1791.016: Charge delivered by Associate Justice James Wilson.

Published: 1791

Full Title: A charge delivered by The Hon. James Wilson, Esq. one of the associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, to the grand jury, impanelled for the Circuit Court of the United States, holden for the Middle-Circuit at the capitol, in the city of Richmond, and District of Virginia, on Monday, the 23d day of May, 1791.

Author: Wilson, James (1742-98), associate justice.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Augustine Davis

Description: 30 pgs. 20 cm. (8vo)

Notes

In this address, Wilson endeavored "to lay before you [the grand jury] an enumeration of the crimes and the punishments known to our Constitution and Laws" [p. 28], making this piece a statement of his interpretation of the distinct realms of federal and state criminal law.

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