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COUNSELLOR AT LAW, AND REPORTER OF THE DECISIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE UNITED STATES.
CONTAINING, IN AN APPENDIX, A LIST OF ALL TIIE CASES DECIDED IN TIIAT COURT
FROM THE EARLIEST REPOBTS TO THE PRESENT TIME.
ENTERED according to act of Congress, in the year 1843, by T. & J. W. JOHNSON in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
NEW YORK, N. Y.
APPOINTMENT OF REPORTER.
In pursuance of the act of Congress approved August 26th, 1842, the court proceed to appoint a Reporter, and order that BENJAMIN C. HOWARD be and he is hereby appointed Reporter, in the Supreme Court of the United States.
January 27th, 1843.
BENJAMIN C. HOWARD, Esquire, being appointed Reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States under the act of Congress of 26th of August, 1842, took in open court the following oath of office: "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties of my said office, according to the best of my abilities and understanding, and that I will support the Constitution of the United States; so help me God:” and thereupon entered upon the discharge of his duties.
February 1st, 1843.
FROM THE REPORTER TO HIS PROFESSIONAL BRETHREN
AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY.
Some of the longest cases which were argued at the late term, having been ordered to be re-argued at the next, or held under a curia advisare vult, the size of the present volume would be reduced if it contained only the cases decided. The Reporter takes advantage of the favourable opportunity, to insert two articles which he believes will be acceptable to the profession. One is, a publication of the entire Rules of Court, Common Law and Chancery, the latter of which were adopted at January term 1842, subject to such revision as might be made at the late term. They are now published as having undergone that revision, and it will be a convenience to the Bar to have the whole rules together. The other article is a list of all the cases which have been decided by the Supreme Court since its origin, with a reference to the volume in which they are to be found.
The Reporter avails himself of this opportunity to tender his professional services, in arguing causes before the Supreme Court. Cases are often brought up from distant courts; and from the uncertainty of the time at which they may be called, as well as the small amount in controversy, it is inconvenient or impossible for the counsel who argued them below to follow them. The daily presence of the Reporter in court will ensure his attention to any cases that may be confided to him.