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1840-63, Hayward/Hazleton District of Columbia Rpts.
Reports of cases civil and criminal argued and adjudged in the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington; From (Vol. 1)
the March Term, 1840, to ... (Vol. 2) ... the reorganization of the courts of the District of Columbia, pursuant to the act of Congress, March 3,
1863: by John A. Hayward and George C. Hazleton, Vol. 1, Chicago, T.H. Flood & Co., 1907, and Vol. 2, Wash., John Byrne & Co., 1895, all publ. (After
publication of Cranch's Reports for the U.S. Circuit Ct. for the Dist. of Columbia,1801-40 {see the notes to District of Columbia Reports,1801-50 &
1863–93, offered elsewhere on this site }, no other reports were published for this court during the remaining 23 years before it was replaced by the
Supreme Court of the Dist. of Columbia. This deficiency was retroactively remedied by these volumes, which were issued some 60 years later. Because
Hayward and Hazleton conceived their work as a continuation of Cranch, they suggested that their two volumes be enumerated as the 6th and 7th volumes of a
series known as the “U.S. Circuit Court Reports of the District of Columbia.” However, an earlier series by Mackey et al {see also the notes to
District of Columbia Reports,1801-50 & 1863–93, offered elsewhere on this site }, already had preempted that approach by styling its first retroactive
volume {Mackey, 1891} Vol. 6 in a series to be called “District of Columbia Reports.” The bulk of bibliographic opinion seems to be on the side of
Mackey, whichis why LLMC is offering these Hayward & Hazleton volumes as a separate title. The publication date for Vol. 1 of LLMC's offering of Hayward &
Hazleton is given as 1907, but the LLMC copy is probably a reprint from the same plates of an earlier publication, since the prefaces of Vol. 1 and
Vol. 2 make clear that they were originally issued in the proper chronological order. The reference to the “County of Washington” in the title stems
from the historical oddity that DC was originally organized into two counties, Washington County for Maryland side of the Potomac and Alexandria County
for the Virginia side of the river. The two original District Courts of the DC Circuit were each assigned to one of those counties. After the whole of
the County of Alexandria was re-ceded to the State of Virginia in 1846, the designation “County of Washington” was retained in the remaining court
name, but had become an anachronism.)
Title:   Reports of cases, civil and criminal, argued and adjudged in the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington : a continuation of Cranch's Circuit court reports of the District of Columbia / by John A. Hayward and George C. Hazelton.
OCLC Number:   190789973
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