Until the appearance of Professor Greenleaf's Treatise upon Evidence, the Bar in the United States were wholly dependent upon English works for information in this department of the law. --Marvin, Legal Bibliography(1847) 347-348
About the Author
Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853) was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and began the practice of law in Portland, Maine. Serving as professor of law at Harvard University from 1833-48, he was instrumental in organizing the university's law program. His three-volume work, "A Treatise on the Law of Evidence", in considered a classic of American jurisprudence and forms the basis for his study of the Gospels.
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