Edmund Sewall dies (1799-1888)

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Edmund Sewall dies (1799-1888) - Tha death is announced from New York of Mr. S...
Tha death is announced from New York of Mr. S Edmund Scwall, who was long one of the most dis tinguished advocates at the American Bar. Born at Boston in 1799, he graduated at Harvard in 181f, among his contemporaries being Georgo Bancroft and Caleb Cushlng. Mr. Scwall went to the Bar, and it was in his office in 1831 that the first society for immediate emancipation was founded. His benefactions to the Liberator kept that anti - slavery journal alive in its first struggle for existence. Together with the late Mr. Loring, Mr. Bewail was counsel in the famous Med case, which led to the judicial decision that slaves brought voluntarily to Massachusetts by their owners were free. He was also instrumental in initiating legislation oa behalf of fugitive slaves. In 1868 he published a treatise on " The Legal Condition of Women in Massachusetts," which hsa passed through several editions. His liberality to all good causes was incessant, and it has been remarked that " no nobler Bostonian has died within the present century." Al though generally a Republican in politics, Mr. Scwall supported Sir. Cleveland botn m IbSi and 1668 on tne broad grounds ot reiorm

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  1. The Times,
  2. 09 Jan 1889, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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