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===by John March===
 
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<blockquote> In 1642 March rose to prominence when he published a defence of the Long Parliament's militia ordinance entitled An argument or, debate in law: of the great question concerning the militia; as it is now settled by ordinance of both the houses of parliament. In this tract March argued that, although power to proclaim war and peace and hence control over the militia ordinarily lay with the king, in time of ‘imminent danger’ to the kingdom and ‘extream necessity’ the two houses of parliament could lawfully put the militia in a posture of defence without the king's authority (J. March, Argument, 1642, 5–7). This tract has sometimes been attributed to John Milton although Thomason's copy is clearly marked ‘J. Marsh’. In March 1644 he was in the employ of the committee of both kingdoms at Darby House and in 1647 he published Actions for slaunder, or, A methodicall collection under certain grounds and heads, of what words are actionable in the law, and what not? A second, augmented, edition of this work appeared the following year along with a set of printed reports entitled Reports, or new cases; with divers resolutions and judgements given upon solemn arguments, and with great deliberation. <ref> D. A. Orr, ‘March, John (1611/12?–1657)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/18030, accessed 27 June 2013] </ref> </blockquote>
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}}[[Wikipedia: John March (barrister)|John March]] (1611/12? &ndash; 1657) is "probably the 'John Marche, St. Andrew Holborn London' who entered [[wikipedia:Barnard's Inn|Barnard's Inn]]" in 1635, then [[wikipedia:Gray's Inn|Gray's Inn]] in 1636. He was called to the bar in 1641.<ref>D. A. Orr, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/18030 March, John (1611/12?–1657)]" in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'', accessed June 27, 2013.</ref> March published a defense of the [[wikipedia:Long Parliament|Long Parliament's]] militia ordinance, ''An Argument or, Debate in Law: of the Great Question Concerning the Militia; as it is Now Settled by Ordinance of Both the Houses of Parliament'' in 1642, and quickly rose to prominence.<ref>Ibid.</ref> He followed this work with other publications, including the 1651 work for which he is best known, ''Amicus Republicae, the Commonwealth's Friend, or, An Exact and Speedie Course to Justice and Right, and for Preventing and Determining of Tedious Law-Suits'' in which he "held that although the core of the common law remained pure, over the centuries both procedural and substantive corruptions of it had crept into the administration of justice. He likened the common law to a tree that would grow better for 'pruning, and cutting off of its exuberant and unnecessary branches.'"<ref>Ibid.</ref>
  
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Another of March's publications was a 1648 compilation of [[wikipedia:Court of King's Bench (England)|King's Bench]] reports, ''Reports, or New Cases: with Divers Resolutions and Judgements Given upon Solemn Arguments, and with Great Deliberation''. The reports earned March the faint praise of being "a mean reporter, but not to be rejected."<ref>John William Wallace, ''The Reporters, Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks'', 4th ed. (Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1882), 274.</ref>
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'''Title:'''  Reports, or New Cases: with Divers Resolutions and Judgements Given upon Solemn Arguments, and with Great Deliberation. And the Reasons and Causes of the Said Resolutions and Judgments
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==Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library==
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Mentioned by [[George Wythe]] in his decision for [[Turpin v. Turpin]], "Chief justice Holt, in his argument, on that occasion, mentions two cases, one in Goldesborough 93, and the other in March 137 ..."<ref>George Wythe, ''Decision of Cases in Virginia by the High Court of Chancery: with Remarks upon Decrees by the Court of Appeals, Reversing Some of Those Decisions'' (Richmond: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1795), 25.</ref> The [https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433 Brown Bibliography]<ref>Bennie Brown "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.</ref> suggests either the first edition of this title or ''Some New Cases in the Time of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Queen Mary'' published in 1586 and edited by John March. The Wolf Law Library chose to purchase a copy of March's ''Reports or, New Cases''.
  
'''Publication Info:''' London: Printed by M.F. for W. Lee, M. Walbanke, D. Pakeman, and G. Beadel, 1648.  
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==Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy==
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Bound in contemporary calf, rebacked in period style with red morocco label ruled in gilt. Boards decorated with blind rules. Includes prior owner signature on title page.
  
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Images of the library's copy of this book are [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolflawlibrary/sets/72157637448350123/ available on Flickr.] View the record for this book in [https://wm.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01COWM_INST/g9pr7p/alma991025991479703196 William & Mary's online catalog.]
  
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*[http://lawlibrary.wm.edu/wythepedia/library/MarchReportsOrNewCases1648.pdf ''Reports, or New Cases''] (11MB PDF)
  
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==See also==
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*[[George Wythe Room]]
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*[[Wythe's Library]]
  
View this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/3739396 William & Mary's online catalog.]
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Latest revision as of 08:55, 1 November 2021

by John March

Reports, or New Cases
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Title page from Reports, or New Cases, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author John March
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Published London: Printed by M.F. for W. Lee, M. Walbanke, D. Pakeman, and G. Beadel
Date 1648
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John March (1611/12? – 1657) is "probably the 'John Marche, St. Andrew Holborn London' who entered Barnard's Inn" in 1635, then Gray's Inn in 1636. He was called to the bar in 1641.[1] March published a defense of the Long Parliament's militia ordinance, An Argument or, Debate in Law: of the Great Question Concerning the Militia; as it is Now Settled by Ordinance of Both the Houses of Parliament in 1642, and quickly rose to prominence.[2] He followed this work with other publications, including the 1651 work for which he is best known, Amicus Republicae, the Commonwealth's Friend, or, An Exact and Speedie Course to Justice and Right, and for Preventing and Determining of Tedious Law-Suits in which he "held that although the core of the common law remained pure, over the centuries both procedural and substantive corruptions of it had crept into the administration of justice. He likened the common law to a tree that would grow better for 'pruning, and cutting off of its exuberant and unnecessary branches.'"[3]

Another of March's publications was a 1648 compilation of King's Bench reports, Reports, or New Cases: with Divers Resolutions and Judgements Given upon Solemn Arguments, and with Great Deliberation. The reports earned March the faint praise of being "a mean reporter, but not to be rejected."[4]

Headpiece, first page of text.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Mentioned by George Wythe in his decision for Turpin v. Turpin, "Chief justice Holt, in his argument, on that occasion, mentions two cases, one in Goldesborough 93, and the other in March 137 ..."[5] The Brown Bibliography[6] suggests either the first edition of this title or Some New Cases in the Time of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Queen Mary published in 1586 and edited by John March. The Wolf Law Library chose to purchase a copy of March's Reports or, New Cases.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary calf, rebacked in period style with red morocco label ruled in gilt. Boards decorated with blind rules. Includes prior owner signature on title page.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

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See also

References

  1. D. A. Orr, "March, John (1611/12?–1657)" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, accessed June 27, 2013.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. John William Wallace, The Reporters, Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks, 4th ed. (Boston: Soule and Bugbee, 1882), 274.
  5. George Wythe, Decision of Cases in Virginia by the High Court of Chancery: with Remarks upon Decrees by the Court of Appeals, Reversing Some of Those Decisions (Richmond: Printed by Thomas Nicolson, 1795), 25.
  6. Bennie Brown "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433.