Documents in Relation to Charges Preferred by Stephen J. Field and Others, before the House of Assembly of the State of California, against Wm. R. Turner, District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District of California. Cover title: Judge Turner's Defense, with Other Documents. William R. Turner, Stephen J. Field, Alexander K. M'Clung.

Documents in Relation to Charges Preferred by Stephen J. Field and Others, before the House of Assembly of the State of California, against Wm. R. Turner, District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District of California. Cover title: Judge Turner's Defense, with Other Documents

Whitton, Towne & Co., 1856. Trade Paperback. Item #269581
ISBN: 281AIB1051920

130, [2], last leaf blank,pp. pp. 105-130: 'Eulogy on the Life and Services of Henry Clay,' by Col. Alexander K. M'Clurg. Frontis portrait of W. R. Turner. The Field-Turner feud renowned in the annals of California history. Turner a judge that had Field, an attorney, disbarred; Field ultimatley got his revenge by, on election to the California Assembly, arranging Turner's banishment, via judicial reorganization, to a remote 'region in the northern part of the state.' A considerably expanded edition over that of the first edition of 1853. Cowan, p. 647; Rocq 15661 Inscribed by Turner on front pastedown: 'Presented to Frank A. Weck by W. R. Turner'. Weck's signature on front free endpaper. Weck was a prominent resident of Humboldt County, California. A very good copy in original brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on front cover. Covers are worn with boards showing at corners. Hinges are cracked and binding is loose. Second facsimile letter, page 44, is missing. Foxing, especially pp. 51-60. Scarce with signature.

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