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Guide to the Lincoln Collection. William E. Barton Collection of Books from the Lincoln and Herndon Law Library 1827-1866

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Lincoln Collection. William E. Barton Collection of Books from the Lincoln and Herndon Law Library

Dates:

1827-1866

Size:

70 volumes

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Lincoln-Herndon Law Library contains a number of law books that were owned by William H. Herndon during his legal practice in Springfield, Illinois. Some of the books in the collection also date from the period when Herndon was a law partner of Abraham Lincoln. The collection consists of legal texts as well as some U.S. government publications.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Lincoln Collection. William E. Barton Collection of Books from the Lincoln and Herndon Law Library

Biographical Note

The Rev. William Eleazar Barton (1861-1930) was one of the early twentieth century's most prominent writers and lecturers on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Born in Sublette, Illinois, in the same year Lincoln assumed the presidency, Barton grew up in an environment heavily influenced by reverence for Lincoln. After pursuing undergraduate studies at Berea College in Kentucky, Barton earned his divinity degree from the Oberlin Theological Seminary in 1890. He served parishes in Tennessee, Ohio, and Massachusetts before becoming the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Oak Park, Illinois, a position he held until his retirement in 1924. Four years later, Barton accepted an appointment as lecturer at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, where he also organized and served as pastor of the Collegeside Congregational Church.

Barton's work as a writer produced a number of denominational manuals for church organization and a series of books presenting the wisdom and parables of a character he named Safed the Sage. For the last ten years of his life, however, Barton was best known to the public as a prolific author and lecturer on Abraham Lincoln. His publications about Lincoln included The Soul of Abraham Lincoln (1920), The Paternity of Abraham Lincoln (1920), The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1925), The Great and Good Man (1927), The Women Lincoln Loved (1927), and The Lincoln of the Biographers (1930).

In the course of compiling material for his writings and talks, Barton visited Lincoln sites in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois; interviewed surviving Lincoln relatives and acquaintances; and traveled as far as California and England to collect information and conduct genealogical research on the ancestry of the Lincoln family. While acquiring a large collection of books, periodicals, pamphlets, manuscripts, and ephemera related to Lincoln and the Civil War era, Barton also purchased privately or at auction historical materials amassed by other Lincoln collectors such as John E. Burton and Osborn H. Oldroyd.

Scope Note

In 1926, William E. Barton purchased the available volumes of the Lincoln-Herndon law office library in the hope that they would form a single, important collection of historical interest. Neither Abraham Lincoln nor William H. Herndon had been concerned with accumulating a library. When Lincoln left Springfield, IL for Washington, D.C. to assume the presidency, his law books remained in the office with his partner William H. Herndon. Herndon, in turn, when closing the practice, left behind these books as well as a large number of other volumes, papers, pamphlets and miscellaneous material. His successor, Major Alfred Orendorff, recognized their historical value and kept them as a collection. At the time of Orendorff’s death, approximately 100 of these books remained in the hands of his family. These were purchased en bloc by Barker’s Art Store of Springfield, IL.

Barton became concerned about the collection when he saw books belonging to the partnership appearing in various Lincoln collections. Immediately prior to his purchase, for example, the Pennsylvania State Historical Society had acquired about 25 volumes from Barker’s. Barton contacted Duncan McDonald, Barker’s proprietor, and discovered that 70 volumes from the Orendorff sale still remained.

Of these 70, eight were claimed to have been Lincoln’s own law books before the formation of the partnership and bore the inscription: “A. Lincoln to W.H. Herndon” in Herndon’s hand on the verso of the front cover. Another 52 volumes were law books from the partnership and most bore Herndon’s signature. A final group of ten books was sold to Barton as “miscellaneous volumes.” These included a group of U.S. government publications and a few non-legal, non-governmental books.

After the purchase of Barton’s collection of Lincolniana by the University of Chicago, this core group of 70 volumes was augmented by the inclusion of several other non-law books. The majority are of uncertain provenance, though several do bear Herndon’s signature. One, a volume of Worcester’s History, Ancient and Modern has the inscription: “Lincoln & Herndon, Springfield, Ill” in what is alleged to be Lincoln’s own hand and was purchased by Barton in 1919 from the collection of John E. Burton.

The books which were not part of the original Barton purchase of 1926, have been separated from this collection and are part of the Lincoln Rare Book collection. These books are:

Carey, H. C. The Past, the Present, and the Future. (Philadelphia:

Carey and Hart, 1848). 474 p. (Signed by Herndon)

Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron. Zanoni. (New York: Harper & Bros., 1842).

xiv, 11-218 p. vol. 1.

Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron. Zanoni. (New York: Harper & Bros., 1842).

192 p. vol. 2.

Newman, Francis William. Phases of Faith: or, Passages from the History of my Creed. 3rd ed. (London: John Chapman, 1853). viii, 48 p. (imperfect copy: p. 49 to end lacking, signed by Herndon)

Worcester, J.E. Elements of History, Ancient and Modern: with a Chart and Tables of History, Included within the Volume. (Boston: Hilliard, Gray & Co., 1836). xii, 403 p. (“Lincoln & Herndon” on inside cover allegedly in Lincoln’s hand)

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Adams, John. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the Action of Ejectment, and the Resulting Action for Mesne Profits.... With notes of the decisions by John L. Tillinghast. (Albany, NY: W.A. Gould & Co., 1846). lxxii, 620 p. (Signed by Herndon)

Bowyer, George. Commentaries on Universal Public Law. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1854). x, 11-338 p. (Signed by Herndon and Orendorff)

Carlyle, Thomas. History of Friedrich the Second, called Fredrick the Great. (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1858). vol. 2. viii, 556 p. (Signed by Herndon)

Davis, Andrew Jackson. The Great Harmonia, Concerning the Seven Mental States. (Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co., New York: J.S. Redfield; Fowlers and Wells, 1852). vol. 3. 401 p. (Signed by Herndon)

