ADDRESSES AT THE UNVEILING AND PRESENTATION to the State of the Statue of Thomas Ruffin by the North Carolina Bar Association.

Raleigh, (NC): Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., 1915. First edition. 8vo. 25, (1) pp. Frontispiece of the statue. Cover title: "Thomas Ruffin / 1787-1870." Ruffin, a native of Virginia, graduated from Princeton before studying law in North Carolina under Archibald Murphey, commencing his practice in Hillsborough where he was elected to several terms in the legislature, before joining the state Supreme Court in 1829; he served as the court's chief justice, 1833-1852, earning a national reputation for his incisive opinions. The major biographical sketch here was delivered by another N.C. Supreme Court justice, Walter Clark. Thornton 9569. Very good. Original printed gray wrappers. (10241). Item #63826

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