November 5, 1850 · Cambridge Mass.
In full, ""The Committee for visiting the - Law School - of which you are a member will meet in the Library in Dane Hall on Wednesday the 20th of Nov. at 12 o'clock precisely. You are respectfully invited to attend. The Committee will dine at 2 o'clock, in Harvard Hall at the Brattle House…"" Jared Sparks served as President of Harvard from 1849-1853. Peleg Whitman Chandler (1816-1889) was admitted to the bar in 1837. In addition to a successful law practice, he contributed to the legal profession through his writings. He was a reporter for the Daily Advertiser, covering cases in higher courts. He founded the Law Reporter, the first successful legal magazine in the United States. He published the popular, two-volume American Criminal Trials in the United State and London. Chandler served on the Boston Common Council (1843-1845) and as Boston’s City Solicitor (1846-1853). He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1844-1846, 1862-1863) and served as U.S. Commissioner of Bankruptcy. In 1850, Chandler was a member of the Governor’s Council." (Inventory #: 60753)