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1888 edition. Excerpt: ...meaning." 1 A letter to the editor, from
the widow of Lieut.-Col. Kimball, was published in the New York
Herald, containing the following words: --Among the papers referred
to as returned to me are my own private letters, scattered
indiscriminately among the others, and returned to me after having
been in the hands of a prostitute.... She is, I understand, under
the patronage or protection of a Mr. More, agent of the Central
railroad, who has also employed the orderly of my late husband. 1
Caldwell v. Raymond et al., z Abbotts' Practice Reports (1855),
193. The Court of Appeals, at the suit of Mr. More, held that the
language was libellous, without its being alleged in the complaint
that the woman was under his patronage or protection for an immoral
purpose.1 To constitute language libellous per se, that is,
actionable without proof of special damage, "the nature of the
charge itself must be such that the Court can legally presume he
the plaintiff has been degraded in the estimation of his
acquaintances or of the public, or has suffered some other loss
either in his property, character, or business, or in his domestic
or social relations, in consequence of the publication." Such was
the ruling of the Court in the case of James Fenimore Cooper v.
William L. Stone. This was one of a remarkable series of libel
suits brought by the irascible novelist, in consequence of
political differences, against a number of Whig editors.2 Cooper
had obtained judgment for 1 John H. More v. James Gordon Bennett,
48 N. Y. (1872), 472 (reversing 33 Howard's Practice Reports, 177,
and 48 Barbour, 229.) 2 Mr. Cooper always appeared in court as his
own counsel, and he generally disproved by his success the trite
aphorism that " a man who is his own...
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