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an erroneous decision, which, at one time, near. was excelled by few, and his brethren drew ly all of the judges would have pronounced largely upon his resources to administer that against his advice.

law, in the numerous cases which then crowded Mr. Todd entered upon the duties of judge the docket of the Supreme Court from that juof the Supreme Court at the age of forty-two: dicial circuit. What he did not know, ho the station required an experienced head upon never affected to possess; but sedulously sought & younger man's shoulders. He possessed at to acquire. He was content to learn, without that time the abilities to act under the system assuming to dogmatize. Hence he listened to which made it the duty of the judge to sit arguments for the purpose of instruction, and twice a year in the three western States, and securing examination, and not merely for that vil*] once a year at *Washington; but no con- of confutation, or debate. Among his assostitution could long survive under the operation ciates he enjoyed an enviable respect, which of this incongruous system, and the last years was constantly increasing as he became more of Judge Todd were worn down with the duties familiarly known to them.

His death was of his office. A dyspepsia which impaired his deemed by them a great public calamity, and general health, gradually reduced his strength, in the memory of those who survived him, his and for the last two years of his life he rarely name has ever been cherished with a warm and attended the court.

affectionate remembrance. Judge Todd's person was finely proportioned, No man ever clung to the Constitution of the and his face a model of beauty and intelligence. United States with a more strong and resolute The soundness of his judgment, the dignity of attachment. And in the grave cases which his manners, and the probity of his conduct, were agitated in the Supreme Court of the made him the esteemed associate of Shelby United States during his judicial life, he stead. and other patriotic statesmen who adorned the fastly supported the constitutional doctrines early annals of the State; as well as of those which Mr. Chief Justice Marshall promulgated, who in latter days have shed imperishable in the name of the court. It is to his [*vili lustre on the genius and character of the first honor, and it should be spoken, that, though republic in the wilderness of the great west. bred in a different political school from that Posterity will long venerate the name of a of the Chief Justice, he never failed to sustain citizen who, among such contemporaries, by the those great principles of constitutional law on force of his talents and the integrity of his which the security of the Union depends. He heart, rose to the first offices of his country. never gave up to party what he thought be

"Mr. Justice Todd possessed many qualities longed to the country. admirably fitted for the proper discharge of For some years before his death he was sensi. judicial functions. He had uncommon patience ble that his health was declining, and that bo and candor in investigation; great clearness might soon leave the bench, to whose truo and sagacity of judgment; a cautious but honor and support he had been so long and so steady energy; a well balanced independence; a zealously devoted. To one of his brethren who just respect for authority, and at the same time had the satisfaction of possessing his unrean unflinching adherence to his own deliberate served confidence, he often communicated his opinions of the law. His modesty imparted a earnest hope that Mr. Justice Trimble might be grace to an integrity and singleness of heart, his successor, and he bore a willing testimony which won for him the general confidence of to the extraordinary ability of that eminent all who knew him. He was not ambitious of judge. It affords a striking proof of his sagacinnovations upon the settled principles of the ity and foresight; and the event fully justified law, but was content with the more unostenta- the wisdom of his choice. Although Mr. Justice tious character of walking in the trodden paths Trimble occupied his station on the bench of of jurisprudence: super antiquas vias legis. the Supreme Court for a brief period only, yet From his diffident and retiring habits, it re- he has left on the records of the court enduring quired a long acquaintance with him justly to monuments of talents and learning fully adeappreciate his juridical as well as his personal quate to all the exigencies of the judicial office. merits. His learning was of a useful and solid to both these distinguished men, under such cast; not, perhaps, as various or as comprehen; circumstances, we may well apply the touching sive as that of some men, but accurate and transparent, and applicable to the daily pur

panegyric of the poet: pones of the business of human life. In his

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31 79-80 Andrews V. Pond
82 81 United States v. Levy 61 68
83 81-83

69 Waiting v. Bank of the

70 United States

33 84 United States v. Drum7-9

34

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35

United Stata V. Bur. 11-13

36
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70 13–16

37 86-87 16-16

88 88 United States v. ArTo17 Van Ness v. Bank of the

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10 38 89–90 Bradley 1. Washington, 17-19

39

Alexandria Georgetown 19-22

40
Packet Co.

54
22
41 90–91

73 23–24 Rhode Island v. Massa

91-93

74 chusetts 16 41 93-96

76 24-25

95-97

76 26 Smith v. Richards

18 42 97-99 26-28

99-101

78 2831 44 101-103

79 31-33

46 104-106 33-35 46 106

80 35-37

47 107-108 Bank of United States v. 37-39

48
Lee

68 81 39-41 49 108–109

82 41-43 50 109-111

83 43-44 51 111-113)

