Account of Hearing, 4 January 1843 [Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault]
Account of Hearing, , Sangamon Co., IL, 4 Jan. 1843, Extradition of JS for Accessory to Assault (United States Circuit Court for the District of IL 1843); in JS, Journal, 1842–1844, Book 1, pp. 50–73; handwriting of ; JS Collection, CHL.
— I am much at a loss how I got into this case as prosecuti[n]g attorney. I dont. know.— <why th[e]> district attorny— admitted.—— <should bring this case in this court. which I contend has> no Jurisdiction <except of common Law.—> of common Law Jurisdiction— 2d condensed report— p 37 page— Ballman— Courts of have no authoritey where there is no Law. evident on the face of the [p. 52]
Ex Parte Bollman and Ex Parte Swartwout, 2 Peters Condensed 37 (1807).
Peters Condensed / Peters, Richard, ed. Condensed Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, Containing the Whole Series of the Decisions of the Court from Its Organization to the Commencement of Peter’s Reports at January Term 1827. With Copious Notes of Parallel Cases in the Supreme and Circuit Courts of the United States. 6 vols. Philadelphia: John Grigg, 1830–1831; Desilver, Jr., and Thomas, 1833–1834.