Gordon, Thomas F. A Digest of the Laws of the United States, including the Treaties with Foreign Powers, and an Abstract of the Judicial Decisions relating to the Constitutional and Statutory Law. 3rd ed. (Philadelphia: printed for the author, by I. Ashmead & Co., 1844). xx, 998 p. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. A General Digest of the Principal Matters contained in the Exchequer Reports, from 1825 to 1854 inclusive. Asa I. Fish, ed., (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). viii, 872 p. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, at Law, in Equity, and in Error, from Hilary Term, 5 & 6 Geo. IV., to Michaelmas Term, 6 Geo. IV both inclusive [1824-1825]. By Thomas M’Cleland and Edward Younge...with a Table of the Cases: and References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, ed. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1853). x, 643 p. vol. 1. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, at Law, in Equity, and in Error, from Michaelmas Term, 7 Geo. IV, to Trinity Term, 8 Geo. IV both inclusive [1826-1827]. By Edward Younge, and John Jervis...with Tables of the Cases and References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clarke Hare and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1852). x, 602 p. vol. 1. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, at Law, in Equity, and in Error, from Michaelmas Term, 8 Geo. IV, Michaelmas Term, 9 Geo. IV both inclusive [1827-1828]. By Edward Younge, and John Jervis...with Tables of the Cases and References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1853). x, 641 p. vol. 2. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, at Law, in Equity, and in Error, from Hilary Term, 9 & 10 Geo. IV, to Hilary Term, 10 & 11 Geo. IV, both inclusive [1828-1830]. By Edward Younge, and John Jervis...with Tables of the Cases, and References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1853). x, 594 p. vol. 3. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Easter Term, 11 Geo. IV., to Trinity Term, 1 Will. IV, both inclusive [1830-1831]. By Charles Crompton, and John Jervis...with a Table of the Cases: and References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1852. x, 618 p. vol. 1. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Michaelmas Term, 2 Will. IV, to Trinity Term, 2 Will. IV, both inclusive [1831-1832]. By Charles Crompton, and John Jervis...with a Table of the Cases: and References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1856). x, 705 p. vol. 2. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Michaelmas Term, 4 Will. IV., to Trinity Term, 4 Will. IV., both inclusive [1832-1834]. By Charles Crompton, and R. Meeson...With a Table of the Cases: and References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1856). x, 781 p. vol. 2. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Trinity Term, 4 Will. IV., to Hilary Term, V Will. IV., both inclusive [1834-1835]. By Charles Crompton, R. Meeson, and H. Roscoe...With a Table of the Cases: and References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1854). x, 962 p. vol. 1. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Easter Term, V Will. IV., to Michaelmas Term, 6 Will. IV., both inclusive [1835]. By Charles Crompton, R. Meeson, and H. Roscoe...With a Table of the Cases: and References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1854). x, 782 p. vol. 2 . (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Hilary Term, 6 Will. IV., to Trinity Term, 6 Will. IV., both inclusive, [1836]. With Tables of the Cases and Principal Matters. By R. Meeson, and W.N. Welsby...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). viii, 788 p. vol. 1. (Herndon’s initials back cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Michaelmas Term, 6 Will. IV., to Trinity Term, 7 Will. IV., both inclusive [1836-1837]. With Tables of the Cases and Principal Matters. By R. Meeson, and W.N. Welsby...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). x, 942 p. vol. 2. (Herndon’s initials back cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Easter Term, 2 Vict., to Michaelmas Term, 3 Vict., both inclusive [1839]. With Tables of the Cases and Principal Matters. By R. Meeson, and W.N. Welsby...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). viii, 724 p. vol. 5. (Herndon’s initials back cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Michaelmas Term 5 Vict., to Easter Term 5 Vict., both inclusive [1841-1842]. With Tables of the Cases and Principal Matters. By R. Meeson, and W.N. Welsby...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). viii, 869 p. vol. 9. (Herndon’s initials back cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Trinity Term, 5 Vict., to Michaelmas Vacation, 6 Vict., both inclusive [1842]. With Tables of the Cases and Principal Matters. By R. Meeson, and W.N. Welsby...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). viii, 819 p. vol. 10. (Herndon’s initials back cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber, from Michaelmas Term, 10 Vict., to Easter Term, 10 Vict., both inclusive [1846-1847]. By R. Meeson, esq. and W.N. Welsby...With a Table of the Cases: and References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). viii, 910 p. vol. 16. (Herndon’s initials front cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 3. Michaelmas Term, 12 Vict. to Easter Vacation, 12 Vict., both inclusive [1848-1849]. By W.N Welsby, E.T. Hurlstone, and J. Gordon...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1854). x, 900 p. (Herndon’s initials front cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 4. Trinity Term, 12 Vict. to Hilary Term 13 Vict., both inclusive [1849-1850]. By W.N Welsby, E.T. Hurlstone, and J. Gordon...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1854). x, 929 p. (Herndon’s initials front cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 5. Hilary Vacation, 13 Vict. to Michaelmas Vacation, 14 Vict., both inclusive [1850]. By W.N Welsby, E.T. Hurlstone, and J. Gordon...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1854). x, 1014 p. (Herndon’s initials front cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 6. Hilary Term, 14 Vict., to Trinity Vacation 15 Vict. both inclusive [1851]. By W.N Welsby, E.T. Hurlstone, and J. Gordon...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, and H.B. Wallace, eds. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). x, 971 p. (Herndon’s initials front cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 7. Michaelmas Term, 15 Vict., to Trinity Term, 15 Vict. both inclusive [1851-1852]. By W.N Welsby, E.T. Hurlstone, and J. Gordon...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, ed. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). x, 970 p. (Herndon’s initials front cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 9. Trinity Vacation, 17 Vict. to Easter Term, 17 Vict. both inclusive [1853-1854]. By W.N Welsby, E.T. Hurlstone, and J. Gordon...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, ed. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). x, 796 p. (Herndon’s initials front cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 10. Trinity Term, 17 Vict., to Hilary Vacation 18 Vict., both inclusive [1854-1855]. By E.T. Hurlstone, and J. Gordon...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, ed. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1855). x, 962 p. (Herndon’s initials front cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 11. Easter Term, 18 Vict., to Hilary Vacation 19 Vict., both inclusive [1855-1856]. By E.T. Hurlstone, and J. Gordon...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, ed. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1857). x, 913 p. (Herndon’s initials front cover)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 1. Easter Term, 19 Vict., to Hilary Vacation, 20 Vict., both inclusive [1856-1857]. By E.T. Hurlstone, and J.P. Norman...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, ed. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1857). viii, 984 p. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 2. Easter Term, 20 Vict., to Hilary Term, 21 Vict., both inclusive [1857-1858]. By E.T. Hurlstone, and J.P. Norman...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. J.I. Clark Hare, ed. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1860). x, 911. (Signed by Herndon)

Great Britain, Court of Exchequer. The Exchequer Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Exchequer Chamber. Vol. 4. Hilary Term, 22 Vict., to Trinity Vacation, 23 Vict., both inclusive [1859]. By E.T. Hurlstone, and J.P. Norman...With References to Decisions in the American Courts. Henry Wharton, ed. (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1860). x, 904. (Signed by Herndon)

