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Richard Bassett


Richard Bassett was a distinguished patriot of the Revolution. He was elected governor of Delaware, was a member of the old Continental Congress, one of the framers of the present constitution, and then a member of the senate of the United States. In 1801, Mr. Bassett was placed upon the bench of the federal judiciary. But the repeal of the act constituting the courts was effected under Jefferson, and Judge Bassett was deprived of his office, (1802.) He died in 1815. Mr. Bassett was a man of energy, talent, and learning.

Source: Marshall, James V.. The United States Manual of Biography and History. Philadelphia: James B. Smith & Co., 1856. Page 179. (Some minor spelling changes may have been made.)


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