(Cooley, Thomas M.): Res Gestae : Annual Publication of the Department of Law University of Michigan


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The book contains the text of an address by Judge Thomas M. Cooley entitled “The Webster-Hayne Debate”, and included here are three complete and two partial pages of Cooley’s original handwritten manuscript for the speech; a small pencil note on one page reads “The foregoing is in the handwriting of Judge Thomas M. Cooley. He handed it to me when I was taking dictation from him at his home in Ann Arbor, for his ‘The Webster-Hayne Debate’ in the Res Gestae (U. of M. ’95). He later revised the transcript before it was printed. I considered it a great honor to be assigned to this work. A.E.D.”. “A.E.D.” is A. E. Dunning, who has inscribed the book on the reverse of the front free endpaper. The book also includes an article on the unveiling of a bust of Cooley, with a photo of the bust. The three complete pages are in very good condition, with just minor yellowing from age and staple and paper clip marks; the book is in good condition, with some wear and soiling to the binding, a 1″ tear in the cloth on the rear board, slightly bumped corners, hinges just starting to crack, and minor soiling to some pages