Chase, Samuel (1741-1811) Report of the trial of the Hon. Samuel Chase, one of the associate justices . . .
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00292
Author/Creator: Chase, Samuel (1741-1811)
Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland
Pagination: 399 p. ; 23.5 x 16.5 cm.
Summary of Content: Title continues, ”. . .of the Supreme Court of the United States, before the High Court of Impeachment, composed of the Senate of the United States, for charges exhibited against him by the House of Representatives, in the name of themselves and of all the people of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors supposed to have been by him committed, with the necessary documents and official papers from his impeachment to final acquittal / taken in short hand by Charles Evans, and the arguments of counsel revised by them from his manuscript.” Printed for Samuel Butler and George Keatinge, 1805.
People: Chase, Samuel, 1741-1811., Evans, Charles, fl. 1805., United States. Congress. Senate., Fries, John, ca. 1750-1818., Callender, James Thomson, 1758-1803.
Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815
Keywords/Subjects: Sedition;, Law;, Government and Civics;, Supreme Court;, Impeachment;, Judiciary;
Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison
Background: Chase was appointed an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1796. Articles of impeachment were filed against him in 1804 on charges of malfeasance in office five years previous in his conduct of the trials of Fries and Callendar for sedition, and for a more recent address to a Maryland grand jury. He was tried by the Senate in 1805 and was acquitted of all charges on March 5, 1805.Order Image