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BISHOP, Joel Prentiss, author, born in Volney, Oswego County, New York, in 1814. He has published "Commentaries on the Law of Marriage and Divorce" (1856) ; "Criminal Law" (Boston, 2 vols., 1856-'8) ; "Thoughts for the Times" (1863) ; "Secession and Slavery" (1864) ; " Commentaries on Criminal Procedure" (1866) ; "First Book of the Law" (1868)" "Directions and Forms" ; "Law of Married Women " ; "Statutory Crimes "; "On the Written Laws" ; and "Prosecution and Defence," with a general index to the author's series of criminal law works (Boston, 1885).
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