Maine Bicentennial
 

Authors

Joseph Story

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The printed transcript of Judge Joseph Story's address to the first Grand Jury to serve Maine's federal circuit court in Portland. Story states: "The circumstances, under which I address you at the present moment are perhaps without a parallel in the annals of the other quarters of the world. This District has just been admitted into the union as a free, sovereign and independent state, possessing in common with all the others an equality of national rights and honors, and protected by an excellent constitution framed, by its own deliberations, upon principles of justice and equity." The address goes on to provide contemporary definitions of the crimes of piracy, murder, and slavery.

Publication Date

5-8-1820

Publisher

Circuit Court of the United States

City

Portland, ME

Keywords

Jury instructions, United States Law

Disciplines

Courts | Criminal Law | United States History

A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury of the Circuit Court of the United States, at its First Session in Portland for the Judicial District of Maine

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