84 45 Ross v. Duval

61 113–116 45 47

52 116-117 47-50 53 117-119

87 50-52

64 119-121 52-54 55 121-122

89 54-56

56 123-124 Bank of United States v. 66-58

57
Peter

89 68-60 68 124-125

90 60-62 59 125-127

91 62-64 60 128 King v. Thompson

91 65–86 Andrews v. Pond 42 61 128-130

92 66-68

62 130-132 68–70

63 133 United States v. Arre 70–73

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66 133-136 75–77

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135| 154

139-141
97 263–264 Bend . Po

142 154
141-143
98 264–2661

155

143-146

99266-268

156

146–147

100268-270

157

147-149

101 270-272

158

149–151

102 272-274

159

161-152

103 274 276

160

163–154 Reed v. Marsh

102 103 276–278

161

154-156

104279 Hoste, Ex parto

150| 161

156

106 279-281

162

157-158 Ocean Ins. Co. v. Pol-

281-283

163

legs

104 105 283-285

164

158-160

106 286-287

185

160–162

107 287-289

166

162-164

108 289-291

167

164-165

109 292 Hardy v. Hoyt

158| 167

166–167 Walker v. Parker

108 109 292–293

168

167-169

110 294–295 Van Ness v. Hyatt 158 168

169-171

111295-297

169

171-174

112 297-299

170

174 175

113 299-301

171

176 United States v. Hardy.

301

172

maa

112 113 302 Moore V. Bank of thel

176-1781

114

Metropolis

164 172

178-180

115 302–304

173

181 Stokes v. Saltonstall 114 115 304 306

174

181-182

116306–308

175

182-184

117308-310

176

184-185

118310-311

177

186-187

119/312 M’Elmoyle v. Cohen 169 177

187-189

120 312-314

178

189-191

121 315-317

179

191-194

122/317-319

180

194

123 319-321

181

195–196 Clark v. Smith

119| 123321-323

182

196–198

124 323-326

183

198-200

125 326–327

184

200-ZOZ

126/327-329

186

202–204

127 329-330

186

205 Dowba v. Church

124 127 331 Columbia Ing. Oo.

206–207

128

Ashby

176) 186

207-208

129 331-333

187

209 Stein V. Bowman

126 129 333–334

188

209-211

130 334-336

189

211-214

131 336–339

190

314-216

132 339 341

191

216-218

133 341-343

192

218-220

134 343 344

193

220-222

135 345 Moncure v. Dermott 186) 193

222-224

138 345-347

194

226 Hennen, Ex parte

133 136 347–349

225-227

137 349-351

196

227-229

138 351-353

197

230 Hennen, the parts

135 138 353-355

198

230-232

139355-357

199

232-234

140357–358

200

234-836

141 359
Story v. Livingston

196) 200
236-238
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146 366-368

204

244-246

146 368 370

206

246-248

147 370-372

206

248-250

148 372–374

207

250-252

149 3743761

208

252-256

160 376-377

209

265-257

161 378-379 Wilcox v. Eumat

211 209

257-269

162 379 380

210

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383 385

212
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260 262
385 386
213 494-496

263
287–388 New England Ins. Co. v.

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264
The Sarah Ann
218) 213 498 499/Wilcox V. Jackson

286/ 264
388390
214499-501

265
390-392
216 501-503

266
392-394
216 503-505

267
394 396
217506-507

268
896 398
218 507-509

269
898 400
219 509511

270
400 403
220611-613

271
403
221 613-516

272
404 405 Whitney, Ex parto
220 221 016-618

273
406 407
222 518

274
407 408

223 619-520 Bank of Augusta
409 Emerson v. Hal

2211 223

Earle
409 411

224

Bank of the United
411-413)

226

States v. Primrose
413 414

226

New Orleans & C. R.
416 416 Williams v. Gustolk Ins.

Co. v. Earle

277 274
Ca
226 226 520-522

276
416 418
227 522-524

276
418
420
228 524-526

277
120-422
229 526-528

278
423 Anthony V. Butler 230 229 528-530

279
423-425
230 530-532

280
425 427
231 532-534

281
127-429
232 534-536

282
429 431
233 536-538

283
431-434
234 538-540

284
434435
235541-543

285
436

286
2351 235 643–546
Bagnell v. Broderick
436 438
236 | 545-547

287
438 441
237 547-549

288
441-443
238 649–551

289
443 446
239 661-563

290
445 447
240 563-555

291
447-449
241 656-567

292
449461
242 557-669

293
451-463
243 559-561

294
453 456
244 661-563

295
465 457
245 663-565

296
457-458
246 566-568

297
459 Keene v. Whittakor 248 246 568-570

298
249 247 670–572

299
460_462) Camp v. Horde
462 463
248 672-574

300
464
Burton v. Smith
250 248 674576

301
464 467
249 576-578

302
467-469
250 578-580

303
469 471
251 680-582

804
471-473
252 682-584

806
473 476
203 584-586

306
476 477
264 586 588

307
477-479
256 588-590

308
479 481
256 590-592

309
481-483
257 692-694

310
483-486
258 594-696

311
486 Meredith

United
696-598

312
State
2001 268 699_601

313
180488
259 601-803

314
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280 603-606

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