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EDWARDS, Charles, lawyer, born in Norwich, England, 17 March 1797: died in New York City, 30 May 1868. He was graduated at Cambridge, removed to New York, practiced law, and was for twenty-five years counsel to the British consulate in that City. He was the author of" The Juryman's Guide" (1831); "Parties to Bills and Other Pleadings " (1832); " Feathers from My Own Wings" (1833); "Receivers in Chancery" (1839'46); "Reports of Chancery Cases, First New York Circuit1831'45" (4 vols.); "History and Poetry of Fingerings" (1855);" Receivers in Equity" (1857); "Referees " (1860); "The Stamp Act of 1862" and "Pleasantries about Courts and Lawyers" (1865). His son, Pierrepont, has been for many years British vice-consul in New York.
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