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HEARD, Franklin Fiske, jurist, born in Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 7 January, 1825. He was graduated at Harvard in 1848, studied law in the office of Chief-Justice Prentiss Mellen, and was admitted to the bar in 1850. After practising for five years in Middlesex county, he removed to Boston, and acquired a reputation as an authority on pleading. From 1861 till 1866 he was associated with George P. Sawyer in the editorship of the "Monthly Law Reporter." He revised Davis's "Criminal Justice " (Boston, 1853); prepared, with the assistance of Charles R. Train, a standard work on " Precedents of Indictments, Special Pleas, etc., Adapted to American Practice" (1855); contributed to the third edition of " Greenleaf on Evidence" the chapter on 5riminal law (1856); and published, in conjunction with Edmund H. Bennett, "A Selection of Leading Cases in Criminal Law" (1856). His other publications include " Libel and Slander" (1860): " Digest of the Massachusetts Reports," with Edmund H. Bennett (1862-'3); an edition of " Stephen on Pleading" (Philadelphia, 1867); standard works on "Criminal Pleading" (Boston, 1879), and "Civil Pleading" (1880); a reprint of the "Star Chamber Cases, with an Introduction" (1881); also an edition of " The Reporters," by John W. Wallace (1882); and the "Heard on Equity Pleading" (1882); "Curtis's Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States," edited (1882). His other works on legal subjects are " Heard on Criminal Law " (2d ed., 1882); " Acts and Resolves, General and Special, of Massachusetts" (1882-'3); "Precedents of Equity Pleadings" (1884); an American edition of "Seton on Decrees" (1884); "Precedents of Pleadings in Personal Actions in the Superior Courts of Common Law" (1886); and an edition of "Gould on Pleading" (Albany, 1887). Mr. Heard has contributed to general literature an edition of Bacon's "'Es says" (Boston, 1867); " Curiosities of the Law Reporters" (1871);" Oddities of the Law" (1881); and " Shakespeare as a Lawyer" (1883).
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