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1857 Excerpt: ... often accused of slowness in my decisions, but
really it was sometimes incompatible with justice to decide
quicker. Now I will tell you what happened in one case: it was a
cause where one party had sold an estate, and the purchaser had
afterwards declined completing the bargain, and the estate was
thrown back on the seller's hands; this was a suit to compel the
completion of the sale and the payment of the purchase-money. Well,
it was argued before me at great length, and extracts from various
documents were read in Court, and I was then pressed by the counsel
to deliver my judgment the following day. I refused to do this,
stating that I made it a rule to read over and consider all the
written documents brought into Court, and that, as there was an
important question to be discussed that night in the House of
Lords, I should be unable to do this before the next morning."
Again he says in the Anecdote Book, --" I thought it my
indispensable duty, as a Judge in Equity, to look into the whole
record and all the exhibits and proofs in causes, and not to
consider myself as sufficiently informed by counsel., This, I am
sure, was right, --not only because, in causes originally heard
before me, I leamt much of what was necessary, of which counsel had
not informed me, but because, upon rehearings of causes before me,
which had been originally heard by others, this my opinion was
strongly confirmed." Finally, in a letter to his hrother-in-law,
Mr. Surtees, he says, --"My habits of doing judicial business I
have formed and adhered to upon principle and conviction that they
were right; I have done much good by adhering to them--infinite
good. "As to what I hear of my doubts, from persons who, having no
doubts upon any subjects, however intricate...
|Country of origin:
Baron, John Campbell Campbell
||246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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