Extreme Almanacs and Transient Justices
2 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2019
Date Written: July 14, 2019
A close look at "The Perpetual Almanack; Or, Gentleman Soldier’s Prayer Book" (circa 1837-38), and Edward Waite’s "The Washington Directory, and Congressional, and Executive Register, for 1850" prompts a couple of questions - (1) what is an almanac? and (2) where do Supreme Court Justices work and live, or where did they in the mid-19th century? - and invites a couple of answers.
Keywords: Chief Justice, Justice, Catron, Daniel, Grier, Howard, McKinley, McLean, Nelson, Taney, Woodbury, Washington DC, Gadsby's, Capitol Hill, Pennsylvania Avenue
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