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OF THE NEW YORK BAR
THE BANKS LAW PUBLISHING CO.
These volumes are dedicated
with affection and respect
as "ever the upright statesman."
New York, December 14, 1795, and
died at Paris, France, November 8, 1858. He was appointed in 1824 a Commissioner to Revise the
Statute Laws of the State of New York. He was Attorney-General of the United States from 1833
to 1838 during the administrations of ANDREW Jackson and MARTIN VAN BUREN, and for a part of
that period he was also Secretary of War. · On more than one occasion, while he was Attorney.
General, he sustained THE TREATY-MAKING POWER OF THE UNITED STATES
of that august tribunal.