Massachusetts. The Revised Statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, passed November 4, 1835.... (Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, State Printers, 1836). xvi, 1007 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases, Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New York. Vol. 1. By Samuel M. Hopkins. (New York: Oliver Halsted, 1827). xvi, 616 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 1. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1839). xii, 13-685 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 2. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1839). viii, 9-682 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 3. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1840). viii, 9-696 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 4. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1841). viii, 9-695 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 5. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1842). viii, 9-694 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 6. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1844). viii, 9-704 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 7. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1849). viii, 9-710 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 8. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1852). viii, 9-704 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 9. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1843). viii, 9-718 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 10. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1845). viii, 9-711 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Alonzo C. Paige...Vol. 11. (New York: Gould, Banks & Co., 1848). viii, 9-731 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Oliver L. Barbour...Vol. 1. (New York: Banks, Gould & Co.; Albany, NY: Gould, Banks & Gould, 1847). viii, 9-707 p. (Signed by Herndon)

New York (State), Court of Chancery. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New-York. By Oliver L. Barbour...Vol. 3. (New York: Banks, Gould & Co.; Albany, NY: Gould, Banks & Gould, 1849). viii, 9-702 p. (Signed by Herndon)

Peters, Richard. A Full and Arranged Digest of the Decisions in Common Law, Equity, and Admiralty, of the Courts of the United States, from the Organization of the Government in 1789 to 1847, in the Supreme, Circuit, District and Admiralty Courts.... (Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1848). vol. 1. xxviii, 29-819 p. (Signed by Herndon)

Peters, Richard. A Full and Arranged Digest of the Decisions in Common Law, Equity, and Admiralty, of the Courts of the United States, from the Organization of the Government in 1789 to 1847, in the Supreme, Circuit, District and Admiralty Courts.... (Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1848). vol. 2. 779 p. (Signed by Herndon)

Smith, John William. A Selection of Leading Cases, on Various Branches of the Law: with Notes.... (Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1852). vol. 2. xvi, 17-627 p. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Reconstruction. Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, at the First Session, Thirty-Ninth Congress. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1866). xxiv, 802 p. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Congress, House, Select Committee to Investigate the Conduct of the President. The Covode Investigation. (Report. 36th Congress, 1st Session. House of Representatives. Rept. 648). (Washington, DC, 1860). 838 p. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Congress. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845.... Richard Peters, ed. (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848). cxxii, 755 p. vol. 1. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Congress. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845.... Richard Peters, ed. (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848). xxxviii, 3-831 p. vol. 2. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Congress. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845.... Richard Peters, ed. (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848). xl, 798 p. vol. 3. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Congress. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845.... Richard Peters, ed. (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848). xlviii, 820 p. vol. 4. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Congress. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845.... Richard Peters, ed. (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848). xxxvi, 859 p. vol. 5. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Congress. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845.... Richard Peters, ed. (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848). c, 1012 p. vol. 6. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Congress. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845.... Richard Peters, ed. (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848). viii, 612 p. vol. 7. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Congress. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845.... Richard Peters, ed. (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848). xii, 826 p. vol. 8. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Patent Office. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents, for the Year

1847, Ex. Doc. No. 54. House of Representatives. (Washington, DC: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848). 661 p. 8 plates. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Patent Office. Report of the Commissioner of Patents for the Year 1853. 33d Congress, 1st Session. Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 27. pt. 1, "Arts and Manufactures". (Washington, DC: Beverley Tucker, Printer to the Senate, 1854). 510 p. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. President, 1853-1857 (Pierce). Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the Third session of the Thirty-Fourth Congress...34th Congress, 3d Session.Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 5. pt. 3, "Illustrations Belonging to Reports Accompanying the Message." (Washington, DC: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, 1856). (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. President, 1857-1861 (Buchanan). Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-Fifth Congress. 35th Congress, 2d Session. Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 1. (Washington, DC: Wm.A. Harris, Printer, 1858). 406 p. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. Treasury Dept. Report of the Secretary of the Tresury on the State of the Finances, for the Year Ending June 30, 1858. 35th Congress, 2d Session. Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 2. (Washington, DC: William A. Harris, Printer, 1858). 493 p. (Signed by Herndon)

U.S. War Dept. Message of the President of the United States, and Accompanying Documents, to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the First Session of the Thirty-Eighth Congress. 38th Congress, 1st Session. House of Representatives. Ex. Doc. No. 1. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1863). 510 p. (Signed by Herndon)

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