Jesse Root. Nathaniel Chipman. George Caines. Ephraim Kirby. Most lawyers will not recognize these names. More familiar, perhaps, are Alexander Dallas, Henry Wheaton, and Richard Peters. In fact, all belong to the same distinguished group: compilers and reporters of America's early judicial decisions. With the publication of Volumes One and Two of the Virginia Circuit Court Opinions (hereinafter "Opinions"), Professor Hamilton Bryson bids fair to join this distinguished group.
T. S. Ellis III & Dennis I. Belcher,
Virginia Circuit Court Opinions, Harrison on Wills and Administration in Virginia and West Virginia,
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