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School Of Law (University Of Maine Records, 1903-1968, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2017

School Of Law (University Of Maine Records, 1903-1968, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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The original College of Law (also known as School of Law) began its operations in 1898 and was located in Bangor, Maine in a building at Exchange and State streets. The building and records were destroyed during the 1911 Great Fire of Bangor. Following the fire the School relocated to a house at the corner of Second and Union streets in Bangor (now known as the Farrar building.

On May 10, 1918 the College moved to the University of Maine's Orono campus. In 1920 during World War I, the decision was made to suspend the College of Law because ...


The Maine Civil Officer, Or, The Powers And Duties Of Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, And Collectors Of Taxes; With An Appendix, Containing The Necessary Forms And An Abridgment Of The Law Relative To The Duties Of Civil Officers, Jeremiah Perley Dec 1838

The Maine Civil Officer, Or, The Powers And Duties Of Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, And Collectors Of Taxes; With An Appendix, Containing The Necessary Forms And An Abridgment Of The Law Relative To The Duties Of Civil Officers, Jeremiah Perley

Maine Bicentennial

The office of Sheriff is of the highest nature, from the importance of the trusts confided to it and the great power with which it is invested. The officer himself is supposed to possess a respectable character, corresponding to the importance of his trust and powers. All judicial processes, whether civil or criminal, must be served by him, both at their commencement and final execution; and he is the principal keeper of the peace within the county. An accurate knowledge of the laws conferring and defining these extensive powers and duties, as well as the mode prescribed for their exercise ...


The Trial Of A Lady On The Suspicion Of Theft, Who Was Confined Thirty-Three Days In The Suffolk Jail, J. R. Caldwell Dec 1829

The Trial Of A Lady On The Suspicion Of Theft, Who Was Confined Thirty-Three Days In The Suffolk Jail, J. R. Caldwell

Maine Bicentennial

An 1829 account of "an amiable, educated and virtuous girl" arrested for allegedly shoplifting a pair of kid gloves and jailed for 33 days before being brought before a judge for prosecution.


A Proclamation For A Day Of Public Humiliation And Prayer, Albion K. Parris, Amos Nichols Feb 1824

A Proclamation For A Day Of Public Humiliation And Prayer, Albion K. Parris, Amos Nichols

Maine Bicentennial

A Proclamation for a day of Public Humiliation and Prayer issued by Albion K. Parris, Governor of the State of Maine.


A Proclamation For A Day Of Public Thanksgiving And Praise, Albion K. Parris, Amos Nichols Oct 1823

A Proclamation For A Day Of Public Thanksgiving And Praise, Albion K. Parris, Amos Nichols

Maine Bicentennial

A Proclamation for a day of Public Thanksgiving and Praise issued by Albion K. Parris, Governor of the State of Maine.


Bangor Register, Vol V. No. 33., James Burton Aug 1820

Bangor Register, Vol V. No. 33., James Burton

Maine Bicentennial

The Bangor Register newspaper reporting on new state laws being adopted by the Maine Legislature following separation from Massachusetts in August 1820. The paper includes a note about treaty negotiations taking place between the Penobscot Nation and Col. Lewis as a result of statehood and the announcement of the pending, "fourth Census of the U. States." The publication contains additional news of the day including the report of a sea serpent sighted off Phillips Beach, Swampscott, Massachusetts; the accidental hanging of a child re-enacting an execution in Baltimore, Maryland; a recipe for a rhubarb tonic to treat cholera; marriage and ...


A Charge Delivered To The Grand Jury Of The Circuit Court Of The United States, At Its First Session In Portland For The Judicial District Of Maine, Joseph Story May 1820

A Charge Delivered To The Grand Jury Of The Circuit Court Of The United States, At Its First Session In Portland For The Judicial District Of Maine, Joseph Story

Maine Bicentennial

The printed transcript of Judge Joseph Story’s address to the first Grand Jury to serve Maine’s federal circuit court in Portland. Story states: “The circumstances, under which I address you at the present moment are perhaps without a parallel in the annals of the other quarters of the world. This District has just been admitted into the union as a free, sovereign and independent state, possessing in common with all the others an equality of national rights and honors, and protected by an excellent constitution framed, by its own deliberations, upon principles of justice and equity.” The address ...


The Trial Of Moses Adams, High-Sheriff Of The County Of Hancock, Before The Supreme Judicial Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, On An Indictment For The Murder Of His Wife From Minutes Taken At The Trial By John Bulfinch, John Bulfinch Dec 1814

The Trial Of Moses Adams, High-Sheriff Of The County Of Hancock, Before The Supreme Judicial Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, On An Indictment For The Murder Of His Wife From Minutes Taken At The Trial By John Bulfinch, John Bulfinch

Maine Bicentennial

Moses Adams of Ellsworth, Maine, was charged with: "not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil, on the twelfth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, with force and arms, at Ellsworth ... in and upon one Mary Adams, the wife of the said Moses Adams, in the peace of the said Commonwealth, then and there being, feloniously, willfully and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault ... with a certain deadly weapon called an axe, of the value of one ...


The Trial Of David Lynn, Prince Kein [Sic], Jabez Meiggs [Sic], Elijah Barton, Adam Pitts, Anson Meiggs [Sic], And Nathaniel Lynn. Indicted For The Murder Of Paul Chadwick, Containing A Compendious But Clear And Full Statement Of All The Evidence, Together With A Correct Abridgement Of The Pleadings Of Council, And The Charge To The Jury, As Delivered By The Court, Peter Edes Dec 1808

The Trial Of David Lynn, Prince Kein [Sic], Jabez Meiggs [Sic], Elijah Barton, Adam Pitts, Anson Meiggs [Sic], And Nathaniel Lynn. Indicted For The Murder Of Paul Chadwick, Containing A Compendious But Clear And Full Statement Of All The Evidence, Together With A Correct Abridgement Of The Pleadings Of Council, And The Charge To The Jury, As Delivered By The Court, Peter Edes

Maine Bicentennial

In 1809, Paul Chadwick was hired to survey lands held by the proprietors of the Plymouth Patent, including property that fell within the boundaries of the town of Malta, now known as Windsor, Maine. The land survey caused upset among settlers as property ownership was called into question. Vowing to defend their property, on September 8, a party of fully armed men, some disguised as Native Americans, approached Chadwick advising him to cease his activities. Chadwick declined and was shot, dying the following day.

David Lynn, Prince Kein, Jabez Meiggs, Elijah Barton, Jonas Proctor, Adam Pitts, Anson Meiggs, and Nathaniel ...