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DRESSER, Horace, lawyer, died 27 January 1877. He was graduated at Union in 1828. Mr. Dresser was one of the first lawyers who spoke in the New York courts in behalf of the Negro race, and his best energies were devoted to defending and assisting fugitive slaves. He wrote much on constitutional questions, and published "The Battle Record of the American Rebellion" (New York, 1863), and "Internal Revenue Laws as Amended to July 1866" (New York, 1866).
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