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1786-09, Varnum, Case Trevett against Weeden, 1787
1787 Pamphlet regarding the Case of Trevett v. Weeden (1786), a Rhode Island Supreme Court decision, and its aftermath, authored by James M. Varnum.
The court found that state legislation regarding paper currency violated the state constitution because violators who refused to use paper money were
not allowed trial by jury. Of note, the decision set precedent for Marbury v. Madison regarding judicial review. (Digitized from a microfilm copy
of title originally held by the Rhode Island Historical Society Library).
Title:   The case, Trevett against Weeden : on information and complaint, for refusing paper bills in payment for butcher's meat, in market, at par with specie. Tried before the Honourable Superior Court, in the county of Newport, September term, 1786. : Also, the case of the judges of said court, before the Honourable General Assembly, at Providence, October session, 1786, on citation, for dismissing said complaint. : Wherein the rights of the people to trial by jury, &c. are stated and maintained, and the legislative, judiciary and executive powers of government examined and defined. / by James M. Varnum, Esq ; major-general of the state of Rhode-Island, &c. counsellor at law, and member of Congress for said state.
OCLC Number:   62840036
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