788

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: April Term, 1788

High Court of Errors and Appeals of Pennsylvania: April Sessions, 1788.

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: June Term, 1788

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: July Term, 1788

Common Pleas, Philadelphia County: September Term, 1788

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: September Term, 1788



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