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1871 Excerpt: ...who were often before him, he exercised a broad
and tender humanity that illustrated both ideal and practical
justice. Appropriate resolutions were passed, on the occasion of
his decease, by the Lowell Bar, in which his personal integrity,
professional ability and amiable manners were recognized and
applauded. Judge Crosby was born in Sandwich, New Hampshire,
February 12th,0 1798, and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1820,
in the same class with George P. Marsh, Judge Upton and Judge
Nesmith. He commenced practice as a lawyer in his native state, but
removed to Massachusetts in 1820, and practiced first at Amesbury,
and afterward at Newburyport. He was early identified with the
Anti-Slavery and other Reforms, and was one of the earliest and
most active advocates of Railroads. The passage of the famous
liquor law of 1838 brought him into the field as an advocate of
that measure, and he lectured extensively under the auspices of the
Massachusetts Temperance Union. He also edited the Temperance
Journal and various documents that were issued during that
interesting stage in the progress of the Temperance Reform. In
1843, he removed from Boston to Lowell, and was successfully
employed in carrying out the excellent scheme for augmenting the
water-power of the Merrimack River, by creating reservoirs more
than a hundred square miles in extent, near the outlets of
Winnepissawkee, Square and Newfound Lakes. Since his elevation to
our police bench, Judge Crosby has mitigated the asperities of law
with the amenities of literature. An annual volume of obituary
notices of eminent persons was projected by him; and two volumes
were issued, --one in 1856, the other in 1857, --which will be a
valuable legacy to future biographers and historians. A eulogy of
Webster, a lectur..
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