Edward Greely Loring
During his time on the Probate Court in Boston, Loring served as the judge in the famous Anthony Burns case. Burns was a fugitive slave who had escaped to freedom in Massachusetts. He was arrested on May 24, 1854 after he was found by his owner in Boston. According to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, Burns had to be returned to his master Colonel Charles F. Suttle of Alexandria, VA. Boston citizens attempted to raise funds to purchase Burns' freedom and his case was brought before Loring. Despite the intense anti-slavery feeling in Massachusetts, Loring ruled that Burns would be returned ...
Judge of the Court of Claims (Washington) 1858-1877
Presiding Judge of the Court of Claims (Washington) 1858-1863
Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Litchfield Eagle, October 6, 1823.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.
Bennett, Marion T. The United States Court of Claims: A History, Part I. Washington, DC: The Committee of the Bicentennial of Independence and the Constitution of the Judicial Conference of the United States, 1976.
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