1830] · [Washington
Consists of the article of impeachment exhibited against District Judge James H. Peck in the House of Representatives, the answer of James H. Peck, and related documents. Government document: 21st Congress, 1st Session.
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, the document proper being preceded by three blank leaves (one with extensive writing by an early hand). Ink numeral top margin of p. . Heavily foxed. Dog-eared copy. (Inventory #: 18693)