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RAYM0ND, James, lawyer, born in Connecticut in 1796; died in Westminster, Maryland, in January, 1858. He was graduated at Yale in 1818, removed to Maryland, studied law in Frederick city, and was admitted to the bar in 1835. After practising at Frederick, he removed to Westminster, Carroll County, where he resided till his death. In 1844 he was elected a member of the house of delegates, and in 1847 he was appointed state's attorney. He was a profound lawyer, and was exceptionably well read in the literature of his profession. He published " Digest of the Maryland Chancery Decision" (New York, 1839), and " Political," a book in opposition to " Know nothingism" as a phase of politics in the state of Maryland.
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