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THE SUPREME COURT
OCTOBER TERM, 1883
J. C. BANCROFT DAVIS
NEW YORK AND ALBANY
BANKS & BROTHERS, LAW PUBLISHERS
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1884, by
BANKS & BROTHERS,
PREAS OF J. J. LITTLE & Co., NEW YORK.
SU P R E ME COURT
DURING THE TIME OF THESE REPORTS.
MORRISON R. WAITE, CHIEF-JUSTICE.
BENJAMIN HARRIS BREWSTER.
SAMUEL FIELD PHILLIPS.
J. C. BANCROFT DAVIS.
JAMES H. McKENNEY.
JOHN G. NICOLA Y.
The allotment of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices to
Circuits continues as announced in 107 U. S.
TuE BAR OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES met in the court-room, in the Capitol, Washington, on Monday, December 17th, 1883, at 11 o'clock A.M., to pay respect to the memory of the late JEREMIAH S. BLACK.
On motion, MR. GEORGE F. EDMUNDS was elected chairman, and JAMES H. McKENNEY, secretary.
On motion of Mr. RICHARD T. MERRICK, the following named gentlemen were appointed by the chair to constitute a committee on resolutions : Mr. RICHARD T. MERRICK, Mr. Thomas F. BAYARD, Mr. Philip Phillips, Mr. J. RANDOLPH TUCKER, Mr. GEORGE W. BIDDLE, Mr. Z. B. VANCE, Mr. J. HUBLEY Ashton, Mr. WILLIAM A. WALLACE, Mr. WALTER H. SMITH.
The meeting then adjourned until Friday, December 21st, inst., at 12 m., to await the report of the committee.
On reassembling on Friday, December 21st, the committee, through Mr. MERRICK, reported the following resolutions for adoption :
Resolved, That the members of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States have received with a sense of profound regret the intelligence of the death of JEREMIAH S. BLACK, of the State of Pennsylvania, once Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of that State, Attorney-General and Secretary of State of the United States, and eminently distinguished as a practitioner at this bar and as a jurist of unsurpassed ability.
Resolved, That the memory of the deceased deserves to be cherished with the utmost veneration by the members of this bar, as that of a lawyer profoundly versed in the science of the law and worthy to be ranked with the greatest and ablest of our age and country : a statesman illustrious for his public services, a ready scholar, a vigorous writer, unexcelled as a logician, and in all the relations of life an eminent and most worthy citizen.
Resolved, That the Attorney-General of the United States be requested to communicate these resolutions to the Court, with the request that they be entered on its records.