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Henry Baldwin
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Henry Baldwin: sir, you will be remembered asan Associate Justice of theSupreme Court of the United States from January 18, 1830, to April 21, 1844. You were elected to the United States Congress as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party in 1816, representingPennsylvania, but resigned after six years because of your declining health and failing finances. You strongly supported the election of Andrew Jackson in the election of 1828. On January 4, 1830, some six weeks after the death of Bushrod Washington, Jackson nominated you to the Supreme Court and confirmed by the United States Senate on January 6, 1830, and received his commission the same day. You were personally involved in cases deciding the issue of slavery. In the case of  Johnson v. Tompkins, 13 F. Cas. 840 (C.C.E.D. Pa. 1833), he instructed the jury that although slavery's existence "is abhorrent to all our ideas of natural right and justice," the jury must respect the legal status of slavery. You were the sole dissenter in the case United States v. The Amistad, in which Associate Justice Joseph Story delivered the Court's decision to free the 36 kidnapped African adults and children who were on board the schooner, La Amistad. In Groves v. Slaughter, 40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 449 (1841), Justice Baldwin emphatically expressed his opinion that, as a matter of constitutional law, slaves are property, not persons. You were a friend and admirer of Chief Justice John Marshall, and wrote of Marshall that "no commentator ever followed the text more faithfully, or ever made a commentary more accordant with its strict intention and language." You were at Marshall's bedside when the old Chief Justice died in 1835.In 1837, you authored a treatise titled A General View of the Origin and Nature of the Constitution and Government of the United States: Deduced from the Political History and Condition of the Colonies and States.You opposed the two prevailing schools of Constitutional interpretation: the strict constructionists and the school of liberal interpretation. Likewise, your views followed a middle course between the extremes of states' rights on the one hand, and nationalism on the other hand. remembering you after 170 years today, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014
 

- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 14, 2013
 
Rest in peace
- P.L.M.
 Added: Apr. 21, 2012
 
I light a candle for Henry Baldwin ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 18, 2012
 

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Jul. 28, 2011
 

- Sharon
 Added: Jul. 4, 2011
 

- JM
 Added: Dec. 19, 2010
 

- Stella Maris
 Added: Dec. 12, 2010
 

- mel b
 Added: May. 20, 2010
 

- barbie mcgowan
 Added: May. 20, 2010
 

- lisa greenman
 Added: Apr. 19, 2010
 

- Happy Heavenly Birthday Dearest Angel~Rhonda Sue
 Added: Jan. 14, 2010
 

- muffin
 Added: Jan. 14, 2010
 

- PrairiePhoenix
 Added: Nov. 8, 2009
 
You were visited.
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 20, 2009
 

- PaulineNozerosBabyGirl
 Added: Jun. 5, 2009
 

- C.L. Panagopulos
 Added: Jan. 25, 2009
 

- Melissa Clayton Key
 Added: Mar. 4, 2008
 
Requiem for thy soul, Oh public servant.
- Massachusetts Graveline
 Added: Aug. 19, 2007
 

- GraveGirl
 Added: May. 9, 2007
 
In memory.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 14, 2007
 
REST IN PEACE - YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
- C
 Added: Sep. 25, 2006
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Sep. 15, 2006
 

- Tom Cummings
 Added: Jul. 4, 2006
 

- PaulineNozerosBabyGirl
 Added: May. 14, 2006
 
In memory.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 21, 2006
 

- C
 Added: Feb. 5, 2006
 
Remembering you today. Rest in peace always.
- Just another taphophile
 Added: Jan. 14, 2006
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Dec. 14, 2005
 

- Leonard
 Added: Oct. 29, 2005
 
Rest in peace.
- Sharon2741
 Added: Sep. 29, 2005
 

- Leah
 Added: Sep. 7, 2005
 

- Me & Badger ♥
 Added: Aug. 24, 2005
 

- Me & Badger ♥
 Added: Aug. 24, 2005
 

- Angela
 Added: Jul. 4, 2005
 

- Angela
 Added: Jun. 18, 2005
 

- C
 Added: Jun. 7, 2005
 
God called you home 160 years ago today

R.I.P.
- Tracey Reid
 Added: Apr. 21, 2005
 
Rest in Peace.
- Doc
 Added: Apr. 21, 2005
 
May eternal blessings be yours
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Apr. 21, 2005
 

- Dr. CSP
 Added: Feb. 11, 2005
 

- Just another taphophile
 Added: Jan. 14, 2005
 
Rest In Peace Henry
- PaulineNozerosBabyGirl
 Added: Jan. 4, 2005
 

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Apr. 21, 2004
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 1, 2004
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 1, 2004
 

- Soorus
 Added: Mar. 19, 2004
 

- jkr
 Added: Feb. 18, 2004
 

- Elisa Jones
 Added: Feb. 17, 2004
 

- quebecoise
 Added: Nov. 14, 2003
 
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