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Nathan Dane - Further reading

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Lawyer and statesman, born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA. A delegate to the Continental Congress in 1785, and later a commissioner to revise the statutes of Massachusetts, he published a nine-volume General Abridgement and Digest of American Law, the first comprehensive work on US law (1823–9). He arranged that the income from this work be used to establish a chair in the Harvard Law School, provided that Joseph Story was the first holder.

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