1830] · [Washington
Defending himself against misdemeanor charges raised against him by Luke E. Lawless. Government document: 21st Congress, 1st Session. Rep. No. 359. Ho. of Reps.
Peck was charged with exceeding his contempt powers by imprisoning and causing the suspension of a lawyer who had written an article critical of the judge. Senate failed to convict on a vote of 21 to 22. Removed from a nonce volume; one stitch hole in inner margin, not touching text..Ink numeral and signature (partly cropped out) at top margin of p. . Light spotting, ink notation at bottom margin of p. 53. (Inventory #: 15374)