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ARGUED AND DETERMINED IN THE
Supreme Court of Ohio
PRINTED BY AUTHORITY OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
By WILLIAM LAWRENCE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO IN BANK
CLOSED its labors under the Constitution of 1802, and adjourned without day, on January 16, 1852. The following Judges composed the Court at its last session :
Hon. PETER HITCHCOCK, CHIEF JUDGE.
This Court has from its commencement been composed of Judges distinguished for learning, talents, and integrity. Its decisions, on the Circuit and in Bank, now comprise twenty volumes of Reports—a fund of judicial learning, characterized by profound research and luminous exposition, not only invaluable to the profession in Ohio, but which will leave its impress upon the science of Law, wherever that science is known and understood.
CHIEF JUSTICE HITCHCOCK.
PETER HITCHCOCK was born October 19, 1781, at Cheshire, Connecticut; graduated at Yale College, in September, 1801; was admitted to the bar of his native State in March, 1803; removed to Burton, Geauga county, Ohio, in June, 1806, where he has continued to reside ever since, engaged in the practice of his profession, except when officially employed; was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1810, and served one term ; was elected to the Senate of Ohio in 1812, where he served two years; again elected in 1815, and during the session of 1815-16