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OOONIELLOR AT LAW, AND ABROTH OF THE DECISION8 01 THE SUPREME ODUIT
OF THI UNITED STATES..
ENTERED according to act of Congress, in the year 1845, by T. & J. W. JOHNSON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
NEW YORK, NY
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SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Hon. ROGER B. TANEY, Chief Justice.
At the opening of the Court this morning, Mr. Nelson, the Attorney General of the U. S., addressed the Court as follows: « I have been requested, this morning, to present to your Honors,
, a series of resolutions, adopted yesterday, at a meeting of the members of thé Bar, and other officers, connected with this tribunal, evincive of their admiration of the character, and respect for the memory of the Hon. HENRY BALDWIN, late an Associate Justice of this Court.
In acquitting myself of this melancholy duty, I cannot forbear the expression of my sincere concurrence in all that my breihern have testified of the distinguished merits of the deceased, with whose friendship, originating in an intimate association in the popular branch of the national Legislature, I have for years been honoured.
“ I have known him—as we all knew and appreciated him-as frank, generous, and benevolent, as a man, and as pure, and profound, and independent, as a judge; and whilst the resolutions, which I hold in my hand, evidence the consideration, in which his illustrious services, political and judicial, covering more than thirty years of the history of this confederacy, are held by those who have adopted them, I am sure that I shall not be regarded as presumptuous, in assuming, that they equally won for him the esteem, confidence, and affection of his brethren on the bench.
“ In this assurance, I now present these resolutions to your Honors, which, after they shall have been read, I respectfully move may be entered on the minutes of your proceedings."
“At a meeting of the Members of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and of the Officers of the Court, at the Court room in the Capitol, on the 3d day of Dec'r. A. D. 1844.
· The Honourable James Buchanan was called to the chair, and the Honourable William L. Dayton, appointed Secretary.
The following resolutions were submitted by the Honourable Joseph R. Ingersoll, and unanimously adopted :