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JOHNSON, Reverty (1796-1876) was a statesman and jurist from Maryland. He gained fame as a defense attorney, defending notables such as Sanford of the Dred Scott case, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter at his court-martial, and Mary Surratt, alleged conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A former Whig, he was a strong supporter of the Union war effort. At first he opposed wartime efforts to abolish slavery until 1864, and supported 13th Amendment. Group of 4 Autograph Letters Signed, 1836-1849,concerning routine legal matters from this important attorney.
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He Defended Dred Scott

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