“Judge Hepburn’s Charge,” Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, September 16, 1847, p. 2: 1.
Carlisle American Volunteer
Judge Hepburn’s Charge
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.
JUDGE HEPBURN’S CHARGE.
On our first page we present to our readers the charge of Judge HEPBURN to the Jury, in the late riot case. We do not know when we have met with anything more worthy of publication, or of a careful and attentive perusal. The subject he reviews is one of great interest, particularly to a people bordering on slave-holding States, defining their duties, and also to Southerners, defining their rights. We have never read any charge to a Jury exhibiting greater impartiality. The evidence is left without comment entirely to the Jury – but the law as applicable to the facts, is laid down in the clearest manner, and sustained by powerful and logical reasoning.