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1791, N. Chipman's Supreme Ct. Rpts., 1789-1791
Reports and Dissertations, in two parts: Part I; Reports of cases determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Vermont, in the years 1789, 1790,
and 1791; Part II; Dissertations on the statute adopting the Common Law of England, the Statute of Conveyances, the Statute of Offsets, and on the
Negotiability of Notes; With an appendix containing the forms of special pleadings in several cases; Forms of recognizances; of Justices records; and of
the Warrants of commitment: by Nathaniel Chipman, late Chief Justice, (9)+10-296p, Rutland, VT, pr. by Anthony Haswell for the author, 1793. (Part I of
this volume is among the earliest of systematic court reports in the United States. Despite the “late chief justice” entry on the title page,
Nathaniel Chipman was several times chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, and these cases stem only from his first term. Chipman was a major figure in
the post-Revolutionary War era of Vermont politics, being elected a judge of the Vermont Supreme Court in 1786 and first chosen chief justice in 1789.
He left that court two years later to become a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont from 1791 to 1794, but was again elected
chief justice of the state Supreme Court for the period 1796 to 1797, after which he left to serve as a United States senator for Vermont. His final
stint as chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court was from 1813 to 1815. Later decisions by N. Chipman were reported by his brother Daniel, who was
the first official court reporter of Vermont (see Chipman, Daniel’s Vermont Reports, V.1-2, 1789–1824, elsewhere on this site. The original book from
which this electronic copy was scanned is being preserved in perpetuity in the Balfour Halévy Special Collection Archives of York University Law
Library, Toronto, Canada.)
Title:   Reports and dissertations, in two parts ... : with an appendix, containing forms of special pleadings in several cases, forms of recognizances, of justices records and of warrants of commitment / by Nathaniel Chipman.
OCLC Number:   225609374
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