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INGRAHAM, Edward Duncan, lawyer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1793; died there, 4 November, 1854. He received his education at the University of Pennsylvania, studied law under Alexander J. Dallas, and was admitted to the bar in 1813. He was a member of the Free-trade convention that was held in Philadelphia in 1831. In 1834 he became secretary of a committee that was appointed by the house of representatives to investigate the affairs of the United States bank, and held this office until the committee adjourned to meet in Washington, D. C. On 27 June, 1834, he was appointed one of the general directors of the bank, serving until the expiration of its charter. He was widely known as a bibliophile and with His last office was that of commissioner under the fugitive-slave law. He published "English Ecclesiastical Reports" (7 vols. Philadelphia, 1809-'35); "A View on the Insolvent Laws of Pennsylvania" (2d ed., 1827); "Gow on Partnership," with notes (1837-'45); and Vattel's "Law of Nations" (7th American ed. from a new ed. by Joseph Chilly, 1852). He also edited a new edition of Coleman's " Broad Grins," which is now very rare, and he published for private circulation an account of the burning of the capitol in Washington by the English in 1814.
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