Ellsworth, William Wolcott ; (1791-1868)
Title: A Copy-right Manual Designed for Men of Business, Authors, Scholars, and Members of the Legal Profession
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Boston Oliver Ellsworth 1862
Seller ID: 39133
48 pp. pages; Contemporary "law" sheepskin, rebacked, old red label remounted on spine (and is rubbed and worn). Edges of the boards rubbed, chip to the front blank endpaper. A sound copy of this scarce volume. OCLC: 33224108 The author, (son of the second U.S. Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth), was a Representative from Connecticut. He was born in Windsor, Conn., November 10, 1791, and was graduated from Yale College in 1810; studied law in Litchfield, Conn. and continued his legal education in Hartford in the office of his brother-in-law, the late Chief Justice Williams. Ellsworth was admitted to the bar in 1813 and the same year he married Emily, eldest daughter of Noah Webster, the great lexicographer. He was appointed professor of law at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in 1827, which position he held until his death. Ellsworth was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, to July 8, 1834, when he resigned. He served as Governor of Connecticut 1838-1842; Judge of the State Supreme Court from 1847 to 1861, when, by the constitutional provision relative to age, he retired. The author twice declined to accept a nomination to the United States Senate. He died in Hartford, Conn., January 15, 1868. The author's father, Oliver Ellsworth, was a Delegate to the Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1777-84; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1785-89; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1789-96; (received 11 electoral votes in the Presidental election, 1796). He served as Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1796-1800. Copyright was a particular interest of William Wolcott Ellsworth, dating back, at least, to his service in the U.S. Congress - during all of those years he served on the Judiciary committee and helped shape and form many of the laws he writes about here. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.
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