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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Report to the court]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07790 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: February 1803 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 32.1 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Report on his opinion of the removal of two judges, Paul Dudley Sargent and William Vinal, from office, without trial. Discusses the nature of their offenses, and how the community was affected. Comments on whether impeachment is a viable option.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Sargent, Paul Dudley, 1745-1828
Vinal, William, fl. 1803

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: LawGovernment and CivicsJudiciaryImpeachmentCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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