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District of Pennsylvania, to wit:

BE it remembered, that on the 12th day of August, in the thirtieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1805, William Hamilton, of the said district, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit:

"Report of the Trial and Acquittal, of Edward Shippen, Esquire, "Chief Justice, and Jasper Yeates and Thomas Smith, Esquires, “Assistant Justices, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, on an "Impeachment, before the Senate of the Commonwealth. Janua

“ ry, 1805. By William Hamilton, Editor of the Lancaster Journal.” In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned;" and also to the act, entitled An act supplementary to an act, entitled. "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned," and extending thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the

District of Pennsylvania.

NOTE.

The reader will observe in page 327, that Mr. Boileau refers to the opinion of Mr. Lewis, as contained in a letter from that gentleman to Mr. Passmore. The reporter had not a copy of this letter at the time when Mr. Boileau's speech was put to prese. It was afterwards procured, and will be found as read by Mr. Ingersoll in pages 391, 2, 3,

OF

EDWARD SHIPPEN, Esq. Chief Justice,

AND

JASPER YEATES, & THOMAS SMITH, ESQR'S. Assistant Justices of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania,

ON AN IMPEACHMENT

BETORE THE SENATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH:

JANUARY, 1805.

INTRODUCTION.

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N the 28th of February, 1803, in the Houfe of Re

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Mr. Ferguson prefented the following memorial, figned by Thomas Paffmore, of the city of Philadelphia.

To the HONORABLE the HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The memorial of Thomas Passmore, of the city of Phi ladelphia,

RESPECTFULLY SHEWETH,

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That your memorialist conceives it to be the undoubted and most invaluable right of every free citizen of this Commonwealth, to address your honorable body, when he has unfortunately fuftained injuries of fuch a defcription,. as you, and you only, are properly authorized to redress; and that it is more especially the bounden duty of any indi vidual, who feriously apprehends the conftitutional and legal exercife of Judicial authority towards himself, to have been manifeftly exceeded, to prefent for your confi deration a cafe, pregnant with fo many alarming confequences to the rights and liberties of the people: Under thefe impreffions, your memorialift refpectfully folicits your attention to a recent decifion of the honorable Edward Shippen, Chief Juftice, and Jasper Yeats and Thomas Smith, Efquires, Judges of the Supreme Court of this ftate, in which, without the opportunity of defending him

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