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BEING A VALeDICTORY ADDRESS

RELIVERED to THE STUDENTs of THE r of PHILADELPHIA, AT THE

TO
A BRIEF SRETCH UF THE NATIONA judiciary POWERS EXER-
CISED IN THE UNITED STATES PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION OF
THE PRESENT FEDERAL constitution,
BY THOMAS SERGEANT, Esq.. WICE PRovost.
AND the AUTHoR’s

DISCOURSE ON LEGAL EDUCATION,

DELIVERED AT THE openING of the LAw Academy, IN FEBRUARY, 1821.
WITH AN APPENDIX AND NOTES.
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The great system of jūrisprudente, like that of the universe, consists of many
subordinate systems, all of which are connected by nice links and beautiful de-
pendencies, and each of them, as I have fully persuaded myself, is reducible to
a few plain elements.-Jones. Law of Bailments. -

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PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED BY ABRAHAM SMALH.
1824.

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BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of June, in the forty

eighth year of the independence of the United States of line

[SEAL.] rica, Ji. D. 1824, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, of the said Dis

trict, hath deposited in this office the Title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Author, in the words following, to wit:

“A Dissertation on the nature and extent of the Jurisdiction of the Courts of the United States, being a Waledictory Address delivered to the students of the Law Academy of Philadelphia, at the close of the academical year, on the 22d :: 1824, by Peter S. Du Ponceau, LL.D. Provost of the Academy. To which are added, A brief sketch of the National Judiciary Powers exercised in the United States prior to the adoption of the present Federal Constitution, by Thomas Sergeant, Esq. Vice Provost. And the author’s Discourse on Legal Education, delivered at the opt ning of the Law Academy in February, 1821. With an Appendix and Notes. The great system of jurisprudence, like that of the universe, consists of many subordinate systems, all of which are connected by nice links and beautiful dependencies, and each of them, as I have fully persuaded myself, is reducible to a few plain elements. Jones, Law of BailIuents.”

In Conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of JMaps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the Times therein mentioned.”—.]nd also to the vlct, entitled, “..?n .Act supplementary to in Act, entitled, “...in dct for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of...Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the Times therein mentioned,” and eactending the Benfits thereaf to the Arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other Prints.”

D. C.? LDWELL,
Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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TO
THE HONOURABLE
WILLIAM TILGHMAN, LL.D.

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE COM-
MONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,

AND PATRON OF THE

LAW ACADEMY OF PHILADELPHIA.

RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED BY

THE AUTHOR.

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