Report of the Trial and Acquittal of Edward Shippen, Esquire, Chief Justice, and Jasper Yeates and Thomas Smith, Esquires, Assistant Justices, of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, on an Impeachment, Before the Senate of the Commonwealth, January, 1805
Charged with arbitrarily and unconstitutionally fining and imprisoning Thomas Passmore for contempt of court.
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